Merits is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on virtues, talents and human resources published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions. 
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 19.7 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.8 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2022).
  • 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
Changing Realities for Women and Work: The Impact of COVID-19 and Prospects for the Post-Pandemic Work World Guest Editors: Tina Wu, Randal Joy Thompson, Chrys Egan
Deadline: 31 May 2023
Special Issue in Merits
Feature Papers in Merits from Editorial Board Members Guest Editor: Wendy M. Purcell
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Special Issue in Merits
School Management and Effectiveness Guest Editor: Sophia Anastasiou
Deadline: 20 November 2023
Special Issue in Merits
People—the Next Sustainability Frontier Guest Editor: Wendy M. Purcell
Deadline: 31 December 2023
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