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Author Guidelines

General formatting

• Language of publication: JOSCM publishes only in English, however accepts submissions in English and Portuguese. In case the article is approved for publication, the author(s) is(are) responsible to hiring a professional appointed by FGV/RAE-publications for translation services.

• Length: A maximum of 8,000 words – for the complete text, including title, abstract, keywords, tables, figures and references.

• Font: Time New Roman, size 12.

• Alignment: Justified.

• Line spacing: 1.5.

• Italics: Used for words and/or expressions from a foreign language which are not found in English dictionaries, as well as book titles and periodicals.

• Bold: Used for headings and subheadings.

• Quotation marks: Used for direct citations of up to 40 words.

• Authorship: To preserve anonymity, the identification of the article’s authors is restricted to the registration form in the article submission system. There should be no identification of the author(s) within the article.

• TITLE (E): Upper case + bold + justified. Respect the limit of 80 characters with spaces.

• Term ABSTRACT (E): Upper case + bold. Text with at most 150 words in upper and lower case in a single paragraph.

• Term KEYWORDS (E): Upper case + bold. Respect the limit of five keywords in lower case, always separated by commas.

Attention: Avoid the use of abbreviations in titles.

• Article sections:

Section Heading: Upper and lower case + bold + justified.

First Subheading: Upper and lower case + bold + justified.

Second Subheading: Upper and lower case + bold + gray.

Attention: Headings and subheadings should not be numbered.

• Paragraphs: The first paragraph of each section should not be indented, the others should be indented 1.25 cm.

• Footnotes and end of text notes: JOSCM does not publish footnotes or endnotes. When relevant, insert the content in the text.

• Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements to financial institutions and the owners of authors’ rights, for reproductions, should be sent in a separate file; after approval, when the article is published, the acknowledgement(s) will be inserted at the end of the article.

Example of a note referring to a copyright, in the case of already published texts:

Version modified from the original published by Jean-François Chanlat under the title “Langue et pensée dans le champ de la recherche en gestion: Constats, enjeux et atouts de la langue française”, in Gérer et Comprendre, n. 115, pp. 4-17, 2014. Reproduced with permission of Annales des Mines – http://www.annales.org/index.html

Example of acknowledgement:

We wish to thank Fapemig, CNPq and CAPES

• Abbreviations: When a term is presented for the first time in a text, it should be written out, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Subsequent mentions may be abbreviated without explanation. The article should not alternate between the written out and abbreviated forms.


Supply Chain Management (SCM).




Submit the complete text, including tables and figures in a single Word file.

The formatting of the submitted article is different from the format of the published article.



Tables, exhibits, figures and graphs must be inserted after the References and in the text is necessary to mention where they are to be inserted. These elements should be submitted in an editable form in black and white. They should not be sent in separate files.

JOSCM does not publish attachments or appendices. If it is relevant, they should be incorporated in the text or as a table/exhibit, respecting in this case the formatting for tables/exhibits.


A visual representation of numeric and/or textual data. See the following example, entitled Table 4.

Table 4. PLS structural model 















Small to medium





Small to medium





Small to medium





Small to medium





Small to large





Small to large

Note: n = 218. Bootstrapping 1000 samples.

β = Standardized coefficients

f= Effect size

*p < 0.01; **p < 0.05


These contain just text information. See the following example, entitled Exhibit 1.

Exhibit 1. Geographic-institutional diversity of researchers



Area of specialty

André Fontana de Menezes


Organizational Studies

Carlos Eduardo Pereira


Human Resources Management and Employee Relations

Diego Rodríguez-González


Social Management

Eduardo Pires da Silva Costa


Operations and Logistics Management

Scarlett Smith




The types of figures used by the JOSCM are: graphs, diagrams and maps. We do not publish photographs. See the following example, entitled Figure 1.

Figure 1. Actors in social entrepreneurship: Government, enterprises, civil society and social businesses


Source: Based on Austin et al. (2012).


These are diagrams that present statistical series, as illustrated below in Graph 1.

 Graph 1. Half Life of RAE – 2002. 

Retrieved from Sandes-Guimarães (2013).


Attention:  The excessive use of tables, figures, exhibits and graphs  can make the text more difficult to read and understand.

Make sure that all the tables, figures, exhibits and graphs are referenced in the text.


When the diagram was prepared by the author you do not need to indicate the source.





They should be numbered using arabic numerals and right aligned.


x2 + y2 = z2                       (1)

(x2 - y2)/2 = z                     (2)


Should be numbered with arabic numerals and right aligned. The numbering should be preceded by the abbreviation "H".


H1: Top management leadership has a positive and significant influence on alliances and resources.


JOSCM follows the norms of the American Psychological Association – APA for formatting citations and references. Check them here.


JOSCM follows the formatting guidelines of the RAEpub Manual of Publication, with adaptations. More detail can be found at http://rae.fgv.br/en/manual-rae/

If you have any doubts about formatting articles, contact the JOSCM Editorial Office.


Publishing Ethics

JOSCM is committed to following and disseminating the highest standards of ethical behavior in publishing, in line with international standards proposed by a diverse body of institutions, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, the Singapore Statement on Research Integrity, Boas Práticas da Publicação Científica da ANPAD; Código de Boas Práticas Científicas da FAPESP, Relatório da Comissão de Integridade de Pesquisa do CNPq. In order to do so, JOSCM expects all parties involved in the publishing process, namely the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, and the publisher, to agree upon and follow the expected ethical behaviour, as described below:

 Duties of Editors

  1. Assure fair play during all the stages of the submission, evaluation and publication processes
  2. Guarantee that publication decisions are made based on the contribution and the quality of the methodological procedures
  3. Assure confidentiality, integrity, and transparency in the process of submission, and evaluation of papers submitted to the journal
  4. Assure the involvement and cooperation of the several parties involved in the submission and evaluation processes
  5. Search for and allocate reviewers that follow the ethical guidelines of the journal, and research in the field of knowledge explored in the paper
  6. Dedicate effort to meet readers and authors´ needs, enable knowledge creation and constantly improve the journal
  7. Attend to issues of disclosure and conflicts of interest

Duties of Reviewers

  1. Assure the use of ethical behaviour during the review process.
  2. Contribute actively to the editorial decision making process, being objective, offering constructive feedback to authors, and guiding the editor on which papers should remain in the double blind review process
  3. Assure confidentiality, integrity, and transparency in the evaluation of papers submitted to the journal
  4. Guarantee that information accessed during the review process is not reused without permission
  5. Attend to issues of disclosure and conflicts of interest and inform editors of any


Duties of Authors

  1. Be honest
  2. Guarantee the integrity of the data used in the paper
  3. Assure the authenticity and originality of the paper
  4. Acknowledge the sources with the correct use of citations and references
  5. Assure that the paper has no declaration that might infringe intellectual property, or violate individual, commercial and industrial rights.
  6. Avoid practices associated with multiple, redundant, or concurrent Publication
  7. Declare possible conflicts of interest and issues associated with disclosure
  8. Immediately advise the editor of errors in published work or work accepted for publication
  9. Assure that all the authors listed in the paper have contributed to its preparation
  10. Obtain consent when dealing with human subjects

Duties of the Publisher (FGV)

  1. Assure that the highest ethical standards of publishing are being followed by all the parties involved in the submission, review and publication processes
  2. Assure that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenues have no impact or influence on editorial decisions



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 manuscript follows the rules stated in the Authors Guidelines: http://bibliotecadigital.fgv.br/ojs/index.php/joscm/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

Copyright Notice

Submitting a manuscript to the Journal of Operations Supply Chain Management constitutes an assignment of copyright to the Journal and a guarantee that the work is original. It also indicates that the author(s) owns it, and that no part of it has been previously published in substantially the same form, that it is not being published or considered for publication elsewhere, and that any use of others’ materials is by permission or falls within fair use standards of copyright law. 

The author(s) is(are) responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions from copyright holders and for paying any necessary fees.


JOSCM publishes articles only in English, but accepts submissions in English and Portuguese. If an article that is written in Portuguese is approved for publication, the author(s) is(are) responsible to hiring a professional appointed by FGV / RAE-publications for translation services.


Manuscripts must be original, unpublished contributions. This means that manuscripts are considered for publication if: 1) they have not been published or accepted for publication in other journal and 2) are not being concurrently considered for publication / under review in other journal. 

The authors are permitted to enter separate additional agreements for the non-exclusive distribution of the version of the work published in this journal (e.g., publishing simultaneously in an institutional repository, in self-archiving systems or as a book chapter), recognizing its authorship and initial publication in this journal.

The authors are permitted and encouraged to publish and distribute their work online in institutional repositories or in their own personal webpage at any point before or during the editorial process, as this can generate productive alterations, as well as increase the impact and citations of the published work.

It should be emphasized that works presented at Scientific Conferences are still considered original.

To guarantee that all manuscripts are scanned in the plagiarism checker software Ithenticate twice during the review process; once when first submitted and before final publication.

Authors of manuscripts submitted to JOSCM should follow the publication guidelines proposed for authors by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), available at http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines. More on publication ethics below.


JOSCM is committed to protecting authors intellectual property and, to do so:

  • Adopts the Creative Commoms (BY) license in all the texts it publishes (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/);
  • Adopts a plagiarism detection software, that is used during the desk review process to guide the editorial decision;
  • Adopts actions to avoid and reduce plagiarism and unethical behaviour in publication, in line with the suggestions of COPE/Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
  • Assist the scientific community in all aspects of publishing ethics, especially in cases of (suspected) duplicate submission or plagiarism.
  • More about Publishing Ethics can be found at the COPE website: http://publicationethics.org/


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