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Leading Editor Awards 2012

Awards for Excellence

Leading Editors

The Leading Editor awards acknowledge the high commitment Editors have to their journals and reward their efforts to raise and maintain the standing of the journals. In recognition of this work, we reward the following editors:

Leo-Paul Dana
University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Journal of Enterprising Communities

Leo-Paul Dana is an Associate Professor in International Business at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and has been a co-editor for the Journal of Enterprising Communities since its launch in 2007. During this time, he has displayed a high level of commitment and proficiency towards the journal. Under his leadership, the journal has developed into a respected and emerging title with a great deal of potential.

Leo-Paul’s institution, the University of Canterbury, was severely affected by the earthquake that hit New Zealand in February 2011. Damage to the university resulted in lectures being held in makeshift tents and marquees whilst repair and rebuilding works took place. In spite of extensive professional and personal inconvenience, Leo-Paul continued to edit the Journal of Enterprising Communities with care and proficiency.

Dianna Stone
University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Journal of Managerial Psychology

Journal of Managerial Psychology has become established as a highly respected journal in the field of organizational studies. Instrumental to its success is the journal’s Editor, Dr Dianna Stone, who has successfully guided the journal since her appointment in 2007. Dr Stone has repositioned the journal around research with important implications for society thus anticipating the current debate on impact. This focus on social issues has become the cornerstone of JMP’s editorial philosophy and has enhanced both its profile and relevancy. In recognition of this Dr Stone has commissioned special issues on areas including job loss, discimination and poverty reduction. During her tenure Journal of Managerial Psychology has gained SSCI inclusion which has further reinforced its reputation for high quality research and editorial rigour. In addition Dr Stone has established a highly engaged journal community consisting of Regional Editors, Board members and authors.

Sara Nolan
Strategic HR Review

Sara Nolan has edited Strategic HR Review for four years with Emerald and previously for a year with Melcrum Publishing. In this time Sara has consolidated Strategic HR Review as a leading publisher of case studies and qualitative research from real life business settings. In recent volumes Sara has commissioned high quality contributions from a broad range of leading organizations including Accenture, AstraZeneca, IBM and Microsoft. In this the journal brings a welcome additional dimension to Emerald’s HRM collection by presenting HR professionals’ business solutions. Sara has succeeded in building a close knit community of contributors around Strategic HR Review and has significantly raised the journal’s profile. During her editorship journal usage has improved dramatically and relations with the major HR events have been forged. The latter provide a strong platform for greater internationalization in both contributions and readership. Sara has demonstrated adaptability with regard to new working practices and manages the journal with expert efficiency.

Peter Stokes
University of Chester, UK
International Journal of Organizational Analysis

Professor Stokes is a Professor of Sustainable Management, Marketing and Tourism at Chester Business School, where he has researched and published widely in a range of domains including Management Philosophy, Critical Management Studies, Marketing Pedagogy, Socio-Cultural Environments of Outdoor Management Development, French Management Development, Research Methodology and Ethics and has also reviewed extensively for a number of world-class journals.

After a number of Editorial changes, Peter was recruited in 2009 as Editor of the International Journal of Organizational Analysis. Peter is very well networked and has worked hard to refocus the aims of the journal, both reinvigorating the EAB and assisting with the management of a number of regionally focused special issues. He has been invaluable in assisting us with the Organizational Studies portfolio strategy, offering guidance and support on noted academics and associations, and is always on hand to provide editorial assistance on company-led projects (i.e. semantic enrichment project, subject advisory roles).


Leading Book Series Editors

These awards acknowledge the high commitment Book Series Editors have to their series and reward their efforts to raise and maintain the standing of the publications. In recognition of this work, we reward the following editor:

Anthony H Normore
California State University, USA
Advances in Educational Administration

Thanks to the hard work and commitment of series editor, Anthony H Normore, Advances in Educational Administration is now making significant contributions to the body of knowledge in education administration. Since taking over leadership in 2009, Tony has brought about reviving the reputation of this cherished series by infusing it with many of his own characteristics: foresight, creativity and graft. 2012 will be a great year for the series and the four topical volumes due for publication should help cement the series reputation as the ‘go-to’ publication in its field. And yet, despite the precedence set by 2012, we expect that 2013 will match, if not better, expectation. A guiding light in the education portfolio.