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Latin American Business Review receives all manuscript submissions electronically via ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wlab. ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne technical support can be accessed at http:/scholarone.com/services/suport. If you have any other requests, please contact Lucilia Silva, Managing Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Plagiarism & permissions
Please note that Latin American Business Review uses CrossCheck™ software to screen papers for unoriginal material. Therefore, your paper cannot be under consideration at any other journal. By submitting your paper to Latin American Business Review you are agreeing to any necessary originality checks your paper may have to undergo during the peer review and production processes. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher.
Should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. Therefore, for drafts containing more than 3 authors, it is expected that the quality and impact of the conception, design, execution, and interpretation of the study are higher.
Only one paper from the same author, independently of his authorship position in the text, can be accepted for publication in the same year.
- Review process (flow chart)
Updated guidelines for authors and reviewers are available at ScholarOne Manuscripts http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wlab, click on Help.
All authors are requested to provide an ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID). If unavailable, to obtain an ORCID, authors should register at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wlab
Submissions shall undergo a peer review process limited to 3 rounds of review, by independent referees who are knowledgeable in the pertinent subject area.
Manuscripts are double-blind reviewed, so authors names need to be removed from all submitted manuscripts.
Submitted manuscripts are evaluated initially by the managing editor, who checks plagiarism, authors identification disclosure, and further possible discrepancies; manuscripts are then returned to authors for correction.
The editor selects up to 3 referees to whom 20 running days are given to submit reviews.
Invited reviewers should alert the editor about any potential personal conflict of interest and decline to review. Reviewers who accept to review the article are expected to participate until the review process is ended.
Major revisions by authors must be resubmitted within three months from request of revision.
Minor revisions should not take more than one month. A second round of review is then started.
The journal is published in English. Manuscripts may be submitted in English, Portuguese or Spanish. All manuscripts will be blind reviewed by referees fluent in the article’s language. However, to streamline and widen the review process, authors are strongly encouraged to submit manuscripts in English.
Once the manuscript is accepted for publication, the managing editor provides the English revision or translation into English, carried out by a profession appointed by the jornal at no cost to authors.
- Manuscript structure
Authors’ names or affiliations should not appear on the manuscript itself. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and the e-mail address of each author in a separate title page. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, standard Word document in 12 pt Times New Roman, including notes and references, with margins of at least one-inch (2.5 cm), and should not exceed 30 typed pages, including references, notes, tables and figures, and pages should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper. Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not exceeding 50 character spaces. Manuscripts should include an Abstract not to exceed 100 words, where abbreviations, diagrams, and references to the text should be avoided. Also 3-10 keywords should be included for index purposes.
- Tables, figures and illustrations
It is expected that authors obtain the necessary written permission in advance from any third party owners of copyright for the use in print and electronic formats of any of their text, illustrations, graphics, or other material. Tables, figures etc should not be embedded in the text, but should be uploaded as separate files. Manuscripts should indicate where in the body of the text they are to be inserted. Type style should not be smaller than 8 point. A short descriptive title should be shown above each table with a clear legend and any footnotes suitably identified below. All units must be included. Figures should be completely labeled, taking into account necessary size reduction. Captions should be editable, and not part of the figure/image. Illustrations submitted (line drawings, halftones, photos, photomicrographs, etc.) should be clean originals or digital files. Digital files are recommended for highest quality reproduction and should follow these guidelines:
- 300 dpi or higher – Sized to fit on journal page
- EPS, TIFF, or PSD format only
- Submitted as separate files, not embedded in text files
- Color illustrations: Color art will be reproduced in color in the online publication at no additional cost to the author. Color illustrations will also be considered for publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in color art reproduction. Please note that color reprints can only be ordered if print reproduction costs are paid. Print rates for color reproduction are: $900 for the first page of color; $450 per page for each of the next three pages of color. A custom quote will be provided for articles with more than 4 pages of color. Art not supplied at a minimum of 300 dpi will not be considered for print. Please ensure that color figures and images submitted for publication will render clearly in black and white conversion for print.
- Literature citations
No footnotes should be used for literature citation. Work should be cited by the author’s name and year of publication in the body of the text.
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). APA style (6th edition) is to be followed and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. Some examples for quick reference:
Marck, K. D., & Rantz, M. J. (2000). Aging in place: a new model for long term care. Nursing Administration Quarterly, 24(3), 1-11.
Mintzberg, H. (2003). The strategy process, contexts, cases (4th ed.). New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
For book chapters:
Rocha, A., & Arkader, R. (2001). Factors in strategic alliance instability: A study of two Brazilian cases. In M. Kotabe & R.P.C. Leal (Eds.) Market revolution in Latin America: beyond México (pp. 79-101). Amsterdam: Pergamon.
Junglas, I., & Watson, R. (2003, December). U-commerce: a conceptual extension of e-commerce and m-commerce. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems, Seattle, WA, USA, 24.
Citing a website (treat the webpage as an article and the website as the source:
Ferreira, D.A., Ávila, M. G., & Faria, M. D. (2001). Corporate social responsibility and consumers’ perception of price. Social Responsibility Journal, 6(2), 208-221. Retrieved from http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1747-1117&volume=6&issue=2&articleid=1864466
Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author using Taylor & Francis’ Central Article Tracking System (CATS). They must be carefully checked and returned within 48 hours of receipt.
- Copyright agreement
Provided the manuscript is accepted at the end of the review process, authors are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyrights at ScholarOne Manuscripts website. All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher – Taylor & Francis Group.
All authors will be given complementary access to their final article on Taylor & Francis Online as well as the additional benefit of 50 “eprints”.
- Reprints and issues
Authors from whom Taylor & Francis receives a valid e-mail address will be given an opportunity to purchase reprints of individual articles, or copies of the complete print issue. These authors will also be given complimentary access to their final article on Taylor & Francis online, as well as the additional benefit of 50 “eprints”.
Instructions for authors, as well as additional information, can also be accessed at Taylor & Francis website.