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Organizational Research Methods

Organizational Research Methods

eISSN: 15527425 | ISSN: 10944281 | Current volume: 27 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

Organizational Research Methods, Sage Publications, Inc. ( Sponsored by the Research Methods Division, Academy of Management (

Organizational Research Methods (ORM) was established to bring relevant methodological developments to researchers working in organizational sciences. ORM’s goal is to enhance the use of current and new methodologies to advance theory and research practice. Articles should be understandable to readers with background knowledge consistent with methodological and statistical training provided in contemporary organizational sciences doctoral programs. Text should be written in ways that help make material accessible. For instance, highly technical material should be relegated to appendices, and example data and computer code should be included when relevant. Authors should also clearly articulate how the contribution has the potential to advance organizational theory and research practice.


Several types of articles are appropriate for ORM. One type addresses questions about existing quantitative and qualitative methods and research designs currently used by organizational researchers and may involve a comparison of alternative methods. Articles of this nature should focus on the relative strengths and weaknesses of the analytical technique(s) presented. A second type demonstrates how refinements to existing quantitative or qualitative methods might lead to advances in researchers' ability to test and propose theory. For submissions of this type, authors should clearly delineate how the refinement differs from current practice and how the refinement has the potential to advance theory. A third type introduces methodological developments or techniques from other disciplines to organizational researchers. For these articles, the relative advantages of the new techniques should be clearly discussed. A fourth type may introduce new methodological and statistical procedures and concepts. Manuscripts that primarily apply research methods to substantive problems are not encouraged.

In general, articles that report results from measurement validation studies are not encouraged; however, ORM is receptive to the idea that improvements in measurement represent a methodological advance that supports subsequent research. As such, ORM will consider measurement validation studies that make a compelling theoretical case for new or modified constructs, and that use state-of-the art validation procedures. Submissions that simply report results without strong theoretical framing, robust methodology, and empirical evidence will not be considered.

ORM will also consider short methodological reports (typically submissions with 18 pages or less of text in the body of the manuscript). Several topics may be particularly appropriate. One type would be an article that consolidates material into a single, practical source. Often information known to experts is spread out across multiple sources in ways that may not be accessible to non-experts. A second type of article may be one that provides best practices for an area of research. Articles that provide best practices should acknowledge that best practices are a moving target that may change as knowledge accumulates, but having resources that detail best practices can be helpful in terms of enhancing accessibility. A third type may be an article that details major advances in computational ease for a method that is known, but for which computational methods remain cumbersome. Note that each of the examples above could also qualify as feature-length submissions, so the primary differentiator is the topic scope. The goal, however, is to offer a venue for shorter articles that may have a narrower scope but otherwise meet the journal’s goals.

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