Nomination Deadline: June 15, 2020
The Strategic Management Society and Wiley are seeking nominations for up to two Co-Editor positions at the Strategic Management Journal (SMJ). SMJ, founded in 1980, is the world’s leading mass impact journal for research in strategic management. The journal seeks to publish the highest quality research with questions, evidence, and conclusions that are relevant to strategic management and engaging to strategic management scholars. More specifically, SMJ seeks to publish papers that ask and help to answer important and interesting questions in strategic management, develop and/or test theory, replicate prior studies, explore interesting phenomena, review and synthesize existing research, and evaluate the many methodologies used in the field.
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This Call for Nominations reflects the end of the term of Co-Editor Constance Helfat (ending December 2020). The new Co-Editor(s) of SMJ will be appointed for a renewable three-year term and will assume duties in January 2021. The new Co-Editor(s) will work with continuing Co-Editors Rajshree Agarwal and Sendil Ethiraj.
Co-Editors of the journal should be able to manage a complex set of tasks. These include but are not limited to: (a) processing all submissions and being action editors and editorial board members; (b) recruiting, onboarding, and engaging in continuous development of associate editors and editorial board members; (c) creating and communicating policies to authors, associate editors, and reviewers; and (d) participating in SMS activities.
Each nominee should have the following qualifications:
- Scholarly strength: Recognized worldwide as a strong scholar in the strategic management discipline.
- Editorial experience: Has served or is serving as an Associate Editor or Editor of one of the three Strategic Management Society journals (SMJ, SEJ, or GSJ) or has equivalent experience as a decision editor in other leading journals.
- Open-minded and constructive attitude: History of open-mindedness regarding topics and methodologies for strategic management research and constructiveness in helping people develop different types of research opportunities.
- Strong work ethic: History of a strong work ethic in editorial activities, including both timeliness and ability to handle a steady stream of papers.
- Collaborative leadership experience: Ability to work effectively as a leader in an extended team. As SMJ Co-Editor, the relevant team will include the SMJ Editors (Co-Editors and Associate Editors), SMJ Editorial Review Board members and ad hoc reviewers, Co-Editors of other SMS journals, Media Innovations Co-Editors, SMS staff and Board members, Wiley staff, and an evolving set of other global contributors.
- Passion: Clear commitment to helping the journal and the discipline move forward, both operationally and strategically.
- Visionary and proactive leadership skills: Co-Editors must take an active part in developing the strategic direction of the journal. A Co-Editor must also stay current on the latest guidelines, recommendations, and evidence about peer review and journal management. The journal, as an instrument of the major scholarly organization in the strategy field, must both reflect and guide the discipline. Therefore, the Co-Editor must be actively involved with decisions on journal processes, staffing, planning, and promotion and will coordinate with other SMS journals on a regular basis.
Nominations, including self-nominations, will be accepted until June 15, 2020. Nominations should include (in PDF format):
- A statement of interest from the nominee, for both self-nominations and nominations by third parties, indicating the nominee’s goals for the journal as well as logistical items including name, full address, email address, and telephone number.
- A letter of up to 800 words summarizing the nominee’s qualifications relative to the criteria above.
- Up to three third-party letters of support or recommendation.
- A current curriculum vitae.
- If available, relevant statistics (number of papers handled, distribution of decisions, evaluations) from previous editorial experiences at journals other than SMJ, SEJ, and GSJ. The SMS office will supply statistics related to its journals to the Search Committee for each candidate.
The SMJ Co-Editor Search Committee of the SMS will review nominations, select, and recommend the appointment of the Co-Editor(s) to the SMS Board and Wiley no later than Fall 2020. Members of the Search Committee may include current and past members of the SMS Board, SMS Fellows, and current and past Co-Editors of the SMS journals, among others.
Please email nomination(s) to the SMJ Editorial Office to the attention of Publications Manager Lana Bandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.