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AMLE Review Process

The editor will screen all manuscripts submitted to the Research & Reviews and Essays, Dialogues, & Interviews sections In some cases, a manuscript may be returned without peer review if it is judged to be inappropriate for publication in AMLE.  Manuscripts that are egregiously deficient in grammar, spelling, and punctuation also may be returned without review. Manuscripts judged to be consistent with the mission and standards of AMLE will be submitted for double-blind review to at least two referees as dictated by content-one referee is always an Editorial Board member. Senior authors can expect to receive first-round feedback via email in approximately 75 days, moderated by the editor or an associate editor.

Manuscripts will be evaluated by referees on the following criteria (criteria will be selectively applied, based on the nature and type of the manuscript):

  • originality and importance of core ideas
  • quality of treatment of the relevant existing literature
  • quality of the presentation of ideas
  • design and execution of research methodology (if appropriate)
  • overall contribution of the article to the advancement of management education

Authors are encouraged to solicit feedback from colleagues on early drafts. A manuscript can be improved dramatically when knowledgeable reviewers are asked for reactions in advance of submission. Manuscripts are considered with the understanding that their contents have not been published and are not under consideration elsewhere. Presentation of a paper at a professional meeting does not disqualify it from consideration.

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