There are many different ways to make a theoretical contribution but in most cases, making a theoretical contribution means that you have altered or expanded the scholarly conversation around your topic of interest. We’ve posted some readings on writing theory that may be helpful on our website: Theory Building Resources. It’s also a good idea to get “friendly reviews” from colleagues before submitting your manuscript to the journal. Make sure you ask your friendly reviewers to be critical, and then take their feedback to heart!
Articles in this section
- 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?