Reviewers are selected based on their expertise, so building your publication record is the best way to be selected as a reviewer. However, you can also be proactive by reaching out to editors and letting them know that you want to review for the journal. This can be helpful, as we’re not always aware of new work published by early career scholars or papers that are in-press at other journals.
Once you get our invitation to review, make sure that you promptly accept the invitation and follow through by submitting a high quality review on time. We will not invite you to review again if you have a track record of declining reviews or submitting late or low-quality reviews.
For more information on reviewing guidelines and expectations, please see our website: Reviewer Resources. At this link you will be able to access interviews with award-winning reviewers: Craig Crossland, Jonathan Bundy, Wendy Smith, and Jan Heide. We’ve also published “From the Editor” essays that offer practical guidance on reviewing. Gary Ballinger and Russell Johnson’s essay, “Your First AMR Review” (July 2015), offers concrete advice for first-time reviewers and shows the rating scale used to evaluate reviews. Belle Rose Ragins’s essay, “Developing Our Authors” (January 2015), describes what developmental reviewing is (and isn’t) and offers practical tips on how to write developmental reviews. These essays, as well as others, can be accessed through our website at Reviewer Resources or through your library.
Source: Ballinger, G.A. & Johnson, R.E. 2015. Editors’ comments: Your first AMR review. Academy of Management Review, 40: 315–322.
Source: Ragins, B.R. 2015. Editors’ comments: Developing our authors. Academy of Management Review, 40: 1–8.