Organizational Research Methods
) was established to bring relevant methodological developments to the attention of a broad range of researchers working in areas represented within the domains of the organizational sciences. An important goal of ORM is to promote an effective understanding of current and new methodologies as applied in organizational research. Thus, articles should be understandable to a general audience and should assume background knowledge consistent with methodological and statistical training provided in contemporary organizational sciences doctoral programs.
Authors should use the latter statement as a primary consideration when deciding whether to submit to ORM
. This does not mean that new methodological and statistical procedures and concepts cannot be introduced. Indeed, this is highly encouraged and welcomed.
Several types of articles are appropriate for ORM
. One type addresses questions about existing quantitative and qualitative methods and research designs currently used by organizational researchers and may involve a comparison of alternative available methods. Articles of this nature should focus on the relative strengths and weaknesses of the analytical technique(s) presented. A second type of article demonstrates new applications of existing quantitative or qualitative methods to substantive questions in organizational research. These articles should address the manner in which the new applications advance understanding of organizational research. A third type of article introduces methodological developments or techniques from other disciplines to organizational researchers. For these articles, the relative advantages of the new techniques should be clearly discussed. ORM
also includes several reoccurring features including essays on methods, point/counterpoint debates, methods reviews, book reviews, and computer software reviews. Articles that do not fit these categories may be submitted to ORM
, as long as they are written in a manner consistent with the objectives stated above. Finally, scale or measurement development manuscripts that are applications of standard and established measurement development procedures are not encouraged. Manuscripts, however, that challenge and/or advance standard and established measurement development procedures and present something new with respect to those procedures are encouraged.
Prospective authors must specify that their manuscript is not under consideration at another journal and that it has not been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content. Further, if the manuscript represents a substantial revision of a previously rejected manuscript from ORM, it must be identified as such with the previous manuscript number and a letter outlining why you feel it should be considered in its new form.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically
via SAGE Track. Authors will be required to set up an online account on the SAGE Track system powered by ScholarOne. After logging in, submissions are completed through your Author Center. Your title should be no more than 20 words, and your abstract no more than 180 words, accompanied by 3-5 keywords. Authors must submit a SEPARATE cover page with (1) article title; (2) first name, middle initial, and last name of each author; (3) names of institutions to which each author is affiliated, along with complete addresses and e-mail addresses; (4) a brief biographical sketch (maximum 50 words) for each author; and (5) any acknowledgments, financial disclosure information, author notes, and/or other text that could identify the authors to reviewers. The manuscript to be uploaded should be completely devoid of any author identification, and be prepared using Microsoft Word. It should be ONE file starting with the abstract on page 1 and with the text starting on page 2. Following the text, arrange endnotes, references, appendices, and tables, in this order. Figures should be submitted in their original, native format, and only included in the manuscript file if they were created in Word. Manuscripts should generally not exceed 30 pages inclusive, and should follow the style guidelines of the American Psychological Association
Authors must also complete the Contributor Agreement. For additional information on editorial policies and ORM
, please contact the editor, Dr. Jose M. Cortina, at the telephone number or email address below. Organizational Research Methods
, Sage Publications, Inc.
Sponsored by the Research Methods Division, Academy of Management
Jose M. Cortina, Editor
Organizational Research Methods
Department of Psychology
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 993-1347
Fax: (703) 993-1386