Workshop on the Art of Academic Reviewing

prior to the 31st EGOS Colloquium in Athens, Greece

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 9:00–13:00

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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.


For the eigth 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 of their scholars and consists of two parts:

  • focused presentations of journal editors – Frank den Hond (Organization Studies), Yvonne Benschop (Organization) and Tomi Laamanen (Strategic Management Journal); as well as
  • group discussions on specific topics.

The workshop ends with a working lunch.



Professor Eero Vaara

Hanken School of Economics



Professor David Wilson

Open University

United Kingdom