Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Call for papers. New journal: Foundations and Trends in International Business and Management

We are please to announce the formation of a new and unique journal entitled "Foundations and Trends in International Business and Management". Foundations and Trends® in International Business and Management is a unique concept in that each issue comprises a 50-100+ page monograph written by research leaders in the field. Monographs that give tutorial coverage of subjects, research retrospectives as well as survey papers that offer state-of-the-art reviews fall within the scope of the journal.. In addition, unlike standard journals the copyright resides with the authors. You can examine models of the sorts of articles published in other FnT journals at http://nowpublishers.com/journals.
At this point, we are calling for authors interested in publishing in the journal to submit proposals to us. The instructions for submissions are given below and also at:
DO NOT just reply to this email or contact the editor directly but follow the procedure outlined. Proposals send outside the process outline will be ignored as it is important for us to track what was submitted and when.
A few hints on what might make a good proposal (note, of course, that there are exceptions and these are only the editor's hints): (1) Those writing the submission should have a deep knowledge of the field (hence it might be helpful that submissions come from a team of scholars rather than single individuals). (2) Literature reviews that are simply carved out of dissertations should not be submitted as these are usually linked to specific empirical and theoretical models the student is testing. However, they might serve as a basis for a more substantive article (e.g., several junior scholars working in the same field are likely to put together a better proposal than a single individual wanting to build solely on their dissertation). (3) It is important to write to the readership (i.e., other scholars and PhD students). Most academics "write to write" rather than "write to be read". So keep in mind that the goal is to pull together not just a core dump of what has been done but something that will peak the interest of others and get your work read. So always keep in mind whether something is necessary for the reader.

Editorial Aim: 

The growth in all aspects of research in the last decade has led to a multitude of new publications and an exponential increase in published research. Finding a way through the excellent existing literature and keeping up to date has become a major time-consuming problem. Electronic publishing has given researchers instant access to more articles than ever before. But which articles are the essential ones that should be read to understand and keep abreast with developments of any topic? To address this problem Foundations and Trends® in International Business and Management publishes high-quality survey and tutorial monographs of the field using modern techniques to enable both instant linking to the primary research in its electronic form and affordable paper copies, finally delivering on the promise to authors of multiple channel publishing from a single source.

Founding Editorial Board:

  • Gabriel R.G. Benito (BI Norwegian School of Management, Norway) 
  • Allan Bird (Northeastern University, USA) 
  • Julian Birkinshaw (London Business School, UK) 
  • Nakiye Boyacigiller (Sabanci University, Turkey) 
  • Peter Buckley (University of Leeds, UK) 
  • Saul Estrin (London School of Economics, UK) 
  • Sarianna Lundan (University of Bremen, Germany) 
  • Xavier Martin (Tilburg University, The Netherlands) 
  • Ram Mudambi (Temple University, USA)

Author Instructions: 

If you intend to write, or are in the process of writing, a paper which fits within the format and scope of Foundations and Trends® in International Business and Management we will be pleased to hear from you. We screen ideas using a proposal process and suggest that you email the editor at Foundations.Trends.Intl.Bus@gmail.com with a short proposal. The proposal should contain: (a) Title, (b) Abstract, (c) A one page overview of the structure of the article, and (d) A short bio of the authors.

As Foundations and Trends® in International Business and Management is a new journal, we recommend that you look at some of the articles in the series in areas such as Marketing, Microeconomics, and Entrepreneurship to see the style of article/monograph published. The full draft paper will be subject to a reviewing process to ensure quality standards and balance.

We look forward to your submissions and ideas.

  • Timothy M. Devinney (Founding Editor)
University Leadership Chair and Professor of International Business
Leeds University Business School

  • Maurice Keyworth Building 
University of Leeds | Leeds | LS2 9JT | UK