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Advancing Management Research in Latin America

15-17 April, 2020, Mexico City, Mexico


Attention Members and Conference Participants:

It’s with great disappointment that we announce the cancellation of our upcoming Specialized Conference Advancing Management Research in Latin America.  We waited as long as we reasonably could, monitoring and hoping that we would not have to make this decision.  Out of an abundance of caution for our members and honest realities we have reached the point that it is no longer advisable or feasible to hold the conference.

For more information on upcoming Academy events please read our full statement. If you have any questions regarding the cancellation of the Specialized Conference in Mexico City, please contact us at


Call for Reviewers

Reviewer Information

The AOM Specialized Conference on Management in Latin America is recruiting English-, Spanish-, and Portuguese-speaking reviewers (Spanish and Portuguese submissions apply only for early stage papers). Sign is available through the button above. Volunteer reviewers will be asked to select all conference tracks that apply to their area(s) of expertise when signing up to review.  We recommend reading the reviewer guidelines below to familiarize yourself with the process and review expectations.

Deadline: November 17 to guarantee a review assignment. Reviewers may be needed after the deadline and volunteers are encouraged to sign up through December 4.

The review of submissions is scheduled to begin November 20 and end the first week of December.  The reviewer system will remain open until the end of the reviewer period.


Benefits of Reviewing

  • Reviewing is a way to learn about what constitutes excellent, innovative, and interesting work.
  • Reviewers gain visibility for themselves and their institutions.
  • Reviewing gives you an opportunity to contribute to the program planning process.
  • Reviewing is a way to give back to your professional community.


Each proposal that you review will be a maximum of 40 pages in length (4 pages for early stage papers and 6 pages for PDW and Symposia submissions). The number of proposals you receive to review will be limited to help ensure high-quality reviews. The reviewer period begins in mid-November and you will be required to complete your assigned reviews by the end of November 2019, so please plan your time accordingly. Please submit your review(s) by the deadline.

Reviewer Guidelines

We offer these reviewing guidelines to provide guidance on the type of feedback to provide to submitters in your review comments. Your constructive feedback is essential to support submitters as well as your colleagues attending the AOM Specialized Conference on Advancing Management Research in Latin America. The quality of the program is strongly influenced by your reviews.


General Areas to Cover

In addition to commenting on the theoretical development of a proposal and the technical correctness of the methodology, you should also consider the overall value-added contribution the proposal offers. Does the proposal pass the “so what” test? Consider if the proposal has practical value, and comment on its implications for the practice community.

  • Does the proposal reflect the overall level of quality an audience would expect?
  • Is the proposal of interest to a sufficient number of conference attendees?
  • Does the proposal offer sufficient innovation and contribution?


Setting the Tone of the Review

  • Authors must be treated with respect, regardless of your evaluation of their work.
  • Keep your comments constructive. Provide the authors with constructive ideas to improve their proposal as they develop their research.
  • Identify the strengths of a proposal.
  • Help authors further develop their research by identifying areas of weakness in a proposal but also provide specific guidance on how the authors might address the limitations you have noted. The more specificity you provide in your review, the more likely it is that the authors will benefit from your efforts.
  • Be open-minded to different authors using different theoretical frameworks. Judge proposals based on how well they stimulate thinking and discussion. Also, keep in mind that submitters come from varying disciplinary backgrounds and research traditions with diverse theoretical and methodological orientations.


Review Format

  • To protect the integrity of the “double-blind” review process, do NOT provide information in your review that reveals your identity and do NOT seek to discover the identity of the authors.
  • Provide a structured review by separating and numbering comments. Where appropriate, cite specific page numbers, passages, tables, and figures in your review.
  • If you are uncertain about your comments in terms of some aspects of your review, please do your best to determine the accuracy of your position. Remember the quality of your review will help determine if the proposal is accepted or rejected for the program.

Thank you in advance for the service you are willing to offer as a reviewer, and we hope to see you in Mexico City, Mexico in April 2020.