By Dr. Angela Young, Editor, JBAM
Publishing is not an easy endeavor and papers that have successfully emerged from the review process share a few common characteristics. Below are a few tips that I’ve learned improve chances of publication.
Relevance. At First Glance it should be clear that a paper is relevant to the journal. Read articles from a few issues, look through tables of contents and determine if your paper really fits the journal’s focus. JBAM accepts a broad range of topics, but as the title indicates, is focused on management-related topics.
Clarity and Accuracy. The paper should be well written and proofed carefully. It’s difficult to wade through a paper with grammatical errors or disorganized flow of thought. Proofing all parts of the paper, including the references, can make a huge difference in how reviewers and editors respond to your work.
Delivery as Promised. A good paper delivers what is promised. There are few things more frustrating than reading an exciting abstract and introduction that promises something, but doesn’t deliver. If an author promises to test effects of variables or develop theory, the paper should do just that. Honest reflection and realistic presentation of work is essential.
So What? Repeatedly we hear the importance of practicality and usefulness of findings from research. What does the paper add to knowledge and what meaning does it bring to readers? These questions should not be pondered by readers but clearly defined by authors.
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On behalf of the JBAM editorial team, we look forward to seeing your work!
Angela M. Young is Editor of the Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management (JBAM). Dr. Young serves as Chair of the Management Department in the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Los Angeles.
The IBAM 2014 Conference will be held October 9-11, 2014, in Orlando, Florida. Please plan your submissions now around the theme: The Pursuit of New Knowledge. The Call for Papers will be issued in February 2014.