Academy of Management Journal STYLE GUIDE FOR AUTHORS
For information about desired content, length of submissions, and how to submit manuscripts, please see “Information for Contributors” (front of each issue and on the AMJ Web site, http://journals. aomonline.org/amj/). For “Style Guide for Authors” on the Web, see http://journals.aomonline.org/amj/informationfor-contributors/submitting-a-manuscript. Abstract. An abstract of no more than 200 words and the title of the work go on page 2. Back Pages Group references and any appendixes, tables, and figures at the end of your manuscript. Continue your page numbering. Headings and Sections AMJ uses only three levels of headings. Use boldface for all three. Main headings (all capital letters; centered) are first. Second-level headings (title-style letters; flush left) are next. Third-level headings (first letter of first word capitalized; indented; italicized; and run into paragraph) are next. Don’t skip steps: no second-level headings before you use a first-level heading, for instance. Use second- and third-level headings in sets of two or more. Examples: METHODS [1st level] [2nd level] [2nd level] [3rd level] [3rd level]
Manuscript Submission and Format Submit manuscripts to AMJ’s online submission and review Web Site, ScholarOne Manuscripts, at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/amj. Please use Times Roman 12-point type and the 8 1⁄2 11 page setting. The document should be double spaced throughout; place page numbers in the upper-right corner; and leave top and side margins of at least one inch.
Publication of Accepted Articles Accepted papers are copy-edited. Authors review edits in page proofs. AMJ’s copy editor– production manager will contact you about two months after the managing editor assigns your work to an issue. If your work is accepted, please keep the managing editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the copy editor (email@example.com) informed of changes of address and long absences. Front Pages Address. Under the title of your work, list authors’ names, affiliations, and complete addresses. Example: AN EXCELLENT STUDY A. A. MANAGEMENT SCHOLAR Current University School and/or Department Building and/or Street City, State, Zip Code Tel: (000) 000-0000 Fax: (000) 000-0000 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Data and Sample Measures Independent variable. Dependent variables.
Footnotes Use footnotes placed on their respective pages (not endnotes). Hypotheses Fully and separately state each hypothesis you tested separately. Phrase it in the present tense. Give it a distinct number (Hypothesis 1) or numberletter (Hypothesis 1a) label. Set hypotheses off in indented blocks, in italic type. Examples: Hypothesis 1a. Concise writing has a positive relationship to publication. Hypothesis 1b. Following AMJ’s “Style Guide for Authors” has a positive relationship to publication.
Language Technical terms. Help your work to be accessible to AMJ’s wide-ranging readership. Define key technical terms. A technical term is a word or phrase that is not in a general-use dictionary with the meaning you (or even you and other published scholars) ascribe to 1081
Acknowledgment. If you wish to acknowledge financial support or other assistance, add a note at the bottom of your title page.
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it. Put quotation marks around the first appearance in your paper of each technical term, or define it. Abbreviations. Avoid using abbreviations for the names of concepts. Use ordinary words for variable names—not code names...