Project Management Journal (PMJ) Mission Statement

Current Impact Factor - 5.0

5 Year Impact Factor - 5.7

The Project Management Journal’s mission is to shape 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®


Ralf Müller, DBA, MBA, PMP, Professor of Project Management, Department of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway
Giorgio Locatelli, PhD, Professor of Complex Projects Business, Politecnico di Milano, School of Management, Italy

The Editors

Vittal Anantatmula – Western Carolina University
Marly M. Carvalho – Universidade de São Paulo
Andrew Davies (Senior Editor) – University of Sussex Business School
Cecil Eng Huang Chua (Senior Editor) – Missouri University of Science and Technology
Joana Geraldi – Technical University of Denmark and the Copenhagen Business School
Yongjian Ke – University of Technology Sydney
Louis Klein – European School of Governance
Alexander Kock – TU Darmstadt, Law and Economics
Florence Y. Y. Ling – National University of Singapore
Christophe Midler (Senior Editor) – École Polytechnique
Shazia Nauman – Riphah School of Business and Management,
Riphah International University
Jonas Söderlund – BI Norwegian Business School
Jörg Sydow (Senior Editor) – Freie Universität Berlin
Christine Unterhitzenberger – University of Leeds
Alfons van Marrewijk – Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Jennifer Whyte – University of Sydney

Scientific Committee

A select group of scholars serve as ambassadors for our mission and support the conservation of rigorous, relevant content. They include:

Stuart Clegg – University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Lynn Crawford – University of Sydney, Australia
Walter D. Fernández – UNSW Sydney, Australia
Joseph Hair – University of South Alabama, USA
James J. Jiang – National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Mark Keil – Georgia State University, USA
Gary Klein – University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Jack Meredith – Wake Forest University, USA
Jeffrey K. Pinto – Pennsylvania State University, USA
Blaize Horner Reich – Simon Fraser University, Canada
Aaron Shenhar – Rutgers University (Ret.), CEO Diamond Leadership Institute, Israel
J. Rodney Turner – London School of Economics, UK
ShouQing Wang – Tsinghua University, China

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 SAGE Publishing. The journal publishes six times per year and occasionally features special issues on select topics.