Human Resource Development Quarterly

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Impact Factor: 0.833

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 13/27 (Industrial Relations & Labor); 50/76 (Psychology Applied); 127/185 (Management)

Online ISSN: 1532-1096

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We are happy to announce that Human Resource Development Quarterly is now part of Wiley's Early View service. Articles will now be published on a regular basis online in advance of their appearance in a print issue. These articles are fully peer reviewed, edited, and complete—they only lack page numbers and volume/issue details—and are considered fully published from the date they first appear online. This date is shown within the published article online. Because Early View articles are considered fully complete, please bear in mind that changes cannot be made to an article after the online publication date even if it is still yet to appear in print. The articles are available as full text HTML or PDF and can be cited as references by using their Digital Object Identifier (DOI) numbers. For more information on DOIs, please see

To view all the articles currently available, please visit the journal homepage on and simply click on the “Early View” area at the top of the list of issues available to view. Upon print publication, the article will be removed from the Early View area and will appear instead in the relevant online issue, complete with page numbers and volume/issue details. No other changes will be made. The implementation of Early View for Human Resource Development Quarterly represents our commitment to get manuscripts available to view to the academic community as quickly as possible, reducing time to publication considerably without sacrificing quality or completeness (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2014).

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2014 Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award Announced

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Swanson Award

Begun in 1995, the Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award is awarded each year by the Academy of Human Resource Development for the most outstanding article from across all issues in the most recent volume of Human Resource Development Quarterly.

This prestigious award is, this year, given to the most outstanding refereed research article published in Human Resource Development Quarterly, volume 25, issues 1-4 inclusive. This year, nominations for the top three most outstanding articles were sought from all 49 members of the HRDQ Editorial Board. A total of 73 nominations were received, and this included at least one nomination for 17 of the 18 possible articles in Volume 25. Upon receipt of these nominations, the Swanson Committee Co-Chair, Dr Valerie Anderson, tallied the results and shared the details of the finalists with the Swanson Award Committee. This year’s committee was composed of Dr. Maura Sheehan (Co-Chair), Dr. Travor Brown, Dr. David McGuire, and Professor Jim Stewart. The Swanson Award Committee then conducted a further review of the finalists and submitted their individual rankings and comments to the Co-Chairs.

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