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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 2020: 2.6
CiteScoreTracker 2021: 1.8 (Updated Monthly)

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

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Isabel de Sivatte receives her winner certificate of the JGM Best Paper Award at EURAM 2019 from Editor-in-Chief Jan Selmer.

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Testimonials of the JGM author experience

"I was truly impressed by the efficiency of the Editor-in-Chief and the Associate Editor, who handled our manuscript. The selected reviewers together with the editors were careful in preserving our original voices in addition to providing extremely insightful and valuable comments and suggestions. The production team is also very efficient and responsive. Best submission experience ever!"

- Dr Ling Eleanor Zhang, Lecturer, Loughborough University, UK (2019)

"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 global mobility and global employees

JGM provides an outlet for research on topics of global mobility and all types of global employees. JGM caters to a community of scholars and practitioners interested in theoretical and empirical perspectives of 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 most contributions are empirical, achieved with quantitative and/or qualitative methodology, we also welcome rigorous theoretical developments as well as focused but comprehensive literature reviews.

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.


JGM publishes research on global employees, including corporate and self-initiated expatriates and other migrants crossing borders for work purposes. Among those are, for example, inpatriates, international business travellers, short-term assignees and international commuters. We are also interested in research on global employees in non-corporate communities, such as, diplomats, academics, international school teachers, international volunteers, military, missionaries, sports professionals, international artists and healthcare employees. Last but not least, research on low status expatriates are of great interest to JGM. Associated topics, such as global leadership, recruitment and staffing of global employees, global talent management and global virtual teams are also relevant to the journal. We also encourage research on key stakeholders involved with global employees, such as family members (e.g., spouses/partners and children), host country nationals who work with global employees and global mobility professionals.

Recent Special Issues

  • Low Status Expatriates (Volume 7 Issue 4) - Guest Editors: Washika Haak-Saheem, Chris Brewster and Jakob Lauring. We have learned much from research focused on high-status expatriates, which has uncovered important aspects of international human resource management. Recent work has expanded the research scope to begin exploring lower status expatriates, previously "hidden" from the management scholarly discussion. The papers in this Special Section fulfil an important function in bringing the limited understanding on low-status expatriation to the forefront of expatriate management and the IHRM research agenda.
  • The Dark Side of Expatriation (Volume 7, Issue 2) - Guest Editors: Benjamin Bader, Tassilo Schuster, Anna Katharina Bader and Margaret Shaffer. The expatriate literature is rife with many very interesting approaches, and we believe that more explorations of the dark side of expatriation will advance our understanding and help us to develop a more holistic perspective of global mobility. Therefore, with this Special Issue, our intent was to give this research a platform and solicit research dealing with the dark side of being a globally mobile employee.

Key benefits

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

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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