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1 AMJ 1 Academy of Management Journal Academy of Management Meetings August, 2008

2 AMJ 2 Background Data about AMJ Well established 50 th -year anniversary issue appeared in December 2007 Influential Consistently among the top 5 journals In terms of impact factor scores Widely cited In business publications (e.g., Wall Street Journal; Business Week) As well as by scholars

3 AMJ 3 Background Data--Continued AMJ publishes Empirical work With strong theoretical contributions  Testing theory, extending theory, or building theory  That is relevant to managerial practice AMJ publishes Six issues annually

4 AMJ 4 AMJ’s Context AMJ Is one of 4 journals published by the Academy of Management AMJ Is a “big tent” journal Publishing eclectic research  As partially represented by the Academy’s Divisions & Interest Groups

5 AMJ 5 What is AMJ’s Editorial Mission? “The mission of the Academy of Management Journal is to Publish empirical research That tests, extends, or builds management theory  And contributes to management practice” All empirical methods are welcome Field, laboratory, meta-analytic, qualitative, quantitative And combinations of several methods

6 AMJ 6 More on What AMJ Seeks to Publish “Authors should strive to produce Original, insightful, interesting, important And theoretically bold research” AMJ seeks to publish this type of research In both the micro & macro areas

7 AMJ More on What AMJ Seeks to Publish (Credit to Micki Kacmar) As a management journal, AMJ is attracted to Papers addressing Broad, current & important management issues Strong theoretical component Should frame the questions being asked Emphasize the variables selected Clearly predict the results 7

8 AMJ More on What AMJ Seeks to Publish The sample needs to be appropriate for the questions that are asked The data should be valid & reliable Measures must map directly to the theory Conceptual definitions & the operational definitions must mesh Results must be strong & logically explained The discussion of the results must show clear links to management theory & practice 8

9 AMJ 9 How Can I Learn More about What AMJ Publishes & How to Publish in AMJ? From the Editors’ entries These entries offer valuable information regarding How to publish in AMJ  As well as what is published in the Journal From the Editors’ entries Are available on the AMJ Web site And in each issue

10 AMJ 10 What is AMJ’s Review Process? Papers are submitted as per the instructions in the Information for Contributors’ section at the front of each issue & on AMJ’s Web site The editor assigns each paper to an action editor One of 8 associate editors or to her or himself Action editors have decision-making responsibility

11 AMJ 11 AMJ’s Review Process--Continued The editor Chooses three reviewers for the double-blind review process After reviews are completed & submitted to the Manuscript Central system The action editor writes the decision letter Sixty days is the target time for receipt of an editorial decision

12 AMJ 12 What Feedback Can I Expect from AMJ? AMJ’s team (editorial review board members, associate editors, the editor, the managing editor & ad hoc reviewers) Prides itself in providing feedback that is Timely Constructive Supportive Developmental Professional

13 AMJ 13 What Do the Numbers Look Like? The number of papers submitted to AMJ Is large (over 800 new submissions annually) The geographic diversity of authors & their institutions Is increasing AMJ Now handles close to 1000 papers annually (including R&Rs) The acceptance rate is around 6-8 percent

14 AMJ 14 The Editorial Team The current editorial team is Peter Bamberger (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology) Jason Colquitt (University of Florida) Duane Ireland (Texas A&M University) (Editor) Micki Kacmar (University of Alabama) Dave Ketchen (Auburn University) Elizabeth Morrison (New York University) Mike Pratt (Boston College) Gerry Sanders (Rice University) Wenpin Tsai (Penn State University)

15 AMJ 15 How Can I Become Involved with AMJ? AMJ uses a meritocracy system Excellent Ad Hoc reviewers become editorial board members Excellent editorial board members become associate editors Quality and timeliness are the key criteria Used to evaluate reviews To get started Contact an associate editor or the editor Express an interest in completing Ad Hoc reviews  Provide details about your research interests when doing so

16 AMJ What Else Might I Want to Know about AMJ? AMJ is a large, complex enterprise AMJ operates with individuals Committing their time & energy on a totally voluntary basis AMJ’s core strength is that the collective body Cares deeply about the collective good When you are called to serve Cherish the chance to give to the collective body 16

17 AMJ 17 Concluding Remarks Academy of Management Journal wants to Publish the highest-quality, empirical research Provide value-creating reviews/feedback for all authors Continue to be extremely attractive As an outlet for interesting, important, & bold empirical research Contribute to the creation of knowledge stocks Effectively serve the needs of Scholars in multiple disciplines Academy of Management members Be your journal of first choice for high-quality empirical research Remain as a “must-read” for management scholars

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