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Author Guidelines

Technical standards for the publication of scientific articles:

For writing and presenting the text, it is required to conform to the rules of the American Psychological Association (APA). See the example of how to use the APA standards:

  • Portuguese version (APA)

  • English and Spanish version (APA)

1. Technical characteristics:

- The accepted text editor is Word 97-2003 (*.doc);

- Font: Times New Roman, size 12, with the exception of the inner figures and tables that must use size 10;

- Body text spacing: 1.5

- Spacing of the abstract, keywords, abstract, and inside of the figures and tables: 1.0;

- Text alignment: justified;

- Alignment of the bibliographical references: to the left;

- Margins: top: 3 cm, bottom: 2 cm, left: 3 cm, right: 2 cm.

2. Specific characteristics:

2.1 The first page of the file must include:

(a) Thematic area according to the CNPQ classification (Area: Applied Social Sciences; Specialties - Management).

(b) Title of the paper (in English and Portuguese);

(c) Structure Abstract (in English and Portuguese) -  (maximum 250 words in the topics bellow)

  • Purpose (mandatory)
  • Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
  • Findings (mandatory)
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
  • Practical implications (if applicable)
  • Social implications (if applicable)
  • Originality/value (mandatory)
  • Keywords - (Authors should provide appropriate and short keywords that encapsulate the principal topics of the paper. The maximum number of keywords is 5.)
Structure Abstract

2.2 The content of articles must present, whenever possible:

(a) Objectives

(b) Literature review;

(c) Methodology;

(d) Results and conclusions;

(e) Limitations;

(f) Study recommendations; and

(g) References;

2.3 The figures, tables, illustrations, and equations should contain captions, credits, source, and be in JPG format in the body of the text. If there are figures and tables imported from other programs, such as Excel and Power Point, they must be converted to JPG;

2.4 Bibliographic references must be presented in alphabetical order at the end of the article, in accordance with APA;

2.5 A maximum of five (5) authors are allowed per article;

2.6 The paper can have a maximum of 25 pages, including illustrations and bibliographical references.

2.7 Papers should be submitted in the English language. Thus, the authors who have articles accepted for publication written in Portuguese, Spanish, or French before 2019, should forward a version of the text that has been duly translated and revised to English.

2.8 It is mandatory that the authors submit, as supplementary documentation, a biographical record of all authors in Portuguese and English, informing the ORCID, name, title, institutional affiliation, city/country of origin, and titles.

Biography of all authors

2.9 The ReA will prioritize for publication purposes articles  that include researchers from foreign universities. 

Note: The REA UFSM Editor, consulting the Editorial Board when necessary, will solve any unforeseen cases in these standards.


Articles will be automatically rejected if they do not conform to the format required above.

The REA UFSM does not charge submission and article processing fees.



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 article is original and unpublished, not under review for publication by another journal, and not to be submitted to other journals while under review.

  2. The submission files are in Microsoft Word 97-2003 (*.doc) format (as long as not exceeding 2 MB)

  3. The text follows the APA rules and is in 1.5 line spacing; uses a 12-point font; uses italic instead of underlining (except URL addresses); the figures and tables are inserted in the text, not at the end of the document, as attachments.

  4. The text follows the standards of style and bibliographic requirements outlined in Guidelines for Authors, in the section About the Journal.

  5. The identification of authorship of the work was removed from the file and the Properties option in Word, guaranteeing in this way the confidentiality criteria, if submitted for peer review (e.g. articles), as per available in ensuring Blind peer review.

  6. All information related to the author(s) are informed in step 1 of submission (highest academic title, institution to which he/she belongs to, professional and/or academic experience, full postal address, e-mail, and phone number).

  7. The paper is in the English language and the authors undertake to send the final version of the manuscript, duly translated and revised into English if accepted.


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