What is a critical journal ? - by Martin Parker and Robyn Thomas July 2011
What makes a highly cited Organization paper?
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Organization is the major forum for dialogue and innovation in organization studies, addressing significant current and emergent theoretical, meta theoretical and substantive developments in the field.
This is a time of unprecedented debate and diversity in organization studies, when intellectual reassessments go alongside a plurality of organizational forms and practices in a globalizing world. The central task for students of organization is to construct those analytical narratives and ethical discourses appropriate to the radically changing structural, theoretical and ideological realities we now face. Organization seeks to address this important task.
We welcome standard academic papers of up to 10 thousand words, as well as 'Speaking Out' pieces written to challenge contemporary orthodoxies, and 'Connexions' essays that tie together contemporary social problems and the study of organizing. We will also publish replies to any of our published articles. See the 'Manuscript Submission' page for more details.
"For nearly two decades, Organization has been at the forefront of the effort to bring fresh ideas into organizational research. The journal is now the leading outlet for irreverent thinking that challenges the status quo in both management research and management practice" Paul Adler
"If one could enviSAGE an ideal trans-atlantic journal, Organization is it. Bridging Europe and America, it invites organization theorists from all the world. Located beyond paradigm wars and local feuds, the journal offers a vista of most recent topics and most original approaches to studies of organization. The articles published in Organization combine interesting theory building with a genuine concern about the practice of organizing" Barbara Czarniawska
"Organization has led the way in refreshing a field that had become inward-looking and short on challenging contributions. By welcoming critical explorations of demanding topics, Organization has dramatically expanded the framing of the field in directions that are as unsettling as they are non-trivial" Hugh Willmott
"Organization is an important outlet for new perspectives and ideas on organizations and organizing. It has played a significant role in altering the course of organization studies and related disciplines in the past, and I am certain will continue to do so for the foreseeable future" Mary Jo Hatch
All issues of the Organization journal are available to browse online
Organization is a peer-reviewed journal whose principal aim is to foster dialogue and innovation in studies of organization. The journal addresses a broad spectrum of issues, and a wide range of perspectives, as the foundation for a 'neo-disciplinary' organization studies. In doing so, it promotes an ethos which is explicitly:
- international in scope and vision
- open, reflective, imaginative and critical
Organization facilitates exchange amongst scholars from a wide range of current disciplinary bases and perspectives.
SCOPE: The journal encompasses the full range of key theoretical, methodological and substantive debates and developments in organizational analysis, broadly conceived, identifying and assessing their impacts on organizational practices worldwide. Alongside more micro-processual analyses, it particularly encourages attention to the links between intellectual developments, changes in organizational forms and practices, and broader social, cultural and institutional transformations. In addition to established themes of continued significance to the development of the field, topics and themes addressed by Organization include:
- issues of gender, race and ethnicity in organizations
- globalization and its discourses
- organization and disorganization
- consumption and organization
- organizational space and time
- organizational identities
- organizational imagery in organizations
- ecology and organization
- moralities of organization
- power/knowledge and managerial discourses
- law and organization
- organization and cultural studies
Please note: If you wish your article to be freely available online immediately upon publication (gold open access, as some funding bodies now require), you can opt for it to be included in the SAGE Choice scheme subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer reviewing procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. Under this scheme, authors of articles in Organization are currently able to publish via SAGE Choice at a special discounted Article Processing Charge of US$750. For further information, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
|Ismael Al-Amoudi||Grenoble Ecole de Management, France|
|Rafael Alcadipani||FGV EAESP Brazil|
|Rutvica Andrjiasevic||University of Bristol, UK|
|Hari Bapuji||University of Melbourne, Australia|
|Marcos Barros||Grenoble Ecole de Management, France|
|Armin Beverungen||Leuphana University Luneburg, Germany|
|Nick Butler||Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University|
|Alessia Contu||UMass Boston, USA|
|Jana Costas||Europa Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany|
|Joelle Cruz||University of Colorado, USA|
|Joelle M Cruz||University of Colorado at Boulder, USA|
|Karen Dale||University of Lancaster, UK|
|Martin Fougère||Hanken School of Economics, Finland|
|Susan Meriläinen||University of Lapland, Finland|
|Albert J. Mills||St Mary's University, Halifax, Canada|
|Sara Louise Muhr||Copenhagen Business School, Denmark|
|Iain Munro||Newcastle University, UK|
|Daniel Nyberg||University of Newcastle, Australia|
|Damian O'Doherty||University of Manchester, UK|
|Ana Maria Peredo||University of Victoria, Canada|
|Alison Pullen||Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia|
|Kathleen Riach||University of Glasgow, UK|
|Suhaib Riaz||University of Ottawa, Canada|
|Sverre Spoelstra||Lund University, Sweden|
|Nidhi Srinivas||The New School, USA|
|Torkild Thanem||Stockholm University, Sweden|
|Ghazal Mir Zulfiqar||Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan|
|Jannick Friis Christensen||Copenhagen Business School, Denmark|
|Chahrazad Abdallah||Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada|
|Paul Adler||University of Southern California, USA|
|Ozan Alakavuklar||Utrecht University, The Netherlands|
|Fahreen Alamgir||Monash University, Australia|
|Mats Alvesson||Lund University, Sweden|
|Maria Ceci Araujo Miso||UFRGS, Brazil|
|Karen Lee Ashcraft||University of Colorado Boulder, USA|
|Bobby Banerjee||City University, London, UK|
|Amon Barros||FGV-EAESP, Brazil|
|Emma Bell||Open University, UK|
|Ilaria Boncori||University of Essex, UK|
|Joanna Brewis||University of Leicester, UK|
|Todd Bridgman||Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand|
|Alexandra Bristow||The Open University Business School, UK|
|Andrew Brown||University of Bath, UK|
|Attila Bruni||University of Trento, Italy|
|Catherine Casey||University of Leicester, UK|
|Carl Cederstrom||Stockholm University, Sweden|
|Stewart R Clegg||University of Stavanger Business School, Norway|
|Bill Cooke||University Management School, Lancaster, UK|
|Douglas Creed||University of Rhode Island, USA|
|Joelle M Cruz||University of Colorado at Boulder, USA|
|Leanne Cutcher||University of Sydney, Australia|
|Barbara Czarniawska||University of Gothenburg, Sweden|
|Sadhvi Dar Queen||Queen Mary University of London, UK|
|Christian De Cock||University of Essex, UK|
|Penny Dick||University of Sheffield, UK|
|Michaela Driver||New Mexico State University, USA|
|Paul du Gay||Copenhagen Business School, Denmark|
|Yvonne Due Billing||Copenhagen University, Denmark|
|Gabrielle Durepos||Mount Saint Vincent University, France|
|Mahmoud Ezzamel||Cardiff Business School and IE Business School, UK|
|Farzad Rafi Khan||King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia|
|Peter Fleming||City University, UK|
|Erica Foldy||Nyu, USA|
|Jackie Ford||Durham University, UK|
|Mariana Fotaki||University of Warwick, UK|
|Martin Fougère||Hanken School of Economics, Finland|
|Yiannis Gabriel||University of Bath, UK|
|Shiv N. Ganesh||University of Texas-Austin, USA|
|Christina Garsten||SCORE, Stockholm, Sweden|
|Silvia Gherardi||University of Trento, Italy|
|Sarah Gilmore||Portsmouth University, UK|
|Chris Grey||Royal Holloway University London, UK|
|Philip Hancock||University of Essex, UK|
|Gerry Hanlon||Queen Mary University, London, UK|
|Nancy Harding||University of Bath, UK|
|Jean Helms Mills||Saint Mary's University, Canada|
|Stefan Heusinkveld||VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Joel Hietanen||University of Helsinki, Finland|
|Daniel Hjorth||Copenhagen Business School, Denmark|
|Charlotte Holgersson||Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden|
|Isabelle Huault||Université de Paris Dauphine, France|
|Gazi Islam||Grenoble Ecole de Management, France|
|Nimruji Jammulamadaka||IIM Calcutta, India|
|Maddy Janssens||Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium|
|John M Jermier||University of South Florida, USA|
|Campbell Jones||University of Auckland, New Zealand|
|Dan Karremann||Lund University, Sweden|
|Kate Kenny||Queens University, Belfast, UK|
|Daniel King||Nottingham Trent University, UK|
|Martin Kornberger||University of Edinburgh, UK|
|Monika Kostera||Södertörn University, Sweden|
|Arun Kumar||University of York, UK|
|Mark Learmonth||University of Durham, UK|
|David Levy||University of Massachusetts, USA|
|Patricia Lewis||University of Kent, UK|
|Helena Liu||University of Technology Sydney, Australia|
|Michael Lounsbury||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Jennifer Manning||Technological University Dublin, Ireland|
|Richard Marens||California State University, USA|
|Gerlinde Mautner||Vienna University of Economics and Business , Austria|
|Debra Meyerson||Stanford University, USA|
|Ali H. Mir||William Paterson University, USA|
|Annalisa Murgia||University of Leeds, UK|
|Anna-Maria Murtola||Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand|
|Alistair Mutch||Nottingham Trent University, UK|
|Nisha Nair||University of Pittsburgh, USA|
|Stella M Nkomo||University of Pretoria, South Africa|
|Joe O'Mahoney||University of Cardiff, UK|
|Banu Ozkazanc-Pan||University of Massachusetts, USA|
|Veronique Perret||Universite de Paris Dauphine, France|
|Amanda Peticca-Harris||Grenoble École de Management, France|
|Anshuman Prasad||University of New Haven, USA|
|Linda Putnam||University of California, Santa Barbara, USA|
|Sigrid Quack||Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany|
|Paolo Quattrone||Alliance Manchester Business School, UK|
|Alf Rehn||Abo Akademi University, Finland|
|Juliane Reinecke||Warwick Business School, UK|
|John Roberts||University of New South Wales, Australia|
|Sarah Robinson||University of Glasgow, UK|
|Michael Rowlinson||Queen Mary University of London, UK|
|Marie Laure Djelic||Sciences Po, School of Management and Innovation, France|
|Fernanda Sauerbronn||Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Andreas Georg Scherer||University of Zurich, Switzerland|
|Gregory Schwartz||University of Bristol, UK|
|Maureen A. Scully||University of Massachusetts, USA|
|Paulina Segarra||Universidad Anáhuac, Mexico|
|Prajna Seneviratne||The Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka|
|Graham Sewell||University of Melbourne, Australia|
|Dorothy Smith||University of Victoria (Canada)|
|Patricia J Sotirin||Michigan Technological University, USA|
|Andre Spicer||City University, UK|
|Nidhi Srinivas||The New School, USA|
|Chris Steyaert||University of St Gallen, Switzerland|
|Antonio Strati||Trento University, Italy|
|Andrew Sturdy||University of Bristol, UK|
|Scott Taylor||University of Birmingham, UK|
|René ten Bos||Raboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands|
|Janne Tienari||Hanken University, Finland|
|Barbara Townley||University of St Andrews, UK|
|Melissa Tyler||University of Essex, UK|
|Eda Ulus||University of Glasgow, UK|
|Eero Vaara||Swedish School of Economics, Finland and EM Lyon, France|
|Marieke Van den Brink||Radboud University, Netherlands|
|Koen Van Laer||Hasselt University, Belgium|
|Marc J Ventresca||University of Oxford, UK|
|Bénédicte Vidaillet||University Paris Est Créteil, France|
|Devi Vijay||Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India|
|Sam Warren||Cardiff University, UK|
|Hugh Willmott||University of Cardiff, UK|
|Julie Wolfram Cox||Monash University, Australia|
|Thomaz Wood||RAE, FGV-EAESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Hela Yousfi||Université Paris-Dauphine, France|
|Kyoung-Hee Yu||University of Technology Sydney, Australia|
|Larry Zacharias||University of Massachussets at Amherst, USA|
|Tammar Zilber||Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel|
|Yvonne Benschop||Radboud University, Netherlands|
|Gibson Burrell||University of Leicester, UK|
|Marta Calas||University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA|
|Glenn Morgan||Cardiff Business School, UK|
|Martin Parker||Bristol University, UK|
|Craig Prichard||Massey University, New Zealand|
|Mike Reed||University of Cardiff, UK|
|Linda Smircich||University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA|
|Robyn Thomas||Cardiff University, UK|
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Before submitting your manuscript to Organization, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.
The principal aim of Organization is to foster dialogue and innovation in studies of Organization. The journal addresses a broad spectrum of issues, and a wide range of perspectives, as the foundation for a 'neo-disciplinary' study of organization and organizing. In doing so, it promotes an ethos which is explicitly theory-driven, international in scope and vision, open, reflective, imaginative and critical. We are also concerned to be interdisciplinary, and to facilitate exchange amongst scholars from a wide range of current disciplinary perspectives. Contributions are welcomed in the following formats:
- Standard papers: We welcome original papers of up to 10,000 words including references.
- Speaking Out papers: Provocative and polemical essays, written to challenge contemporary orthodoxies in our field (4,000 words maximum excluding references).
- Acting Up papers: Acting Up sets out to create a platform for radical politics and political activism in Organization. Acting Up papers are short pieces (around 4,000 words excluding references), developing a genre of academic writing that supports relevance, political engagement, resistance, and activism.
- Connexions: Essays that tie together contemporary social problems and the study of organizing, emphasizing connections between theory and practice, between the international political and economic order and organizational analysis, and between action and disinterested observation (6,000 words maximum including references).
- We will also publish replies to any of our published articles, in any format, but only if the quality of the response justifies it.
- Book Reviews: We publish book review essays (maximum of 1,500 words) of books on topics that fall within the scope of the journal. These are usually commissioned by our book review editors, but do approach us if you wish to review a particular book.
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