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There are several things that distinguish AMD from many other empirical journals:
- AMD is a premier journal for the empirical exploration of data describing or investigating compelling phenomena. AMD is not a journal for deductive theorizing or hypothesis testing. Authors are encouraged to present findings without the need
to “reverse engineer” any theoretical framework or hypotheses (HARKing). AMD publishes discoveries resulting from the data mining of both quantitative and qualitative data sources.
- AMD articles are phenomenon-forward rather
than theory-forward. This means that AMD papers look quite
different than articles sent to other empirical journals. The goal of the front
end of an AMD paper should primarily be to demonstrate the
novelty/interestingness of the phenomenon and why current theory fails to
explain such phenomenon. It is in the discussion of an AMD paper where a
plausible theoretical explanation (the theoretical contribution) is provided.
- AMD strongly supports creativity in writing and presentation. While such creativity is encouraged in every AMD submission, AMD “Discoveries-in-Brief” are designed to promote this objective, specifically. Our goal is to work with authors to use their own voice to turn stylized facts into compelling stories for any audience. The AMD team collaborates with authors to determine which submissions are most appropriate for full-length manuscripts and which are best suited for “Discoveries-in-Brief”. Information on how to craft a Discoveries-in-Brief submission can be found here.
- AMD welcomes Registered Reports. Submitting a study idea as a registered report promotes transparency in scientific research by making a clear distinction between a priori and post hoc procedures or analyses. For AMD, registered reports are particularly beneficial for research questions where the presence of a non-finding would be particularly compelling or challenging to the field. Information on how to submit a registered report to AMD can be found here.
For additional information about AMD, see the following resources:
Frequently Asked Questions: On this page many questions about AMD and the types of papers published in AMD are answered.
Submitting to AMD:
On this page you will see a template for an AMD article and other information to help you prepare your manuscript.
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- Academy of Management Perspectives
- Academy of Management Review
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Paper Development Workshops
AMD is committed to running three virtual paper-development workshops in the next year: November 2020, March 2021, and July 2021. Prior to each workshop, interested participants will be able to submit an extended abstract for possible acceptance in the workshop. If accepted, attendees should expect a mixture of the following activities:
- Overview of AMD as a journal (mostly pre-work by attendees)
- Question and answer sessions with the editor, associate editors, and/or editorial review board members about AMD.
- Individual working sessions for each author with a member (or members) from the editorial team.
- Networking between authors
Each virtual workshop lasts 3 hours and are scheduled to accommodate as many time zones as possible. After each workshop, we will gather feedback in order to ultimately decide whether to extend the virtual workshops past July 2021.
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