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Career Development International provides a platform for research in the areas of Careers and Development that deals with questions of theories and theory development, as well as with organizational career strategy, policy and practice

ISSN: 1362-0436
eISSN: 1362-0436

Aims and scope

Careers and Development are inter-related fields of study with connections to many academic disciplines, organizational practices and policy developments in the emerging knowledge economies and learning societies of the modern world. Issues of theory and of practice may be dealt with at individual, organizational and society levels.

The international character of submissions may have two aspects. Submissions may be international in their scope, dealing with a topic that is of concern to researchers throughout the world rather than of sole interest to a national audience. Alternatively, submissions may be international in content, relating, for example, to comparative analyses of careers and development across national boundaries, or dealing with inherently 'international' issues such as expatriation.


  • Individual careers - psychological and developmental perspectives
  • Career interventions (systems and tools, mentoring, etc)
  • Government policy and practices
  • HR planning and recruitment
  • International themes and issues (MNCs, expatriation, etc)
  • Organizational strategies and systems
  • Performance management
  • Work and occupational contexts


The continuing trend towards flatter, non-hierarchical business organizations means different, or fewer, opportunities for career development. At the same time, organizations still need to provide employees with opportunities to develop their skills and experience, to enhance their professional status and to improve their rewards. Career Development International brings into focus the framework in which these new employment relationship are being negotiated and examines the pertinent career issues facing organizations worldwide. 

This journal supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals

As a leading social science publisher, we're passionate about leading change, and align everything we do with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our core area of focus is interdisciplinary research aligned with the SDGs, with four key goals in mind – Fairer society, Healthier lives, Responsible management, and Quality education for all – all of which are about creating real-world impact, at a time when it's needed most.

Find out about our goals