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Journal of Global Mobility

Journal of Global Mobility

The Home of Expatriate Management Research

ISSN: 2049-8799

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Emerging Sources
Citation Index

CiteScore 2018: 1.93
CiteScoreTracker 2019: 0.78 (Updated Monthly)

Icon: Submit your paper.Launched in 2013, JGM publishes issues quarterly in March, June, September and December.

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Testimonials of the JGM author experience

"We are grateful for the encouragement and suggestions of all the review team throughout this process. Their comments made a significant difference on the final manuscript. All in all, this was one of the most insightful review processes that a paper of mine has gone through."

-Dr Saba Colakoglu, Lecturer, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (2018)

“We found the JGM review process to be genuinely helpful. We thank you and the reviewers for making our paper a much improved one over the initial submission!”
-Ibraiz Tarique. Professor of Human Resources and Talent Management. Director of Global HRM Programs.
Lubin School of Business, Pace University, New York City, USA (2018)
-Randall Schuler. Distinguished Professor of Strategic and International HRM, SMLR, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA (2018)

"The professionalism and the efficiency of the Editor-in-Chief Jan Selmer and the Associate Editor, who handled our manuscript was impressive. Not only did my co-author and I receive insightful and developmental feedback from carefully selected reviewers to strengthen our manuscript, but we also received regular updates on the progression of our submission through the system. It was a really good experience from initial acceptance to final acceptance."  

- Snejina Michailova, PhD, Professor of International Business, The University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand (2017).

"Thank you so much for your help and support. I have seen significant improvements in the final version of the article from the first submission thanks to you and your team. I'm extremely happy about the outcomes." 

– Dr. Kate-yue Zhang, Assistant Professor of International Business, The American University of Paris (2017)

"It was my very first contact with your journal, and I was impressed seeing how efficient editorial processes you implemented. I was also impressed how helpful and disciplined reviewers of JGM are – something to be much appreciated by the submitting authors."

Dr. Michal K. Lemanski, Assistant Professor of International Business, Nottingham University Business School China (2016)

"I compared the first version of my paper with the last one. It has definitely so much improved. Without the help of your reviews, I hadn't achieved this improvement. You told me once your reviewers are the best and would help me to make the paper better. And yes, you were most definitely right: They are the best."

– Dr. Christian Linder,University of Bamberg (2015).

"The editorial team at the Journal of Global Mobility is truly first-rate. They provided my co-authors and me with an extremely thoughtful and detailed review of our submission. We were tremendously impressed by the quality of their analysis and commentary, and the fact that it was delivered in a mere thirty days. It has been humbling to see the collaborative blind review process work so well."

– Jason Ryan, PhD, Associate Professor of Marketing, California State University (2013).

Editorial objectives

Research on expatriates and global mobility

JGM provides an outlet for research on expatriate management and other topics of global mobility. JGM caters to a community of scholars and practitioners interested in theoretical and empirical perspectives of physical global mobility as well as antecedents, correlates and consequences of activities and phenomena associated with global mobility.

New domains or new insights from re-examination

JGM is especially interested in exploring new domains of global mobility or new insights gained from re-examining established topics. While preferring empirical contributions, achieved with quantitative or qualitative methodology, or a mix of them, rigorous theoretical developments as well as focused but comprehensive literature reviews are also welcome.

One month turnaround policy for first submission

JGM aims to provide constructive feedback to authors within one month of submission of a new manuscript. Our 30-day turnaround policy is facilitated by the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors, who will encourage high-quality, detailed, and developmental feedback from reviewers to all submitting authors. However, the quality of each manuscript can influence the effectiveness of the review process. As such, manuscripts that are well developed and well written make the review process easier to facilitate and generally results in better feedback to authors.

Editorial criteria

JGM focuses primarily on white-collar, skilled workers/professionals and their immediate context at work and outside work.


JGM mainly publishes research on expatriates, corporate and non-corporate, but we are also interested in associated topics. For example, families and partners of expatriates, international business travelers, inpatriates, repatriates, short-term international assignees, and talent management. 

Recent Special Issues

  • Dangerous Moves and Risky International Assignment (Volume 5, Issue 4) - Guest Editors: Luisa Helena Ferreira Pinto, Benjamin Bader and Tassilo Schuster. This special issue underscores the increasing interest and importance of investigating the elements of working abroad in in dangerous and risky occupations and locations. The articles are grounded in a variety of theoretical frameworks and methodologically, the studies adopt both qualitative and quantitative approaches.

  • Beyond Corporate Expatriation (Volume 5, Issue 2) – Guest Editors: Dr Yvonne McNulty, Professor Charles M. Vance and Dr Kelly Fisher. This Special Issue sought to broaden our collective understanding of expatriation beyond corporate global mobility. Specifically, this special issue aims to: (i) address the gap in research that has not sufficiently explored expatriation in other segments of the global mobility marketplace; and, (ii) to establish the needed momentum for further research in this domain.

Key benefits

  • JGM is the only academic journal to consistently and exclusively focus on expatriate management and global mobility
  • JGM is the premier publishing outlet for authors and readers interested in topics and issues associated with expatriate management and global mobility.

Key journal audiences 

  • Academic scholars primarily within business or management schools and social science faculties
  • Practitioners in business firms and other organizations interested in or involved in global mobility

The Journal of Global Mobility is indexed and abstracted in:

ABI/INFORM Complete, ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/Professional Advanced (ProQuest), Autoritetslisten, British Library, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management and Marketing, Emerging Sources Citation Index ESCI (Clarivate Analytics), Professional ProQuest Central, ProQuest Central (ProQuest), ReadCube Discovery, RePEc, Research Library (ProQuest)

...and ranked by:

Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List - Level B, BFI (Denmark), Chartered Association for Business Schools (CABS, UK) Academic Journal Guide 2018 - Rank 2, ESSEC (France), ERA (Australia), The Publication Forum (Finland), NSD (Norway), QUALIS (Brazil), Scopus

Journal of Global Mobility is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald HR, Learning & Organization Studies eJournals Collection. For more information, please email or visit the Emerald HR, Learning & Organization Studies eJournals Collection page.

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