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Call for Reviewers for the ABIS Special Issue on "Business in Society: Measuring Impact and Creating Change" with Emerald publishing

Thursday, January 9, 2020

ABIS – The Academy of Business in Society partnered up with Emerald Group Publishing to create a Special Issue on Business in Society: Measuring Impact and Creating Change for the Emerald Journal: Corporate Governance - The international journal of business in society.

The selected papers were presented at the 18th ABIS Annual Colloquium at ESMT Berlin by the Steering Committee and dedicated guest editors:

  • Ivo Matser, CEO, ABIS
  • Yury E. Blagov, Director, PwC Center for CSR, Graduate School of Management St. Petersburg University
  • Thomas Osburg, Dean of Studies, Automotive & Mobility Management and Head of Competence Center Entrepreneurship, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences
  • Boleslaw Rok, Professor, Kozminski University


To ensure high quality of the essential publishing process and the double-blind peer review, we open a Call for Reviewers for this ABIS Special Issue on Business in Society: Measuring Impact and Creating Change. The Special Issue seeks to advance our knowledge on the state-of-the art of business in society and how impact measurement and the growing role of investors and start-ups can further accelerate positive impact and create value for society.

Selection Criteria

Reviewers should be active in research or practice in sustainability, impact measurement and/ or business in society. Previous reviewing experience and experience with working with the ScholarOne Manuscripts of Emerald is an asset, however it is not obligatory.

Time commitment

We encourage submissions by individuals who are competent to take on this role and who can find the time to commit to this task. The editorial team will attempt to spread review assignments across available reviewers not to overburden them. Reviewers can expect 1 - 3 reviewing requests. We will ask to complete reviews within 2 weeks after accepting a review. The first selection of reviewers will start in February. Reviewers who anticipate that they need more time may communicate this directly with and the guest editors.

The aim of reviewers is to evaluate the quality, relevance, and merit of submitted papers. Comments should be as complete and detailed as possible and contain clear opinions about strengths, weaknesses, relevance, and importance to the field. Reviewers should consider themselves as mentors to the author(s) and comments should be specific and constructive and suggestions should be intended to enhance the manuscript.

The editorial team will ensure to give the reviewers a half-hour training to be able to understand the review criteria and the ScholarOne Manuscript system.

For more information about the guidelines and benefits of reviewers please visit HERE.

To be taken into consideration please share your CV or write down your personal information, contact details as well as areas of expertise and send it back to not later than 31.01.2020.



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