I recently finished the review of a paper for the International Conference on Information Systems. Earlier this year, I also reviewed for the Academy of Management Conference. The act of reviewing is a recurring task for any academic and I wonder what ‘set of instructions’ fellow scholars are using in this process. The Academy of Management provides some guidelines and also posted a few book chapters on its website. I find the following papers particularly helpful:
- Hirschheim, R. 2008. Some Guidelines for the Critical Reviewing of Conceptual Papers. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 9(8): 21.
- Schwab, D. P. 1985. Reviewing empirically based manuscripts: Perspectives on process. In P. J. Frost & L. L. Cummings (Eds.), Publishing in the Organizational Sciences: 171–181. Homewood, IL: Richard D. Irwin.
- Whetten, D. A. 1989. What Constitutes a Theoretical Contribution? Academy of Management Review, 14(4): 490–495.
What are your favorites in this area? Which set of guidelines have supported you in the review process? Please drop me a line if you have an interesting addition to this list.