The purpose of a literature review is to comprehensively examine and organize the literature in a particular area with the goal of generating future research. Although a brief review of the literature is required in an AMR manuscript, the purpose of the literature review in an AMR manuscript is to provide a clear and current understanding of the conversation that the author(s) wishes to engage in. The majority of the manuscript should be spent using logic and prior work to build new arguments supporting theory or conceptual insight. It is then incumbent on the author(s) to explain clearly how their insights change the conversation.
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- How do I know if my manuscript makes a theoretical contribution?
- Does AMR publish literature reviews or case studies?
- How does an AMR manuscript differ from a literature review?
- Does AMR publish papers using formal theory?
- Does my paper need propositions and figures with boxes and arrows?
- How do I know if my paper “fits” with AMR?
- What are the page limits for submissions? How do I format my submission correctly?
- What is the review process at AMR? Are submissions blind reviewed? When will I hear back about my submission?
- Do I need to include a cover letter with my submission? Can I request reviewers and/or an associate editor?
- Can I submit a paper to AMR that has been reviewed and rejected as a regular submission or by a Special Topic Forum?