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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.
  • The article deals with entrepreneurship and/or small business management and/or innovation as its main theme.
  • There is no author identification in the file and nor in the file properties.

  • The text follows ALL requirements described in Guidelines for Authors, on the Journal page ;
  • The manuscript contains up to five co-authors.
  • ORCID: it is MANDATORY to fill the field ORCID in the submission metadata.
  • Originality: the author submitting the article must download the Declaration of Originality, sign it and upload it to the system as supplementary material.
  • Conflicts of interest: after reading the Guidelines for declaring conflicts of interest, I declare that there are none. If subsequently approved, the corresponding author must sign the Declaration of conflicts of interest.
  • Open science compliance;: the author submitting the article must download the Declaration on Open Science Compliance, sign it and upload it to the system as supplementary material.
  • Authors’ statement of individual contributions: The REGEPE adopts the taxonomy structure of CRediT (Contributor Roles Taxonomy). The author submitting the article must fill in the form REGEPE - Information on Authors' Contributions and Acknowledgments, at the time of submission.
  • I confirm the quality of the submission in English (if applicable): If the article is submitted in English or when the English version is sent, upon approval of the submitted article (in Portuguese or Spanish), REGEPE will check the manuscript using the free AJE (American Journal Expert - Part of Springer Nature) Grammar Check tool. Only those manuscripts for which the tool indicates that Your Language Assessment Score (LAT) scores greater than or equal to 75th percentile, as shown in the following imagem example.

  • I undertake to act as a reviewer for the journal: As a form of reciprocity with the academic community, REGEPE reinforces the commitment that authors of approved papers have to act as reviewers for manuscripts submitted to the journal. In order to give visibility to the valuable voluntary effort involved in writing the review, REGEPE has the ReviewerCredits system integrated into the journal's OJS system, and the reviewer can select the options he or she wishes in relation to open science, i.e. the publication of his or her review, with or without identification.
  • I declare the truthfulness of the information.

Author Guidelines

The REGEPE Entrepreneurship and Small Business Journal publishes the following types of manuscripts:

  • Empirical-theoretical articles;
  • Case studies; and
  • Technological articles

Note on articles in "Literature Review" format: In the name of greater transparency in the editorial process, REGEPE would like to remind you that only highly structured "literature review" articles with clear and objective contributions to the research field will be accepted for further evaluation in the editorial process. It may be beneficial to review the introductory text on the subject, which was published by Emerald Publishing, as well as the study conducted by Kraus et al. (2020). Additionally, for a more lighthearted perspective, you might want to check out Prof. Peter Schulz's thoughts on the subject.

 

ALL SUBMISSION METADATA IN THE SYSTEM MUST BE FILLED OUT IN THE 3 LANGUAGES: PORTUGUESE, ENGLISH AND SPANISH.

 

HOW TO COMPLETE FINANCING INFORMATION IN THE SYSTEM [OPTIONAL]

If the study was funded, please inform: 

  • Agency Name (ACRONYM), Process Number (as coded by the agency)

Example of how to inform the source of financing

 

HOW TO COMPLETE THE JEL CLASSIFICATION INFORMATION IN THE SYSTEM [MANDATORY]

The Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) classification system is a standard method of classifying academic literature in the field of economics, which includes the area of ​​management. Access JEL here: 

  • Example: B31 D24 J53 M13 (Maximum 4). Type one at a time into the system and press the Enter key.
  • The SUBJECT field must be used

Example of how to enter JEL codes

 

HOW TO COMPLETE THE AFFILIATION AND SHORT BIO IN THE SYSTEM [MANDATORY]

When making the submission, the authors must fill in the affiliation data with: 

  • [Name of University, Institution or Organization] (ACRONYM), City, State, Country

Example:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA

When making the submission, authors must fill out a short biography respecting the following structure: 

  • [Full Name] is an [Professional Function] in the [Department/School/Company] + [Institution / University / Group]. Holds [Academic Education in descending order]. He/She [Positions, highlights, associations, distinctions]. Their areas [Research Interest Areas].

Example:

  • Fulano da Silva Sauro is an assistant professor of entrepreneurship in the department of administration and public policy at the University of XXX (UFX). He holds a doctorate from UFXX, a master's degree from UEXX and a degree from the IABB. His areas of interest include social entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ecosystems, and market analysis. He is a member of the National Association for Studies on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (ANEGEPE). He is distinguished member of YYY.

Example of the field in the system (When informing the authors)

 

GENERAL FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION
Applicable to all submission types

As final articles published in REGEPE are made with scientific publishing software such as InDesign and LaTeX, we minimize the requirement of pre-formatting in submitted works. Thus, authors need to pay attention to complying only with the following requirements:

 

NUMBER OF WORDS FOR EACH TYPE OF WORK

  • Empirical articles must have a minimum of 6,000 words and a maximum of 8,000 words, including abstracts, keywords, tables, figures, notes, appendices and bibliographical references;
  • Theoretical articles must have a minimum of 6,000 words and a maximum of 10,000 words, including abstracts, keywords, tables, figures, notes, appendices and bibliographical references;
  • Os artigos tecnológicos deverão ter no mínimo 4.000 palavras e no máximo 6.000 palavras, incluindo resumos, palavras-chave, tabelas, figuras, notas, apêndices e referências bibliográficas;
  • Case Sutdies must have a minimum of 4,000 words and a maximum of 6,000 words, including abstracts, keywords, tables, figures, notes, appendices and bibliographical references;

 

FIGURES

  • All figures (graphs, diagrams, screenshots and photographic images) must also be sent in electronic format, in a separate file, one by one;
  • When figures are editable, send the source file, for example: word file where the editable figure is, or any other source file such as .ai. (Adobe Illustrator, or Microsoft power-point, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Excel among others);
  • The font must be Cambria and be sure to use uniform sizes;
  • Number the figures according to their sequence in the text;
  • If it is not possible to provide editable figures, make sure that the figure is in .png format, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi;
  • Photographic images must be sent electronically and be of high quality (Example High Definition is a minimum of 1920x1080). Do not provide low resolution files. Images must be saved as .png files. If the images are third-party figures, images or photographs, you must send express authorization for their use or inform the source of the free database.

 

TABLES

  • Send the tables as editable text and not as images;
  • Number the tables consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text;
  • Follow APA 7a ed. formatting for tables.

 

POSITION OF TABLES AND FIGURES IN THE WORK

All Tables and Figures must be inserted at the end of the text, after the references starting on a new page. In the body of the text, indicate where each figure or table should be inserted, such as:

"------- Table 1 here -------",

or

"------- Figure 3 here -------". 

 

CITATION STYLE AND REFERENCES

  • All formalities for presenting these elements in the work must follow the recommendations of the APA style 7th edition. In this style, for example, there are no charts, illustrations or other designations, there are only Tables and Figures.
  • Also in this style, long citations are those longer than 40 words and not those longer than 3 lines.
  • We strongly recommend the use of bibliographic management software: such as EndNoteMendeleyZotero, among others, to automatically generate references.
  • DOI: all references must present the DOI (when available) following the format (https://doi.org/xxxxxxxxxx). The "dx.doi.org/xxx" format has been deprecated.

Examples

1) Book:

Rothwell, R., & Zegveld, W. (1982). Innovation and the small and medium sized firm: their role in employment and in economic change. Frances Pinter.

Parenthetical citation: (Rothwell & Zegveld, 1982); Narrative citation: Rothwell e Zegveld (1982)

 

2) Book Chapter:

Brush, C. G. (2008). Women Entrepreneurs: A Research Overview. In A. Basu, M. Casson, N. Wadeson, & B. Yeung (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199546992.003.0023

Parenthetical citation: (Brush, 2008); Narrative citation: Brush (2008)

 

3) Articles in journals

Stam, E. (2013). Knowledge and entrepreneurial employees: A country-level analysis. Small Business Economics, 41(4), 887–898. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-013-9511-y

Parenthetical citation: (Stam, 2013) ; Narrative citation: Stam (2013)

 

Sussan, F., & Ács, Z. J. (2017). The digital entrepreneurial ecosystem. Small Business Economics, 49(1), 55–73. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-017-9867-5

Parenthetical citation: (Sussan & Ács, 2017); Narrative citation: Sussan and Ács (2017)

 

4) Dissertation and thesis:

Wiklund, J. (1998). Small firms growth and performance: entrepreneurship and beyond [Doctoral dissertation, Jönköping University. Jönköping International Business School]. Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet. urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-207

Parenthetical citation: (Wiklund, 1998).; Narrative citation: Wiklund (1998)

 

5) Report:

OECD. (2018). Oslo Manual 2018: The measurement of Scientific, Technological and Innovation Activities (4th ed.). OECD Eurostat. https://doi.org/10.1787/9789264304604-en

Parenthetical citation: (OECD, 2018); Narrative citation: OECD (2018)

 

ENDNOTES

  • We ask that you avoid using them as much as possible. The purpose of including footnotes is not to divert the reader's attention from the main text to elements of secondary importance. These should be placed after the conclusions and numbered sequentially throughout the body of the text.
  • Footnote are not allowed.

 

LANGUAGES ACCEPTED IN THE SUBMISSION

In an internationalization movement for REGEPE, since 2020 it has started publishing all works with an English version. We will prioritize submissions made directly in English, however, we will always continue to value and encourage the publication of works in Portuguese, as well as continuing to accept submissions of works in Spanish.

However, all works that are originally submitted in Portuguese or Spanish will follow the editorial process normally, and authors whose articles are approved for publication in REGEPE will be asked to provide an English version of the last revision of the work in Portuguese or Spanish within a deadline. 20 days (Exceptions must be directed to the Editor-in-Chief). The translation must be carried out by a native speaker or a translator with experience in this activity, or by someone qualified to do so and who will be responsible for the translation.

Authors must forward the version of the approved article in English (American or British, as long as it is all in the same style), accompanied by a translation certificate or a letter attesting and being responsible for the quality of the translation. Or, if the translation is done by one of the authors, they must then provide a letter indicating the author(s) responsible for the translation, taking responsibility for its quality.

We emphasize that the name of the translator, reviewer or responsible for the translated version will be indicated in the article. 

FILES FOR SUBMISSION

At the time of submission, the following documents must be submitted:

Original manuscript [MANDATORY]

Containing the original text WITHOUT ANY IDENTIFICATION OF AUTHORSHIP OR INFORMATION THAT ALLOWS IDENTIFICATION OF AUTHORITY. REGEPE has a double, blind and peer review process. This means that at least two reviewers, specialists in the subject of the submitted work, will be invited to evaluate and give their suggestions and comments. However, they will not at any time identify the authorship of the work, thus seeking an impartial and impartial evaluation process.

All work content must be submitted in a single file in PDF format or Microsoft Word 6.0 or higher (DOC or DOCX), and must include all elements according to each type of submission, which includes title, abstract, keywords keys, body text, references, tables and figures.

The three forms [MANDATORY]:

The online filling form [MANDATORY]:

Figures [MANDATORY]:

  • Upload to the system according to the instructions above. 

If the submitted article is in English and was not written by an author whose native language is English [MANDATORY]:

  • Upload the Translation Certificate or Declaration attesting to the quality of the translation or taking responsibility for it (even if the translation was done by one of the authors). We emphasize that the name of the translator will be informed in the article, and we will not make any corrections or adjustments to the translation.

 

Supplementary Documents [Optional]

Supplementary documents, additional analyses, additional references, tables, figures or any content that may serve as “additional” content for readers may be submitted. These supplementary documents will not be evaluated by reviewers.

 

In case of manuscript approval

If the submitted manuscript is approved in REGEPE, that is, it will be published, the corresponding author, on behalf of all the others (if any), will receive guidance through the system to:

Create and submit the Video Abstract in the system::

Research Articles

SUBMISSION OF EMPIRICAL OR THEORETICAL ARTICLES

The manuscript, which will contain the body of the text and will be submitted in the main file of the site, must have the following format:

  • Title of the article: the articles must contain the title in Portuguese, English and Spanish, the first being in the language of the article. 
  • Structured abstract in three languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.

REGEPE, accompanying the evolution of impact periodicals, has been trying to consolidate some actions. Among them, we opted for the structured summary. It is a model that brings relevant information from the articles, facilitates reading and covers information of a theoretical and practical nature.

The STRUCTURED ABSTRACT includes the following MANDATORY items and, in its composition, had to have up to 250 words:

  1. Objective of the study: Indicate the objective of the work, that is, what it intends to demonstrate or describe.
  2. Methodology/approach: Indicate the scientific method used in conducting the study. In the case of theoretical essays, it is recommended that the author(s) indicate the theoretical approach adopted.
  3. Main results: Briefly indicate the main results achieved.
  4. Theoretical/methodological contributions: Indicate the main theoretical and/or methodological implications that were achieved through the findings of the study carried out.
  5. Relevance/originality: Indicate the theoretical gap in which the study is inserted, also presenting the academic relevance of the theme.
  6. Social / management contributions: Indicate the main managerial and/or social implications achieved through the findings of the study carried out.
  7. Keywords: Four to eight keywords that characterize the work, starting with a capital letter, separated by a dot, in the corresponding languages.

STRUCTURE OF THE TEXT BODY

Start immediately after presenting the items above, without inserting a new page for each subtitle.

The conventional parts of a theoretical-empirical scientific article should preferably include:

  • Introduction
  • Theoretical Backgroud
  • Methods
  • Presentation of Results and analysis
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Appendices

The Appendix can be used to provide supplementary and/or additional documents that, although not published in the article, may be made available to readers on the journal's website as an additional resource.

Technology Articles

SUBMISSION OF TECHNOLOGICAL ARTICLES

REGEPE encourages the production of Technological Articles as a result of the activities of the Professional Master and Doctorate Programs. Submissions to the Technology Articles session should address issues relevant to both an academic and professional audience in the area of entrepreneurship. Manuscripts should be structured, necessarily considering: 1) the identification and development of a problem or opportunity; 2) the scientific basis with appropriate and judicious use of citations from sources, even if its presentation is in a format that favors non-technical reading, accessible to the public of non-academic environments; 3) the succinct description of the methodological procedures adopted; and 4) the provision of relevant practical solutions, which go beyond description, to offer prescriptive advice. Manuscripts should be written in clear, non-technical language, accessible to a wide audience. Unnecessary use of jargon and technical terminologies should be avoided.

STRUCTURE OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL ARTICLE

  • Title (in Portuguese, English and Spanish): We suggest a short, attractive, informative and specific title, which represents the smallest summary of the text. Ambiguities, abbreviations and indications of methodological procedures adopted should be avoided when these are not the essence of the article proposal. The focus should be on the main contribution.
  • Structured abstract in three languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.

REGEPE, accompanying the evolution of impact periodicals, has been trying to consolidate some actions. Among them, we opted for the structured summary. It is a model that brings relevant information from the articles, facilitates reading and covers information of a theoretical and practical nature.

The STRUCTURED ABSTRACT includes the following MANDATORY items and, in its composition, had to have up to 250 words:

  1. Objective of the study: Indicate the objective of the work, that is, what it intends to demonstrate or describe.
  2. Methodology/approach: Indicate the scientific method used in conducting the study. In the case of theoretical essays, it is recommended that the author(s) indicate the theoretical approach adopted.
  3. Main results: Briefly indicate the main results achieved.
  4. Theoretical/methodological contributions: Indicate the main theoretical and/or methodological implications that were achieved through the findings of the study carried out.
  5. Relevance/originality: Indicate the theoretical gap in which the study is inserted, also presenting the academic relevance of the theme.
  6. Social / management contributions: Indicate the main managerial and/or social implications achieved through the findings of the study carried out.
  7. Keywords: Four to eight keywords that characterize the work, starting with a capital letter, separated by a dot, in the corresponding languages.
  • Introductory Part: The text should begin with an introductory title and we suggest that authors use titles and subtitles throughout the text for easy reading. Titles should be descriptive and informative, but not in the traditional academic style. For example, we suggest that instead of using "Introduction", authors favor a descriptive introductory title over their content. The goal is to guide the reader with a more engaging language. The introductory text should: 1) explain the theme (mandatorily related to entrepreneurship) in which the article is inserted; 2) develop a current and relevant contextualization, presenting historical factors, always with referenced facts and evidence data of the real world (not only academic references); 3) identify and develop the problem or opportunity for which a solution will be presented; 4) define the objective(s) of the study; 5) highlight the practical contributions of the article; and 6) describe the structure of the article for the reader.
  • Part of the Scientific Foundation: Here we also suggest that authors favor descriptive title(s) (s) over their text content. The manuscript should present a scientific dialogue with the main authors related to its theme, demonstrating what is already known and/or explaining the main concepts necessary for the proposal of the article.
  • Part of the Methodological Procedures: It is necessary to describe, briefly, the procedures performed for data collection and analysis, in a way necessary to prove the scientific rigor. We encourage the use of visual schemes that demonstrate the step-by-step search.
  • Part of the Solution Presentation: In this part, the text should describe the proposed solution. The proposal should go beyond the description and offer prescriptive advice, theoretically based. It is suggested, whenever possible, the materialization of the proposal, for example, if the proposal is a framework for decision-making , which is constructed and presented the framework, in this part of the text.
  • Concluding Part: The conclusive text should: 1) recover the objective and demonstrate how it was achieved; 2) demonstrate practical (compulsorily) and theoretical (optionally) contributions; 3) to present the limitations of the research and 4) to list suggestions for future research.
  • References: According to the general rules of REGEPE.

 

OTHER OBSERVATIONS

  • The report must be unheard of in Brazil or another country, and the inclusion of part or preliminary version of the same in the fields of scientific events of any nature is not considered to be a breach of novelty;
  • The report cannot be submitted to simultaneous evaluation in another journal;
  • The report must be written correctly in grammatical terms. The reviewers will not make corrections;
  • The editor and/or any individual or institution linked to its collegiate bodies are not responsible for the opinions, ideas, concepts and positions expressed in the texts, because they are the sole responsibility of their author (or authors);

Case study

SUBMISSION OF CASES STUDY

The teaching case must be contained in three documents:

  1. The case
  2. Teaching Notes
  3. Copyright Statement

 

1. Case

This section is intended to receive reports of experience experienced within the organizations that allow learning about the topics of interest of REGEPE. It should contain an exhibition, with clear and fluent text, describing a decision-making context and a real decision-making problem. The case should be documented with actual data and dates

Structure of Cases Study

  • Title (in Portuguese, English and Spanish)
  • Structured abstract in three languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish.

REGEPE, accompanying the evolution of impact periodicals, has been trying to consolidate some actions. Among them, we opted for the structured summary. It is a model that brings relevant information from the articles, facilitates reading and covers information of a theoretical and practical nature.

The STRUCTURED ABSTRACT includes the following MANDATORY items and, in its composition, had to have up to 250 words:

  1. Objective of the case: Indicate the objective of the work, that is, what it intends to demonstrate or describe.
  2. Dilemma or problem: Clearly describe the dilemma or problem.
  3. Relevance/originality: Indicate the theoretical gap in which the study is inserted, also presenting the academic relevance of the theme.
  4. Keywords: Four to eight keywords that characterize the work, starting with a capital letter, separated by a dot, in the corresponding languages.
  • Introduction evidencing the problem in which the case is included. The introduction must have at least 25 lines and a maximum of one page;
  • Description of the company, its products and/or services, market, a brief history, sector of activity, financial indicators, among other information relevant to the case;
  • Detailed presentation of the problem or dilemma being investigated/analyzed/solved.
    Present the characters involved, context of decision making, among other information present in the scene. In this part, signal some decision alternatives, without, however, exhausting possible alternatives, which can be created by the students in the discussion activity of the case;
  • Closing the case, creating concerns to think about what this company would look like from the scenario presented;
  • Questions at the end of the text for discussion in the classroom. These have the role of conducting the situation, as a script, besides assisting the teacher in conducting the activity;
  • Present the Educational Objectives;
  • Source of data collection;
  • Recommended use

OTHER OBSERVATIONS

  • The case should be unheard of in Brazil or another country, and the inclusion of part or preliminary version of the same in the fields of scientific events of any nature is not considered a breach of novelty;
  • The case cannot be submitted to simultaneous evaluation in another journal;
  • The Editor may suggest changes to the case both with regard to the content of the matter and in relation to the adequacy of the text to the drafting and presentation standards (APA 7th ed.);
  • The case should be written correctly in grammatical terms. The reviewers will not make corrections;
  • The editor and/or any individual or institution linked to its collegiate bodies are not responsible for the opinions, ideas, concepts and positions expressed in the texts, because they are the sole responsibility of their author (or authors);
  • References;

 

2. TEACHING NOTES

All teaching cases submitted to REGEPE must be accompanied by teaching notes, according to the guidelines:

  • Develop theoretical content, necessary to discuss the subject, related to the teaching case.
  • Present proposals and pedagogical alternatives related to the application of the teaching case in the classroom.
  • It should follow suggestions of discussion dynamics or applicable activities, presenting what are the expected behaviors on the part of students, positive and /or negative;
  • Describe the physical, structural and/or laboratory environment, which can provide better development of the case.
  • Analysis of possible alternatives of decisions/solutions of the organizational situation focused on the text of the case, in order to support the work of the teacher who will apply the case and collaborate with the achievement of relevant results in the use of the teaching case as a teaching tool.

 

3. COPYRIGHT STATEMENT

It is very important that the company that originated the teaching case authorizes the publication of the data. Thus, written authorization is fundamental for the publication of the case and the responsibility of the authors to provide the authorization of the company/organization in order to publish the case in REGEPE.

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