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Why LRP: Long Range Planning?

Long Range Planning is one of the leading international journals in the field of strategic management that is published six times a year. It features articles which offer original research that bridge the gap between academia and practice. We aim to influence the behaviour of senior managers, administrators and to influence academic thinking.

Practitioners find us topical and relevant

LRP has a large print run of several thousand hard copies that goes to all the major academic libraries, many corporations and individual executives (including members of the Strategic Planning Society). We also offer unrivalled accessibility via the web - last year our articles were downloaded from www.sciencedirect.com more than 180,000 times.

We know from our feedback that practitioners find us both topical and relevant. Our typical readers are executives with a good MBA and senior academics actively involved in practice. Our pieces are often used in high level executive courses: for example one of the largest users of LRP is Harvard Business School.

Our reputation is outstanding

Our goal is to be essential reading for senior managers, and those involved in executive education. We are now listed as 17th in the Business List and number 21 in the Management list, above Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, Sloan Management Review and our material is often reported in the Press.

The ISI Web of Knowledge has computed the Impact Factor of 1.66 for LRP: Long Range Planning for 2007. This is a significant change and continues the upward momentum generated over the last years making our three year running average 1.23. This indicates a transformation of the journal’s acceptance among leading academics.

Our contributors

Most of our contributors are academics whose research, teaching or consulting places them close to management practice. They engage with current issues, concerns and trends in the business world. Our authors range from the very famous and well published strategy gurus to the up-coming young academics who will be the stars of the future. We publish work from across the world, and non-native English speakers benefit from our non-intrusive text editing that improves accessibility of important contributions from other cultures. We have contributions from all the Triad regions that keep readers in touch with global developments in strategy.

At this point, we note with regret the death of CK Prahalad on April 16th 2010. Professor Prahalad was a highly creative thinker whose work had a great influence on theory and practice in strategic management during the last three decades. Long Range Planning is proud to have published CK Prahalad's work, and we mourn his passing.

News from LRP

  1. Free download for special issue on Business Model: To celebrate publication of the LRP (Long Range Planning) special issue on Business Models, the publisher, Elsevier is making access to the articles free to anyone who visits the journal on ScienceDirect, through to the end of September 2010: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00246301 This special issue contains contributions from a host of leading thinkers, and everyone at LRP would like to take this opportunity to once again thank the Co-Editors Charles Baden-Fuller, Beno't Demil, Xavier Lecoq and Ian (Mac) MacMillan, and all of the contributors to the 19 pieces, for this tremendous contribution to the field.
  2. Author Chosen for Prestigious Award: : 'Sumantra Ghoshal Research and Practice Award'
  3. New Developments in LRP Editorial Policy: Call for Phenomenon Based Research
  4. A Citation-Based Rankings of Strategic Management Journals: LRP Achieves Top Position
  5. Most Cited Papers: Top 5 Most Cited Papers
  6. From the Editor: Call for Special Themes
  7. Forthcoming Issues: Contents are revealed!
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