Call for Nominations

Editor-in-Chief, 2017-2019 Journal of International Business Studies


The Executive Board of the Academy of International Business (AIB) is
seeking proposals from exceptional scholars for the role of Editor-in-Chief
(EIC) of the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS). The new EIC
will start processing manuscripts July 1, 2016, and be fully responsible for
all editorial activities starting January 1, 2017. The official term for the
next EIC is January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2019, following the current EIC
John Cantwell's second term (2014-2016). 


The selection of the EIC consists of a two-stage process. The AIB Board
requests nominations (including self-nominations) by September 15, 2015,
along with a brief biography (or vita) of the prospective EIC. The AIB Board
will select and inform the finalists by October 15, 2015, and will request
the submission of brief proposals by November 15, 2015. The selection of the
EIC will be made by January 1, 2016, to allow for a six-month editorial
transition period. 


The editorial team consists of the EIC and Area Editors (whose exact number
and responsibilities should be outlined in the proposal by the finalists).
The EIC will have responsibility for the content and organization of JIBS,
will manage the manuscript review and selection process, and will work with
the publishing firm (Palgrave Macmillan). The EIC reports to the AIB Board
and is required to attend both of the Board's annual meetings. Policy
decisions for JIBS are the responsibility of the AIB Board while the
management is the responsibility of the EIC. It is intended that JIBS should
remain open to the full diversity of scholarship in the International
Business field, and should not come to be dominated by a particular
perspective or approach to the subject area. Proposals that encourage the
continuation of the steadily expanding outreach of JIBS across relevant
contributory disciplines are therefore especially welcome. 


The AIB Executive Secretariat staffs a full-time Managing Editor of JIBS who
is responsible for the Manuscript Central online submission and management
system, including the processing of manuscripts and communication between
authors, reviewers, editors, and publisher. Currently, the EIC John Cantwell
also has a half-time Editorial Assistant at his own university. Financially,
AIB will contribute financial resources to the EIC for non-equipment
expenses directly related to the operation of the journal (e.g., travel,
Editorial Assistant). The expectation is also that the EIC's university will
contribute resources to make the editorial term successful. 


For the EIC finalists, the proposals need to include the full vita of the
EIC, his/her editorial vision, and any research priorities. The proposal
should also include proposed individuals, backgrounds, and responsibilities
of those scholars intended to become Area Editors. In addition, the proposal
should address the resource commitment by the EIC's university such as
release time from other responsibilities for the EIC and
financial/non-financial support (e.g., office space, travel allowance,
Editorial Assistant). The resource commitments constitute a key element of
the proposal and must be endorsed by the leadership (e.g., dean) of the
prospective EIC's university. The EIC's university will be acknowledged in
the journal. 


All inquiries should be directed to Professor Tomas Hult (Michigan State
University), AIB Executive Director (Email: [log in to unmask] ; Phone:
+1-517-432-1452), who co-chairs the JIBS Editor Selection Committee with the
AIB President, Professor Rosalie Tung (Simon Fraser University). Please
submit nominations and letters of interest by September 15, 2015, via
electronic mail to the AIB Executive Secretariat at [log in to unmask]  (with a
copy to [log in to unmask] ).



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