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Academy of Management Review (AMR) and Academy of Management Annals  Joint Talk

May 19, 2023 9:30 am - 3:00 pm AEST
The University of Sydney


  • Sherry Thatcher, Editor-in-Chief, Academy of Management Review
  • Elizabeth George, Editor-in-Chief, Academy of Management Annals

Purpose and Agenda

This session is geared toward all scholars (PhD students, junior and senior scholars) who are interested in publishing in AMR and the Annals. Editors of both journals have noticed that some submissions come to their journals that would better fit with the other journal. In this joint talk, we aim to give potential authors information about both journals to help them determine the best fit for their ideas, and to help them understand the characteristics of well-crafted ideas and proposals suitable for eventual submission to AMR and the Annals.


9:30-10:00: Publishing in AOM Journals
10:00-11:00: Publishing in the Annals talk and Q&A
11:00-11:30: Coffee break
11:30-12:30:  Publishing in AMR talk and Q&A
12:30-1:30:  Lunch/Networking
1:30-3:00: Discussion of ideas with editors
(15 minutes session per author)

The editors will, in their talks, provide general information about publishing in their journals, such as what makes a successful paper, the main reasons that papers are rejected, and strategies for addressing the core challenges that editors and reviewers see in rejected papers.

The editors will meet individually with up to 6 individuals or teams to discuss potential ideas that authors have for submission to either journal.


If you are interested in discussing your paper with the editors,  you should prepare a 2-3 page (double-spaced) abstract of your conceptual/theoretical idea. We include some suggested readings that might be helpful to you in shaping your ideas.


  • Thatcher, S.M.B. & Fisher, G. 2022. From the Editors: The nuts and bolts of writing a theory paper: A practical guide to getting started. Academy of Management Review, 47(1): 1-8.
  • Campbell, J.T. & Aguilera, R.V. 2022. From the Editor: Why I rejected your paper: Common pitfalls in writing theory papers and how to avoid them. Academy of Management Review, 47(4).
  • Cronin, M. A., & George, E. (2023. The Why and How of the Integrative Review. Organizational Research Methods, 26(1), 168–192.

Registration information:

All individuals seeking feedback on ideas should submit their abstracts by May 1, 2023.

Register and submit abstract


Sherry Thatcher

Sherry M.B. Thatcher is the Skinner Professor of Business in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville's Haslam College of Business. She currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Academy of Management Review. Her Ph.D. is in organizational behavior from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.  Her research interests focus on diversity, identity, and conflict, and she is one of the leading experts in the area of team faultlines. Her work appears in the top journals of our field, including the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Decision Support Systems.

Elizabeth George

Elizabeth George (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin) is a Professor of Management at the University of Auckland. She has an active research interest in nonstandard work arrangements and diversity in the workplace. Her work has been published in major international academic journals such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, and the Academy of Management Annals. In addition, her research has been used by the International Labor Organization and the US Society for Human Resource Management to help inform public policy and management practice. She served on the Board of Governors and the executive committee of the Managerial and Organizational Cognition and the Organizational Behavior Divisions of the Academy of Management. She is co-editor-in-chief the Academy of Management Annals. She has previously been co-editor in chief of Organizational Psychology Review and associate editor on the Academy of Management Annals, Australian Journal of Management, and Organization Studies. She serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Academy of Management Discoveries. She has held academic positions at universities in Asia, Australia, and the United States.