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    Posted 12-16-2020 20:21
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    Dear Colleagues


    You will likely have seen several emails from various journals recently regarding the revision of the FT 50 list of journals (https://www.ft.com/content/3405a512-5cbb-11e1-8f1f-00144feabdc0), which is used widely in assessing research and publication performance, particularly in business schools. Whether as individuals or institutions we appreciate such rankings, it is important that our disciplines are at least all fairly represented. 


    We are writing here to make the case for HRM journals, as currently, only one journal on the list of 50 is devoted to the HRM field: Human Resource Management. In contrast, there are many journals in the other functional areas of management, that sometimes have lower metrics. As representatives of the discipline of HRM, it is of paramount importance to us that our journals are highly ranked. If this is not the case, young academics, for example, will tend to opt for those subject areas where better publication and thus career opportunities prevail. We suggest here that adding Human Resource Management Journal to the list would confirm that the HRM field - and the worth of the careers of scholars within it - is of equal standing to those working in the other main functional areas of management.  The attached file shows where HRMJ would sit in comparison to the existing FT List journals according to key metrics.


    We therefore would like to encourage you to participate in the Financial Times survey of business schools' research performance by voting for the inclusion of Human Resource Management Journal (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/17488583) in the FT 50 Journal List. In terms of the metrics, you will see we have very strong arguments (and realistic chances) to promote HRMJ to the FT 50 Journal List, but we need your help! 


    If you agree with us, please participate in the survey and suggest that Human Resource Management Journal be included in the list. The link to the survey is https://survey.ft.com/jfe/form/SV_8qBwlr4MLqwwQaV.


    It only takes. few minutes to complete the survey, but when adding on journals, it may pay to use Google Chrome, and/or move your mouse up and down over the new journal name to make sure that it lodges in your submission. All (current and future) colleagues who have already published or would like to publish in HRMJ will thank you for your vote! Please also consider encouraging faculty at your institution to participate.


    If you are in an AACSB-accredited business school: the Financial Times asks for a "Business School Institutional Response", which will be highly influential in the survey. Please consider asking your departmental spokesperson (usually the Dean or Associate Dean for Research) to complete the survey and recommend HRMJ for inclusion to represent further the HRM field. 


    Thanks so much for your support and we look forward to receiving your continued submissions to the journal too!
    Editors-in-Chief, Human Resource Management Journal

    Geoffrey Wood
    Western University, Ontario
    London ON
    024 765 24502