ISSN 0103-6513 printed version
ISSN 1980-5411 online version



Scope and policy


Production Journal is a scholarly  publication that aims to foster knowledge creation and dissemination in the Production Engineering field.  Its scope includes: Quality Management, Operations and Process Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Operational Research, Product Development, Strategy and Organizational issues, Knowledge and Information Management, Managerial Economics, Work and Human Factors, Sustainability and Production Engineering Education.


Manuscripts must be written in English, in good writing style.  Authors are encouraged to have their texts revised by native speakers.

All submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter, in which authors highlight the main features of their paper.

Manuscripts must include original contributions in both conceptual development and empirical research.  Manuscripts cannot have been accepted for publication, have been published by other periodicals, or be under evaluation for publication elsewhere.  If earlier versions have been published in academic conferences, authors must disclose that information to the editors in the cover letter and assure submitted manuscripts present significant improvement.

As a rule, Production does not accept previously rejected manuscrits. If authors want to resubmit a previously rejected paper by Production, they must reveal that in the cover letter and state why the resubmission is justified.

Production Journal is an Open Acess Journal and complies to the Creative Commons BY-CC license. It does not charge submission or publication fees from its contributors.


Manuscript evaluation process

The evaluation process for manuscripts submitted to the 'Production' journal comprises the following steps:

1) Preliminary evaluation for format and submission norms: The editorial assistant Authors may be asked to make adjustments in their manuscripts.

2) First screen review: the Editor-in-Chief , Co-Editor or the Associate Editor appointed by the Editor-in-Chief, will examine the manuscript suitability regarding scope and editorial policy, text clarity, style and organization as well as structural aspects.

3) Double Blind Review: Approved manuscripts are forwarded to the Editorial Board and/or two or more reviewers, for a double blind review. The Editor in Chief or Co-Editors make a final recommendation for the manuscript based on the reviewers´ and/or Editorial Board opinions. Manuscripts for which revisions were recommended will undergo futher evaluation steps, to verify whether reviewers´  and/or Editorial Board requests have been met.

Manuscript submission implies that its publication has been approved by all coauthors, if applicable, and the responsible authorities of the institution where the study/research was performed (by signing a term of publishing rights).

Authors are responsible for the manuscript content published in the journal, which must comply with the 'Production' journal Ethics Statement on copyright and ethical principles. The 'Production' journal does not take legal responsibility for errors or omissions, which may be identified before or after publication.

Manuscript preparation


The 'Production' journal only accepts manuscripts in English.

Manuscript size

Manuscripts shall have between 4,000 and 8,000 words, including references.

Manuscript structure


The 'Production' journal does not allow addition or removal of authors after manuscript submission.

All information on the authors and their affiliations shall be included only in the online submission system; such information will be excerpted therefrom if the manuscript is accepted.

Authors and affiliations shall not be included in the manuscript file to ensure a double blind review. Additionally, all properties shall be removed from the uploaded manuscripts.

Manuscript highlights

Provide a list of three to five brief highlights that describe the manuscript contributions. It is important that each highlighted point is succinct with a maximum of 100 characters. This file should be submitted to the online system with the full manuscript.

Title page

The title should be concise but informative and should not contain more than 15 words.

The abstract should present the research purpose, methodological procedures and conclusions without exceeding 150 words.

Keywords should always be provided without repeating terms in the title. It is mandatory to include between three to five keywords per manuscript.

Organization of topics

All Sections and Sub-sections should be numbered beginning with the Introduction.

File Format

Manuscripts should be created using the word processor MS Word 2007 or a later version.
Document formatting should be single column, and paragraphs should use 1.5-line spacing. All figures, graphs and tables, among other objects, should be included in the document body positioned such that provides the best reading flow for Editors and Reviewers.
Four (04) files must be uploaded to the online submission system:

  1. a PDF version of the manuscript,
  2. the MS Word version used to generated the PDF;
  3. a cover letter with a description of the manuscript relevance; and
  4. a copyright transfer document scanned as a JPG or PDF
Units, notes, abbreviations, and other such considerations

Units of measurement should always follow the standard defined by the International System (IS). Abbreviations used in the tables, figures, and other objects must be defined below such objects, even if they have previously been defined in the text.

The names of products and equipment must include the trademark symbol (®) and information on the manufacturer name, city and country.

Footnotes are not accepted in this periodical and should always be directly incorporated in the text body.

Please note: In English manuscripts, the decimals must be separated by points/dots (not commas).

Diagrams, charts, tables and equations

Diagrams and graphs should always be prepared and referenced as figures. Charts should always be prepared and referenced as tables.

Tables should be compiled using the table resources in MS Word whenever possible. Elements sent as images will not be accepted and will result in delayed evaluation and publication. The elements shall be numbered sequentially, present the title, source and referenced in the manuscript. We will not accept items that are not properly cited in the text and vice versa.

Equations should always be revised, without error and sequentially numbered where necessary.

Figures and Illustrations

Images, figures and photographs should always be produced in 300 dpi resolution or higher. Figures should be send only in JPEG format. Additionally, it is mandatory and important to verify that the smallest font in each figure is legible after insertion in a MS Word file. The figures and illustrations shall display a caption and source as well as be referenced in the article. We will not accept figures that are not properly cited in the text and vice versa.



'Production' journal adopts the citation and reference style of the American Psychological Association - APA. The complete policy and tutorials can be found at
Citations in body text should follow the author-date citation system, that is, notes in the text should only indicate the author’s surname and year of publication.
Direct citations (verbatim transcript of part of the work of the author consulted) should be within the body text in double quotation marks. In these cases, the page(s) of the source consulted must be specified. In indirect citations, the indication of the page(s) consulted is optional.
Some examples of citations:

  • One author: Sayers (1970); (Sayers, 1970).
  • Two authors: Moraes & Furuie (2010); (Moraes & Furuie, 2010).
  • More than two authors: Ferreira et al. (1984); (Ferreira et al., 1984).
  • Citing articles of the same author: Santos (2003a, b; 2007); (Santos, 2003a, b; 2007).


The reference list should be elaborated first alphabetically and then by chronological order, if necessary. Multiple references of the same author in the same year must be identified by letters ('a', 'b' and 'c', etc.) placed after the year of publication, according to the citations in the body text. All the bibliography/literature used and cited in the text must be in the list of references, as well as the entire list of references must be cited in the text.
When preparing your list of references note the following:

  • Do not use "et al." in references.
  • Always use full titles to identify journals.
  • Citations from recent literature are preferred.
  • Citations for books and other sources are difficult to access and , therefore, should be avoided.
  • Do not use thesis, dissertation and unpublished or under-preparation article.
Journal articles
Herbst-Damm, K. L., & Kulik, J. A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24, 225-229.
Sillick, T. J., & Schutte, N. S. (2006). Emotional intelligence and self-esteem medi-ate between perceived early parental love and adult happiness. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38-48. Retrieved from
Ganster, D. C., Schaubroeck, J., Sime, W. E., & Mayes, B. T. (1991). The nomo-logical validity of the Type A personality among employed adults. Journal of Applied Psychology, 76, 143-168.
Light, I. (2006). Deflecting immigration: Networks, markets, and regulation in Los Angeles. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
Shotton, M. A. (1989). Computer addiction? A study of computer dependency [DX Reader version]. Retrieved from
American Psychological Association, Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls. (2007). Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls. Retrieved from
Chapter in book
Haybron, D. M. (2008). Philosophy and the science of subjective well-being. In M. Eid & R. J. Larsen (Eds.), The science of subjective well-being (pp. 17-43). New York: Guilford Press.
Muellbauer, J. (2007, September). Housing, credit, and consumer expenditure. In S. C. Ludvigson (Chair), Housing and consumer behavior. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Jackson Hole, WY.



Electronic Submission

Manuscripts must be submitted through the online Submission system installed for the 'Production' journal.

How to access the Submission system

The system can be accessed at Before opening a new account, first use the resource "I’ve forgotten my password" with e-mails you frequently use. If you cannot find a registration, open a new one.

How to submit a manuscript

After logging in, use the side menu to access the "Author's Panel" then click on the link to "Start a new submission”. Manuscript submission is divided into five steps. Follow the onscreen instructions for each step of the process.

  • Step 1: Insert the data Title/Abstract and Keywords
  • Step 2: Insert data for authors and their affiliations
  • Step 3: Upload the following files:
    • PDF version of the manuscript;
    • MS Word version used to generate the PDF;
    • Cover letter with a description of the manuscript relevance; and
    • Copyright transfer document scanned as a JPG or PDF.
    • Please note: NONE of the files may display authors names and affiliations.
  • Step 4: Complete information of the manuscript.
  • Step 5: Review and completion of submission.


Important links

copyright transfer declaration form:

Standard references of the American Psychological Association - APA:

Production journal in SciELO

Production journal submission system


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