GRONEN Reading Group

The GRONEN Reading Group (GROReG) is a  platform of the GRONEN network to discuss papers that are at advanced stages in the revision process.

The goal is to help scholars from the field to publish their work on sustainability-related topics in high quality academic journals. GROReG sessions will be held 3-4 times per year as a half-day event and each session hosts 2-3 papers.

Papers to be discussed should be at the “revise & resubmit” stage of a journal that is at least ranked 3* in the CABS list. The focus of the discussion is how to deal with reviewer and editorial comments to improve the papers and increase likelihood of acceptance of the papers. GROReG sessions are characterized by a non-competitive, constructive working atmosphere.


GROReG sessions will be held 3-4 times per year and will be organized as half-day events. We expect that sessions will have around 10-15 participants. Each of the 2-3 papers to be discussed will be assigned to a one-hour time slot. After a brief presentation (15 minutes) of the main challenges regarding the revision process of the paper by author(s), a discussant gives her/his view before the general discussion is opened. Participants receive the papers as well as the review reports and the editorial letter before each session and are expected to have read these documents beforehand, committing to confidentiality. If possible GROReG sessions are associated to a joint lunch or dinner. GROReG sessions will be hosted at changing locations, preferably in places with good travel connections or online.


We encourage scholars who have papers at the R&R stage to present at one of the following GROReG sessions. Scholars who are interested to discuss their paper at the GROReG should contact the reading group coordinator Elisa Alt and send their paper as well as the decision letter including the reviewer reports.

The next reading group session is on Monday, 9th of November 2020.

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the session will be held online.

 Applications should be sent to Elisa Alt

Past sessions were held at the following dates and locations:

  • 14 November 2014, London, UK.
  • 6 February 2015, Marseille, France.
  • 24 April 2015, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 25 September 2015, Paris, France.
  • 29 January 2016, Milan, Italy.
  • 17 June 2016, London, UK.
  • 28 October 2016, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 10 February 2017, Manchester, UK.
  • 23 June 2017, Coventry, UK.
  • 20 October 2017, Hamburg, Germany.
  • 8 February 2018, Edinburgh, UK.
  • 4 May 2018, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 16 November 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 15 February 2019, Berlin, Germany.
  • 20 June 2019, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 11 October 2019, St. Gallen, Switzerland.
  • 14 February 2020, University of Bath, UK.
  • 10 July 2020, online.

Read the reports of GROReg sessions

Core members

GROReG sessions are facilitated by a group of the following core members

  • Elisa Alt
    King’s College London, UK
  • Luca Berchicci
    Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL
  • Frederik Dahlmann
    University of Warwick, UK
  • Frank Figge
    Kedge Business School Marseille, France
  • Panikos Georgallis
    University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Tobias Hahn
    ESADE Barcelona, Spain
  • Aoife Haney
    University of Oxford, UK
  • Jörn Hoppmann
    University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • Kerstin Neumann
    University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Jonatan Pinkse
    University of Manchester, UK
  • Sally Russell
    University of Leeds, UK
  • Franziska Sump
    University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Amanda Williams
    ETH Zurich, Switzerlan