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Journal of Management Education

Journal of Management Education

A Publication of the OBTS Teaching Society for Management Educators

Jeanie M. Forray Western New England University, USA
Kathy Lund Dean Gustavus Adolphus College, USA

eISSN: 15526658 | ISSN: 10525629 | Current volume: 42 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Bi-monthly

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The Journal of Management Education, a leading voice in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) for over 40 years, is dedicated to enhancing teaching and learning in the management and organizational disciplines. Our published articles reflect changes and developments in the conceptualization, organization, and practice of management education. The Journal of Management Education maintains a long-standing editorial commitment to growth, learning, and innovation and uses a developmental approach in working with authors throughout the review process so that they may communicate their ideas and insights to others.

While our target audience is university educators teaching in the management and organizational studies domain, our broader constituency includes administrators, managers, trainers, consultants, and coaches.

Regular Features

  • Research Articles... qualitative and/or quantitative studies that directly affect teaching strategies and/or learning while emphasizing the pedagogical implications of these studies so that readers can apply the findings to their own teaching practice
  • Theoretical and Conceptual Articles… explore contemporary issues in management education with the purpose of building new theories or critiquing existing ones
  • Essays… thoughtfully reflect on and discuss important teaching and learning issues in management education; may contain first-person narrative accounts presenting lessons learned from personally challenging experiences in teaching management or present well-developed arguments for revising what is taught in management education
  • Rejoinders… engage with controversial or provocative essays or articles by offering different perspectives on the theme or focus
  • Instructional Innovations… present cutting-edge, experientially-oriented teaching and learning approaches with sufficient detail and evidence of effectiveness for readers to implement the activities in their own environments
  • Instructional Change in Context… describe, analyze, and evaluate teaching or curricular change initiatives within specific institutional or cultural contexts that provide inspiration to readers who may be in the same or a similar situation.

In addition to the Journal of Management Education, the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (MOBTS) also publishes Management Teaching Review.

The Journal of Management Education (JME) encourages contributions that respond to important issues in management education. The overriding question that guides the journal’s double-blind peer review process is: Will this contribution have a significant impact on thinking and/or practice in management education?

Contributions may be either conceptual or empirical in nature, and are welcomed from any topic area and any country so long as their primary focus is on learning and/or teaching issues in management or organization studies. Although our core areas of interest are organizational behavior and management, we are also interested in teaching and learning developments in related domains such as human resource management & labor relations, social issues in management, critical management studies, diversity, ethics, organizational development, production and operations, sustainability, etc. We are open to all approaches to scholarly inquiry that form the basis for high quality knowledge creation and dissemination within management teaching and learning.

Authors are strongly encouraged to have their work reviewed and evaluated by their colleagues prior to submission for formal editorial review. Guidance for authors may be garnered by examining what JME has published in recent years, by studying the journal’s submission guidelines, and by communicating with members of the editorial board, the editorial team, or the editor. 

Associate Editors
Alexander Bolinger Idaho State University, USA
Debra R. Comer Hofstra University, USA
John Cullen Maynooth University, Ireland
Alison Dachner John Carroll University, USA
Charles Fornaciari La Salle University, USA
Cindi Fukami University of Denver, USA
Thomas F. Hawk Frostburg State University, USA
Jen Leigh Nazareth College, USA
Kathi J. Lovelace Menlo College, USA
Julie "JP" Palmer-Schuyler Webster University, USA
Kathryn Pavlovich University of Waikato, New Zealand
John Stark California State University, Bakersfield, USA
April L. Wright University of Queensland, Australia
Robert Wright Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
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Amy Kenworthy Bond University, Australia
Nicholas Rhew Coastal Carolina University, USA
Associate Editor, Curated Collections
Sarah L. Wright University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Editorial Review Board
Sandra Alday University of Sydney, Australia
Belinda Allen Monash University, Australia
Véronique Ambrosini Monash University, Australia
Lisa Amoroso Dominican University
David Anderson University of Lincoln, UK
Rae André Northeastern University, USA
Ben Arbaugh University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, USA
Steven Armstrong Hull University, UK
Neal Ashkanasy University of Queensland, Australia
Don Bacon University of Denver, USA
Susan Baker Morgan State University, USA
Jon Billsberry Deakin University, Australia
Maribel Blasco Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Lee Bolman University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA
David Bradford Stanford University, USA
Vince Bruni-Bossio University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Kim Cameron University of Michigan, USA
Arran Caza University of Manitoba, Canada
Allan R. Cohen Babson College, USA
Gordon Dehler College of Charleston, USA
Giuseppe Delmestri University of Vienna, Austria
Pauline F. Diochon Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
Marissa Edwards University of Queensland, Australia
Carolyn Egri Simon Fraser University, Canada
Michael B. Elmes Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Cathy Enz Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, USA
André M. Everett University of Otago, New Zealand
Mark Fenton-O'Creevy The Open University, UK
William P. Ferris Western New England University, USA
Dale E. Fitzgibbons Illinois State University, USA
Bill Foster University of Alberta, Canada
Joan V. Gallos Wheelock College, USA
Joseph E. Garcia Western Washington University, USA
Jenny Gibb University of Waikato, New Zealand
Danna Greenberg Babson College, US, USA
Maria R. Hamdani The University of Akron, USA
Patricia Hedberg University of St. Thomas, USA
George Hrivnak Bond University, Australia
Rueylin Hsiao National Cheng Chi University, Taiwan
William Kahn Boston University, USA
Vijay R. Kannan Utah State University, USA
D. Christopher Kayes George Washington University, USA
Kate Kearins Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Tine Köhler University of Melbourne, Australia
Loren Kuzuhara University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Bob Marx University of Massachusetts, USA
Magid Mazen Suffolk University, USA
Steven I. Meisel LaSalle University, USA
Jeffrey A. Mello Siena College, USA
Albert Mills St Mary's University, Halifax, Canada
Jean Helms Mills Saint Mary's University, Canada
Chris Nyland Monash University, Australia
Jane Parent Merrimack College, USA
Tim O. Peterson North Dakota State University, USA
Luigi Proserpio Bocconi University, Italy
Dale Rude University of Houston, USA
Eugene Sadler-Smith University of Surrey, UK
Jane Schmidt-Wilk Maharishi University of Management, USA
Joseph Seltzer LaSalle University, USA
David S. Steingard Saint Josephs University, USA
Jim Stoner Fordham University, USA
Maria Toledano University of Huelva, Spain
Gary Wagenheim Simon Fraser University, Canada
Stephen Weiss York University, Canada
Chelsea Willness University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Editors' Advisory Council
Ben Arbaugh University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, USA
Diana Bilimoria Case Western Reserve University, USA
Kenneth G. Brown University of Iowa, USA
Ann Cunliffe Escola de Administraçâo da Fundaçâo Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Roy J. Lewicki Ohio State University, USA
Christine Quinn Trank Vanderbilt University, USA
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  • The Journal of Management Education uses a web-based submission and review process.

    JME Manuscript Submission

    Instructions for Manuscript Preparation

    1. Prepare your manuscript for electronic transmission in MS Word or as an RTF file. Use Times New Roman font, 12-point, double-spaced throughout, in a format that fits U.S. standard business size paper (8 ½” X 11”).

    2. There are word limits on initial submission. These vary by the section of the journal. Please note that figures, tables, and references (but not appendices) are additional. Also, please note that these are maximum lengths, not targets! Shorter, more concisely written papers, as long as they contain the necessary detail, have a greater chance of being published and are more likely to be read and cited.

    Empirical papers: 8,000 words

    Theoretical/Conceptual papers: 8,000 words

    Essays: 6,000 words

    Rejoinders: 2,000 words

    Instructional Innovations: 6,000 words
    Instructional Change in Context: 6,000 words

    3. Prepare the manuscript in accordance with the latest edition of the APA Publication Manual. Our one deviation is that we use one space after punctuation. Please check that you have left aligned (i.e., ragged right edge) all text, left no additional space after paragraphs, and indented all paragraphs.

    4. On the first page of the article include only the title, abstract, and keywords, with no acknowledgements, footnotes or any other information identifying authors or their affiliations. During submission, you will enter all information about the authors that usually appears on a title page in text boxes on the web-based submission form.

    5. Insert a running head that appears in the upper right-hand corner of each page. The heading should reflect the focus of the paper.

    6. Insert page numbers in the upper right-hand corner after the running head.

    7. Include an abstract of 100–200 words. It should provide a good idea of (1) the article’s contents, and (2) the benefits to be gained from reading the article. Use the abstract as an opportunity to sell your article to potential readers, including reviewers, while omitting nonessential material. Include the purpose and other primary pieces of information. For empirical papers, include major findings. Avoid placing introductory or explanatory material in the abstract.

    8. JME manuscripts are blind reviewed by at least two experts in the field; therefore, avoid writing any text, references or footnotes in ways that could identify the author(s).

    9. Remove from the submission any reference to the authors, the school, or other information that might serve to identify the authors. Carefully consider the context when considering references that might lead to identification.

    10. You may cite your own work when it is absolutely necessary. When you do, carefully consider the context and edit the wording to preserve your anonymity. Do nothing that draws special or extra attention to these self-citations.

    11. Note the desired placement of tables and figures within the text, but do not embed them in the text of the manuscript. Include each one on a separate page at the end of the manuscript. Make sure each is clearly and appropriately titled. Refer to the APA guidelines for more advice on this topic.

    12. When drafting your paper, please write in the first person. Use first person singular (i.e., I) for a single-authored paper and first plural (i.e., We) for papers with multiple authors. Avoid switching into the third person (i.e., into a ‘passive voice’) and do not use the word ‘We’ (or similar ones) to refer to ‘the body of knowledge.’ We prefer simple, straightforward language that communicates clearly to the readers.

    13. When writing, please use explanatory rather than declarative language. In other words, explain to the readers how you have arrived at your conclusions rather than simply telling them what your conclusions are.

    The Editor reserves the right to return, prior to consideration, any manuscript that does not conform to these guidelines.

    Instructions for Manuscript Submission

    After you enter SAGE Publication's web-based manuscript submission system, the process consists of the following steps:

    1. Create an account (if you do not have one on new JME’s Manuscript Central submission system; please note that usernames and passwords from the system we used in 2011 and before will NOT work on the new system)

    2. Through the same web address, go to the Author Centre and follow the instructions to enter details about the authors and to upload your submission.

    No part of the submission is final until all steps have been completed and the final Submit button has been clicked. Shortly after submitting, authors will receive an automatically generated acknowledgement by email. This email message will provide the manuscript number and website link to use for checking the status of the submission, submitting revisions, and contacting the editors.

    Click here to submit an article to the Journal of Management Education.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the editors at

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    Instructions for Submitting Manuscript Revisions

    At any time that you need to submit a revision, please use the Revise Submission feature at the website link provided in your acknowledgement email. Please do not upload your revision as if it were a new manuscript. Uploading revised manuscripts as if they were new manuscripts only delays the review and decision process. If you need assistance, please email the Associate Editor assigned to your manuscript or the Editor.

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    Authors who would like to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider using the services of a professional English-language editing company. We highlight some of these companies at

    Please be aware that SAGE has no affiliation with these companies and makes no endorsement of them. An author's use of these services in no way guarantees that his or her submission will ultimately be accepted. Any arrangement an author enters into will be exclusively between the author and the particular company, and any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author.

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