Assistant professor to serve as associate editor of American Journal of Business

June 22, 2012 | News, UToday
By Bob Mackowiak

Dr. Stephen Callaway, assistant professor of management in the UT College of Business and Innovation, has been named an associate editor for the American Journal of Business.

He succeeds Dr. Robert Yonker, UT associate professor of management, who has served in that position for the past three years.

“Our major goal is to increase the journal’s exposure in national and global contexts,” said Callaway, who has taught strategy and entrepreneurship at the University for four years. “The College of Business and Innovation has always had representation in this journal and with the transition to a new publisher, this global journal reflects and supports the college’s mission of developing lifelong leaders for today’s global economy.”

“It was invaluable serving as an associate editor, seeing the research from the other side, how decisions are made,” Yonker said. “The most rewarding part for me is to see a manuscript evolve. It may take two to four iterations to get it ready to appear in the journal, but being able to see the publication process from the other side helps you become a better author and writer.

“I served my three-year term as an editor, and I recommended Steve because he was published by the journal, has reviewed for the journal, and he is a very good researcher. Our current advisory board needed someone with expertise in entrepreneurship, which Steve has.”

The American Journal of Business was established in 1985 to provide a medium for business professionals, executives, consultants and teachers to discuss research developments and their practical implications. The publication’s audience is the business community — both academic and practitioner.

The journal is supported by several Midwest schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; supporters include The University of Toledo and other MAC schools. It recently was acquired by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, a leading scholarly publisher of journals and books in business and management.

“Emerald is a well-known publisher that is pursuing topics that are global in nature, not just Midwest or American,” Yonker said. “It is attracting more manuscripts, which has enabled the journal to obtain more recognition.”

“For UT, it means a lot to be associated with a high-quality journal that is consistent with our mission,” he continued. “It’s a global, relevant journal that blends science with practice, providing information that people can apply, which is also what we do in the College of Business and Innovation.”

“I love teaching because you can see the good you do immediately,” Callaway said. “If someone does not understand a concept at first and you can help them so they do, you see the value of what you do. That’s why I strive to be the best teacher and best researcher I can be. As an associate editor of the American Journal of Business, I will strive to ensure top-quality reviews to make the publication valuable to top-notch researchers and business professionals.”

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