Management scholars increasingly use generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools in the research process, such as ChatGPT. Important questions arise about whether, how and when "research with AI" might augment or harm research quality as well as integrity.
The general editors of the Journal of Management Studies have attempted to provide what we believe is much needed guidance for our authors and reviewers on how they should – or should not – make use of AI in their research. The new JMS Policy on research with AI is now available and is accompanied by an editorial that explains our thinking behind this policy.
In essence, JMS allows the supervised use of AI In research, but expect that this is transparently explained, disclosed and justified to readers. Yet, we see no place for AI tools for reviewers and editors.
We hope our new policy makes an important contribution to ongoing debates on how AI informs what we do as management scholars – hopefully for the better.