UCT Graduate School of Business director wins prestigious award


Professor Frank Horwitz, Director of the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB), has won the Emerald Literati Network?s 2007 Outstanding Reviewer Award it was announced this month.

The prestigious award recognises Professor Horwitz?s outstanding contribution as a Review Board member for The Journal of European Industrial Training.
Professor Horwitz said that he was delighted and honoured to have received the award, and added that it is also a tribute to UCT?s strong research-led culture.

According to Steve Burgess, Professor of Business Administration in Marketing and Research Director at the UCT GSB, the quality of the scholarly literature depends in no small way on the quality of the few scholars that review each submitted manuscript.

"The best reviewers do more than evaluate the merits of a manuscript for publication, but also provide suggestions that help the authors improve the manuscript and its potential contribution to science,' he said.

Burgess added that the awards recognise the sustained, high quality contributions of reviewers, and Professor Horwitz?s accolade will have a considerable impact on the regard with which the UCT GSB is held internationally.

Emerald is the world's leading publisher of management journals and databases and the company currently publishes over 180 journals. The Emerald Literati Network was formed (as the Literati Club) in 1991. It consists of all authors, editors and editorial board members who have contributed to Emerald journals since that time.

The Emerald Literati Network, and consequently its database, currently amounts to over 45 000 people. The Network extends to contributors and editors helpful resources, advice and guidance along every step of the article production process.