About Merits


Merits (ISSN 2673-8104) is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal covering all aspects of people and work.

Merits focuses on contemporary research in human resources, leadership, management and governance that enable people to thrive at and through their work. Offering insights into work-based strategies to advance employee engagement, creativity and productivity, Merits examines how equity, belonging and inclusion are championed alongside wellbeing and innovation. Talent development, frameworks, analytics and issues of governance are included. Merits publishes peer-reviewed research articles, reviews, case studies, scholarly opinion pieces and communications, and encourages the translation of research insights into implementation in practice for maximal impact on people and work. While Merits has no restriction regarding the length of papers, authors are encouraged to be succinct in their writing.


  • Human resources
  • Human resources management (HRM)
  • Future trends in HRM
  • International HRM
  • Human capital
  • People analytics
  • Organizational/Work culture and employee engagement
  • Well-being and human flourishing
  • Labor studies
  • Employment relations
  • Employment law
  • Labor disputes and resolutions
  • Human resources and technology
  • AI and work
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Professionalism
  • Competition and innovation in the workplace
  • Professional development
  • Management and governance
  • Organizational structures
  • Leadership
  • Intellectual Capital
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Work–life balance
  • Hybrid/flexible work
  • Parental-Leave and maternity leave policy

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