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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • Check that the name of the author/authors is/are not in the first page of the submitted manuscript, and that there are no indications of the identity of the author throughout the text
  • Carefully make sure that the Abstract follows the instructions for authors in this journal, so that the abstract clearly and explicitly indicate: subject, research question, major gaps in the literature addressed in your submission, theoretical framework, most relevant sources, methodology, and contribution to the literature.
  • Make sure that the lenght of your paper does not exceed an average of 8,000 words
  • Before uploading your manuscript make sure that notes and references, as well as tables or figures, are in the journal style as indicated in the journal website
  • Non-native English speakers must have an specialized English native speaker revising the text in every stage of the editorial process. Each author is responsible of this requirement. The journal may suggest possible names of English native speakers if requested.
  • Check that there is no plagiarism, even self-plagiarism (using text, tables, figures, already published). There are tools like URKUND that can help authors check this requirement.

Author Guidelines

Authors must make sure before uploading the file with their paper that the file submitted does not contain the name of the author/s, or any indication that may explicitly reveal the identity of the author/s, to guarantee the journal peer-review policies

The maximum lenght must be around 8,000 words, including references and tables.

The font size and type to be used is Times New Roman 12

Double space between lines

Structure: All articles must have a clear title, Abstract (between 100 and 250 words), Key words (maximum 8), Introduction, and Conclusions.

Instructions for writing an Abstract (IMPORTANT!)

The abstract is one of the most important parts of the paper. Not only does it correspond to that part of the paper which has the highest number of visits and downloads, it also corresponds to that part of the paper which the indexers and databases load into their records. Not to mention, it also facilitates the peer review process and helps readers to decide whether to read the rest of the paper or not.

The Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business, aware of the need to have an abstract with vital information about the paper, requires from authors an abstract format which informs about four separate aspects: objectives, methods, results and conclusion.

Objectives: What was the motivation for writing?

Methods: How did you achieve the objectives?

Results: What did you find?

Conclusion: Why are these findings useful?

Abstracts must contain a maximum of 250 words, with no citations and must inform about the four aforementioned aspects. Other fields, such as implications and limitations may be added, if applicable.

Original research articles must, additionally, include a clear presentation of sections that set the article in theoretically informed debates, presenting hypothesis, sources, methodology, and main findings.

Style for citations in text must follow the author-date system of the Chicago Manual of Style. Footnotes can be introduced, but kept to a minimum

References list at the end of the text, according to the author-date system of the Chicago Manual of Style's most recent online edition (

Author-Date: Sample Citations

The following examples illustrate citations using the author-date system. Each example of a reference list entry is accompanied by an example of a corresponding parenthetical citation in the text. For more details and many more examples.


One author

Pollan, Michael. 2006. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin.

(Pollan 2006, 99–100)

Two or more authors

Ward, Geoffrey C., and Ken Burns. 2007. The War: An Intimate History, 1941–1945. New York: Knopf.

(Ward and Burns 2007, 52)

For four or more authors, list all of the authors in the reference list; in the text, list only the first author, followed by et al. (“and others”):

(Barnes et al. 2010)

Editor, translator, or compiler instead of author

Lattimore, Richmond, trans. 1951. The Iliad of Homer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

(Lattimore 1951, 91–92)

Editor, translator, or compiler in addition to author

García Márquez, Gabriel. 1988. Love in the Time of Cholera. Translated by Edith Grossman. London: Cape.

(García Márquez 1988, 242–55)

Chapter or other part of a book

Kelly, John D. 2010. “Seeing Red: Mao Fetishism, Pax Americana, and the Moral Economy of War.” In Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, edited by John D. Kelly, Beatrice Jauregui, Sean T. Mitchell, and Jeremy Walton, 67–83. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

(Kelly 2010, 77)

Chapter of an edited volume originally published elsewhere (as in primary sources)

Cicero, Quintus Tullius. 1986. “Handbook on Canvassing for the Consulship.” In Rome: Late Republic and Principate, edited by Walter Emil Kaegi Jr. and Peter White. Vol. 2 of University of Chicago Readings in Western Civilization, edited by John Boyer and Julius Kirshner, 33–46. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Originally published in Evelyn S. Shuckburgh, trans., The Letters of Cicero, vol. 1 (London: George Bell & Sons, 1908).

(Cicero 1986, 35)

Preface, foreword, introduction, or similar part of a book

Rieger, James. 1982. Introduction to Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, xi–xxxvii. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

(Rieger 1982, xx–xxi)

Book published electronically

If a book is available in more than one format, cite the version you consulted. For books consulted online, list a URL; include an access date only if one is required by your publisher or discipline. If no fixed page numbers are available, you can include a section title or a chapter or other number.

Austen, Jane. 2007. Pride and Prejudice. New York: Penguin Classics. Kindle edition.

Kurland, Philip B., and Ralph Lerner, eds. 1987. The Founders’ Constitution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

(Austen 2007)

(Kurland and Lerner, chap. 10, doc. 19)

Journal article

Article in a print journal

In the text, list the specific page numbers consulted, if any. In the reference list entry, list the page range for the whole article.

Weinstein, Joshua I. 2009. “The Market in Plato’s Republic.” Classical Philology 104:439–58.

(Weinstein 2009, 440)

Article in an online journal

Include a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) if the journal lists one. A DOI is a permanent ID that, when appended to in the address bar of an Internet browser, will lead to the source. If no DOI is available, list a URL. Include an access date only if one is required by your publisher or discipline.

Kossinets, Gueorgi, and Duncan J. Watts. 2009. “Origins of Homophily in an Evolving Social Network.” American Journal of Sociology 115:405–50. Accessed February 28, 2010. doi:10.1086/599247.

(Kossinets and Watts 2009, 411)

Article in a newspaper or popular magazine

Newspaper and magazine articles may be cited in running text (“As Sheryl Stolberg and Robert Pear noted in a New York Times article on February 27, 2010, . . .”), and they are commonly omitted from a reference list. The following examples show the more formal versions of the citations. If you consulted the article online, include a URL; include an access date only if your publisher or discipline requires one. If no author is identified, begin the citation with the article title.

Mendelsohn, Daniel. 2010. “But Enough about Me.” New Yorker, January 25.

Stolberg, Sheryl Gay, and Robert Pear. 2010. “Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote.” New York Times, February 27. Accessed February 28, 2010.

(Mendelsohn 2010, 68)

(Stolberg and Pear 2010)

Book review

Kamp, David. 2006. “Deconstructing Dinner.” Review of The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan. New York Times, April 23, Sunday Book Review.

(Kamp 2006)

Thesis or dissertation

Choi, Mihwa. 2008. “Contesting Imaginaires in Death Rituals during the Northern Song Dynasty.” PhD diss., University of Chicago.

(Choi 2008)

Paper presented at a meeting or conference

Adelman, Rachel. 2009. “ ‘Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On’: God’s Footstool in the Aramaic Targumim and Midrashic Tradition.” Paper presented at the annual meeting for the Society of Biblical Literature, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 21–24.

(Adelman 2009)


A citation to website content can often be limited to a mention in the text (“As of July 19, 2008, the McDonald’s Corporation listed on its website . . .”). If a more formal citation is desired, it may be styled as in the examples below. Because such content is subject to change, include an access date or, if available, a date that the site was last modified. In the absence of a date of publication, use the access date or last-modified date as the basis of the citation.

Google. 2009. “Google Privacy Policy.” Last modified March 11.

McDonald’s Corporation. 2008. “McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy Safety Facts.” Accessed July 19.

(Google 2009)

(McDonald’s 2008)

Blog entry or comment

Blog entries or comments may be cited in running text (“In a comment posted to The Becker-Posner Blog on February 23, 2010, . . .”), and they are commonly omitted from a reference list. If a reference list entry is needed, cite the blog post there but mention comments in the text only. (If an access date is required, add it before the URL; see examples elsewhere in this guide.)

Posner, Richard. 2010. “Double Exports in Five Years?” The Becker-Posner Blog, February 21.

(Posner 2010)

E-mail or text message

E-mail and text messages may be cited in running text (“In a text message to the author on March 1, 2010, John Doe revealed . . .”), and they are rarely listed in a reference list. In parenthetical citations, the term personal communication (or pers. comm.) can be used.

(John Doe, e-mail message to author, February 28, 2010)


(John Doe, pers. comm.)

Item in a commercial database

For items retrieved from a commercial database, add the name of the database and an accession number following the facts of publication. In this example, the dissertation cited above is shown as it would be cited if it were retrieved from ProQuest’s database for dissertations and theses.

Choi, Mihwa. 2008. “Contesting Imaginaires in Death Rituals during the Northern Song Dynasty.” PhD diss., University of Chicago. ProQuest (AAT 3300426).




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We expect all prospective authors to read and understand our Ethics Policy before submitting any manuscripts to our journal.

Ethics Policy, authors’ responsabilities:

  • This journal does not allow any plagiarism in articles presented for submission, and strongly encourages authors to avoid reproducing material previously published by authors or other persons, including tables, abstract, and substantial portions and sections of other publications. This includes material previously published in different languages.
  • Ensure that all researched work submitted is original, fully referenced and that all authors are represented accurately. The submission must be exclusive and not under consideration elsewhere.
  • Provide accurate contact details for a corresponding author
  • Explicit disclosure of the sources of all data and third party material, including previously unpublished work by the authors themselves.
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  • Transparency, efficiency and respect to all stakeholders involved in the publication process, including the Editor, Associate Editors, Journal Managers, Reviewers.
  • Good communication with the publisher and the editor.


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