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AMJ expands Manuscript Portfolio to include Research Methods articles

14 Dec 2023
AMJ now invites authors to submit Research Methods articles designed to advance theory and span boundaries.

Supporting an AOM BOG initiative, AMJ is expanding its Manuscript Portfolio: We invite authors to submit Research Methods articles designed to advance theory and span boundaries.

Beginning 1 January 2024, Academy of Management Journal (AMJ) is expanding the types of manuscripts considered for publication to include a new Manuscript Type: “AMJ Research Methods.” These new methodological articles will highlight the critical role that methods play in theory development and testing.

Congruent with the overall mission of AMJ, our vision is that methods articles published in the journal will be a catalyst for theory development. In this sense, we are looking for specific types of methodological articles—namely, articles that clearly illustrate how an advancement in methods or application of methods from other fields could lead to substantive changes in how management theory is proposed and tested. Furthermore, consistent with the notion that AMJ is a “big tent” journal that offers a home for scholars across all areas and disciplines of the Academy of Management, methods manuscripts should strive to be of broad relevance and span boundaries in terms of being applicable to multiple audiences—such as macro and qualitative researchers, micro and macro researchers, and/or researchers in different AOM divisions and interest groups. In addition, AMJ’s methods papers should provide example hypotheses and should be written in a way that is accessible to a wide scholarly audience.

Authors are invited to submit their research methods articles via AMJ’s ScholarOne Manuscripts submission website from 1 January 2024. Received papers will be handled by AMJ’s newly expanded editorial team, which includes an added group of methods-focused editors: new Deputy Editor Paul Bliese (Univ. of South Carolina) and three new Associate Editors: S. Trevis Certo (Arizona State Univ.), Anne Smith (Univ. of Tennessee), and Mo Wang (Univ. of Florida).

We also invite prospective authors to read our forthcoming “From the Editors” article in AMJ’s first issue of 2024 (February).

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