Merits is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on virtues, talents and human resources published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access—free to download, share, and reuse content. Authors receive recognition for their contribution when the paper is reused. 
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 12 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: APC discount vouchers, optional signed peer review, and reviewer names published annually in the journal.
  • Merits is a companion journal of Sustainability.
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Special Issue in Merits
Sustainable Human Resource Management in the Context of Emerging Technologies Guest Editor: Živilė Stankevičiūtė
Deadline: 31 January 2022
Special Issue in Merits
Changing Realities for Women and Work: The Impact of COVID-19 and Prospects for the Post-Pandemic Work World Guest Editors: Randal Joy Thompson, Chrys Egan, Tina Wu
Deadline: 15 September 2022
Special Issue in Merits
Stress Management and Interventions Guest Editors: Tiziana Ramaci, Massimiliano Barattucci, Muhammad Shakil Ahmad
Deadline: 30 September 2022
Special Issue in Merits
Talent Management – A Paradigm Shift in Human Resources Management? Guest Editors: Anca Draghici, Poh Kiat NG, Jian Ai YEOW
Deadline: 30 November 2022
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