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Submission Preparation Checklist

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 submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF 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.

Author Guidelines

Download the template here.

Guidelines for manuscripts submission

• 1. The article submitted to VM journal will be assessed primarily on its scientific merit;

• 2. For writing and presenting the text, suitability standards to the American Psychological Association (APA) or IEEE Style are required and References: as of January 2012, according to the Standards of the IEEE Citation Style as PDF template paper guideline above available to download. Reference list in alphabetical order, at the end of the manuscript, including only those references mentioned in the text, Examples for American Psychological Association (APA):

Andersen, E. S., Birchall, D., Jessen, S. A., & Money, A. H. (2006). Exploring project success. Baltic Journal of Management, 1(2): 127-147.

Griffin, A.; Hauser, J. R. (1996) Integrating R&D and marketing: a review and analysis of the literature. Journal of Product Innovation Management. Vol. 13, p. 191-215.

Kahn, K. B.; Barczak, G.; Moss, R. (2006) Perspective: establishing an NPD best practices framework. The Journal of product innovation management, v. 23, p. 106-116.

NOTICE: The source must be written in Times New Roman font size 12 in 1.5 space. The page layout should be A4 (29.7 x 21 cm), with margins: top (3 cm), left (3 cm) and bottom (2 cm) and right (2 cm);

• 3. The article must have a minimum 15 and maximum 25 pages including: title, summary, keywords, abstract, keywords, introduction, methodology, analysis and discussion of results, conclusions and references;

• 4. Charts, tables, graphs and illustrations (black and white or color) should be included in the main document, in the sequence in which they appear in the text and written in size 10, a maximum of three (3) (which can be chart or table or graph or illustration);

• 5. The summary and keywords of the article in the original language of the study and in English shall not exceed 250 words;

• 6. It is allowed five authors maximum for each article;

• 7. The article must be a unique version, not considered breaking originality to include part or preliminary version presented in the scientific congress in the fields related;

• 8. The article cannot be submitted for simultaneous assessment in another journal;

• 9. The Editor may accept or reject the manuscript submitted for publication, according to the editorial policy;

• 10. The editor may or may not accept an article after it has been evaluated by the double-blind system (Double Blind Review), which guarantees anonymity and confidentiality of both the author or authors as examiners;

• 11. The editor may suggest changes to the article for both matter content and in relation to the suitability of the text to the standards of writing and presentation.

• 12. The article must be written correctly in grammatical terms. The examiners shall not make corrections;

• 13. The accepted article for publication will be subject to final editing and proofreading and grammar;

• 14. The author(s) will have the article submission system automatically refused if they do not accept the exclusivity clauses, originality and copyright adopted by the OJS system;

• 15. The OJS system notes the date and the steps of the assessment process and article publishing, and the author(s) can track the status of the article, automatically through the system;

• 16. The editor and/or any individual or institution related to their collective entities are not responsible for the opinions, ideas, concepts and positions expressed in the texts, because they are the sole responsibility of its author(s);

• 17. Evaluations are made on standardized evaluation forms, with space for proper comments, which are referred to the author(s) in case of conditional acceptance or rejection;

• 18. Articles should be submitted only online through this journal website.


Article structure suggested

Subdivision - numbered sections
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to 'the text'. Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Results should be clear and concise.

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.



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