Our field’s preoccupation with statistically significant effects has produced a number of distortions related to publication bias and general neglect of important non-effects (Schmidt & Oh, 2016). Imagine if medical researchers were unconcerned with understanding treatments that do not work! Following the recommendation of Aguinis et al (2020), among others, at AMD, negligible effects are welcome, so long as they constitute an interesting phenomenon with a surprising interpretation and have been produced with empirical methods that ensure sound measurement and strong statistical power. AMD also publishes preregistered studies in order to encourage authors to report compelling non-findings.
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- How does AMD differ from the other AOM journals?
- Should I send my manuscript to AMD?
- What exactly are “stylized facts”?
- What kinds of papers and methodologies are accepted at AMD?
- What is the page limit for manuscript submissions?
- How should I write and structure my paper?
- Are AMD manuscripts a-theoretical?
- I have compelling findings that I didn’t predict and I don’t want to engage in HARKing. Can I send my work to AMD?
- Is AMD an appropriate outlet for studies that are trying to make contributions to Evidence-Based Management?
- Does AMD publish articles that have negligible effects or non-findings?