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Industrial and Commercial Training

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Citation Index

CiteScore 2020: 3.2
CiteScoreTracker 2021: 2.2 (Updated Monthly)

Journal objectives

To provide all those involved in training and development, organization development and human resource development with access to evidence-based studies for the purpose of improving practice that benefits individuals, organizations, communities and society.

The journal places an emphasis on bridging theory and practice and highlights the value of theory in informing practice-based approaches.

Contributions are expected to spell out the relevance and implications of their studies for those involved in training.


  • Action Learning
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Career Development
  • Change Management
  • Coaching
  • Competency based approaches to Training and Development
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Cross-cultural Training 
  • Diversity 
  • Elearning and Blended Learning 
  • Employability Initiatives
  • Employee and Job Engagement 
  • Ethical issues in Training and Development
  • Evaluation of Training and Development
  • High Performance Work Systems
  • Human Capital 
  • International issues in Training and Development 
  • Knowledge Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Learning Organization
  • Management Development
  • Mentoring 
  • Organizational Development
  • Organizational Learning
  • Performance Improvement
  • Public and Third Sector Training
  • Small Business Training Initiatives
  • Social Capital and Social Networks
  • Sustainability and Environmental Management Training
  • Talent Development
  • Team Development
  • Vocational Education and Training

Too much training theory takes too long to read and may not have immediate practical advantages. This journal answers the need for a topical, relevant, wide-ranging and readable analysis of contemporary developments in training and development affecting how practice is delivered in organizational settings. The journal offers practical, evidence-based solutions to academics and practitioners for direct application in their organizations. It allows training professionals to take advantage of the newest ideas in developing the human resources within their company.

All submissions are subject to the double-blind peer review process. Contributions may be conceptual, literature-based or empirical (both quantitative and qualitative contributions are invited). Case studies are also welcome, but should highlight the outcomes and benefits associated with particular practices. Please note that the publisher requires copyright assignment from all submitting authors and particularly where organizations are named. Please contact the publisher for further details. 

Key benefits

A broad, practical mix of articles covering training and development, organizational development and career development issues, so academics and professionals can keep abreast of the latest trends and issues within the field.

Key journal audiences

  • Training professionals
  • Human resource managers 
  • Consultants 
  • Senior, middle and line managers
  • Lecturers 
  • Libraries

This journal is indexed and abstracted in

ABI/INFORM, Business Source Alumni Edition/Complete/Government Edition/Corporate/Corporate Plus/Elite/Premier, Emerald Management Reviews, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management, CEDEFOP VET-BIB Bibliographic Database, Contents Pages in Education, Educational Administration Abstracts, Educational Technology Abstracts, Emerging Sources Citation Index ESCI (Clarivate Analytics), Ergonomics Abstracts, Human Resources Abstracts, Management & Marketing Abstracts, ProQuest, ReadCube Discovery Technical Education and Training Abstracts, TOC Premier (EBSCO), zetoc (British Library)

This journal is ranked by 

AIDEA (Italy), BFI (Denmark), NDS (Norway), Scopus

Industrial and Commercial Training 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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