Manuscript Preparation Guide

How to submit a manuscript to M@n@gement

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure that you carefully read and adhere to the information for authors and submission guidelines provided below. Manuscripts that do not conform to these guidelines will be returned. Please check also our editorial policy (see About the Journal page). Manuscript can be submitted in French or in English. If they are accepted, all French manuscripts need to be translated to English and copy edited by a professional (at the costs of the authors). We recommend removing the manuscript from conferences websites or public repositories if a version is made available before submission.

Please be aware that the manuscript will be ran through an anti-plagiarism software (iThenticate).

When your manuscript is ready, it must be submitted through our online system

Submission guidelines 

  1. The submission has not been published before; it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else
  2. The format of the submission must be in pdf and anonymized and must not have a title page.
  3. The title page should be uploaded separately and should include 1) title of manuscript, 2) name of author(s), 3) name of department(s) and institution(s), 4) name, full postal and email address of the corresponding author
  4. The first page of the manuscript should include 1) title of manuscript, 2) abstract of 250 words (maximum) containing at least the gap and research question, main results and contributions, 3) keywords (5 maximum)
  5. The word count should range between 8,000 and 11,000 words (including references). In specific cases, longer versions could be accepted
  6. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman); employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); uses single quotes throughout the document and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text. 
  7. Keep footnotes at a strict minimum. Should you want to use some, please use numerated footnotes (not endnotes)
  8. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined here
  9. The manuscript has been approved by all co-authors, complies with ethical standards and engages in inclusive citational practices

In text citation rules

  1. Simple reference: (Adler, 2002) for one author, (Adler & Kwon, 2002) for two authors
  2. More than two authors (even at first mention): (Schuller et al., 2000)
  3. Several references: (Adler & Kwon, 2002; Maskell, 2000; Schuller et al., 2000). Order citations alphabetically
  4. Citations following a quote: '.....' (Adler & Kwon, 2002, p. 24)
  5. Include page numbers for quotes
  6. Avoid references to or citations of unpublished papers
  7. References should begin on a separate page headed REFERENCES
  8. If a DOI has been assigned to the article that you are using, you should include this after the page numbers for the article

References rules (cf. APA style)

  1. Journal article: Adler, P. S. & Kwon, S. W. (2002). Social capital: Prospects for a new concept. Academy of Management Review, 27(1), 17-40. DOI: 10.2307/4134367.
  2. Book: Field, J. (2004). Social capital. Routledge.
  3. Chapter in book: Maskell, P. (2000). Social capital, innovation, and competitiveness. In S. Baron, J. Field & T. Schuller (Eds.), Social capital: Critical perspectives (pp. 111-123). Oxford University Press.
  4. Edited book: Baron, S., Field, J. & Schuller, T. (Eds.) (2000). Social capital: Critical perspectives. Oxford University Press.
  5. Dissertation: Caprette, C.L. (2005). Conquering the cold shudder: The origin and evolution of snake eyes. (Unpublished or published doctoral dissertation), Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  6. Communications: Bailey, C. (2019). How to get your brain to focus. TEDxManchester. Talk presented at 2019 TEDx conference, Manchester, U.K.
  7. Article in a magazine: Henry, W. A. (1990, April). Making the grade in today's schools. Time, 135, 28-3
  8. Article from an online periodical: Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living web. A list apart: For people who make websites, 149. Retrieved from
  9. Report: American Psychiatric Association (2000). Practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with eating disorders (2nd ed.). URL.