Ganesan to Edit JR


Shankar Ganesan will be the new editor of the Journal of Retailing

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I am pleased to announce that Shankar Ganesan has been appointed editor of the Journal of Retailing.

Shankar is the Office Depot Professor of Marketing at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. He has published extensively in the Journal of Retailing, as well as other leading marketing journals and management journals, including the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and MIT Sloan Management Review. He has taught at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels with distinction. He currently serves on the journal’s editorial review board and has been recognized as an outstanding reviewer. The journal is very fortunate to have such a noted and distinguished scholar assume the editorship.

The Journal of Retailing is in extremely good shape as we prepare to transition from the current editors to the new editor. Over the past five years, Rajiv Dant and Jim Brown have worked tirelessly to promote the journal and improve its quality. The overall quality of the journal has improved and it is now widely viewed as one of the top marketing journals. This has not happened by accident, but is the result of Jim and Rajiv’s dedication and determination. The profession has benefited greatly from their five years as editors and I personally am grateful for their hard work. Rajiv and Jim, thank you for an exceptional job as editors of the Journal of Retailing.

I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the Journal of Retailing editorial review board and scores of ad hoc reviewers. The stature of the current review board is a clear signal to authors about the quality of the Journal of Retailing. Also, the progress the journal has made is due, in large measure, to the quality of reviews that the reviewers have been able to provide to authors.

The official transition will not occur until September 1, 2011 when new manuscripts will be processed by Shankar. For those of you who will be attending the Editorial Review Board meeting at the Summer American Marketing Association meeting in San Francisco, there will be an opportunity to meet Shankar and hear about his vision for the Journal of Retailing.

C. Samuel Craig, Chair
Journal of Retailing Executive Board
Catherine and Peter Kellner Professor
Stern School of Business
New York University