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Commentaries are invitation-only articles that discuss important and emerging issues in the field of organization design. 

A Commentary may discuss issues of general interest, summarize an author’s own empirical findings, provide an overview of research in an emerging domain, or offer an opinion on an important topic. Commentaries are invited by the Editors-in-Chief and do not undergo double-blind peer review. Editors reserve the right to edit Commentaries for clarity and space.

Commentary authors should not upload their invited  manuscripts to Editorial Manager. Instead, submit your manuscript directly to the Editor who invited it. Once a final version is accepted, please email all source files to the Editor. In the body of this email, include your preferred contact email address to which Production will send you proofs for correction. 

A Commentary should be between roughly 2,000 and 3,000 words long. In format and style, we recommend that your Commentary be largely consistent with previously published Commentaries. For recent examples, please see "Organization design as a competitive choice: an application to the study of innovation" by Metin Sengul and "Headquarters as hardware and software" by Kevin Sharer. 

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The Journal of Organization Design is indexed in Scopus, the Directory of Open Access Journals, and others: see About.


The Journal of Organization Design is the official journal of the Organizational Design Community.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • NEW! 2019

    74 days to first decision (peer-reviewed manuscripts only)
    56.5 days to first decision, all manuscripts
    170 days to acceptance
    25 days from acceptance to publication

    116,868 article downloads
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