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Editorial Policies

Authors interested in publishing articles or symposia in Academy of Management Perspectives must submit a short proposal outlining their project. The editorial team will provide feedback and give a determination of the appropriateness of the project proposal for further consideration.

Authors should review the Proposal Guidelines as these are meant to facilitate the review process. Guidelines for submitting proposals can be found on the website. If the proposal is accepted, the author(s) will be invited to submit their article(s) for review. Note that acceptance of a proposal does not guarantee that the final article(s) will be accepted, as these will be subject to a double-blind review process and evaluated on their merits. Full text manuscripts should be formatted as Word files, double-spaced, and no more than 30 pages in length, including figures. Authors should supply a separate cover sheet with the names and complete contact information for the primary author and any coauthors. Author names should not appear elsewhere in the manuscript.
AMP strictly adheres to the APA Style Guide (5th edition). All manuscripts should be prepared using this manual. A copy can be purchased from the American Psychological Association's web site:

Examples of APA Style
In-text Citations

Instead of endnotes, APA Style calls for in-text citations with references at the end of the manuscript. In-text references should read as follows:

In a recent study of reaction times (Walker, 2001)
Walker (2001) compared reaction times
In 2001, Walker compared reaction times
Past research (Smith, Corbin, & Gogel, 1985) has shown
Beck, C. A. J., & Sales, B. D. (2001). Family medication: Facts, myths, and future prospects. Washington, DC: America Psychological Association.
Article or chapter in an edited book
Bjork, R. A. (1989). Retrieval inhibition as an adaptive mechanism in human memory. In H. L. Roediger III & F. I. M. Craik (Eds.), Varieties of memory & consciousness (pp. 309-330). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
Mellers, B. A. (2000). Choice and the relative pleasure of consequences. Psychological Bulletin, 126, 910-924.

Tables and Figures

Tables and figures can enhance both the reader's understanding of information and the efficiency of its presentation. But just as too many overhead slides can ruin an oral presentation, too many figures and tables can detract from the overall narrative. Thus we encourage the judicious use of tables and figures and we discourage their overuse. The proper construction of tables and figures is a detailed craft, so in preparing them for your manuscript, please follow the detailed instructions presented in the styles guide which is published in the first issue each year.

Guidelines for Submitting Figures/Images

Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.
Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.
Submit each figure as a separate file. Do NOT embed art files into a Word or PDF document.
Line illustrations should be submitted at 900 dpi.
Halftones and color should be submitted at a minimum of 300 dpi.
Save as either TIF or EPS files.
Color art must be saved as CMYK - not RGB.
Black and White art must be submitted as grayscale - not RGB.
PowerPoint or Excel files should NOT be submitted.

Color Reproduction

The Academy of Management encourages the use of color in the online version of the article. Color may be used to enhance any art (tables, figures, photos, etc.) featured within your manuscript. Authors have the option to produce the artwork in color in the online version and in black and white in the print version. Color reproductions can appear in the online version at no additional charge. However, authors or their institutions must bear the cost for any color reproduction in the print version. Authors may contact Susan Zaid ( to determine the additional fees for color in the print version. 


AMP is published in February, May, August, and November. Generally, manuscripts are reviewed by the Editor and then sent to an Associate Editor to solicit two blind reviews. A manuscript may be returned without blind review if judged to be inappropriate for publication in AMP.
Contributors should follow the Instructions for Electronic Submission found
For additional information, please contact the Editorial Office at:


Language Editing - author services

For researchers who are nonnative English speakers writing in English as a second language, AOM has partnered with the Charlesworth Group to offer language editing, or “polishing,” of academic papers, including manuscripts, journal articles, abstracts and dissertations. Your paper will be checked for correct grammar, spelling, style, and readability. By improving the language of your manuscript, you can increase your chances of being accepted for publication in your chosen journal. AOM members receive a 10% discount on all language editing services.
For more information on these services, click here. The Charlesworth Group's UK office may be reached at: +44 (0)1484 506250.

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