Editorial Policies And Guidelines

16 December 2021

General Policies

  1. The Journal of Management for Global Sustainability (JMGS) is the official journal of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS). It is published and managed by Ateneo de Manila University.

  2. JMGS accepts only manuscripts of original work that have not been published previously and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere and do not contain any matter that is obscene, libelous, or in other ways contrary to law.

  3. There are no required fees for submissions of manuscripts. However, the author is obliged to secure all necessary permissions for any and all parts of their contributed manuscript, such as the use and reproduction of text, tables, illustrations, etc., the copyright of which is owned by someone else, pay any fees that may be involved, and furnish the publisher copies of the license / written authority and proof of payment of related fees.

  4. While authorship is reserved for those who made a significant contribution to the manuscript, others who have contributed should be acknowledged fittingly and appropriately.

  5. JMGS may require proof of approval for a submitted manuscript from the authors’ university ethics committee or its equivalent, which includes but is not limited to proof of informed consent and statements regarding potential conflicts of interest and sources of financial support.

  6. JMGS shall require a statement that no part of the manuscript was falsified, fabricated, or plagiarized. Falsification, fabrication, or plagiarism can lead to retraction and reprimand from the journal. It is the author’s responsibility to retract or correct errors promptly.

  7. Submitted manuscripts shall be subject to a double-blind peer-review process overseen by the editorial board.

  8. Submissions of theoretical work, empirical studies, book reviews and practitioner manuscripts in either Spanish or English are all encouraged. However, works in Spanish need to be accompanied by an English translation of the paper, i.e., the title, abstract, keywords, the main body, references, and figures and tables (if applicable). If the paper is accepted, both Spanish and English versions will be published. Full research papers should not exceed 7000 words.

  9. To ensure the fair and timely review of the manuscript, the Managing Editor shall select independent reviewers who have suitable expertise relevant to the content of the manuscript and are free from any potential conflict of interest.

  10. In consideration of the many Spanish-speaking members of IAJBS, the editorial, an invited essay (if applicable to the issue), and the abstracts of all the articles are translated in Spanish and are included in the issue. The placing of the translations has been modified starting Volume 8 Issue 2.

  11. The publisher has the exclusive right to publish, reproduce, and distribute articles accepted for JMGS, including translations, in whole or in part, throughout the world during the full term of copyright and all renewals and extensions thereof, if any is allowed by law at present or in the future, as well as exclusive rights, without limitation, for the mechanical, electronic, and visual reproduction of said articles, their electronic storage and retrieval, and all other forms of their publication, electronic or otherwise.

  12. The author(s) need not obtain the publisher’s prior written consent for the following noncommercial acts pertaining to the work, provided that the journal and the publisher are cited as the original source:

    • use the work, in a pre-published version, for personal or professional use or distribution;

    • place the work on your own website and/or on your institution’s website; and/or

    • reprint the work in whole or part in any noncommercial scholarly publication of which you are the author/s.
      ​​​​​​For any other use of the work, the author must secure a written permission from Ateneo de Manila University through the Journal’s Managing Editor.

  13. The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.
  14. The journal is currently offered as a free service. Articles and issues may be downloaded from the IgnitEd website of the IAJBS (https://www.ignited.global/publications/journal-managementglobal-sustainability) as well as from the JMGS website under the Ateneo de Manila University Online Journals (https://journals.ateneo.edu/ojs/index.php/jmgs/index). There may be minimal charges to cover printing and mailing of hard copies, depending on the availability of resources.

The Double-Blind Review Process

  1. A submitted manuscript is evaluated by the Managing Editor (ME) to check if it is consistent with the nature of the journal and if the Author Guidelines were followed.

  2. After a positive initial evaluation, the authors’ names and identifying items are removed from the manuscript.

  3. The ME then invites two to three experts to review the anonymized manuscript using the JMGS Review Sheet, which was developed in accordance with the journal's Reviewer Guidelines.

  4. The reviewers send back their reviews and the ME, upon consultation with the Co-Editors, decides if the manuscript will be accepted, rejected, or if it needs to be revised.

  5. The manuscript is sent back to the author(s) together with the consolidated review which is based on the submitted Review Sheet but without the names of the reviewers.

  6. The author(s) submit the revised manuscript, usually along with a summary of responses to address the specific comments of the reviewers.

  7. The revised manuscript is sent back to the reviewers together with the authors’ responses (if any).

  8. The reviewers send back their reviews and the ME, upon consultation with the Co-Editors, decides if the manuscript will be accepted, rejected, or if it needs further revision.

  9. The ME informs the author (s) of the decision.

Author Guidelines

Preparation of Manuscript

The journal welcomes submissions from all management disciplines (e.g. international business, accounting, marketing, finance, operations) and from related disciplines (e.g. economics, political science) so long as the manuscript contributes to our academic understanding of the role of management in achieving global sustainability. In particular, the journal looks for articles that help readers “contribute more effectively in moving toward a more sustainable world” (Stoner, 2013).

The journal looks for manuscripts that meets the following qualities:

  1. It should be original/ novel in terms of findings, discourse, or courses of action, among others.
  2. It should give readers information and insight to contribute more effectively in moving toward a more sustainable world (Stoner, 2013) through:
    • Useful, practical, and accurate information that increases awareness of the globally unsustainable nature of our world
    • Constructive ways to understand or interpret the situation that could lead to action
    • Valuable and constructive actions that can be taken to improve the situation
  3. A submitted manuscript should include the title, abstract, keywords, the main body, references, and figures and tables (if applicable). It should include a clear statement of the following:
    • Purpose of the study/statement of the problem
    • Design/methodology/framework of the study
    • Findings/results/discussion, e.g., thoughtful and meaningful discussion of the situation in light of possible valuable and constructive action
    • Novelty/originality/value/contribution of the study

These articles shall be subject to a double-blind review process overseen by the editorial board. Submissions of theoretical work, empirical studies, book reviews and practitioner manuscripts in either Spanish or English are all encouraged. However, works in Spanish need to be accompanied by an English translation of the paper, i.e., the title, abstract, keywords, the main body, references, and figures and tables (if applicable). If the paper is accepted, both Spanish and English versions will be published.

Full research papers should not exceed 7000 words.

The text should be single-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman. Italics, rather than underlining text, should be used. The submission should have the following parts:

  1. Page 1: Title Page (please refer to the attached template). The main body of the article should not contain the names of the authors.
  2. Page 2: Abstract (no more than 250 words) that covers the purpose of the study, the methodology/framework used, the highlight of the findings, and the novelty/value of the article
  3. Page 2: Keywords (maximum of six concepts)
  4. Page 3 onwards: The Article (main body) should include the following contents/parts, albeit with different headings: a. Purpose of the study/statement of the problem b. Design/methodology/framework of the study c. Findings/results/discussion, e.g., thoughtful and meaningful discussion of the situation in light of possible valuable and constructive action d. Novelty/originality/value/contribution of the study
  5. Figures and Charts should be submitted separately from the main body of the article; however, please indicate the desired location of the figure in the article. Please ensure the high quality of diagrams, drawings, and images.
  6. Tables should be submitted separately from the main body of the article. Please indicate clearly the labels in the tables as well as the location of these tables in the article.

The text should adhere to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements of the Academy of Management Journal Style Guide (2014) for both in-text citation and References.

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.

  1. 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). Please submit the “Submission Agreement” Form when you submit the article.
  2. Authorship is reserved for those who made a significant contribution to the manuscript. Others who have contributed should be acknowledged.
  3. For articles with sensitive information, JMGS may require proof of approval by the authors’ university ethics committee or its equivalent, which includes proof of informed consent, statement regarding potential conflict of interest and source of financial support.
  4. The submission file is in .doc or .docx file format.
  5. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the author must ensure that the manuscript has been prepared for a blind review. To ensure a blind review, all references to the author’s identity must be removed from the main body and notes.

Copyright

The author is obliged to secure all necessary permissions for any parts of the article, such as the use and reproduction of text, tables, illustrations, etc., the copyright of which is owned by someone else, to pay any fees that may be involved, and to furnish the publisher copies of the license / written authority and proof of payment of related fees.

It is a condition for publication that authors vest copyright in their articles, abstracts, and reviews in the Ateneo de Manila University. The author must secure prior written permission from Ateneo de Manila University through the Journal’s Managing Editor to subsequently republish, reprint or translate all or part of the Article in other publications. Please refer to the “Submission Agreement” Form below:

Reviewer Guidelines

A manuscript is acceptable for publication if it meets the following qualities:

  1. It is original/novel in terms of findings, discourse, or courses of action, among others.

  2. It gives readers information and insight to help them contribute more effectively in moving toward a more sustainable world (Stoner, 2013) through

    1. useful, practical, and accurate information that increases awareness of the unsustainable nature of systems and practices around the world;

    2. constructive ways of understanding or interpreting the global situation that can lead to action; and

    3. valuable and constructive actions that can be taken to improve the situation.

  3. It should include a clear statement of the following:

    1. Purpose of the study/statement of the problem

    2. Design/methodology/framework of the study

    3. Findings/results/discussion, e.g., thoughtful and meaningful discussion of the situation in light of possible valuable and constructive actions

    4. Novelty/originality/value/contribution of the study

Reference

Stoner, J.A.F. 2013. “What We Want This Journal To Be,”J. Management for Global Sustainability 1 (2013): 1-6.