Call for papers: Sustainable Human Resource Management in the Age of Digital Transformation (submission deadline: June 1, 2023)
Call for papers: Sustainable Human Systems Management in Post COVID-19 Era (submission deadline: June 15, 2023)
Call for papers: Reinventing, Reimagining, and Reshaping Human Resources Management Systems (submission period: July 1 to December 31, 2023)
Aims & Scope
Strategic Revival of HSM
Aims & Scope
Human Systems Management (HSM) is an interdisciplinary, international, refereed journal, offering applicable, scientific insight into reinventing business, civil-society and government organizations, through the sustainable development of high-technology processes and structures. Adhering to the highest civic, ethical and moral ideals, the journal promotes the emerging anthropocentric-sociocentric paradigm of societal human systems, rather than the pervasively mechanistic and organismic or medieval corporatism views of humankind’s recent past.
Intentionality and scope
Their management autonomy, capability, culture, mastery, processes, purposefulness, skills, structure and technology often determine which human organizations truly are societal systems, while others are not. HSM seeks to help transform human organizations into true societal systems, free of bureaucratic ills, along two essential, inseparable, yet complementary aspects of modern management:
a) the management of societal human systems: the mastery, science and technology of management, including self management, striving for strategic, business and functional effectiveness, efficiency and productivity, through high quality and high technology, i.e., the capabilities and competences that only truly societal human systems create and use, and
b) the societal human systems management: the enabling of human beings to form creative teams, communities and societies through autonomy, mastery and purposefulness, on both a personal and a collegial level, while catalyzing people’s creative, inventive and innovative potential, as people participate in corporate-, business- and functional-level decisions.
Appreciably large is the gulf between the innovative ideas that world-class societal human systems create and use, and what some conventional business journals offer. The latter often pertain to already refuted practices, while outmoded business-school curricula reinforce this problematic situation.
To reverse this trend, HSM provides scientific education and insight, commensurate to today’s management needs. The journal offers applied scientific methods, which promise to bring success to business, civil-society and government organizations, helping these societal human systems not just to survive, but also to deliver on their purposefulness and hence to prosper.
Prof. dr. Nada Trunk Širca, Jean Monnet Chair
International School for Social and Business Studies
University of Primorska
Pot k izviru 4, 6320 Portorož, Slovenia, Slovenia
Milan Zeleny, Professor Emeritus
Nicholas C. Georgantzas, PhD, Professor Emeritus
Long Island City, NY, USA
Binshan Lin, PhD
Louisiana State University Shreveport
Shreveport, LA, USA
Umair Akram, PhD
Consumer Behavior, HRM
Guanghua School of Management
Valerij Dermol, PhD
International School for Business and Social Studies
Anca Draghici, PhD
Politehnica University of Timisoara
Adela Lau, PhD
Data analytics, business research
The University of Hong Kong
Karim Moustaghfir, PhD
Al Akhawayn University
Kongkiti Phusavat, PhD
Anna Rakowska, PhD
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
Muddassar Sarfraz, PhD
HRM, Organizational Psychology, Management
School of Management
Zhejiang Shuren University
Ping Wang, PhD
Management, business analytics
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA, USA
Statistical Associate Editor
Plamen Vladkov Mirazchiyski, PhD
Educational Research Institute, Slovenia
Social Media Editor
Serban Miclea, PhD
Faculty of Management in Production and Transportation
Politechnica University Timisoara
Zubair Akram, PhD
School of Management and Economics
Beijing Institute of Technology
Isam Najib AlFuqaha, PhD
Counselling Psychology Department, Faculty of Arts
Philadelphia University Jordan
Katarina Babnik, PhD
University of Ljubljana
Oğuz Basol, PhD
Patrick Chang Boon N. Lee, PhD
Faculty of Business Administration
University of Macau, Taipa, Macao
Tamar Dolidze, PhD
Batumi State Maritime Academy / Pegaso International
Zahid Hussain, PhD
School of International Trade and Economics
University of International Business and Economics
Monika Jakubiak, PhD
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
Susana A. de Juana-Espinosa, PhD
Business Organization Department
Universidad de Alicante
Catalina Lomos, PhD
Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research
Luigia Melillo, PhD
Desmond W. Ng, PhD
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX, USA
Miguel R. Olivas-Luján, PhD
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarion, PA, USA
Haruthai Numprasertchai, PhD
Vivek Patkar, PhD
Marathi Vidnyan Parishad
Yixin Qiu, PhD
J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics
National University of Ireland
Boaz Ronen, PhD (Professor Emeritus)
Coller School of Management
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel
Mojca Rožman, PhD
International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA)
Citlalli Sánchez-Alvarez, PhD
Autonomous University of Baja California
Métrica Educativa A.C.
Andrés Sandoval-Hernandez, PhD
University of Bath
Bath, United Kingdom
Academy of Economic Studies
Aleš Trunk, PhD
International School for Business and Social Studies
Ali Türkyilmaz, PhD
Department of Innovation, Management, and Marketing
University of Stavanger
Bistra Vassileva, PhD
University of Economics
Shouyang Wang, PhD
Institute of Systems Science
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Garry Wei-Han Tan, PhD
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Chunjiang Yang, PhD
School of Economics and Management
Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List
Business Source Complete
Cabell's Guide or Directory
DBLP Bibliography Server
Educational Research Abstracts
Emerald Management Reviews
Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative
Human Resources Abstracts
International Abstracts in Operations Research
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
UMI Serials Acquisitions
Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index
By default, articles published in Human Systems Management are available only to institutions and individuals with access rights. However, the journal offers all authors the option to purchase open access publication for their article as part of the IOS Press Open Library. This means that the final published version will be freely available to anyone worldwide, indefinitely, under a Creative Commons license and without the need to purchase access to the article. This is also referred to as “gold” open access.
Gold open access pricing
Authors who choose gold open access publication will be subject to an article publication charge of € 1500 / US$ 1500 for publication under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license or € 2150 / US$ 2150 for publication under the CC BY 4.0 license. Pricing is exclusive of possible taxes. After an article is accepted for publication, the corresponding author will be informed regarding the open access option during the production stages, and will have the opportunity to purchase open access for their article. It could be that the open access fee of an article is waived completely due an institutional agreement IOS Press has with the corresponding authors' institution. Please check the institutional agreements page for details.
Green open access
Authors who do not make use of the gold open access option may still make their article freely available using self-archiving, also referred to as green open access. Authors may make their final accepted manuscript available for free download from their personal or institutional website or institutional archive. This model is free for the author.
Peer Review Policy
Human Systems Management is a peer-reviewed journal. Articles submitted to the journal undergo a single blind peer review process. This means that the identity of the authors is known to the reviewers but the identity of the reviewers is not communicated to the authors. Please visit our reviewer guidelines for further information about how to conduct a review.
After automatic plagiarism screening through iThenticate, all submitted manuscripts are subjected to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief or the assigned Associated Editor and, if found suitable for further consideration, to rigorous peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Reasons to reject a paper in the pre-screening process could for example be because the work does not fall within the aims and scope, the writing is of poor quality, the instructions to authors were not followed or the presented work is not novel.
Papers deemed suitable to be reviewed will be assigned to a handling editor (who might be the Editor-in-Chief or an Associate Editor). The handling editor will then invite reviewers to comment on the work. As a standard policy, decisions are based on at least two reviews. The Editor-in-Chief strives to ensure a typical turnaround time of 3 months.
Reviewers are asked to judge a paper on at least:
- Significance to field
- Relevance to journal
- Data analysis
- Literature review
- Writing style/clarity
Based on the received reviews the handling editor will propose to the Editor-in-Chief a recommendation:
- Minor revisions required
- Major revisions required
They mean the following:
- The manuscript is suitable for publication and only requires minor polishing; thus, no further reviews are requested.
- The authors are required to make moderate changes to their manuscript. The manuscript becomes acceptable for publication if the changes proposed by the reviewers and editors are successfully addressed. The revised manuscript will be examined by the Editor in Chief and possibly sent back to all (or a selection of) reviewers for a second round of reviews. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
- The manuscript cannot be accepted for publication in its current form. However, a major revision which addresses all issues raised by the reviewers may be acceptable for publication. The revised manuscript will undergo a full second round of review. Authors are requested to provide a letter to the reviewers detailing the improvements made for the resubmission.
- The manuscript is rejected as it is deemed to be out of scope, not relevant, or not meeting the journal’s quality standards in terms of significance, novelty, and/or presentation.
Authors are notified by the Editor-in-Chief, whose decision is final.
In-house submissions are subjected to the peer review process described above. Co-authors who are also members of the Editorial Board are not involved in any way with the peer review process of articles of their (co-)authorship.
Strategic Revival of HSM
The following papers are published within the Strategic Revival of HSM program (all are free to read until June 30, 2022):
40 years of Human Systems Management (editorial) – Širca, Nada Trunk
Entering the age of accelerated change: In search of equilibrium (editorial) – Prof. Milan Zeleny
Human systems management: A retrospective of 40 years – Shahzad, Imran Ahmed | Farrukh, Muhammad | Wu, Yihua | Trunk, Nada
The comparison study on employees’ adoption of public and enterprise social networks – Qi, Jiayin | Wu, Lianren | Xiong, Miaomiao | Hu, Shuaibo
The roots of evolutionary economics: Crisis, transformation and metamorphosis – Prof. Milan Zeleny
So far and yet so near: The emerging characteristics, forms and configurations of organizational proximity in the context of digitalization – Peng, Hongxia
Emotional labor: A comprehensive literature review – Yang, Chunjiang | Chen, Aobo
Does higher education properly prepare graduates for the growing artificial intelligence market? Gaps’ identification using text mining – Benhayoun, Lamiae | Lang, Daniel
Virtual migration of higher education institutions in times of crisis: Major challenges and critical success factors – Shatat, Ahmad Saleh | Shatat, Abdallah Saleh
Ready for the future? Employability skills and competencies in the twenty-first century: The view of international experts – Rakowska, Anna | de Juana-Espinosa, Susana
Editorial to Human Systems Management volume 40 issue 6 – Zeleny, Milan | Trunk Širca, Nada
The evolutionary circular and human centered city: Towards an ecological and humanistic “re-generation” of the current city governance – Girard, Luigi Fusco
From training to learning: Transition of a workplace for industry 4.0 – Rassameethes, Bordin | Phusavat, Kongkiti | Pastuszak, Zbigniew | Hidayanto, Achmad Nizar | Majava, Jukka
Exploring the relationship between corporate social responsibility actions and employee retention: A human resource management perspective – Boutmaghzoute, Hajar | Moustaghfir, Karim
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