About the Journal

AIMS's 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 racialised, 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 This involves (but is not limited to) considering whose works authors cite or do not cite thus reproducing some hierarchies while invisibilizing other forms of knowledge.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 behaviour, 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 in 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

M@n@gement's two 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.

  1. Unplugged (invited contributions only)

Unplugged is a forum for creative, and nontraditional, insights into emerging management practices. Contributions to the Unplugged section must lead to the development of new questions, debates and controversies, and/or challenges the lines of thinking within the field. Several formats are possible (including "carte blanche", "book reviews and controversy",  "journey of researchers", "serendipity and craft"). The overal aim of this section is to highlight alternative formats and to foster the use of nontraditional and new narrative techniques such as fictions, video, images, and sound.

Contributions published in the Unplugged section of M@n@gement are not subject to double-blind review, and are directly managed bythe co-editors in chief and the Senior Editor in charge of this section. This section is not intended to take the form of research articles or research notes without evaluation. A specific section is available for Unplugged upon submission on the platform.

Code of conduct

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