About the Journal
Focus and Scope
Journal of Positive Management is committed to integrating both scholars and practitioners around the positive approach to organizations and management. It creates a forum for sharing ideas concerning the importance of positive relations, traits and states of organizations as factors of organizational development. Thus, The Journal of Positive Management is receptive to variety of perspectives, including those seeking to development of, as well as those critical of positive approach to management.
Objectives and Scope
Journal of Positive Management is the forum integrating academics, researchers and practitioners around problems of modern management. Particularly, we would like to encourage and inspire contributors to adopt positive perspective in their analysis and discussions. Positive management is an emerging approach focusing on strengths and positive phenomenon in the organization as a source of its development and success. This new paradigm should be regarded as a complement and supplement to the perspective of overcoming troubles and negatives dominating so far in management studies.
Adopting the perspective specified above contributors should cover the theoretical development and the practical application of both the “hard” and “soft” aspects of management, including:
- organizational behavior,
- leadership and power in an organization,
- strategic management,
- corporate social responsibility,
- human resources management,
- quality management and business/organizational excellence,
- performance measurement and self-assessment,
- management system standards,
- knowledge management.
Research, case studies and examples can be cited from the public and private sectors of industry and commerce, including manufacturing, health, education, local government and other service firms.
Contributions should emphasize any practical implications of the research or findings as well as future research implications (including lessons from unsuccessful initiatives).
Journal of Positive Management only prints articles which have not been published elsewhere in English. The Editor may consider an article which has previously been published in another language. In such cases, the author must make this clear. Valuable conference papers will also be considered.
The aim of the Journal of Positive Management is to become well recognized periodical among periodicals in the field of management listed on A and B lists revealed by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. According to the Ministry grading scale the Journal of Positive Management has got a score of 4 points.
The Journal is published once a year with aspiration to become a quarterly. It is published in a paper version as well as an on-line version. The paper version is a reference (original) one.
Peer Review Process
Each paper is reviewed by the Editor and if it is judged suitable for this publication it is then sent to two reviewers for double blind peer review. Based on their recommendations the Editor then decides whether the paper should be accepted as is, revised (minor or major revision) or rejected. Following revision, major revisions papers return to the original reviewers for their decision. The review process is a constructive one, aimed at making good contributions better. As such, reviews look for: clarity of expression and readability, implications and applications and conformance to editorial objectives.
Open Access Policy
The journal offers access to the contents in the open access system on the principles of non-exclusive license Creative Commons (CC BY-ND 3.0).