Instructions for authors

Instructions for authors and procedure

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The journal, four-monthly, is aimed at the people with responsibility for governing companies or managing public or private sectors and institutions. Its goal is to provide such people with original ideas and innovative proposals to help improve the competitiveness and governability of companies and the Ibro-American countries in a globalized world. The journal also aims to serve the region's academic and scientific communities by becoming the publication of reference for new ideas. It will do this by facilitating communication among the various Ibero-American academic communities, bringing them closer together and structuring them around the study of specific areas, duly analyzed by means of theoretical contributions, practical applications, and real case studies.

Original papers may be submitted for evaluation and potential publication in the journal by members of the academic, business and institutional spheres.

Authors hoping to publish their articles must adhere to the following rules:

    • The articles must be original, unpublished and not simultaneously postulated in other journals.
    • The papers may be written in Spanish, English or Portuguese and must be between 4,500 and 5,000 words long, although this may be subject to a certain degree of flexibility depending on the nature of the subject.
    • Each article must be preceded by an abstract of no more than one hundred words in the original language of the article. The category in which the article is included must also be specified: area of knowledge (6) and perspective from which the subject is being addressed (theory, application, case study). You must also state how the work is classified according to the Journal of Economic Literature's descriptors.
    • The author's or authors' name(s) may not appear anywhere in the article. This facilitates the evaluation process since the data will be included in the digital form.
    • The title of the work must be included in the original.  Originals must be presented in digital format - either in Word or in a Word-compatible format - and be sent electronically ( Authors must fill out their details on the electronic record, specifying the area under study. Authors will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of their work as soon as they have entered all the information in the article management form.
    • Bibliographic references must be included in the text, indicating the author's name, date of publication, letter and page. Years must be followed by a letter only when citing works by the same author and from the same year. Works mentioned in the text must be cited at the end of the article as stipulated in the ISO 690/1987 standard and its equivalent Spanish standard UNE 50-104-94, which lay down the criteria for presenting bibliographic references:

      • Books: Dornier, P.P.; Ernst, R.; Fendel, M.; Kouvelis, P; (1998), "Global Operations and Logistics: Text and Cases", John Wiley & Son, New Jersey.
      • Papers: Campa, J.M.; Guillen, M. (1999), "The Internalization of Exports: Ownership and Location-Specific Factors in a Middle-Income Country", Management Science, Vol. 45, Num. 11, pp. 1463-1478
      • Papers with DOI' s: Cuervo-Cazurra, A.; Un, C. A. (2007).- "Regional economic integration and R&D investment", Research Policy, Vol. 36, Num. 2, pp. 227-246. doi:10.1016/j.respol.2006.11.003

  • The journal reserves the right to formally edit the articles and to separate particularly relevant parts thereof and put them in boxes, always in accordance with the spirit of the original. Authors will be given the chance to authorize the final format of their articles prior to publication.
  • Authors must be willing to assign all the benefits of their copyright to the journal.
  • Responsibility for deciding whether the article is fit for publication lies with the Editor-in-Chief. If this is the case, the Editor-in-Chief will send it to the relevant area director.
  • Each article will be submitted to at least 2 external assessors for anonymous consideration.
  • The journal undertakes to notify authors of an editorial decision within approximately three months (first evaluation).

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