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Human Relations

2016 Impact Factor: 2.622
2016 Ranking: 58/194 in Management | 4/96 in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Source: 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017); Indexed in PubMed Central
Published in Association with The Tavistock Institute

Editor-in-Chief
Nick Turner University of Calgary, Canada
Managing Editor
Claire Castle The Tavistock Institute, London, UK
Associate Editors
Andrew D Brown University of Bath, UK
Aichia Chuang National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Catherine Connelly McMaster University, Canada
John L Cordery Curtin University, Australia
Jackie Ford Durham University Business School, UK
Kim Hoque University of Warwick, UK
Timothy Kuhn University of Colorado, USA
Mathew L Sheep Florida Gulf Coast University, USA
Amanda Shantz Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Kerrie Unsworth University of Leeds, UK
Olga Tregaskis University of East Anglia, UK


eISSN: 1741282X | ISSN: 00187267 | Current volume: 70 | Current issue: 8 Frequency: Monthly


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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.

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


Human Relations
is an international peer-reviewed journal which publishes the highest quality original research to advance our understanding of social relationships at and around work through theoretical development and empirical investigation.

The Journal 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. It encourages research that relates social theory to social practice and translates knowledge about Human Relations into prospects for social action and policy-making that aims to improve working lives.

The journal 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. It welcomes papers that combine different empirical methods and which explore different levels of analysis.

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Chairperson, Human Relations Editorial Management Committee
Christopher Warhurst University of Warwick, UK
Editorial Board
Maria Adamson Middlesex University London, UK
Kerstin Alfes ESCP Europe, Germany
Mats Alvesson Lund University, Sweden
Kara Arnold Memorial University, Canada
Sam Aryee King's College, London, UK
Karen Lee Ashcraft University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Blake Ashforth Arizona State University, USA
Nick Bacon City University, UK
David C. Baldridge Oregon State University, USA
Michelle Barton Boston University, USA
Yehuda Baruch University of Southampton, UK
Terry Beehr Central Michigan University, USA
Emma Bell Open University, UK
Devasheesh Bhave Singapore Management University, Singapore
Michal Biron University of Haifa, Israel
Jonathan Booth London School of Economics, UK
Boris Brummans University of Montreal, Canada
Patrick Bruning University of New Brunswick, Canada
Patrice M Buzzanell Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University, USA
Andy Charlwood University of Leeds, UK
Zhijun Chen University of Western Australia, Australia
George Cheney University of Colorado, USA
Jin Nam Choi Seoul National University, Korea
Ian Colville University of Bath, UK
Neil Conway Royal Holloway University, UK
Kevin Daniels University of East Anglia, UK
Stephen Deery King's College London, UK
Penny Dick University of Sheffield, UK
Michaela Driver University of Leicester, UK
Paul Edwards University of Birmingham, UK
Cécile Emery University of Surrey, UK
Gail T Fairhurst University of Cincinnati, USA
Daniel G Gallagher James Madison University, USA
Elizabeth George University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand
Ben D Golant University of Edinburgh Business School, UK
Christopher Grey Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Joseph G. Grzywacz, Ph.D. Oklahoma State University, USA
David Guest King’s College London, UK
Philip Hancock University of Essex, UK
Nancy Harding University of Bradford, UK
Bill Harley The University of Melbourne, Australia
Geraint Harvey University of Birmingham, UK
Paul Harvey University of New Hampshire, USA
Sandy Hershcovis Haskayne School of Business, Canada
Rebecca Hewett Erasmus University, Netherlands
David Holman Manchester Business School, UK
Jasmine Hu Ohio State University, USA
Xu Huang Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Gary Johns Concordia University, Canada
Dan Kärreman Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
D Christopher Kayes The George Washington University School of Business, USA
Kate Kenny Queens University, Belfast, UK
Tae-Yeol Kim China Europe International Business School, China
Michael W. Kramer University of Oklahoma, USA
Mukta Kulkarni Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India
Catherine Lam City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Brenda A. Lautsch Simon Fraser University, Canada
Mark Learmonth Durham University, UK
Dirk Lindebaum Cardiff University, Business School, UK
Helena Liu UTS Business School, Australia
Mary Mawritz Drexel University, USA
Darren McCabe Lancaster University, UK
Gerry McGivern University of Warwick, UK
Johanna Moisander Aalto University, Finland
Dennis Mumby University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Iain Munro Newcastle University, UK
Daniel Muzio Newcastle University, UK
Thomas Ng The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Karina M. Nielsen University of Sheffield, UK
Karen Niven University of Manchester, UK
Emmanuel Ogbonna Cardiff University, UK
Clifford Oswick City University London, UK
YoungAh Park University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Paraskevas Petrou Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Amanda Porter VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tara Reich The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Erin Reid McMaster University, Canada
Christian Resick Drexel University, USA
Carl Rhodes University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Kathleen Riach Monash University, Australia
Sandra Robinson University of British Columbia, Canada
Edward J Snape Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Karan Sonpar University College Dublin, Ireland
Lieke Ten Brummelhuis Simon Fraser University, USA
Dean Tjosvold Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Dennis Tourish University of Sussex, UK
William H. Turnley Kansas State University, USA
Christian Vandenberghe HEC Montréal, Canada
Marc van Veldhoven Tilburg University, Netherlands
Heather Vough University of Cincinnati, USA
Rob Wapshott Sheffield University, UK
Tony J. Watson Nottingham Business School, UK
Justin Weinhardt University of Calgary, Canada
Patrick Wright Cornell University, USA
Chia-Huei Wu London School of Economics, UK
Hao Zhao Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Heather Zoller University of Cincinnati, USA
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