Organization Studies (OS), published in collaboration with the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS), is a global, peer-reviewed journal that promotes the understanding of organizations, organizing and the organized, and the societal relevance of that understanding. OS prompts engagement with organizations and organizing as psychological, social, economic, cultural, political, historical and philosophical phenomena, and is the leading journal in the development of relevant and impactful knowledge of how organizations and organizing shape and are shaped by societies.
OS welcomes innovative, high-quality research from all paradigms and disciplines that advance organization research. It promotes multidisciplinarity through research that engages across disciplinary boundaries; it invites all social science methodologies and methods that provide insights into organizations, organizing and the organized in and between societies. It encourages studies that reflect on the broader implications of their results.
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"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
Organization Studies (OS) is a highly ranked and globally respected, multidisciplinary journal with over 40 years history of publishing excellent organization research. OS aims at advancing our knowledge of organizations, organizing and the organized in and between societies. It is broadly rooted in the social sciences and promotes an understanding of organizations, organizing and the organized as phenomena that shape and are shaped by the societies of which they are part.
OS invites innovative high-quality research from a wide range of philosophical traditions, disciplines, and methodological approaches. It encourages the interplay between theorizing and empirical research, in the belief that they are mutually informative.
OS welcomes articles that push organization theory forward through research that fully or partly draws on empirical data to research studies based on qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods. Further, we accept conceptual articles that develop theory without reliance on empirical data. In the medium term, OS will focus on empirical manuscripts and will advise authors of manuscripts that do not draw on empirical data in any form to submit to Organization Theory (OT) instead.
We are committed to OS being the leading hub of a community of scholars – 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.
We expect every article published in OS to provide meaningful insights that challenge and exceed existing knowledge in the area of organization studies. We encourage bold research, driven by academic curiosity that crosses existing boundaries and dares to explore novel ground. We are looking for original research, but do not seek novelty as an end in itself, but rather as the result of the passion to advance our scholarly community and move our journal entrepreneurially ahead.
We are open to paradigmatic plurality and multidisciplinary research, but each article must have a solid theoretical grounding and must strive to develop further the tradition to which it adheres. We are committed to the accumulation of knowledge and demand that all articles engage seriously with existing literature. Submissions need to clearly communicate which conversations they wish to be part of or challenge, and what the novel theoretical insights are that their research contributes in relation to existing organizational literatures.
We are open to a wide range of epistemologies, methodologies and methods and expect empirical submissions to account for and motivate the approach chosen. Empirical studies must display professional rigour in data collection and analysis appropriate for the specific approach.
Types of Submissions
OS welcomes the following types of submissions:
(a) empirical or conceptual ‘research articles’;
(b) shorter, essay-style ‘X and Organization Studies’;
(c) ‘perspective articles’ that serve as introductions to virtual Special Issues; and
(d) ‘method/ology articles’.
If you are interested in proposing a Special Issue, please click here.
Empirical or conceptual research article
Empirical and conceptual research articles should not exceed 11,000 words (including references and appendices). 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 keywords. Authors should explain any background information about the submission that the acting editor should be aware of in the cover letter.
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 article is shorter (max 7.500 words, including references) and draws attention to novel, more infrequent, often unthought (and perhaps repressed) topics which the author(s) suggest(s) will bring revitalizing momentum to organization research, and often does so in a provocative way (please see here for our expectations concerning this article type). Authors are asked 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. 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 Special Issue. Interested authors should discuss their ideas with one of the Editors-in-Chief. Perspectives articles should not exceed 11,000 words (including references). Previous virtual Special Issues can be found here.
Method/ology articles address questions of methodology and method broadly (including philosophy of science, ontology, epistemology, study design, novel analytical methods, and writing). Method/ology articles should situate themselves firmly within organization studies and tackle issues or problems directly related to the “doing” of organization studies research. They must clearly address topics of interest to readers of OS. Method/ology articles should not exceed 11.000 words (including references).
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|Barbara Simpson||Strathclyde University, UK|
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|Charlene Zietsma||Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University, USA|
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|Stewart R Clegg||University of Technology Sydney, Australia|
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|Arndt Sorge||WZB Berlin Social Research Center, Germany|
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|Frank de Bakker||IÉSEG School of Management, France|
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|Regine Bendl||WU, Austria|
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|Brian P. Bloomfield||Lancaster University Management School, UK|
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|Kees Boersma||VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands|
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|Eva Boxenbaum||CBS, Denmark|
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|Catherine Casey||University of Leicester, UK|
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|Giuseppe Delmestri||Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria|
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|Laura Empson||Cass Business School, London, UK|
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|Jackie Ford||Durham University, UK|
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|Jean-Pascal Gond||City University of London, UK|
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- 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 Reference style
9.3 Manuscript preparation
9.3.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
9.3.2 Corresponding author contact details
9.3.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
9.3.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
9.3.5 English language editing services
- After acceptance
10.1 SAGE Production
10.2 Author Accepted Manuscripts (AAM)
10.3 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 asked 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 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.
7.2 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.
Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Each submission should be made in a Microsoft Word file (which must be anonymized).
9.2 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.
9.3.1 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.
9.3.2 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.
9.3.3 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.
9.3.5 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.
Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.
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.
OS makes accepted manuscripts available to subscribers online as rapidly as possible. Author Accepted Manuscripts (AAM) are the final author-created accepted version before they have gone through SAGE’s copy editing, formatting and proofing process. Author Accepted Manuscripts are posted online in PDF format and clearly identified as unedited manuscript. Authors can correct last minor errors within their article when reviewing proofs during the copy-editing process (see 10.3) but no changes can be made to the AAM PDF.
AAMs can be cited by the Digital Object Identifier (DOI). Once the manuscript has gone through copy-editing, typesetting, and review of the resulting proof, the AAM is replaced by the OnlineFirst version. All versions of the article have the same DOI as the Author Accepted Manuscript.
To view the list of AAM postings, visit the journal’s homepage and click on the Accepted Manuscript link at the top of the page.
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
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.
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