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Career Development International

Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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2018 Impact Factor: 1.561*
5-year Impact Factor (2018): 2.449*

CiteScore 2018: 2.28
CiteScoreTracker 2019: 3.43 (Updated Monthly)

Journal history

Previously published as International Journal of Career Management and incorporating Executive Development
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Career Development International is proud to be partnered with Career Development Institute.

Editorial Objectives and Criteria

Careers and Development are inter-related fields of study with connections to many academic disciplines, organizational practices and policy developments in the emerging knowledge economies and learning societies of the modern world. Career Development International provides a platform for research in these areas that deals with questions of theories and theory development, as well as with organizational career strategy, policy and practice. Issues of theory and of practice may be dealt with at individual, organizational and society levels.

The international character of submissions may have two aspects. Submissions may be international in their scope, dealing with a topic that is of concern to researchers throughout the world rather than of sole interest to a national audience. Alternatively, submissions may be international in content, relating, for example, to comparative analyses of careers and development across national boundaries, or dealing with inherently 'international' issues such as expatriation.


  • Individual careers - psychological and developmental perspectives
  • Career interventions (systems and tools, mentoring, etc)
  • Government policy and practices
  • HR planning and recruitment
  • International themes and issues (MNCs, expatriation, etc)
  • Organizational strategies and systems
  • Performance management
  • Work and occupational contexts


The continuing trend towards flatter, non-hierarchical business organizations means different, or fewer, opportunities for career development. At the same time, organizations still need to provide employees with opportunities to develop their skills and experience, to enhance their professional status and to improve their rewards. Career Development International brings into focus the framework in which these new employment relationship are being negotiated and examines the pertinent career issues facing organizations worldwide. 

Recent Special Issues

Sustainable Career and Innovation during Manufacturing Transformation (Part 2) (Volume 25, Issue 6) - Guest Editors: Tachia Chin, Hao Jiao and I.M. Jawahar.  The primary purpose of this SI is to gain a greater understanding of the career-related challenges facing global manufacturing employees in this new digital era from more comprehensive, systematic and cross-disciplinary perspectives

Sustainable Career and Innovation during Manufacturing Transformation (Volume 25, Issue 5) - Guest Editors: Tachia Chin, Hao Jiao, I.M. Jawahar. The primary purpose of this SI is to gain a greater understanding of the career-related challenges facing global manufacturing employees in this new digital era from more comprehensive, systematic and cross-disciplinary perspectives.

Work engagement: where to next? (Volume 23, Issue 1) - Guest Editors: Arnold B. Bakker and Simon Albrecht. The papers selected for this special issue pick up on emerging trends and future research possibilities associated with work engagement.

Key Benefits

The journal features full academic papers, shorter research notes and think pieces, from a range of international contributors.

Key Journal Audience

  • Researchers and educators with interests in careers
  • Senior HR managers and decision-makers 

This journal is abstracted and indexed by

Business Source Alumni Edition/Complete/Government Edition/Corporate Plus/Elite/Premier, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management, Careers Division Newsletter (Academy of Management), Current Contents / Social and Behavioural Sciences, Current Index to Journals in Education, Educational Management Abstracts, Educational Research Abstracts, Education Research Complete, Education Source, Emerald Management Reviews, ESSEC Business School, Journal Citation Reports / Social Science Edition, PsycINFO, QUALIS, ReadCube Discovery, Scopus, School Organisation and Management Abstracts, Social Sciences Citation Index, Technical Education & Training Abstracts, TOC Premier (EBSCO), zetoc (British Library)

This journal is ranked by 

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS, UK) Academic Journal Quality Guide, AERES (France), Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List, Australian Research Council (ERA Journal List), BFI (Denmark), ESSEC (France), NSD (Norway), QUALIS, Scopus, The Publication Forum (Finland)

Career Development International 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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