August 22, 2016
Darla Moore School of Business management Professor Paul Bliese has been named the next head editor for Organizational Research Methods, published in association with the Academy of Management. He will take over the position next summer and will hold it for three years. Bliese will be the sixth person to hold the editor position and the first from the Darla Moore School of Business.
The quarterly journal, ranked No. 2 of 79 in applied psychology and No. 9 of 192 in management according to the 2016 release of Journal Citation Reports, was first published in January 1998. Its articles highlight different ways to analyze and present data with a focus on improving statistics.
Over the years, Bliese has published several articles in Organizational Research Methods. He recently published an article showing how to analyze discrete events in longitudinal data. In this article, he also shows readers how to run data in R code, a widely used data-analytics programming language.
Bliese is currently serving in his seventh year as one of the associate editors for the Journal of Applied Psychology. He believes his experience with that journal as well as the articles he has published in Organizational Research Methods will greatly benefit him as he takes on this new role.
Bliese is looking forward to working with a new team of people.
“I’ll have a chance to work with five or six really smart individuals with expertise in a lot of different areas,” he said. “When you’re on a journal editorial board, you become part of a small group within this larger network and get to know this group of people beyond academics.”
Bliese is hoping that being exposed to some of the latest research sometimes years in advance of its publication will help him direct Ph.D. students to up-and-coming research areas. Overall, he anticipates that this editorship will give the Moore School good visibility in the academic world.
“I’m very indebted to the school here for its support,” he said. “This isn’t something that every school encourages its professors to do, so I’m hoping that being a part of this journal will benefit the school.”
By Madeleine Vath