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Academy of Management Annals: The highest impact, peer-reviewed management journal!

Academy of Management Annals is an essential piece of the totality of the AOM portfolio of publications, and we are excited to be able to highlight the unique content which makes Annals the top journal in its field. You will see a number of changes to Annals, effective immediately, with the new edition of Annals for 2017, Volume 11. First, we have streamlined the AOM member online content experience by officially adding Annals to our internal journal content platform. Second, beginning with Volume 11, the Academy of Management will add Annals to the portfolio of our self-published titles, thus bringing to a close our relationship with Annals' previous publisher, Taylor & Francis. Third, we have also redesigned the Annals format—we have brought it into alignment with our other journals with a new cover and paperback binding. And finally, beginning with Volume 11 (2017), Annals will publish two issues per year, the first issue (Volume 11, Issue 1) in January 2017 followed by Volume 11, Issue 2 in August 2017. Stay tuned for more exciting news to come with Annals in the coming year!

Because of its origins as an invitation-only, once-per-year hardback volume, the question often arises regarding how to count an Annals publication on one's CV. We are often asked whether the articles are book chapters or journal articles, and whether they are peer-reviewed.

The answer is simple: Annals articles are peer-reviewed journal articles. But many schools and promotion and tenure committees are unaware of this. So spread the word!

Why the confusion? Volumes 1-8 of Annals were not peer reviewed. Beginning with Volume 9, Annals changed its submission and review process from invited articles to using a peer-review process. Authors submit proposals that are subject to review by two reviewers and an editor. Only those that clear this stringent review process are invited to prepare a full article. A full article is then submitted and is subject to a second review by an Annals Associate Editor and Editors Kimberly Elsbach and Daan van Knippenberg.

With two review processes (each typically requiring one or more revisions), Annals articles are counted as peer-reviewed journal articles. Furthermore, beginning with Volume 11 (2017), Annals will publish two issues per year, in the standard Academy of Management paperback format, not one annual hard-bound volume.

This distinction is important because, regardless of the impact of a given article, schools often treat refereed-journal articles differently than book chapters toward promotion and tenure decisions. In addition, outlets that track research productivity levels and faculty research impact may not be aware of this change in Annals procedures.

The mission of the Academy of Management Annals is to provide up-to-date, in-depth examinations of the latest advances in various management fields. Each issue features critical and potentially provocative research reviews written by leading scholars exploring an assortment of research topics. Annals reviews summarize and/or challenge established assumptions and concepts, pinpoint problems and factual errors, inspire discussion, and illuminate possible avenues for further study. Research reviews published in Annals are geared toward academic scholars in management and professionals in allied fields, such as sociology of organizations and organizational psychology.

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