講座題目：Training Reviewers to Review Academic Papers for Top-Tier Journals
講座嘉賓：Fevzi Okumus 教授（美國中佛羅里達大學）
主 持 人：吳晨光 副教授
Dr. Fevzi Okumus is the CFHLA Preeminent Chair Professor within the Hospitality Services Department at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. He was the founding Chair of the Hospitality Services Department from 2007-2013. He received his PhD in Strategic Hotel Management from Oxford Brookes University, UK. His teaching and consultancy areas include strategic management, leadership and lodging/hotel management. His primary research areas include strategy implementation, corporate social responsibility, competitive advantage, crisis management, destination marketing, information technology and developing countries. He has widely published in leading journals. He has over 230 academic publications (over 130 refereed journal articles, three books, 12 book chapters and 85 conference presentations and reports). As of May 2019, his publications have received over 6800 citations and he has an h-index of 40. He chaired/co-chaired and served on numerous PhD dissertation and master thesis committees. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (IJCHM), which is a SSCI journal with an Impact Factor of 2.874. He is also the Co-Founding Editor of the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Insights. He serves on the editorial boards of 26 international journals. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences. He is a Visiting Professor at Business School,Sun Yet Sen University in Guangzhou, China. He has received numerous prestigious research awards and recognitions including “The Michael D. Olsen Research Award” in 2016; “The University of Central Florida Scroll & Quill Society Award” in 2017, the “CFHLA Preeminent Professor” again in 2017 and the John Wiley & Sons Lifetime Research Achievement Award from ICHRIE in 2018.
??? This workshop focuses on training reviewers on how to review academic papers for top-tier journals. Many of the top-tier journals in the hospitality and tourism field receive over 1000 submissions annually. This puts much pressure on editors and editorial board members. In addition to working with editorial board members, editors also rely on ad-hoc reviewers to review articles. In some cases, authors feel that the reviewers’ reports on their papers are not detailed and unsatisfactory. There are also cases that editors are not fully happy with the reviewers’ reports and their recommendations. Given this, this workshop discusses key issues on reviewing for academic journals. In particular, it covers phases of the double blind review process, specific expectations from reviewers, how long to spend on reviewing a paper, how to write a reviewer report and also how to review a revised paper. The workshop will offer specific discussions on current research topics, trends and issues in hospitality and tourism research. The workshop can assist academics and PhD students to improve their review skills so they can join editorial boards of top-tier journals. It can also assist academics and PhD students to learn how the reviewers review an academic paper and what they specifically look for in a paper when reviewing a paper and make a decision. The workshop will end with a Q&A session where attendees can ask Professor Okumus specific questions on reviewing papers and publishing in top-tier academic journals.?