Processes of Submission & Review - March 2009
1. Email your paper, research publicity/non-technical summary form and key words to your Research Group Convenor (RGC) for the first review (normally carried out by the RGC, but not necessarily). Copy in Rochelle Hancock (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
2. First reviewers are expected to email their response/comments on a feedback sheet to the author within a 2 week period, and make suggestions for target journals. If necessary, AARM can enquire about suggested journals’ lead times.
3. The author indicates on the feedback sheet how they have responded to the reviewer’s comments and on any issues that have been raised, and re-submits the revised paper, with the feedback sheet, to the reviewer.
4. On the first reviewer’s approval all the documents (the paper, research publicity/non-technical summary form, key words and feedback sheet) to be emailed to Rochelle Hancock (email@example.com).to log and process for the second review by the Associate Dean of Research.
5. Any comments/issues raised at the second review will be emailed to the author who will be asked to consider and incorporate them into the paper/non-technical summary.
Research publicity/non-technical summary form:
6. Publication in the ABS Working Paper Series is dependent upon the completion and submission of the research publicity/non-technical summary form.
7. The author will be informed by email when the paper has been accepted into the ABS working paper series, together with various information including the ISBN number that has been allocated to the paper, and electronic copies of the full paper in .pdf (uneditable) and Microsoft Word format.
8. At this stage, the complete paper will be uploaded onto the website along with the non-technical summary.
9. The paper will also be uploaded to the Institutional Research Repository.
Public Relations (PR):
10. The research publicity/non-technical summary form will be forwarded to our marketing and communications department, to create the opportunity to give the outside world an insight into the breadth and depth of research activity within ABS.
11. Should the paper be submitted to a journal for review, to let Rochelle Hancock (firstname.lastname@example.org). know so that the information can be acknowledged on the website.
12. Aston Business School have also been invited by the Economist Intelligence Unit in partnership with Harvard Business School to contribute to their Executive Briefing website by submitting the summaries of our latest working papers to their editors for review with the possibility of publication on the briefing website. If you wish for the non-technical summary to be forwarded, contact Rochelle Hancock (email@example.com).