Proposals invited to Guest Edit an AM Special Issue of JMM

The Journal of Marketing Management has allocated an annual special issue to the Academy of Marketing. The Academy of Marketing Research Committee (AMRC) calls annually for proposals from interested members for a special issue of the Journal of Marketing Management (JMM), official Journal of the Academy of Marketing.

To apply to edit this special issue of the Journal of Marketing Management, the special issue editorial team must all be members of the Academy of Marketing. Proposals for the AM special issue will be evaluated by the AMRC and the editors of the Journal of Marketing Management.

Proposals should include the following information:

  • A description of what the issue would be about and how it fits in with JMM’s philosophy
  • A brief CV for all proposed editors with an indication of their editorial/review experience and recent publications
  • A full listing of potential reviewers
  • Details of any planned invited submissions, with a paragraph for each invited submission. These may be in the form of submissions from leading social scientists, who are at the cutting edge of their theoretical field and might offer insights or ways of thinking differently about marketing practices
  • Draft text of Call for Papers

Your draft text should include:

  • Title of issue
  • Names of Special Issue Editors with affiliations
  • A theoretically informed rationale which is embedded within the key literature
  • Suggested topics/areas of enquiry and contexts for contributors. Editors are expected to outline at least seven such areas to provide an indication of the scope and significance of the issue
  • Editor contact details with e-mail address for submissions
  • Submission procedure/author guidelines

Special Issue Proposals may be based around a theme from a conference, workshop or similar event, however, the Special Issue must be an open call for papers, and all papers submitted, whether from a related event or otherwise, must go through the same double blind review process with three independent reviewers.

We would recommend that there is a minimum of two editors, at least one of international stature and recognition, for a special issue. Special Issue Editors may not submit single authored papers to the Special Issue which they are editing. They may submit one paper in which they are not the first author. Such submissions must be handled outside of the SI reviewing process, and will be subject to the normal review process. They should be submitted through the online manuscript submission system, and the Editorial Office will assign such submissions directly to the Journal Editors who will then allocate Associate Editors for the papers and manage the review process for them. The Editors’ decision on such papers is binding.

Proposals should be emailed to the Journal editorial office at

Review process & guidelines for authors
It is the responsibility of the guest editors to manage the reviewing process using the ScholarOne Manuscripts system. All papers will need to go through a standard double-blind review process with three reviewers, and details of this will be provided on acceptance of a proposal.

Submitted articles must conform to Journal style and we ask that authors follow our Instructions for Authors at the journal website at