Welcome to the Careers community.
We have many people studying and publishing on careers, and it is a very enthusiastic and supportive community. Do come to the AOM in the future.
As for academic careers, I can offer you some papers on the issue – see below.
As for where to aim in terms of journals, there are several career focused journals (e.g.), and some HRM journals and general OB journals open to publish on careers.
Major journals focusing on careers:
Journal of Vocational Behavior
Career Development International
Career Development Quarterly
General HRM are: HRM; HRMJ; IJHRM; to start with
General OB journals to fit: JOB, Human Relations
Much depends on the quality – contribution of the paper.
My relevant paper:
Baruch Y. & Hall, D. T. (2004). Preface for the JVB special issue on careers in academia. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 64(2), 237-240.
Baruch, Y. & Hall, D. T. (2004). The academic career: A model for future careers in other sectors? Journal of Vocational Behavior, 64(2), 241-262.
Baruch, Y. (2013). Careers in Academe: The Academic Labour Market as an Eco-System. Career Development International, 18(2), 196-210.
Kindsiko, E. & Baruch, Y. (2019). Careers of PhD graduates: The role of chance events and how to manage them. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 112, 122-140.
Altman, Y., Baruch, Y., Zoghbi-Manrique de Lara, P., & Viera-Armas, M. (2020). Baby Boomers at the Cusp of their Academic Career: Storming ahead, Hanging on, or Calling it a day. Studies in Higher Education, 45(7), 1335-1350. doi: 10.1080/03075079.2019.1610864
Baruch, Y., Point, S, & Humbert, A. L. (2020). Factors related to knowledge creation and career outcomes in French academia. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 19(2), 147-167. doi: 10.5465/amle.2018.0028
BTW – not all is great in Careers – see:
Baruch, Y. & Vardi, Y. (2016). A fresh look at the dark side of contemporary careers: Toward a realistic discourse. British Journal of Management, 27(2), 355-372. doi: 10.1111/1467-8551.12107
For others' work see:
Dany, F., Louvel, S. & Valette, A. (2011). Academic careers: The limits of the 'boundaryless approach' and the power. Human Relations, 64, 971-996.
Kirchmeyer, C. (2005). The effects of mentoring on academic careers over time: Testing performance and political perspectives. Human relations, 58, 637-669.
Kraimer, M. L., Greco, L., Seibert, W. E. & Sargent, L. D. (2019). An Investigation of Academic Career Success: The New Tempo of Academic Life. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 18(2), 128-152. doi: 10.5465/amle.2017.0391
Richardson, J., & Zikic, J. (2007). The darker side of an international academic career. Career Development International, 12(2), 164-186.
Valle, M. & Schultz, K. (2011). The etiology of top-tier publications in management: A status attainment perspective on academic career success. Career Development International, 16, 3, 220-237.seibert
Apologies for the many others who published on academic careers that I missed mentioned.
Dr Yehuda Baruch, FAcSS, FBAM
Professor of Management
Southampton Business School
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
Affiliated Professor, Audencia Business School, France
Author: Managing Careers & Employability (2022) Sage.
Baruch, Y. & Rousseau, D. M. (2019). Integrating Psychological Contracts and their Stakeholders in Career Studies and Management. The Academy of Management Annals, 13(1), 84-111.
Guo, L. & Baruch, Y. (2020). The moderating role of a city's institutional capital and people's migration status on career success in China. Human Relations, 74(5) 678–704.
Hart, D. & Baruch, Y. (2022). The Dynamics of Diplomatic Careers: The Shift from Traditional to Contemporary Careers. Human Resource Management, 61(2), 259-276.