Open issue

submission deadline  
31 Oct 2022
call for papers pdf  

Issue editors: Randi Heinrichs, Bernadette Loacker, Birke Otto and Lisa Wiedemann

ephemera welcomes open submissions, outside of special issues, that address themes relating to the theory and politics in organization.


ephemera encourages contributions that explicitly engage with theoretical and conceptual understandings of organizational issues, organizational processes and organizational life. This does not preclude empirical studies or commentaries on contemporary issues, but such contributions consider how theory and practice intersect in these cases. We especially publish articles that apply or develop theoretical insights that are not part of the established canon of organization studies. ephemera counters the current dominant approaches of social theory and operates at the borders of organization studies in that it continuously seeks to question what organization studies is and what it can become.


ephemera encourages the amplification of the political problematics of organization within academic debate, which today is being actively de-politicized by the current organization of thought within and without universities and business schools. We welcome papers that engage the political in a variety of ways as required by the organizational forms being interrogated in a given instance.


Articles published in ephemera are concerned with theoretical and political aspects of organizations, organization and organizing. We refrain from imposing a narrow definition of organization, which would unnecessarily halt debate. Eager to avoid the charge of ‘anything goes’ however, we do invite our authors to state how their contributions connect to questions of organization and organizing, both theoretical and practical.


ephemera encourages contributions in a variety of formats including articles, notes, interviews, book reviews, photo essays, and other experimental modes of representation. Information about some of these formats can be found at: The submissions will undergo a double-blind review process. All submissions should follow ephemera’s submission guidelines, which are available at: (see the ‘Abc of formatting’ guide in particular). For further information, please contact one of the open issue editors.

Deadline for submissions: October 31, 2022

All contributions to the open issue should be submitted via email to the issue editors: Randi Heinrichs (, Birke Otto (b.otto AT, Bernadette Loacker (b.loacker AT and Lisa Wiedemann (wiedemal AT