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Management Decision Editor search
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Patrick J. Murphy
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Posted 10-29-2019 15:17
Posted on behalf of
We would like to inform you that Dr. Patrick J. Murphy (Goodrich Endowed Chair, U. of Alabama at Birmingham) has indicated his intention to step down as Editor of
at the end of 2019. We are very grateful for his excellent leadership of the journal since 2014.
During his five-year tenure as Editor, he designed and implemented two bold strategic pivots and large operational restructurings. He shifted the journal's focus and description in order to connect with a broader audience of scholars around the world. He built a strong and diverse leadership team of Senior Associate Editors and Associate Editors, tripled the size of the Editorial Board, and collaborated closely with Emerald Publishers.
annual submissions have quadrupled (currently 2,000/year), average citation rates have doubled (currently 4,550/year), and its rejection rate (approximately 88%) has increased dramatically. The journal is in excellent shape and is well-positioned for continued success and impact.
We are now receiving recommendations and applications for the next Editor of
Some key attributes for this position are an established record of scholarship; previous editorial experience (e.g., journals, special issues, books); managerial competency to oversee a large editorial operation; leadership competency to inspire an active Editorial Advisory Board; ability to work closely and collaboratively with the Publisher to promote strategic performance; and a strong appreciation for
editorial goals for publishing high-quality research.
Management of the editorial operation via ScholarOne (training will be provided)
to a broad network to maximize impact
Soliciting high-quality manuscripts and facilitating the editorial process
Leading a team of Senior Associate Editors, Associate Editors and managing an Editorial Advisory Board
Coordinating with the Special Issues Editor, who will commission and oversee the delivery of Special Issues for the journal
Screening and overseeing the double-blind peer review process
Generating high-quality accepted articles for the Publisher
Ensuring the selection of expert reviewers
Meeting editorial deadlines
Applications should include the following:
Current curriculum vita
Cover letter outlining previous editorial experience, vision for the journal, and any support that may be offered by your institution for you in this role.
Send applications to
The deadline for applications has been extended until 14th November 2019. The role will commence in January 2020.
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