From M&SOM Journal Editor

Should MSOM Publish Technical Notes?

There is no correct answer: some journals publish technical notes and others don’t.

Based on what I learned from the letter written by Steve Graves (Graves (2009)), he did not think we should publish technical notes.  I agree with his view for two simple reasons.   First, if a short paper contains innovative and relevant OM ideas with rigorous analysis, we should not short change the author by labeling it as a substandard “technical notes.”  For example,  “The Prince” written by Machiavelli is a short book with thought-provoking ideas.  Second, I think the term “technical notes” conveys a wrong message for an OM journal that is committed to publish innovative, relevant, and rigorous OM research articles.

Instead of focusing on the length of a paper, we should perhaps consider “Value per Page” as a criterion.  

Reference

Graves, S.C., “A Letter from the Editor,” M&SOM, vol, 11, 1, pp. 1-3, 2009.

Advertisements
Standard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s