Paper Development Workshops are designed to provide authors with guidance and expertise in the development of their manuscript for potential submission to an Academy journal.

The workshops include general presentations about the individual journal by members of that journal's editorial team, as well as roundtable discussions that focus on providing authors with practical and developmental feedback aimed at strengthening and improving their papers. The workshops are open to all Academy members, as well as non-members. 

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AMLE Virtual Paper Development Workshop

AMLE Special Issue: The Impact of COVID-19 on Management Learning and Education: Perils and Possibilities

Submissions deadline: 5 November 2021

Confirmation date: 10 November 2021

PDW takes place: 12 November 2021, 10 am US EST, 3 pm GMT

To apply to participate:

Review the Special Issue call for papers.

Please make sure you do not send us accounts of switching to online learning during the onset of the crisis—that has already been covered exhaustively in the literature. As you will see from the call, there are many other interesting themes worthy of attention!

Prepare a short version of your paper (10-20 double spaced pages, inclusive of references, diagrams, and tables) in Word or PDF format. Include, in your short paper, a closing paragraph that explains how you would develop a full paper (which would be up to 40 pages all in).

Ensure your paper has a cover page that includes: the author name(s) and affiliation(s); three to four keywords; and an email address for the lead author. An abstract of up to 200 words should be provided on the first page of the paper.  

Register Here! The deadline to register is 5 November 2021.

Submitting a paper does not guarantee inclusion in the workshop, but by submitting your paper you confirm that if it is accepted then:

  • You agree to your paper being discussed in a small group with other participants, as arranged by the workshop facilitators.
  • You will be willing and able to provide a short (5 minute maximum) overview of your paper to others in the discussion group.
  • You will commit to attending the whole workshop, if your paper is accepted.

The workshop will take this format:

The first 20 minutes of the workshop will include a welcome, introductions to editorial team of facilitators, and an overview of the journal. Following this, facilitators will run discussions with small groups of authors, lasting approximately 60 minutes. 

Please email any questions to

The deadline to apply for the workshop is 5 November 2021.

If your application is successful, we will confirm your place by 10 November 2021.

Some portions of these workshops may be photographed or videotaped for potential promotion that AOM may create on behalf of the publications. If you have concerns about potentially appearing as a participant in the photographs and/or videos and would like to opt out, please email Susan Zaid within one week of the workshop date to let us know your concern. If you choose to opt out, please also send us your picture so we know who to block from the photos and/or video. If we do not hear from you, we will assume that you are comfortable with potential inclusion in this regard.