• Submit your paper

Effective teams form the heart of successful organizations. However, team management practices are often disconnected from the theoretical and empirical advancements in the field of team research. To address this critical gap, "Team Performance Management" offers a dedicated platform for bridging the divide between theory and practice.

ISSN: 1352-7592
eISSN: 1352-7592

Aims and scope

The goals of Team Performance Management are to 1) increase understanding about groups and teams, 2) to facilitate research on groups and teams, 3) to provide a forum for sharing ideas, discussion and debate, and 4) to inform practice in organizational settings.

We do this by publishing:
1) empirical and theoretical contributions on group and team phenomena, including different levels and contexts that contribute to team functioning.
2) new, revised or extended research methods that share relevant insights into paradigms, simulations, interventions, measures, or statistical methods that can be used by other team scholars and practitioners. 
3)  monologues, commentaries, opinion papers, and perspectives on the field that provide insights, debate, or stimulate research into novel areas and directions.
4) empirical and theoretical articles with evidence-based suggestions of high practical value.
5) state-of-the-art reviews of contemporary relevant topics, and by communicating relevant findings from TPM manuscripts to the wider audience. 

TPM invites contributions from scholars and practitioners using a variety of research methods (e.g., diary, longitudinal, computational simulations, and agent-based model) from experimental to qualitative and from laboratory to field research.

The journal accepts the following manuscript types:

  • Research Manuscript
  • Research Notes
  • Method Papers
  • Opinion Papers
  • State-of-the-art Reviews

Details of these paper types can be found upon submission in ScholarOne, or alternatively can be read here.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Team processes and emergent states
  • Team-based organizations
  • Teams in extreme environments
  • Sports teams
  • Sociology of teams
  • Team behavioral observation
  • Groups and teams research methods
  • Team competencies
  • Team leadership
  • Negotiation in groups
  • Well-being in teams
  • Group and team interventions
  • Intergroup relations
  • Multi-team systems
  • Human-AI teamwork
  • Virtual and hybrid teams
  • Human-robot teams
  • Human autonomy teaming

The relation between the content of the study and the aims and scope of TPM should be made explicit in the manuscript. 

We welcome studies at different levels of analysis, including team level studies, individual level studies (if it is made clear how it informs team level phenomena), as well as multilevel studies focusing on top-down as well as on bottom-up dynamics. However, the phenomena under consideration should be operationalized at the appropriate level. In cases where this is not possible, authors should provide compelling reasoning for their choice and discuss the potential implications for interpreting their results. Descriptive statistics and correlations should be provided at the respective level.

Common method bias should be avoided where possible. Ideally this should be taken into account in the design phase by assessing model variables at different time points or from different sources. We will publish purely cross-sectional research only in exceptional cases (for instance, in case of unique samples, such as Antarctica teams, from which it is difficult to collect multiple waves or sources of data). 

This journal is aligned with our responsible management goal

We aim to champion researchers, practitioners, policymakers and organisations who share our goals of contributing to a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working.

SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
Find out about our responsible management goal