Journal of Management
Scientific reports

Announcing the Editor-in-Chief of JOMSR
Dr. Maria Kraimer

Dr. Maria Kraimer was appointed the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Management Scientific Reports at the 2021 Meeting of the Southern Management Association. After an exhaustive search process, the Board of Directors unanimously approved the nomination from the JOMSR Founding Committee.

Dr. Kraimer received her PhD in human resources management from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Her research interests address issues related to the challenges and consequences of working globally, predictors of career success, and the employee-employer relationship. Her research on these topics has resulted in more than 40 peer-reviewed journal publications or book chapters. She and her co-authors have received several “Best Paper” Awards from the Academy of Management, including the 2001 Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management Journal.  In 2010, Maria was awarded the Cummings Scholarly Achievement Award for early- to mid-career accomplishments from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. She was an elected officer for the HR Division of the Academy of Management from 2014-2018. Maria was an Associate Editor for Personnel Psychology from 2010-2013 and the journal’s Editor-in-Chief from 2017-2019.

The Mission for JOMSR

To move management science forward by publishing research aimed at theory testing and refinement

In the following video, the Editor-in-Chief of JOMSR, Maria Kraimer, briefly describes the journal’s mission, types of papers that will be published in the journal, and the general evaluation criteria that will be used in the double-blind review process. We hope to begin receiving submissions by April 1, 2022.

Principles of JOMSR

Empirical research only – no theoretical models or narrative reviews

All methods will be considered – qualitative and quantitative field studies, experimental studies, archival studies, simulations, meta-analyses, mixed methods

Both macro and micro management topics will be considered – Organizational-, team-, individual-, or multi-level research; Entrepreneurship, HRM, organizational behavior, organizational theory, strategy topics broadly defined

What does theoretical testing and refinement mean?

Constructive Replication and Generalizability Studies – Tests to replicate findings from a published study in a new context/sample, with different measures, superior analyses, or different control variables.

Tests of Competing Theories – Empirically evaluate two different theories explaining the same phenomenon

Tests of Previously Untested Theories – Empirical tests of published theoretical propositions (e.g., AMR or JOM theoretical models)

Theory Testing Methodology Papers – Discuss and outline methodological issues and provide recommendations to design, execute, and interpret the above types of studies.

Evaluation Criteria for JOMSR Papers

  1. Does the study test theoretically-grounded hypotheses or propositions that appear in published papers? Or, for a methodology paper, does it provide recommendations to help authors design studies for constructive replications or testing competing theories?
  2. For primary studies, is the study rigorously designed, following recommended practices for balancing internal and external validity? Cross-sectional, self report field study data should be avoided; multiple studies within a single paper are not expected
  3. To what extent, and how, do the findings provide support for, refine, or refute existing theoretical explanations for a specific phenomena relevant to management practice?

Next Steps for JOMSR

  1. Assemble the associate editor team and editorial review board by mid-January, 2022.
  2. Open the submission system website by April 1, 2022 (will be using ScholarOne system)
  3. Launch Sage JOMSR website by July 1, 2022
  4. Publish 4 issues per year beginning in February 2023; and continue with 16-20 papers each year in 2023 and 2024
  5. Establish JOMSR’s reputation for publishing high-quality, rigorous research that contributes to management practice by testing and refining theories.
  6. Establish a reputation for providing developmental reviews

In the meantime…

Start working on a paper that tests theory to submit to JOMSR! 

Please check back here on the SMA-JOMSR website for updates over the next few months.