Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The IJM&P is a journal for unpublished works related to Administration and Engineering of Production and Mechanics and Economics and Agricultural and Natural Resource as well as works that present results of studies and researches about the activities of Science and Technology Information. The Journal is published on a three-month basis in March, June, September and December.

The material submitted to this journal should be unpublished and, therefore it must not have been published or submitted to meetings or to other periodic. The article should effectively represent contribution within the area and discuss about a relevant topic. The theoretical basis should be up-to-date and should represent the state-of-the-art of the knowledge in the area. The scientific method should be explicited and the analyses and conclusions should be clear and lined up to the considered objective. Works that involve pure bibliography revision should deal with a current thematic and the approach should be deepened and analytical. The IJM&P publishes works in English.

Independent Journal of Management & Production is a Brazilian electronic journal, which addresses the scientific community: teachers, researchers, students and professionals working in the field of engineering and related (Administration, Accounting and Economics).

The journal also allows the publication of Master's Degree Dissertations and Doctoral and Postdoctoral Thesis to stimulate the dissemination and interchange of tacit and explicit knowledge in any language.

Mission: The mission of the Independent Journal of Management & Production (IJM&P) is to contribute to the scientific community through the international dissemination of works relevant to the development of theoretical and empirical research produced by the Brazilian academy as well as researchers from other countries.

Vision: To inspire and enable a better world through study and teaching about management and organizations.

Our mission is guided by core values:

  • We value the quality of research, teaching and practice in the field of management and organization.
  • Cultivate and defend ethical behavior in all aspects of our work.
  • We offer a dynamic community and support for all our members, embracing the diversity of our backgrounds and experiences.
  • Respecting each of the voices of our members and seeking to expand their ideas.
  • Build cooperative relationships with other institutions committed to the advancement of studies, research and teaching about management and organization.

 

 

Section Policies

Articles

Editors
  • Lesia Baranovska
  • Rafael Barros
  • Carlos Antonio Louzada
  • Maria Augusta Machado
  • Ieva Meidute
  • Florian Ion Petrescu
  • Paulo Rodrigues
  • Leandro Viltard
  • Andreas Dittmar Weise
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Editors
  • Rafael Barros
  • Carlos Antonio Louzada
  • Maria Augusta Machado
  • Ieva Meidute
  • Florian Ion Petrescu
  • Paulo Rodrigues
  • Natalya Semenyshena
  • Leandro Viltard
  • Andreas Dittmar Weise
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The journal has a permanent Editorial Body, and it is avoided the institutional and geographic concentration of its members, beyond counting on recognized researchers in the academic community from several institutions. The members’ names of the Editorial Body are in the Section "About". In case of accumulation of works to be processed, 'ad hoc' evaluators will be chosen to speed up the process. These are external evaluators who will be chosen between researchers that have publications in magazines of quality in recent years. At the end of each year, the names of the collaborative 'ad hoc' evaluators will be published. The submitted articles will be sent to two evaluators, without the authorship identification. In case of contradictory concepts, the work will be directed to one third evaluator; the scientific Publisher should only nullify doubts, impasses and the final decision about the edition. The originals will be submitted for the approval of renowned specialists’ evaluators. The works will be sent to two or more specialists, according to the required necessity for the thematic, without the authorship identification, as a form to guarantee one opinion without any influence. After the evaluation, if approved, the articles will be sent to the Publishing Committee, which will select the articles to be published.

 

Publication Frequency

The Journal is publish on a three-month basis in:

March 2018
  • Deadline for submission: January 18
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: February 18
  • Deadline for publication number 1: March 1st or 15 articles

June 2018

  • Deadline for submission: April 18
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: May 18
  • Deadline for publication number 2: June 1st or 15 articles

September 2017

  • Deadline for submission: July 17
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: August 17
  • Deadline for publication number 3: September 1st or 15 articles
December 2017
  • Deadline for submission: October 17
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: November 17
  • Deadline for publication number 4: December 1st or 15 articles
Special Edition IFLOG 2016: July 2017
  • Deadline for submission: January 30
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: April 17

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides public access to all its content, following the principle that providing gratuitousness for the access for researches generates a higher global interchange of knowledge. Such access is associated to an increase of reading and citation of the work of an author. For more information on this approach, visit Public Knowledge Project, a project that developed this system to improve the academic and public quality of the research, distributing the Open Journal Systems (OJS), as well as others support softwares for the publication system of public access to academic sources.

 

Archiving

This magazine uses the LOCKSS’ System to create a file system distributed between the participant libraries and allows them the creation of permanent files of the magazine for its preservation and restoration. More information...

 

Policy Review

Reviewing policy adopted by the journal:

  • The acceptance or refusal for evaluation should be informed by the reviewer within week the longest;
  • Reviewers' time for assessing papers is 2 weeks;
  • Reviewers may receive one to three articles for evaluation per issue;
  • In the copyediting and proofreading stage authors have up to two weeks to respond at each stage;
  • After evaluation and correction request, the deadline for authors to undergo corrective procedures is at the end of a two-week period. After this, publication in the current issue cannot be guarateed.

 

 

Ethics: Publishing responsibilities of authors

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of work of the author and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior. Not allowed offensive, abusive, racist or obscene or sexual connotations.

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial 'opinion' works should be identified as such.

Hazards and human or animal subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript. If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

Use of patient images or case details

Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper.

Appropriate consents, permissions and releases must be obtained where an author wishes to include case details or other personal information or images of patients and any other individuals in IJM&P publication. Written consents must be retained by the author and copies of the consents or evidence that such consents have been obtained must be provided to IJM&P on request.

Particular care should be taken with obtaining consent where children are concerned (in particular where a child has special needs or learning disabilities), where an individual's head or face appears, or where reference is made to an individual's name or other personal details.

Guidelines of ethics incorporated into the journal activities contributing to the improvement of the quality and clarity of the submitted manuscripts, these guidelines are being made available in October 2014. Click here to download.

I hereby state that:

· The content of the article is original and does not consist of plagiarism or fraud;

· The work is not under consideration or will be submitted to other journal until a final decision is issued by this journal;

· I have effectively contributed to this work and I am familiar with its contents;

· I have read it and assume the responsibility for its contents. I understand that if the work, or part of it, is considered deficient or a fraud, I take shared responsibility with the other authors.

 

 

Release of conflict of interest

All my affiliations, corporate or institutional, and all sources of financial support to this research are properly acknowledged, except when mentioned in a separate letter. I certify that do not have any commercial or associate interest that represents a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted manuscript.

 

Editing

Text Revission & Translation:

  • Dr. Student Gerson Rossi dos Santos - Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo (IFSP)
  • Msc. Carlos Antonio Pizarro Louzada - Faculdade Sudoeste Paulista (FSP)

Diagrams & Design:


Secretary:


 

The areas and subareas of Engineering

1. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

1.1 - Production Systems Management
1.2 - Production Planning and Control
1.3 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Distribution

1.4 - Factory Design and Industry Installations
1.5 - Maintenance Management
1.6 - Production Simulation
1.7 - Production Process Management
1.8 - Operations Management and Services

 

2. QUALITY MANAGEMENT

2.1 - Statistical Quality Control
2.2 - Standardization and Certification for Quality
2.3 - Metrologic Organization of Quality
2.4 - Reliability of Processes and Products
2.5 - Quality in Services


3. ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT

3.1 - Economic Engineering
3.2 - Cost Management
3.3 - Financial Management of Projects
3.4 - Investment Management
3.5 - Performance Management of Production Systems and Operations

 

4. ERGONOMICS AND OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY

4.1 - Design and Work Organization
4.2 - Work Psychology
4.3 - Occupational Biomechanics
4.4 - Design and Management of Workplace Safety
4.5 - Analysis and Prevention of Accident Risks
4.6 - Ergonomics Product
4.7 - Ergonomics of Production Processes

 

5. PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

5.1 - Market Research
5.2 - Product Planning
5.3 - Methodology of Product Design
5.4 - Product Engineering
5.5 - Product Marketing

 

6. OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

6.1 - Mathematics Programming
6.2 - Multicriteria Decision
6.3 - Stochastic Processes
6.4 - Modeling, Analysis and Simulation
6.5 - Decision Theory and Game Theory
6.6 - Analysis of Demand for Products

 

7. STRATEGIC AND ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT

7.1 - Strategic and Operational Planning Organizational Structure

7.2 - Production Strategies
7.3 - Industrial Organization
7.4 - Management and Strategy Markets and Products
7.5 - Company Chains and Supply Chain Management


8. ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

8.1 - Innovation Management
8.2 - Technology Management
8.3 - Information Management Production & Operations
8.4 - Project Management
8.5 - Knowledge Management in Productive Systems


9. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

9.1 - Natural Resource Management
9.2 - Energy Management
9.3 - Cleaner Production and Eco-efficiency
9.4 - Industrial Waste Management and Pollution Prevention

9.5 - Environmental Law

 

10. EDUCATION IN PRODUCTION ENGINEERING

10.1 - Study of Teaching Production Engineering
10.2 - Study of Development and Application of Research in Prod. Eng.
10.3 - Study of Professional Practice in Production Engineering

 

11. PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, SUSTAINABILIT...

11.1 - Ethics and Transparency in Organizational Decisions
11.2 - Organizational Governance
11.3 - Organizational Social Responsibility
11.4 - Sustainability and Systems Indicators
11.5 - Sustainable Development in Production Engineering

 

The areas and subareas of Management and Business

1. INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
1.1 - Social, Cultural and Behavioral Information Systems (IS)
1.2 - Development of Information Systems
1.3 - Information Management
1.4 - Knowledge Management (KM)
1.5 - Governance and Management of Information Technology
1.6 - Decision Making and Decision Support Systems (DSS)
1.7 - Methodologies, Methods and Techniques
1.8 - Information Systems, Organizational and Interorganizational
1.9 - IS / IT in Public Organizations and NGO / Social and Environmental Aspects of IS / IT


2. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
2.1 - State, Society, Government and Public Administration
2.2 - Public Policy
2.3 - Federalism, Intergovernmental Relations and Decentralization
2.4 - Planning, Finance and Control in the Public Sector
2.5 - Dimensions of Public Organizations intraorganizational
2.6 - Organization and Management of Public Services
2.7 - Theories and Methods in Public Administration
2.8 - History, Memory and the Construction of Research Agendas


3. ACCOUNTING
3.1 - Accounting and Corporate Governance
3.2 - Accounting and Environmental Responsibility
3.3 - Financial Accounting
3.4 - Governmental Accounting and Third Sector
3.5 - Controlling and Managerial Accounting
3.6 - Audit and Expertise
3.7 - Accounting and Behavioral Approaches


4. ORGANIZATIONAL STUDIES
4.1 - Institutional Approaches in Organizational Studies
4.2 - Knowledge, Learning and Innovation
4.3 - Labor Organization, State and Society
4.4 - Communication, Processes and Discursive Production of Meaning
4.5 - Ontology, Epistemology, Theories and Methodologies in Organizational Studies
4.6 - Critical Studies and Transformational Practices in Organizations
4.7 - Gender and Diversity
4.8 - Family Organizations
4.9 - Individuals, Groups and Behavior in Organizations
4.10 - History and Memory in Organizations
4:11 - Networking and Relationships Intra and Interorganizational
4.12 - Symbolism, Cultures and Identities in Organizations

 

5. TEACHING AND RESEARCH IN MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTING
5.1 - Epistemology and Administration
5.2 - Strategies and Methods of Quantitative and Qualitative Research
5.3 - Ethics in Research and Knowledge Production in Management and Accounting
5.4 - Training of Teacher and Researcher
5.5 - The Process of Education in Administration and Accounting
5.6 - Cases for Teaching in Business and Accounting
5.7 - Planning and Organization of Courses and Programs
5.8 - The Institutional Context of Education and Research
5.9 - Historical Studies, Reflective or on Critical Areas Management and Accounting

 

6. STRATEGY IN ORGANIZATIONS
6.1 - Methodological and Theoretical Aspects of Competitive Advantage
6.2 - Formulation, Implementation and Change Strategies
6.3 - Strategy and Knowledge
6.4 - Corporate and Business Strategies
6.5 - Strategy, Environmental Sustainability and Corporate Ethics
6.6 - Strategy and Entrepreneurship
6.7 - Strategy and Cooperation
6.8 - International Business
6.9 - Modeling and Performance Measurement
6.10 - Sociological Perspectives and Organizational Strategy


7. FINANCE
7.1 - Capital Structure, Dividends and Working Capital
7.2 - Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Ownership Structure
7.3 - Risk Management and Derivatives
7.4 - Investment and Asset Pricing
7.5 - Financial Markets and Institutions
7.6 - Macro and Microeconomic Theory Applied to Finance

 

8. MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
8.1 - Industry Studies of Innovation
8.2 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship
8.3 - Innovation and Networks
8.4 - Organizational Innovation and Business
8.5 - Innovation and Culture
8.6 - Innovation, Technology and Competitiveness
8.7 - Policy and Management of Science and Technology
8.8 - Innovation and Project Management
8.9 - Innovation and Sustainability

 

9. OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT AND LOGISTICS
9.1 - Purchasing Management and Relationships between Buyers and Suppliers
9.2 - Strategy and Operations Management Industrial
9.3 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
9.4 - Operations Services
9.5 - Operations and Sustainable Chains
9.6 - Network Operations and Services and Industrial Clusters
9.7 - Modeling Applied to Operations Management


10. EDUCATION IN MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS

10.1 - Study of Teaching Management and Business
10.2 - Study of Development and Application of Research in Management and Business
10.3 - Study of Professional Practice in Management and Business


11. PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT AND LABOR RELATIONS
11.1 - Personnel Management, Labor Relations and Organizational Behavior
11.2 - Employment and Diversity
11.3 - Career Management
11.4 - Changes and Stays in Labor Relations
11.5 - Leadership
11.6 - Pleasure and Pain at Work
11.7 - Labor, Management and Subjectivity
11.8 - Policies, Models and Practices in People Management
11.9 - Knowledge, Learning and Skills
11.10 - Taboos in People Management: Forgotten Dimensions

12. MARKETING
12.1 - Consumer Behavior
12.2 - Culture and Consumption
12.3 - Theory and Methods of Research in Marketing
12.4 - Marketing Strategies
12.5 - Services Marketing and Relationship
12.6 - Marketing and Society
12.7 - Retail, Distribution Channels and Pricing Management
12.8 - Product Management, Branding and Communications
12.9 - Marketing: Innovation, Technology and Interactivit

 

The areas and subareas of Economy

1. ECONOMIC THEORY
1.1 - Microeconomic theory
1.2 - Macroeconomic theory
1.3 - Econometric theory
1.4 - Finance theory

2. QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN ECONOMICS
2.1 - Probability theory
2.2 - Mathematical economics
2.3 - Optimization methods
2.4 - Simulations in spreadsheets
2.5 - Econometric modeling in microeconomics

3. MONETARY AND FISCAL
3.1 - Venture capital
3.2 - Fiscal economics
3.3 - Private equity
3.4 - Private investment
3.5 - Brokerage services

4. GLOBAL BUSINESS
4.1 - International economics
4.2 - International commerce
4.3 - International trade
4.4 - International marketing
4.5 - International finance
4.6 - Ethics and social responsibility

5. ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
5.1 - Theory and politics of economic planning
5.2 - Cyclical fluctuations and economic projections
5.3 - Inflation

6. ECONOMICS OF ORGANIZATIONS AND INDUSTRIES
6.1 - Manufacturing studies
6.2 - Industrial organization
6.3 - Technological change

7. CASE STUDIES
7.1 - Development cooperation
7.2 - Rural development
7.3 - Development studies

8. REGIONAL AND URBAN ECONOMICS
8.1 - Tourism economy
8.2 - Regional economy
8.3 - Urban economics
8.4 - Income and taxation

9. AGRARIAN ECONOMIES AND NATURAL RESOURCES
9.1 - Aquicultural economics
9.2 - Horticultural economics
9.3 - Fisheries economics
9.4 - Forestry economics
9.5 - Water resources economics
9.6 - Natural resource economics
9.7 - Ecological economics
9.8 - Aquaculture marketing
9.9 - Seafood processing and marketing

10. EDUCATION IN ECONOMIC
10.1 - Study of teaching economics
10.2 - Study of development and application of research in economy
10.3 - Study of professional practice in economy
10.4 - Design of economic education
10.5 - Economics of education policy

 

The areas and subareas of Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics

1. AGRICULTURE
1.1 Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices
1.2 Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
1.3 Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
1.4 Agricultural Finance
1.5 Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment
1.6 R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services
1.7 Agriculture in International Trade
1.8 Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
1.9 Other
1.10 General

2. RENEWABLE RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
2.1 Demand and Supply
2.2 Fishery; Aquaculture
2.3 Forestry
2.4 Land
2.5 Water
2.6 Recreational Aspects of Natural Resources
2.7 Renewable Resources and Conservation: Issues in International Trade
2.8 Government Policy
2.9 Other
2.10 General

3. NONRENEWABLE RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
3.1 Demand and Supply
3.2 Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development
3.3 Resource Booms
3.4 Natural Resources and Domestic and International Conflicts
3.5 Hydrocarbon Resources
3.7 Issues in International Trade
3.8 Government Policy
3.9 Other
3.10 General

4. ENERGY
4.1 Demand and Supply
4.2 Alternative Energy Sources
4.3 Energy and the Macroeconomy
4.7 Energy Forecasting
4.8 Government Policy
4.9 Other
4.10 General

5. ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
5.1 Valuation of Environmental Effects
5.2 Pollution Control Adoption Costs; Distributional Effects; Employment Effects
5.3 Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
5.4 Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming
5.5 Technological Innovation
5.6 Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
5.7 Ecological Economics: Ecosystem Services; Biodiversity Conservation; Bioeconomics; Industrial Ecology
5.8 Government Policy
5.9 Other
5.10 General

6. GENERAL
6.1 Sustainable Development
6.2 Global Commodity Crises
6.3 General