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Organization Studies

Organization Studies

Published in Association with European Group for Organizational Studies
An international multidisciplinary journal devoted to the Studies of organizations, organizing, and the organized in and between societies

eISSN: 17413044 | ISSN: 01708406 | Current volume: 42 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Monthly

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

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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.

Our commitment

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.

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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) 'perspectives articles' that serve as introductions to Virtual Special Issues; and
(d) 'method/ology articles'.

Empirical or conceptual research articles

We welcome empirical and conceptual research articles. Manuscripts must be original in style and content (not under review, accepted and/or published elsewhere). The maximum length of submitted manuscripts is 11,000 words (including references and appendices).

'X and Organization Studies' essays

X and OS are essay-style articles that draw attention to novel, more infrequent, often unthought (and perhaps repressed) topics with the aim to bring revitalizing momentum to organization research and often do so in a provocative way (please see here for our expectations concerning this article type; recent examples can be found here). The maximum length of X and OS essays is 7.500 words (including references). Authors are asked to discuss preliminary ideas with one of the Editors-in-Chief.

Perspectives articles

Perspectives articles are introductions to Virtual Special Issues. They 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. The maximum length of a Perspectives article is 11,000 words (including references). Previous Virtual Special Issues can be found here.

Method/ology articles

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 address topics of interest to readers of OS and make clear the connection to research conducted in OS. The maximum length for Method/ology articles is 11.000 words (including references).

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Editors in Chief
Daniel Hjorth Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Renate E. Meyer WU Vienna, Austria
Senior Editors
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 Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Dror Etzion McGill University, Canada
Peter Fleming Cass Business School, City University, UK
Denise Fletcher Luxembourg University, Luxembourg
Bernard Forgues EMLYON Business School, 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
Nancy Harding University of Bath, UK
Jasper Hotho Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Martin Kornberger University of Edinburgh Business School, UK
Johanna Mair Hertie School of Governance, Germany
Ignasi Martí ESADE, Spain
Paolo Quattrone University of Manchester, UK
Linda Rouleau HEC Montréal, Canada
Barbara Simpson Strathclyde University, UK
Paul Spee The University of Queensland, Australia
Silviya Svejenova Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Jörg Sydow Free University of Berlin, Germany
Janne Tienari Aalto University, Finland
Maxim Voronov Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada
Peter Walgenbach Friedrich Schiller University, Germany
Frank Wijen RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Charlene Zietsma Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Mike Zundel University of Liverpool, UK
Book Review Editors
Lynne Andersson Fox Business School, Temple University, USA
Mar Perezts EM Lyon Business School, France
Managing Editor
Sophia Tzagaraki Managing Editor, Greece
Language Editor
Sally Heavens University of Cambridge, UK
Former Editors in Chief
John Child University of Birmingham, UK
Stewart R Clegg University of Technology Sydney, Australia
David Courpasson EMLYON Business School, France
David J Hickson University of Bradford, UK
Robin Holt University of Liverpool, UK
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
Editorial Board
Stephen Ackroyd Lancaster University Management School, UK
Ruth V. Aguilera Northeastern University, USA
Susan Ainsworth University of Melbourne, Australia
Rafael Alcadipani Sao Paolo School of Business Administration, Brazil
John Amis University of Edinburgh, UK
Shaz Ansari University of Cambridge, UK
David Arellano Gault CIDE, Mexico
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Julia Balogun University of Liverpool, UK
Bobby Banerjee City University, London, UK
Nikolaus Beck Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Rebecca Bednarek Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Nicolas Bencherki Université Téluq, Canada
Regine Bendl WU Vienna, Austria
Ola Bergstrom Gothenburg University, Sweden
Ariane Berthoin-Antal WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany
Alexandre Bitektine Concordia University, Canada
Brian P. Bloomfield Lancaster University Management School, UK
Steffen Böhm University of Exeter, UK
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Mehdi Boussebaa University of Glasgow, UK
Eva Boxenbaum CBS, Denmark
Anna Brattström Lund University, Sweden
Andrew Brown University of Bath, UK
Haldor Byrkjeflot University of Oslo, Norway
Laure Cabantous The Business School (formerly Cass), UK
Giulia Cappellaro Bocconi University, Italy
Catherine Casey University of Leicester, UK
Stewart R Clegg University of Technology Sydney, Australia
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Alessia Contu UMass Boston, USA
Francois Cooren University of Montreal, Canada
Diego Coraiola University of Alberta, Canada
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Douglas Creed University of Rhode Island, US, USA
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Miguel Pina e Cunha Nova School of Business & Economics, Portugal
Leanne Cutcher University of Sydney, Australia
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Rick Delbridge Cardiff Business School, UK
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  • Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Organization Studies

    Please read the guidelines below carefully before visiting Organization StudiesScholarOne submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/orgstudies to upload your manuscript. In addition, we ask you to have a close look into our and SAGE’s general Editorial and Publishing Policies that are to be found here. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines and policies may be returned.

    1. What do we publish?
      1.1 Aims & Scope
      1.2 Article types
    2. Preparing your manuscript
      2.1 Title, Keywords, and Abstract
      2.2 Manuscript formatting
      2.3 Reference style
    3. Submitting a manuscript
    4. After acceptance
      4.1 Author Accepted Manuscripts (AAM) / EXPRESS Manuscripts
      4.2 Online First publication
    5. Further information

     

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Organization Studies (OS) promotes the understanding of organizations, organizing, and the organized, and the societal relevance of that understanding through the publication of double-blind peer-reviewed, top quality theoretical and empirical research. OS welcomes innovative, high-quality research from all paradigms and disciplines that advance organization research; it invites all social science methodologies and methods, and encourages studies that reflect on the broader implications of their results.

    Before submitting your manuscript to OS, please ensure you have read our Aims & Scope. Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the OS aims and scope will be reviewed.

    1.2 Article Types

    Organization Studies publishes:

    Empirical or conceptual research articles

    We welcome empirical and conceptual research articles. Manuscripts must be original in style and content (not under review, accepted and/or published elsewhere). The maximum length of submitted manuscripts is 11,000 words (including references and appendices).

    ‘X and Organization Studies’ essays

    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 maximum length for an X and OS essay is 7,500 words (including references). X and OS draw attention to novel, more infrequent, often unthought (and perhaps repressed) topics which the author(s) suggest(s) will bring revitalizing momentum to organization research (please see here for our expectations concerning this article type; recent examples can be found here). Authors are asked to discuss preliminary ideas with one of the Editors-in Chief. Upon submission, please select the ‘X and Organization Studies’ submission option.

    Perspectives articles

    Perspectives articles are introductions to OS Virtual Special Issues. They 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, Perspectives articles raise concerns or gaps in knowledge, and suggest avenues for future research. The maximum length for a Perspectives article is 11,000 words (including references). 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. Previous Virtual Special Issues can be found here.

    Method/ology articles

    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 address topics of interest to readers of OS and make clear the connection to research conducted in OS. The maximum length of Method/ology articles is 11,000 words (including references). Upon submission, please select the ‘Method/ology’ submission option.

    Book reviews

    We publish reviews of books on topics that fall within the scope of the journal. These are usually commissioned by our book review editors, but do approach them if you wish to review a particular book.

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    2. Preparing your manuscript

    2.1 Title, Keywords, and Abstract

    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online. Submissions of articles and essays should be accompanied by

    • an informative abstract of 300 words (maximum): Good abstracts describe the material presented in the paper, including the question or focus, the type of study reported (e.g., conceptual, empirical, qualitative, field, network study, etc.), the context, the main data source, and the most significant findings and contributions. The better your abstract, the easier it is for others to identify, read, and build upon your work;
    • 5 to 7 keywords: Four keywords must be selected from the OS ScholarOne keyword list, the remaining keywords may be freely chosen.

    Authors should explain any background information about the submission that the acting editor should be aware of in a cover letter (see also under 3. Submitting a manuscript).

    2.2 Manuscript formatting

    Manuscripts submitted to OS must be in an editable (e.g. Word) format, we do not accept manuscripts as PDF file.

    Organize the manuscript by using primary, secondary, and tertiary headings, rather than numbered headings (see recent OS issues for examples).

    Within the manuscript, text should be typed double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman. Tables may be single-spaced and in smaller fonts.

    Tables and figures should be placed on separate pages at the end of the manuscript after the references, rather than inserting it in the text, and a note (i.e., Insert Table 1 about here) should be included in the text to indicate their approximate position. Ensure that figures and tables are submitted in editable formats (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 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.

    2.3 Reference style

    References to articles, books, and other source works cited in the text and listed in the references section should follow the OS Style and Reference Guide (see here for details).

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    3. Submitting your manuscript

    Authors should not re-submit a manuscript that OS has rejected at an earlier time, unless they are doing so at the explicit invitation of one of the editors.

    OS is hosted on SAGE track, a web based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne. Authors need to submit their manuscripts (in editable format) to the OS ScholarOne submission site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/orgstudies

    On the site, you will be asked to upload a title page, with contact information for all authors. Please include acknowledgements and funding information on the title page.

    Please also make sure that you answer all the manuscript- and author-related questions in the system, and that all authors’ names are entered into the manuscript submission form.

    Every submission must name a corresponding author who will be involved in all correspondence regarding the manuscript. Provide full contact details for the corresponding author on the OS ScholarOne site. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors.

    Please add an author biography of no more than 100 words on each author’s personal history and current interests (1st step of your submission under the header “Type, Title, & Abstract”).

    When authors submit a manuscript for consideration, they must certify that the manuscript is not at the same time under review for publication in another outlet (e.g., book chapter, journal) nor that it, or a closely related version of the manuscript, has previously been published in another outlet.

    Please indicate in your cover letter people who have already viewed the paper, members of thesis committees and colleagues who would have a conflict of interest in reviewing the paper, and any other circumstances that might affect the integrity of the blind review process. It is not useful to include a description or summary of the paper in the cover letter. Use the cover letter to tell the editor whether any of the data in a submitted manuscript have been published elsewhere or are used in manuscripts under review in other outlets and how the submitted manuscript differs. (Please see our Editorial and Publishing Policies for further information.)

    Authors should prepare their manuscripts in such a way that they cannot be identified. To preserve anonymity in the blind review process, authors should avoid revealing their identity in text through obvious and/or multiple self-references to previous work or in footnotes. If authors cite their own published work or work in progress, however, these references must be included in the references with full bibliographic information. Authors should reference their own work as they would the work of any other scholar. Reviewers will ask what the contribution of a manuscript is above what has already been published and must have this information.

    Any acknowledgements and funding information should be provided in the respective fields on the OS ScholarOne site and on the title page, but not in the main text of the manuscript. (In manuscripts accepted for OS publication any acknowledgements will appear at the end of the article prior to the Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and the References).

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, pictures, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.

     

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    4. After acceptance

    4.1 Author Accepted Manuscripts (AAM) / EXPRESS Manuscripts

    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 by the label EXPRESS before the title name. Authors can correct last minor errors within their article when reviewing proofs during the copy-editing process 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 AAMs, visit the journal’s homepage and click on the Accepted Manuscripts link at the top of the page (see landing page here).

    4.2 Online First publication

    OS benefits 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 the SAGE OnlineFirst Fact Sheet.

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    5. Further information

    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
    E-mail:
    osofficer@gmail.com

     

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