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Civilizar de Empresa y Economía English


Approach and Scope

Adaptación_repositorio_3Civilizar de Empresa y Economia is a peer-reviewed international scientific journal which is published twice a year. It is committed to publishing scholarly research on economic analysis, administrative management, foreign trade, socioeconomic studies, business strategy and policy, corporate social responsibility, and entrepreneurship, amongst others.

Research and review articles are welcomed. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically; these will immediately be subjected to a preliminary revision by the Editorial Committee. The Committee will verify if the manuscript fulfils the requirements for peer-review. If accepted, this will be communicated to the author and the manuscript will be forwarded to at least two reviewers. The results, along with copies of the reviews, will be communicated as quickly as possible to the author. If the reviewers disagree in the evaluation of the manuscript, it shall be subjected to a third reviewer. In any case, the Committee will inform the author about the process.

Civilizar de Empresa y Economia is published by the International School of Administration and Marketing (EIAM) and the School of Economics from the Sergio Arboleda University. It is internally financed and free of APC (Article Processing Charge). Articles are mainly published in Spanish, but it encourages the reception and publication of articles in other languages. The publication of the journal is done in PDF format and in the OJS (Open Journal Systems), as well as in print.

Our journal is indexed in databases like Globethics and Latindex Catalog.

Editorial Committee

      • Director: Pascual Amezquita, PhD (Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Colombia)
      • Editor: Diana Patricia Niño, PhD student (Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Colombia)
      • Editor: Luis Ángel Madrid, PhD student (Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Colombia)
      • José Julián Cao, PhD (Lehman College, U.S.A.)
      • Lorena Palacios, PhD. (Universidad del Norte, Colombia)

Editorial Assistant

      • Andrea Catalina Torres Salazar, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Colombia

Science Committee

      • Dr. Frank Chaloupka, PhD (University of Illinois at Chicago)
      • Jorge Alfonso González González, PhD (Tecnológico de Monterrey, México)
      • Miguel Alzola, PhD (Fordham University, EE.UU)
      • Ignacio Ferrero, PhD (Universidad de Navarra, España)
      • Dusan Paredes, PhD (Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile)
      • Gabriela Antosova, PhD (College of Regional Development in Prague and in Brno, República Checa)
      • Nguyen Hoang Anh, PhD (Foreign Trade University, Vietnam)
      • Marc Cohen, PhD (Seattle University, EE.UU.)
      • Jean-Claude Thill, PhD (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, EE.UU.)
      • Stephan Brunow, PhD (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung, Alemania)
      • Kemi Ogunyemi, PhD (Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria)


Civilizar de Empresa y Economía adheres to a code of ethics which is directed toward both publishers and authors, and founded on the parameters of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). This seeks to ensure that the magazine and its contents promote integrity and scientific quality in the research papers published, for authors, editors and, the scientific community, in general.

The code of ethics of Civilizar de Empresa y Economía abides by the following s:

The Journal does not accept behaviors such as plagiarism and will verify the level of originality of each manuscript, through the use of specialized software.

In the event of alleged plagiarism, the Editorial Committee has set up a series of steps in order to prove or disprove said assumption. First, thanks to the experience and knowledge of its editors, in matters of intellectual property, the initial phase of any assumption will be under their responsibility; which consist of assessing the case.

After making said assessment and assuming that it is a case of plagiarism; the second step consists of determining the treatment to be given. This is due to the possible extent of the situation and the degree of seriousness of its implications. The third step is to notify the author of a plagiarism alert, in parallel with appropriate tests, if required, in which a dialogue is opened to set out the situation and allow the author to state his/her position. All related feedback will be made through the OJS or directly to the contact email.

In the fourth step, the statement made by the author will be assessed, and a course of action determined (e.g. removes the fragment, quotes properly, among others). If the author fails to address the request, the editor, will file a letter reporting the plagiarism committed and the sanctions that could apply to the author, signed by the Editorial Committee of the magazine, through the OJS or via email.

Any article that promotes any type of social, ethnic, racial, sexual, political or religious discrimination or offends the reputation of persons living or dead will not be published.

The Journal is not liable for the opinions of the authors or readers or any violation they may commit to domestic or international law and in particular, to copyright.

In addition to the above, the author grants a user license to the Sergio Arboleda University on the economic rights of author regarding the manuscript submitted for review and possible publication. Therefore, the Sergio Arboleda University will have the reproduction, public communication, public distribution, translation, adaptation, correction rights or other transformations considered relevant for the manuscript submitted.

In the event of a conflict of interest, impartiality is guaranteed among the editors, authors, reviewers, committee members, etc., during the decision process; this, in turn, strengthens the commitment that the magazine is based on transparency and integrity principles. In following with this basis, the publication also guarantees the publication of interesting topics or relevant aspects that can be useful for authors, as well as the names of the members of the Scientific Committee and the Editorial Committee, the Director and the Editors of the Journal.

Privacy statement

In following with the guidelines established by the Superintendence of Industry and Commerce, Civilizar de Empresa y Economía endeavors to guarantee Habeas Data, understood it as “the right that every person has to know, update and rectify any personal information has been collected in files and databases of a public or private nature “(SIC,). In the pursuit of that objective, the names and email addresses entered in this Journal will be used exclusively for the purposes stated and will not be provided to third parties or used for other purposes.

For purposes of indexation of the publication, the following types of documents are received:

a. Article on the partial progress or final outcome of a research project
b. Reflection article, this is a document that presents research results from the author’s analytical, interpretative or critical perspective, on a specific topic
c. Assessment or review article, defined by Colciencias as a written document which systematizes and analyzes the results of research, published or not, on a specific field of knowledge
d. The unedited version of oral presentations presented at conferences

Similarly, at the discretion of the Journal’s Committee other forms of publication referred to in the National Bibliographic Index, Publindex, may be received:

• Short article
• Case report
• Paper presented at an event, indicating place and date of the event
• Book review or criticism of books or publications
• Translations
• Letters to the editor

Formal aspects and structure of the article.

1. Articles submitted to the journal must be unpublished; with a minimum of 4,000 words and a maximum of 8,000 words. The format should be letter size, double spaced, with 3 cm margins, and Times 12 font. The reference method required by the Journal is the one proposed by the American Psychological Association (APA) in its latest version, commonly known as APA Standards. This is the “style of organization and presentation of information most commonly used in the social sciences area” (APA Standards, sf). Authors are requested to fully comply with said reference standards when submitting the manuscript.

2. 2. The document may be written in Spanish, English or French, and must include:

a- One page including the title corresponding to the main idea of the article; name of the author (s),the institution which carried out the work and contact details. After this page the document must remain anonymous, in order to be sent to the peer reviewers

b- It must indicate the name of the research project from which the article originates and the organization which finances it

c- A summary in Spanish and English in less than 120 words, covering the content of the article and its translation in English (abstract) and Spanish, if applicable. At the end of the summary, key words must be included, no more than six, which offer an idea of the basic issues found in the article. These words must be organized from the highest to the lowest degree of generality

d- If applicable, JEL notation should be used.

e- The body of the research article shall contain:
• Introduction: overview of the topic and the results obtained.
• Research question and method: Statement of the research question and synthesis of the methodological approach; class or type of research; processes; techniques and strategies used for the collection and analysis of information
• Content: Presentation of the research results
• Conclusions
• References

f- Graphs and tables are inserted in the text with their corresponding numbers, in order of presentation and with their corresponding title. Graphics should be in grayscale, never in color.

g- g. The articles must have adequate references. Review or assessment articles, according to Publindex- Colciencias requirements, must contain a minimum of fifty references.

3. References:
a- A list in alphabetical order will be included at the end of the article, following international American Psychological Association standards (APA).

b- References in the text: referencing by author (last name), date (publication) allows the reader to find them in the list at the end of article. When the name is part of the narrative, only the year of publication of the article is included, in parentheses. When the name and date are part of the narrative, brackets for the name are omitted.

c- In the case of multiple authors, all should be referenced, the first time. Only then can et al be added, plus the year of publication. If there are only two authors, both are referenced whenever it occurs.

If the number of authors is more than five, only the first one is referenced, adding et al and the year of publication.

In the case of multiple references, the general rule is followed, but the various references are divided using semicolons.

d- Special care must be taken to observe the formalities of the APA system in the final list. Check

4. Originals will not be returned, nor will articles that do not meet the above standards be considered for publishing.

5. The Editorial Committee of the Journal reserves the right to make the necessary formal amendments in order to adapt the text to the publication standards.

6. Once published, it is understood that the author has granted a user license to the Sergio Arboleda University on the economic rights of author regarding the manuscript. Therefore, the reproduction of the article is at the discretion of the Editor.

The manuscript will be submitted through the OJS, which can be found in the link for the repository. You must register and login to submit items online and to check the status of current submissions.

Peer review process

In order to comply with international standards, effective October 1, 2016, Civilizar de Empresa y Economía enables authors interested in publishing their works to submit their manuscripts through the Open Journal Systems (OJS). Similarly, evaluators conducting assessments are requested to carry out their assessment through said system.

The peer review method carried out by the Journale begins with the verification of the manuscript submitted by the author through the OJS, the manuscript if accepted by the Editorial Committee will be checked by an anti-plagiarism program. If no observations are found, it will be reviewed by two anonymous peers, who must fill out an evaluation form within a maximum period of three months. Following the parameters of the Elsevier Editorial, Civilizar de Empresa y Economía continues the review using the method known as double blind review, according to which both the reviewer and the author remain anonymous, in order to prevent any kind of bias that may affect the impartiality of the review. In addition, this type of review ensures that despite the prestige of an author, the assessment will be based on the quality of their writing and not on his/her reputation.

In the event that the peer review disagrees, the manuscript will be subjected to review by a third blind peer. In either case, the Editorial Committee will always keep the author (s) informed. The Editorial Committee will decide, according to the assessments, if the manuscript is to be published, returned to the author for corrections or definitively rejected. Within the following eight days of receiving the assessment, the Editorial Committee will inform the author of the procedure that he/she must follow. In the event that the document is accepted, subject to corrections by the author, he/she will have a maximum of two weeks to send the corrected manuscript. Once the new version is received, the Editorial Committee will have one week to verify compliance of the recommendations to finally decide on its publication. In this event, it shall be sent to the publisher, who shall be entitled to introduce formal modifications in terms of design, spelling and style required, to align the text to publication standards. To ensure our Journal updates the knowledge published, as the articles are approved, and diagrammed, they will be published in the Journal’s OJS. However, only when all articles are ready for publication the issue will be printed.