Write Conceptual Research Paper

The editor that read the proposal liked our idea and invited us to submit the full paper.A different editor then handled our full submission and rejected it without review.These are called various things, like Forum articles, Viewpoints, Perspectives, Opinions etc.Aside from brief (often vague) descriptions of style and format on the journal’s website, there are no criteria provided for reviewers to judge these categories.A few thoughts from my experience as author and reviewer, please leave your own in the comments.Journals don’t educate reviewers about differences in article styles Most ecology journals have one or more categories for authors to submit conceptual papers for review.

We will begin the research process with a Concept Paper.

As the flow chart to the right indicates, research begins with curiosity.

Academic research involves a special methodology that is not the same as that used by a journalist or the casual inquirer.

Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 9: 432-441.

Whetten DA (1989) What constitutes a theoretical contribution?

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