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The Critical Journal of Organization, Theory and Society

eISSN: 14617323 | ISSN: 13505084 | Current volume: 31 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: 8 Times/Year

What is a critical journal ? - by Martin Parker and Robyn Thomas July 2011

What makes a highly cited Organization paper?

Click Here to read a interview with David L. Collinson, author of the much acclaimed, and highly cited article Identities and insecurities: Selves at work

Organization is the major forum for dialogue and innovation in organization studies, addressing significant current and emergent theoretical, meta theoretical and substantive developments in the field.

This is a time of unprecedented debate and diversity in organization studies, when intellectual reassessments go alongside a plurality of organizational forms and practices in a globalizing world. The central task for students of organization is to construct those analytical narratives and ethical discourses appropriate to the radically changing structural, theoretical and ideological realities we now face. Organization seeks to address this important task.

We welcome standard academic papers of up to 10 thousand words, as well as 'Speaking Out' pieces written to challenge contemporary orthodoxies, and 'Connexions' essays that tie together contemporary social problems and the study of organizing. We will also publish replies to any of our published articles. See the 'Manuscript Submission' page for more details.

"For nearly two decades, Organization has been at the forefront of the effort to bring fresh ideas into organizational research. The journal is now the leading outlet for irreverent thinking that challenges the status quo in both management research and management practice" Paul Adler

"If one could enviSAGE an ideal trans-atlantic journal, Organization is it. Bridging Europe and America, it invites organization theorists from all the world. Located beyond paradigm wars and local feuds, the journal offers a vista of most recent topics and most original approaches to studies of organization. The articles published in Organization combine interesting theory building with a genuine concern about the practice of organizing" Barbara Czarniawska

"Organization has led the way in refreshing a field that had become inward-looking and short on challenging contributions. By welcoming critical explorations of demanding topics, Organization has dramatically expanded the framing of the field in directions that are as unsettling as they are non-trivial" Hugh Willmott

"Organization is an important outlet for new perspectives and ideas on organizations and organizing. It has played a significant role in altering the course of organization studies and related disciplines in the past, and I am certain will continue to do so for the foreseeable future" Mary Jo Hatch

Electronic access:

All issues of the Organization journal are available to browse online 

Organization is a peer-reviewed journal whose principal aim is to foster dialogue and innovation in studies of organization. The journal addresses a broad spectrum of issues, and a wide range of perspectives, as the foundation for a 'neo-disciplinary' organization studies. In doing so, it promotes an ethos which is explicitly:

  • theory-driven 
  • international in scope and vision 
  • open, reflective, imaginative and critical 
  • interdisciplinary

Organization facilitates exchange amongst scholars from a wide range of current disciplinary bases and perspectives.


SCOPE: The journal encompasses the full range of key theoretical, methodological and substantive debates and developments in organizational analysis, broadly conceived, identifying and assessing their impacts on organizational practices worldwide. Alongside more micro-processual analyses, it particularly encourages attention to the links between intellectual developments, changes in organizational forms and practices, and broader social, cultural and institutional transformations. In addition to established themes of continued significance to the development of the field, topics and themes addressed by Organization include:


  • issues of gender, race and ethnicity in organizations
  • globalization and its discourses
  • organization and disorganization
  • consumption and organization
  • organizational space and time
  • organizational identities
  • organizational imagery in organizations
  • ecology and organization
  • moralities of organization
  • power/knowledge and managerial discourses
  • law and organization
  • organization and cultural studies

Please note: If you wish your article to be freely available online immediately upon publication (gold open access, as some funding bodies now require), you can opt for it to be included in the SAGE Choice scheme subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer reviewing procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. Under this scheme, authors of articles in Organization are currently able to publish via SAGE Choice at a special discounted Article Processing Charge of US$750. For further information, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

Editors in Chief
Marcos Barros Grenoble School of Management, France
Patrizia Zanoni Hasselt University, Belgium
Associate Editors
Ismael Al-Amoudi Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
Fahreen Alamgir Monash University, Australia
Rafael Alcadipani FGV EAESP Brazil
Rutvica Andrjiasevic University of Bristol, UK
Hari Bapuji University of Melbourne
Armin Beverungen Leuphana University Luneburg, Germany
Steffen Boehm University of Exeter Business School, UK
Nick Butler Stockholm University, Sweden
Jana Costas Europa Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Pascal Dey Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Martin Fougère Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Julie Labatut INRA
Susan Meriläinen University of Lapland, Finland
Sara Louise Muhr Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Iain Munro Newcastle University, UK
Annalisa Murgia University of Leeds, UK
Daniel Nyberg University of Queensland, Australia
Ana Maria Peredo University of Victoria, Canada
Alison Pullen Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Kathleen Riach University of Glasgow, UK
Suhaib Riaz University of Ottawa, Canada
Yuliya Shymko Audencia, France
Sverre Spoelstra Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
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Melissa Tyler University of Essex, UK
Kyoung-Hee Yu University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Ghazal Mir Zulfiqar Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan
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Jeremy Aroles University of York, UK
Karen Lee Ashcraft University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Bobby Banerjee Bayes Business School, UK
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Gazi Islam Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
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Campbell Jones University of Auckland, New Zealand
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Dan Karreman Lund University, Sweden
Kate Kenny Queens University, Belfast, UK
Farzad Rafi Khan MBS College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Saudi Arabia
Daniel King Nottingham Trent University, UK
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Michael Lounsbury University of Alberta, Canada
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Gerlinde Mautner Vienna University of Economics and Business , Austria
Lucy McCarthy University of Bristol, UK
Debra Meyerson Stanford University, USA
Ali H. Mir William Paterson University, USA
Mathilde Mondon-Navazo Grenoble School of Management, France
Anna-Maria Murtola Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Alistair Mutch Nottingham Trent University, UK
Nisha Nair University of Pittsburgh, USA
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Samantha Parsley University of Portsmouth, UK
Veronique Perret Universite de Paris Dauphine, France
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