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.
The articles can be sent using the platform of the journal or can be sent by attaching the document to the address firstname.lastname@example.org indicating in the subject: '[SBIR] Article sent'. Recently we changed the version of the OJS platform, so maybe you are not familiar with this new interfaz. Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any question or any problem when submitting your article. Remember that we will be very pleased to support you and, in any case, we can make all the procedures related to the submission of your manuscript on your behalf.
If you choose to send the article through the platform, you have to register at least with the author role. Once registered, to start the process of sending: 'Submissions -> 'New Submission'. This process consists of 4 steps:
All articles must follow the APA Style ( Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th Edition complete manual). Throughout your paper, you need to apply the following APA format guidelines:
Submitted articles must contain the following information:
All images, tables, charts and figures must be included in the article manuscript, in the correct place and numbered consecutively. The format admitted for all of them is .jpg except tables than must be editable text. They must be properly referenced and, if any are copyrighted, it is the author's responsibility to obtain the necessary permissions and authorisations to use them.
Footnotes may be displayed at the foot of the relevant page and numbered consecutively.
Acknowledgments: Authors are permitted to include a free-form version of funding and award information within this section. They may also acknowledge those who have supported the authors in the preparation of this manuscript..
The following must be submitted in Step 3. Entering the Submission's Metadata:
Use of inclusive language: Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Content should make no assumptions about the beliefs or commitments of any reader; contain nothing which might imply that one individual is superior to another on the grounds of age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, disability or health condition; and use inclusive language throughout. Authors should ensure that writing is free from bias, stereotypes, slang, reference to dominant culture and/or cultural assumptions. We advise to seek gender neutrality by using plural nouns ("clinicians, patients/clients") as default/wherever possible to avoid using "he, she," or "he/she." We recommend avoiding the use of descriptors that refer to personal attributes such as age, gender, race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, disability or health condition unless they are relevant and valid. These guidelines are meant as a point of reference to help identify appropriate language but are by no means exhaustive or definitive.
This journal also requires reporting on whether the source data of the research is gender-sensitive, in order to allow for the identification of possible differences.
All manuscripts must list references in accordance with the APA Style ( Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition).
The in-text citation format must be taken into account (e.g., author, year). The page number(s) must also be given for direct quotes. References must be listed in alphabetical order, by author surname. They must not be numbered. If several works by the same author are cited, they must appear in chronological order, from newest to oldest. References must include the names of all the authors. Manuscript authors must ensure that all the information contained in the References section is correct and that all the in-text citations are included in it. It is mandatory the inclusion of the DOI provided when it exits, or the link to the electronic publication.
Mash, E. J., & Barkley, R. A. (2006 ). Treatment of childhood disorders. New York: Guilford Press
Chapter in a edited book
Haybron, D. M. (2008). Philosophy and the science of subjective well - being. In M. Eid & R. J. Larsen (Eds.), The science of subjective well - being (p p. 17 - 43). New York, NY: Guilford Press
Herbst - Damm, K. L., & Kulik, J. A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24 , 225 - 229. https://doi.org/10.1037/0278-6188.8.131.52
Roth, D. L., & Bruce, C. (1985). Memory span and long -term memory deficits in brain -imp aired patients. Journal of Clinical Psychology , 41 (4), 521 -527. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291097-4679
Smyth, A. M., Parker , A. L., & Pease, D. L. (2002). A study of enjoyment of peas. Journal of Abnormal Eating , 8 (3), 120 -125
The whole process can take 18-20 weeks, depending on the complexity of the manuscript and the author's revisions.
Each manuscript goes through the following 5 steps after submission until final publication, in various departments of the editorial office:
1. Internal Editorial Review [Around 2 to 3 weeks]
All articles will undergo a preliminary editorial evaluation by the Writing Board. This Board reserves the right to determine whether articles match Small Business International Review's editorial line and fulfill all necessary requirements of an academic material, as well as each and every editorial guideline hereby established. As part of this internal evaluation, all articles are scanned through Turnitin Software and, in case the editors detect plagiarism issues, a receipt from Turnitin will be provided to the authors with the review reports.
2. External Peer Review [Around 8-11 weeks]
Documents that comply with the rules will be sent to two external reviewers selected by the Scientific Editorial Board for their recognized expertise. Peer reviewers will measure the item considering the following criteria:
Decisions regarding publication may be:
If an article gets two positive decisions, it may be published if contents are compatible with the timing, editorial and topical guidelines of the Journal at the time. The acceptance of an accepted submission does not imply its immediate publication. Small Business International Review reserves the final decision for the publication, as well as the volume in which the accepted originals will be published.
If decisions deem it necessary for the article to be modified and re-sent, the authors must timely address observations, additions, corrections, expansions or clarifications suggested by reviewers. The authors have a maximum of thirty natural days as a limit to present the new version. Once the article is reworked following the recommendations, it will be re-submitted to reviewers, who will then decide if article is publishable.
Two negative decisions will cancel the possibility of publication of proposed material, considering it rejected.
When an article receives a negative review and a positive one, the article will turned to a third reviewer, whose decision will be determinant and not subject to appeal.
The resulting decision will be communicated to the authors in a maximum lapse of five working days after receiving the last review. Communication includes the commentaries, suggestions and observations of reviewers. In the event that the editor's decision, in the light of the reviewers' suggestions, is to reject the submission, then the authors will be so notified and the reasons for rejection will be explained.
3. Revision advise to the author(s)
The manuscript that has passed step 2 will receive: (i) Language correction advise (ii) Peer-reviewed manuscript file and (iii) Editorial advice. The author should submit the revised version as per advice.
4. Final acceptance [Around 2 to 4 weeks]
Upon receipt of the revised manuscript, the section editor will evaluate the revised version, make the final decision, in consultation with the editor-in-chief, and communicate with the author. If necessary, authors may be asked to make a further revision to conform to the journal's quality standards.
5. Publication stage [Around 1 to 2 weeks]
The author will again receive a blueprint of the final galley for proofreading. After this manuscript is published and authors are informed by e-mail. In this email, authors will also be informed of the convenience of following the guidelines set out in the journal's self-archiving policy.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms: