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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  • The manuscript is submitted in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, or WordPerfect document file format.

  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Editorial policy



The Editorial Committee of the journal AD-MINISTER seeks to disseminate research on local and international developments in business administration and related areas, and to foster creativity and the intellectual production of researchers.


The opinions of the authors are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect those of the University, the Business School or the Editorial Committee.


AD-MINISTER hasn't article processing charges (APCs).


AD-MINISTER is a biannual publication and manuscripts may be submitted at any time.


Manuscripts for publication in AD-MINISTER must be submitted in accordance with the guidelines set out in this document. They must be of an appropriate standard in terms of their form (writing and presentation) and their content (the academic rigor of the positions they take and their supporting arguments).


Once a manuscript is received, the Editorial Committee will make an initial assessment of its suitability for inclusion in the journal. If a positive decision is reached in this regard, the article will be sent for anonymous double blind peer review. This process will determine the academic suitability of the work and whether it can be published. It will also determine if changes are necessary to make it suitable for publication, subject to a further review.


By submitting a manuscript to AD-MINISTER, authors retain their copyright, but grant the journal first print rights. They also accept its dissemination via the Internet in those indices and bibliographical databases of which the journal forms part. All of the abovementioned is subject to the decision of the Editorial Committee as to whether to publish the text, a decision which will take into account the opinion of the peer reviewers.


Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step process.


Authors should bear in mind the following when making submissions to the journal:



  • Articles must not be simultaneously submitted to other journals;

  • Submission for the evaluation process does not guarantee publication or inclusion in a specific edition of the journal.


 


Statement of original work


Once the Editorial Committee decides to send an article for peer review, the corresponding author(s) will be required to sign a statement which, among other things, certifies that the text submitted is original work, and permits its publication.


 


Regarding content 


Writing and Presentation


Articles should be written in the third person singular. They should be free of spelling and grammar errors. Clear content and form will lend academic rigor and credibility to manuscripts and allow readers to better assimilate the ideas exposed.


Content


Manuscripts should adhere to the following basic structure:



  • Title – Subtitle (if any) in Spanish and English.

  • Authors should provide their institutional/ research affiliation (Faculty, School, Department, Institute etc.), along with institutional e-mail address, city and country.

  • Abstracts – no more than 12 lines, in English and in Spanish. The abstract may be structured in one of the following ways: 1) subject-objective-thesis-conclusions-sources used, 2) type of method proposed/evaluated /discussed, characteristics of the proposed method, range of applicability and performance of the method , or 3) introduction, method, results, discussion, and conclusion .

  • List of key words in Spanish and English to facilitate the classification of the article (http://www.aeaweb.org/jel/guide/jel.php);

  • Two or three JEL codes (See http://www.aeaweb.org/jel/jel_class_system.phpor http://www.aeaweb.org/jel/guide/jel.php) .


If the article contains photographs, graphics or other images, high-quality original files should be attached to the submission.


Mathematical equations should be in Arial 10 points; formulas in Word format (Microsoft Equation Editor 3.0).


The “Conclusions” section should set out the general merits of the article and indicate possible future lines of research.


If the article has an “Acknowledgements” section, it should accurately state names of people, institutions and/or firms collaborating in the preparation of the study. If the article is part of a broader research project carried out by a group in an institution, then appropriate information should also be provided.


Length


Articles should on average be 15-30 letter-size (8.5 by 11 inches (215.9 mm × 279.4 mm) pages, in 12-point Arial in length. However, academic quality will in all cases come before length when determining suitability for publication in the journal.


Citations and references


The recommendations of the APA 6th edition (http://www.apastyle.org) should be followed. 


For tutorial: APA style


Use of thesauruses


 


It is important to use the appropriate terms in English and Spanish throughout the text (title, abstract, keywords and body of the article). The following thesauruses are recommended: