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Scope and policy

More than 85 percent of authors of Retos… have Master or Doctorate in Sciences categories. Every journal number publishes contributions of doctors with national and international recognition.
Articles received in the editorial board are submitted to several processes before being edited. First, the normative accomplishment is checked, were it is evaluated if the article sent by the author meets the indications established in the guide for authors. Secondly, peer blind review is applied in order to grant a critical and accurate analysis by both arbiters, for whom the authors' identity remains anonymous. Finally, after the author modifies the original article based on the arbiters' suggestions, it takes place the review by a third arbiter who will provide the final pass to the edition process.
All arbiters have the academic category of Master or Doctor in Sciences, and 100 per cent of the cases grant that at least one of the arbiters of the peer review researches or is involved with the field of knowledge of the article in question.
Then, arbiters fill up a payroll sheet and write their opinion on what should be considered to do with the article's commentaries. Arbiters' recommendations are sent to authors, who must modify their article based on those criteria. The journal direction also notifies the cases in which the article has been rejected.
This journal uses also external arbiters. Answers (accepted with recommendations, or rejected) take up to 30 or 40 days. The editorial board of the journal sends the arbiters' recommendations to the authors. Their answers are arranged against the arbiter's process of peer review. Notifications of rejections are informed by the secretary of the journal.
The works are unpublished and respond to researches from Doctorate and Mastership processes, although practices that draw interesting experiences and new theoretical generalizations are also accepted.
The articles to be published should meet the following topics:
o Theories of Management
o Training of Directives
o Management Technologies and Techniques
o Management and Culture of Process of Change.
o Mathematical methods applied to administration
o Knowledge Management
o Computerization of Management Systems
o Management and Business and Public Ethics.
The authors must also deliver the contribution by the standards of the journal's statement of originality. If plagiarism or little scientific seriousness in the collection of data is discovered during the initial review, the author will not be able to publish in the journal by the time agreed in the declaration of conflicts


Form and preparation of manuscripts

Like any scientific journal, articles received are distributed among members of the Board of Arbitrators and/or collaborators to determine the relevance of the publication. Items with recommendations for its publication will be sent to the authors with the respective suggestions made by the arbiters.
For publishing an article, it must meet the requirements of the document "Guidelines for Authors" and send the requested documents to:

Originals must be delivered in digital format and two printed copies, Microsoft Office Word processor. Maximum 25 pages, US letter (21,6 x 27,9 cm), front size Arial 12, double space and margins of 2,5 cm.
· The first page, the presentation, must contain:

- Research Title
- Full name of the author(s)
- Address of the institution where the author(s) work
- Main academic and scientific degrees
- Current research field.
- Full bibliographic references of the lasts 3 or 4 publications (pages' number included)
- Any other outstanding professional activity or function
- Telephone number or Fax
- E-Mail address

· An abstract, maximum 200 words, in Spanish and English specifying the objective of the article, a synthesis of the methods employed, the importance of the research, its scope, and other particularities.
· From four to five key words.
· The minimal structure of the research will include also an introduction that clearly depicts the backgrounds of the research, its development and conclusions.
· Tables, as well as graphics, figures and diagrams should be presented each one in separated pages, gather at the end. All of the must be quoted in the text. Images must have a quality of more than 300 dpi.
· Notes should appear in the footer.
· For bibliographic references will be used APA norm.
· Stadistic:
Statistic analysis no matter how simple they are, they should be developed always with a statistical professional package and recognized worldwide and in its latest versions. In the abstract it will be only necessary to mention the technique employed and inform the parameters obtained, its level of signification and its precision in relation to the hypothesis stated. In the development of the article it should be clearly stated the design of the research, types of analysis and to describe the statistical models that are not classical. It will appear a detailed description of the variable system according its type, measurement units, scale and codification, such as entered the employed models, as well as the structure of the database or income matrix. In the results it should be provided as minimal information, according to the statistical technique used, those that derive from options and default configuration of the output of the programs used, taking special care of not repeating the information to present tabular results and graphic analysis. When the results are serialized, they will be synthesized in tables or graphics of the author's own elaboration, every time it grants their interpreting and understanding.
· The journal reserves the right of making editorial changes considered convenient. Original copies are not returned to the author. Once started the edition process, new versions will not be accepted.
We emphasize that the breach of the presentation norms regarding the references, as
stated previously, will imply returning the item.


Sending of manuscripts

Articles may be sent to the journal's E-mail address correspondent to the journal Retos de la Dirección:



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