Editorial Policies And Guidelines

February 2021

General Policies

  1. The Journal of Management for Global Sustainability (JMGS) is the official journal of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools. 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.

  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. 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.

  11. 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 their article in other publications.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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


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