Asia Pacific Journal of Management

Call for Proposals for Special Issues

Deadline: November 1, 2015

Scholars interested in guest-editing special issues for the Asia Pacific Journal of Management (APJM) are invited to submit proposals. Proposals need to (1) outline the gap that the special issues intend to fill, (2) the likely contributions the assembled papers will make to the literature, and (3) the estimated timeline. Each proposal should be no more than 2 pages (single spaced).

APJM is the official journal of the Asia Academy of Management (AAOM). Following APJM’s standard operating procedures, all submissions to special issues will be double-blind reviewed.

APJM editors would like to encourage the team of SI guest editors to consider the possibility of holding SI conferences/workshops (1-2 days). All things being equal, preferences will be given to proposals with concrete financial plans and commitments for supporting SI conferences/workshops. Typically, the host schools will provide hotel accommodation for one author of every paper invited to revise and resubmit after the first round (typically 10-15 papers per SI), and cover all local conference expenses (food, drinks, and materials). 

Typical workflow:

Open call for papers

Initial screening by guest editors (some papers are desk rejected)

First round of reviews

First round of editorial decisions

SI conference/workshop for authors of papers invited to revise and resubmit after the first round

Second round of reviews

Second round of editorial decisions

Conditional acceptance

Final acceptance

Some previous APJM SI conferences/workshops took place in Australia (Brisbane and Sydney), Canada (Vancouver), Denmark (Copenhagen), China (Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi’an), Singapore, Taiwan (Taipei), and the United States (Boston). Being globally oriented, APJM is interested in expanding its global reach. As evidenced by previous SI conferences/workshops held in Copenhagen and Boston, scholars and host schools are not limited to being located in the Asia Pacific region (broadly defined).

For additional information, please contact:

Professor Mike Peng, Consulting Editor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


In early January this year, we sent out an open Call for Applications/Nominations for the Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Pacific Journal of Management, with the term starting from 1 January, 2016 to 31 December, 2018 . A selection committee consisting of the current and past Editors-in-Chief of APJM and current and past President of Asia Academy of Management was formed. The members are as follows:

  • Chung-Ming Lau, Founding President of Asia Academy of Management, Search Committee Chair
  • David A. Ahlstrom, Past Editor-in-Chief of Asia Pacific Journal of Management
  • Michael Carney, Current Editor-in-Chief of Asia Pacific Journal of Management
  • Daphne W. Yiu, Current President of Asia Academy of Management

After the deadline on 15 February, 2015, we received two applications/nominations. The Search Committee members formulated a number of key selection of criteria such as academic achievement and editorial experiences, support from institution, vision and plan for APJM, past experience with APJM, AAoM, AoM , etc. The committee has a unanimous recommendation for Professor Jane Lu (University of Melbourne) to be the next APJM Editor-in-Chief, and such recommendation was endorsed by the board of Asia Academy of Management. Let's congratulate Professor Jane Lu and lend your support to her to lead APJM to new heights! At the same time, we would like to give our deepest gratitude to Professor Michael Carney for his great and valuable services to APJM in the past three years!

Professor Jane Lu's Bio

Jane Lu is Professor of Management and James Riady Chair in Asian Business and Economics in the Department of Management and Marketing, the University of Melbourne. She received her Ph.D. from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario in 2001. Her research centers on international strategy such as FDI location choice, entry mode choice and alliance partner selection. Her recent research continues this line of research but with a focus on emerging market firms and their internationalization.

Jane Lu has published in leading academic journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management and Journal of Business Venturing, among other journals. Jane Lu is a Senior Editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Management since 2009.

Prior to joining academia, Jane Lu worked in senior management positions in a major international trading company and in Rabobank in China.