Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

  • Mission

To serve as periodical publishing vehicle of theoretical and applied research work in the field of strategy, studying organizations, nations, markets and society in general.

Goals

To publish original and previously unpublished articles in the field of strategy to promote production and scientific disclosure.

Scope

• New theoretical perspectives that enable greater understanding and variety of strategy, in terms of improving strategy efficiency and critical approaches. The journal prioritizes the development of challenging new theories, clarification of the existing theory and the identification of new research questions.

• Empirical investigations or essays which, from theories or frameworks, show a practical application in the field of strategy; priority is given to previously unpublished and relevant contributions using both quantitative and/or qualitative methods.

Target audience

Researchers, academics, professionals and students interested in various issues related to strategy and how it is thought, planned and managed.

Submission Policy

The decisions and actions of the Editorial Board are based on ethical principles based on the belief that support scientific journals and publishers should follow the latest advances in the scientific Ibero-American world.

Operationally, in accordance with the Open Journal System (OJS) platform, all submitted articles are evaluated by the Editorial Board in terms of their scientific merit, suitability and compliance with the standards of the American Psychological Association (APA) and other precepts of the IJSM.

Submitted texts are sent to at least two referees in a blind review system. Following the peer reviews, the Editorial Board may decide that an article should be edited and suggest possible changes.

All texts submitted must be accompanied by a letter of authorization for publication (printed and electronic), as well as a declaration that the content is new and exclusive for publication in the journal.

At the editorial office, educational and research organization or individual involved in councils, committees or publishing processes and journal management are liable for the content, ideas, opinions or concepts of the articles. Such liability is the exclusive responsibility of the author(s).

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

To aid its mission the magazine is organized, in addition to the traditional editorial, in the following format:

• Articles

• Research Notes

• Perspective

• Book Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Perspectives

To aid its mission the magazine is organized, in addition to the traditional editorial, in the following format:

• Articles

• Research Notes

Perspective

• Book Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Review

To aid its mission the magazine is organized, in addition to the traditional editorial, in the following format:

• Articles

• Research Notes

• Perspective

 Book Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Technical Articles

To aid its mission the magazine is organized, in addition to the traditional editorial, in the following format:

• Articles

Technical Reports

• Perspective

• Book Review

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Exclusive to the Section Editors of this Journal.

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Editorial Comment

To aid its mission the journal is organized, in addition to the traditional editorial, in the following format:

• Articles

• Research Notes

• Perspective;

• Book Review

* This section is exclusive to the editors of the Journal IJSM.

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Peer Review Process

 

The evaluation process of papers submitted to the Iberoamerican Journal of Strategic Management is characterized by a dual rating system and involves two sequential steps: the desk review and the assessment by reviewers.

In the desk review, the editors gather and analyze, without author identification, submitted articles to assess their relevance to the journal's scope and their potential to make a significant contribution to the construction of knowledge in the field of study of strategy. When necessary, the editors involve members of the scientific committee in the process.

This evaluation occurs monthly. When an article does not comply with the policy of the journal, the authors are notified of this decision within sixty days of the date of submission. Articles approved in the desk review stage are forwarded to two of the journal’s expert reviewers for evaluation in a Double Blind Review system or to external researchers selected for their knowledge of the field of study of the article. The reviewers are professors and researchers associated to stricto sensu graduate programs of domestic or foreign educational institutions.

Articles are evaluated in a previously defined form, considering the relevance of the theme in question to strategy, the quality of the writing, the logical thread of the theoretical review, the use of appropriate bibliographical references, the suitability of the methodological procedures, the depth and consistency of the analysis, the outline of the conclusions and the relevance of the contributions. This stage of the evaluation process can last up to three months. When it is completed, the authors are notified of the editorial decision. When reviewers request adjustments to the article, the authors, at the discretion of the editor, may be allowed a period of thirty to sixty days for the incorporation of the suggested changes.

After the completion of the requested adjustments, articles are submitted to a spelling check, grammar review, reassessment of their compliance with the norms of the journal and final editing.

The conclusion of this process does not imply the immediate publication of the article. This decision is made by the editors, who determine the editorial policies, guidelines and the appropriate time for publication.

 

Publication Frequency

• Until 2009, the journal was published twice a year (January-June, July-December);

•As of 2010, the journal was published three times a year (January-April, May-August, September-December);

• Since 2013, the journal has been published quarterly (January-March, April-June, July-September, October-December);

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to all of its content, the articles can be read, downloaded, copied, distributed, printed and/or searched.

 

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits these to create permanent archives of the journal for preservation and restoration. Learn "> http://lockss.stanford.edu/">