BAR is a scholarly journal on business and public administration published quarterly since 2004 by ANPAD (Brazilian Academy of Management). It is a fully open-access online journal that abides by the principles of COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment). It does not charge authors, readers or institutions in any way and does not organize special issues as per the request of individuals, institutions or conferences. BAR is available in most reputed indexing services, including SCOPUS.
BAR’s mission is to advance scholarly knowledge on management and organizational theories and their implications for business and public administration by means of the global dissemination of conceptual and empirical studies developed in Brazil and other countries.
BAR publishes conceptual and empirical studies in the broad interests of business and public administration. Theoretical and methodological perspectives are welcome as long as they are insightful also for practice. To be published in BAR, documents must convey theoretical, methodological and applied advancements to the frontiers of scholarly knowledge. BAR\'s editorial scope for research articles does not include teaching cases, theoretical essays, opinion papers or purely applied practitioner-oriented technical material.
4. Target audience
BAR’s target audience is the Brazilian and the global scholarly communities in all interests of business and public administration.
Documents of interest for a BAR issue include editorial prefaces (section "Editorial"), interviews with renowned scholars (section "Interview"), original studies (section "Research articles") and outstanding opinion articles that challenge current paradigms or describe unique experiences on the application of theories (section "Thinking Outside the Box"). All submitted documents must be unpublished and not be under consideration for publication in any other venue. Previous publication in conference proceedings would not violate the originality requirements, but we recommend that all situations are first discussed with the editorial office and informed in the cover letter upon submission. Submissions must be in English and are subject to editorial screening and double-blind peer review.
6. Editorial boards
BAR’s editorial boards are as follows:
6.1 Editorial policy committee (EPC)
The EPC, also known as the advisory board, consists of:
The EPC is responsible for:
6.2 Editor-in-chief (EIC)
Overall, the EIC coordinates the editorial process and assumes the ultimate responsibility for the journal’s quality, as the EIC has the final word on the accepted and rejected documents and the organization of each issue. The EIC also leads a series of other actions, such as the organization of special issues, the design of features for the journal’s website, and campaigns geared towards promoting the journal. The nomination for the person to occupy the EIC position should consider many factors, including: leadership and recognition in the scholarly community as an author, reviewer and member of editorial boards, commitment to editorial deadlines, ability to promote the work of other researchers and to guide them through the editorial process, development of work plans for BAR, effectiveness in meeting multiple requests from institutions to which BAR is connected, participation in outstanding academic networks, and evidence of professional and interpersonal ethics.
The EIC is particularly responsible for:
6.3 The senior editors (SE)
The SEs are nominated by the EIC, subject to EPC’s right to veto. The SE board represents all key areas of expertise within BAR’s interest on business and public administration. Those areas of expertise are closely related to ANPAD’s academic divisions. SEs can be affiliated to any institution in the world, but they are typically chosen among the most reputed scholars affiliated to ANPAD. Their role is to manage the review process of documents submitted to their areas of expertise, subject to the documents having passed the EIC desk review and their own SE desk review. They are responsible for working with AEs and reviewers in the editorial process and writing a review report to the EIC. They also advise the EIC on BAR interests, particularly within their areas of expertise, such as when planning for special issues and new nominations for the AE board.
6.4 The associate editors (AE)
The AEs are nominated by the EIC or by an SE, subject to EPC’s right to veto. The primary incumbency of an AE is to analyze submitted documents based on his or her expertise on the dominant topic of the document. If the document has merits to undergo a full review process, the AE will assign two or three reviewers to work on it. The AE will also manage the deadlines and write a review report to the SE or directly to the EIC. AEs may serve in a permanent or ad-hoc fashion. Permanent AEs are expected to manage more review processes than ad-hoc AEs. Ad-hoc AEs may be promoted to the permanent AE board depending on the quality of their work for BAR. As AEs gain seniority in BAR, they become eligible for the SE board.
6.5 The editorial assistant (EA)
The EA is responsible for managing the journal’s staff and the workflow of the editorial process, including:
The EA is nominated by the EIC, subject to approval by the EPC’s president.
6.6 The editorial review board (ERB)
BAR’s ERB consists of renowned scholars from the academic community spanning the broadest scope possible of scholarly knowledge in business and public administration. They also represent a diversity of institutions and regions in the world. ERB members are invited in an ad-hoc fashion by the EIC, an SE or an AE to review documents submitted to BAR within their areas of expertise.