Call for Chapters: Encyclopedia of Contemporary Human Resource Development Issues and Challenges


Claretha Hughes, University of Arkansas, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: April 7, 2024
Full Chapters Due: January 5, 2025
Submission Date: January 5, 2025


This encyclopedia will extend previous research and add to the knowledge base in the field of Human Resource Development (HRD). The variety of topics will be a source of information for those interested in HRD at all levels, undergraduate through doctoral as well as professionals and practitioners.


This encyclopedia seeks to: 1) To expand the knowledge base in the field of HRD. 2) To identify effective strategies that HRD scholars, professionals, and practitioners are using in their work. 3) Help organizations, researchers, practitioners, and professionals better understand and value research and practice. The scholarly value and potential of this book is vast because these topics are currently being sought within the HRD field. An encyclopedia around these topics is needed in the field of HRD.

Target Audience

The expected audience would be talent development professionals, practitioners, students, and academic researchers who are seeking to understand and enhance the field of HRD. Readers will benefit from a discussion of topics in human resources and talent development. Readers will learn about barriers and challenges in the field of HRD. Readers can use the content of this book to enhance their research and practice goals in HRD.

Recommended Topics

• What is HRD? • Current Best Practices in HRD • Advances in Technology within HRD • The Employee Experience in HRD • Business Strategy and HRD • Project Management and HRD • Evaluation and HRD • Program Management and HRD • Organization Development and HRD • Middle and Low-Skilled Employees and HRD • Emerging Trends in HRD • Ethical Issues in HRD • Legal Issues in HRD • Theories in HRD • Teaching and Learning in HRD • History of HRD • Transfer of Knowledge in HRD • Research Methods in HRD • Educational Technologies in HRD • Instructional Design in HRD • Game-Based Learning in HRD • Mobile and Distance Learning in HRD • Quality Systems in HRD • Negotiations in HRD • Managing HRD Departments in Small Organizations • Managing the Digital Divide in HRD • Social Technologies and Human Computer Interaction in HRD • Social Networking and Online Communities in HRD • Diversity in HRD • Artificial intelligence and machine learning in HRD • Robotics in HRD • Knowledge and Data Management in HRD • Information Quality and Management in HRD • Knowledge Acquisition, Transfer, and Management in HRD • Multimedia Technologies and the Web in HRD • Security Technologies in HRD • Talent Development in HRD • Career Development in HRD • Systems thinking and theory in HRD • Economic theory in HRD • Psychological theory in HRD • Training and Development in HRD • Anti-Racism in HRD • Critical HRD • Virtual HRD • International HRD • Other topics in HRD

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 7, 2024, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by April 21, 2024 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 5, 2025, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Encyclopedia of Contemporary Human Resource Development Issues and Challenges. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2025.

Important Dates

April 7, 2024: Proposal Submission Deadline
April 21, 2024: Notification of Acceptance
January 5, 2025: Full Chapter Submission
March 30, 2025: Review Results Returned
May 25, 2025: Final Acceptance Notification
June 8, 2025: Final Chapter Submission


Claretha Hughes University of Arkansas


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