FSIJThe Service Industries Journal has now created a ‘cutting edge research in progress’ stream and would welcome paper submissions from PhD (doctorate) students. These papers (methodological or conceptual) can be single or co-authored papers (PhD student being the lead/first author) and they will be 4500-5000 words including the references.

Methodological papers will demonstrate an application of a research strategy, data collection technique (s) and/or approach to the investigation of a service industries related topic. Please see the examples of methodological papers below:

– Mehmetoglu, M. and Altinay, L. (2006) ‘Examination of grounded theory analysis with an application to hospitality research’, International Journal of Hospitality Management, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 12-33

– Okumus, F., Altinay, L. and Roper, A. (2007) ‘Gaining access for research. Reflections from experience’, Annals of Tourism Research, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 7-26, January,

– Saunders, M. N. K. and Townsend, K. (2016). Reporting and Justifying the Number of Interview Participants in Organization and Workplace Research, British Journal of Management, DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.12182

– Saunders, M. N. K. (2012). Web Versus Mail: The Influence of Survey Distribution Mode on Employees’ Response. Field Methods, Vol. 24 No. 1, pp. 56-73.

Conceptual papers should be a critical piece discussing and evaluating the current debates (on a topic) in the area of services management.

It is one of the ambitions of the journal to create a collegiate knowledge exchange platform for doctoral students. We aim to provide doctoral candidates with a publication outlet given that their research meets quality standards such as originality, innovation and rigor in methodological approach.

For further details please contact Editor-in-Chief Professor Levent Altinay (laltinay@brookes.ac.uk) or Professor Mark Saunders (Europe Editor) m.n.k.saunders@bham.ac.uk