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Call for Submissions - SIM Manuscript Development Workshop Due June 1

  • 1.  Call for Submissions - SIM Manuscript Development Workshop Due June 1

    Posted 05-15-2023 11:29

    *Apologies for any cross-postings*

    Call for Manuscript Submissions

    Virtual SIM Research Development Workshop

    AOM 2023 Boston August 4th – 8th

    Submission Deadline: June 1, 2023

    Do you have a draft paper in the Social Issues in Management (SIM) field that would benefit from an in-depth developmental review by a leading scholar in the subject? If so, please consider submitting to the SIM Research Development Workshop! The SIM Research Development Workshop brings together SIM researchers to improve manuscripts prior to their submission to high quality management journals. The purpose of the session is to exchange ideas and get feedback, in a collaborative fashion. You'll get to share your work with a more experienced scholar and build your network, to boot. 

    Acceptance to the Research Development Workshop is competitive. Applicants should submit their papers to the organizers by June 1. (you can submit here but will need a Google account to do so). We will then select the best submissions and notify those accepted by June 15. Once a paper is accepted, we will assign it to a mentor who will have comments ready for feedback and discussion in a virtual session you will arrange during the dates of the annual meetings (8/4-8/8). You can however meet in person during the AOM meetings should that be more convenient. As part of the application process, you will be allowed to suggest mentors for your manuscript.  We are looking for complete drafts of works-in-progress manuscripts. Applicants' submissions should range from 20 to 40 pages in length, including references, tables, figures, and so forth. Both theoretical and empirical papers are eligible for review. You may send a paper that is being presented at the AOM or another conference but not a manuscript that is currently under review for a journal. Manuscripts should be submitted as Word documents (not PDF files) and should NOT be anonymous. 

    Any current member of the Academy of Management is eligible to submit a manuscript for consideration. Please note the workshop is limited to 25 participants. Should the workshop be oversubscribed, preference will be given to early career scholars/PhD students who are members of the SIM division.   

    Our mentoring team includes top scholars with successful track records in publishing ethics, corporate responsibility, stakeholder and related work in leading management and ethics journals. They are current and former editors, associate editors, editorial advisory board members, and experienced reviewers for top journals. 

    Please note: We will do our best to select mentors that have expertise on your topic, but we cannot guarantee you will be assigned to the mentors you want. 

    We will pair you with these experienced scholars to explore how your manuscript-in-progress might be refined to achieve publication in your target journal(s). The best part is that you get to discuss your work with them face-to-face, with time to explain and clarify different points before you commit to the rigors of a blind review. 

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mark Sharfman at

    Best regards,

    Mark Sharfman (University of Oklahoma), Chair, SIM Research Committee                                     

    Jegoo Lee (University of Rhode Island) Vice-Chair, SIM Research Committee

    Lucas Amaral Lauriano (IÉSEG School of Management) Member, SIM Research Committee

    Mark Sharfman
    University of Oklahoma
    Norman OK