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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, and it is not submitted in another journal (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor). Authors must ensure the originallity of their article.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The references and format are according to the requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines (presented bellow).
  • The uploaded documents ensure a Blind Review.
  • The abstract is structured according to the Author Guidelines, with the following sections: Goal; Design / Methodology / Approach; Results; Limitations of the investigation; Practical implications; Originality / Value.
  • All the Illustrations (Figures, Graphs, etc.) are editable.
  • There is no conflict of interest or conflict of interest (financial, professional, or personal) are reported in a separate file in this submission.

Author Guidelines


The text should be written in English. It must be typed using the Microsoft® Word software or similar, saved in .doc or .docx format.

The standard sheet size is the A4 format (210X297mm), in “portrait” orientation, margins of 2.5 cm in all sides, alignment set as justified, font Verdana 10 (except for the title), line spacing of 1.5.

Pages cannot be numbered, no extra space before and after paragraphs (0 pt), no paragraph indent nor footnotes.

The text must have up to 8,000 (eight thousand) words, counted from the title to the last bibliographical reference used.

To ensure the process of blind review, the article cannot have any information that may indicate the authorship of the work, including in the proprieties of the file.


The articles submited to BJO&PM must be classified into the following categories (authors should indicate it before title, within the article): 

Research paper: Articles presenting primary research, developed by the authors through scientific methodology techniques.

Literature review: The research's main objective is to systematically analyze the published literature of a particular field of knowledge.

Case study: Case studies may focus on a single institution or on a group of institutions. The research should report relevant experiences of institutions.

General review: Research that provide an overview about a relevant issue related to BJO&PM. Focused on description and/or instructions.



Authors should submit in a separate file, the names of each author, their emails and institutions (the name of institution should be provided in English).


It must be the most objective possible, without abbreviations or jargons. It must be in bold, font Verdana, size 12. It must be written in the same language of the article, with the first word in capital letters, except when it is an own name.


Word limit: 250 words in total.

The abstract should be structured as follows (all the items are mandatory):

Goal: the objective of the research must be clearly presented. What is the purpose of the research?

Design / Methodology / Approach: must present techniques, methods, approaches and/or instruments used to perform the study, as well as the subjects involved (if applicable). How the research was performed?

Results: must present the main results originated from the research. What are the findings?

Limitations of the investigation: must present the main limitations of the research related to method and results. What are the caveats for the presented results? 

Practical implications: must present the practical contributions from the findings of the study. How the findings of the research can be used in practice?

Originality / Value: must present the main contribution of the research. What is the contribution of research to literature related to the topic?


At the end of the abstract, include three to five keywords, with the first letter capitalized, separated by semicolon. They must be simple and indicate the content of the article, including from its thematic area to the singularities approached in the topic.


It is acknowledged the style and the creativity of the authors to compose the text, however, they must include conventional elements, such as:

Introduction, with a clear definition of the investigated issue, and the goal(s) to be achieved;

Methods described in an objective format;

Results and discussion can be presented together or as separated elements;



The titles of the sections cannot be numbered, but they must be written in bold and capitalized. It is suggested to avoid the use of subtitles (secondary sections), but in the case they seem necessary, they must be typed in bold and only the first letter is capitalized.


INTRODUCTION (primary section)



Profile of respondents (secondary section)




It is considered an illustration all types of visual, non-textual representations, such as photos, graphics, flowcharts, maps, charts, and tables. They must be numbered, have a title, and a source. If the source comes from data found by the author, it must be indicated “Source: The author(s) himself(themselves)”. If the data was organized by the author and extracted from another source, it must be indicated “Source: Designed from the source (year)“.

The illustrations must be placed in the body of the text, in the place of its insertion, and as separated documents, annexed as editable supplementary documents (which means, they can be manipulated for further review and for the process of translation) in the following formats, according to their typology:

- Graphs and charts: Microsoft Excel

- Diagrams/Flowcharts: Microsoft PowerPoint

- Maps and other illustrations that require special softwares, send as the file of the software to be used and in image format .jpeg or .png, in high resolution.


Charts must be used only when the data demonstrated were quantitative ones; they must be open on the sides. See Chart 1.

Chart 1. Stratification of companies in the 2011 ISE Bovespa by economic subsector



Participation %




Financial Intermediaries



Lumber and paper l



Steel and metallurgy



Mobile Phone



Water and Sewage






Source: Aded et al. (2012)



Figures are considered schematic models, flowcharts, graphs, charts, etc. Try to use grey scale or hatches to help distinguish the items of the caption. Depending on the information, the author must choose the most adequate type for organization/graphic display (lines, columns, circle, etc.). See Figure 1.

Figure 1. Consumption of natural gas per sector in 2008

Source: ABEGÁS (2009)

Equations and units of measurement

It is necessary to use the tool Equation (under Microsoft Word®) or equivalent. Equations must be mentioned in the text, numbered in sequence, as seen in the Equation 1. The equation must be centered, and its key in justified, as in the example below.

In which,

: energy [J]

: mass [Kg]

: speed of light in the vacuum [m/s]

The units of measurement must follow the International System (IS), unless the use of another system is more adequate to the article.


The citations and references must adopt the standard author-date of the Harvard style. This style preconizes that the references must have complete bibliographical details, and that the titles of the journals cannot be abbreviated. Citations should appear in the body of the text in parentheses.


- For indirect citations, the reference must be done using the last name of the author (only the first letter is capitalized) and the year of publication.

Example: (Martins, 2010).

- For direct quotations, there must be presented the corresponding page.

Example: (Martins, 2010, p. 12).

- Where there are two authors, the last names must be separated by "and".

Example: (Martins and Silva, 2010)

- Where there are more than two authors, there must be cited the first, followed by "et al.".

Example: (Martins et al., 2014).

- For multiple citations of the same author, published in the same year, use a, b, c... immediately after the year of publication.

Example: (Martins et al., 2014a; Martins et al., 2014b).

- The citations of organizational authorship follow the same rules. In the cage of organizations of well-known acronyms, they can be used in the body of the text. But in the references, the full name must be used, followed by the acronym.


... to unlock greater growth and competitiveness (European Commission, 1998);

... so that local organizations can help new and growing businesses (DTI, 2002).

- Short literal citations (up to 40 words) they must show during the text, with quotes, indicating the authorship placed immediately after the closing quotes and before the full stop sign, Example: National culture is "perhaps the broadest social context within which negotiation can occur" (Carnevale, 1995, p. 310).

- Long literal citations (more than 40 words), as well as those from empirical data (interviews, focal groups, etc.), must be presented in a single block, indent of 2 cm from the left margin, in quotes, indicating the authorship at the end of the citation, after the full stop sign. Example:

"Holistic approaches rely on experience-based knowledge rather than on abstract knowledge and a search for the 'middle way' between opposing propositions". (Nisbett et al., 2001)

In all the stages of the process of management there are moments of decision making that are consisted in the selection of the directives and alternatives that will guide the enterprises towards their goals and objectives”. (Interviewee 4)


They must be fully presented in the end of the article, ordered alphabetically by the last name of the first author of each element.

- Articles published in more than one language must be referenced according to the English version.

- Non-scientific sources should be avoided.

- Give preference to scientific articles over theses and dissertations.


Last name, Initials (year of publication), Title, Publisher, Place of publication.

Example: Kaplan, R. and Norton, D.P. (2003), Strategy Maps: Converting Intangible Assets into Tangible Outcomes, Harvard Business Press, Boston.

Chapters of books

Last name, Initials (year of publication), "Title", in Editor's last name, Initials (Ed. or Org.), Title, Publisher, Place of publication, initial page-last page.

Example: Bourdieu, P. (1977), "The forms of capital", in Richardson, J.G. (Ed.), Handbook of Theory and Research for the Sociology of Education, Greenwood Press, New York, pp. 311-56.

Articles from Journals

Last name, Initials (year of publication), "Title", Full name of the journal, volume number, issue number (if applicable), initial page-last page.

Example: Baron, R.M. and Kenny, D.A. (1986), "The moderator-mediator variable distinction in social psychological research", Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 1173-82.


Theses and dissertations

Last name, Initials (year of publication), Title, type of document and area of study, institution, location.

Example: Côrtes, R. (2011), Análise da viabilidade econômica da ecoeficiência em construções: o caso da construção civil no Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Tese de Doutorado em Engenharia Civil, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói.

Symposiums and congresses

Last name, Initials (year of publication), "Title", in Editor's last name, Initials (Ed.) (if aplicable), Title of published proceeding, Publisher, Place of publication, initial page-last page.

Example: Gomes, F.M.B. and Méxas, M.P. (2016), "O perfil do trabalhador do Brasil em relação ao auxílio doença do instituto nacional de seguro social no ano de 2014", in CNEG 2016: Congresso Nacional de Excelência em Gestão, Inovarse, Rio de Janeiro, pp. 1-21.

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