Scope and policy
1. Focus and basic aspects
1.1 Mission and main goal
The mission of the journal Universidad & Empresa (U&E) is to publish results of original research that are relevant, rigorous, interesting, with a high theoretical and practical contribution, with a strong empirical and theoretical background. Also to divulgate papers that generate, preserve, develop criticism and diffuse scientific, educational and professional knowledge in the field of Organizational and Administrative Studies. U&E receives papers, that taking into account what was said before, that link with multiple disciplines, perspectives, focuses, epistemological paradigms, techniques, methods, methodologies, levels of analysis and spatial or temporal contexts. This journal, fulfilling its mission, pretends 1) to contribute to the development of the field, 2) to achieve a bigger link between its theoretical and practical knowledge and its researchers, teachers and practitioners and 3) to help to promote the perdurability of organizations and the improvement of social conditions.
1.2 Thematic range
The journal accepts topics that contribute to the investigation, education and practice within the field of organizational and administrative studies. We understand Administration (Management), in particular, in two dimensions: direction and management. The first includes four basic topics: strategy, leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation. The second refers to the knowledge that is in contact with functional areas, specifically: human resources, logistics, operations, marketing, finances and management technologies. We considered all the above in function of the comprehension and intervention of the organizational reality. All papers are welcomed regardless the discipline (administration, sociology, engineering, etc.), the approximation (critical, evolutionist, traditionalist, etc.), the perspective (analytic, systemic, complex, etc.), the focus (conceptual, theoretical, epistemological, methodological, educational, practical, etc.), the paradigm (interpretivist, humanistic, structuralism, functionalist, etc.), methodology (qualitative, quantitative, with its methods and techniques), analysis level ( intra-organizational, organizational or inter-organizational, spatial context ( local, national, regional or global) or temporal (retrospective, current or prospective) and kind of initiative, organization or sector that is put to consideration.
The journal regularly publishes a volume, which includes two issues on yearly basis. In addition, U&E is in disposition of publishing especial issues occasionally. This after an open call to the academic community with this end.
The journal publishes papers in both English and Spanish. The author must send its complete text written in one of these languages (the one it fits better to its convenience). The author is not obligated to translate partially or completely its document to a language different to the one he/ she choose. All submitted papers must be written only in one language, therefore, if the paper is written in Spanish but contains quotes in other language they must be translated by the author prior submitting. This implies that the author is responsible for the quality and precision of this translation.
If the submitted paper is accepted to be published U&E will handle the translation of the title, abstract and key words by an expert. These aspects will be available for the readers in three languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese.
The journal is published in both paperback (ISSN 0124-4639) and online (ISSNe 2145-4558e). The online versions is available, entirely, since de first issue, in the following link: http://revistas.urosario.edu.co/index.php/empresa/index
In this website, the journal offers access to its readers to the papers approved for publication in one of its next issues in through the option “online first”.
1.6 Addressed audience
Addressed to researchers, educators and practitioners within the field of organizational and administrative studies, as well as anybody who is interested in this field of work.
Form and preparation of manuscripts
2. Types of papers considerate, basic structure and quality expected from them
Universidad & Empresa, taking into account its focus and the guidelines given by the Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (Colciencias) de Colombia (based on international standards), publishes three kinds of papers:
2.1 Technological and scientific research paper
Document that presents with detail the original results of finished researches. It´s structure –except when there´s a valid excuse from the author and its approved by the Editor- consist on seven basic items: 1) introduction, 2) state of the art, 3) methodology, 4) results, 5) discussion, 6) conclusions and 7) references.
2.2 Reflection paper
Document that presents the results of a completed research from an analytic, interpretative or critic perspective from the author, about a specific topic, using original sources. Its structure consist of five basic aspects: 1) introduction, 2) problematic, 3) analysis (structured development based on the reflection and its implications), 4) conclusions and 5) references.
2.3 Revision paper
Document product of a complete research (not only the state of the art). Usually this kind of paper is written by recognized experts in the field of revision and by academics. In it the results of published or unpublished researches of and specific field of science or technology are analyzed, systematized and integrated. It is done to report advances and tendencies of development. Its structure has to be composed explicitly by five basic aspects: 1) introduction, 2) methodology, 3) results, 4) discussion, 5) conclusions and 6) references. This paper for its nature its characterized by its careful bibliographical revision that has to include a minimum of 50 references.
The three kinds of papers must have a high level of originality, relevance, rigor, interest, possibility of theoretical or practical contribution and theoretical or empirical fundamentation. These have to procure to make valuable contribution to the theory, methodology, episthemology or practice of administration or comprehension of the organizational phenomenon.
With counted exceptions, other kind of articles (translations, letters to the editor, reviews, etc.) can be published in U&E. This with an explicit request from the author to the journal (the request can be made through the letter that is attached to the submitted article). The consideration of this possible publication and final decision of it will be held by the chief editor and his/her team.
Authors must include in their papers the type of article and objectives, problematic, investigation query, design, methodology or basic approximation implemented, findings, implications, reach and limitations and, finally, the possible prolongations that the paper provides.
Submitted papers must be unpublished and can´t be submitted to other journals at the same time. The content of the same is responsibility of the authors. The journal Universidad & Empresa (U&E) manages the publishing process, its transparence, rigor and quality, but the opinions and results of the published papers do not compromise in any way Rosario University.
3. Submitting articles
All papers must be submitted through the platform Open Journal Systems (OJS), which is available in the following link enlace http://revistas.urosario.edu.co/index.php/empresa. A tutorial on how to submit articles in available in the same location. U&E maintain an open calling for papers through the whole year. Authors understand that the submitting of papers does not compromise the journal to publish them. The journal uses the tool Turnitin® (http://turnitin.com/es/), provided by Universidad del Rosario. Every submitted article is scanned initially by this platform in order to guarantee originality. We recommend that authors checklist their paper before submitting it.
Submitted papers must be unpublished and can´t be submitted to other journals at the same time.
Since 2014 U&E uses the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) in order to track the uses of metadata of the published papers and to be able to track quotations.
4. Processing or publication fees
The journal Universidad & Empresa (U&E) does not have any kind of fee for processing or publication of submitted articles. In accordance with this the journal maintains an open access policy.
Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement
As a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Universidad del Rosario fully adopts the principles of transparency and best practices for scientific publications as proposed by COPE, implementing them as follows:
In addition to all previously-adopted principles, the University will meet the following commitments:
In addition to the commitments described above, the periodicals published by the University must comply with the following guidelines:
Periodicals published by the University will adopt and follow COPE flowcharts1 in the case of the following concerns:
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