The Journal of Management Education, a leading voice in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) for over 40 years, is dedicated to enhancing teaching and learning in the management and organizational disciplines. Our published articles reflect changes and developments in the conceptualization, organization, and practice of management education. The Journal of Management Education maintains a long-standing editorial commitment to growth, learning, and innovation and uses a developmental approach in working with authors throughout the review process so that they may communicate their ideas and insights to others.
While our target audience is university educators teaching in the management and organizational studies domain, our broader constituency includes administrators, managers, trainers, consultants, and coaches.
- Research Articles... qualitative and/or quantitative studies that directly affect teaching strategies and/or learning while emphasizing the pedagogical implications of these studies so that readers can apply the findings to their own teaching practice
- Theoretical and Conceptual Articles… explore contemporary issues in management education with the purpose of building new theories or critiquing existing ones
- Essays… thoughtfully reflect on and discuss important teaching and learning issues in management education; may contain first-person narrative accounts presenting lessons learned from personally challenging experiences in teaching management or present well-developed arguments for revising what is taught in management education
- Rejoinders… engage with controversial or provocative essays or articles by offering different perspectives on the theme or focus
- Instructional Innovations… present cutting-edge, experientially-oriented teaching and learning approaches with sufficient detail and evidence of effectiveness for readers to implement the activities in their own environments
- Instructional Change in Context… describe, analyze, and evaluate teaching or curricular change initiatives within specific institutional or cultural contexts that provide inspiration to readers who may be in the same or a similar situation.
- Interviews... feature engaging conversations with influential figures about issues relevant to management education. Articles must include a literature review as well as commentary and critique of the interview, including implications for management educators. Interested authors must submit a short proposal (400 words maximum) to the Co-Editors at email@example.com prior to submission (MAX 6000 words not including references, figures, tables or appendices).
The Journal of Management Education (JME) encourages contributions that respond to important issues in management education. The overriding question that guides the journal’s double-blind peer review process is: Will this contribution have a significant impact on thinking and/or practice in management education?
Contributions may be either conceptual or empirical in nature, and are welcomed from any topic area and any country so long as their primary focus is on learning and/or teaching issues in management or organization studies. Although our core areas of interest are organizational behavior and management, we are also interested in teaching and learning developments in related domains such as human resource management & labor relations, social issues in management, critical management studies, diversity, ethics, organizational development, production and operations, sustainability, etc. We are open to all approaches to scholarly inquiry that form the basis for high quality knowledge creation and dissemination within management teaching and learning.
Authors are strongly encouraged to have their work reviewed and evaluated by their colleagues prior to submission for formal editorial review. Guidance for authors may be garnered by examining what JME has published in recent years, by studying the journal’s submission guidelines, and by communicating with members of the editorial board, the editorial team, or the editor.
|University of Queensland, Australia
|Eastern Michigan University, USA
|Idaho State University, USA
|University of Saskatchewan, Canada
|John Carroll University, USA
|Open University, UK
|University of Denver, USA
|Anne M. Greenhalgh
|University of Pennsylvania, USA
|Maria R. Hamdani
|The University of Akron, USA
|Thomas F. Hawk
|Frostburg State University (Emeritus), USA
|Saint Louis University, USA
|The University of Queensland, Australia
|Julie "JP" Palmer
|Webster University, USA
|Eastern Kentucky University, USA
|Lancaster University, UK
|University of Surrey, UK
|University of Sydney Business School, Australia
|California State University, Bakersfield, USA
|University of Huelva, Spain
|University of Queensland, Australia
|Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
|University of Lincoln, UK
|University of Liverpool, UK
|Northeastern University, USA
|University of Wollongon, Australia
|Grand Valley State University, USA
|University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA
|Steven D. Charlier
|Georgia Southern University, USA
|Allan R. Cohen
|Babson College, USA
|Maynooth University, Ireland
|Kathy Lund Dean
|Gustavus Adolphus College, USA
|Johannes Kepler University, Austria
|Beverly J. DeMarr
|Ferris State University, USA
|University of Queensland, Australia
|Fairfield University, USA
|Pauline F. Diochon
|Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
|Jeanie M. Forray
|Seneca Consortium, USA
|University of Alberta, Canada
|Joan V. Gallos
|Wheelock College, USA
|M. Fernanda Garcia
|The University of Texas at El Paso, USA
|University of Waikato, New Zealand
|Babson College, US, USA
|University of St. Thomas, USA
|University of St. Andrews, Scotland
|University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
|Bond University, Australia
|D. Christopher Kayes
|George Washington University, USA
|University of Melbourne, Australia
|University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
|Jeffrey A. Mello
|Hofstra University, USA
|Merrimack College, USA
|University of Waikato, New Zealand
|Tim O. Peterson
|North Dakota State University, USA
|University of Houston, USA
|University of Surrey, UK
|Lakehead University, Canada
|Maharishi International University, USA
|LaSalle University, USA
|York University, Canada
This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics
Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jome to upload your manuscript. Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this Journal. Open Access options are available - see section 4.3 below.
As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal, that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
Before submitting your manuscript to the Journal of Management Education, please ensure you have read and understood the Aims & Scope at https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/journal-management-education#aims-and-scope. Any requests for clarification about JME’s domain should be directed to the Editor at the address shown below prior to submission.
We publish articles in the following sections:
Research Articles... qualitative and/or quantitative studies that directly affect teaching strategies and/or learning while emphasizing the pedagogical implications of these studies so that readers can apply the findings to their own teaching practice (MAX 8000 words not including references, figures, tables or appendices).
Theoretical and Conceptual Articles… explore contemporary issues in management education with the purpose of building new theories or critiquing existing ones (MAX 8000 words not including references, figures, tables or appendices).
Essays… thoughtfully reflect on and discuss important teaching and learning issues in management education; may contain first-person narrative accounts presenting lessons learned from personally challenging experiences in teaching management or present well-developed arguments for revising what is taught in management education (MAX 6000 words not including references, figures, tables or appendices).
Rejoinders… engage with controversial or provocative essays or articles by offering different perspectives on the theme or focus (Invited; MAX 2000 words not including references).
Instructional Innovations… present cutting-edge, experientially-oriented teaching and learning approaches with sufficient detail and evidence of effectiveness for readers to implement the activities in their own environments (MAX 6000 words not including references, figures, tables or appendices).
Instructional Change in Context… describe, analyze, and evaluate teaching or curricular change initiatives within specific institutional or cultural contexts that provide inspiration to readers who may be in the same or a similar situation (MAX 8000 words not including references, figures, tables or appendices).
Interviews... feature engaging conversations with influential figures about issues relevant to management education. Articles must include a literature review as well as commentary and critique of the interview, including implications for management educators. Interested authors must submit a short proposal (400 words maximum) to the Co-Editors at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submission (MAX 6000 words not including references, figures, tables or appendices).
Please note: there is no limit on the number of references allowed in any section.
The Sage Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources. Sage Author Services also offers authors a variety of ways to improve and enhance their article including English language editing, plagiarism detection, and video abstract and infographic preparation.
1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google or Google Scholar. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract, and select your keywords you may wish to refer to this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online
JME requires anonymized, Word-formatted, 12 point font, double-spaced submissions regardless of whether the submission has previously been formatted or is available as a preprint. Submissions that do not adhere to this will be sent back to the author. Within the body of the text, please do NOT embed tables, charts, figures, etc but create placeholders where you would like them to go, and append them at the end of the manuscript.
For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit Sage’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from Sage after receipt of your accepted article.
This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.
Journal of Management Education adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using Sage Language Services. Visit Sage Language Services on the Sage Author Gateway for further information.
Journal of Management Education utilizes double-anonymize peer review as its process for evaluating manuscripts submitted for potential publication. As such, manuscripts that have ANY identifying information in any aspect of the submission (main document, figures or tables, supplementary information, etc) will be returned to the author without being reviewed.
Each submitted manuscript will be sent to at least two expert referees for their developmental comments, suggestions, and ultimate recommendation to the editors about the suitability of the manuscript for publication.
The Journal of Management Education is committed to delivering high quality, fast peer-review for your paper, and as such has partnered with Publons. Publons is a third-party service that seeks to track, verify and give credit for peer review. Reviewers for the Journal of Management Education can opt in to Publons in order to claim their reviews or have them automatically verified and added to their reviewer profile. Reviewers claiming credit for their review will be associated with the relevant journal, but the article name, reviewer’s decision, and the content of their review is not published on the site. For more information visit the Publons website.
The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for possible publication in the journal. In these cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.
All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A graduate student usually is listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.
Please note that AI chatbots, for example ChatGPT, should not be listed as authors. For more information see the policy on Use of ChatGPT and generative AI tools.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, who pre-reviewed the work and offered useful suggestions that were integrated into the submitted manuscript, or a department chair who provided only general support.
3.3.1 Third party submissions
Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:
- Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
- Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
- Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.
Where appropriate, Sage reserves the right to deny consideration to manuscripts submitted by a third party rather than by the authors themselves.
3.3.2 Writing assistance
Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance).
It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.
Please supply any personal acknowledgements on the Title Page (separately to the main document) to facilitate anonymous peer review.
Journal of Management Education requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the Sage Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
It is the policy of Journal of Management Education to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors that enables a statement to be provided within the paginated pages of all published articles. Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.
All papers reporting human studies must state in the methods section that the relevant Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board provided (or waived) approval. Please ensure that you have provided the full name and institution of the review committee, in addition to the approval number if available.
For research articles, authors are also required to state in the methods section whether participants provided informed consent and whether the consent was written or verbal.
Information on informed consent to report individual cases or case series should be included in the manuscript text. A statement is required regarding whether written informed consent for patient information and images to be published was provided by the patient(s) or a legally authorized representative.
Please also refer to the ICMJE Recommendations for the Protection of Research Participants
Sage is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the Sage Author Gateway
Journal of Management Education and Sage take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action, including but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; bringing the matter to the attention of the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.
4.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been published previously, it is not generally acceptable for publication in a Sage journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the Sage Author Gateway or, if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.
Before publication, Sage requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. Sage’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants Sage the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish the article for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than Sage. In this case, copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the Sage Author Gateway.
Journal of Management Education offers optional open access publishing via the Sage Choice programme and Open Access agreements, where authors can publish open access either discounted or free of charge depending on the agreement with Sage. Find out if your institution is participating by visiting Open Access Agreements at Sage. For more information on Open Access publishing options at Sage please visit Sage Open Access. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit Sage’s Author Archiving and Re-Use Guidelines and Publishing Policies.
Journal of Management Education is hosted on Sage Track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jome to login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check to see if you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal before, it is likely that you have an account under your current or a previous email address. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jome .
As part of our commitment to ensuring an ethical, transparent and fair peer review process Sage is a supporting member of ORCID, the Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID provides a unique and persistent digital identifier that distinguishes researchers from every other researcher, even those who share the same name, and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between researchers and their professional activities, ensuring that their work is recognized.
The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.
You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage, please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).
Please ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information, including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the Sage Author Gateway.
Your Sage Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage, only the journal editor is able to approve such a change and all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.
Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the Sage Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.
Sage provides authors with online access to their final article.
Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The Sage Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Journal of Management Education’s editorial office at email@example.com.