Journal of Management Studies


JMS is included in the FT50; the list of 50 journals used by the Financial Times in compiling the Business School research rank, including both the Global MBA and EMBA rankings.

Impact Factor 2016: 3.962

5-year Impact Factor: 7.236

InCites Journal Citation Reports (formerly ISI) Ranking: 2016: 17/121 (Business); 23/194 (Management)

The JMS Mission Statement

The Journal of Management Studies was established in 1963 to publish original, innovative, and high-quality papers that advance conceptual and empirical knowledge, and address practice in the area of management and organization.

By ‘advance conceptual and empirical knowledge’ we mean that papers should aim to develop strong theoretical and/or empirical insights that increase our understanding of behaviour both in organizations and of organizations in their environments. The journal attaches no priority to either the subjects of study, or the methodological approach adopted, so long as these are theoretically grounded. Our ultimate criterion for a paper’s acceptability is that it significantly contributes to the development of coherent bodies of knowledge, so that an informed reader is likely to learn something new from it.

By ‘address practice’ we mean that papers should enable practitioners, or those who teach practitioners, to gain insight into management and organization. We emphasize that the lessons for practice need to be grounded in rigorous theoretical and empirical research.

Aims and Scope

Consistently highly ranked in the Management category of the ISI Journal Citation Reports, the Journal of Management Studies (JMS) is a globally respected, multidisciplinary journal with a long established history of excellence in management research. JMS publishes innovative empirical and conceptual articles which advance knowledge of management and organisation broadly defined, in such fields as organization theory, organizational behaviour, human resource management, strategy, international business, entrepreneurship, innovation and critical management studies. JMS has an inclusive ethos and is open to a wide range of methodological approaches and philosophical underpinnings.

cope-logo-web-350JMS is a member of, and subscribes to the principles of, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)