Online Submission

Scope and Policy


RAUSP publishes original empirical and theoretical research in the field of management in order to contribute to the development of the area. All empirical methods - including quantitative, qualitative, field, and laboratory methods - are accepted. To be published, the article should present both empirical and theoretical relevant contributions. The articles will be accepted after an analysis by the editors that make the first evaluation. In case of preliminary approval, the articles are sent to the reviewers.


The articles may be submitted in English or Portuguese (provided the authors submit a final version in English for publication), and must respect various aspects regarding scope, purpose, format, and life cycle.

The articles may cover a wide range of topics and management practices in different industrial sectors, geographic areas and functional specialties.

RAUSP readers should be motivated to establish a discussion agenda within their organizations about the concepts presented in the Journal. To this end, the articles should provide unprecedented insights that help to enhance the experience of managers and researchers, increase knowledge about how organizations function, and improve understanding of how to deal with the growing management challenges. Articles can fulfill this main objective in four different ways: by offering new ideas and different approaches to management; by describing best practices and management techniques used in different organizations; by analyzing innovative solutions for practical management cases; and by communicating recent cutting-edge research in the management field.

Articles for publication in RAUSP should be presented in a format that enhances their concept, using the following predetermined structure: presentation of the conceptual objective, development of the thought process, and conclusions.  
Articles should be of lasting interest. They should not be perishable products, devoid of future value. Their ideas and concepts should be sound enough to continue to be of interest for a long time.

The articles submitted for appreciation are evaluated by an Ad Hoc Body of Evaluators, using the double-blind review system, meaning that throughout the evaluation process, the Evaluators are unaware of who the author(s) is(are) and vice-versa.



Form and preparation of manuscripts


Technical features of the articles

Articles submitted for evaluation for publication must have the following technical characteristics:

• Format: Page – A4; .doc; Font – Times New Romansize 12; Paragraph – before and after, “0” points, between the lines “1.5”, justified alignment; Margins – left, right, top and bottom of page, 2 cm.  
• The author(s) should not be identified in the body of the text or in the file properties.
• All names of contributing authors must be added to the submission system and their names arranged in the correct order for publication. The full name must be in the exact format that should appear for publication, including or excluding any middle names or initials as required.
• Correct email addresses must be provided for each author in their separate author accounts.
• The affiliation of each author should be where they were based while conducting the research for the paper.
• The title of the paper should not exceed eight words.
• The preferred format for titles is as follows: first level - bold; following subtitles - italics.
• The article must have a maximum of 8000 words, including the body of the text, references, appendices, tables, figures and notes.
• Authors must provide between three and five appropriate and short keywords in the submission.
• Authors should provide a structured summary in their submission as detailed structure below:
• Objective (required)
• Design / methodology / approach (required)
• Findings (required)
• Research limitations / implications (if applicable)
• Practical implications (if applicable)
• Social implications (if applicable)
• Originality / value (required)
• Maximum of 250 words in total.

• Authors should avoid the use of personal pronouns within the structured abstract and the body of the article.
• Notes should be numbered sequentially and presented before the bibliographic references.  
• The bibliographic references should be cited in the body of the article, indicating the surname of the author(s), and year and page of the publication. They should be presented in alphabetical order at the end of the text, complying with APA (American Psychological Association) standards

• Articles should be submitted via


Sending the manuscripts



The author and coauthors should be registered or should register in the submission system and follow the steps in the website to submit their article. 


The articles submitted will be evaluated by an Ad Hoc Body of Evaluators, using the double-blind review system. This means that throughout the process, the author(s) is(are) not revealed to the Evaluators and vice-versa