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Journal of Organizational Change Management

Journal of Organizational Change Management

ISSN: 0953-4814

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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2018 Impact Factor: 1.185*
5-year Impact Factor (2018): 1.573*

CiteScore 2018: 1.83
CiteScoreTracker 2019: 0.90 (Updated Monthly)

Aims and Scope 

Successful organizations respond intelligently to factors which precipitate change. Economic climates, political trends, changes in consumer demands, management policy or structure, employment levels and financial resources - all these elements are constantly at play to ensure that organizations clinging on to static structures will ultimately lose out. But change is a dynamic and alarming thing - this journal addresses how to manage it positively, so that employees give their support and the positive goals set are worked towards with enthusiasm.

Journal of Organizational Change Management (JOCM) provides alternative philosophies for organizational change and development. It encourages the exploration of philosophies including critical theory, postmodernism and poststructuralism and is interested in qualitative analyses of change, discourse and change practices. The journal encourages interdisciplinary approaches such as organization and ecology, consumption and production and rhetorics and theatrics of change and development. 

International and interdisciplinary in its approach, the journal offers a wealth of valuable material to the organization committed to the choice for change. Already acknowledged as a leading publication in the field, it presents contributions from distinguished practitioners, thinkers and academics in the field; so that implementing change in your organization will be workable, desirable, and above all, effective.

JOCM publishes papers which offer a detailed analysis and discussion on the philosophies and practices which underpin successful organizational change, thus building a more promising future for the societies and organizations of tomorrow. It also welcomes articles which tie into, or disagree with, themes from prior issues. 

Coverage includes, but is not restricted to, adapting strategic planning to the need for change, leadership research, responsibility for change implementation and follow-through, the psychology of change and its effect on the workforce and Total Quality Management. 

Recent Special Issues

Managing organizational change in emerging markets (Volume 31, Issue 1) - Guest Editor: Sanjay Kumar Singh. This special issue contains 13 papers which provide varied perspectives and insights to practitioners, policy makers, consultants and academics on how to manage organizational change in emerging markets.

The rhetoric and narratives in management research (Volume 30, Issue 3) - Guest Editors: Eduard Bonet, Marja Flory and Nuria Nadal-Burgues. This special issue has selected some articles relying on the research of the theory and uses of rhetoric and narratives in management but also it includes some articles that point at the regression of political and social discourse.

Journal of Organizational Change Management is Indexed and Abstracted in:

ABI/INFORM, Academic Research Library, Business Source Alumni Edition/Complete/Government Edition/Corporate/Corporate Plus/Elite/Premier, Emerald Management Reviews, Entrepreneurship, Cabell's Directory of Publishing, Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences (CC/S&BS), e-psyche, Ergonomics Abstracts, Focus on: Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Human Resource Abstracts, OCLC's Electronic Collections Online, Opportunities in Management & Marketing, Personnel & Training Abstracts, ProQuest, PsycINFO, QUALIS, ReadCube Discovery, Research Alert, Research Library, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Social SciSearch, Sound Science Citation Index, TOC Premier (EBSCO), Ulrich's Periodicals Directory 

This journal is ranked by 

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS, UK) Academic Journal Quality Guide, AERES (France), AIDEA (Italy), Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List, BFI (Denmark), CNRS (France), FNEGE (France), JourQUAL 2.1 (Germany), NSD (Norway), QUALIS, Scopus, Social Science Citation Index SSCI (Clarivate Analytics), The Publication Forum (Finland), VHB-JOURQUAL 3 (Germany)

Journal of Organizational Change Management is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald HR, Learning & Organization Studies eJournals Collection. For more information, please email [email protected] or visit the Emerald HR, Learning & Organization Studies eJournals Collection page.

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* 2018 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2019)

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