Publishing Workshop: Navigating the Practicalities and Politics of Editorial and Review Processes

The Centre for Work, Organisation and Society (CWOS) warmly invite you to join Dr Ian Roper and Professor Melissa Tyler from the Essex Business School as they host a Meet the Editors Publishing Workshop.

  • Wed 16 Jun 21

    12:00 - 13:00

  • Online

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  • Event speaker

    Dr Ian Roper and Professor Melissa Tyler, Essex Business School, University of Essex

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Centre for Work, Organisation and Society (CWOS) Research Seminar Series

  • Event organiser

    Essex Business School

  • Contact details

    Dr Sophie Hales

This publishing workshop will provide some tips and tricks for surviving the editorial and review process.

Seminar abstract

In this short talk, Ian Roper (editor in chief of Work, Employment and Society since 2017) and Melissa Tyler (associate editor of Gender, Work and Organization since 2007, and board member of Organization Studies and Organization), share some tips and tricks for surviving the editorial and review process.

The session will be split into two parts:

First, Ian will share suggestions for navigating the editorial process and avoiding desk rejections, and Melissa will offer suggestions for responding to reviewers, and negotiating the politics and practicalities of revising papers for resubmission (30 minutes). 

The second part will be an open Q&A, and opportunity for discussion (30 minutes). 

All are welcome - please encourage PhD students and colleagues outside of CWOS/OSHRM to join if they are interested.



This seminar is free to attend with no need to register in advance.

We warmly invite you to share with your friends, colleagues and classmates.

Join this seminar online on Wednesday 16 June at 12pm.


Speaker bios

Dr Ian Roper

Ian is a Reader in the OSHRM group at Essex Business School.

He has research interests in a number of inter-related areas including:

  • 'reforming' work in public services;  
  • the impact of employment regulation on equality-related issues; 
  • the 'professional' nature of HRM; the relationship between corporate social responsibility and HRM
  • and more recently, how these relate to the issue of 'Modern Slavery'.

Most recently he is interested in the notion of 'Agile' working and how this narrative may influence working lives post Covid and post Brexit.

He is Joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal Work Employment and Society and Editorial Board member of the British Journal of Management. He is also a member of Working Families' academic advisory board and Academic Member of the CIPD.


Professor Melissa Tyler

Melissa is a Professor of Work and Organization Studies in the OS/HRM group, and co-director of CWOS. Melissa has been an associate editor of Gender, Work and Organization since 2007, and is on the editorial boards of Organization and Organization Studies.

She has guest edited special issues of journals on emotional and aesthetic labour; sexuality at work; spaces and places of organizational commemoration, and boredom at work. Melissa's current research is on the impact of COVID on self-employed live performers, and she has an ongoing interest in themes of recognition, ethics and relationality in the work of Judith Butler.


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