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Webinar: Responding to Reviewers and Writing Response Letters

  • 1.  Webinar: Responding to Reviewers and Writing Response Letters

    Posted 09-16-2021 20:34
    Responding to Reviewers and Writing Response Letters

    Speaker: Professor Davide Ravasi (UCL School of Management)

    Time: Thursday, 23rd of September at 10am (U.S. Eastern) / 3pm (London) / 7.30pm (Delhi). This webinar is scheduled for 90 minutes (including Q&A).

    Registration: Please register here to receive a personalized Zoom link.

    Yes: you finally made it! You worked hard for months on your manuscript and, finally, you got an R&R! But… now what? Some requests seem reasonable; other comments just irritate you. Some are unclear; others contradict each another. They ask you to extend and clarify all sections, but at the same time to cut ten pages! And what if making R1 happy will alienate R2? "Aaaargh! I will never make it!" Don't worry: you are not the only one feeling this way. While there is abundance of advice about how to review papers for academic journals, how to effectively handle reviews and write response letter remains an ancient practice, inaccessible to inexperienced scholars that do not have the advantage of collaborating with more seasoned ones. In this webinar, Prof Ravasi will share how he approaches the revision process, and offer some tips about how to write response letters to the editors and reviewers, using correspondence from some of his papers as examples. Success not guaranteed, but hopefully some inspiration that may help reduce the risk that the next letter from the editor starts with "I regret to inform you…"

    About the speaker

    Davide Ravasi is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and director of the UCL School of Management, University College London. His research primarily examines how culture, identity, history and memory affect strategic and organizational changes, or are affected by them. He is also interested more generally in cultural processes shaping entrepreneurship, design, and innovation. He is a former Chair of the Organization and Management Theory (OMT) division of the Academy of Management. He served as Associate Editor for the Journal of Management Studies (2010-2013) and he currently sits on the board of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Discoveries, Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Organization and Journal of Management.

    This event is supported by the Organization and Management Theory (OMT) Division.

    For quesries, please contact Ibrat Djabbarov i.djabbarov@cranfield.ac.uk.

    Ibrat Djabbarov
    Cranfield School of Management