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
Feature Papers in Merits from Editorial Board Members Guest Editor: Wendy M. Purcell
Deadline: 30 June 2023
Special Issue in Merits
Talent Management – a Paradigm Shift in Human Resources Management? Guest Editors: Anca Draghici, Poh Kiat Ng, Jian Ai Yeow
Deadline: 10 October 2023
Special Issue in Merits
Leadership in the Workplace Guest Editor: James Stuart Pounder
Deadline: 31 October 2023
Special Issue in Merits
HRM Leading the Way to Workplace Happiness Guest Editors: Carla Maria Marques Curado, Paulo Lopes Henriques, Helena Mateus Jerónimo, Lucía Muñoz-Pascual
Deadline: 15 November 2023
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