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Salami-slicing is the practice of reporting one piece of research many times in different papers, each time with a slightly different spin, often to different journals. I came across this today (again), when the editor of another journal invited me … Continue reading

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How to avoid desk-rejection

Before papers are sent for refereeing, editors check newly-submitted papers for a range of features. Authors can check these things themselves, and increase the likelihood that their papers will proceed from the editor’s desk and into the refereeing process. This … Continue reading

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How to write informative abstracts

Abstracts are frequently the least informative part of a paper. They should be the most informative part. Continue reading

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What editors look for in referee reports

A recent discussion in orgtheory.net sparked some interest. I was particularly interested in the views from editors of various journals such as Organization Science, Organization Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, American Sociological Review, and Administrative Science Quarterly. If … Continue reading

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How to upload a revised version of your paper in Manuscript Central

After you have edited your paper in response to the comments you received from the editors and referees, you will need to upload a new version of the paper in Manuscript Central. While many journals use this same software, the … Continue reading

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