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How to Get Published in the Best Management Journals

Second Edition Edited by the late Mike Wright, formerly Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director, Centre for Management Buyout Research, Imperial College Business School, London, UK, David J. Ketchen, Jr., Harbert Eminent Scholar and Professor of Management, Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, Auburn University, US and Timothy Clark, Provost and Professor, Singapore Management University, Singapore
This expanded second edition of a classic career guide offers fascinating insight into the publishing environment for the management discipline, drawing on a wealth of knowledge and experiences from leading scholars and top-level journal editors. Responding to the continuing emphasis on publishing in the top journals, this revised, updated and extended guide offers invaluable tips and advice for anyone looking to publish their work in these publications.
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Publication Date: January 2020
ISBN: 978 1 78990 281 5
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This expanded second edition of a classic career guide offers fascinating insight into the publishing environment for the management discipline, drawing on a wealth of knowledge and experiences from leading scholars and top-level journal editors. Responding to the continuing emphasis on publishing in the top journals, this revised, updated and extended guide offers invaluable tips and advice for anyone looking to publish their work in these publications.

This exciting and cutting-edge book includes brand new chapters on managing a research pipeline, positioning papers for publication and maximizing the chance of success with a novice editor as well as an in-depth look at research impact. Existing chapters provide additional insights into the value of peer review, the importance of your chosen methodology, ethics and integrity in the industry, securing repeat publication, tips on publishing in new disciplines and the nuances of special issues and open access publications.

Offering an insider perspective and candid advice, this second edition once more takes you on a journey through the journal review process, providing behind-the-scenes insight into the potential pitfalls and advantages. This book will be a must-read for academics of all levels seeking to advance their career and expand their journal publication success.
‘Clear, effective, and helpful! Writing and publishing in leading academic journals has become more challenging than ever before. Business schools emphasize impact, reach and relevance as critical elements when evaluating published research. Wright, Ketchen and Clark have made some nice additions to their popular first edition by bringing in a new generation of scholars, emphasizing practice, and exploring new avenues for impact. Would highly recommend for aspiring scholars starting afresh as well as established researchers focused on impact.’
– Gerry George, Singapore Management University, Singapore and former Editor of The Academy of Management Journal

‘The first edition of this book was superb, but this new version is even better. With an expanded group of highly knowledgeable contributors and an array of up-to-date topics, this volume will be extremely valuable for management scholars who aspire to publish their works in the most prominent refereed outlets. I’ll be recommending it to all my colleagues and doctoral students.’
– Donald C. Hambrick, The Pennsylvania State University, US
Contributors include: P. Andries, J. Barney, Y. Baruch, J.E. Baur, D.D. Bergh, S.K. Bhaumik, B. Boyd, M.R. Buckley, P. Budhwar, T. Clark, J.G. Combs, B. Connelly, K.G. Corley, D. Cumming, S. Estrin, G.R. Ferris, D. Gioia, B. Harley, A.-W. Harzing, M.A. Hitt, G.P. Hodgkinson, R.D. Ireland, F.W. Kellermanns, D.J. Ketchen, Jr., B.T. Lamont, A. Leiponen, B. Martin, W. Mitchell, G. Molina Sieiro, T. Pedersen, P.L. Perrewé, A.L. Ranft, P.L. Roth, B. Schinoff, C.C. Snow, A. Smith, W.H. Starbuck, W.H. Stewart, Jr., S. Tallman, B. Taylor, S. Toms, R. van Dick, G. Wood, M. Wright, D. Yiu
Contents:

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

PART I THE PUBLISHING PROCESS
2. The publishing process: a case study
Petra Andries and Mike Wright

3. Getting published: an editorial and journal ranker’s perspective
Geoffrey Wood and Pawan Budhwar

4. Ethics and integrity in publishing
Ben R. Martin

5. Sustaining a publications career
Mike Wright

6. Why publish in Asia management journals?
Daphne W.Yiu

7. Squeezing lemons to make fresh lemonade: how to extract useful value from peer reviews
William H. Starbuck

8. Managing a research pipeline
Brian Connelly

9. Everything you always wanted to know about research impact
Anne-Wil Harzing

10. Positioning papers for publication
Jay B. Barney

PART II RESOLVING PRACTICAL KEY ISSUES
Section II.I Becoming a Scholar
11. Rules of the Game Redux 2.0
Denny Gioia

12. Learning by walking through the snow
R. Duane Ireland

13. It’s all about contribution! Using the discussion to define and develop your paper’s contributions
Donald D. Bergh

14. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take
Annette L. Ranft and Anne D. Smith

15. Why I don’t want to co-author with you and what you can do about it
David J. Ketchen, Jr.

Section II.II Getting Your Methods Right
16. Are your results really robust?
Bruce T. Lamont and Gonzalo Molina Sieiro

17. The reviewers don’t like my sample! What can I do?
Brian K. Boyd

18. When being normal is not enough: a few thoughts about data, analyses, and (the storm of) re-analyses
Philp L. Roth and Wayne H. Stewart, Jr.

Section II.III Navigating the Review Process
19. Selling your soul to the devil? Mistakes authors make when responding to reviewers
Pamela L. Perrewé

20. Respond to me – please!
James G. Combs

21. Challenging the gods: circumstances justifying the protest of a journal rejection decision
Gerald R. Ferris

22. Beginner’s Muck: Maximizing Your Paper’s Chances of Success with a Novice Editor
Kevin Corley and Beth Schinoff

Section II.IV Understanding the Journals
23. Publishing in the top journals: the secrets for success
Michael A. Hitt

24. Hitting your preferred target: positioning papers for different types of journals
Yehuda Baruch

25. Targeting journals: a personal journey
Franz W. Kellermanns

26. Read the damn article: the appropriate place of journal lists in organizational science scholarship
M. Ronald Buckley and John E. Baur

27. Publishing in special issues
Timothy Clark

28. Open access and open conversations: the role of digital technologies in promoting and extending published work
Aija Leiponen and Will Mitchell

29. Should you publish in an open access journal?
Charles C. Snow

PART III PUBLISHING ACROSS DISCIPLINARY BOUNDARIES
30. Publishing in finance versus entrepreneurship/management Journals
Douglas Cumming

31. Publishing in management journals: how is it different from economics journals?
Saul Estrin and Sumon Kumar Bhaumik

32. Publishing in management journals as a social psychologist
Rolf van Dick

33. Publishing historical papers in management journals and in business history journals
Steven Toms

34. Publishing human resource management research in different kinds of journals
Bill Harley

35. Publishing in top international business and management journals
Stephen Tallman and Torben Pedersen

36. Publishing at the interfaces of psychology and strategic management
Gerard P. Hodgkinson

Index