Focus and Scope

Journal of Organization Design (JOD) is an official publication of the Organizational Design Community, a worldwide community of scholars, executives, and organizations dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of organization design. JOD publishes articles about both the theory and practice of organization design. Articles can take a variety of forms – conceptual articles, review articles, empirical studies, provocative essays, case and simulation studies, laboratory and field experiments, syntheses of different ideas or theories, and so on. Authors should persuasively present the implications of their work for research and/or practice. JOD is particularly keen to publish articles that are future oriented, address urgent design issues, and translate theory and research findings into practical applications. JOD publishes five types of articles: Research Articles, Translational Articles, Case Studies, Point of View Articles, and Urgent Issue Articles. JOD's target audience is academics, business people, graduate students, consultants, and policymakers.

Peer Review Process

JOD has an editorial structure composed of Co-Editors, Associate Editors, an Editorial Board, and ad hoc reviewers who are committed to working closely with authors to develop promising ideas and projects into publishable articles. Each Associate Editor has the authority to accept or reject a paper for publication or to request that the author revise and resubmit the paper. Authors are invited to nominate up to three reviewers with suitable expertise and no conflict of interest with the author(s) or the paper being reviewed. JOD will make an effort to select one author-nominated reviewer. Manuscripts are reviewed in a double-blind process by at least two reviewers. If a revision of the manuscript is invited, we urge the authors to resubmit the manuscript within three months. A short but meticulous review process is of great importance to JOD.

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.

Abstracting and Indexing

JOD is covered by the following abstracting and indexing services:

  • SSRN
  • Crossref
  • WorldCat
  • SUNCAT
  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO
  • EconBiz
  • Citefactor
  • International Scientific Indexing (ISI).

Aims and Scope

The mission of JOD is to publish theoretical and empirical research on organization design. Organization design is an applied discipline based on the literature of the organization sciences. The relevant knowledge base is diverse, including concepts, theories, and research findings from fields such as economics, psychology, sociology, management, and information technology. Effective organization design requires both science and art, and the best theorists and practitioners have a deep understanding of how organizations work as well as how they can be redesigned and changed.JOD is eclectic in its interests, both in terms of topics and research methods. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, design thinking, sustainable designs, redesign and change, organizational agility and adaptation, multi-organizational collaboration, anticipating the future, strategic leadership, crisis management, and organizational performance. JOD is receptive to papers based on traditional research methods such as surveys and experiments but also encourages papers that are based on future-oriented approaches such as simulations, thought experiments, scenario development, and Delphi studies.JOD seeks to be relevant as well as rigorous. According to JOD's philosophy, rigor and relevance do not represent a tradeoff. JOD wants to publish valid research that will be used by the designers and managers of organizations. The members of the editorial board share this philosophy and will favor papers that focus on significant organization design problems whose solutions can be understood and used by managers.

APC and waiver policy

JOD does not take any charge for submission, reveiw or publishing of articels. Due to this policy we do not need to define a waiver policy