BAR is a fully open-access online journal that abides by the principles of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment). It does not charge authors, readers or institutions in any way and does not organize special issues as per the request of individuals, institutions or conferences.

Improving your chances of getting published

In order to improve your chances of getting published, please double-check your paper vis-à-vis the following issues.

Your paper must:

  1. contribute to theory and practice in the field of business or public administration
  2. address advancements to the frontiers of scholarly knowledge and organizational practice on a global scale instead of providing insights about/to a particular country or region
  3. include bibliographical references made up of (almost only) up-to-date articles published in reputed scholarly journals available in English
  4. make reference to classic authors and current developments on the theories mentioned in the paper
  5. fit BAR’s editorial policies (please read previously published articles)
  6. be clearly aligned to the interests of public or business administration instead of being borderline to other fields such as sociology, anthropology, or economy
  7. be formatted according to the APA guidelines
  8. clearly state a compelling research question and the conceptual model (preferably by means of a figure)
  9. be described in due methodological detail
  10. be skillfully crafted to properly address the conceptual model and answer the research question
  11. submissions can be made in English or Portuguese. However, if the manuscript in Portuguese is accepted for publication, the authors will send the full version of the manuscript in the English language (with proper vernacular quality and content) to BAR. The manuscripts will be published only in English, given the journal's internationalization process. 

Instructions for submission

BAR uses ScholarOne Manuscripts ( for document submission, double-blind peer review, editorial decisions, and editorial team management. Documents should be thus submitted electronically, after the user creates his or her account in the platform. To create your account, please follow the on-screen instructions, filling in the requested information. Your username will be your preferred email address. During account creation, you may be given the option to associate an ORCID iD with the account by either registering for a new ORCID iD or retrieving a current ORCID iD. We encourage all authors to register for ORCID, a non-profit, transparent, community-based effort to give all research activity a unique identifier. ORCID iD is mandatory for accepted articles.

Please, also check BAR's statement of privacy.

Submitted articles must be unpublished and should not be under consideration for publication in any other journal. Previous publication of papers in conference proceedings would not violate the originality requirements, but we recommend that articles are significantly improved after conference presentation. BAR’s editorial scope does not include teaching cases or purely applied practitioner-oriented technical material. There should be no more than five authors per article.

Our Submission Manual have been carefully prepared to facilitate the editorial process of submitting articles online. Therefore, please observe the formatting instructions carefully. The formatting of citations and references must match the norms of the American Psychological Association (APA). A submission that does not comply with the journal’s requirements will be returned to the authors.

Analysis of articles for publication

1. Article review consists of two stages. In the first stage, the editor-in-chief and an associate editor (chosen by the editor-in-chief based on the article’s main topic and methods) verify the relevance of the submitted article, its alignment with the journal’s editorial scope, and other aspects including originality and contribution to the area of submission. Only articles the editors consider relevant to the academic community and, in particular, to the journal’s audience, proceed to further stages. Articles that pass the first stage of analysis are sent to double blind, peer review by at least two reviewers assigned by the associate editor.

2. Neither ANPAD nor its editors are responsible for the opinions, ideas and concepts included in published materials beyond concurring with the potential academic impact on the literature. The authors bear full authority and responsibility on their articles.

3. In order to be published, authors must sign the Copyrights Letter, which is sent to the authors by e-mail, thus granting rights, including on translation, to BAR.

BAR adopts iThenticate to control for plagiarism.
There are no fees for submitting, reviewing or publishing articles in BAR.

Attention: Before submitting your work, please pay attention to the following issues:

1. Assure that your submission adheres to the Submission Manual.
2. Check that your file is free of computer viroses. (Make sure to scan each file with an efficient anti-virus program before submitting it.)
3. Check that citations and references match the norms of the American Psychological Association (APA). Complete guidelines are available in the Submission Manual
4. BAR - Brazilian Administration Review follows the editorial principles of the documents “Good Practices in Scientific Publication” and “Code of Ethics”, an initiative of ANPAD that aims to help Brazilian journals to achieve high performance and to expand their impact as a reference research source in the areas of Administration and Accounting. Before submission, Authors should read these documents and agree to follow Anpad's ethics principles.

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