Journal Statistics

We are delighted to announce that the Human Relations Impact Factor is 5.7 and is now ranked 4th out of 110 journals in the Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary JCR and 83rd out of 227 journals in the Management JCR

The 5 Year Impact Factor is now 6.6.

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 2021.

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: 5.7
Ranked: 4/110 in Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary and 83/227 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: 6.6

Source: 2022 Journal Citation Reports® (Web of Science Group, 2021).

Article usage

1,013,079 Human Relations full-text articles downloaded by readers in 2023.

Acceptance rate

We received 1,415  submissions in 2023 and accepted 3% of these articles.

Further statistics can be found here.

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