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Author Guidelines

RBGN only accepts unpublished articles by both foreign and Brazilian authors on national or international issues in the areas of Business Administration and Accounting (in accordance with the editorial scope). Articles must be written in Portuguese, English, or Spanish, preferably be of long-term relevance and significant for the scenario of corporate management. Priority is given to articles featuring a relevant theoretical contribution to the literature of Business Administration and Accounting.

Articles should be written in a clear, concise and objective style and be in accordance with the usual academic way of referring to concepts and ideas. As they write their articles, authors should focus on the methodological procedures, the way data were processed, and the conclusions, thus emphasizing the topics that contribute in the stricter sense to the area of business administration.

 

ATTENTION AUTHORS:

Manuscripts directed to special issues must be identified in the field "comments to the editor" indicating the title of the special issues.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. GENERAL GUIDELINES

    Scope: The thematic areas of the review, as defined by its Editorial Board, are: (I) Accounting and Controlling; (II) Strategy; (III) Finance; (IV) Personnel Management, and (V) Marketing [Escopo].

    Number of authors: A maximum of four authors per article is allowed; authors may not be altered (removed, included or replaced) after the article has been submitted online. Authorship change requests will result in filing of the article. Regarding articles featuring more than one author, the submitting author is requested to identify the “main contact” to whom all editorial correspondence will be exclusively forwarded and who may follow the submission process on the webpage of the review.

    Authorship criteria: According to criteria adapted from ICMJE (1985), only authors may be designated as such who have sufficiently participated in the development of the work, from research design to its dissemination, thus being suitable to take public responsibility for its content. Authorship credits should be based exclusively on substantial contributions to:

    (i)    the design, planning, analysis or interpretation of data;

    (ii)   the writing of the article or its critical intellectual review;

    (iii)  the responsibility for the final approval for publication of the article.

    All those conditions (i, ii and iii) must be complied with. Minor contributions, such as suggestion of literature, data analysis, or assistance in publishing do not guarantee authorship credits. These and other contributions to the work may be recognized separately in the form of “acknowledgements”, according to the authors' decision. However, acknowledgements must be excluded from the article upon its submission. They may be added to the article after it was accepted for publication.

    Contribution of each author

    Each author should take responsibility for at least one component of the paper. If the article is aproved for publication, authors should indicate in the diagram below, what was the contribution of each.

    This information will be available in publications as end notal in accordance with the Criteria, policies and procedures for admission and permanence of scientific journals in SciELO Brazil Collection.

    Affiliation of authors: Upon submission, all authors MUST fill out the item “inclusion of metadata/short biography” stating their education and institutional affiliations, ranked in order of hierarchy - university, college, department (if applicable). It is strongly recommended that authors mention their ORCID number at this stage. Authors should be listed in order of their degree of contribution.

    Identification of authorship and co-authorship: Articles may not mention the names of the author or co-authors, not even in the file properties. Should the author(s) be identified in the text, the reference list, or in the file properties, the article will be filed.

    Originality of articles: Articles must be original; they may not have been published previously, may not be under consideration for publication elsewhere, except for papers published in conference proceedings, which must be informed in full (event name/edition/venue and date).

    Plagiarism: Content of the signed articles are the sole and exclusive responsibility of the authors. Upon submitting an article, the author(s) warrant that it does not violate any copyright or any other right of any third party. RBGN uses CrossCheck (a plagiarism software program developed by iThenticate, on the initiative of CrossRef) to fight academic and professional plagiarism by checking the originality of submitted and published articles. Should plagiarism be detected in any article submitted to RBGN, the manuscript will be filed and the authors will not be allowed to submit other articles to the revue for a period of five years. For more information about CrossCheck, please access: http://www.crossref.org/crosscheck.html.

    Translations: RBGN accepts articles in English, Portuguese and Spanish. However, publishing priority is given to English. Therefore, authors whose articles have been accepted for publication and that are written in Portuguese or Spanish are requested to send us an additional properly translated and revised English version of the text.

    Indication of funding: articles approved for publication, that have received financial support and / or other incentives for research, must submit the appropriate thanks to insert such as a final note.

  2. ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION

    Structured abstract: Upon submission of their article, authors MUST also send us, in the form of additional documentation, a structured abstract of each article (maximum 250 words) that meets RBGN's standard model [Structured Abstract].

    Declaration of originality: Upon submission of their article and its structured abstract, authors MUST also send us a duly completed and signed declaration of originality that applies to the article to be evaluated by RBGN [link].

    Provision of research data: Authors whose manuscripts passed the desk-review are required to provide the review with the research data they used to write their article. Questionnaires, databases and other relevant documents shall be included in the submission process in the form of separate files that meet RBGN's formatting standards.

    Copyright transfer and authorization for publication: authors whose articles have been accepted for publication are required to send us the duly completed and signed copyright transfer statement and authorization for publication using the templates provided by RBGN [Copyright].

    Conflict of interest: The transparency of the peer review process and the credibility of published articles depend, at least in part, on how conflicts of interest are handled during writing, peer review and decision making by the editors. Conflicts of interest may come up when authors, reviewers and editors feature interests that may influence the development or evaluation of manuscripts in an apparent way or otherwise. Authors and reviewers must therefore inform RBGN whenever a conflict of interest of any kind exists. Conflicts of interest may be personal, commercial, political, academic or financial. When authors submit a manuscript, they are in charge of recognizing and disclosing the existence of any financial or any other type of conflict that may have influenced their work. In their manuscript, authors must acknowledge all financial support related to their work, as well as any other financial or personal connections related to their research. In turn, ad hoc reviewers must decline to review a manuscript if they come across any conflict of interest that could influence their opinion. Upon submission of their manuscript, authors are required to enclose a conflict of interest statement that has been drawn up according to our template [link].

  3. TEXT FORMATTING STANDARDS 

    The general style and formatting rules that apply to the review's scientific articles can be found in the APA Manual: general rules of style and formatting of academic papers (2016) developed by the FECAP Library [link]. 

    • Paper format: A4 (27.9 x 21 cm)
    • Margins: upper and left 3 cm; bottom and right 2 cm
    • Text editor: Word for Windows 6.0 or later version
    • Font: Times New Roman, size 12
    • Spacing: 1.5 lines
    • Paragraphs: justified, first line indent 1.25 cm
    • Number of pages: minimum 12 and maximum 20 pages (including abstract, reference list, graphs, tables, and illustrations)
    • Sections and subsections: Number all sections and subsections. Numbers must precede the headings (1.1, 1.2, 1.2.1). Format headings according to the standards on page 14 of the “APA Manual: general rules of style and formatting of academic papers” provided by the FECAP Library [link].
    • Foreign words: words in other languages must be displayed in italics.
    • Citations: must be inserted in the text using the author-date system, i.e. the author's last name, comma, year of publication. The page number is only mentioned in direct citations. The general rules of citation style and formatting can be found in the “APA Manual: general rules of style and formatting of academic papers” by the FECAP Library [link].
    • Direct citations: If the citation contains less than 40 words, it should be incorporated into the text between double quotations marks. Citations containing more than 40 words should be presented in a separate text block without quotation marks. Refer to the model on page 34 of the “APA Manual: general rules of style and formatting of academic papers” by the FECAP Library [link].
    • Tables and figures: tables (numeric or textual information arranged in rows and columns); figures (drawings, graphs, flow charts, photographs, illustrations, maps, etc.) must be inserted in the text, as close as possible to the paragraph they refer to and be in black and white, because the printed version of the magazine is not colored. The general rules of style and formatting of illustrations in scientific articles can be found on the pages 53 to 62 of the “APA Manual: general rules of style and formatting of academic papers” by the FECAP Library [link].
    • Footnotes: RBGN does not use footnotes. If necessary, footnotes should be included as endnotes, numbered sequentially in the text and presented at the end of the article, before the reference list. Acknowledgements, or any other notes revealing authorship, may be added to the final version, after the article was approved for publication.
    • Writing: the text submitted as an article by a single author may be written in the first person singular or using the impersonal style. Articles by more than one author may be written in the first person plural or using the impersonal style. The style chosen should be maintained throughout the text.
    • Page numbers: Page numbers (in Arabic numerals) must be displayed in the upper right corner of the article.
    • References: a list of references cited throughout the text should be presented at the end of the article using single spacing, organized alphabetically by authors' last names (and chronologically, where appropriate) in accordance with the general rules of style and formatting of the “APA Manual: general rules of style and formatting of academic papers” by the FECAP Library [link]. The author(s) of the article are responsible for providing accurate references and citations.
  4. TEXT STRUCTURE

    Title: Should be displayed on the first page in Portuguese, English, and Spanish and first in the language of the article, using Times New Roman font, size 12, in bold and centered.

    Abstract: Each of them must contain at least 100 and no more than 250 words, Times New Roman font, size 12, single paragraph, justified, without indentation, in the respective language, following the same order of languages as the title.

    Keywords: Are terms (descriptors) that summarize the content of the article. At least three and at most five words in the respective languages are required, capitalized, separated by semicolons and arranged in order of relevance.

    Body text: starts after the items mentioned above. The text must be flowing, page breaks are not requested before new headings. The text should include: introduction, literature studied, methodological procedures, results presentation and analysis, conclusion, and references. Theoretical essays should preferably feature a clear theoretical definition of the research problem, including references studied according to the state of the art, and provide propositions that represent a breakthrough regarding the theory addressed.

  5. EVALUATION CRITERIA

    Article evaluation criteria take into account:

    1) the relevance of the subject;

    2) the originality of the contribution to the areas of Business Administration and Accounting;

    3) the relevance of the theoretical contribution;

    4) the clarity of the text;

    5) the appropriateness of the references;

    6) the theoretical structuring and development;

    7) the methodology applied;

    8) the discussion of the results and the conclusions in comparison to the respective literature.

  6. EVALUATION PROCESS

    The evaluation process of articles submitted to RBGN occurs as follows:

    - Preliminary check: the editorial office checks the consistency of the registration data and compliance with the submission rules. If approved, manuscripts are submitted to the next stage, the desk-review.

    - Desk-review: at this state, the Editor analyzes the scientific format of the manuscript taking into account goals, theoretical framework, language, and methodology. The Editor also checks if the article fits into the editorial scope of the review and the potential contribution of the research. This task is divided between the chief editor and assistant editors, according to their expertise. If approved by the editors, articles are submitted to a double blind review.

    - Double blind review: The articles and its additional documents are sent to at least two reviewers for evaluation. These feature a doctoral degree and are not connected to the authors of the manuscript in any way; they are experienced in the field and/or familiar with the methods in question.

    - After receiving the reviewers' reports, the editor sends them to the authors by e-mail, referring to one of the following three situations: 

    • Approval: the article has been accepted for publication and the authors are requested to take the additional appropriate measures mentioned in the present guidelines to prepare it for its publication. 
    • Review: The authors are requested to perform the suggested corrections or to justify why they choose not to do so. Any corrected version of the article should always be accompanied by a respective note that explains the changes made and that justifies why certain suggestions were dismissed. The deadline of the revised article is set by the editor and sent to the authors according to the requested review. The corrected article is resubmitted to the reviewers so that these may check the changes. That cycle may be repeated several times until consensus is reached as to the approval or rejection of the manuscript. 
    • Rejection: the article was not accepted for publication according to the justification presented by the editor, which is based on the reviewers' reports that state the improvements that need to be made in the text. 

    - The editor reviews and approves the final version of the article based on the reviewers' reports. 

    - Authors may track the status of the evaluation and appeal against decisions throughout the entire editorial process. 

    * Cases not covered by the present guidelines will be dealt with by RBGN's Chief Editor and its Editorial Board, if necessary.

  7. COMPLIANCE CHECKING 

    As part of the submission process, authors need to make sure their article meets all the submission guidelines. Submissions that do not comply with the rules will be returned to authors. The members of the editorial board can only submit articles to a blind review that meet all the requirements and that have been sent to the review by the online submission system. Therefore, authors must make sure that: 

    1. the article and the structured abstract submitted are in Microsoft Word format and that their identity is not revealed in any way. 
    2. the declaration of originality has been duly completed, signed, and attached to the submission. 
    3. all style standards, formats, and requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines were fully complied with.
 

Copyright Notice

If an article is approved for publication, its copyright is transferred by the author(s) to the Business Management Review - RBGN.

Accordingly, authors MUST send RBGN a duly completed and signed Copyright Transfer Form. Please refer to the template in item “Additional Documentation”.

The conditions set out by the Copyright Transfer Form state that the Business Management Review - RBGN owns, free of charge and permanently, the copyright of the articles it publishes. Although the authors must signed in the Copyright Transfer Form, RBGN allow the authors to hold and use the copyright without restrictions.

The texts published by RBGN are the sole responsibility of their authors.

The review has adopted the CC-BY Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 allowing redistribution and reuse of items under the condition that the holder is properly credited.

 

Privacy Statement

The names and e‑mail addresses informed to this review will be used exclusively for the services provided by this publication. They are neither available for other purposes, nor put at the disposal of third parties.

 


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