The SJOC community of contributors holds regular meetings to share ideas, learn from each other, and collaborate on knowledge projects for the SJOC Anthology. You are welcome to contribute by participating in discussions, authoring/co-writing book chapters or other creative work to support our objectives, reviewing book chapters, and/or preparing work for publication on our website. We invite you to create a variety of Anthology contributions, including scholarly book chapters, personal or professional reflections, case studies, works of art, practitioner guides or tools, or any other contributions that are aligned with SJOC’s objectives. For questions about the writing or review process, website, or more opportunities to collaborate, please contact Kimberly Scott ([email protected]), current editor of the SJOC anthology and SJOC site administrator.
Starting in 2021, SJOC contributors engaged in a lengthy process of brainstorming topics they would like to see critically examined as part of this work. Ideation and writing continues. Constructed as a collaborative, open project intended to promote self-development along with the development of our field, the SJOC community of authors adopt a reflexive approach to research and writing. Authors who wish to create a scholarly book chapter also are asked to follow the American Psychological Association’s Inclusive Language Guidelines and citation format. If you have an idea for a writing project that you would like to contribute, please contact the current SJOC editor.
As an invited reviewer for a SJOC book chapter, you are joining this collaborative effort to produce credible knowledge that will advance the field of organizational change. Your service will be acknowledged on the SJOC website (https://sjoc.pubpub.org/) where you will be listed as a “Contributor” to this project in addition to being mentioned in the chapter preface as a “Chapter Reviewer.” We also encourage you to submit a brief positionality statement that will be provided on the SJOC website for all authors and contributors.
SJOC chapter reviewers play a key role in providing authors constructive feedback to improve the quality of content and to meet high standards for credible research. We seek critical comments, questions, and recommendations for improvement to achieve the above SJOC objectives. If you have serious reservations about the chapter and do not wish to be acknowledged as a reviewer, please email Kimberly Scott.
· You will receive a Microsoft Word document to review. Please use “track changes” and “comments” to insert your edits and suggestions throughout the document.
· You are welcome to insert a paragraph at the top of the document to share a summary narrative of your review, but a formal review statement is not required.
· Please email your marked-up document to the author(s) and to Kimberly Scott, along with your positionality statement if you wish to include one in SJOC. The author will respond to your input and share a final copy of the chapter with you before publishing your positionality statement and acknowledgement.
When reviewing a chapter, please reflect on the following:
1. Does the chapter meet one or more of SJOC’s objectives? If not, which objective seems most related to the content and where is more writing/research needed?
2. In what ways does the author convey key messages that help advance the goal of promoting anti-racism and anti-oppression in the study and/or practice of organizational change? Is the target audience clear (e.g., students, practitioners, scholars, leaders)?
3. Does the author raise questions that reveal potential biases and assumptions about the organizational change topic they address in addition to helping readers critically challenge their own thinking?
4. Is the writing clear? What terms or jargon need to be defined or explained to make it easy to read? We’re aiming for chapters that tell a clear, coherent story, so please let us know if that’s missing.
5. Are arguments presented with supporting examples, evidence, or references (citations, source links) to make a credible case for those arguments? What’s missing, or what content might be added to better support those arguments?
6. How well does the chapter include references to key models, frameworks, or published work in our field that—if not mentioned or interrogated—would raise questions about the credibility of the chapter? Again, what’s missing, or what content might be added to strengthen the chapter?
7. Are there grammatical errors that need to be fixed? If so, please highlight those.
8. Does the chapter conclude by confirming that the objectives were achieved and by reflecting upon the key messages for the chapter’s target audience (e.g., students, practitioners, scholars, leaders)?
9. Who else do you recommend as a chapter reviewer or contributor, either for this chapter or for others you would like to see in the pipeline for SJOC?
Your positionality statement should answer this question: How might my life experiences bias my ways of knowing and understanding the world, and what I value, such that I see and question this work in a certain way? Share any information about yourself that you think is relevant to helping readers understand your point of view. Your statement can be a single sentence or a short paragraph that may include origin (born and raised, family background), social identities you want to share, high level professional and academic experience, intellectual pursuits, and personal interests if desired.
There is growing awareness about biased, inequitable citation practices in research and the need to adopt new procedures to achieve citation justice (Elise & Perkel, 2022; Kwon, 2022). SJOC Authors are encouraged to conduct an audit of their references in an attempt to produce research that is inclusive of scholars whose perspectives and work have historically been underrepresented. The following resources are available to support this work:
University of Maryland Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Research guide: https://lib.guides.umd.edu/ResearchEquity/CitationJustice
Rowan University, Inclusive Citation website: https://libguides.rowan.edu/inclusive_citation
Cite Black Women collective: https://www.citeblackwomencollective.org/
Female Empowerment Maastricht University (FEM) UM Citation Guide: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2022/05/16/aspirational-metrics-a-guide-for-working-towards-citational-justice/
Else, H., & Perkel, J. M. (2022). The giant plan to track diversity in research journals. Nature, 602(7898), 566–570. https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-00426-7
Kwon, D. (2022). The rise of citational justice: How scholars are making references fairer. Nature, 603(7902), 568–571. https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-00793-1