Workshop: "The Art of Academic Reviewing"

prior to the 28th EGOS Colloquium in Helsinki, Finland


Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 9:00–12:00

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 acts 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 fith time, EGOS provides a pre-Colloquium workshop that focuses on the practice of academic reviewing on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, from 9:00am–12:00pm. This workshop is primarily intended for scholars in post-doc or more advanced stages of their scholars. The workshop consists of two parts: focused presentations of journal editors – Joep Cornelissen (Journal of Management Studies), Rick Delbridge (Academy of Management Review), Tomi Laamanen (Strategic Management Journal), Ann Langley (Strategic Organization) and Robyn Thomas (Organization) – as well as group discussions on specific topics.

The workshop ends with a working lunch.



Professor Eero Vaara

Professor David Wilson



Scholars interested in this workshop

are to sign up by sending an email to Angelika Zierer ( by April 30, 2012.

This email should contain a brief description of one's research interests and experience of reviewing for academic journals.


We are planning to limit participation to about 30 people – so please act swiftly!