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Scope and policy

Estudios Gerenciales is the Ibero-American journal of management and economics focused primarily on the thematic areas of organizational management, entrepreneurship, innovation, marketing, accountancy, finance, public administration, quantitative methods, economic development, industrial organization, international trade, economic policy and regional economy. Its main objective is the dissemination of research related to the above topic areas that generate tools for the study of Ibero-American community and its current economic and administrative context.

Estudios Gerenciales, through the publication of relevant highquality previously unpublished articles subject to a doubleblind peer review process, is generally aimed at researchers, students, academics, professionals interested in the most recent research and analyses in economics and management in Ibero-America.

Articles can be submitted in Spanish, English or Portuguese and, as editorial policy, the journal seeks a balance of articles by authors from different Ibero-American countries or other regions.

  • 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 authors will be held liable for their own articles. Therefore, it is understood that the articles do not necessarily reflect the principles or policies of Icesi University or those of the Editorial Committee of the Estudios Gerenciales journal. The authors agree and consent to the assignment of all rights to Estudios Gerenciales, both in its printed and electronic publication. After publication, the articles can be reproduced without the author's authorization by citing the author's name, title, year, volume, number of pages, and page range of the publication, including Estudios Gerenciales as the source (please refrain from using Revista Estudios Gerenciales).
  • 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.


Target audience

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:

  • Economics and Management Schools
  • Libraries
  • Academics
  • Guilds
  • Public and private academic institutions
  • Public and private organizations and agencies


Form and preparation of manuscripts

Articles can be submitted in Spanish, English or Portuguese.

The articles must consist of the following items:

  1. Presentation sheet. It is the first page of the document. It must be separated from the rest of the manuscript. It must consist of the following:
  2. 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) Colciencias1 and JEL2 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.

  3. Body. The body of the articles must begin on the second page of the file following a similar order to that provided below3:
  4. 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)4

    e) Annexes

  5. Tables and charts. The text must contain a reference to all tables and charts before they appear in the article. Each of these categories will be numbered independently (continuous numbering based on their order of appearance in the text), title, and source. Tables and charts will be inserted in the text, but they must also be provided in a separate file. When reproduced from other sources, the tables and charts must also include the number of the page from which they were taken. Tables and charts should not have horizontal lines, and in general, they must be designed either in grayscale or in black and white.
  6. Equations. Equations can only be made using Equation Editor. All equations are to be numbered in the order in which they appear.
  7. Images and photos. Only high resolution images must be provided. Tables and charts are not considered to be images.
  8. Footnotes: Footnotes may contain only information (no charts) for clarification purposes. Each note shall be numbered consecutively.
  9. Verbatim quotations. Verbatim quotations reference original written material from other sources. A short quotation (no more than 40 words in length) is added as text and enclosed in double quotes. Quotes of more than 40 words must be placed in a separate paragraph in a small font size, without quotes. In any event, they must always contain the author's name, year, and specific page of the quoted text. The complete reference must be included in the list of bibliographic references. Quotations must be exact. This means that the text cannot be modified even if the spelling is incorrect. The text in the quotations must not be underlined or italicized. If the authors wish to emphasize, they can format the text in italics, but then they are to add "[italics added]" in brackets. The page number is provided only in the case of verbatim quotations (including tables and charts as well).
  10. General considerations:
  11. a) Length: The articles are not to exceed 30 pages in total (including bibliography, tables, charts, and annexes).

    b) 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.

    c) 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.


1.This classification reflects the category of the type of document based on its structure and research level established by Colciencias, which is the Colombian institution responsible for fostering science and research in Colombia. For detailed information about the twelve different categories of articles, please check the following website:

2. JEL classification, please see:

3. 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:

4. For further information, visit the following websites: or



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."

Authors are encouraged to read the summary of APA's basic guidelines at the following website of the journal:

  • Journal article
  • Last name, initial(s) of the name (year). Title of the article. Name of the journal, Volume (Number), range of quoted pages. For example:
    Young, J. (1986). The impartial spectator and natural jurispru­dence: an interpretation in Adam Smith/s theory of the natural pri­ce. History of Political Economy, 18(3), 362-382.

  • Book
  • Last name, first and middle name initials (year). Book Title (edition number, vol.). Publication city: Publisher. For example:
    Prychitko, D. y Vanek, J. (1996). Producer cooperatives and labor manager Systems (3rd ed., pp. 25-36). Boston, MA: Edgar Elgar Publishing.

  • Article or charter in an edited book
  • Article or chapter author. (Year). Article or chapter title. In Book Editors names (Eds.), book title (article or charter page numbers). Publication city: Publisher. For example:
    Becattini, G. (1992). El distrito industrial marshalliano como concepto socioeconómico. En F. Pyke, G. Becattini, G. y W. Sengenberger, W. (Eds.), Los distritos industriales y las pequeñas empresas (pp. 61–79). Madrid: Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social.

  • Unpublished contribution to a symposium
  • Name (year, month). Title of the contribution. En chair's name (chair), symposium title. Short description if need, city, country. For example:
    Lichstein, K.L., Johnson, R.S., Womack, T.D., Dean, J.E. y Childers, C.K. (1990, junio). Relaxation therapy for polypharmacy use in elderly insomniacs and noninsomniacs. En T.L. Rosenthal (Presidente), Reducing medication in geriatric populations. Simposio efectuado en la reunión del First International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Uppsala, Suecia.

  • Internet
  • Last name, first and middle name initial(s) (year). Title. Retrieved on day/month, year from the following html address. For example:
    Echevarría, J. J. (2004). Exchange rates in Colombia: impact and determining factors in a globalized market. Retrieved on June 21, 2005 from .


Submitting an Article

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Follow every step in the Submit New Manuscript link.


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