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: first decisions in 16 days; acceptance to publication in 5.8 days (median values for MDPI journals 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
Leadership in the Workplace Guest Editor: James Stuart Pounder
Deadline: 31 January 2023
Special Issue in Merits
Sustainable Human Resource Management in the Context of Emerging Technologies Guest Editor: Živilė Stankevičiūtė
Deadline: 28 February 2023
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: 31 May 2023
Special Issue in Merits
Feature Papers in Merits from Editorial Board Members Guest Editor: Wendy M. Purcell
Deadline: 30 June 2023
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