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Journal of Human Values

Journal of Human Values

Published in Association with Management Centre for Human Values, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

Founder Editor
S K Chakraborty Former Convenor, Management Centre for Human Values, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Bhaskar Chakrabarti Professor of Public Policy & Management and Coordinator, Management Centre for Human Values, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India

eISSN: 09730737 | ISSN: 09716858 | Current volume: 24 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: 3 Times/Year
The Journal of Human Values provides an understanding of how in order for individuals, organizations and societies to endure and function effectively, it is essential that an individual's positive exalting forces be rediscovered and revitalized.

The Journal of Human Values addresses the impact of human values along a variety of dimensions: the relevance of human values in today's world; human values at the organizational level; and the culture-specificity of human values.

The journal provides an international forum for the exchange of ideas, principles and processes concerning the application of human values to organizations, institutions and the world at large. It addresses the historico-social origins and the cross-fertilization between culture since many operational human values are clearly culture-specific.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Electronic Access:
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The Journal of Human Values (JHV) is a peer-reviewed biannual journal which addresses the topic of human values from a multidisciplinary perspective and provides a fresh approach to understanding the relevance of human values in the present context. The journal offers a broad spectrum of holistic perspectives and best practices to deal effectively with uncertainty and ambiguity in complex and culturally diverse environments. It provides means and methods for celebrating diversity across cultures while ensuring local relevance. It attempts to enlighten individuals and organizations on social, cultural and environmental responsibility.

JHV addresses the impact of human values along a variety of dimensions: the relevance of human values in today’s world, human values at the organization level and the culture speci?city of human values. It provides an international forum for the exchange of ideas, principles and processes concerning the application of human values to organizations, institutions and the world at large.

The journal plays a major role in opening up new frontiers of knowledge creation and dissemination, adding value to existing frameworks and practices. Work published in the journal contributes to inclusive and sustainable development. It aims to achieve an authentic synthesis of Western and Eastern approaches to management of human values, at the individual and organizational levels by creating frameworks of knowledge and methods of application of the same.

The journal provides research and insights on concepts and methods related to human values from a wide variety of classical and contemporary literature. Articles are drawn from all over the world and further globally relevant learning.

Editorial Committee
Anirvan Pant Strategic Management Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India
C Panduranga Bhatta Behavioural Ethics and Communications Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Manish Thakur Public Policy & Management Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Nimruji Prasad J Behavioural Sciences Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Partha Ray Economics Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Editorial Advisory Board
Alexandra Y Benz Bordeaux Business School, France
Anup K Sinha Economics Group, and Co-ordinator, Centre for Development and Environmental Policy, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Kolkata, India
Arindam Chakrabarti East-West Centre, Department of Philosophy, University of Hawaii, USA
Bengt Gustavsson School of Business, Stockholm University, Sweden
Dipesh Chakraborty Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, USA
Dong Ki Kim National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea
Georges Enderle University of Notre Dame, USA
Karma Tshering Director, Royal Institute of Management, Thimphu, Bhutan
Kenneth Goodpaster University of St Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Laszlo Zsolnai Business Ethics Center, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
Prakash S Sethi President, International Centre for Corporate Accountability, Baruch College, CUNY, New York, USA
Ramachandra Guha Social Analyst, India
S Gregory Kannur University, Thalassery, Kerala, India
Sushil Mittal Department of Philosophy and Religion, James Madison University, USA
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  • Submission Guidelines for Journal of Human Values

    Manuscript Submission: Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: Prof. Bhaskar Chakrabarti, The Editor, Journal of Human Values, Management Centre for Human Values, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Joka, Diamond Harbour Road, Kolkata 700 014. E-mail: All submissions should be made electronically, as e-mail attachment, using Microsoft Word or other standard word processing software.

    Format of Manuscripts: All articles should be prepared using double-spacing throughout (not only the text but also displayed quotations, tables, notes, references and any other matter). The text of manuscripts should not ordinarily exceed 5,000 words. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words and up to six keywords. Book reviews must contain the name of the author/editor and the book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, date of publication, number of pages and price.

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    • Citations and References: Citations and References Guidelines specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) must be followed.
    • References: A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article.
      • Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work. In each reference, authors’ names are inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six authors and then use et al. after the sixth author’s name.
      • Chronological listing: If more than one work by the same author(s) is cited, they should be listed in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest.
      • Sentence case: In references, sentence case (only the first word and any proper noun are capitalized – e.g., ‘The software industry in India’) is to be followed for the titles of papers, books, articles, etc.
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    In-text citations:

    • One work by one author: (Kessler, 2003, p. 50) or ‘Kessler (2003) found that among  the epidemiological samples..’.​​
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      If abbreviations are provided, then the style to be followed is: (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2003) in the first citation and (NIMH, 2003) in subsequent citations.

    • ​​​​​​​Two or more works by same author: (Gogel, 1990, 2006, in press)
    • ​​​​​​​Two or more works with different authors: (Gogel, 1996; Miller, 1999)
    • ​​​​​​​Secondary sources: Allport's diary (as cited in Nicholson, 2003).
    • ​​​​​​​Films: (Name of the Director, Year of release 


    • ​​​​​​​Books:
      Patnaik, Utsa (2007). The republic of hunger. New Delhi: Three Essays Collective.
    • Edited Books:
      Amanor, Kojo S., & Moyo, S. (Eds) (2008). Land and sustainable development in Africa. London and New York: Zed Books

    • Translated books:
      Amin, S. (1976). Unequal development (trans. B. Pearce). London and New York: Monthly Review Press.

    • Book chapters:
      Chachra, S. (2011). The national question in India. In S. Moyo and P. Yeros (Eds), Reclaiming the nation (pp. 67–78). London and New York: Pluto Press.

    • Journal articles:
      Foster, J.B. (2010). The financialization of accumulation. Monthly Review, 62(5),1−17. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225 [DOI number optional]

    • Newsletter article, no author:
      Six sites meet for comprehensive anti-gang intiative conference. (2006, November/December). OOJDP News @ a Glance. Retrieved from
      [Please do not place a period at the end of an online reference.]

    • Newspaper article:
      Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

    • In-press article:
      Briscoe, R. (in press). Egocentric spatial representation in action and perception. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Retrieved from

    • Non-English reference book, title translated into English:
      Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lengua espanola [Dictionary of the Spanish Language] (22nd ed.). Madrid, Spain: Author. 

    • Special issue or section in a journal:
      Haney, C., & Wiener, R.L. (Eds) (2004). Capital punishment in the United States [Special Issue]. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 10(4), 1−17.

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