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IFTDO and UFHRD launch new HRD journal
Sun, February 15th, 2016

A new HRD journal will be launched in 2016. This is a result of a partnership between IFTDO and the University Forum for HRD (UFHRD). The International Journal of HRD Practice, Policy & Research will be a peer-reviewed journal, seeking to bring together international practitioner and academic expertise to promote and support the understanding and practice of Human Resource Development. It will be an open access journal, available via its own web site, complemented with a small print run for the first few issues. Issue 1 of the journal will be launched at the World Conference in Bahrain (March) and then again at the UFHRD’s conference in Manchester (June).

The Editorial Board are particularly keen to work with the contributors to IFTDO’s Global Awards in order to provide a platform for wider dissemination of the work which has formed the basis of an award submission.

The Editorial team consists of Editor in Chief: Dr Rick Holden (Liverpool Business School, UK) together with five Associate Editors:  Dr Jamie Callahan (Drexel University, USA); Dr Mark Loon (Worcester University, UK); Dr Jan Myers (Northumbria University, UK)); Ann Rennie (formerly Deputy Director of the Asian Development Bank) and Roland Yeo (Professional Learning Division, Saudi Aramco).

The journal’s web site is up and running and can be viewed at This provides more information about the journal, notes for contributors etc together with the enlisted Editorial Advisory Board, and which includes a number of IFTDO members.