BAM and Emerald launch Advanced Authorship Scheme

The British Academy of Management (BAM) and Emerald Group Publishing are proud to announce the launch of the Advanced Authorship Scheme, an exciting new mentoring scheme to support new and upcoming authors get their work to publication.

The BAM/Emerald Advanced Authorship Scheme is open to all authors whose papers have been recognized as the Best Developmental Paper in their conference track (provided the paper has not already been accepted for publication). It will run for the first time at the forthcoming BAM Annual Conference, held at Aston University, Birmingham, UK, from 12-15 September 2011. A panel representing Emerald and BAM will select up to five papers whose author(s) will receive coaching and mentoring as they progress their paper through to publication.

The scheme is the brainchild of Professor David Weir, an Emerald Editorial Advisor and co-chair of the BAM Organizational Studies conference track, who explains, “It is envisaged that the winning authors’ research will show originality and significant potential for impact. ... The key aim of the scheme is to give early-career academics and new writers access to experts in their fields, who will help develop skills in academic writing and editing so as to bring promising new research to new audiences”. It reflects BAM’s longstanding commitment to academic capacity-building.

Emerald will involve reviewers and editors from a wide range of its journal titles to mentor the selected BAM 2011 Conference paper authors. Mentors will work with the authors as the research develops, exploring the best way to communicate their findings and fast-track a paper for publication within the year in a relevant Emerald journal.

This Advanced Authorship Scheme in partnership with BAM adds to Emerald’s existing programme of free activities and resources, such as the Insider’s Guides to Getting Published, to promote ethical research and support international authors throughout the publication process. More information is available on Emerald for Authors online:

For further information about the BAM/Emerald Advanced Authorship Scheme, contact Helen Evans on behalf of Emerald at or Rupert Ward on behalf of BAM at For more information on the BAM Conference go to the Conference page at

Click here for a full list of BAM2011 Best Paper Awards




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