Project Management Journal (PMJ) Mission Statement

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The Project Management Journal’s mission is to shape world thinking on the need for and impact of managing projects by publishing cutting-edge research that advances theory and evidence-based practice.

Projects represent a growing proportion of human activity in large, small, private and public organizations. They are used to execute organizational strategy and to sustain organizational activities. Projects are the engine of tomorrow’s innovation, value creation, and strategic change.

PMJ addresses these challenges and opportunities by encouraging the development and application of novel theories, concepts, frameworks, research methods, designs, and teaching case studies. It invites articles on projects, programs, project portfolios; megaprojects; project-based organizations, project networks, project business, and the projectification of society.  Within these contexts, the Journal encourages submissions on the following topics, among others: governance; strategy; innovation and entrepreneurship; organizational change, learning, capabilities, and routines; information systems and technology; complexity and uncertainty; ethics; leadership; teams; and stakeholder management.

The Journal values contributions both from within and beyond project management to augment and transform theory and practice.

The Editors of Project Management Journal®


Hans Georg Gemünden | BI Norwegian Business School

The Human Side of Projects, Project Management and Project-Based Organizations

Monique Aubry | University of Quebec at Montreal

Ralf Müller | BI Norwegian Business School

Jonas Söderlund | BI Norwegian Business School

ICT as a Facilitator of Project Management and the Management of ICT Projects

Cecil Eng Huang Chua | University of Auckland

Gary Klein | University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Fred Niederman | Saint Louis University

Project Business and Project Networks

Andrew Davies | University College London

Jaakko Kujala | University of Oulu

John Steen | University of Queensland

Innovation Through Projects, Programs, and Portfolios

Tim Brady | University of Brighton

Catherine Killen | University of Technology Sydney

Alexander Kock | TU Darmstadt

Christophe Midler | École Polytechnique

Submitting to the Project Management Journal

Articles submitted to the Journal are double-blind reviewed. Please see the Project Management Journal editorial guidelines for further information. PMJ is a journal to disseminate and discuss project management research. It is not a platform to discuss the content or quality of PMI standards, credentials or certifications, and those of other standard-setting organizations.

Project Management Journal is published by PMI and a collaboration between PMI Publications and PMI Academic Resources. The Journal publishes six times per year and occasionally features special issues on select topics: February/March, April/May, June/July, August/September, October/November, and December/January.

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