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Academy of Management Journal. Academy of Management Meetings August, 2008. 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

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Academy of management journal

Academy of Management Journal

Academy of Management Meetings

August, 2008

Background data about amj
Background Data about AMJ

  • Well established

    • 50th-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

Background data continued
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

Amj s context
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

What is amj s editorial mission
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

More on what amj seeks to publish
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

More on what amj seeks to publish credit to micki kacmar
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

More on what amj seeks to publish1
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

How can i learn more about what amj publishes how to publish in amj
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

What is amj s review process
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

Amj s review process continued
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

What feedback can i expect from amj
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

What do the numbers look like
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

The editorial team
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)

How can i become involved with amj
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

What else might i want to know about 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

Concluding remarks
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