Opening the Black Box of Editorship


Understanding the roles of editors, and the processes of editorship in knowledge dissemination, are highly relevant issues for most scholars. Written by leading scholars with strong editorial experience, this book will serve as a guide for editors and scholars wishing to become editors in management and behavioral sciences.

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Understanding the roles of editors, and the processes of editorship in knowledge dissemination, are highly relevant issues for most scholars. Written by leading scholars with strong editorial experience, this book will serve as a guide for editors and scholars wishing to become editors in management and behavioral sciences.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is one of the most innovative contributions to academe for many years. Central to the scientific process is the role of the editor of scholarly jourbanals and the processes used to evaluate the scientific contribution of research. This book is a 'must' read for all academic scholars, want-to-be editors and all those newly entering the academic community."
Professor Cary L. Cooper, CBE, Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University, UK.

"This superb book is the one we have all been waiting for. Finally, four leading scholars have produced a book that opens up the black box of editing. The outstanding quality of all the contributors makes this a terrifically instructive work for junior and senior scholars alike. This marvellous volume provides the mother lode of insights into jourbanal editing. I'll be consulting this book and sharing its wealth of knowledge with others for many, many years to come."
Christine Oliver, Professor and Henry J. Knowles Chair in Organizational Strategy, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada

"Editorial decisions in the organization sciences shape both the field and the careers of its members. This collection of essays by editors and former editors provides a unique look at what editors do and takes on a number of myths about the jourbanal editing process."
Jeffrey Pfeffer, Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230013605
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/15/2008
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

YEHUDA BARUCH (DSc Technion, Israel) is Professor of Management at UEA Norwich UK. He is the Editor of Group & Organization Management and former editor of Career Development International, serving on the Editorial Board of several jourbanals, including Jourbanal of Management. Professor Baruch served as the Chair for the Careers Division of the Academy of Management.

ALISON M. KONRAD was 2003-07 Editor of Group & Organization Management. She joined the Richard Ivey School of Business, U. of Western Ontario in 2003 as a Professor of Organizational Behavior and holder of the Corus Entertainment Chair in Women in Management. She received the Divisions Sage Scholarship Award for contributions to the field of gender and diversity in organizations in 1998.

HERMAN AGUINIS is Professor of Management and the holder of the Mehalchin Term Professorship of Management in The Business School at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center (UCDHSC). He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and past editor of Organizational Research Methods.

WILLIAM H. STARBUCK is Professor-in-Residence at University of Oregon and Professor Emeritus at New York University. He edited Administrative Science Quarterly, chaired the screening committee for Fulbright awards in business management, directed the doctoral program in business administration at New York University, and was President of the Academy of Management.

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Table of Contents

Preface—Yehuda Baruch, Alison M. Konrad, Herman Aguinis, and William H. Starbuck

Knowledge Creation and the Jourbanal Editors Role; ALison M. Konrad
The Role of Editing in Knowledge Development: Consensus Shifting and Consensus Creation—John R. Hollenbeck
How may I help you? Editing as Service—Ann Marie Ryan
A Letter to Editors—Stephen R. Barley

Setting up an effective manuscript review process—K. Michele Kacmar
Communicating with authors—Sara L. Rynes
Building and maintaining strong editorial board and cadre of ad-hoc reviewers—Daniel C. Feldman
Managing the Editorial Review Process: Its the People That Matter—Angelo S. Denisi
Being an Ethical Editorial Board Member and Editor: The Integral Role of Earned Trust—Debra L. Shapiro &—Jean Bartunek
Use of technology in improving the editorial process—Martin Kilduff
Moving a jourbanal up the rankings—Gerard P. Hodgkinson
The developmental editor: Assessing and directing manuscript contribution—Donald D. Bergh
The Case for an Activist Editorial Model—Jerry A. Jacobs
Balancing Authorial Voice and Editorial Omniscience: The "It's My Paper and I'll Say What I Want To" versus "Ghostwriters in the Sky" minuet—Arthur G. Bedeian

Editing a top academic jourbanal; Sheldon Zedeck
Editing a bridge jourbanal—Theresa M. Welbourbane
Developing a Global Jourbanal: Embracing Otherness—Haridimos Tsoukas
Sustaining independent jourbanals—Timothy Clark &—Mike Wright
Reflections on Creating a New Scholarly Jourbanal: Perspectives from a Founding Editor—Larry J. Williams
Running an electronic jourbanal: Considerations and Possibilities—Bernard Forgues &—Jeanie M. Forray

Opening the Black Box of Editorship: Editors voice—Yehuda Baruch
The motivating potential of an associate editors role—Carol T. Kulik
How editors are selected—Wayne F. Cascio
What Authors Need to Know to Navigate the Review Process Successfully: Understanding and Managing the Editor's Dilemma—Dov Eden
Epilogue: Tradeoffs among Editorial Goals in Complex Publishing Environments—William H. Starbuck, Herman Aguinis, Alison M. Konrad, and Yehuda Baruch

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