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Evidence-based HRM

Evidence-based HRM

A Global Forum for Empirical Scholarship

ISSN: 2049-3983

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Emerging Sources
Citation Index

CiteScore 2018: 1.23
CiteScoreTracker 2019: 1.76 (Updated Monthly)

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Editorial objectives

Evidence Based HRM (EBHRM) promotes empirical scholarship in the HR arena and aims to provide an international forum and important reference for the encouragement and dissemination of applied research. The journal is committed to publishing scholarly empirical research articles that have a high impact on the HR field as a whole. To this end, it publishes high quality papers using econometric and statistical methods to fill the gap between conceptual arguments and observed data.

The objective of the journal is to disentangle empirically how talent drives the performance of employees, their organisations and ultimately society as a whole. Evidence-based management of human resources thus applies scientific standards of observation, proof and causality to demonstrate how intangible human capital can be identified and shown to add tangible individual, business and societal benefits.  Beyond strengthening empirical insights and advancing a coherent body of knowledge, our editorial policy also encourages referees to assess the practical relevance of contributions for practitioners and policy makers.

EBHRM has an exclusive focus on empirical, evidence-based research into the field of human resource management and emphasizes the importance of applied and statistical methods when analysing human resource management. It has a broad scope encouraging articles from a wide range of academic disciplines and fields giving it a unique reach across the academic world. The journal also has an international reach within the HR arena publishing research which allows organisations to learn from best practice and benchmark themselves against the performance of international competitors in a global business environment.

Editorial criteria

EBHRM recognises that evidence-based management of human resources is a multidisciplinary and international endeavour. It therefore welcomes submissions with an empirical focus from areas of human resource management, labour economics, welfare studies, personnel economics, applied psychology, leadership, human resource development, and organisational studies.

The important theme of articles in EBHRM is that they will be evidence-based and focused on important developments in the HR arena. Manuscripts demonstrate empirical robustness and analytical rigour.  Original research papers, empirical case studies and reviews of the body of empirical research endeavour are encouraged. The journal also includes research notes and conference news.


The coverage of the journal includes, but is not limited to:

  • Cross-cultural determinants of job motivation
  • International/comparative measurements of well-being in the workplace
  • Organisational leadership and leadership development
  • Evaluating determinants and/or international change in work values
  • Recruitment and retention practices in multinational organisations
  • Promotions, compensation, and productivity in international firms
  • Employee incentives in international/multi-country settings
  • Reward systems in high performance organisations
  • Corporate career rewards for women in developed and developing economies
  • HR issues related to host, home and third country nationals
  • Impact of corporate behaviour on expatriation/repatriation
  • Social interactions and social learning in international contexts
  • Cultural, social and ethical issues for international HRM (IHRM)
  • International evidence on psychological contract breach and work performance
  • Possible linkages between IHMR and business strategy
  • Comparative procedural justice and employee turnover
  • International assignment management
  • International evidence on causes of work-related burnout and stress
  • Methodological innovation in the international HR arena 


  • "A remarkable journal bringing academic research, policy and practice closer together"
    – Associate Professor Begoña Cueto, Ph.D., University of Oviedo, Spain
  • "An exciting and timely new journal"
    – Professor Alan Saks, Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada

Recent Special Issues

Demographic Challenges to Management (Volume 7, Issue 1) - Guest Editors: Eleanna Galanaki, Emma Parry, Ilona Buciuniene and Leda Panayotopoulou. In this special issue, the aim of the was to gather noteworthy empirical works that focus on the demographic challenges for HRM, in order to advance the dialogue over the topicality and importance of the topic for practitioners and researchers. The focus is broadly on three types of demographic challenges: ageing, generational diversity and migration.

Developments in human resource management and organizational behavior (Volume 5, Issue 3) - Guest Editor: Fabian Homberg. The articles in this special issue focus on the challenges facing firms currently such as: changing workforce dynamics, technological advancements and new business models. These issues require managers to think carefully about how to maintain a stable, motivated, engaged and proactive workforce that contributes to the success of the organisation and helps navigate the organisation through turbulent times.

 Personnel economics and vocational education & training (Volume 5, Issue 1) - Guest Editors: Samuel Muehlemann and Stefan C. Wolter. Despite the growing literature that identified important factors of a firm's demand for apprentices, as well as the expected return on investment, there are still many important research questions that need to be addressed to better understand the factors that drive both the effectiveness and efficiency of VET at the workplace. The articles in this special issue attempt to shed light on important questions, such as what types of skills should better be provided at the workplace rather than at (vocational) school, how pre-school competencies are associated with the productivity of trainees at the workplace, how the wage returns to training differ by vocational compared to an academic education, whether there are spill-over effects from different types of education at the workplace, and how we can make use of existing research on the return on investment to apprenticeship training in a country with a traditional apprenticeship system to help implement a dual VET system in a country that previously relied on school-based education.

This journal is abstracted and indexed by

British Library, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Accounting; Economics & Finance; Management; Marketing and Psychology, Emerging Sources Citation Index ESCI (Clarivate Analytics)ReadCube Discovery, RePEC, Scopus

This journal is ranked by

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS, UK) Academic Journal Guide, Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List - B Ranking, NDS (Norway)

Evidence-based HRM 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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