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JIM focuses on marketing topics within an international context. In JIM, international marketing is conceptualized within two general domains: (1) international (i.e., when marketing activities occur across national boundaries) or (2) cross-cultural (i.e., when comparisons regarding marketing-related issues are made across national boundaries). Both the editor and the reviewers are less positive to studies that are not deemed as fitting within one of these two general domains (e.g., a study of Chinese consumer perceptions of Chinese brands). If an approach outside the two general domains is undertaken in a study, it is incumbent on the authors to clearly demonstrate the importance of the work to the field of international marketing.
JIM publishes articles about business enterprises engaged in international marketing, such as manufacturers, service firms, intermediaries, trading companies, franchisors, licensors, and facilitators in international business (e.g., freight forwarders). Equal attention is given to small and large company players (e.g., multinational corporations) as well as to all modes of international business entry (e.g., exporting, contractual arrangements, direct investment). Discussion of newer forms of cross-border business activity, such as strategic alliances and global sourcing, is also encouraged. JIM also aims to advance the exploration of issues that include the implications of customer orientation in multinational business, cross-cultural market segmentation, and market research.
|Kelly Hewett||University of Tennessee, USA|
|Ronald Paul Hill||Kogod School of Business, American University, USA|
|Robin Coulter||University of Connecticut, USA|
|David Griffith||Texas A&M University, USA|
|Satish Jayachandran||University of South Carolina, USA|
|V. Kumar||Indian School of Business, India|
|Donald R. Lehmann||Columbia University, USA|
|Russ Winer||New York University, USA|
|Katrijn Gielens||University of North Carolina, USA|
|Amir Grinstein||Northeastern University, USA|
|Michael Haenlein||ESCP Europe, France|
|Peter Magnusson||University of Alabama, USA|
|Babu John Mariadoss||Texas Tech University, USA|
|Matthew Robson||Cardiff University, UK|
|James Agarwal||University of Calgary, Canada|
|Lyn Amine||St. Louis University, USA|
|Kersi Antia||Western University, USA|
|Preet Aulakh||York University, Canada|
|Cem Bahadir||University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA|
|George Balabanis||City University London, UK|
|Fabian Bartsch||IÉSEG, France|
|Joshua T. Beck||University of Oregon, USA|
|Sundar Bharadwaj||University of Georgia, USA|
|Josko Brakus||University of Leeds, UK|
|S Tamer Cavusgil||Georgia State University, USA|
|Brian Chabowski||University of Tulsa, USA|
|Yanto Chandra||Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong|
|Sylvie Chetty||University of Otago, New Zealand|
|Nicole Coviello||Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada|
|Adamantios Diamantopoulos||University of Vienna, Austria|
|Desislava Dikova||WU Vienna, Austria|
|Claudiu Dimofte||San Diego State University, USA|
|Anton Fenik||Grand Valley State University, USA|
|John Ford||Old Dominion University, USA|
|Peter Gabrielsson||University of Vaasa, Finland|
|Hongzhi Gao||Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand|
|David Gilliland||Colorado State University, USA|
|Gary Gregory||University of New South Wales, Australia|
|Andreas Grein||Baruch College, USA|
|Verena Gruber||HEC Montréal, Canada|
|Abhijit Guha||University of South Carolina, USA|
|Xiaoling Guo||University of International Business and Economics, China|
|Shaphali Gupta||Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India|
|Zeynep Gürhan-Canli||Koç University, Turkey|
|Francisco Guzman||University of North Texas, USA|
|Jan Heide||University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA|
|Mikael Hilmersson||Linnaeus University, Sweden|
|Linda Hui Shi||University of Victoria, Canada|
|Magnus Hultman||University of Leeds, UK|
|Fernando Jiménez||University of Texas at El Paso, USA|
|Brett Josephson||George Mason University, USA|
|Daekwan Kim||Florida State University, USA|
|Ahmet Kirca||Michigan State University, USA|
|Gary Knight||Willamette University, USA|
|Nicole Koschate-Fischer||Universität Erlangen–Nürnberg, Germany|
|Thomas Kramer||University of California, Riverside, USA|
|Alexander Krasnikov||Loyola University Chicago, USA|
|Richard Lee||University of South Australia, Australia|
|Ruby Lee||Florida State University, USA|
|Constantinos N. Leonidou||University of Leeds, UK|
|Leonidas Leonidou||University of Cyprus, Cyprus|
|Oscar Martín Martín||Public University of Navarra, Spain|
|Bruce Money||Brigham Young University, USA|
|Neil Morgan||Indiana University, USA|
|Robert Morgan||Cardiff University, UK|
|Susan Mudambi||Temple University, USA|
|Janet Murray||University of Missouri - St. Louis, USA|
|Giuseppe Musarra||University of Leeds, UK|
|Cheryl Nakata||University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA|
|Pravin Nath||Clemson University, USA|
|Jaime Noriega||DePaul University, USA|
|Claude Obadia||ESCE International Business School, France|
|Anita Pansari||Michigan State University, USA|
|Nicolas Papadopoulos||Carleton University, Canada|
|Audhesh Paswan||University of North Texas, USA|
|Annie Peng Cui||West Virginia University, USA|
|Saeed Samiee||University of Tulsa, USA|
|Lisa Scheer||University of Missouri - Columbia, USA|
|Bodo Schlegelmilch||Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria|
|Amalesh Sharma||Texas A&M University, USA|
|Rebecca Slotegraaf||Indiana University, USA|
|Carlos Sousa||Durham University, UK|
|Stavroula Spyropoulou||University of Leeds, UK|
|Jan-Benedict Steenkamp||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA|
|Yuliya Strizhakova||Rutgers University, USA|
|Scott Swain||Clemson University, USA|
|Charles R. Taylor||Villanova University, USA|
|Felipe Thomaz||University of Oxford, UK|
|Narongsak Thongpapanl||Brock University, Canada|
|Annette Tower||Clemson University, USA|
|P. Rajan Varadarajan||Texas A&M University, USA|
|Kevin Voss||Oklahoma State University, USA|
|Stanford Westjohn||University of Toledo, USA|
|Yazhen (Sophie) Xiao||University of Tennessee, USA|
|Goksel Yalcinkaya||University of New Hampshire, USA|
|Poh-Lin Yeoh||Bentley University, USA|
|Gerald Yong Gao||University of Missouri - St. Louis, USA|
|Srdan Zdravkovic||Bryant University, USA|
|Katharina Zeugner-Roth||IÉSEG School of Management, France|
|Haisu Zhang||New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA|
All manuscripts must be submitted online through Manuscript Central at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ama_jim. Submissions that arrive via mail or e-mail will not be processed for review.
First-time authors will be required to create a Manuscript Central user account in order to proceed. Each submission must adhere to the guidelines set forth below; those that do not follow the guidelines will be returned to the author for correction. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Review AMA Editorial Policies and Procedures before submitting your manuscript.
File Types: Word (except Word 2007), RTF, or PDF.
Font: 12 point, Times New Roman
Text: Double-spaced, left-justified
Page Layout: 1-inch margins on all sides with page numbers in the upper right corner and no header/footer
Page Maximum: 50 pages, properly formatted and inclusive of title, abstract, keywords, text, references, tables, figures, and appendixes.
PLEASE NOTE: NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE FOR PAGE LENGTH.
JIM manuscripts are judged not only on the depth and scope of the ideas presented and their contributions to the field but also on their clarity and whether they can be read and understood. JIM readers have varied backgrounds. Thus, the following guidelines should be followed:
- Write in an interesting, readable manner with varied sentence structure, and use active voice. Use as little passive voice as possible.
- Reduce the discussion of methodology to a minimum. JIM readers are most interested in implication for managerial action.
- Avoid using technical terms that few readers are likely to understand. If you use these terms, include definitions. Remember: The journal is designed to be read, not deciphered.
- Keep sentences short so the reader does not get lost before the end of a sentence.
To facilitate the double-blind peer-review process, each submission should be broken into two separate files: (1) Title Page and (2) Main Document. Identifying information should not appear anywhere within the main document file.
FILE 1: Title Page
- author(s) name, title, institution, address, telephone number, and e-mail address
- author(s) note
- financial disclosure, if applicable
FILE 2: Main Document
Page 2 and on, with each new element beginning on its own page:
- main text
The title should not exceed 25 words.
The abstract is limited to 175 words and summarizes the key components of the manuscript, offering the reader a sample of the manuscript.
Include 4–5 primary keywords that best suit the topic of the manuscript; these do not necessarily need to match the “Topics/Methods” that are selected in Manuscript Central upon submission.
Please do not add any headers/footers on each page (other than the page number). Headings are text only (not numbered) and are formatted according to level.
- PRIMARY HEADING: Flush left, capitalized, and boldface, with an extra return before and after.
- SECONDARY HEADING: Flush left with title-style capitalization (first letter of each word) and in bold. You must have at least two sections beginning with a secondary heading; if there is only one, the heading should be excluded.
- TERTIARY HEADING: Left justified and indented with title-style capitalization (first letter of each word) in italics. Punctuate the heading with a period and begin the first line of the same section on the same line. If only one tertiary heading is used, the heading should be excluded.
References begin on their own page and are listed in alphabetical order by the first author’s last name. Only references cited within the text are included.
Citations in the text should be by the author's last name and year of publication enclosed in parentheses without punctuation: (Thorelli 1960). If a particular page, section, or equation is cited, it should also be placed in the parentheses: (Thorelli 1960, p. 112) or (Thorelli 1960, Table 1). For multiple authors, use the full citation always for up to three authors; for four or more authors, use the first author's name followed by "et al" (no italics). A series of citations should be listed in alphabetical order and separated by semicolons: (Terpstra 1961; Thorelli 1960; Welch 1981).
See the Accepted Manuscript Preparation page for reference style and examples.
Endnotes should be numbered consecutively on a separate page and should be used sparingly. Most articles have no more than 10 endnotes, and they should not exceed 40 words in length. JIM does not use footnotes.
Tables should not appear within the text but at the end of the document. Each table should be numbered consecutively and submitted on a separate page. Please indicate appropriate table placement in the text (“Insert Table 1 about here”). Tables must be numbered in the order in which they are to appear.
Figures should not appear within the text but follow any tables. Each figure should be numbered consecutively and submitted on a separate page. Please indicate appropriate figure placement in the text (“Insert Figure 1 about here”). Figures must be numbered in the order in which they are to appear. The term “figure” refers to a variety of material, including line drawings, maps, charts, graphs, diagrams, photos, and Web shots, among others.
If Appendixes are provided, they appear on a new page after the figures. Multiple appendixes are labeled with letters (Appendix A, Appendix B). A single appendix is labeled without letters (Appendix). Multiple appendixes must be numbered in the order in which they are to appear.