Open issue

submission deadline  
30 Sep 2020
call for papers pdf  

Issue editors: Nick Butler, Bernadette Loacker and Jette Sandager

ephemera welcomes open submissions, outside of special issues, that address themes relating to the theory and politics in organization.

Theory

ephemera encourages contributions that explicitly engage with theoretical and conceptual understandings of organizational issues, organizational processes and organizational life. This does not preclude empirical studies or commentaries on contemporary issues, but such contributions consider how theory and practice intersect in these cases. We especially publish articles that apply or develop theoretical insights that are not part of the established canon of organization studies. ephemera seeks to counter the hegemonisation of social theory and operates at the borders of organization studies in that it continuously seeks to question what organization studies is and what it can become.

Politics

ephemera encourages the amplification of the political problematics of organization within academic debate, which is today oftentimes de-politicised by the organization of thought within and without universities and business schools. We welcome papers that engage the political in a variety of ways as required by the organizational forms being interrogated in a given instance.

Organization

Articles published in ephemera are concerned with theoretical and political aspects of organizations, organization and organizing. We refrain from imposing a narrow definition of organization, which would unnecessarily halt debate. Eager to avoid the charge of ‘anything goes’, we however invite our authors to state how their contributions connect to questions of organization and organizing, both theoretically and practically.

Contributions

ephemera encourages contributions in a variety of formats including articles, notes, interviews, book reviews, photo essays and other experimental modes of representation. Information about some of these types of contributions can be found at: www.ephemerajournal.org/how-submit. The submissions will undergo a double-blind review process. All submissions should follow ephemera’s submission guidelines, which are available at: www.ephemerajournal.org/how-submit (see the ‘Abc of formatting’ guide in particular). For further information, please contact one of the open issue editors.

Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2020

All contributions to the open issue should be submitted to the issue editors: Nick Butler (nick.butler AT sbs.su.se), Bernadette Loacker (b.loacker AT lancaster.ac.uk) and Jette Sandager (jsa.mpp AT cbs.dk).