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Call for Papers: Review Articles in Personnel Review

  • 1.  Call for Papers: Review Articles in Personnel Review

    Posted 06-19-2023 10:18

    Call for Papers

    Review Articles in Personnel Review

    Re-emphasizing human resources in management

    Where have we come from and where are we going?

    Key Deadlines

    Closing date for abstract submission: 01/09/2023

    Email for abstract submissions: Professors Eddy Ng and Pauline Stanton

    Opening date for manuscripts submissions: 01/09/2023 
    Closing date for manuscripts submission: 31/01/2024

    The human resource management discipline faces many new and complex challenges globally. At the macro level many countries face enormous workforce shortages especially of highly skilled workers, while other countries have to manage a workforce dominated by underutilized, underemployed, and unskilled workers. High inflation in many parts of the world has led to decreasing living standards, high housing costs, and demands for higher wages. Added to this is the unknown impact of artificial intelligence on jobs, the threat of climate change, the dangers of pandemics, disease and war. How do these challenges impact on the workplace globally in particular on the traditional functions of HRM and the practices captured in HRM textbooks?

    In this call, we seek papers that survey important studies and offer a critical and integrative review of relevant HRM topics. These papers could focus on the macro level or at the organisational or workplace level. For example, how do organisations carry out workforce planning in times of great uncertainty and change? What are the current challenges and developments in recruitment and selection; job design; equity, diversity and inclusion; compensation and reward; performance review; workplace health and safety; training and development; and industrial relations.

    Does the HRM function still strive to be strategic and integrated in the organisation or are we witnessing a more agile, adaptive and responsive approach to new challenges?

    In this call for papers, we are seeking to capture the current state of the discipline and the global challenges. As a "Journal of People, Work and Organisation," we are recentering the role of human resource management in enhancing the lives of people at work and in organizations. We are looking for papers that focus on the key HRM practices and review where they came from and where they might be headed. What changes have we seen in the past 20 years in the philosophy or priorities of specific human resource management practices? How has the language and strategies evolved? These papers should offer a state of the literature review, identify the key themes and challenges emerging from the literature, and suggest directions for the future. We are not looking for empirical papers nor are we looking for descriptive bibliometric reviews.

    In the first instance we ask for a 500-word Expression of Interest (EOI) sent to the Special Issue Editors – Professors Eddy Ng ( and Pauline Stanton ( by September 1, 2023, in which the authors outline the focus of the paper and suggested structure. If your EOI is accepted, we will ask that you submit a full paper by January 31, 2024. All submitted paper will be sent out for peer review through our usual processes.

    We look forward to receiving your EOIs for inclusion in a high-impact and timely review of our discipline.

    Professor Eddy Ng, Queen's University

    Professor Pauline Stanton, RMIT University

    Eddy Ng
    Queen's University
    Kingston ON