As the immediate Past Chair of the division and moderator of this community (one of several), I hesitated to approve the message below, but decided to do so and follow up with this note.
It is not our position or even our intent (as a division) to determine whether any scholarly venue is "predatory" or not. In other disciplines (Finance comes to mind), submission fees are normal. A few years ago, several colleagues and I worked on a Special Issue proposal that ended up not being submitted when a submission fee was discovered. On the other hand, as a scholarly community, we want to let colleagues know of opportunities like the one below; the editorial board of the journal includes several colleagues who also are MED or AOM members with a very serious track record.
To sum up, I would like to encourage any colleagues who send calls for papers, submissions, proposals, etc. to clearly specify within their message whether submission (or publication, or any other type of) fees might at any point be part of the process. That way, members of our community will not spend time and energy responding to the call, only to be eventually surprised by fees that are not the norm in our discipline.
I thank both John and Fabrizio for sending their messages to our community. My best,
Miguel R. Olivas-Lujan, Ph.D. .:. Professor .:. Management & Marketing Clarion U. of Pennsylvania .:. 840 Wood St. .:. Clarion, PA 16214 USA Tel: +1.814.393.2641 .:. Fax: +1.814.393.1910 Visiting Professor, Technische Hochschule Deggendorf (Deggendorf Inst. of Tech.) and Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej (U. Marie Curie Skłodowska) Academy of Management, MED Division Past Chair 2018-19 Editor, Advanced Series in Management - - newest volumes: IB Diplomacy (18), Teal Orgs (19) and African Mgmt (20).
This is a very interesting discussion considering a paper I recently wrote, published, and presented in 2017 in Greater Noida, India entitled "Publish or Perish: Unleashing Knowledge with the End User in Mind". That same publication was recently revised (60%) and submitted to the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management upon the editor's request. I found it interesting that I had the option of paying a fee for open access publishing that was addressed in my paper as "predatory" by some, not all publishers. This topic of publishing internationally may be an area of opportunity for further research and professional development for us in the MED division. What may be considered "predatory" in the U.S. may be viewed differently in academia in other countries.