Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management is a student-led initiative aimed at publishing Dalhousie graduate student work of the highest quality and significance in all areas of management

Goals:

  • To foster the convergence of ideas within the fields of Business Administration, Environmental Studies, Information Management, and Public Administration
  • To promote collegiality
  • To encourage interdisciplinary communication and research

 

 

Section Policies

Editorial

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Articles

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Peer Review Process

Papers submitted to the Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management undergo a peer-review process. An Editorial Board has been established consisting of faculty members and graduate students from the four Schools in Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management.

The typical flow of an article from the author to publication is as follows:

  1. An author submits an article to the Editorial Chair by electronic mail, OR
    An author may be contacted by the Editorial Chair to write or submit an article for consideration.
  2. The Editorial Chair reviews submissions to ensure they meet basic submission guidelines. Any submission not adhering to these guidelines may be returned to the author with a request for more information before the paper can be considered for review.
  3. The Editorial Chair prepares the submissions for blind review by the Editorial Board.
  4. The review process begins as papers are sent by electronic mail to the Editorial Board for review. Each paper is reviewed by one faculty member and one student in the Board. The options are: a) acceptable as is; b) conditionally acceptable with minor revisions as outlined; c) not acceptable as is, needing major revisions as outlined by the reviewers; d) not acceptable, with possible recommendations for other journals.
  5. Comments on the paper are received by the Editorial Chair, who will request any revisions from the author.
  6. Papers are reviewed and copyedited by the Copyediting Committee for final corrections. Authors also review the proof for any final corrections. It should be noted that the Copyediting Committee reserves the right to edit for style, length and format.

 

Publication Frequency

DJIM publishes an issue on a yearly basis. Submissions are accepted until early January for publication in or around the end of March.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Copyright

Papers published in the Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management must be the original, unpublished work of the author. Contributors are responsible for obtaining any copyright clearances required in relation to their work.

Authors submitting a paper to the Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management automatically agree to grant a limited licence to DJIM if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication. This licence gives permission for DJIM to publish the paper in a given issue and to maintain the work in the electronic journal archive. DJIM also submits issues to institutional repositories and Open Access repositories.

Contributors agree to each reader accessing, downloading, or printing one copy of their article for their own personal use or research. All other copyrights remain with the author, subject to the requirements that any republication of the work be accompanied by an acknowledgement that the work was first published in the Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management and that the DJIM Editorial Chair must be notified of any republication of a work first published in DJIM.

 

Executive Committee Positions

DJIM Co-Chair(s)

  1. i.         The DJIM Co-Chairs are responsible for coordinating the operations of the Journal to facilitate regular publication. The DJIM Co-Chairs do this by:

a) Serving as members of the DJIM Executive Committee

b) Calling, organizing, and facilitating meetings of the DJIM Executive Committee and of the entire body of DJIM

  1. Recording the activities of the DJIM by preparing meeting agendas in a consistent and appropriate format and distributing them in a timely manner

c) Ensuring that all positions of the DJIM Executive Committee and the Editorial Board are filled

  1. Receiving applications for the DJIM Executive Committee positions and distributing them to the existing DJIM Executive

d) Ensuring that the DJIM policy statements are timely and accurate

e) Acting as a signing officer for the DJIM bank account

f) Acting as a liaison between the DJIM Executive Committee and the Dalhousie community

g) Inviting and securing the Faculty Liaison for the year

h) Determining Project Officer descriptions for the year, drafting positions, and circulating their availability to the current student body

i) Updating Executive chair position descriptions yearly

j) Coordinating the DJIM’s finances in cooperation with the Treasurer

k) Booking meeting space for DJIM meetings or events

l) Participating in succession planning by mentoring incoming committee members, and creating a thorough transition document

m) Assisting other Executive Committee members as required to ensure the continuance of the DJIM

 

Editorial Chair(s)

  1. i.         The Editorial Chair(s) co-ordinates the editorial activities of the DJIM. The Editorial Chair(s) does this by:

a) Serving as a member of the DJIM Executive Committee

b) Creating a timeline for publication

c) Acting as a liaison between Committee members and the Editorial Board by

  1. serving as the first point of communication for the Editorial Board
  2. receiving all submissions
  3. ensuring submissions conform to submission guidelines
  4. preparing submissions for blind review by the Editorial Board
  5. ensuring that review deadlines are met
  6. communicating with contributors
  7. collecting reviewed submissions

d) Coordinating the activities of the Copyediting Committee by

  1. serving as the first point of communication for the Copyediting Committee
  2. facilitating the copyediting of accepted papers
  3. providing copyedited papers to the Technical Chair for publication on the website

e) Acting as a liaison between the Executive Committee and the Dalhousie community in regard to editorial issues

f) Participating in succession planning by mentoring the Incoming Editorial Chair, and creating a thorough transition document

Assisting other Executive Committee members as required to ensure the continuance of the DJIM.

 

Liaison Chair(s)

  1. i.         The position of Liaison Chair(s) is responsible for official communications between the DJIM, the Faculty of Management, and online by:

a)     Serving as a member of the DJIM Executive Committee

b)     Recording the activities of the DJIM by preparing DJIM Executive Committee minutes in a consistent and appropriate format and distributing them in a timely manner

c)     Coordinating with other Chairs to ensure that DJIM messages are synchronized across the DJIM Executive Committee

d)     Recruiting School Liaisons and coordinating communication between the DJIM Executive Committee and the Liaisons

e)     Maintaining current relationships with repositories like Dalspace and DOAJ

f)      Maintaining ongoing relationships with CrossRef, EBSCO, and others as appropriate; ensuring that annual fees are paid, metadata is exported, and other requirements are met

g)     Acting as a liaison between the DJIM Executive Committee and the Faculty of Management

  1. Sending pertinent messages via Faculty of Management listservs and/or their Administrators

h)     Thanking participants as appropriate

i)      Responding to email inquiries on behalf of the DJIM, and maintaining the DJIM email system

j)      Acting as a liaison between the DJIM Executive Committee, the Faculty of Management, and the greater community to resolve communications issues

k)     Participating in succession planning by mentoring the incoming Liaison chair, and creating a thorough transition document

Assisting other DJIM Executive Committee members as required to ensure the continuance of the DJIM.

 

Public Relations (PR) Chair(s)

  1. i.         The position of Public Relations (PR) Chairs(s) publicizes and promotes the activities of the DJIM to the Faculty of Management, and the wider Dalhousie community and beyond by:

a)     Serving as a member of the DJIM Executive Committee

b)     Creating and maintaining a PR strategy

c)     Visiting Faculty of Management classes to promote DJIM and DJIM-sponsored events

d)     Creating promotional material for DJIM and DJIM-sponsored events

e)     Putting out the Call For Papers (CFP) to the Faculty of Management

f)      Forging links with other Open Access (OA) repositories and taking advantage of opportunities to promote the journal outside of the school

g)     Thanking partners as appropriate

h)     Working closely with the other Chairs to determine what areas most need promotion

i)      Managing and posting on the DJIM social media accounts

j)      Maintaining the DJIM email system

k)     Participating in succession planning by mentoring the incoming Public Relations (PR) chair, and creating a thorough transition document

Assisting other DJIM Executive Committee members as required to ensure the continuance of the DJIM.

 

Technical Chair(s)

  1. i.         The Technical Chair(s) advises on technical issues relating to electronic publishing and acts as Webmaster. The Technical Chair does this by:

a)     Serving as a member of the DJIM Executive Committee

b)     Maintaining the DJIM website and Blackboard Learn by making updates in a timely manner

  1. assuming responsibility for website functionality and the accurate transmission of content owned by DJIM

c)     Modifying the website design to integrate new site elements and technologies as required

d)     Assisting the DJIM Co-Chairs in archiving the activities and output of DJIM according to the retention and disposition schedule

e)     Acting as a liaison between the DJIM Executive Committee and the Dalhousie community to resolve technical issues

f)      Participating in succession planning by mentoring the incoming Technical Chair, and creating a thorough transition document

Assisting other DJIM Executive Committee members as required to ensure the continuance of the DJIM.

 

Treasurer

  1. i.         The Treasurer maintains the funds, financial bookkeeping, and creates budgets for the DJIM. The Treasurer performs their role on the executive by:

a) Serving as a member of the DJIM Executive Committee

b) Acting as a signing officer for the DJIM bank account

c) Assuming responsibility for the care and custody of the funds of the DJIM

d) Depositing these funds in the name of DJIM at such financial institutions as directed

e) Overseeing and presenting budgets, accounts, and financial statements to the DJIM Executive Committee

f) Providing an overall financial statement at every second regular Executive Committee meeting

g) Securing funds from SIMSA, the FoM, and other sources as required, including for the launch party and other identified needs

h) Ensure that appropriate financial systems and controls are in place

i) Ensuring effective monitoring and recording for auditing purposes

j) Participating in succession planning by mentoring and training the incoming Special Projects Officer for the role of Treasurer, and creating a thorough transition document

Assisting other DJIM Executive Committee members as required to ensure the continuance of the DJIM.

 

Special Projects Officer/Treasurer Exercitatio

  1. i.         The Special Projects Officer/Treasurer Exercitatio assists and carries out special tasks and projects assigned by the Co-Chairs that do not fall under the regular auspices of the other Executive Committee chair positions. The Special Projects Officer also undergoes training to transition into the position of Treasurer for the second year of their term (see By-Law 2). The Special Projects Officer does this by:

a)     Serving as a member of the DJIM Executive Committee

b)     Carrying out tasks in cooperation with other Chairs in a timely and effective manner

c)     Engaging in research specific to any project(s) which they have been assigned

d)     Undergoing training from the standing Treasurer to transition into this position for the second year of their term

e)     Participating in succession planning by creating a thorough transition document

f)      Assisting other DJIM Executive Committee members as required to ensure the continuance of the DJIM