International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP)
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International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP)

Editor-in-Chief: Ricardo Colomo-Palacios (Østfold University College, Norway)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, INSPEC and 9 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-3478|EISSN: 1947-3486|DOI: 10.4018/IJHCITP


The International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP) focuses on the IT field from the outlook of industry professionals and covers multidisciplinary themes such as human resource management, sociology, psychology, and management along with technology itself. Representing IT professionalism from the human capital point of view, the journal publishes original research papers, research notes, reviews, and cases on all aspects of IT professionalism, technology-related careers, personnel empowerment, organizational management and cutting edge technologies affecting IT practitioners. This journal emphasizes articles linking theory with application or critically analyzing cases with the objective of identifying good practice in the management of IT human capital.

Topics Covered

  • Competence management within the IT profession
  • Ethics, as well as professional and social responsibilities of IT professionals
  • Human capital within the IT industry
  • Human resource management in the IT sector
  • IT careers
  • IT personnel in new production environments (software factories, offshoring, and nearshoring)
  • IT profession
  • IT professional associations
  • IT professionalism
  • IT professionals assessment methods
  • IT professionals roles
  • IT professionals under the scope of IT governance
  • Licensing and certifying of IT professionals
  • Mentoring, coaching, and counseling of IT professionals
  • Personnel issues in IT standards, models, and frameworks
  • Recruiting, staffing, retaining, and rewarding IT professionals

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP) is to offer an outlook on the state of the IT profession from the perspective of economic value based on labor performance. Providing a forum for the exchange of research ideas and practices, this journal is a reference convergence point for professionals, managers, and researchers in the IT field.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 9: 4 Issues (2018): 2 Released, 2 Forthcoming
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2010)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Full Professor at the Computer Science Department of the Østfold University College, Norway . Formerly he worked at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. His research interests include applied research in Information Systems, software project management, people in software projects and social and Semantic Web. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (2005). He also holds a MBA from the Instituto de Empresa (2002). He has been working as Software Engineer, Project Manager and Software Engineering Consultant in several companies including Spanish IT leader INDRA. He is also an Editorial Board Member and Associate Editor for several international journals and conferences and Editor in Chief of International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Vandana Ahuja, Jaypee Business School, India
Heli Aramo-Immonen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Cristina Casado-Lumbreras, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Spain
David O'Sullivan, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Francesca Sgobbi, University of Brescia, Italy
Pedro Soto-Acosta, University of Murcia, Spain
Edmundo Tovar-Caro, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
João Varajão, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Editorial Review Board
Giner Alor-Hernández, Instituto Tecnologico de Orizaba, Mexico
Luis Alfredo Martins Amaral, University of Minho, Portugal
Paschal Anosike, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Quan Bai, Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization, Australia
Vitor Basto Fernandes, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Gavin Baxter, University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom
Miklós Biró, Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal
Riyad Eid, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Mamdouh Ewis, Imam Univeristy, United States
Luis Fernández Sanz, University of Alcalá, Spain
Darko Galinec, Polytechnic of Zagreb, Croatia
Francisco José García-Peñalvo, University of Salamanca, Spain
Juan Gómez-Berbís, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Ahmed Hassanien, Napier University, United Kingdom
Jeffrey Hsu, Fairleigh Dickinson University, United States
Przemysław Kazienko, Wrocław University of Technology, Poland
Navin Kumar, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States
Habin Lee, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Euripidis Loukis, University of Aegean, Greece
Nur Mansor, University Technology of Malaysia, Malaysia
Tokuro Matsuo, Yamagata University, Japan
Richard Messnarz, International Software Consulting Network Ltd., Ireland
Ana Miric, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Alok Mishra, Atilim University, Turkey
Sanjay Misra, Covenant University, Nigeria
Rory O’Connor, Dublin City University, Ireland
Rubén Posada-Gómez, Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba, Mexico
Li Qin, Fairleigh Dickinson University, United States
Eva Rimbau-Gilabert, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Meir Russ, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, United States
Mona Sayed Ibrahim, Mansoura University, Egypt
Khurram Sharif, Qatar University, Qatar
Ramanjeet Singh, Amity University, India
Vladimir Stantchev, SRH University Berlin, Germany
Christoph Stettina, Leiden University, Netherlands
António Trigo, Institute Polytechnic of Coimbra, Portugal
Abel Usoro, University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom
Adam Westerski, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

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Ricardo Colomo-Palacios
International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals

Award Winning Articles

  • IGI Global’s Seventh Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
    Role Efficacy: Studying the Impact on Employee Engagement, Employee Motivation and AttritionIGI Global’s Seventh Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
  • IGI Global’s Sixth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards
    Social Capital as a Determinant Factor of Software Development Productivity: An Empirical Study Using Structural Equation ModelingIGI Global’s Sixth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards