Manuscript Guidelines for Essay Papers
These papers communicate significant theoretical, philosophical and methodological contributions to engaged management scholarship. These papers do not follow a strict predefined structure but need to cover research problem articulation, clear identification of the contribution to engaged management scholarship, and be grounded in significant and relevant literature review.
- Research Survey: Review of empirical and theoretical literature driven by a concern to understand a practice-based problem or issue.
- Theory Review: Focus on one (or more) theory from the existing management literature, or identifies a theory from a social science or related discipline that is not yet used in management or not used in a way the author thinks it should.
- Engaged Scholarship Debate: This type of paper examines the nature of engaged management phenomena (ontology) and methods for investigating them (epistemology).
Examples of a Submission that are out of the scope: Pedagogical papers that deal with teaching /education of engaged management scholarship do not fall into the scope of the journal. The same applies to academic surveys or tutorials of specific lines of management inquiry.
Research Survey: The body of the paper should have the following sections:
- What we know from research
- How the research has been framed
- How research findings can be applied in novel/different ways
Theory Review: The body of the paper should have the following sections:
- Description of theory of interest
- Why theory can be helpful
- Proposed how theory can be newly applied in a practical situation
Engaged Scholarship Debate: The body of the paper should have the following sections:
- Description of ontological and/or epistemological issue
- Assumptions underlying the issue
- The influence assumptions have on engaged management research
- Discussion and review of the nature of evidence based management and related practices
The primary constraint for essay submissions is its length, which should not be longer than 8,000 words. References and appendices are not included in the word count. There is no limit on references. Include an abstract, no longer than 200 words. For citation and reference style, use the Academy of Management Journal style, which can be found here.
Use Times Roman 12-point type and the 8.5 x 11 inch page setting. The document should be double spaced throughout; place page numbers in the upper-right corner; and leave top and side margins of at least one inch.
Each author of an accepted article is asked to submit a biographical sketch of about 100 words. The sketch should identify relevant professional occupations and, if possible, your academic affiliation and degree (in progress or earned). You should identify also key contributions to the practice and / or academic achievements. You should include your email address. Please keep the EMR managing editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) advised of your address or long absence. A high-resolution photograph should also be provided.
Authors should review the EMR Mission Statement and Purpose prior to preparing their submission. Submission of articles is accomplished via online. Submit here.
Accepted papers will be copy-edited by a professional copy editor. Authors are expected to review edits conveyed in page proofs at a timely basis before publication. EMR will contact authors after the managing editor assigns the manuscript to an issue.
Ensure key technical terms are defined. A technical term is a word or phrase that is not in general use, that is, not normally be in the dictionary with a meaning that anyone other than you would normally ascribe to it. Put quotation marks around the first appearance in your submission of each technical term and provide a definition in the Glossary.
Avoid using abbreviations for the names of concepts. Use ordinary words for variable names, not code names or other abbreviations. Be consistent with naming conventions for constructs in text, tables and figures.
Names of organizations and research instruments may be abbreviated, but give the full name the first time you mention one of these.
Use text to describe mathematical concepts. In others words, use “we surveyed 200 engineers,” rather than “we surveyed n=200 engineers.” However, do use commonly accepted mathematical symbols such as β for regression weights and numbers to report results. Numbers are presented at most with two decimals. Put spaces on either side of equals signs, minus signs, etc.
Avoid language that might be interpreted as denigrating or biased.
Write in the active voice (“They did it.”) instead of the passive voice (“It was done.”) to make it easier to for readers to see who did what. Use the first person (“I” or “we”) to describe what you, or you and your coauthors did.
Tables and Figures can be used but they should be done sparingly and only when necessary to convey an important point central to the submission.