Workshop on the Art of Academic Reviewing

prior to the 30th EGOS Colloquium in Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 9:00–12:45

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Academic writing and publishing have received a great deal of attention in recent years, but this is not the case with reviewing for academic journals. This is unfortunate since reviewing is an essential element in research and publication processes in social sciences in general and in organization studies in particular.


Reviewers act as referees and gatekeepers, and frequently determine the outcome of decision processes. Moreover, reviewers often play a crucial role in developing theoretical ideas and improving empirical analyses. Acting as a reviewer is a key part of being part of a scholarly community and network of colleagues. It involves opportunities to influence scientific discussions and their future directions, but also obligations and responsibilities in terms of quality control, fairness, and ability to see the potential in new ideas.


Professor Eero Vaara

Professor David Wilson

For the seventh time, EGOS provides a pre-Colloquium workshop that focuses on the practice of academic reviewing. This workshop is primarily intended for scholars in post-doc or more advanced stages and consists of two parts: focused presentations of journal editors – Rick Delbridge (Academy of Management Review), Frank den Hond (Organization Studies), Gerardo Patriotta (Journal of Management Studies) and Craig Prichard (Organization) – as well as group discussions on specific topics. – The workshop ends with a working lunch.