ERIM Membership Charter 2017 - 2021


The ERIM Membership Charter defines the conditions for ERIM membership and the rights and obligations of its members. The main goal of the ERIM Membership Charter is to provide incentives for ERIM researchers in all career stages to strive for top quality publishing and research impact. The current Charter aims to encourage ERIM faculty to focus on impactful and high-quality publications in management (or neighbouring fields). In particular, the membership charter stimulates P* and P publications, and publications in journals that have a high impact factor (according to ISI). In addition, by giving credits to top managerial journals (M*) and books that have a great impact and readership (B*), it creates incentives for tenured faculty to realize publications with a high managerial or societal impact. At the same time, the short-run incentives for (untenured) faculty to publish in lower quality journals are reduced.

Compared to the 2016 ERIM Membership Charter, the 2017 – 2021 EMC provides an update of the ERIM Fellow status (p. 8 – 9). All other chapters remain unchanged.

Membership Types

A researcher’s relationship with ERIM can take one of the following forms:

The main membership criteria are identical to those in the previous Membership Charter 2011-2015.

The current update serves during a transition period until 1 January 2017, when, most importantly, changes are foreseen in the criteria for ERIM Fellows. In anticipation of that, the appointment of all current fellows will be terminated by default as of 31 December 2016. Further consultation and discussion on the new criteria for appointment and evaluation of ERIM fellows will take place during 2016, to become effective as of 1 January 2017.

The updated EMC contains a new appendix describing the ERIM Principles of co-authorship. This document provides some guidelines that could be helpful in discussions on co-authorship, particularly when junior and senior colleagues are involved. It therefore pays particular attention to ERIM PhD students and their supervisor(s).

A PDF version of the EMC can be downloaded below and is available for ERIM members only. Please log-in to MyERIM using your ERNA number (including