Author Guidelines

Submission of a manuscript to the journal implies that all authors have read and agreed to its content and that the manuscript conforms to the journal’s policies. The manuscript should not have been previously published or should not be under consideration for publication in another journal. Manuscripts should not exceed 7000 words.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project should be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

Submissions of theoretical work and empirical studies in either Spanish or English are accepted. However, works in Spanish need to be accompanied by an English translation of the paper, i.e., the title, abstract, keywords, the main body, references, and figures and tables (if applicable). If the paper is accepted, both Spanish and English versions will be published.

JMGS shall require a statement that no part of the manuscript was falsified, fabricated, plagiarized. Falsification, fabrication, or plagiarism can lead to retraction and reprimand from the journal. It is the author’s responsibility to retract or correct errors promptly.

For articles with sensitive information, JMGS may require proof of approval by the authors’ university ethics committee or its equivalent, which includes proof of informed consent, statement regarding potential conflict of interest and source of financial support.

The manuscript and its accompanying files should be formatted according to the following formatting guidelines:

  1. The submission file should be a Word document (.doc or .docx). The text should be single-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman. Italics should be used for emphasis (not bold or underlined).
  2. A submitted manuscript should include the title, abstract, keywords, the main body, references, and figures and tables (if applicable) and arranged as follows:
    • Page 1: Title Page (please refer to the attached template). The main body of the article should not contain the names of the authors. To ensure a blind review, all references to the author’s identity must be removed from the main body and notes.
    • Page 2: Abstract (no more than 250 words) that covers the purpose of the study, the methodology/framework used, the highlight of the findings, and the novelty/value of the article
    • Page 2: Keywords (maximum of six concepts)
    • Page 3 onwards: The Article (main body) should include the following contents/parts, albeit with different headings:
      1. Purpose of the study/statement of the problem
      2. Design/methodology/framework of the study
      3. Findings/results/discussion, e.g., thoughtful and meaningful discussion of the situation in light of possible valuable and constructive actions
      4. Novelty/originality/value/contribution of the study
    • Figures and Charts should be submitted separately from the main body of the article; however, please indicate the desired location of the figure in the article. Please ensure the high quality of diagrams, drawings, and images.
    • Tables should be submitted separately from the main body of the article. Please indicate clearly the labels in the tables as well as the location of these tables in the article.
    • The text should adhere to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements of the Academy of Management Journal Style Guide (2014) for both in-text citation and References.
    • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Article Publishing Charge

There are no Article Publishing Charges (APC) for publication of the journal on all submissions.

Online Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript through the online Manuscript Tracking System (MTS) following the instructions given on the screen. Only Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf) files can be submitted through the MTS, and there is no page limit. Submissions by anyone other than one of the authors will not be accepted. The submitting author takes responsibility for the manuscript during submission and peer review. If for some technical reason, submission through the MTS is not possible, the author can contact jmgs@ateneo.edu for support.

Revised manuscripts

The authors must submit the revised version of their submissions within one month of receiving the editorial decision. Revision does not mean that the manuscript will be accepted for publication, as the amended submissions could be sent out for reevaluation. In response to reviewers’ comments, the authors must ensure that each comment is followed by their revision and/or response. In instances where an author disagrees with a comment or suggestion of a reviewer, please justify the reason. Any associated changes in the manuscript must be highlighted in the revised form of the manuscript to facilitate the process of re-evaluation.

After acceptance

Upon acceptance, your article will be exported to production to undergo typesetting. once the typesetting is complete, you will receive the proofs.