Having Fun with Reviewers: Some Dos and Many Don'ts: Professor Adamantios Diamantopoulos, University of Vienna

Event Date: 23 November 2021

Speaker: Professor Adamantios Diamantopoulos

Time: 2pm

Location: This will be a Zoom event. Please email christina.maclean@strath.ac.uk for details.


While most business and management academics appreciate the importance of getting published in international journals, relatively few actually manage to do so and even fewer manage to do it repeatedly over time. Although several factors are responsible for this pattern, one important factor seems to be insufficient understanding of how the review process of such journals actually “ticksin”” and how this affects an author’s chance in “getting in”. Drawing from 30+ years of personal experience as an author, associate editor, editorial review board member and ad hoc reviewer, this presentation seeks to offer some insights into (a) the context within which a review of a submitted paper typically takes place, (b) the nature and demands of the reviewing process, and (c) things to do (or not to do) to maximize the chances of a successful outcome. The talk is particularly targeted to young scholars and doctoral students interested in an academic career but also to more experienced researchers seeking to strengthen their publication portfolio and enhance their visibility and reputation.



University Professor Dr Adamantios Diamantopoulos holds the Chair of International Marketing and is Head of the Department of Marketing and International Business at the University of Vienna, Austria. He is also Visiting Research Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Senior Fellow at the Dr Theo and Friedl Schoeller Research Center for Business & Society, Nuremburg, Germany. During the academic year 2012/13, he was the “Joseph A. Schumpeter Fellow” at Harvard University, USA.

His main research interests are in international marketing and research methodology, and he is the author of over 200 publications in these areas with over 43,000 citations (Google Scholar, August 2021). His work has appeared, among others, in the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Service Research, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of Retailing, MIS Quarterly, Organizational Research Methods, Psychological Methods, Information Systems Research, British Journal of Management, and Journal of Business Research.

He is ranked #8 worldwide in terms of citations among a total of 10464 authors in the marketing discipline (Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford – METRICS, 2019). He is also ranked #4 worldwide based on publications in the top six international business journals during 1995-2015 and the most prolific contributor to Journal of International Marketing both in terms of contributions and in terms of citations. In 2018, he was identified by Clarivate Analytics as one of the most cited researchers worldwide (top 1% across all disciplines).

He has been the recipient of several Best Paper Awards, including the 2013 Hans B. Thorelli Award for the article published in Journal of International Marketing that has made the most significant and long-term contribution to international marketing theory or practice. He sits on the Editorial Review Boards of several academic journals, and acts as a referee for various professional associations and funding bodies. He is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management and the European Marketing Academy and a JIBS Silver Medal holder. In 2021 he received the Significant Contributions to Global Marketing Award by the American Marketing Association.  

Published: 27 October 2021

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