Scope and policy
Estudios Gerenciales is a journal that focuses on the core areas of Economics and Management in all disciplines. It is aimed at disseminating knowledge to the community of academics and practitioners in Ibero-America through the publication of relevant high-quality previously unpublished articles subject to a double-blind peer review process.
Preference is given to the publication of intellectual production that arises out of scientific or technological research projects and studies that prompt research or reflective articles, bibliographic reviews, case studies, and other works that follow a rigorous research approach and provide significant contributions to a specific area of knowledge.
The authors must guarantee that their articles have not been published in any other academic journal before (either in paper or electronically). Documents made available in working papers, personal or institutional websites, proceedings to conferences (proceedings not previously published in other academic journals), and elsewhere will be admitted for submission, but reference must be provided. At the time of submitting their articles to Estudios Gerenciales, authors must also guarantee that their manuscripts are currently not in the process of being evaluated to be published in other academic journals and that they will not be subject to such a process until the peer reviewers at Estudios Gerenciales issue a final opinion.
The Editorial Committee reserves the right to publish articles that meet the publication criteria of the journal. Prior to their publication, the articles will undergo a process of evaluation by anonymous peer reviewers whose opinion will be made known to the authors.
It is the responsibility of the authors to obtain the necessary permits for reproducing copyrighted material (e.g. images, pictures, etc.), which must be attached to the documents submitted for consideration.
Estudios Gerenciales is generally aimed at individuals (academics, professionals, and students) and institution interested in the most recent researches and analyses in economics and management, localized in Ibero-America. Our main interest is the dissemination and generation of knowledge, in order to with the journal establishes exchange and subscription relations with:
All of the above are local and international entities.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
Articles can be submitted in Spanish, English or Portuguese.
The articles must consist of the following items:
a) Title in both Spanish and English. The title must be clear and precise. It is not to exceed 20 words.
b) Brief author's profile. It is written underneath the author's name. It must include: author’s institutional filiations, job title, mailing address, and e-mail address for contact purposes. If an article is written by several authors, then one of the authors must be selected as the corresponding author.
c) Analytical abstract in both Spanish and English. The abstracts are not to exceed 120 words in length. They must include: objective, methodology, and the most important result or recommendation that arises from the work.
d) Keywords both in Spanish and English (no fewer than 3, no more than 5).
e) Colciencias* and JEL** classification of all articles.
f) If applicable, authors must attach basic information of other research work that gave rise to their articles, sources of funding, and acknowledgements, if any.
a) Introduction. It provides the background and purpose of the research work. It also discusses the central theme of the article.
b) Methodology and results. It presents and justifies the chosen methodology. Then it goes on to provide a detailed discussion of the methodology and present the results of applying the methodology.
c) Conclusion. It emphasizes the most important aspects of the article, but it is not a summary of the article. It focuses on recommendations and constraints and proposes future lines of research.
d) Bibliographic references. Bibliographic references must be provided following the APA style (please see below, at the end of this document)***
1. Readers are advised to check the structure of articles previously published in Estudios Gerenciales where they will find examples of the ideal structure of a scientific manuscript: http://www.icesi.edu.co/estudios_gerenciales/consulta_de_ejemplares.php?itemid=135
d) Length: The articles are not to exceed 30 pages in total (including bibliography, tables, charts, and annexes).
e) Text and page format requirements: font: Times New Roman; font size: 12, page size: letter size; interline spacing 1.5; and 3-cm margins on all sides of the article.
f) Articles must be written in the third person singular (impersonal form). Proper punctuation, spelling, and language must be used. Authors are responsible for conducting a stylistic review of their articles before submitting them to the Journal.
APA GUIDELINES FOR PRESENTING BIBLIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
Authors are encouraged to read the summary of APA's basic guidelines at the following website of the journal: https://www.icesi.edu.co/estudios_gerenciales/images/stories/pdf/estilo_apa_nuevo.pdf
Bibliographic references must be provided in the body of the article in the two following ways: as narrative (only the year of publication is enclosed in parentheses, e.g. Last name (year)); and as reference (the author's last name and the year of publication are enclosed in parentheses, e.g. (Last name, year)). If an article is written by more than two authors, the last names of all authors are quoted the first time, and then only the first author's last name followed by “et al.”
Last name, initial(s) of the name (year). Title of the article. Name of the journal, Volume (Number), range of quoted pages.
Last name, first and middle name initials (year). Book Title (edition number, vol.). Publication city: Publisher.
Article or chapter author. (Year). Article or chapter title. In Book Editors names (Eds.), book title (article or charter page numbers). Publication city: Publisher.
Name (year, month). Title of the contribution. En chair’s name (chair), symposium title. Short description if need, city, country.
Last name, first and middle name initial(s) (year). Title. Retrieved on day/month, year from the following html address.
Sending of manuscripts
a) The article, either in Word or PDF format, following all of the recommendations provided in this Author's Guide.
b) A duly completed article submission form
c) A completed individual author's profile
d) A file containing tables and charts (preferably in Excel format). High-resolution images and pictures must be provided.
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