With a view to extend the reach of the journal and enhance its ability to source articles and accounts of theory and practice from a wider area of organisational project management, publish articles that use a wider variety of research methods, present opinion pieces from prominent project management and management scholars, we have decided to make some changes to the OPM editorial board and also appoint a new Editor-in-Chief from June 2015.
The editorial board has three new members. I have known Associate Professor Beverly Pasian from the Utrecht School of Applied Sciences in Holland http://www.research.hu.nl/Onderzoekers/Beverly-Pasian.aspx for over ten years from when she was doctoral scholar at UTS and I have always admired her tremendous enthusiasm and energy. She has accepted to be our new Editor-in-Chief. Dr Steve Leybourne from Boston University http://www.bu.edu/met/academic-community/faculty/full-time/stephen-leybourne/ has been supporting the journal for several years and is very keen to extend its reach. My colleague Dr Julien Pollack from UTS http://www.uts.edu.au/staff/julien.pollack has a great interest in advancing research in project management and regularly publishes in highly ranked journals. He has also won awards for being an excellent reviewer and I hope his presence in the editorial board will help improve the quality of our publications. He also comes to academia from practice and this will support the journal’s aim to link theory and practice.
This is a good time for me to hand over the editorship that I have held since the inception of the journal in 2010. I always planned to hand over the reins of the journal, once it was established, to a new editor so that the journal can grow in new and innovative ways. I am also about to embark on a sabbatical from July 2015 and this is an opportune time to make the transition.
I will continue to be a member of the editorial board and support the new board. Gita will continue to help us with the design and copyediting.
As I hand over the journal to Beverly, I would also like to thank all the authors who have sent articles and case studies to the journal since 2010 and all the reviewers who have helped the authors with their constructive reviews. We are now working towards improving the reviewing process of the journal and those of you who review papers for the journal will hear from us soon.