Journal of Management
Scientific reports

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. 

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?