Robert M. Peterson, Ph.D., White Lodging Professor of Sales (See below for contact information).
The Journal's objective is to provide a focus for collaboration between practitioners and academics for the advancement of education and research in selling. Our audience is comprised of practitioners in industry and academics researching sales.
The Journal strives to enhance best practices as it relates to business-to-business selling. Articles that promote this will be given priority for publication. Empirical papers that help validate theory and industry reality are sought, but strategic conceptual articles are welcome that truly articulate paradigm shifts in the selling process. Additionally, practitioner articles which provide commentaries, best practices and case studies that address key sales issues are desired.
All academic papers published need to have an expanded managerial implications section of the research findings or concept being developed. This enables our practitioner readers to benefit from the research.
Notes to Contributors
- Articles for consideration should be sent by email to Editor: Robert M. Peterson, Department of Marketing Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, email@example.com.
- Articles in excess of 6000 words will not normally be accepted. The Editor does welcome shorter articles and case studies.
- A manuscript should be submitted via email to the Editor in Microsoft Word format, with author's name(s) and title of the article. Contributors are advised to check by telephone that submissions have been received. Neither the editor nor Northern Illinois University, Department of Marketing accepts any responsibility for loss or damage of any contributions submitted for publication in the Journal. .
- Biographical note - supply a short biographical note giving the author(s) full name, contact information, appointment, institutions or organization / company and recent professional attainments.
- Synopsis - an abstract of at least 100 words, but not exceeding 175 words should be included.
- Diagrams / text boxes / tables - should be submitted without shading although a copy of how the authors wishes the diagram to appear shaded may be submitted by way of illustrative example. These should be numbered consecutively and typed on separate pages at the end of the article with an indication in the text where it should appear.
- References - should be cited using the Harvard method. No footnotes should be used for references or literature citations. Wherever possible, full bibliographic details (e.g., volume number issue number or date, page numbers publisher year of publication) should be included.
- Footnotes - for clarification or elaboration should be used very sparingly. Footnotes should be typed at the bottom of the page and numbered consecutively throughout the text.
Ethics in the Blind Review Process (for Academic Articles)
The Journal uses a double-blind review process. Neither the author nor the reviewer should know the others identify. These identities, known only to the editorial staff, are never released, even after the article has been published. If you recognize the author from something in the manuscript, have reviewed this manuscript for another journal, or have read a substantially identical version in another journal, please return the manuscript to the Editor with a note to that effect. If you have seen the article in conference proceedings please notify the editor when you return your review. While we will not publish extant papers, we realize that conference presentations are one means by which author(s) test their ideas before seeking full publication and the editor will insist on a substantial difference from the proceedings paper.
Upon receipt, the Editor desk reviews a manuscript to ensure that its topic is within the editorial scope of the Journal and that it meets accepted professional standards as outlined in the Notes to Contributors. The Editor then selects three reviewers on the basis of their expressed interests and expertise.
Please feel free to contact the Editor, Robert M. Peterson, Ph.D. by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (815)753-6224 regarding these guidelines or other aspects of the Journal.
For more information you can go to the website at: www.cob.niu.edu/jsmam.
Copyright in all contributions is with Northern Illinois University, Department of Marketing.