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Formats for Authors:

  1. Author Data Format
  2. Article data format
  3. Certification of Originality and Transfer of Copyright


Guidelines for Authors, Cuadernos de Administración journal

The Cuadernos de Administración journal publishes original and unpublished scientific papers, i.e. those that have not previously been published in any printed, electronic or digital means (other journals, conference proceedings, Website, CD-ROM) and aren't subject to any other publication either. The author will certify by written communication the originality and ownership thereof (download letter of originality and copyright assignment).

Papers are accepted for final publication after a rigorous process of reviewing their quality and academic relevance, as assessed by external reviewers. The papers received and submitted for evaluation will be those turned in through the Open Journal System platform:

Papers sent after the deadline will not be received for the call.

If two or more manuscripts by the same author are received in the same call, it should be borne in mind that only one paper will be published should it meet the technical requirements for publication; the selection will depend on the evaluation made by the members of the Editorial Committee. Researchers who have participated as authors of a paper published in the journal may only submit another manuscript for a new call if at least one year has elapsed since their last publication or the equivalent of four editions.

Manuscripts' Technical requirements

  1. Length of the document. A minimum of 20 pages and a maximum of 25 pages, including bibliographic references.
  2. Spacing and margins. One and a half spaced paragraphs (1.5 lines) and 3 cm margins on all sides.
  3. Font type and size. Titles and subtitles begin with capital letters and are numbered consecutively. Font Arial 12 points for text, titles and subtitles; Arial 10 points for footnotes, and table, graphs and figures fonts.
  4. Tables, graphs and figures. Must be quoted within the text with consecutive numbering for each type, specifying the title and the source of preparation following the 6th edition of the APA (American Psychological Association) citation standard. Should it be the authors' own work, the same rule is followed.
  5. References and bibliography. For the sources consulted, use 6th edition of the APA standards. (See Authors' Guide).

Order of the manuscript

  1. Document Header. Title, abstract and keywords in the original language with translation into English (keywords) or Spanish, as the case may be. JEL Code, Core topic.
  2. Body of the text. Tables, graphs and figures go at the end with their respective citation within the text, annexes and references in alphabetical order.
  3. Attached documents. Certificate of originality and assignment of rights, authors' form and article data form.

Document Header

  1. The title must be precise, in accordance with the content of the paper and must not exceed 12 words. Where possible, the title should not use abbreviations or acronyms. Include in the original language and translated into English or Spanish (as the case may be).
  2. Authors' information. Include the full names of each author. In the footnote of the first page with the number 1 the first author, two for the second and so on. Add the main data of each author in the following order:
    1. Affiliation: Position, department, faculty, university, city and country.
    2. Education: Undergraduate degree and last degree obtained, which must contain the name of the institution, city and country.
    3. Contact information: Institutional e-mail address, correspondence address.
    4. Abstract It explains the development of the manuscript with regards to its subject matter, while detailing its background, methodology, consequences and results. It is a summarized analysis of the concepts, approaches and fundamental ideas, following the structure of the original text, highlighting its essential elements and maintaining the main idea. It must have a minimum of 150 words and a maximum of 250 words and translation into English or Spanish (as the case may be).
  3. Those that identify the subject matter developed in the paper, listed in the original language, with translation into English or Spanish (as the case may be). There should be a minimum of four and a maximum of seven words separated by commas.
  4. All papers must be JEL rated:
  5. Core topic: Administration and Organizations, Accounting. Economics and Foreign Trade, Marketing, Public Policies

Main text of the manuscript

It is recommended to write in style and in third person, observing the general rules of spelling and accent marks for capital letters; expressions in other languages or foreign voices go in italics (e.g., ad honoren). The body of the manuscript must comply with the sections listed for each modality as explained below:

  1. The purpose shall be stated and a summary of the rationale for the study shall be provided. Only those bibliographical references which are strictly necessary should be included in this section and no data or conclusions should be entered.
  2. It presents the results of the study well argued, with tables, graphs and figures in a logical sequence. Avoid the repetition of data in tables, figures or graphs in the body of the text.
  3. They must be presented in the original program (editable format), with consecutive numbering in the order of their first citation within the text; keep the title short. Precise explanations may be in footnotes identified with consecutive numbering, not in the header. These notes should specify the unusual abbreviations used in each table; each table is cited in the text. For data published or nor coming from another source, permission should be obtained to reproduce them. If the table has already been published, cite the original source and provide written permission from the copyright holder for reproduction of the material. This authorization is necessary, regardless of who the author or publisher is, an exception to copyright is made when taking documents of public domain; however, the original author must always be cited.
  4. Figures and graphs. They will be drawn in a professional and clear manner in order to avoid problems of comprehension at the time of editing. The letters, numbers and symbols shall be clear and uniform in all illustrations and shall be of sufficient size to remain legible after the reduction required for their publication. Titles and detailed explanations should be included in the captions of the illustrations and not therein. Figures and graphs will be numbered consecutively according to their first mention in the text; if the figure has already been published, cite the original source and submit written permission from the copyright holder for reproduction of the material. This authorization is necessary, regardless of who the author or publisher is, an exception to copyright is made when taking documents of public domain; however, the original author must always be cited. The maximum number of tables, figures, graphs should not exceed two per page in the presentation of the results and should be submitted in editable format.
  5. The body of the work includes the new and important aspects of the study and the conclusions drawn from them. Data or other information already included in the introduction and results sections should not be repeated in detail. Explain the meaning of the results, the limitations of the study, as well as its usages and values for future research. The observations made will be compared with those of other relevant studies.
  6. These should relate to the objectives, and avoid statements and conclusions not fully substantiated by the data or unsubstantiated. No unfinished work will be cited. New hypotheses may be proposed where justified, but must be clearly identified as such. Recommendations may be included where appropriate.
  7. Use only standard abbreviations; avoid abbreviations in the title and in the abstract. Where an abbreviation is used in the text for the first time, it shall be preceded by the full term, except in the case of a common unit of measurement.
  8. Bibliographic references. Both articles and books are identified within the text by the use of parentheses in accordance with the 6th edition of the APA standards.
  9. Bibliographic references. All manuscripts must follow the 6th edition of the APA standards. These will be included at the end of the document in alphabetical order without numbering and with outdent, listing only the authors cited within the text. When it is necessary to include several papers by the same author, they should be listed in order by year of publication from the oldest to the most recent. In addition, each reference must contain the URL or DOI.

Sections Policy

Scientific and technological research papers: a work wherein the author presents the original results of a research project and is structured as follows:

  1. Methodology
  2. Results and discussion
  3. Conclusions
  4. Bibliographic references.
  5. An additional section for acknowledgements may be included

Reflection articles: a document that presents the results of completed research from an analytical, interpretative or critical perspective of the author on a specific topic, using original sources. Structure:

  1. Theoretical framework
  2. Discussion
  3. References

Review article: a document resulting from completed research that analyses, systematizes and integrates the results of published and unpublished research in a field of science or technology, in order to report on progress and trends in development. It is characterized by a careful bibliographic review of the existing literature (minimum 50 references). Structure:

  1. Theoretical framework
  2. Theoretical development
  3. References

Topic review: document resulting from the critical review of the literature on a particular topic; must have at least 50 references.

Letters to the editor: critical, analytical or interpretative positions on the documents published in the journal, which in the opinion of the Editorial Committee constitute an important contribution to the discussion of the subject by the concerning scientific community.