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@grh is the journal of the Association Francophone de Gestion des Ressources Humaines (AGRH) (Francophone Human Resource Management Association).
Created by Didier Retour, it was launched in 2011 at the 22nd AGRH Conference in Marrakesh. It is now one of the foremost French-language journals in the field of human resource management (HRM). @grh is a platform allowing members of the AGRH to demonstrate the richness and relevance of their research, granting them maximum visibility.
@grh is targeted at researchers, management students, and practitioners who take an interest in research into HRM and wish to keep up to date on how its concepts, theoretical and methodological frameworks, and practices are evolving. Published articles should use scientific language and methods, while remaining comprehensible to a non-academic audience.
Articles published in @grh should be conceptually rigorous but written in such a way as to be accessible to informed readers who may not necessarily be specialists in the particular discipline or research method in question. They should also clearly highlight the managerial implications of the subject under discussion.
All articles are subject to peer review, and the editors-in-chief are dedicated to promoting and developing excellence in HRM research and intercultural understanding between researchers from different countries throughout the French-speaking world.
The journal’s editorial policy consists in covering various current and future themes of HRM, while encouraging interdisciplinarity and varied epistemological and methodological approaches. As well as empirical and methodological articles, it also welcomes theoretical texts, as long as their contribution to the scientific debate is clearly established. Articles may be written in French or in English.

With close links to the AGRH’s thematic research groups (GRTs), the journal welcomes article proposals on all themes related to HRM. It is also open to articles on management and management science, as long as they are explicitly linked to HR issues.
@grh operates in a collegial and transparent manner, with an editorial board comprised of twelve members (six of whom come from French-speaking countries beyond mainland France). Every article submitted to the journal goes through the following process:

  • The editors-in-chief read the submission and assign a member of the editorial board, based on their areas of academic expertise, to conduct an initial evaluation of the proposal, in order to ensure that it is in line with the journal’s editorial policy. If the proposal is deemed appropriate, the editor sends their evaluation to the editors-in-chief, suggesting four potential peer reviewers (including two from the scientific committee). Two reviewers are ultimately chosen to conduct the peer review. The review criteria are as follows: originality of the research question; coherence and clarity of the overall structure; quality of the literature review and references; relevance of the methodological approach; significance of the data and their processing; richness of the discussion of results and theoretical contributions; practical implications; stylistic and linguistic quality;
  • The reviews are then sent to the editors-in-chief for a summary and a decision on the next steps to be taken;
  • The author, the editor, and the reviewers are kept fully informed throughout the entire process.>

    @grh must emphasize that this excellence would be impossible without the work of all of its anonymous reviewers. It would like to sincerely thank them for their essential and diligent collaboration.
    @grh publishes four issues per year (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter). The Fall issue is a special issue compiling the best papers presented at that year’s AGRH Conference.

Editorial Board

Benoît GRASSER (Université de Lorraine, France)
Ewan OIRY (ESG-UQAM, Canada)

Managing editor
Florence NOGUERA (Université Montpellier 3, France)

Editorial secretary

Senior Editors
Chafik BENTALEB (Université Cadi Ayyad, Morocco), Annie CORNET (HEC Liège, Belgium), Virginie GALLEGO-ROQUELAURE (Université Lyon 3, France), Loris GUERY (Université de Lorraine, France), Lionel HONORE (Université de Brest, France), Emmanuel KAMDEM (Université de Douala, Cameroun), Florence NOGUERA (Université de Montpellier 3, France), Alain ROGER (Université Lyon 3, France), Peter STOKES (De Montfort University, Great Britain), Marc VALAX (Université Côte d’Azur, France).

Scientific Committee
Gilles ARNAUD (ESC Toulouse, France), Olivier BACHELARD (EM Lyon, France), Rachel BEAUJOLIN (ESC Reims, France), Frank BOURNOIS (ESCP Europe, France), Martine BRASSEUR (Université Paris Descartes, France), Loïc CADIN (ESCP-Europe, Paris, France), Didier CAZAL (Université de Lille, France), Denis CHENEVERT (HEC Montréal, Canada), Françoise CHEVALIER (HEC Paris, France), Nathalie COMMEIRAS (Université Montpellier 3, France), Françoise DANY (EM Lyon, France), Christian DEFELIX (Université Grenoble-Alpes, France), Cécile DEJOUX (CNAM, France), Nathalie DELOBBE (Louvain School of Management, Belgium), Mathieu DETCHESSAHAR (Université de Nantes, France), Patrick GILBERT (Université Paris 1, France), Amaury GRIMAND (Université de Nantes, France), Olivier HERRBACH (Université de Bordeaux, France), Alice LE FLANCHEC (Université Paris 1, France), Bachir MAZOUZ (Université du Québec, ENAP, Canada), Jean-Pierre NEVEU (Université Montpellier 2, France), Sybille PERSSON (ICN Business School Nancy-Metz, France), Thierry PICQ (EM Lyon, France), Sébastien POINT (Ecole de Management de Strasbourg, France), Gwénaëlle POILPOT-ROCABOY (Université de Rennes 2, France), Pierre-Charles PUPION (Université de Poitiers), Géraldine SCHMIDT (Université Paris 1, France), Aline SCOUARNEC (Université de Caen, France), Arnaud STIMEC (Sciences Po Rennes, France), Michel TREMBLAY (HEC Montréal, Canada), Marc-André VILETTE (ESC Clermont, France), Catherine VOYNET- FOURBOUL (Université Paris 2, France), Zahir YANAT (Kedge Business School, France).

Author guidelines

– Articles may be written in French or in English.
– The manuscript must be anonymous: authors’ names should not be included on the title page of the article’s manuscript.
– The title page must include the title in French and in English, followed by an abstract in French and in English (max. 300 words for each one).
– The abstract should be accompanied by 4 to 6 keywords in French and in English.
– The introduction should clearly set out the theoretical framework, the research question, and the methodology adopted.
– Single line spacing.
– Body text: Times New Roman 12pt, spacing before 6pt, spacing after 0pt, justified.
– Articles should be no more than 50,000 characters (with spaces). NB, in exceptional cases, longer texts may be accepted if the empirical richness of the data justifies it.

The document may be submitted in Word or PDF format. If the article is saved as a PDF, please check that the authors’ names do not appear in the document’s properties or security settings.

Headings and subheadings:
Subheadings should provide information on the content of the upcoming paragraphs (avoid subheadings such as “literature review,” “state of the art,” etc.).
Articles should have no more than four levels of heading (article title included):
– Heading 1 (article title): Times New Roman 14pt, bold and small caps, spacing before and after 12pt, centered;
– Section headings: max. 3 levels of numbering (1, 1.1, 1.1.1)
– Heading 2: Times New Roman 14pt, bold, spacing before and after 12pt, align left, keep with next;
– Heading 3: Times New Roman 13pt, bold and italics, spacing before and after 6pt, align left, keep with next;
– Heading 4: Times New Roman 12pt, italics, spacing before and after 6pt, align left, keep with next.

Tables and figures:
Tables and figures must have a title, be numbered, be incorporated into the text, and be referred to within the body text. The source should be indicated if a particular reference has been used.

Notes should be kept to a minimum and should be presented as footnotes, not endnotes.

– Any references used in the article should be cited, indicating, in parentheses, the author’s name and the year of publication (Author, XXXX);
– Page numbers should be included for quotations, preceded by the author’s name and the year of publication (Author, XXXX, p. XX);
– All references should be listed at the end of the article, on a separate page entitled “References.” They should follow APA style:
– Books:
One author:
Example: Peretti, J. M. (2018). Gestion des ressources humaines. Paris, Vuibert.
Two or three authors:
Example: Martory, B., & Crozet, D. (2016). Gestion des ressources humaines-9e éd.: Pilotage social et performances. Paris, Dunod.
– Book chapters:
Example: Defélix, C., & Mazzilli, I. (2009). De l’individu au territoire : la longue marche de la gestion des compétences. In C. Defélix, T. Picq, & D. Retour (Eds.), Gestion des compétences : nouvelles relations, nouvelles dimensions (pp. 197–209). AGRH GRACCO CNRS, Paris, Vuibert.
– Journal articles:
Example: Mendez, A., & Mercier, D. (2006). Compétences-clés de territoires. Revue française de gestion, 5, 253–275.

Contact information:
The author’s full contact information should be indicated (affiliation and status) in a separate document or in the email in which the article is sent.
If you have any questions regarding submissions, please email our editorial secretary:


Code of ethics

The Code of Ethics applicable to drafting committees and editorial boards of academic journals offered on, including @GRH, is available on this page.

Other information

Print ISSN : 2034-9130
Online ISSN : 2295-9149
Publisher : Association de Gestion des Ressources Humaines

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