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The Learning Organization

The Learning Organization

ISSN: 0969-6474

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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CiteScore 2017: 1.11
CiteScoreTracker 2018: 2.08 (Updated Monthly)

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Read these two editorials by the editor Anders Örtenblad:

What does "learning organization" mean? (Volume 25, Issue 3)

Editorial 'Taking "The Learning Organization" into the future' (Volume 24, Issue 1)

Editorial objectives

The Learning Organization is an international journal with a focus on learning organizations and organizational learning. TLO is the only journal uniquely dedicated to the debate, discussion and analysis of learning and knowledge creation from an organizational perspective. 
TLO aims to contribute to the development of high quality research, new insights and challenges to current thinking around the learning organization/organizational learning and provide a platform for research that enhances organizational productivity and/or knowledge development. The journal invites conceptual papers alongside empirical research irrespective of whether a qualitative or quantitative approach is used. We would also like to encourage manuscripts that approach the learning organization/organizational learning from an interpretive or critical approach. However, it is key to the ethos of the journal that all manuscripts include some organizational aspect to 'learning', 'knowing' or 'knowledge creation'.
Unique to The Learning Organization is the 'Implications for Practitioners' section which summarizes the academic debate in the field in an easy-to-digest format for its practitioner audience while offering academic contributors abn effective route to demonstrate that their research and theory has real world impact.     

Subject areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Broadening understanding of what the learning organization/organizational learning is
  • Evaluating concepts of the learning organization/organizational learning  
  • Can all organizations learn?
  • What organizations can and cannot learn
  • The path from organization to learning organization
  • Is the learning organization/organizational learning universally applicable?
  • The relevance of the learning organization/organizational learning within different sectors and industries
  • Comparative applications of the learning organization/organizational learning in different global contexts and environments
  • Studying and measuring the learning organization/organizational learning
  • Who is the learning organization/organizational learning for?
  • The effectiveness of the learning organization/organizational learning initiatives
  • The role of the learning organization in other disciplines/fields, for example, knowledge management; corporate social responsibility; equality and diversity; sustainable business

Key journal audiences:

  • Learning organization and organizational learning researchers
  • Researchers and practitioners in management development
  • Change management and development professionals and leadership consultants

The Learning Organization: An International Journal is indexed and abstracted in:

ABI/INFORM, Business Source Alumni Edition/Complete/Government Edition/ Corporate Plus/Elite/Premier, Education Research Complete, Education Source, Emerald Management Reviews, Emerging Sources Citation Index ESCI (Clarivate Analytics) Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management & Marketing, Contents Pages in Education, Current Index to Journals in Education, Ergonomics Abstracts, e-psyche, Human Resource Abstracts, ProQuest, QUALIS, ReadCube Discovery, School Organization and Management Abstracts, Technical Education & Training Abstracts, TOC Premier (EBSCO)

This journal is ranked in:

DHB database (Norwegian Ministry of Education), Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS, UK) Academic Journal Guide, Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List, AIDEA (Italy), NDS (Norway), The Publication Forum (Finland),  Scopus

The Learning Organization 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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