How to Get Published in the Best Management Journals


How to Get Published in the Best Management Journals

9781784714673 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Timothy Clark, Provost and Professor, Singapore Management University, Singapore, the late Mike Wright, formerly Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director, Centre for Management Buyout Research, Imperial College Business School, London, UK and David J. Ketchen, Jr., Harbert Eminent Scholar and Professor of Management, Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, Auburn University, US
Publication Date: 2016 ISBN: 978 1 78471 467 3 Extent: 320 pp
This much-anticipated book is a comprehensive guide to a successful publishing strategy. Written by top journal editors, it introduces the publishing process, resolves practical issues, encourages the right methods and offers tips for navigating the review process, understanding journals and publishing across disciplinary boundaries. As if that weren’t enough it includes key contributions on open access, publishing ethics, making use of peer review, special issues, sustaining a publications career, journal rankings and increasing your odds of publishing success. This will be a must read for anyone seeking to publish in top journals.

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An increasing number of universities around the globe are rewarding faculty who place their work in top management journals. Drawing on the insights from top journal editors and leading scholars in the field, this book is a treasure trove of tips for publishing in the best management journals.

The topics covered include the mysteries of the review process, getting your methodology right, publishing across disciplinary boundaries, the rise of open access journals, publishing ethics, making use of peer review, targeting special issues, sustaining a publications career, and making sense of journal rankings.

Drawing on the considerable experience of its authors, and offering candid insights that are often held as secrets among senior faculty, this book takes the reader behind the scenes of the journal review process, making it a must-read for those seeking to advance their career.
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‘For many, the process of publishing in the best management journals is an enigma wrapped in a mystery. Even when they are successful, they are never sure why. And too often rejections hurt, but don’t provide insight about how to increase the likelihood of success. This book begins to unwrap this enigma by describing the process and providing practical guidance that scholars at all levels can use to navigate this intellectual minefield. I wish I had this book earlier in my career.’
– Jay B. Barney, University of Utah, US

‘Scholars seek to have their work published in the top journals, both because these elite outlets provide the most visible platforms for research products and because they confer stature on the authors and their institutions. Of course, getting published in the top journals is known to be devilishly difficult. This book, How to Get Published in the Best Management Journals, consisting of chapters written by premier, highly accomplished scholars from around the world, provides invaluable insights – ranging from the philosophical and motivational to the tactical and nitty-gritty. I wish this book had existed when I was starting out, and I will be encouraging my students and colleagues to dig into it.’
– Donald C. Hambrick, Pennsylvania State University, US
Contributors: P. Andries, Y. Baruch, D.D. Bergh, S.K. Bhaumik, B.K. Boyd, M.R. Buckley, P. Budhwar, T. Clark, J.G. Combs, D. Cumming, S. Estrin, G.R. Ferris, D. Gioia, B. Harley, M.A. Hitt, G.P. Hodgkinson, R.D. Ireland, F.W. Kellermanns. D.J. Ketchen Jr., B.T. Lamont, A. Leiponen, B.R. Martin, W. Mitchell, T. Pederson, P.L. Perrewé, A.L. Ranft, P.L. Roth, A.D. Smith, C.C. Snow, W.H. Starbuck, W.H. Stewart Jr., S. Tallman, S. Toms, R. Van Dick, G. Wood, M. Wright, D.W. Yiu


1 Publishing in management – exhilaration, bafflement and
frustration 1
Timothy Clark, Mike Wright and David J. Ketchen, Jr.

2 The publishing process: a case study 11
Petra Andries and Mike Wright
3 Getting published: an editorial and journal ranker’s perspective 23
Geoffrey Wood and Pawan Budhwar
4 Ethics and integrity in publishing 29
Ben R. Martin
5 Sustaining a publications career 49
Mike Wright
6 Why publish in Asia management journals? 74
Daphne W.Yiu
7 Squeezing lemons to make fresh lemonade: how to extract useful
value from peer reviews 85
William H. Starbuck

Section II.I Becoming a Scholar
8 Rules of the game 109
Denny Gioia
9 Learning by walking through the snow 113
R. Duane Ireland
10 Suggestions for strengthening the discussion section and
increasing your odds of publication success 116
Donald D. Bergh
11 You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take 121
Annette L. Ranft and Anne D. Smith
12 Why I don’t want to co-author with you and what you can
do about it 125
David J. Ketchen, Jr.

Section II.II Getting Your Methods Right
13 Are your results really robust? 131
Bruce T. Lamont
14 The reviewers don’t like my sample! What can I do? 135
Brian K. Boyd
15 When being normal is not enough: a few thoughts about data,
analyses, and (the storm of) re-analyses 143
Philip L. Roth and Wayne H. Stewart, Jr.

Section II.III Navigating the Review Process
16 Selling your soul to the devil? Mistakes authors make when
responding to reviewers 149
Pamela L. Perrewé
17 Respond to me – please! 153
James G. Combs
18 Challenging the gods: circumstances justifying the protest of a
journal rejection decision 157
Gerald R. Ferris

Section II.IV Understanding the Journals
19 Publishing in the top journals: the secrets for success 163
Michael A. Hitt
20 Hitting your preferred target: positioning papers for different
types of journals 168
Yehuda Baruch
21 Targeting journals: a personal journey 180
Franz W. Kellermanns
22 Read the damn article: the appropriate place of journal lists in
organizational science scholarship 188
M. Ronald Buckley
23 Publishing in special issues 193
Timothy Clark
24 Using new media to promote and extend published work 199
Aija Leiponen and Will Mitchell
25 Should you publish in an open access journal? 203
Charles C. Snow

26 Publishing in finance versus entrepreneurship/management
journals 211
Douglas Cumming
27 Publishing in management journals: how is it different from
economics journals? 223
Saul Estrin and Sumon Kumar Bhaumik
28 Publishing in management journals as a social psychologist 237
Rolf van Dick
29 Publishing historical papers in management journals and in
business history journals 245
Steven Toms
30 Publishing human resource management research in different
kinds of journals 253
Bill Harley
31 Publishing in top international business and management journals 262
Stephen Tallman and Torben Pedersen
32 Publishing at the interfaces of psychology and strategic
management 275
Gerard P. Hodgkinson

Index 287
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