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About the journal




BAR - Brazilian Administration Review

BAR is a scholarly journal on business and public administration published quarterly since 2004 by ANPAD (Brazilian Academy of Management). It is a fully open-access online journal that abides by the principles of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment). It does not charge authors, readers or institutions in any way and does not organize special issues as per the request of individuals, institutions or conferences. BAR is available in most indexing services, including SCOPUS.

Areas of interest:

Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance & Economics, Human Resources & Labor Relations Management, Management Information Systems & Decision Support, International Business, Logistics, Operations & Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Organization Studies, Public Administration, Science, Technology & Innovation Management, Social & Environmental Management, and Strategy.


Launched in 2004, BAR has an international scope in terms of topics of interest, target audience, and editorial boards. It is an A2-journal according to the Brazilian classification Qualis/Capes (second highest rank), which is evidence of the quality of published works and transparency of the editorial process. BAR follows the editorial principles available in document Best Practices of Scientific Publication, an initiative by the Brazilian Academy of Management (ANPAD) to assist journals in meeting high scholarly standards and enhancing their theoretical and applied impact. BAR is also a member of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and signatory of DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment), what are additional evidences of BAR's commitment to the most rigorous ethical principles in scholarly publication.

According to the Brazilian indexing service SPELL (Scientific Periodicals Electronic Library,, there are more than 100 Brazilian journals that publish original studies in the fields covered by BAR. BAR stands out in this scenario due to meeting world-class editorial standards, such as the commitment to editorial deadlines, the application of theoretical and methodological rigor in the review of manuscripts, the scholarly reputation of the editorial boards, and the strict use of English throughout the entire editorial process. Actions like these have been contributing to the image of BAR as home to unique intellectual production.

BAR’s editorial process is highly structured, with systematic procedures intended to assist the editor-in-chief, senior editors, associate editors and reviewers in the editorial process. Besides the editorial board, the journal also has an experienced office staff supporting all processes in order to assure publication quality, timeliness and adherence to other requirements of indexing services such as Scopus, SciELO, and Spell. The office staff checks submissions for originality, formatting standards, APA norms and English usage, communicates with authors, reviewers and editors on ordinary routines, and builds statistics from the various indexing platforms where BAR is present - and the office also feeds those platforms with data from BAR.

As part of the constantly improving editorial process, in 2012, BAR adopted the practice of publishing articles ahead of print, i.e., online publishing of accepted articles before the complete full issue is published. Also, in 2014, BAR started to encode articles in XML, a due action for all journals indexed by SciELO. In 2015, BAR adopted a CC-BY Creative Commons license, also following SciELO standards. That license is used by different publishers and titles to make it easier to access information and disseminate knowledge. In 2016, the ahead-of-print practice evolved to a continuous publication model, a model that was championed by BAR in its field in Brazil. That is, BAR publishes articles in final form and sends them to the indexing services as soon as they complete the full editorial process and independently of the other documents to be published in the same issue. In an era of digital technologies, BAR thus quickly reaches the reader and disseminates knowledge from highly relevant scholarly studies to an audience keen on innovation and advancements in the frontiers of science and practice.

BAR is present in many of the most prestigious indexing platforms, such as Scopus, Cabell’s, SciELO, ProQuest, DOAJ, EBSCO, Gale/Cengage Learning, IBSS, Latindex, Ullrichs, Spell, Sumá, and Redalyc.


BAR is published quarterly (January-March, April-June, July-September, October-December), but it also adopts the continuous publication model. The idea is to streamline the publication process so as to make documents available as soon as their editorial process is complete. BAR is a Brazilian pioneer in its field in using the continuous publication model.

Its abbreviated form is BAR, Braz. Adm. Rev., which should be used in cataloguing, footnotes and bibliographical references.





  • CLASE - Citas Latinoamericanas en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades
  • DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
  • EBSCO Publishing
  • GALE – Cengage Learning
  • IBZ – Internacional Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Redalyc - Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal 
  • SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online
  • Scopus – Elsevier
  • Sumá - Sumários de Revistas Brasileiras
  • ProQuest
  • SPELL- Scientific Periodicals Electronic Library
  • Open Academic Journals Index
  • Google Scholar
  • 10th Edition of Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management 
  • CAPES/Qualis (International A2)
  • LATINDEX - Sistema regional de información en línea para revistas científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal
  • ULRICH’S Periodicals Directory
  • Diadorim- Diretório de Políticas de Acesso Aberto das Revistas Científicas Brasileiras
  • IBSS – International Bibliography of the Social Sciences 
  • AcademicKeys
  • ROAD - Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources
  • Electronic Journals Library EZ3
  • Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI)
  • Libros y Revistas de AmeliCA
  • Index Copernicus International


Intellectual property rights


All contents of the journal, except when otherwise informed, are under a Creative Commons attribution-type CC-BY.

Until June 2015, BAR adopted a Creative Commons license attribution-type BY-NC. Currently, the license is attribution-type BY.






The Brazilian Academy of Management – ANPAD




Av. Pedro Taques, 294
87030-008 - Maringá, PR, Brazil

Tel.: (+55) (44) 98826-2467


  • Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação – MCTI
  • Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico - CNPq
  • Ministério da Educação - MEC
  • Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior – CAPES



Editorial Board


Editorial policy commitee






Senior editors


This is a new board. Its members are currently being invited.



Associate editors



Ad-hoc associate editors


The full list of ad-hoc associate editors that contributed to BAR in a given year is published in the first issue of the subsequent year.



Editorial assistant

  • Kler Godoy (ANPAD)
  • Simone L. L. Rafael (ANPAD)


Editorial review board


The full list of reviewers that contributed to BAR in a given year is published in the first issue of the subsequent year.



Instructions to authors


Scope and policy


Editorial policy

BAR’s mission is to advance scholarly knowledge on management and organizational theories and their implications for business and public administration by means of the global dissemination of conceptual and empirical studies developed in Brazil and other countries.

Scope and focus

BAR publishes documents within the interests of business and public administration, management science, and organization studies. Diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives are welcome as long as they contribute to advancing the frontiers of a specific theoretical tradition and are also insightful to practice.

Prospective authors should note that studies with blurred boundaries between what is inherent to organization studies and what may be framed within the interests of, for instance, anthropology and sociology will be rejected. Symptomatically, a large body of research has been misguiding organization scholars. The same policy applies to studies that are not fully characterized within another scholarly field but whose main interests concern isolated issues, such as culture, gender, race, performance, impact, and the like. BAR’s editorial scope for research articles does not include teaching cases, theoretical essays, opinion papers, purely applied practitioner-oriented technical material, and replication studies. As for the latter, replication is here conceived in broad terms, including the testing of theories (confirmation/refutation of previous findings), contextualization studies (application of scales to a different context) and perspective studies (collection of data from a different demographic group). Systematic literature reviews will be considered only if they address issues of contemporary interest both for theory development and application in organizations. Before submitting your systematic literature review, BAR recommends authors to read two papers on how to develop compelling literature reviews: 1 and 2.

Target audience

BAR’s target audience is the Brazilian and the global scholarly communities in all interests of business and public administration.


Documents of interest for a BAR issue include editorial prefaces (section "Editorial"), interviews with renowned scholars (section "Interview"), original studies (section "Research articles") and outstanding opinion articles that challenge current paradigms or describe unique experiences on the application of theories (section "Thinking Outside the Box").  All submitted documents must be unpublished and not be under consideration for publication in any other venue. Previous publication as a preprint or in conference proceedings would not violate the originality requirements, but each case should be discussed with the editorial office and informed in the cover letter upon submission.  Submissions must be in English and are subject to a preliminary screening by the editorial office and the editor-in-chief, and, if appropriate, submissions are forwarded to associate editors who may also decide to forward them to a full double-blind peer review. Prospective authors are asked to read BAR articles before preparing their own submissions

Article review

1. Article review consists of two stages. In the first stage, the editor-in-chief and an associate editor (chosen by the editor-in-chief based on the article’s main topic and methods) verify the relevance of the submitted article, its alignment with the journal’s editorial scope, and other aspects including originality and contribution to the area of submission. Only articles the editors consider relevant to the academic community and, in particular, to the journal’s audience, proceed to further stages. Articles that pass the first stage of analysis are sent to double blind, peer review by at least two reviewers assigned by the associate editor.

2. Neither ANPAD nor its editors are responsible for the opinions, ideas and concepts included in published materials beyond concurring with the potential academic impact on the literature. The authors bear full authority and responsibility on their articles.

3. In order to be published, authors must sign the Copyrights Letter, which is sent to the authors by e-mail, thus granting rights, including on translation, to BAR.

BAR adopts iThenticate to control for plagiarism.

There are no fees for submitting, reviewing or publishing articles in BAR.



Forms and preparation of manuscripts


BAR uses ScholarOne Manuscripts ( for document submission, double-blind peer review, editorial decisions, and editorial team management. Documents should be thus submitted electronically, after the user creates his or her account in the platform. To create your account, please follow the on-screen instructions, filling in the requested information. Your username will be your preferred email address. During account creation, you may be given the option to associate an ORCID iD with the account by either registering for a new ORCID iD or retrieving a current ORCID iD. We encourage all authors to register for ORCID, a non-profit, transparent, community-based effort to give all research activity a unique identifier. ORCID iD is mandatory for accepted articles.

Our Submission Manual have been carefully prepared to facilitate the editorial process of submitting articles online. Therefore, please observe the formatting instructions carefully. The formatting of citations and references must match the norms of the American Psychological Association (APA).

A submission that does not comply with the journal’s requirements will be returned to the authors.

Improving your chances of getting published

To improve your chances of getting published in BAR, we suggest that you read your article and check it against the issues below. Even if you answer some of them in the negative form, that does not mean that your work will not be accepted. However, the closer you are to satisfactory answers to the issues below, the higher the chances that your article will receive a positive evaluation by our referees.

1. What contribution does your article make to the field?
2. Are most of your references based on articles published in quality scholarly journals?
3. Are most of your references based on articles published in internationally reputed journals?
4. Are most of your references based on articles published in scholarly journals in the last ten years?
5. Do you make reference to classic authors in the field?
6. Does your article fit BAR’s editorial policy?
7. Do you follow APA’s style guide?
8. Are your research objectives, contributions to the area, and conclusions clearly stated?
9. Have you adequately described the methodology of your research and the qualitative or quantitative methods used?
10. Have you thoroughly checked the quality of your writing?



Submission of manuscripts


BAR uses ScholarOne ( as submission and peer-review platform. 

Attention: Before submitting your work, please pay attention to the following issues:

  1. Assure that your submission adheres to the Submission Manual
  2. Check that your file is free from computer viruses.
  3. Check that citations and references match the norms of the American Psychological Association (APA). Complete guidelines are available in the Submission Manual.
  4. BAR - Brazilian Administration Review follows the editorial principles of the documents “Best Practices in Scientific Publication” and “Code of Ethics”, an initiative of ANPAD that aims to help Brazilian journals to achieve high performance and to expand their impact as a reference research source in the areas of Administration and Accounting. Before submission, Authors should read these documents and agree to follow Anpad's ethics principles.



ANPAD - Associação Nacional de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Administração Av. Pedro Taques, 294, 87030-008 - Maringá, PR, Brazil, Tel.: (+55) (44) 98826-2467 - Maringá - PR - Brazil