The reference section of an academic work is more complex than you might think. The references not only provide validity to one's argument, but initiate meaningful discussion with the scholarly community. So how can authors ensure that their references are successful? Allison W. Pearson of Mississippi State University and Family Business Review Editor-in-Chief Pramodita Sharma … Continue reading The Art of Referencing in Scholarly Articles
[We're pleased to welcome Lucy Gilson of the University of Connecticut. Dr. Gilson is currently serving as a Senior Associate Editor of Group and Organization Management.] Much has been written about what should, and should not, be included in a review. Therefore, I would like to shift the conversation in this blog post to discuss … Continue reading Lucy Gilson on the Reviewing Experience
As a blog catering to academics, researchers and practitioners, Management INK features important content on key research topics. Besides highlighting top scholarship, we (the editorial team for the blog) wish for this venue to serve as a resource to inform but also to equip and grow readers in their research and writing activities. Lately we … Continue reading Reflections on Academic Research and Writing: The Ecstasy and the Agony (Part 1)
[Editor's Note: We're pleased to welcome SAGE Publications' Michael Todd.] “We need to apply the science of communication to the communication of science” - Preston Manning While the study of communicating will never be an exact science, it certainly behooves researchers to take some time to study the best ways to communicate their research to … Continue reading Tips for scholars writing an op-ed
SAGE is proud to announce the launch of SAGE Language Services, a new online source that provides pre-submission manuscript preparation services that lower obstacles to publication that many authors face. SAGE Language Services offers four key tools for authors: Language Editing: This service is designed for authors who need help editing the language and grammar … Continue reading Introducing SAGE Language Services!
Many academics find themselves in an increasingly specialized area of research, which has benefits like creating an identity, increasing productivity and a feeling of belonging intellectually. Mats Alvesson and Jörgen Sandberg point out in their paper recently published in Organization Studies entitled “Habitat and Habitus: Boxed-in versus Box-Breaking Research,” that keeping within a particular research … Continue reading Is Your Research Boxed-In?
If you're writing or planning to write a journal article or book chapter, take some advice from Deborah Lupton of the University of Sydney, whose article "30 tips for successful academic research and writing" was highlighted this week on the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog. Dr. Lupton provides detailed tips on planning your research schedule, … Continue reading Tips for Academic Writing Success
If you're writing a review paper, be sure to check out the Journal of Management Editor's Choice collection on this topic: The Journal of Management Review Issue: Celebrating 35 Years Writing Nonempirical Articles for Journal of Management: General Thoughts and Suggestions The Art of Writing a Review Article Click here for more informative collections from … Continue reading Tips on Writing a Review Paper
Interested in writing an article for a journal but struggling with it? SAGE published Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success, by Wendy Laura Belcher, in 2009 for anyone who struggles with academic writing. "Wendy Laura Belcher’s Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success … Continue reading Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks