Organization Studies aims to promote the understanding of organizations, organizing and the organized, and the social relevance of that understanding. It encourages the interplay between theorizing and empirical research, in the belief that they should be mutually informative. It is a multidisciplinary journal which is open to contributions of high quality, from any perspective relevant to the field and from any country.
Organization Studies is a journal that gives particular attention to diversity with respect to geography and gender. This is reflected by its international editorial board and its collaboration with EGOS, the European Group for Organizational Studies.
OS publishes papers that fully or partly draw on empirical data to make their contribution to organization theory and practice. Thus, OS welcomes work that in any form draws on empirical work to make strong theoretical and empirical contributions.
"Organization Studies goes to the top of the stack because it is such a reliable source of thoughtful scholarship. Authors get into the pages of this journal by reflecting deeply on issues. There is less running after transient 'mainstreams', and more willingness to enact meaningful discourse that people should take seriously. Organization Studies features 'seasoned inquiry' in the best sense of that phrase. It dominates that niche hands down." Karl E Weick
"I am a great admirer of Organization Studies. Its issues contain articles with new ideas, analysis that is rigorous, empirical methodologies that are sound and helpful ideas relevant to thoughtful practitioners." Chris Argyris
"Organization Studies is an exemplar of quality publishing in organization theory. Its success has helped enormously to build the more creative and confident European management research community we now have. I am confident OS will retain its European distinctiveness while becoming a premier publishing outlet for the best scholarship from throughout the world. OS can make a difference both in intellectual and policy terms and I have great hopes it will". Andrew Pettigrew
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This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
Organisation Studies (OS) aims to promote the understanding of organizations, organizing and the organized, and the social relevance of that understanding. It encourages the interplay between theorizing and empirical research, in the belief that they should be mutually informative. It is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal which is open to contributions of high quality, from any perspective relevant to the field and from any country.
Organization Studies is, in particular, a supranational journal which gives special attention to national and cultural similarities and differences worldwide. This is reflected by its international editorial board and publisher and its collaboration with EGOS, the European Group for Organizational Studies.
OS publishes papers that fully or partly draw on empirical data to make their contribution to organization theory and practice. Thus, OS welcomes work that in any form draws on empirical work to make strong theoretical and empirical contributions. If your paper is not drawing on empirical data in any form, we advise you to submit your work to Organization Theory – another journal under the auspices of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) – instead.
We are committed to making OS the hub of a learning community of authors, reviewers, editors and readers, whose defining characteristics are a passion for ideas, open-minded intellectual curiosity, collegiate critique, and uncompromising adherence to the highest scholarly standards.
Our Intellectual Signature, adapted from the Editorial, Organization Studies, 29/11, November 2008, is as follows:
“OS has been deeply influenced, from its inception, by a specific social science orientation, more particularly by mid Twentieth Century political sociology approaches to organizations and their linkages to wider societal arrangements. This means in particular that it is a journal always at the forefront of inter-disciplinary debates. OS papers are supposed to deepen our understanding of the complexity of organizations as social and political objects, through the mobilization of wider social sciences’ agendas and knowledge...
For our part, we think that it is of utmost importance that Organization Studies lead the way by re-investigating the links existing between organizations, policies and polities. In other words, how organizations, whatever their political configurations (bureaucracies, post bureaucracies, collegial organizations, collectivist organizations) and their activities (business firms, schools, government agencies, social movements etc) are interpenetrated with society and generate specific patterns of how we live in societies, as well as how those societies are actually governed and shaped. Seeing organizations as social and political constructs, as political communities vested with the power of building a sustainable social fabric, in particular in contexts where democracy, public institutions or policy-making instruments do not exist, is of utmost importance in our view. While some neoinstitutional and critical research has attended to such issues, we believe that a more sustained engagement with such ‘big’ questions might provide a useful focal point for more cosmopolitan and engaged conversations across different research communities. Thus, we believe that Organization Studies can contribute to this [re]investigation and reengagement with big questions through leading an ‘academic movement’ striving to bring society back to center stage, enriching our conceptions of politics and societal struggles. We believe that this will not only enable rich inter-disciplinary engagements across the domains of sociology, psychology, anthropology, history and political science, but also enable us to provide critical reflections of and more grounded alternatives to banal materialist and instrumental conceptualizations of organization on the one hand, or ‘disembodied’ versions of social structure and organization on the other...
Put simply, we believe that Organization Studies should be seen more clearly as the leading journal in the production of ‘relevant’ knowledge that enhances our understanding of how organizations shape and are shaped by contemporary societies, and can decidedly not be reduced to ad hoc managerial artefacts and processes (however business relevant they might seem to be). Organizational knowledge has clear limits and, in particular, tends to minimize the cardinal importance of both micro narratives ‘making History’, and of macro structures shaping the conditions of History. Because micro narratives are ‘factual’ stories, they tell about ‘facts’ happening to people; they are not just subjective interpretations of personal experiences. Because macro structures are made of social movements, ideologies and cultural structures, they push scholars to engage with contemporary social theory and to [re]explore broad questions about social change, policy formation, political regimes, structures of power and authority, straddling diverse audiences in social sciences.”
If you would like to read the full editorial, 'Sapere Aude' by Robin Holt and Frank den Hond, please click here
|Timon Beyes||Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany|
|Jean Clarke||EM Lyon, France|
|Christine Coupland||Loughborough University, UK|
|Graeme Currie||Warwick Business School, UK|
|Pascal Dey||University of St Gallen, Switzerland|
|Dror Etzion||McGill University, Canada|
|Peter Fleming||Cass Business School, City University, UK|
|Denise Fletcher||Luxembourg University, Luxembourg|
|Bernard Forgues||EM-Lyon, France|
|Marianna Fotaki||University of Warwick, UK|
|Claudia Gabbioneta||Newcastle University, UK|
|Elizabeth Goodrick||Florida Atlantic University, USA|
|Nina Granqvist||Aalto University School of Business, Finland|
|Ha Hoang||ESSEC Business School, France|
|Jasper Hotho||Copenhagen Business School, Denmark|
|Mark Learmonth||University of Durham, UK|
|Johanna Mair||Hertie School of Governance, Germany|
|Guido Möllering||Jacobs University, Germany|
|Martin Parker||Bristol University, UK|
|Linda Rouleau||HEC Montréal, Canada|
|Barbara Simpson||Strathclyde University, UK|
|Paul Spee||The University of Queensland, Australia|
|Silviya Svejenova Velikova||Copenhagen Business School, Denmark|
|Jörg Sydow||Free University of Berlin, Germany|
|Janne Tienari||Aalto University, Finland|
|Ryad Titah||HEC Montreal, Canada|
|Peter Walgenbach||Friedrich Schiller University, Germany|
|Frank Wijen||RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands|
|Charlene Zietsma||The Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada|
|Mike Zundel||University of Liverpool, UK|
|Lynne Andersson||Fox Business School, Temple University, USA|
|Dirk Lindebaum||Cardiff Business School, UK|
|Mar Perezts||EM Lyon Business School, France|
|Sophia Tzagaraki||Managing Editor, Greece|
|Sally Heavens||University of Cambridge, UK|
|John Child||University of Birmingham , UK|
|David Courpasson||EMLYON Business School, France|
|David J Hickson||University of Bradford, UK|
|Robin Holt||Copenhagen Business School, Denmark|
|Frank den Hond||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Trish Reay||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Arndt Sorge||WZB Berlin Social Research Center, Germany|
|Hari Tsoukas||University of Cyprus, Cyprus|
|David C. Wilson||The Open University, UK|
|Stephen Ackroyd||Lancaster University Management School, UK|
|Ruth V. Aguilera||Northeastern University, USA|
|Susan Ainsworth||University of Melbourne, Australia|
|John Amis||University of Edinburgh, UK|
|Shaz Ansari||Cambridge Judge Business School, UK|
|David Arellano Gault||CIDE, Mexico|
|Gilles Arnaud||ESCP Europe Business School, London Campus, UK|
|Patrik Aspers||Uppsala University, Sweden|
|Reinhard Bachmann||SOAS, University of London, UK|
|Frank de Bakker||IÉSEG School of Management, France|
|Rene Bakker||Indiana University, USA|
|Julia Balogun||University of Liverpool, UK|
|Bobby Banerjee||City University, London, UK|
|Regine Bendl||WU, Austria|
|Ola Bergstrom||Gothenburg University, Sweden|
|Ariane Berthoin-Antal||WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany|
|Alexandre Bitektine||HEC Montreal, Canada|
|Brian P. Bloomfield||Lancaster University Management School, UK|
|Steffen Böhm||University of Exeter, UK|
|Kees Boersma||VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Mehdi Boussebaa||University of Glasgow, UK|
|Joanna Brewis||University of Leicester, UK|
|Andrew Brown||University of Bath, UK|
|Haldor Byrkjeflot||University of Oslo, Norway|
|Laure Cabantous||Cass Business School, UK|
|Catherine Casey||University of Leicester, UK|
|Stewart R Clegg||University of Technology Sydney, Australia|
|Ian Colville||University of Bath, UK|
|Alessia Contu||University of Massachusetts Boston, USA|
|Francois Cooren||University of Montreal, Canada|
|Joep Cornelissen||Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands|
|Jana Costas||Freie Universität Berlin, Germany|
|Douglas Creed||University of Rhode Island, US, USA|
|Gregoire Croidieu||Grenoble Ecole de Management, France|
|Grégoire Croidieu||EM Lyon, France|
|Stephen Cummings||Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand|
|Miguel Pina e Cunha||Nova School of Business & Economics, Portugal|
|Ann L Cunliffe||FGV EAESP Brazil|
|Leanne Cutcher||University of Sydney, Australia|
|T.K. Das||Baruch College, CUNY, US, USA|
|Christian De Cock||University of Essex, UK|
|Stephanie Decker||Aston Business School, UK|
|Rick Delbridge||Cardiff Business School, UK|
|Giuseppe Delmestri||Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria|
|David Demortain||Université Paris-Est, France|
|Marie Laure Djelic||Sciences Po, Paris|
|Stanislav D Dobrev||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA|
|Leonhard Dobusch||Free University of Berlin, Germany|
|Bill Doolin||Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand|
|Silvia Dorado||University of Rhode Island, USA|
|Deborah Dougherty||Rutgers University, USA|
|Michaela Driver||Western State Colorado University, USA|
|Israel Drori||Rishon LeZion College of Management, Israel|
|Paul du Gay||Copenhagen Business School, Denmark|
|Mark Ebers||University of Cologne, Germany|
|Tim Edwards||Cardiff University, UK|
|Laura Empson||Cass Business School, London, UK|
|Anne Laure Fayard||New York University, USA|
|Martha S Feldman||University of California, Irvine, USA|
|Pablo Fernandez||IAE Business School, Argentina|
|Simone Ferriani||Università di Bologna, Italy|
|Jackie Ford||Durham University, UK|
|Bill Foster||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Henrika Franck||Aalto University School of Business, Finland|
|Michal Frenkel||Hebrew University-Jerusalem, Israel|
|Santi Furnari||City University London, UK|
|Yiannis Gabriel||University of Bath, UK|
|Suzanne Gagnon||McGill University, Canada|
|Raghu Garud||Pennsylvania State University, USA|
|Joel Gehman||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Mike Geppert||Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany|
|Damon Golsorkhi||Grenoble Ecole de Management, France|
|Jean-Pascal Gond||City University of London, UK|
|David Grant||Griffith Business School, Australia|
|Royston Greenwood||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Chris Grey||Royal Holloway University London, UK|
|Peter Groenewegen||VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Patrick Haack||University of Lausanne, Switzerland|
|Philip Hancock||University of Essex, UK|
|Nancy Harding||University of Bradford, UK|
|Cynthia Hardy||University of Melbourne, Australia|
|Tor Hernes||Copenhagen Business School, Denmark|
|Stefan Heusinkveld||VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Alison Hirst||Anglia Ruskin University, UK|
|Markus Höllerer||UNSW Sydney, Australia & WU Vienna, Austria|
|Isabelle Huault||Université de Paris Dauphine, France|
|Michael Humphfreys||Durham University Business School, UK|
|Andrew Inkpen||Thunderbird School of Global Management, USA|
|Michal Izak||University of Roehampton, UK|
|Mark Jenkins||Cranfield University, UK|
|Tommy Jensen||Stockholm University, Sweden|
|Candace Jones||Boston College, USA|
|Matthew Jones||University of Cambridge, UK|
|Jannis Kallinikos||London School of Economics, UK|
|Sarah Kaplan||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Dan Karreman||Copenhagen Business School, Denmark|
|Kate Kenny||Queens University, Belfast, UK|
|Martin Kornberger||EMLYON Business School|
|Pikka-Maria Laine||University of Lapland, Finland|
|Alice Lam||Royal Holloway, University of London, UK|
|Joe Lampel||Cass Business School, City University London, UK|
|Chris Land||University of Leicester, UK|
|Jane Le||The University of Sydney Business School, Australia|
|Bernard Leca||ESSEC Business School, France|
|Dirk Lindebaum||Cardiff Business School, UK|
|Stephen Linstead||University of York, UK|
|Nick Llewellyn||Warwick Business School, UK|
|Jaco Lok||University of New South Wales, Australia|
|Philippe Lorino||ESSEC Business School, France|
|Michael Lounsbury||University of Alberta, Canada|
|Robert MacIntosh||Heriot-Watt University, UK|
|Oliver Mallett||Newcastle University, UK|
|Vincent Mangematin||Grenoble Ecole de Management, France|
|Saku Mantere||McGill University, Canada|
|Massimo Maoret||University of Navarra, Spain|
|Richard Marens||California State University, Sacramento, USA|
|Ignasi Martí||EM Lyon Business School, France|
|Felipe Massa||Loyola University New Orleans, USA|
|Wolfgang Mayrhofer||WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria|
|William McKinley||Southern Illinois University, USA|
|Terry McNulty||University of Liverpool, UK|
|Anca Metiu||ESSEC Business School, France|
|Evelyn Micelotta||University of New Mexico, USA|
|Joeri Mol||University of Melbourne, Australia|
|Frank Mueller||Newcastle University, UK|
|Kamal Munir||University of Cambridge, UK|
|Iain Munro||Newcastle University, UK|
|Daniel Muzio||University of Manchester, UK|
|Giacomo Negro||Emory University, US, USA|
|Sue Newell||Bentley College, USA|
|Davide Nicolini||University of Warwick, UK|
|Amit Nigam||Cass Business School, UK|
|Niels G. Noorderhaven||Tilburg University, Netherlands|
|Damian O'Doherty||University of Manchester, UK|
|Amalya L. Oliver||The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel|
|Renate Ortlieb||University of Graz, Austria|
|Cliff Oswick||City University London, UK|
|Mollie Painter||Nottingham Business School, UK|
|Gerardo Patriotta||Nottingham University Business School, UK|
|Markus Perkmann||Imperial College London, UK|
|Rebecca Piekkari||Aalto University School of Business, Finland|
|Alison Pullen||Macquarie University, Australia|
|Annie J Pye||Cardiff Business School, UK|
|Sigrid Quack||Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany|
|Andreas Rasche||Warwick Business School, UK|
|Patrick Reedy||University of Hull, UK|
|Patrick Regner||Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden|
|Juliane Reinecke||Warwick Business School, UK|
|Carl Rhodes||University of Technology Sydney, Australia|
|Sally Riad||Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand|
|Maxine Robertson||Queen Mary, University of London, UK|
|Suzana Rodrigues||RSM Erasmus University, Netherlands|
|Michael Rowlinson||Queen Mary, University of London, UK|
|Ayse Saka-Helmhout||Radboud University, The Netherlands|
|Jorgen Sandberg||University of Queensland, Australia|
|Lloyd Sandelands||University of Michigan, USA|
|Andreas Georg Scherer||Univeristy of Zurich, Switzerland|
|Henri A. Schildt||Aalto School of Business, Finland|
|Dennis Schoeneborn||Copenhagen Business School, Denmark|
|Georg Schreyoegg||Free University of Berlin, Germany|
|David Seidl||University of Zurich, Switzerland|
|Graham Sewell||University of Melbourne, Australia|
|John Sillince||Newcastle University Business School, UK|
|Jonas Söderlund||BI Norwegian Business School, Norway|
|Bent Meier Sørensen||Copenhagen Business School, Denmark|
|Ken Starkey||University of Nottingham, UK|
|Chris Steyaert||University of St. Gallen, Switzerland|
|Antonio Strati||University of Trento, Italy|
|Andrew Sturdy||University of Bristol, UK|
|Alexander Styhre||University of Gothenburg, Sweden|
|Jacky Swan||University of Warwick, UK|
|Ludovic Taphanel||IGS Group, France|
|Eric W. K. Tsang||University of Texas at Dallas, USA|
|Harald Tuckermann||University of St. Gallen, Switzerland|
|Melissa Tyler||University of Essex, UK|
|Eero Vaara||Aalto University, Finland|
|Michael Valente||York University, Canada|
|Patrick Vermeulen||Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands|
|Mikko Vesa||Hanken School of Economics, Finland|
|Russ Vince||University of Bath, UK|
|Sven C. Voelpel||Jacobs University Bremen, Germany|
|Henk W. Volberda||Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Maxim Voronov||Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada|
|Marvin Washington||University of Alberta, Canada.|
|Tony Watson||Nottingham Business School, UK|
|Andreas Werr||Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden|
|Andrea Whittle||Newcastle University, UK|
|Jennifer Whyte||Imperial College London, UK|
|Hugh Willmott||University of Cardiff, UK|
|Sierk Ybema||VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Stellios Zyglidopoulos||University of Glasgow, UK|
- Editorial Policies
1.1 Peer review policy
- Article types
- How to submit your manuscript
- Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
- Declaration of conflicting interests policy
- Tables, Figures and other conventions
7.1 Funding acknowledgement
- Manuscript style
9.1 File types
9.2 Journal style
9.3 Reference style
9.4 Manuscript preparation
9.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
9.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
9.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
9.4.5 English language editing services
- After acceptance
10.3 SAGE production
10.4 OnlineFirst publication
- Further information
Organization Studies aims to promote the understanding of organizations, organizing, and the organized in and between societies, through the publication of double-blind peer-reviewed, top quality theoretical and empirical research. OS is a multidisciplinary journal, rooted in the social sciences, inspired by diversity, comparative in its outlook, and open to paradigmatic plurality.
OS is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal.
As part of the submission process you will be asked to provide the names of X peers who could be called upon to review your manuscript. Recommended reviewers should be experts in their fields and should be able to provide an objective assessment of the manuscript. Please be aware of any conflicts of interest when recommending reviewers. Examples of conflicts of interest include (but are not limited to) the below:
- The reviewer should have no prior knowledge of your submission
- The reviewer should not have recently collaborated with any of the authors
- Reviewer nominees from the same institution as any of the authors are not permitted
Please note that the Editors are not obliged to invite any recommended/opposed reviewers to assess your manuscript.
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 student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.
Please see our guidelines on prior publication and note that OS may accept submissions of papers that have been posted on pre-print servers; please alert the Editorial Office when submitting (contact details are at the end of these guidelines) and include the DOI for the preprint in the designated field in the manuscript submission system. Authors should not post an updated version of their paper on the preprint server while it is being peer reviewed for possible publication in the journal. If the article is accepted for publication, the author may re-use their work according to the journal's author archiving policy.
If your paper is accepted, you must include a link on your preprint to the final version of your paper.
2.1 Empirical or conceptual research article
Articles should not exceed 11,000 words (including references), although in some cases, usually involving the reporting of extensive qualitative data, longer versions may be accepted. Manuscripts must be original in style and content (not under review, accepted and/or published elsewhere). Manuscripts should be accompanied by biographies of no more than 100 words on each author's personal history and current interests, by an abstract of 150 words (maximum), and by four or five key words or phrases. Authors should explain any background information about the submission in the cover letter.
2.2 X and Organization Studies
This is an essay style article that is recognized by a standard title opening: ‘X and Organization Studies:’, after which follows a more substantial title that helps to reveal the key message of the article. The X and OS pieces are shorter (max 7.500 words, including references) and bring attention to a more marginal or repressed topic and often does so in a provocative way. Submissions to Organization Studies should be submitted through Manuscript Central (select X and Organization Studies submission option). Authors are welcome to discuss preliminary ideas with one of the Editors-in Chief.
Perspectives articles are written to provide a focused overview of a particular topic that helps to acquaint readers with key concepts. Authors are expected to select five or six relevant articles previously published in OS, in addition to other key articles and explain how the concept of interest has developed over time. In addition, authors should raise concerns or gaps in knowledge, and suggest avenues for future research. Our first Perspectives article was focused on Strategy-as-Practice (Seidl & Whittington, 2014) and serves as a notable exemplar. The Perspectives article is published in a regular OS issue, and also published online together with the previously published OS articles as part of a virtual issue. Interested authors should discuss their ideas with one of the EICs. Perspectives articles should not exceed 11,000 words (including references).
2.4 Method/ology articles
Method articles should not exceed 11.000 words (including references) and can address method (how to generate empirical material) broadly (including methodology, issues of knowledge-sociology, ontology, epistemology, philosophy of science, study-design, and writing). Articles must be contextualized in organization studies and clearly address topics of interest to readers of Organization Studies. Method/ology articles should situate themselves firmly within organization studies and tackle issues or problems directly related to the “doing” of organization studies research.
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.
Organization Studies is hosted on SAGE track a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/orgstudies to login and submit your article online.
IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created. For further guidance on submitting your manuscript online please visit ScholarOne Online Help.
All papers must be submitted via the online system. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, please refer to the contact details below.
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.
Before publication SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
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
Organization Studies 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 articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where 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 (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.
If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.
Within your Journal Contributor's Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. Organization Studies does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
Tables and figures should be on separate pages (at the end of the paper), and a note should be placed in the text to indicate their approximate position, e.g. Table X about here. All tables, figures, plates, etc., should be numbered separately: Tables 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.
Ensure that figures and tables are submitted in editable formats (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Figures should be suitable for direct reproduction in black and white. Please keep tints to a minimum.
Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.
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, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.
7.1 Funding Acknowledgement
To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Organization Studies additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit Funding Acknowledgement on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway for funding acknowledgement guidelines.
Authors are responsible for obtaining 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 visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.
9.1 File types
Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Each submission should be made in a Microsoft Word file or a PDF file (both must be anonymized). However, for authors who are not able to send a PDF file, a Microsoft Word file is acceptable.
9.2 Journal Style
Organization Studies conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style
9.3 Reference Style
Organization Studies adheres to the APA reference style. Click here to review the guidelines on APA to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.
9.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE's Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.
9.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.
9.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
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.
9.4.5 English Language Editing services
Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit English Language Editing Services for further information.
SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.
10.3 SAGE Production
At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.
We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Organization Studies with SAGE.
10.4 OnlineFirst Publication
A large number of SAGE journals benefit from OnlineFirst, a feature offered through SAGE’s electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals Online. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. For more information please visit our OnlineFirst Fact Sheet
Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the Manuscript Submission process should be sent to the Editorial Office as follows:
Sophia Tzagaraki, Managing Editor