The As-Is Journal Review Process: Let Authors Own Their Ideas
IEW Working Paper No. 280
24 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2006
Date Written: April 2006
Recently, the problems associated with the existing journal review process aroused discussions from seasoned management researchers, who have also made useful suggestions for improving the process. To complement these suggestions, we propose a more radical change: a manuscript should be reviewed on an as is basis and its fate be determined in one round of review. The as-is review process shortens the time period from submission to final acceptance, reduces the workload of editors, referees and authors, provides frank author feedback to referees, and, most important, lets authors own all of the ideas in their publications.
Keywords: Journals, reviews, authors, submissions
JEL Classification: Z0
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