About the Journal

AIMS’ official journal

M@n@gement is supported by the AIMS (Association Internationale de Management Stratégique). The AIMS is the largest French-speaking association of scholars in the fields of management, strategy and organizational research. Its mission consists in promoting research in the fields of strategic and organizational management, in easing their diffusion and in helping the professional development of its members.

In addition, M@n@gement has been supported by the Institut des sciences humaines et sociales (CNRS – The French National Science Foundation) since 2018.

A journal promoting innovative and inclusive approaches

The main objective of M@n@gement is to publish research articles which improve our knowledge of organizational phenomena. The journal encourages creative and novel research which relies on new and non-traditional theories, methods, and/or database. M@n@gement is as an outlet for articles offering a significant theoretical contribution which are of interest to practitioners. The practical relevance of an article may prove indirect, but the key issues and findings presented must be connected to managerial or organizational questions.

M@n@gement is also open to research articles that forge links with related disciplines such as sociology, law, philosophy, psychology, economics, history, science communication, and semiotics.

M@n@gement is strongly committed to knowledge as a global public good that is inclusive for researchers across the world. Consistent with this commitment, we encourage authors to adopt epistemically just citational practices by being attentive to racialized, gendered, or imperialist hierarchies of knowledge production. This involves (but is not limited to) considering whose works authors cite or do not cite thus reproducing some hierarchies while invisibilizing other forms of knowledge.

Scope: strategy and organization studies

M@n@gement is a generalist journal in strategy and organization studies. It seeks to publish manuscripts which contribute to the following fields: strategy, organization theory, innovation, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, new forms of organization, critical management studies, sustainability transitions.

All data analysis methods, be they quantitative or qualitative, are welcome. The use of original or little-used methods, such as simulation, organizational ethnography (including video ethnography), multi-method approaches, and even qualitative compared analysis (QCA and fsQCA) are especially welcome. Manuscripts based on fields of study whose originality lies either in the geographical areas concerned or in the types of organization featured (public and private organizations, for-profit or not) are also welcome.

However, M@n@gement does not aim to publish articles whose main contribution lies in the following disciplines: marketing, accounting and management control, finance, information systems, and human resources.

Open access peer-reviewed journal

M@n@gement was created as an open access journal 20 years ago. This way our outlet is open to submission from all around the world, and accessible all around the world, following a philosophy of science as a global public good (Berkowitz & Delacour, 2020). This allows authors and readers to benefit from the advantages of the diamond model of open access in scientific publishing:

  1. M@n@gement is available for free: free to submit, free to publish and free to read, improving the international diffusion of articles.
  2. Due to its international diffusion, while authors can submit manuscripts written in French or in English, articles written in French and accepted for publication must be translated into English (at the authors’ own expenses) in order to be published.
  3. The website support, entirely rethought thanks to PKP and Open Academia, is flexible and offers a wealth of technical opportunities: photos, videos, simulations or colors are welcome.
  4. Articles are published with little delay between acceptance and online publication.

PCI-Friendly Journal

M@n@gement is proud to be the first PCI-friendly journal at Peer Community In Organization Studies! In the context of transformations towards more open and free science, Peer Community In (PCI) is a non-profit organization of researchers offering peer review, recommendation and publication of scientific articles in open access for free. PCI allows thematic communities of scientists to self-organize, to regain control of the scientific publication process and disconnect it from financial issues. PCI receives strong institutional support because the current publishing system entails a considerable financial burden for institutions. PCI wants to refocus scientific quality on articles rather than on journals. PCI is attentive to equity and inclusion at all steps of the process of scientific article evaluation. PCI focuses on bringing more people underrepresented in academia.

PCI Organization Studies, the first social sciences community from PCI, was launched in 2023. PCI Org Studies evaluates preprints, and to some extent postprints, dealing with all subfields of organization studies and in particular with work, organizing and organizations. Learn more about this initiative here https://orgstudies.peercommunityin.org/about/about and here https://youtu.be/4PZhpnc8wwo.

Being a PCI-friendly journal means that any preprint that has been recommended by PCI Org Studies and that fits our aims and scope can be submitted to M@n@gement for consideration for publication. More information about PCI-friendly journals here: https://peercommunityin.org/pci-friendly-journals/#anchor_partner-friendly.

When submitting your recommended preprint to M@n@gement please make sure you mention it in the cover letter, along with the link to the PCI recommendation and reviews. 

M@n@gement’s three sections

1. Original research articles

M@n@gement publishes articles with a “classic” academic form which have been subject to double-blind peer review. They can be empirical or theoretical in nature, but with strong contributions to the literature.

They could also be literature review articles that focus on a particular literature in the general area of organization studies and strategy, but that are deeply problematized, present a very strong theoretical contribution, innovative state-of-the-art and research agenda, or methodological reviews that must exhibit, in a synthetic and pedagogical manner, a precise novel methodology.

2. Business Voice

Business Voice is a repository for research articles that specifically aim to improve knowledge for practical considerations. The objective of this section is to take stock of what we know about certain phenomena and to provide actionable knowledge to help managers in any type of organization improve their decisions or practices. All submissions in this section are subject to double-blind peer review.

3. Essays

The Essays section is a forum for creative and non-traditional insights into strategic and management research. Contributions should lead to the development of new questions, debates and controversies, and/or challenge lines of thinking in the field. Many formats are possible for challenging existing knowledge. The overall goal of this section is to provide a space for non-traditional thinking and ideas that are challenging and would be unlikely to be accepted in traditional research article formats despite their strong interest to our research community.

Contributions published in the Essays section of M@n@gement are—with the exception of invited papers—subject to double-blind review.

Code of conduct

You can find M@n@gement’s code of conduct here: Code of conduct