With an impact factor of 19.24 (five-year IF 27.26), the Academy of Management Annals (Annals) has quickly taken the top spot of journals in the management as well as business category. The Annals mission is to publish up-to-date, in-depth and integrative reviews of research advances in management. Often called "reviews with an attitude," Annals papers summarize and/or challenge established assumptions and concepts, pinpoint problems and factual errors, inspire discussions, and illuminate possible avenues for further study. Reviews published in Annals move above and beyond descriptions of the field–they motivate conceptual integration and set agendas for future research (https://aom.org/research/journals/annals). Professor Cronin will talk about how to publish in the Annals, including an open Q&A session.
Matthew A. Cronin (Ph.D. 2004, Carnegie Mellon University) is a Professor of Management at George Mason University. His research examines the inter- and intra-personal processes that make collaboration more creative and effective. He is also interested in system dynamics, and the nature of knowledge creation in management research. His work has appeared in top-tier management publications such as The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Annals, Management Science, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. This work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Fortune, and was presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He was the 2016 Conflict Management Division Chair. He was the Coeditor in Chief of Organizational Psychology Review (2019-2022) and more currently The Academy of Management Annals (2023-2026), and serves on the editorial review board of Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Discoveries, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Management Scientific Reports. He coauthored two books: The Influential Negotiator (Sage Publishing, 2020) and The Craft of Creativity (Stanford University Press, 2018), which was a finalist for AOM’s 2019 George R. Terry book award.