Understanding the "mystery" of editorial work and becoming an effective editor are highly relevant issues for most scholars. Opening the Black Box of Editorship explores the roles of editors and the processes of editorship in knowledge creation and dissemination. 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. It will help authors better understand how editors work and make ...
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Understanding the "mystery" of editorial work and becoming an effective editor are highly relevant issues for most scholars. Opening the Black Box of Editorship explores the roles of editors and the processes of editorship in knowledge creation and dissemination. 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. It will help authors better understand how editors work and make decisions, and subsequently help researchers be more successful at publishing in refereed journals.
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"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: 9780230265660
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/29/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 620 KB

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

List of Figures

List of Tables

Notes on Contributors

Pt. I General/Introductory Chapters

1 Knowledge Creation and the Journal Editor's Role Alison M. Konrad Konrad, Alison M. 3

2 The Role of Editing in Knowledge Development: Consensus Shifting and Consensus Creation John R. Hollenbeck Hollenbeck, John R. 16

3 How May I Help You? Editing as Service Ann Marie Ryan Ryan, Ann Marie 27

4 A Letter to Editors Stephen R. Barley Barley, Stephen R. 39

Pt. II Effective Editorship

5 Setting up an Effective Manuscript-Review Process K. Michele Kacmar Kacmar, K. Michele 49

6 Communicating with Authors Sara L. Rynes Rynes, Sara L. 56

7 Building and Maintaining a Strong Editorial Board and Cadre of Ad Hoc Reviewers Daniel C. Feldman Feldman, Daniel C. 68

8 Managing the Editorial Review Process: It's the People That Matter Angelo S. DeNisi DeNisi, Angelo S. 75

9 Being an Ethical Editorial Board Member and Editor: The Integral Role of Earned Trust Debra L. Shapiro Shapiro, Debra L. Jean Bartunek Bartunek, Jean 88

10 Using Technology to Improve the Editorial Process Martin Kilduff Kilduff, Martin 97

11 Moving a Journal up the Rankings Gerard P. Hodgkinson Hodgkinson, Gerard P. 104

12 The Developmental Editor: Assessing and Directing Manuscript Contribution Donald D. Bergh Bergh, Donald D. 114

13 The Case for an Activist Editorial Model Jerry A. Jacobs Jacobs, Jerry A. 124

14 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 Bedeian, Arthur G. 134

Pt. III Editing Different Types of Journals

15 Editing a Top Academic Journal Sheldon ZedeckZedeck, Sheldon 145

16 Editing a Bridge Journal Theresa N. Welbourne Welbourne, Theresa N. 157

17 Developing a Global Journal: Embracing Otherness Haridimos Tsoukas Tsoukas, Haridimos 167

18 Sustaining Independent Journals Timothy Clark Clark, Timothy Mike Wright Wright, Mike 176

19 Reflections on Creating a New Scholarly Journal: Perspectives from a Founding Editor Larry J. Williams Williams, Larry J. 188

20 Running an Electronic Journal: Considerations and Possibilities Bernard Forgues Forgues, Bernard Jeanie M. Forray Forray, Jeanie M. 197

Pt. IV Editorship and Academic Career

21 Opening the Black Box of Editorship: Editors'Voice Yehuda Baruch Baruch, Yehuda 209

22 The Motivating Potential of an Associate Editor's Role Carol T. Kulik Kulik, Carol T. 223

23 How Editors are Selected Wayne F. Cascio Cascio, Wayne F. 231

24 What Authors Need to Know to Navigate the Review Process Successfully: Understanding and Managing the Editor's Dilemma Dov Eden Eden, Dov 239

25 Epilogue: Trade-Offs among Editorial Goals in Complex Publishing Environments William H. Starbuck Starbuck, William H. Herman Aguinis Aguinis, Herman Alison M. Konrad Konrad, Alison M. Yehuda Baruch Baruch, Yehuda 250

Author Index 271

Subject Index 276

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