Aim and Scope
The Journal of Training and Development (JTD) is an international forum for the reporting of high-quality research. Multidisciplinary, international and comparative in approach, the journal publishes research which ranges from the empirical, theoretical, conceptual and methodological to more policy-oriented types of work. The scope of the Journal is training and development, broadly defined. This includes:
The Aims and Purposes of Training and Development
Interrogating the rationale for training and development activities understanding training and development in rapidly changing social, ecological and economic conditions interrogating the concepts of training and development and how these are deployed discursively.
The Determinants of Training
Identifying and analysing specific factors which give rise to a need for training and development as well as the processes by which those needs become defined, examining the potential for optimising training and analysing explanatory variables, the training and development implications of various techniques, such as appraisal and assessment, the analysis of competence
Training and Development Practice
The design, development and delivery of training, the learning and development process itself, including non-formal and informal learning, approaches to training and development, evaluation of training, trainers and their development needs
Policy and Strategy
Aims and scope of training providers organisational aspects of training and development public policy issues related to training and development the role of training and development within the wider education system infrastructure and technological needs issues relating to the training and development profession
The Journal's scope encompasses organisational, corporate, and public policy analysis. International and comparative work is particularly welcome, as is research which embraces emerging issues and developments.
For details of the types of material published please see the author guidelines.
The scope of the JTD is not limited to the areas specified above and potential contributors should not be put off if their work falls outside those areas. The ultimate requirements are that the research lies within the training and development field and is of high quality.