Submitting to
Academy of Management Perspectives

Academy of Management Perspectives (AMP) publishes articles that address important issues concerning management and business with a focus on consolidations and extensions of scholarly research that contribute to the development of theory and policy. AMP articles leverage rigorous management theory and applied enquiry to understand contemporary behavioral, socioeconomic, and technological trends, highlighting their implications for the public interest or relying on strong evidence to inform governmental, social, economic, and/or firm policy. In publishing work that synthesizes and translates theoretical and empirical research, AMP welcomes efforts that deepen or synthesize theories, or promote a better understanding of the origins of theoretical debates and explorations of their relative salience for contemporary enquiry and policy. We also welcome work that draws on advances in other non-management sciences and disciplines.  In addition to regular article submissions, from time to time, we solicit calls for proposals for special issues that bring together work that shares common themes, concerns, or domains of enquiry.

 

Perspectives Submissions Should

  • Explore connections between scholarly enquiry and policy.
  • Summarize and edify theoretical and applied research that has a relevance to understanding applied management, theory, and policy.
  • Fundamentally be based on well-established evidence, rather than opinions.
  • Raise the standards of debates in terms of rigor, and increase the impact and involvement of the AOM community.
  • Building foundational research agendas and inform policy in doing so.

Editorial Policies

Full text manuscripts should be formatted as Word files, double-spaced, and no more than 30 pages in length, including figures. Authors should supply a separate cover sheet with the names and complete contact information for the primary author and any coauthors. Author names should not appear elsewhere in the manuscript.

Examples of APA Style

In-text Citations

Instead of endnotes, APA Style calls for in-text citations with references at the end of the manuscript. In-text references should read as follows:
In a recent study of reaction times (Walker, 2001)

Walker (2001) compared reaction times

In 2001, Walker compared reaction times

Past research (Smith, Corbin, & Gogel, 1985) has shown

References

Books

Beck, C. A. J., & Sales, B. D. (2001). Family medication: Facts, myths, and future prospects. Washington, DC: America Psychological Association.

Article or chapter in an edited book

Bjork, R. A. (1989). Retrieval inhibition as an adaptive mechanism in human memory. In H. L. Roediger III & F. I. M. Craik (Eds.), Varieties of memory & consciousness (pp. 309-330). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Periodicals

Mellers, B. A. (2000). Choice and the relative pleasure of consequences. Psychological Bulletin, 126, 910-924.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures can enhance both the reader's understanding of information and the efficiency of its presentation. But just as too many overhead slides can ruin an oral presentation, too many figures and tables can detract from the overall narrative. Thus we encourage the judicious use of tables and figures and we discourage their overuse. The proper construction of tables and figures is a detailed craft, so in preparing them for your manuscript, please follow the detailed instructions presented in the styles guide which is published in the first issue each year.

Guidelines for Submitting Figures/Images

  • Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
  • Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
  • Submit each figure as a separate file. Do NOT embed art files into a Word or PDF document.
  • Line illustrations should be submitted at 900 dpi.
  • Halftones and color should be submitted at a minimum of 300 dpi.
  • Save as either TIF or EPS files.
  • Color art must be saved as CMYK - not RGB.
  • Black and White art must be submitted as grayscale - not RGB.
  • PowerPoint or Excel files should NOT be submitted.

AMP is published in February, May, August, and November. Generally, manuscripts are reviewed by the Editor and then sent to an Associate Editor to solicit two blind reviews. A manuscript may be returned without blind review if judged to be inappropriate for publication in AMP.

Contributors should follow the Instructions for Electronic Submission found here.

For additional information, please contact the Editorial Office at: AMP@aom.org

Exchanges

AMP also publishes Exchanges. Exchanges are responses to published articles, and responses to those responses. The feature will be available in the Dynamic and Print Editions of the journal.

Exchanges are meant to continue the conversation. Exchanges should be written in a tone that is conversational and analytical, not argumentative. Exchanges are not meant to be soapboxes for the airing of grievances. Tone matters. The reason for an Exchange can be a different point of view that furthers the conversation by providing new insights, questions, suggestions, and directions that guide or motivate more inquiry. Exchanges can raise other theoretical perspectives, compelling empirical evidence, or logics not considered in the original article that helps readers view the article differently. Sometimes, a reviewer of an article might turn in a review of such insight that it materially adds to the conversation. At the discretion of the editor and with permission of the reviewer, such a review might be published as an Exchange.

Exchanges are editorially reviewed and should be submitted under the Manuscript type “Exchange” in Manuscript Central. Exchanges can be solicited or unsolicited. When submitting an Exchange, please reference the article to which you are responding in the title. The editors may send your contribution to the author of the original article for a response, not as reviewer but as a colleague, to further the conversation.

Submission Requirements

When authors submit their manuscript to AMP for publication consideration, they agree to abide by AMP’s publication requirements. Specifically, an author must:

  • Agree that the manuscript is not under review for publication elsewhere and will not be submitted to another publication entity during the review period at AMP;
  • Confirm that the manuscript has not previously been submitted to AMP for review (submission of a manuscript previously published in the Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings is acceptable; similarly, prior presentation at a conference or concurrent consideration for presentation at a conference does not disqualify a manuscript from submission to AMP); and
  • Agree that working papers, prior drafts, and/or final versions of submitted manuscripts that are posted on a website (e.g., personal, departmental, university, or working series site) will be taken down during the review process.

Submission of a manuscript to the AMP also carries an implicit quid pro quo: willingness to review for AMP. The cornerstone of the editorial process at AMP is the willingness of colleagues to provide each other feedback through peer review. Authors who submit manuscripts to AMP for review are expected to reciprocate by reviewing for AMP if called upon to do so.

Any submission to AMP should be prepared according to the AMP Style Guide for Authors, but authors should omit the title page for the purpose of uploading onto the web-based submission system. This file for articles must contain a detailed 200-word abstract and must start on page 1 (except for dialogue submissions, as they do not include abstracts) and all end materials such as appendices, references, tables, and figures. The submission must be typed using a twelve-point Times New Roman font, with margins of at least one-inch. As a general guide, your paper should be about 25–30 double-spaced pages, excluding references, tables, and figures.

To submit a manuscript, first ensure that you have a Word file from which the title page and that all author-identifying references have been removed. Then go to the website at Manuscript Central and follow the directions. Acknowledgments 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.

Submission Process

Follow the instructions for the web-based submission system at Manuscript Central, making sure you have a manuscript Word file that has no title page or other identifying information on it.

If you need assistance uploading your paper or proposal, please contact the ScholarOne helpline on weekdays (Monday - Friday) between 24:00 - 20:30 ET (GMT-5) at +1-434-964-4100 or 1-888-503-1050 (US). You may also email them to MCSupport@thomson.com or visit their "get help now" website at: GET HELP NOW!

View AOM’s Ethics policy page, which includes our Code of Ethics and detailed procedures and inquiry requests.

Directions for Users with an Account

Go to the Manuscript Central website and log in. At the Welcome Page, go to Author Center. On the right-hand side of the page, you will see Author Resources. Click below to submit a new document.

This is a six-step process.

  1. Type, title and abstract
    1. Document Type: From the drop-down menu, select type of document.
    2. Insert title.
    3. Insert abstract (if you are submitting a proposal, insert a brief description about your proposal). 
  2. Attributes
    1. Keyword: We require that you submit three keywords for each document you are submitting. From the drop-down menu of keywords, select a keyword, then click Add.
  3. Authors and institutions
    1. This page allows you to add additional authors.
  4. Details and comments
    1. Answer all questions on this page. Please note that you should include any acknowledgements in the Cover Letter section. All author identifiers must be removed from your work prior to submission. Refer to submission requirements for details.
  5. File upload
    1. Please note that File Designation is a drop down list and refers to the type of document that the author is uploading: cover letter, main document, supplementary file for review (which can be viewed by editors and reviewers), or supplementary file not for review (for the editor's eyes only).
  6. Review and submit
    1. This page allows you to review your entire application and make any necessary changes before submitting.

If you need assistance uploading your paper, please contact the ScholarOne helpline on weekdays (Monday - Friday)between 24:00 - 20:30 EST (UTC - 5) at 1-434-964-4100 or 1-888-503-1050 (US). You may also email them at: ts.mcsupport@thomson.com or visit their website.

Directions for New Users

Go to the Manuscript Central Website. On the right-hand side, you will see a box that says New User? Click on "Register here."

Registering is a three-step process:

  1. Email and name: Enter salutation, name, and email address
  2. Address: Enter your mailing address
  3. User ID & password: Here, you must create a password.
    1. Keyword: From the drop-down menu, select the keywords that describe your area of expertise. We will use this information to assign you articles to review.
    2. Unavailable Dates: Let us know if you are unavailable to review during a particular time period.
    3. Signature: Insert your name and title.
    4. Browse: This should be left blank.

If you need assistance uploading your paper, please contact the ScholarOne helpline on weekdays (Monday - Friday) between 24:00 - 20:30 EST (UTC - 5) at 1-434-964-4100 or 1-888-503-1050 (US). You may also email them at: ts.mcsupport@thomson.com or visit their website.

 

Directions for Using Manuscript Central

  1. Directions for New Users
  2. Directions for Users with an Account
  3. Directions for New Reviewers without an account

Directions for New Users

Go to the Manuscript Central Website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/amp. On the right-hand side, you will see a box that says New User? Click on "Register here."

Registering is a three-step process.

  1. Email and name: Enter salutation, name, and email address
  2. Address: Enter mailing address
  3. User ID & password: Here, you must create a password.
    1. Keyword: We require that you submit three keywords for each document you are submitting. From the drop-down menu of keywords,select a keyword, then click Add
    2. Unavailable dates: This is only for reviewers. Please leave blank.
    3. Signature: Insert your name and title.
    4. Browse: This should be left blank; you will upload your document later.

If you need assistance uploading your paper, please contact the ScholarOne helpline on weekdays (Monday - Friday) between 2400 - 2030 EST (UTC - 5) at 1-434-964-4100 or 1-888-503-1050 (US). You may also email them at: ts.mcsupport@thomson.com or visit their website,

Directions for Users with an Account

Go to the Manuscript Central Website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/AMP and log in. At the Welcome Page, go to Author Center. On the right-hand side of the page, you will see Author Resources. Click below to submit a new document.

This is a six-step process.

  1. Type, title & abstract
    • Document Type: From the drop-down menu, select type of document.
    • Insert title.
    • Insert abstract (if you are submitting a proposal, insert a brief description about your proposal). 
  2. Attributes
    • Keyword: We require that you submit three keywords for each document you are submitting. From the drop-down menu of keywords, select a keyword, then click Add.
  3. Authors & institutions
    • This page allows you to add additional authors.
  4. Details & comments
    • Answer all questions on this page. Please note that you should include any acknowledgements in the Cover Letter section. All author identifiers must be removed from your work prior to submission. Refer to submission requirements for details.
  5. File upload
    • Please note that File Designation is a drop down list and refers to the type of document that the author is uploading: cover letter, main document, supplementary file for review (which can be viewed by editors and reviewers), or supplementary file not for review (for the editor's eyes only).
  6. Review & submit
    • This page allows you to review your entire application and make any necessary changes before submitting.

If you need assistance uploading your paper, please contact the ScholarOne helpline on weekdays (Monday - Friday)between 24:00 - 20:30 EST (UTC - 5) at 1-434-964-4100 or 1-888-503-1050 (US). You may also email them at: ts.mcsupport@thomson.com or visit their website.


Directions for New Reviewers

Go to the AMP area of Manuscript Central Website. On the right-hand side, you will see a box that says New User? Click on "Register here."

Registering is a three-step process

  1. Email and name: Enter salutation, name, and email address
  2. Address: Enter mailing address
  3. User ID & password: Here, you must create a password.
    • Keyword: From the drop-down menu, select the keywords that describe your area of expertise. We will use this information to assign you articles to review.
    • Unavailable dates: Let us know if you are unavailable to review during a particular time period.
    • Signature: Insert your name and title.
    • Browse: This should be left blank.

If you need assistance uploading your paper, please contact the ScholarOne helpline on weekdays (Monday – Friday) between 2400 - 2030 EST (UTC - 5)at 1-434-964-4100 or  1-888-503-1050 (US). You may also email them at: ts.mcsupport@thomson.com or visit their website.

Submission Requirements

When authors submit their proposal or manuscript to AMP for publication consideration, they agree to abide by AMP's publication requirements. Specifically, an author must:

  • Agree that the manuscript is not under review for publication elsewhere and will not be submitted to another publication entity during the review period at AMP.
  • Confirm that the manuscript has not previously been submitted to AMP for review. Submission of manuscripts previously published in Academy Proceedings is acceptable; similarly, prior presentation at a conference or concurrent consideration for presentation at a conference does not disqualify a manuscript from submission to AMP.
  • Agree that working papers, prior drafts, and/or final versions of submitted manuscripts that are posted to a Web site (e.g., personal, departmental, university, or working series site) will be taken down during the review process.

Submission of a manuscript to the Academy of Management Perspectives also carries an implicit quid pro quo: willingness to review for AMP. Authors who submit articles to AMP for review are expected to reciprocate by reviewing for AMP if called upon to do so.

Authors interested in publishing articles in the Academy of Management Perspectives MUST submit a brief proposal outlining their project. Please review Proposal Guidelines for directions. If the proposal is accepted, the author will be invited to submit an article

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 website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/AMP/ and follow the directions. Acknowledgments 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.

Helpful Tips for Authors Submitting Articles

If your proposal is accepted, you will be invited to submit a manuscript. Here is a list of helpful tips for submitting your manuscript.

Please make sure that:

  • Your submission is in a Word file, from which the title page and all author-identifying references have been removed.
  • Your submission follows the American Psychological (APA) Style Guide, 5th Edition. (For an example of APA style, please go to APA Site).

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