Proposals that are a good fit for ANNALS describe an extensive and integrative review of a management literature that identifies some themes, patterns, or insights not evident from a cursory reading of the literature, and that enhance understanding of the topic of the review. These themes, patterns, or insights should also suggest directions for future research that would broaden the impact and reach of the literature. To construct such a proposal, there should be a significant supply of published empirical and theoretical research on the topic. In addition, the proposal should identify any reviews in the same or similar areas published in the last 10–15 years, and clearly articulate how the proposed review would differ from these extant reviews. Finally, a good proposal will articulate a problem that the review will solve and why it is important to solve that problem. Merely pointing out that a review of the literature has not been performed (or not performed for a number of years) is not sufficient justification for a proposal’s acceptance.
Articles in this section
- What kinds of papers does ANNALS publish?
- What kinds of papers does ANNALS not publish? How are ANNALS papers different from AMR papers?
- What is the journal’s submission and publication schedule?
- What is the journal’s Open Access Policy?
- How do I subscribe to ANNALS?
- What is the journal’s impact factor?
- How do authors go about submitting work to ANNALS?
- What kinds of proposals are a good fit for ANNALS?
- What are the page limits for proposal submissions? How do I format my submission correctly?
- What is the review process at ANNALS? Are submissions blind reviewed? When will I hear back about my submission?