ERIM Membership

Researchers of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and Erasmus School of Economics can obtain an ERIM membership and become part of the ERIM community. ERIM is known worldwide for its research excellence, and members must meet its strict criteria for continuously conducting and publishing high-quality academic management research in journals with a high impact factor. Membership of ERIM membership clearly demonstrates top quality academic research.


The conditions for ERIM membership and the rights and obligations of members are defined in the ERIM Membership Charter (EMC). In brief, researchers wishing to obtain membership should have a PhD degree and a publication record that fulfils the conditions to meet the criteria.


There are specific benefits associated with different levels of ERIM status. The six levels of ERIM membership are:

  • ERIM Member
  • ERIM Associate Member
  • ERIM Fellow
  • ERIM Visiting Member
  • ERIM Affiliate Member
  • ERIM Honorary Member


ERIM members can apply for ERIM Support Programmes that offer financial support for research-related activities. ERIM members can also contact the ERIM office for support and advice about activities that are designed to enhance the quality and quantity of research in management (e.g. applications for external funding, or use of the international ERIM network with other research schools).


Among the tasks ERIM members are obliged to do are:

  • Carrying out and disseminating high-quality research in the domain of research in management;
  • Actively initiating external funding initiatives to acquire top grants (e.g. NWO, ERC);
  • Supervising ERIM doctoral students;
  • Contributing to the ERIM doctoral programme;
  • Committing to implementing ERIM’s strategic goals
  • Collaboratively participating in activities relating to the ERIM research programme.

Qualifying publications

Researchers qualify for ERIM membership when they publish articles in journals on the ERIM Journal List, or articles in other journals with a sufficiently high ISI impact factor, or books and contributions to books. The requirements for ERIM membership differ and depend upon the number of qualifying publications in various outlets. The main journals are divided into:

  • P* (primary star);
  • M* (managerial, full article);
  • P (primary);
  • S (secondary).

For regular membership, M* publications (full articles in managerial journals) are treated as P.

Application for membership

New members must be proposed by an ERIM fellow from the ERIM research programme for which the proposed new member will conduct research. Such applications for new ERIM memberships and associate memberships should be submitted by email by the proposer to the Scientific Director of ERIM, and copied to the ERIM Executive Assistant.

The application should contain the applicant’s curriculum vitae (including date of PhD degree), and details of publications such as published articles and books registered in the EUR METIS registration system. Applications for associate membership should include a research plan for the next two years.

More information and a downloadable pdf of the ERIM Membership Charter 2017 - 2021 is available on MyERIM (for existing ERIM members only). Please log-in to MyERIM using your ERNA number (including