Manuscript Preparation Guide

How to submit a manuscript to M@n@gement

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure that you carefully read and adhere to the information for authors and submission guidelines provided below. Manuscripts that do not conform to these guidelines will be returned. Please check also our editorial policy (see About the Journal page). 

Please be aware that the manuscript will be ran through an anti-plagiarism software.

When your manuscript is ready, it must be submitted through our online system

Submission guidelines 

  1. The submission has not been published before; it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else
  2. The format of the submission must be in pdf
  3. Manuscripts must be anonymized and must not have a title page. The title page should be uploaded separately and should include 1) title of manuscript, 2) name of author(s), 3) name of department(s) and institution(s), 4) name, full postal and email address of the corresponding author
  4. The first page of the manuscript should include 1) title of manuscript, 2) abstract of 250 words (maximum), 3) keywords (5 maximum)
  5. The word count should range between 8,000 and 11,000 words (including references). In certain cases, longer versions could be accepted
  6. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman); employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text. 
  7. Keep footnotes at a strict minimum. Should you want to use some, please use numerated footnotes (not endnotes)
  8. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined here
  9. The manuscript has been approved by all co-authors and complies with ethical standards

In text citation rules

  1. Simple reference: (Adler, 2002) for one author, (Adler & Kwon, 2002) for two authors
  2. Several references: (Adler & Kwon, 2002; Maskell, 2000; Schuller, Baron & Field, 2000). Order citations alphabetically
  3. More than two authors (after the first reference): (Schuller, et al., 2000). If there are more than 6 authors, please use "et al." from the start
  4. Citations following a quote: (Adler & Kwon, 2002: 24)
  5. Include page numbers for quotes
  6. Avoid references to or citations of unpublished papers
  7. References should begin on a separate page headed "REFERENCES"
  8. If a DOI has been assigned to the article that you are using, you should include this after the page numbers for the article

References rules (cf. APA style)

  1. Journal article: Adler, P.S. & Kwon, S.W. (2002). Social capital: Prospects for a new concept. Academy of Management Review, 27(1), 17-40, DOI: 10.2307/4134367.
  2. Book: Field, J. (2004). Social capital. New York, NY: Routledge.
  3. Chapter in book: Maskell, P. (2000). Social capital, innovation, and competitiveness. In S. Baron, J. Field & T. Schuller (Eds.), Social capital: Critical perspectives (pp. 111-123). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  4. Edited book: Baron, S., Field, J. & Schuller, T. (Eds.) (2000). Social capital: Critical perspectives. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  5. Dissertation: Caprette, C.L. (2005). Conquering the cold shudder: The origin and evolution of snake eyes. (Unpublished or published doctoral dissertation), Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  6. Communications: Bailey, C. (2019, April). How to get your brain to focus. TEDxManchester. Talk presented at 2019 TEDx conference, Manchester, U.K.
  7. Article in a magazine: Henry, W. A., III. (1990, April). Making the grade in today's schools. Time, 135, 28-3
  8. Article from an online periodical: Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living web. A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 149. Retrieved from https://www.alistapart.com/articles/writeliving
  9. Report: American Psychiatric Association (2000). Practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with eating disorders (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.