Editorial policies: BAR - Brazilian Administration Review
BAR is a scholarly journal on business and public administration published quarterly since 2004 by ANPAD (Brazilian Academy of Management). BAR is a fully open-access online journal that abides by the principles of COPE Ė Committee on Publication Ethics for scholarly publication. BAR is available in most indexing services, including SCOPUS.
BARís mission is to advance scholarly knowledge on management and organizational theories and their implications for business and public administration by means of the global dissemination of conceptual and empirical studies developed in Brazil and other countries.
BAR publishes conceptual and empirical studies in the broad interests of business and public administration. Theoretical and methodological perspectives are welcome as long as they are insightful also for practice. To be published in BAR, documents must convey theoretical, methodological and applied advancements to the frontiers of scholarly knowledge. BARís editorial scope does not include teaching cases or purely applied, practitioner-oriented material.
4. Target audience
BARís target audience is the Brazilian and the global scholarly communities in all interests of business and public administration.
Documents of interest include editorial prefaces, interviews with renowned scholars, original research papers, and outstanding opinion articles that challenge current paradigms or describe unique experiences on the application of theories. All submitted documents must be unpublished and not be under consideration for publication in any other venue. Previous publication in conference proceedings would not violate the originality requirements, but we recommend that all situations are first discussed with the editorial office. Submissions must be in English and are subject to double-blind peer review. Opinion articles may be invited.
6. Editorial boards
BARís editorial boards are as follows:
6.1 Editorial policy committee (EPC)
The EPC, also known as the advisory board, consists of:
The EPC is responsible for:
6.2 Editor-in-chief (EIC)
Overall, the EIC coordinates the editorial process and assumes the ultimate responsibility for the journalís quality, as the EIC has the final word on the accepted and rejected documents and the organization of each issue. The EIC also leads a series of other actions, such as the organization of special issues, the design of features for the journalís website, and campaigns geared towards promoting the journal. The nomination for the person to occupy the EIC position should consider many factors, including: leadership and recognition in the scholarly community as an author, reviewer and member of editorial boards, commitment to editorial deadlines, ability to promote the work of other researchers and to guide them through the editorial process, development of work plans for BAR, effectiveness in meeting multiple requests from institutions to which BAR is connected, participation in outstanding academic networks, and evidence of professional and interpersonal ethics.
The EIC is particularly responsible for:
6.3 The senior editors (SE)
The SEs are nominated by the EIC, subject to EPCís right to veto. The SE board represents all key areas of expertise within BARís interest on business and public administration. Those areas of expertise are closely related to ANPADís academic divisions. SEs can be affiliated to any institution in the world, but they are typically chosen among the most reputed scholars affiliated to ANPAD. Their role is to manage the review process of documents submitted to their areas of expertise, subject to the documents having passed the EIC desk review and their own SE desk review. They are responsible for working with AEs and reviewers in the editorial process and writing a review report to the EIC. They also advise the EIC on BAR interests, particularly within their areas of expertise, such as when planning for special issues and new nominations for the AE board.
6.4 The associate editors (AE)
The AEs are nominated by the EIC or by an SE, subject to EPCís right to veto. The primary incumbency of an AE is to analyze submitted documents based on his or her expertise on the dominant topic of the document. If the document has merits to undergo a full review process, the AE will assign two or three reviewers to work on it. The AE will also manage the deadlines and write a review report to the SE or directly to the EIC. AEs may serve in a permanent or ad-hoc fashion. Permanent AEs are expected to manage more review processes than ad-hoc AEs. Ad-hoc AEs may be promoted to the permanent AE board depending on the quality of their work for BAR. As AEs gain seniority in BAR, they become eligible for the SE board.
6.5 The editorial manager (EM)
The EE is responsible for managing the journalís staff and the workflow of the editorial process, including:
The EM is nominated by the EIC, subject to approval by the EPCís president.
6.6 The editorial review board (ERB)
BARís ERB consists of renowned scholars from the academic community spanning the broadest scope possible of scholarly knowledge in business and public administration. They also represent a diversity of institutions and regions in the world. ERB members are invited in an ad-hoc fashion by the EIC, an SE or an AE to review documents submitted to BAR within their areas of expertise.