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MGT 340: Organizational Behavior: Scholarly vs Peer Reviewed Articles

This course guide is developed to assist students taking Mgt 340 to locate library resources for this course assignments. [Originally created by Marty Branch, Business Librarian]

Journal Recommendations

Your professor may add additional journals to use in writing your research paper for this course.  Here are a few examples:

Academy of Management Executive  (ISSN 0896-3789)

Academy of Management Journal  (ISSN 0001-4273)

Academy of Management Review  (ISSN 0363-7425)

California Management Review  (ISSN 0008-1256)

Harvard Business Review  (ISSN 0017-8012)

Journal of Applied Psychology  (ISSN 0021-9010)

Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology  (ISSN 0963-1798)

Journal of Small Business Management  (ISSN 0047-2778)

Journal of Vocational Behavior  (ISSN 0001-8791)

MIT Sloan Management Review  (ISSN 1532-9194)

Organizational Dynamics  (ISSN 0090-2616)

Personnel Journal  (ISSN 0031-5745)

Personnel Psychology  (ISSN 0031-5826)

Scholarly or Peer-Reviewed Articles Defined

The terms "scholarly" and "peer reviewed" are similar but not the same. 

An article that is considered peer reviewed is typically written by an academic professional aimed at fellow scholars in the field.  The author submits an article to a review board of experts in the field.  The experts review the article for accuracy, currency and errors.  The review board will make recommendations to the author for corrections and once corrected, the article is published in a journal.  Typically, there is no monetary payment for writing the article but rather it is to contribute to a specific field of study.

Scholarly articles are written by an expert or a specialist and will include the terminology of the field.  The format will include:  an abstract (overview), literature review, methodology, results, conclusion and a bibliography. The authors credentials are always provided.  These articles may be reviewed and critically evaluated by a board of experts in the field.

Popular magazines and periodicals do not count as "peer reviewed".  Popular magazines are created for a general audience, typically not written by an experts, and are published for money.  Examples would be Advertising Age, Money, or Bloomberg Business Week.