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A Great Opportunity for Feedback - SIM Manuscript Development Workshop

  • 1.  A Great Opportunity for Feedback - SIM Manuscript Development Workshop

    Posted 06-09-2020 10:49

    *Apologies for any cross-postings*

    Call for Manuscript Submissions

    Virtual AOM SIM Research Development Workshop


    August 7th/ 8th



    We hope that you, your families are keeping healthy and safe!!  Although Academy has been physically cancelled, we are excited to be holding this workshop virtually.  Do you have a draft paper in the broad Social Issues in Management (SIM) field that would benefit from an in-depth developmental review by leading scholars in the subject?


    The SIM Research Development Workshop brings together SIM researchers to:

    1. Improve manuscripts prior to their submission to high-quality management journals; and
    2. Provide an opportunity to meet, discuss and get expert feedback on research papers in the SIM field.


      This year we are very fortunate to have a fantastic pool of mentors to achieve these goals including Ed Freeman, Jill Brown, Frank De Bakker, Heather Elms, Irene Henriques, Colin Higgins, Vanessa Hill, Ivan Montiel, Katherina Pattit, Mike Barnett, Nikolay Dentchev, Robert Phillips, Mike Russo, Mike Brown, Steven Brammer, Daniel Arenas, Judith Schrempf-Stirling, and Duane Windsor.


      Please note: We will do our best to select mentors that have expertise on your topic but we cannot guarantee that everyone will be assigned the mentors they want.


      The focus of the manuscript development workshop is to have experienced SIM researchers provide candid and constructive feedback on your manuscripts prior to their submission to high quality journals. Our mentoring team includes top scholars with successful track records in publishing ethics, corporate responsibility, stakeholder and related work in leading management and ethics journals. In addition, many of the mentors are current and former editors, associate editors, editorial advisory board members, and/or experienced reviewers for top journals.


      We will pair you with these experienced scholars to explore how your manuscript-in-progress might be refined to achieve publication in your target journal(s). The best part is that you get to discuss your work with them in person (virtually this year), with time to explain and clarify different points before you commit to the rigors of a blind review.


      Acceptance to the session is competitive. Applicants should submit their papers to the organizers by June 26, 2020.  We will then select the best submissions and notify those accepted by July 10th, 2020. Once a paper is accepted, we will assign it to one or two mentors who will have comments ready for feedback and discussion during a virtual  session sometime during August 7th/8th (specific details for the virtual meeting are still being developed)


      We are looking for works-in-progress. Applicants' submissions should range from 20 to 40 pages in length, including references, tables, figures, and so forth. You may send a paper that was on the program for the AOM or another conference, but not a manuscript that is currently under review for a journal. Manuscripts should be submitted as Word documents (not PDF files) and should NOT be anonymous.


      Please send your manuscript, by June 26, 2020, to

      indicating "SIM Manuscript Development session" in the subject line.  If you would like to list your dream mentors, please do so, you never know what could happen in this virtual world!!


      Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kathleen Rehbein, at


      Kathleen Rehbein, Chair, SIM Research Committee                                         

      Annie Snelson-Powell, Vice-Chair, SIM Research Committee