Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

Article publication date: 9 May 2008



"Jim" Jawahar, I.M. and van Emmerik, H. (2008), "Editorial", Career Development International, Vol. 13 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/cdi.2008.13713caa.001



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Article Type: Editorial From: Career Development International, Volume 13, Issue 3.

We would like to thank Emerald’s selection team for giving us the opportunity to serve as Editors of Career Development International (CDI). Hetty and I feel honored.

Hetty and I are confident in our collective ability to work with the editorial board members, associate editors, reviewers and, most of all, prospective authors to elevate the profile and prestige of CDI. We are optimistic about the journal’s role in shaping discourse on careers and related topics.

CDI is a truly international journal. Take a look at the composition of the Editorial Advisory Board. The Editors, Associate Editors, and Board Members come from across the globe. Very few journals or corporations can boast such an international management crew. One of the most significant advantages this offers is that the best ideas/papers will be accepted for publication regardless of their country or continent of origin. We aspire to only publish quality papers. We do not prefer one methodology over another or one level of analysis over another.

As editors, our goals are to:

  • increase the number and, more importantly, the quality of submissions;

  • further diversify board representation;

  • reduce review time; and

  • promote the journal at appropriate venues.

Over the last few months, we have made progress toward each of these goals, and we anticipate continuing this positive trend.

We will be remiss if we fail to publicly recognize the outgoing Editor, Professor Yehuda Baruch. He has done a remarkable job for CDI and the profession, and we thank him for it. He has, indeed, left the journal in better shape than when he assumed its editorship, a practice we intend to follow.

As in previous years, we intend to continue publishing Special Issues on topics that deal with important issues and concerns or that address emerging trends. Readers and prospective authors are encouraged to contact us with their ideas for special issues.

We are proud to begin our term as Editors with an excellent collection of contributions from noted organizational scholars. Our goal is for each issue to be comprised of high quality articles.

We look forward to another great year for CDI!

I.M. “Jim” Jawahar, Hetty van Emmerik

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