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International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior focuses on the presentation, development, discussion, and analysis of theory and behavior in organizations across all industries and sectors, and from around the world.

ISSN: 1093-4537
eISSN: 1532-4273

Aims and scope

The International Journal of Organization Theory & Behavior (IJOTB) publishes research on micro, meso, and macro organizational dynamics. It places its focus on both empirical and theoretical contributions, as far as they develop, create, and/or improve our knowledge and understanding of human behavior in organizations. The journal is open to studies of any industry and it covers all private, public and not-for-profit organizations. IJOTB aims at improving scientific knowledge on organizational behaviors across cultures and nation states, hence welcomes submissions that actively address an international dimension.

We accept submissions in the following formats: Research Paper, Literature Review, Case Study, and Short Note on Methods.

Methodological stance
No particular emphasis is set forth on a specific level of analysis, nor on methods. IJOTB encourages submissions that have either a qualitative, quantitative, simulation modeling component, or any mix of the three. Independent of the method authors wish to develop, the journal seeks rigorous, detailed, thorough, and effective fit-for-purpose methods.

This journal is open to any methodological perspective and especially to studies that bridge methods between qualitative, quantitative and simulation research. The generous upper bound limit for our articles allows for multiple-methods research to be published.

IJOTB encourages paper submissions with a computational social simulation component. In particular, the journal aims at opening up the field to agent-based computational simulation of organizational behavior.

Multi-disciplinary pledge
In line with what written above, not only IJOTB is a multi-disciplinary journal, but it aims at becoming the point of reference for research across disciplines in organizational research. Being multi-disciplinary is a claim that most journals make. With its eclectic editorial advisory board and reviewers spread across management, sociology, economics, engineering, psychology, linguistics, and philosophy, IJOTB is one of the few journals that is capable of offering a truly qualified multi-disciplinary review process.

Publication areas and topics
Topic areas include, but are not limited to traditional perspectives on theory and on the study of behavior in organization, such as, for example, culture, decision making, goal setting, identity, job satisfaction, justice, leadership, learning, motivation, performance, personality, power, trust.

We also encourage submissions of papers and Special Issues on the following:

  • Altruism, extra-role/organizational citizenship, cooperation and other aspects of prosocial behaviors
  • Aspects of Human Resource Management (HRM) that directly affect behavior in organizations
  • Biases, heuristics, and other features of bounded rationality
  • Change, plasticity, agility, and other dynamic aspects of organizational life
  • Cognition in organizations, with particular emphasis on embodied, enacted, embedded, ecological, and extended aspects of the distributed/systemic paradigm
  • Individual and group effects of corporate social responsibility and sustainable management
  • Negative, damaging, controversial, abusive, and counterproductive behaviors
  • Technical/soft/hard skills, competencies, qualifications, and other aspects of task performance and problem solving
  • The effect of organizational policies such as equality and diversity on positive/negative organizational behavior.

This journal supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals

As a leading social science publisher, we're passionate about leading change, and align everything we do with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our core area of focus is interdisciplinary research aligned with the SDGs, with four key goals in mind – Fairer society, Healthier lives, Responsible management, and Quality education for all – all of which are about creating real-world impact, at a time when it's needed most.

Find out about our goals