Editor's Comments: Taking Steps to Level the Playing Field. By: Byron, Kris. 2024. Academy of Management Review. Vol. 49 Issue 1, p1-5.

The article discusses the lack of diversity in the institutions contributing to top management journals as well as significant biases in the academic job market, including gender and race biases, both in hiring outcomes for doctoral students and in the entry to doctoral programs. Kris Byron, the author and incoming editor of the Academy of Management Review, emphasizes the need to recognize that talent is not confined to a few elite institutions and that opportunities are not equally distributed. She suggests that institutions, including journals, should do more to realize the talent potential from diverse backgrounds and locations and outlines several initiatives aimed at leveling the playing field.