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Journal of Global Responsibility

Journal of Global Responsibility

ISSN: 2041-2568

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative logo.Editorial Objectives

This journal was developed by the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative. Its focus is on leadership and governance, corporate and public, in an interdependent world, involving relations to self, society, politics, and the wider, global environment. It aims to develop excellent intellectual debate about the meaning and practice of responsibility in this context. Its uniqueness is in focusing on the integration of these complex ideas, relationships and practices in order to contribute to thought leadership and excellent practice. Hence, it aims to be both rigorous and inspirational.

The journal is interdisciplinary and focused on integration. Global responsibility involves building bridges between theory, value and practice, and developing holistic awareness. It demands catalytic and innovative thinking from all the sub disciplines of management (finance and accounting, strategy and marketing, operations and human and organizational studies, communications and PR, and enterprise) as well as the more fundamental academic disciplines including philosophy, sociology, politics, history and psychology. The journal aims to develop work with other organizations who work in related areas such as Global Ethics and PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education).   


The journal welcomes articles on:

Concept and theory development, including: responsibility, sustainability and cognate concepts such as corporate responsibility, professional responsibility, global responsibility, integrity, and care; leadership theory; governance theory; organizational theory; related areas such as dialogue and responsible communication; theories of innovation and creativity; cross cultural leadership; spirituality and responsibility; human rights; and behavioural economics. The journal aims to subject all ‘paradigms’ to critical challenge.           

Empirical Research on all aspects of responsible leadership and governance.

Pedagogy including: learning theory and responsibility; social and moral development; cross cultural and inclusive learning; integrated thinking and learning; action learning and research; and employability skills and attributes and their relation to global responsibility; and holistic learning.      

Practice. The journal aims to share good practice in global responsibility and in the learning and teaching of global responsibility, including integrated thinking and reporting. This will include a section on practice and articles from leaders and learners     

Coverage then includes, but is not limited to the areas of:

  • Values and principles related to globally responsible practice, including applied and social ethics, cross cultural and inter-faith ethics and worldviews.

  • The interface between different spheres of responsibility, personal, civic, social, professional, organizational/institutional, political, economic, environmental and global.

  • The psychology and sociology of responsibility, including virtues, mind models, and the relationship of values and health.      

  • Regulation- its nature and practice in relation to responsibility.

  • Strategy

  • Social Marketing

  • Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise

  • Human Resources and the workplace

  • Different perspectives in the workplace, including workplace spirituality

  • Communication and reporting, including integrated reporting of different kinds, and measuring social and environmental impact

  • Dialogue and responsibility

  • Stakeholder relations and value chains

  • The relationship of business to governments 

  • Corporate social responsibility and civil society

  • Public policy and its relationship to responsibility

  • The nature of and response to corruption and its relationship to responsibility

  • Human Rights and responsibility.

  • The learning and development of global responsibility in the workplace.

  • Employability and responsibility.     

  • Business schools and global responsibility.

  • Higher Education and global responsibility.

  • Public sector and global responsibility.

Special Editions

The journal actively encourages academics working in these areas to Guest Editor special issues. If you are interested in becoming a Guest Editor, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.


  • JGR is located within a new and rapidly expanding area of scholarly activity.

  • The content will be of immediate interest to academics around the world, who are currently developing the next generation of coursework for and about global responsibility. 

  • JGR is a valuable resource to all those in the business of translating scholarly output into innovative managerial practice.

Key Journal Audiences

  • Academics working in the general area of sustainability, who see leadership as a means to move institutions forward towards greater levels of responsibility to the community and globally.

  • Researchers working within think tanks, commercial arms of universities, non-Government organizations, Government instrumentalities and even within private corporations who have a role in thought leadership and/or want to publicise their own initiatives.

  • Executives, who choose sustainability over short-term-ism as a survival strategy in turbulent economic times.

Journal of Global Responsibility is Indexed and Abstracted in:

  • British Library

  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities

and ranked by:

  • Clarivate Analytics's Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

  • Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List

  • JourQUAL (Germany)

  • NSD (Norway)

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