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Journal of Organizational Effectiveness

Journal of Organizational Effectiveness

People and Performance

ISSN: 2051-6614

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Emerging Sources
Citation Index

CiteScore 2020: 3.5
CiteScoreTracker 2021: 3.3 (Updated Monthly)

JOEPP video.


Part One
Professor Paul Sparrow and Professor Cary Cooper discuss the origins of the journal

JOEPP video.


Part Two
Professor Paul Sparrow and Professor Cary Cooper discuss the origins of the journal

JOEPP was launched in 2014.

Editorial Objectives

The Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance (JOEPP) aims to attract papers in the field of human resource management that:

  • Focus on the role of people in organizational effectiveness;
  • Adopt a broad definition of performance, beyond just financial performance, and tapping into the achievement of important distal strategic outcomes (such as innovation, customer centricity, operational excellence, globalization) and into the intermediate performance outcomes necessary to achieve these;
  • Foster cross-disciplinary insight into the people management implications of  these performance challenges;
  • Forge points of common understanding and informing respective disciplines of knowledge that can be co-opted and applied to new settings.


JOEPP includes papers which provide synthetic and state-of-the-art reviews, conceptual pieces, and quantitative and qualitative studies on performance and people management process issues.  It carrys research that provides integrative reviews and critiques of existing theory and practice.  To address the multiple-levels of analysis challenge it publishes research papers that tackle performance issues that have relevance at the individual, team, function, organization and societal (policy) level. 
A wide range of papers with strong methodology would be welcome from empirical to conceptual and review papers from the disciplines of management, HR, OS and social sciences.

  1. All papers should have a performance connotation, either by including hard performance data or by focusing on key processes and capabilities considered central to performance.
  2. The research should cover issues that academics, practitioners and employees see as being important and investigate performance in terms of what it means for organizational effectiveness, business models and the people management process.
  3. Papers should be capable of contributing to strategic (and policy) thinking and identifying the long-term performance issues that confront workforces and organizations, with findings that can provide guidance on the best ways forward.
  4. The paper format will include obligatory sections on the implications of the study for Policy and for Practice. 

Recent Special Issues

Contextualizing talent management stategy (Volume 4, Issue 4) - Guest Editors: Vlad Vaiman, David G. Collings and Hugh Scullion. This special issue presents a set of papers from the fifth EISAM Workshop on Talent Management which was hosted at Copenhagen Business School in October 2016.

Human capital analytics: why aren't we there? (Volume 4, Issue 2) - Guest Editor: Dana Minbaeva. This special issue is organized as a dialogue among HR executives, analytics practitioners, consultants, and academics, and it consists of invited scholar papers, regular submissions, perspectives, and opinion pieces. This structure is necessary given the nature of the phenomenon that is the focus of this special issue: human capital analytics (HCA). The idea for this special issue came up at a one-day conference organized by the HCA Group at Copenhagen Business School in october 2016. The conference brought together a panel of distinguished speakers from the industry, academia, and consulting and asked them one question: why do companies struggle to move to analytics?

This journal is abstracted & indexed by:

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management, Emerging Sources Citation Index ESCI (Clarivate Analytics), Ex Libris Primo, ProQuest Summon, ReadCube Discovery, Scopus

This journal is ranked by:

Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List B-Ranking, Chartered Association for Business Schools (CABS, UK) Academic Journal Guide 2018, NSD (Norway), The Publication Forum (Finland)

Journal of Organizational Effectiveness 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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