Original articles received and accepted by the Management Committee will be submitted to the Associate Editor of the corresponding area, who will decide if the paper is suitable to continue the editorial process, in which case it will be submitted to two anonymous reviewers (renown experts in the field, unaffiliated with the publication). The Associate Editor will be sent a list of evaluators from the last two years, from which he can choose or to which he can add new reviewers that he deems more appropriate given the nature of the project. Reviewers will be assigned a subject, though they may at times work in different fields, depending on the topic under evaluation. In these situations, it is important to avoid excessively overloading the reviewer with projects.
Once the Associate Editor has received the two assessments, he will recommend that the Management Committee either accept or reject the article for publication in UBR. The implementation of these successive quality "filters" ensures the publication's readers that the journal's content is top quality and up-to-date.
UBR accepts original articles for publication from executives, entrepreneurs, and members of the university and business school communities from around the world. In order to be considered for publication, authors must adhere to the following guidelines:
Articles, which must be previously unpublished, will contain roughly 5,000 words, including footnotes and bibliography. Please refrain from using an excessive number of bibliographic references. Twenty-five is considered sufficient.
Articles should be easy to read and their content should be accessible to a non-academic public. To the extend possible, avoid the use of excessively specialised terminology, in order to facilitate an easier understanding of the ideas presented. Refrain from the overuse of academic expressions (ie: methodology, hypothesis, etc.), and mathematical formulae, though this may serve to help reviewers gauge the extent of your research. Conclusions should not be a summary of your work, but rather a guideline or a lesson to be transmitted to company heads, in order that they internalise the work, consider it "good counsel," and subsequently apply it.
If necessary, or if required by the reviewer, appendices containing any data, econometric techniques, etc., which have helped the author arrive at their research conclusions, may be attached to the article.
Once the work has been approved, the appendices need not be incorporated into the published article. Authors should make an effort to adapt their work to our readership of entrepreneurs and business executives, rather than focusing exclusively on an academic audience.
All articles must be preceded by a brief summary, in Spanish and English, containing roughly 80 words (each) and 5 keywords in both languages. In addition, please include the work's classification according to the descriptors used by the Journal of Economic Literature.
In order to facilitate the review process, the name of the author(s) must not appear on any page; this information is included on the digital form.
Originals will include a working title, and will have been electronically edited in "Word" format, or equivalent. Documents will be submitted via email to the following address: ubr.universia.net. Authors must include their details on the electronic form.
Bibliographic references will be included in the text and feature the author's name, publication date, letter, and page number. The letter, which should appear after the year, will only be used if two or more works by the same author from the same year are cited. Bibliographies will be attached to the end of the document and will include all works cited in the body of the text, according to ISO 690/1987 standards, or the equivalent UNE 50-104-94, which establish the criteria for generating said documents. For example:
Once an article has been submitted, UBR will confirm receipt by email and initiate the aforementioned selection process. Once the selection process is complete, the author will be notified of the Management Committee's decision to accept or reject the work.
- Books: Cuervo García, A. (Director) (2004): "Introduction to Business Administration," 5th Edition, Thomson-Cívitas, Madrid;
- Articles: Campa, J.M.; Guillén, M. (1999) "The Internalization of Exports: Ownership and Location-Specific Factors in a Middle-Income Country," Management Science, Vol. 45, num. 11, p. 1463-1478
The journal reserves the right to edit and revise articles, and to separate or highlight particularly relevant or evocative portions of text, while respecting the spirit of the original.
Authors must be willing to transfer their articles' publication rights to the Universia Business Review.