To have a research work published in an Academy of Management (AOM) journal is beneficial for both the researcher and his/her institution. It is through publication that the research, including its scientific and practical contributions, is disseminated to others within the management field. Publishing within the AOM portfolio makes researchers and practitioners with similar interests aware of new knowledge in their field and helps to advance knowledge and its application. Publishing also shows expertise in the management field and an ability to conduct grounded research. The published AOM work also reflects highly on the academic institution(s) affiliated with the author(s).
The Academy of Management receives article submissions to our six journals. Each journal is different in domain and mission. All are considered “big tent” journals and encompass a broad range of topics. Therefore, it is recommended that potential authors visit each journal page to determine the best fit for their research. We also strongly recommend visiting the Information for Contributors and the Style Guide for Authors documents for each journal above.
Use the links below to submit original articles to the journal-specific ScholarOne site.
To submit a manuscript, first make sure you have a Word file from which the title page and all author-identifying references have been removed. Then, go to the ScholarOne web site listed above and follow the directions. Acknowledgements of others' help in preparing the paper for submission should be included in the letter to the editor that is featured as part of the web-based submission process. If you need assistance uploading your paper, please contact the Manuscript Central helpline weekdays between 12:00-20:30 ET (GMT-5) at +1-434-964-4100 or 888-503-1050 (both U.S.-based numbers). If you are a new user this will be a two step process:
All AOM journals have detailed workflows ensuring submissions go through numerous checks to substantiate they meet AOM ethical and procedural guidelines during and throughout the submission and acceptance timeline. Each AOM journal has its own specific set of submission guidelines, codes of conduct policies and article formatting templates, which must be strictly adhered to throughout the publishing process.
If a submitted article is accepted for review, the journal editorial team will initiate the peer reviewer process. Designated reviewers, chosen from a pool of subject specific volunteers, will each advise the editor to either recommend to approve the article, send it back for revision, or reject it. If revisions are recommended, the process continues until a final decision can be made on whether or not to publish the article within the individual AOM journal.
Through these policies, procedures, and editorial mechanisms, AOM enables the advancement of management research to align with our mission and vision, providing top ranked vehicles for our content and an invaluable resource for our global authors.
Please review AOM's Style Guide for manuscript requirements prior to submitting.
The Academy of Management uses the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. You can be reassured that AOM is committed to actively combating plagiarism and publishing original research. View the AOM plagiarism policy. Find out more about CrossCheck. iThenticate is also available to authors and researchers who wish to check their papers before submission. iThenticate compares submitted documents to extensive data repositories to create a comprehensive Similarity Report, which highlights and provides links to any significant text matches, helping to ensure that you are submitting an original and well-attributed document. iThenticate for Researchers is a separate service to CrossCheck.