Journal Statistics

We are delighted to announce that the Human Relations Impact Factor is 5.732 and is now ranked 2nd out of 110 journals in the Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary JCR and 66th out of 226 journals in the Management JCR

The 5 Year Impact Factor is now 7.110 and the journal is ranked 3rd out of 110 in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary and 59th out of 226 in Management.

Human Relations works hard to provide authors with a timely decision and high-quality feedback on their submission. We also endeavour to provide prompt publication of accepted papers. Here are some indicators of our recent editorial performance:

Journal Quality Lists

Human Relations is an A* journal – the highest category of quality – in the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List. Journals ranked A* represent approximately the top 6.8% of listed Business and Management journals.

Human Relations is ranked 4 in the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) Academic Journal Guide 2018.

Human Relations is included in the FT50 list of journals used by the Financial Times in compiling the FT Research rank, included in the Global MBA, EMBA and Online MBA rankings.

Impact factor

2-year impact factor: 5.732
Ranked: 2/110 in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary and 66/226 in Management
Total citations made in the JCR year to content published in a journal in the prior two years are divided by the number of articles and reviews published by the journal in the prior two years.

5-year impact factor: 7.110
Ranked: 3/108 in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary and 59/226 in Management)
Total citations made in the JCR year to content published in a journal in the prior five years are divided by the number of articles and reviews published by the journal in the prior five years.

Source: 2020 Journal Citation Reports® (Web of Science Group, 2020).

Article usage

Well over three-quarters of a million (877,879) Human Relations full-text articles downloaded by readers in 2020.

Acceptance rate

We received our highest ever number of regular submissions in 2020: 1151 – a 23% increase on the previous year. We accepted 6% of these articles.

Further statistics can be found here.

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