Workshop on the Art of Academic Reviewing

prior to the 34th EGOS Colloquium in Tallinn, Estonia


Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 9:00–13:00

Academic writing and publishing have received a great deal of attention in recent years, but this is not the case with reviewing for academic journals. This is unfortunate since reviewing is an essential element in research and publication processes in social sciences in general and in organization studies in particular.
Reviewers act as referees and gatekeepers, and frequently determine the outcome of decision processes. Moreover, reviewers often play a crucial role in developing theoretical ideas and improving empirical analyses. Acting as a reviewer is a key part of being part of a scholarly community and network of colleagues. It involves opportunities to influence scientific discussions and their future directions, but also obligations and responsibilities in terms of quality control, fairness, and ability to see the potential in new ideas.
For the eleventh time, EGOS provides a pre-Colloquium workshop that focuses on the practice of academic reviewing – which is primarily intended for scholars in post-doc or more advanced stages of their scholars and consists of two parts:

  • focused presentations of top international journal editors;

  • group discussions on specific topics.



Professor Eero Vaara


Aalto University School of Business


Scholars interested in this workshop are to sign up by sending an e-mail to Angelika Zierer (
by April 30, 2018.
This e-mail should contain a brief description of one's research interests and experience of reviewing for academic journals.

We are planning to limit participation to about 30 people –
so please act swiftly!