(Updated: 2022/01/31)

About the journal

 

Basic Information

 

The Revista de Administração da UFSM/ReA UFSM (eISSN 1983-4659) consists of an academic-scientific journal in an online format of the Management area, classified in Qualis/CAPES in extract B1 in this area of knowledge. The Postgraduate Program in Administration of the Center for Social and Human Sciences Department of the Federal University of Santa Maria publishes this electronic journal, which was created in 2008. It is open to all themes and theoretical and empirical essays of national and international origin aimed at promoting academic debate and presenting relevant management practices applied to the organizational reality. The ReA UFSM is an online periodical quarterly published. Special editions may occasionally be published.

Mission: "The mission of the ReA UFSM is to publish empirical research that tests, expands or builds management theory and contributes to management practice. To be published in ReA UFSM, a manuscript should bring relevant theoretical and empirical contributions and highlight their significance to the field of management".

The journal's abbreviated title is Rev. Adm. UFSM., which must be used in bibliographies, footnotes, references and bibliographic strip.s.

 

 

Indexed in

 

Directories and Indexers

 

 

Intellectual property

 

All content of the journal, except where identified, is licensed under a Creative Commons attribution-type BY.

 

 

Sponsors

 

The publication receives funding from:

 

 


Editorial board

 

Editor in chief

   

 

Adjunct editors

   

 

Editorial comission

 

Scientific editorial board

 

Editorial council

 

 

Editorial Production

 

Layout

Technical support

 

 


Instructions to authors

 

Scope and policy

 

The ReA/UFSM is open to all themes and theoretical and empirical essays of national and international origin aimed at promoting academic debate and presenting relevant management practices applied to the organizational reality. ReA/UFSM only accepts unpublished articles by both foreign and Brazilian authors on national or international issues in the area of Business Administration. The inclusion of part or preliminary version of the papers in the proceedings of scientific congresses of any nature is not considered a breach of originality. Articles must be written in English and present a clear, concise, and objective style, respecting academic standards and rigor. The ReA/UFSM accepts the submission of manuscripts previously deposited in preprint servers, once they are stored in reliable platforms, such as SciELO Preprints, SSRN, and OSF

 

 

Form and preparation of  manuscripts

 

Author guidelines

Technical standards for the publication of scientific articles:

For writing and presenting the text, it is required to conform to the rules of the American Psychological Association (APA). See the example of how to use the APA standards:

Portuguese version (APA)

http://www.anpad.org.br/diversos/apa/apa_citacoes_referencias_ing.pdf

English version (APA)

https://library.csustan.edu/ld.php?content_id=51642135

1. Technical characteristics:

  • The accepted text editor is Word 97-2003 (*.doc);
  • Font: Times New Roman, size 12, with the exception of the inner figures and tables that must use size 10;
  • Body text spacing: 1.5
  • Spacing of the abstract, keywords, abstract, and inside of the figures and tables: 1.0;
  • Text alignment: justified;
  • Alignment of the bibliographical references: to the left;
  • Margins: top: 3 cm, bottom: 2 cm, left: 3 cm, right: 2 cm.

2. Specific characteristics:

2.1 The first page of the file must include:

(a) Thematic area according to the CNPQ classification (Area: 6.00.00.00-7 Applied Social Sciences; Specialties - 6.02.00.00-6 Management).

(b) Title of the paper (in English and Portuguese);

(c) Structure Abstract (in English and Portuguese) - (maximum 250 words in the topics bellow)

Purpose (mandatory)
Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
Findings (mandatory)
Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
Practical implications (if applicable)
Social implications (if applicable)
Originality/value (mandatory)

Keywords - (Authors should provide appropriate and short keywords that encapsulate the principal topics of the paper. The maximum number of keywords is 5.)

Structure Abstract

2.2 The content of articles must present, whenever possible:

(a) Objectives
(b) Literature review;
(c) Methodology;
(d) Results and conclusions;
(e) Limitations;
(f) Study recommendations; and
(g) References;

2.3 The figures, tables, illustrations, and equations should contain captions, credits, source, and be in JPG format in the body of the text. If there are figures and tables imported from other programs, such as Excel and Power Point, they must be converted to JPG;

2.4 Bibliographic references must be presented in alphabetical order at the end of the article, in accordance with APA;

2.5 A maximum of five (5) authors are allowed per article; Only persons who have sufficiently participated in the development of the work should be designated as authors, according to the criteria of the ICMJE, which considers the author to be the one who contributed substantially to:

(i) conception, planning, analysis or interpretation of data,
(ii) writing of the article or its critical intellectual review,
(iii) review and approval of the final version for publication.
Smaller contributions, such as suggested references, data analysis or editing assistance do not guarantee authorship credit.

Articles accepted approved for publication need to specify the contribution of every single author, considering the following items:

1.Definition of research problem, 2. Development of hypotheses or research questions (empirical studies), 3. Development of theoretical propositions (theoretical work), 4. Theoretical foundation/Literature review, 5. Definition of methodological procedures, 6. Data collection, 7. Statistical analysis, 8. Analysis and interpretation of data, 9. Critical revision of the manuscript, 10. Manuscript writing, 11. Other (please specify)

2.6 The paper can have a maximum of 25 pages, including illustrations and bibliographical references.

2.7 Papers should be submitted in the English language. Thus, the authors who have articles accepted for publication written in Portuguese, Spanish, or French before 2019, should forward a version of the text that has been duly translated and revised to English.

2.8 The article must be unpublished in Brazil or in another country, and the inclusion of part or preliminary version of it in the proceedings of scientific congress of any nature is not considered a breach of originality;

2.9 The authors warrant, when submitting an article, that it does not contain any violation of copyright or other third party right and are responsible for its content. ReA-UFSM uses the CopySpider (https://copyspider.com.br/) to fight academic and professional plagiarism and to verify the originality of submitted and published works. In case of detection of plagiarism, the article is excluded from the submission process and the authors will not be allowed to submit new articles to the journal for a period of three years.

2.10 The ReA / UFSM aligned with Open Science practices:

  • Accepts the submission of manuscripts previously deposited in preprint servers, once they are stored in reliable platforms, such as SciELO Preprints, SSRN and OSF;
  • Requires the citation and referencing of data, software codes and other content underlying the texts of the articles. Recommends that the cited content be made available in open access;
  • Offers options for opening the peer review process.

Therefore, when submitting the manuscript, the corresponding author must inform about the alignment of the research and conformity of the manuscript with open science practices, through Open Science Compliance Form, which must be submitted as a supplementary file with the manuscript.

2.11 It is mandatory that the authors submit, as supplementary documentation, a biographical record of all authors in Portuguese and English, informing the ORCID, name, title, institutional affiliation, city/country of origin, and titles.

Biography and contribution of all authors

2.12 The ReA will prioritize for publication purposes articles that include researchers from foreign universities.

2.13 Copyright and Licensing: This journal remains the copyright holders of articles published. 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 ReA/UFSM. The journal grants third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement (CC-BY 4.0), as stated in the article’s PDF documents.

Note: The REA UFSM Editor, consulting the Editorial Board when necessary, will solve any unforeseen cases in these standards.

Articles will be automatically rejected if they do not conform to the format required above.

The REA UFSM does not charge submission and article processing fees.

 

 

Send of the manuscripts

 

Papers must comply with editorial policies and guidelines for authors adopted by ReA / UFSM. Policies and instructions for authors are available at https://periodicos.ufsm.br/reaufsm/. Articles must be submitted only through the page of Revista de Administração da UFSM – ReA/UFSM.

 

 

Manuscript evaluation policy

 

Articles submitted to the Brazilian Journal of Management will be evaluated in two stages: 1) Preliminary assessment by the editor (desk review); 2) Evaluation in the double-blind review system. Articles submitted to REA UFSM are evaluated through a standard form by the following criteria: relevance of the publication, abstract clearly and accurately, problem significant and concisely stated, method clearly defined and consistent with the objectives of the article, interpretations and conclusions justified by the results, adequate reference to other work in the field, acceptable language, interest, quality, originality.

 

 

Ethics Statement

 

Code of ethics

This Code of Ethics aims to contribute to the quality of the Revista de Administração da UFSM – ReA/UFSM in order to ensure its reliability for publishers, authors, reviewers, and readers. The code is based on the Manual of Good Practice (NAPRM, 2010), the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE, 2013), as well as consolidated editorial practices of Management. And it can be accessed in full at: https://periodicos.ufsm.br/reaufsm/about/editorialPolicies#custom-2

1. Publication and authorship issues

  • List of references and funding
    The authors should appropriately list and cite, according to the instructions given in a specific page, the works that served as the basis for their research development. In addition, they should provide information, where and when appropriate, on the sources of research funding, in appreciation at the end of the article or in a footnote at the beginning.
  • Plagiarism and fraudulent data
    The authors must declare that the articles are of their own making and that any third party material that may be used is legitimately referenced and used. No plagiarism, forgery or fabrication of data is allowed.
    The authors warrant, when submitting an article, that it does not contain any violation of copyright or other third party right and are responsible for its content. ReA-UFSM uses the CopySpider (https://copyspider.com.br/) to fight academic and professional plagiarism and to verify the originality of submitted and published works. In case of detection of plagiarism, the article is excluded from the submission process and the authors will not be allowed to submit new articles to the journal for a period of three years.
  • Publication of the same research in more than one journal
    The authors must declare that articles submitted for evaluation and their essential content are unpublished and are not in the process of being evaluated by another journal.

2. Responsibilities of the authors

  • The authors must ensure that all the data presented in the article are real and authentic
  • All authors must have contributed significantly to the development of their work
    The authors included in the article should have contributed significantly to the elaboration of the paper, and authors should not be included after acceptance of the article.
  • All authors must provide, when necessary, corrections or retractions of errors made
  • Authors should ensure that the relevant body (eg, Research Ethics Committee) has approved the research, when applicable (NAPRM, 2010)
  • The authors may be invited to be evaluators in the peer review process of the journal
  • If the authors succeed in publishing an article on the REA UFSM, they can be asked to evaluate an article for the journal. (NAPRM, 2010)
    If the authors are called upon to act in this role, they should do so with dedication, promptness, and scientific seriousness, contributing to the improvement of the article.

3. Concerning the peer review process and the responsibilities of the reviewers

Regarding the Reviewers and their responsibilities

The evaluators should refuse to perform evaluations for which they do not feel qualified. They must only agree to evaluate manuscripts if they:

  • have the knowledge on the matter in order to carry out an adequate review
  • can assess in a timely manner
  • "Fulfilling the return date previously agreed is a matter of ethics, respect, and responsibility of the reviewer (NAPRM, 2010)"
  • The evaluators must have no conflict of interest with the research, authors, and/or funders of the research being evaluated
  • The evaluators must declare potential conflicts of interest (personal, financial, intellectual, professional, political or religious) in order for the REA UFSM editorial staff to better align assessments
  • Since the evaluation process is double blind, the evaluators must inform the editor if they know the identity of the author(s)
  • The evaluators cannot use or appropriate any knowledge gained during the evaluation process of the articles
  • The articles evaluated must be treated confidentially. The reviewers must respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its revision during or after the evaluation process (COPE, 2013).

As for the reviews:

  • They must be objective and constructive, refraining from hostilities and avoiding any defamatory or derogatory personal comments (COPE, 2013)
  • The evaluator must point out the faults that can be corrected by indicating what should be done
  • "The reviewer must always evaluate the cost-effectiveness of each requested change in terms of effective improvement in manuscript quality" (NAPRM, 2010)
  • The evaluators must suggest relevant work references that are not cited where scientifically appropriate for the article and/or its revision
  • The evaluators must suggest all possible changes in the first revision of the article and avoid new recommendations when the article is reformulated.

4. Editorial responsibilities

The editors of REA UFSM commit to, whenever possible (based on COPE, 2013):

  • meeting the needs of readers and authors
  • constantly improving the journal
  • ensuring the quality of the published material
  • defending freedom of speech
  • maintaining the integrity of the academic work
  • preventing business needs to compromise intellectual standards
  • publishing corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when necessary.

The editors strive to maintain the quality and relevance of the publication, which includes ensuring that the evaluation of the submitted papers is objective, fair, and conducted according to the norms and standards of scientific research in the area of Management.

The editors, through selected evaluators, will seek to promote a competent and impartial evaluation of articles.

Editors will seek reviewers who are not from the same institution as the authors of the article and are not co-authors of such authors. They will also seek to forward submissions to reviewers with qualifications compatible with the work to be evaluated (NAPRM, 2010).

The editors of REA UFSM have full responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article

The final decision to accept or reject articles belongs to the editors while considering the quality, originality, relevance, and their adherence to the editorial line of REA UFSM.

This decision may eventually counteract the recommendations identified by the evaluators, as long as duly justified. "The editor is not a hostage of the opinions and reviews he/she receives, although if he/she needs to contradict them, do so with ethics and very clear insight" (NAPRM, 2010).

The editor must have no conflict of interest regarding the articles he/she rejects/accepts.

If the editor identifies a conflict of interest, he/she will the pass decision-making responsibility to one of the members of the editorial board, as long as the editorial committee also has no conflict of interest.

The editors must only accept an article when they are reasonably certain of their decision.

The editors must publish corrections when they find any mistake in the publication.

The editors must preserve the anonymity of the evaluators.

Everyone involved in the evaluation process must ensure the confidential treatment of the manuscripts submitted.

The editors cannot use or appropriate knowledge acquired during the article evaluation process.

5. Ethics issues in publication

Monitoring/safeguarding publication ethics by the Editorial Board

The Editorial Board of REA UFSM is responsible for monitoring compliance with this code of ethics. In addition, the board must be aware of changes in the scientific publishing standards of the area of Management.

Guidelines for retracting articles (based on COPE, 2013)

REA UFSM editors may consider retracting an article if:

  • there is clear evidence that the results are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data processing) or by an honest mistake (e.g., miscalculation or experimental error)
  • the conclusions were published previously in another place without the proper reference, permission or justification (i.e., redundant publication)
  • plagiarism
  • report unethical research

Withdrawal notices must state the reasons and grounds for retraction (to distinguish cases of misconduct from those of honest mistakes) and must also specify who is retracting the article. They should be published in all versions of the journal (printed and electronic) and must include the title of the article and its authors.

Maintaining the integrity of the academic work (based on COPE, 2013)

If any misleading statement or distorted statement is identified in the publication, it must be promptly corrected and be highlighted in the journal.

If there is proof of a fraudulent item after proper investigation, it must be retracted. The retraction must be clearly identifiable to readers and indexing systems.

References

NAPRM. NAPRM Manual of Good Practices of the Scientific Publication. National Association of Postgraduate and Research in Management, Rio de Janeiro, 2010. Available at: <http://www.anpad.org.br/diversos/boas_praticas.pdf>. Accessed on 22 Sept. 2015.

COPE. Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors. Committee on Publication Ethics, 2013. Available at: <http://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors_1.pdf>. Accessed on 22 Sept. 2015.

 

 

Conflict of interests

 

The authors, reviewers and editors declare that there is no conflict of interest of personal interests, commercial, political, academic or financial at the time of submission, evaluation and publication of articles, in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Ethics of ReA / UFSM

 

 

Plagiarism and editorial misconduct

 

The authors warrant, when submitting an article, that it does not contain any violation of copyright or other third party right and are responsible for its content. ReA-UFSM uses the CopySpider (https://copyspider.com.br/) to fight academic and professional plagiarism and to verify the originality of submitted and published works. In case of detection of plagiarism, the article is excluded from the submission process and the authors will not be allowed to submit new articles to the journal for a period of three years.

 

 

Preparing the manuscript manuscript evaluation policy

 

Articles submitted to the ReA/UFSM will be evaluated in two stages:

1) Preliminary assessment by the editor (desk review), who examines the adequacy of the work regarding the editorial policy of the journal;

2) Evaluation in the double-blind review system by ad hoc reviewers to ensure the credibility of the journal and impartiality of the evaluation. In case of divergent evaluations by peers, a new evaluator will carry out a third evaluation.

Articles submitted to REA UFSM are evaluated through a standard form in accordance with the following criteria: relevance of the publication, abstract clearly and accurately, problem significant and concisely stated, method clearly defined and consistent with the objectives of the article, interpretations and conclusions justified by the results, adequate reference to other work in the field, acceptable language, interest, quality, originality.

3) The articles assessed may be accepted, accepted with changes, sent again for evaluation, and rejected.

 The ReA / UFSM aligned with Open Science practices:

  • Accepts the submission of manuscripts previously deposited in preprint servers, once they are stored in reliable platforms, such as SciELO Preprints, SSRN and OSF;
  • Requires the citation and referencing of data, software codes and other content underlying the texts of the articles. Recommends that the cited content be made available in open access;
  • Offers options for opening the peer review process. Therefore, when submitting the manuscript, the corresponding author must inform about the alignment of the research and conformity of the manuscript with open science practices, through Open Science Compliance Form, which must be submitted as a supplementary file with the manuscript.
 

 

Submission check list

 

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.

The article is original and unpublished, it is not under review for publication by another journal, and it is not submitted to other journals while under review.

The submission files are in Microsoft Word 97-2003 (*.doc) format (as long as not exceeding 2 MB)

The text follows the APA rules and is in 1.5 line spacing; uses a 12-point font; uses italic instead of underlining (except URL addresses); the figures and tables are inserted in the text, not at the end of the document, as attachments.

The text follows the standards of style and bibliographic requirements outlined in Guidelines for Authors, in the section About the Journal.

The identification of authorship of the work was removed from the file and the Properties option in Word, guaranteeing in this way the confidentiality criteria, if submitted for peer review (e.g. articles), as per available in ensuring Blind peer review.

All information related to the author(s) are informed in step 1 of submission (highest academic title, institution to which he/she belongs to, professional and/or academic experience, full postal address, e-mail, and phone number). The paper is in the English language and the authors undertake to send the final version of the manuscript, duly translated and revised into English if accepted.

 

 


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