About the journal


Journal of Human and Work is an academic peer-reviewed journal and published twice a year.

As an open access journal, it has started to publish scholarly articles in English or Turkish since 2014 and is freely accessible via the Internet for immediate worldwide, open access to the full text of articles serving the best interests of the scientific community.

The journal aims to publish empirical or theoretical studies in all areas of organizational behavior. The journal will focus on topics associated with organizational behavior within and across individual, group and organizational levels of analysis, including:

  • Individual level; personality, perception, attitudes, values, motivation, stress, emotions, and committment
  • Group level; group structure and size, leadership, power, influence, and political behavior
  • Organization level; issues such as change management and human resources and applications
  • Across levels; performance, job satisfaction, absenteeism, employment, workforce diversity, career, work-life balance, and topics such as organizational culture and climate. 

Why Journal of Human and Work

Journal of Human and Work is a scholarly journal which covers the studies and recent developments in the field of organizational behavior. The journal focuses on the topics such as human and work related theories in organizational behaviour area and real life applications of these topics in work settings. 


Scholars, educators, practitioners and researchers in the field of Business Administration, Management and Organization, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, Behavioral Sciences, Industrial and Organizational Psychology 

For Authors

The journal is an international, peer-reviewed, non-profit, professional scientific journal. The journal accepts manuscripts related to organizational behaviour. The journal is published online two times in a year. The article being submitted should be either in English or Turkish. The journal publishes research employing a variety of qualitative and/or quantitative methods and approaches in all areas of the organizational behaviour field. The journal welcomes articles from different institutions and countries.

Manuscript submission should be made using the online system. Manuscript formats should be MS Office (* .doc or * .docx) format. The submission cannot have been previously published, nor can it be before another journal for consideration. If manuscript is based on a conference paper, it must have been substantially revised, expanded and rewritten so that it is significantly different from the conference paper or presentation on which it is based.

Peer Review Policy

The journal uses a system of double-blind peer review, under which the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa.

The Editor first evaluates all manuscripts. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to at least two experts for review. This journal employs double blind reviewing, where both the referee and author remain anoymous throughout the process. Referees are matched to the paper according to their expertise. Typically the manuscript will be reviewed within three months. A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the referees.

Plagiarism Policy

The journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”.

The editor check the plagiarism issue with two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (i.e., ithenticate.com). All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.

When plagiarism is detected, by either peer reviewers or editorial office, before or after acceptance, during editing, or at any time before publication, the editor will alert the author, asking her or him to rewrite or quote exactly and to cite the original source. If the plagiarism is extensive (for example, if at least 25% of the original submission is plagiarized) the article may be rejected and the author's employer/institution notified of the infraction. If plagiarism is detected after publication, the editors will notify readers of the infraction through an editor's note in the journal, and the author's employer/institution may be notified of the breach.

Publication Ethics

The journal supports the development of, and practical application of consistent ethical standards throughout the scholarly publishing community (Committee on Publication Ethics -COPE).

Duties of Editors

  • Publication decision: The Editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The Editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and subjected to such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor may confer with reviewers in making this decision.
  • Fair play: Manuscripts shall be evaluated solely on their intellectual merit without regard to authors’ race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.
  • Confidentiality:The Editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.

Duties of Reviewers

  • Contribution to Editorial Decision
  • Promptness
  • Confidentiality
  • Standards of Objectivity
  • Acknowledgement of Source
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Duties of Authors

  • Authors submitting manuscript to the journal should ensure that this submission is original work and is neither currently under consideration for publication elsewhere, nor has been published as a copyrighted material before.

Manuscript Submission

Authors are required to submit articles online. 

File formats for manuscripts should be .doc, and .docx. Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the authorities responsible where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, the article will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in Turkish or in any other language, without the consent of the publisher.

There is no Article Submission fee, No Article Publication fee and No Article Processing fee. Papers would be selected on the grounds of authenticity, originality and depth of research.

Manuscript Preparation

File Format: All files should be submitted as a Word document.

Manuscript Language: Manuscript should be either in English or Turkish language. For manuscript in English language, spelling should follow one of American or British conventions and must be consistent throughout the text.

Manuscript Length: Manuscript should be between 4000 and 7500 words in length.

General Rules for Text: The journal uses the most recent APA (American Psychological Association) guidelines. All papers should be double-spaced throughout, (including the reference section) with one inch margins all around. Do not add extra lines between paragraphs or sections. The font should be 12 pt and be a "serif" type style, such as Times or Courier. All paragraphs should be indented half an inch, not five spaces. Only one space should be added between the period at the end of a sentence and the first letter of the next.

Parts of the Manuscript: Manuscripts should be presented in the following order: title page, abstract and keywords, text, acknowledgements, references, tables, figures, and footnotes.

Title page: The title page should contain (i) the title of the paper, (ii) the full names of the authors, (iii) the authors’ affiliation which identifies the location of the author(s) at the time the research was conducted, which is usually an institution, and (iv) the full postal and email address, plus facsimile and telephone numbers, of the author to whom correspondence about the manuscript should be sent. The title should be short and informative, and be no longer than 12 words long.

Abstract and key words: All manuscripts must have a brief abstract that states in 150 words. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the methods employed, the principal results, and major conclusions. The abstract should not contain abbreviations or references. Five key words should be supplied below the abstract in alphabetical order.

Text: The text should be organized into an introductory section, conveying the background and purpose of the research, and then into sections identified with subheadings. 

Acknowledgements: The source of financial grants and other funding must be acknowledged. The contribution of colleagues or institutions should also be acknowledged.

References: The reference list should include only and all of the sources the author actually cited in the text. The reference list should start on a new page and should have the word “References” centered at the top of the page. The items on reference list should be arranged alphabetically by the author's last name, letter by letter, interfiling books, and articles. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters "a", "b", "c", etc., placed after the year of publication. All references must be double spaced. An extra line should not be added between references, "hanging indents" should be used, meaning that the first line of each reference goes all the way to the left margin, with the following lines of each reference indented. Each reference cited in the text must appear in the reference list, and each entry in the reference list must be cited in the text.

Text citations consist of the author’s name (or the title of the work if no author is indicated), the date of publication, and page citation (if appropriate): (Smith, 1999). Multiple references should be shown in alphabetical order.

For one or two authors, cite the names every time the reference occurs: Smith and Jones (2001) or (Smith & Jones, 2001).

For more three to five authors, cite all authors in the first instance, thereafter, only first author followed by "et al." and the year of publication: Campbell, Brady, Bradley, and Smithson (1991) found ... (first citation) ……….. Campbell et al. (1991) found ... (subsequent citations).

For with six or more authors, cite only the first author followed by "et al." and the year. In the list of references give all names up to and including six authors.

Reference examples:

Book: McGregor, D. M. (1960). The human side of enterprise. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Article in an edited book: Ang, S. & Van Dyne, L. (2008). Conceptualization of cultural intelligence: Definition, distinctiveness, and nomological network. In S. Ang, & L. Van Dyne, (Eds.). Handbook of cultural intelligence: Theory, measurement, and applications (pp. 3-15). Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.

Journal article: Van Rooy, D., & Viswesvaran, C. (2004). Emotional intelligence: A meta-analytic investigation of predictive validity and nomological net. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 65(1), 71-95.

Unpublished dissertation or thesis: Author, A. A. (2005). Title of doctoral dissertation or masters thesis (Unpublished doctoral dissertation or master's thesis). Name of Institution, Location.

Paper (or poster) presentation: Presenter, A. A. (Year, Month). Title of paper or poster. Paper or poster session presented at the meeting of Organization Name, Location.

Technical or Research Report: Author, A. A. (Year). Title of work (Report No. ???). Location:Publisher.

Entire Book, Electronic Version: Author, A. A. (Year). Title of work. Doi:???, or Author, A. A. (Year). Title of work. Retrived from http://www.????

Online Blog, Video, and Message Postings: Author, a. A. (Year, month, Day). Title of post [Description of form]. Retrieved from htttp://www.????

Tables and Figures: Type tables and figures on a separate page with the legend above. All tables should be supplied on separate sheets, not included within the text. Please identify where in the text the table should appear by noting “Table 1 approx here”; there should also be a mention of the table in the text (e.g.: see Table 1). Figures should be supplied as high quality, and original artwork. Figures should be cited in consecutive order in the text (e.g.: see Figure 1).

Footnotes: Footnotes should not be used for citing references. Footnotes should be placed as a list at the end of the paper only, not at the foot of each page. Keep footnotes brief: they should contain only short comments tangential to the main argument of the paper.

Open Access Policy 

Journal of Human and Work is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access. 

Please feel free to visit the following links in order to find further information about the Free and Open Access initiative:

The names and email addresses in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal; will not be open to be used for different purposes, or any other person.

Copyright Policy

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).