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Human Relations

University of Birmingham , UK
Managing Editor:
The Tavistock Institute, London, UK
Associate Editors:
King's College, London, UK
McMaster University, Canada
Royal Holloway University, UK
University of Western Australia, Australia
University of Cincinnati, USA
University of Warwick, UK
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Illinois State University, USA
University of Calgary, Canada

Published in Association with Tavistock Institute, London, UK

2013 Impact Factor: 1.867
2013 Ranking: 48/173 in Management | 7/93 in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

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Human Relations has had a long tradition of bringing social science disciplines together in order to understand the character and complexity of human problems. We publish incisive investigations from an international network of leading scholars in management, psychology, sociology, politics, anthropology and economics.

Human Relations seeks high quality research papers that extend our knowledge of social relationships at work and organizational forms, practices and processes that affect the nature, structure, and conditions of work and work organizations. It welcomes manuscripts that seek to cross disciplinary boundaries in order to develop new perspectives and insights into social relationships and relationships between people and organizations.

Human Relations encourages strong empirical contributions that develop and extend theory as well as more conceptual papers that integrate, critique and expand existing theory.The journal welcomes critical reviews that genuinely advance our understanding of the connections between management, organizations and interdisciplinary social sciences.

Human Relations encourages the uses of methods that are appropriate to both the research context and research questions and therefore welcomes both qualitative and quantitative methods and innovative methods of investigation and analysis.

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A Fast Track to Publication and Innovative Review Process

  • Human Relations offers a fast-track to publication with an average 72 days between submission and first decision after peer review.
  • Human Relations also boasts an innovative "reviewer school". Each manuscript reviewer receives the anonymous copies of other reviews in an attempt to offer exposure to the excellent refereeing practice that informs future reviewing work.

Electronic access:

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This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

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Frequency: Monthly eISSN: 1741-282X ISSN: 0018-7267
Months of Distribution: January , February , March , April , May , June , July , August , September , October , November , December Current Volume: 68 Current Issue: 6
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