Management and Organization Review
© 2013 The International Association for Chinese Management Research
Edited By: Anne S. Tsui
Impact Factor: 2.441
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2011: 29/168 (Management)
Online ISSN: 1740-8784
Management and Organization Review (MOR) is dedicated to advancing global knowledge on international, comparative, and cross-cultural management. We publish innovative research contributing to management knowledge in three principle domains:
- Chinese management: including research on the management and organization of Chinese companies, and multinational companies operating in China
- International, comparative, and cross-cultural management
- Fundamental research in management
For papers that are not China-specific, we encourage authors to discuss, or speculate about, the implications of their theories and findings for research in the Chinese context.
All articles published in MOR must make a theoretical contribution and provide new knowledge on the issue being studied. Manuscripts that are primarily applied in focus and that have managers – rather than management researchers – as their primary intended audience do not fall into the domain of MOR.
The editors ask these questions of each manuscript:
- Does it fall within our aims and scope?
- Does it offer fresh insights?
- Is it methodologically competent?
- Does the evidence or logic substantiate the conclusions?
Please note that failure to follow these guidelines may result in the return of your manuscript with a request to correct.
Prior to submission, we encourage you to browse the ‘Author Resources’ section of the Wiley-Blackwell ‘Author Services’ website: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/author.asp. This site includes useful information covering such topics as copyright matters, ethics, English-language editing, electronic artwork guidelines, and how to optimise articles for search engines.
Chinese authors might also be interested in visiting Wiley-Blackwell’s Chinese Scholars Network, a resource for authors providing information on such topics as manuscript preparation and the peer review process http://www.weilichubanxuezhe.com/ .
Please read these submission guidelines carefully and ensure your submission adheres to the idelines. Manuscripts that are inappropriately prepared tend to be less favorably received by reviewers.
Please submit manuscripts online through the MOR ScholarOne Manuscripts site at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mor. Four files should be supplied: a cover letter, a title page, an acknowledgement document, and the manuscript. The cover letter, title page, and acknowledgement document are not available to reviewers in keeping with the double-blind review process. You can check the status of your manuscript by logging in to your Author Center on ScholarOne Manuscripts.
Each submission should be accompanied by a cover letter addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, indicating that the manuscript is original and not under consideration by any other journal or book. Papers published in or presented at conference proceedings are not disqualified from submission to MOR. Authors must declare any financial support or relationships that may pose conflict of interest.
To permit author anonymity for blind review, the authors’ names should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Identifying information on the required separate title page accompanying the manuscript should include the names, affiliations, and email addresses of all the authors, as well as the full address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address of the corresponding author. Language within the text that suggests the author’s identity should be avoided. Acknowledgements that could reveal the identity of the author should appear in the separate acknowledgements document and not on the submitted manuscript. Please keep the Managing Editor informed about any changes in the author correspondence information.
We accept only English language manuscripts. Poor writing may jeopardize the evaluation of good ideas. Poor grammar impedes communication. We encourage the use of professional copyediting services before submission of the manuscript, especially for non-native English speaking authors. For a list of recommended English language editing services please visit: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/english_language.asp.
The better developed a manuscript and the ideas it contains, the easier it will be to review, and the better it will be received by reviewers. We encourage authors to seek peer reviews on their manuscripts prior to submission to MOR.
Once a manuscript is received at MOR, the Editor-in-Chief reads the manuscript for appropriateness for MOR. Inappropriate manuscripts (those that do not fit the domain of MOR or are immature for review) will be returned to the author without a formal review. Manuscripts prepared in a way that compromise blind review also may be returned to the author for correction. The journal to which you are submitting your manuscript employs a plagiarism detection system. By submitting your manuscript to this journals you accept that your manuscript may be screened for plagiarism against previously published works.
Submissions that are suitable for MOR will be assigned to a senior editor whose expertise fits the topic of the paper. The senior editor will assign two reviewers, generally one reviewer with expertise in the content area and another with expertise in the method of the study. Occasionally, authors may be requested to suggest some possible reviewers when the topic is highly specialized. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editor-in-Chief, who reserves the right to refuse any material for publication.
The guidelines provided to reviewers are available on the MOR web page (www.iacmr.org). Authors are encouraged to read these guidelines so that they are aware of MOR reviewers’ expectations.
Author Services. Online production tracking is available through Wiley-Blackwell’s Author Services. This service allows authors of accepted papers to check the status of their articles online. Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor for more details on this service and other additional resources for article preparation and submission.
Please note that failure to follow the style guidelines may result in the return of your manuscript for reformatting before it is considered as a submission.
Manuscripts must be double-spaced throughout (this includes notes and references) on one side of A4 or US standard letter size paper with all margins at least one inch.
Though we do not impose a page limit, we encourage conciseness in writing. Typical manuscripts are expected to be between 25 to 40 pages, including references, tables, and figures. The best ideas are expressed in simple, direct language. Excessive references are not helpful. Cite only the most representative and authoritative sources to support your points.
The separate title page has the title of the paper, the names of all the authors and their affiliations, along with the detailed address of the corresponding author, including full postal address, email address, phone number, and fax number.
The first page of the manuscript should have the title of the paper and an informative abstract of no more than 200 words, double-spaced. Provide three to five keywords or phrases to help in identifying appropriate reviewers and to facilitate abstracting and search functions. The title should be short, informative, and contain a major keyword. A short running title (fewer than 40 characters) should also be provided.
The body of the paper begins on page two with the main heading INTRODUCTION, left justified. It is not necessary to include the title on this page.
Primary headings should be capitalized and bold. Secondary headings should be in upper and lower case, bold, and with the first letters of each word capitalized. Tertiary headings should be italicized with the first letter of the first word capitalized. All headings should be left justified.
Organize the manuscript into the following main sections: INTRODUCTION, THEORETICAL BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESES (if hypotheses are used), METHOD, RESULTS, DISCUSSION, and CONCLUSION. Use secondary headings within each main section to clearly organize the presentation.
Put sentences in the active voice (“I did it”; “They did it”) instead of the passive voice (“It was done”) to make it easy for readers to see who did what. Use the first person ('I' or 'we') to describe what you yourself did. However, be sure to avoid any phrasing that may reveal your identity and compromise the blind peer review process. For example, when self-referencing, write 'In Smith (2000), results showed...' DO NOT write 'In my previous research (Smith, 2000), results showed...' or 'The author's previous research (Smith, 2000) revealed...'
If required, use notes and not endnotes or footnotes. See section on ‘Notes’ in this document for more information on the preparation of notes.
A separate acknowledgements document should identify the source of financial grants and other funding as well as the contribution of colleagues or institutions. Please note that this information should not be included in the main manuscript document to ensure the blind review process is not compromised. Once a paper has been accepted or conditionally accepted and is past the blind review process, acknowledgements will be included as the first entry in the NOTES section. The numbered notes (e.g., ) begin after the acknowledgements.
Put all tables, figures, and appendices at the end of the manuscript, following the REFERENCES.
All pages should be numbered consecutively in the top right-hand corner.
Prepare the entire manuscript (including tables and figures) in Microsoft Word® using Times New Roman font. Use 12 point size for the body of the paper.
Tables and Figures
Each table or figure should bear an Arabic number (1, 2, etc.) and a title and should be reasonably interpretable without reference to the text.
Each table should be bracketed with a solid horizontal line with minimum use of horizontal lines inside the table. Do not use vertical lines in the tables or figures. Check published papers in MOR for table and figure format.
Each table or figure should be presented on a separate page at the end of the manuscript, after the REFERENCES. Figures and tables reproduced from already published work must be accompanied by the permission of the original publisher (or copyright holder, if not the publisher). Please indicate the position of figures and tables in the text as follows:
-------------------- INSERT TABLE 1 ABOUT HERE --------------------
Should your paper be accepted for publication, please ensure that all figures are of a suitable quality and resolution to be printed. Wherever possible please provide line figures in encapsulated postscript (.eps) format or scanned at 800 d.p.i. Do not embed graphics in the Word document – they must be supplied in separate files, one file per figure. Full artwork guidelines are available on the publisher’s website (http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/illustration.asp).
Avoid “stacking” – write all words horizontally, not vertically.
Use tabs, not spaces, to separate data points in tables.
Use the same variable names you use in the text. Spell out the words or names of all the variables in the tables or figures. Do not abbreviate. Look at figures in published MOR articles for format ideas.
Data entries in tables should be restricted to two decimal places.
In tables, footnote symbols †, ‡, § and ¶ should be used (in that order) and *, **, *** should be reserved for P-values.
Citations must be used to identify and credit the appropriate source(s) when you refer to or borrow ideas, paraphrase text, or quote verbatim in your manuscript. Verbatim quotations are text taken directly, word- for-word from another written work. They are generally a few words or more but also include original one or two word phrases coined by an author that have not yet integrated into common speech. Again, whether you are directly quoting, summarizing, or simply referring to another author's ideas, it is imperative that you cite.
In the text, where the author’s name appears, the date should follow in parentheses, e.g., Mintzberg (1985). If the author’s name is not present in the text, insert it with the date in parentheses, e.g., (Mintzberg, 1985).
Multiple references should be listed alphabetically in parentheses, separated by semicolons, e.g., (Jackson, 1996; Watson, 1986).
Page numbers to indicate a passage of special relevance or to give the source of a quotation or paraphrase should appear in parentheses, e.g., (Willmott, 1992: 12).
If there is more than one reference to the same author in the same year, postscript the date of each reference with a, b, c, etc., e.g., (Sparrow, 1998a, 1998b).
For references with two authors, give both names every time you cite it, e.g., (Meyer & Lu, 2004).
References with three to six authors should be listed in full in the first appearance of the citation in the text, e.g., (Weber, Ames, & Blais, 2005). Use the last name of the first author and “et al.” in all its subsequent appearances in the text, e.g., (Weber et al., 2005).
For seven or more authors, use “et al.” even for the first citation. (Note: the matching reference should give all the authors.)
In general, MOR discourages the use of notes as essential information should be included in the body of the paper. If Notes are required, however, they should be provided on a separate page immediately following the text and before the REFERENCES under the heading NOTES. Notes should be numbered in the list and referred to in the text with consecutive, superscript Arabic numerals. Please see articles in past issues of MOR for examples of notes. When using notes, please type the notes as a continuation of the main body text and avoid using Word's endnote or footnote reference tools.
Cite the names of all authors. Do not use ibid or op cit. References should be listed alphabetically by author and be placed at the end of the manuscript, before the tables, figures, and appendices. Reference to unpublished data and personal communications should not appear in the list but should be cited in the text only (e.g., Smith, 2000, unpublished data). All citations mentioned in the text, tables or figures must be listed in the reference list. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the references.
We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting. EndNote reference styles can be searched for here: http://www.endnote.com/support/enstyles.asp. Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here: http://www.refman.com/support/rmstyles.asp.
1. Journal references should be listed as follows:
Meyer, M. W., & Lu, X. 2005. Managing indefinite boundaries: The strategy and structure of a Chinese business firm. Management and Organization Review, 1(1): 57–86. Nonaka, I. 1991.
The knowledge-creating company. Harvard Business Review, 69(6): 96-104.
Please always include an issue number in parentheses after the volume number to help facilitate other researchers seeking to find your references.
2. Book references should be listed as follows:
Law, J. 1994. Organizing modernity. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
Shapira, Z. (Ed.) 1997. Organizational decision making. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
3. Chapter references should appear as follows:
Zhou, X. 1997. Organizational decision making as rule following. In Z. Shapira (Ed.), Organizational decision making: 257–281. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
4. Unpublished papers or conference presentations should appear as follows:
Chen, M. H. 1998. Organizational citizenship behavior in the service industry. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Wallace, J. H. 2004. Creativity in high technology firms. Paper presented at the inaugural conference of the International Association for Chinese Management Research, Beijing, June 2004.
5. If an article has no author, the periodical or producing body is referenced:
Business Week. 1998. The best B-schools. October 19: 86-94.
6. Articles used from online sources should appear as follows:
Hofstede, G. 2003. Hofstede Scores: China. Geert Hofstede Cultural Dimensions. [Cited 10 March 2006.] Available from URL: http://www.geert-hofstede.com/hofstede_china.shtml.
Present long but essential methodological details, such as explanations of the calculation of measures or items of new measures not already in the text, in an appendix or appendices. Presentation should be concise, but avoid table formats and reproductions of surveys. Multiple appendices are labeled numerically as follows: Appendix I, Appendix II, etc. and referred to in the text.
Many authors use the tracking facility of the reviewing tool in working on successive versions of their manuscripts. Word can detect corrections to previous versions of the manuscript by clicking on a “Showing Markup” option when the Reviewing tool bar is activated. To prevent this and to ensure blind reviews, before submitting your manuscript you should (i) click on “Final”, (ii) select the entire document, and then (iii) save that version as a new file under a new name. That will be a “clean” version, free of the history of previous versions and corrections. This is the version that you should submit to MOR. The Properties Summary of a document often automatically populates with an author's name and company. Please go to File > Properties > Summary to delete this information, then save prior to submitting.
If your article is accepted for publication, you will be asked to submit a biography of no more than 75 words for each author. The biography should indicate email address, where the highest degree was earned, present affiliation and position, and current research interests. This should be the last page of the final version of your manuscript.
You will be asked to provide a Chinese version of the abstract, including the keywords and the Chinese names if such is available or appropriate, if your article is accepted for publication. This should be prepared in a separate file with the manuscript number as the file name, e.g., MOR-09-001-Chinese- abstract.doc. If authors are unable to provide a Chinese version of the abstract, please contact the MOR editorial office for assistance.
Wiley is able to host online approved supporting information that authors submit with their paper. Supporting information must be important, ancillary information that is relevant to the parent article but which does not or cannot appear in the printed and online edition of the journal. Supporting information can comprise additional tables, data sets, figures, movie files, audio clips, 3D structures, and other related nonessential multimedia files. Like the manuscript accompanying it, it should be original and not previously published. If previously published it must be submitted with the necessary permissions. For details about preparation of supporting information, please refer to the supporting information guidelines available here: http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/suppinfo.asp.
Notification of the URL from where to download a Portable Document Format (PDF) typeset page proof, associated forms and further instructions will be sent by email to the corresponding author. The purpose of the PDF proof is a final check of the layout, and of tables and figures. Alterations other than the essential correction of errors are unacceptable at the PDF proof stage. The proof should be checked, and approval to publish the article should be emailed to the Publisher by the date indicated, otherwise, it may be signed off on by the Editor or held over to the next issue.
A free PDF offprint will be supplied to the corresponding author. A minimum of 50 additional offprints will be provided upon request, at the author’s expense. These paper offprints may be ordered online. Please visit http://offprint.cosprinters.com, fill in the necessary details and ensure that you type information in all of the required fields. If you have queries about offprints please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Should your article be accepted, you will be required to complete a Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA), signed by the main author. Publication will not be possible without the receipt of this form. Authors can download the form from here. The completed and signed form should be scanned and emailed to email@example.com, faxed to 1-480-965-8314, or mailed to Management and Organization Review, Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business, P.O. Box 874006 Tempe, AZ 85287-4006.
Call for Artwork
From time to time MOR has pages available for non-article related content. The Editors and IACMR would like to use these pages to feature artwork from the MOR community of authors, reviewers and Editorial Board members. This initiative has been launched to recognize that scholarship development is interrelated intimately with scholars’ insight and wisdom gained in a larger dynamic context of work, life, society, and nature, where art and artistic expressions are intrinsically manifested. n knowledge creation and knowledge sharing, it is important to go beyond office settings to capture new inspirations, as Lin Yutang pointed out philosophically: “It is not when he is working in the office but when he is lying idly on the sand that his soul utters, ‘Life is beautiful’ ”. We therefore encourage members of the MOR community to submit artwork for inclusion in the print journal. Any artwork that is submited will be published in black and white in the pages of the journal. Kindly accompany your artwork with the completed copyright letter which can be found here. Please refer to the links for specifications and example Submissions and questions thereof should be emailed to Professor Tony Fang (firstname.lastname@example.org), MOR Art Coordinator, Stockholm University School of Business, Sweden, Tel: 46 8163063.
Rapid Publication: Accepted Articles & Early View Service
MOR offers rapid speed to publication using Wiley-Blackwell’s Accepted Articles and Early View services.
-Accepted Articles have been accepted for publication and undergone full peer review but have not been through the copyediting, typesetting, pagination and proofreading process. These articles are published online a few days after final acceptance, appear in PDF format only, are given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows them to be cited and tracked. A completed copyright form is required before a manuscript can be processed as an Accepted Article.
- Early View Articles are complete full text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication, and the authors' final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. Early View articles can be cited via their Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which remains valid after the article is published in an issue, and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.
If you have any questions about the Author guidelines, or the submission process, please contact the MOR office at email@example.com phone 1-480-965-4530.