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Author Guidelines

The journal WPOM-Working Papers on Operations Management does not have either article submission charges or article processing charges (APCs).

Authorship credit should be based only on: (1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (3) final approval of the version to be published. Conditions (1), (2), and (3) must all be met. Acquisition of funding, the collection of data, or general supervision of the research group, by themselves, do not justify authorship

Authors should list research funders on research papers, should be clearly identified in the manuscript, usually in an acknowledgment.

It is considered only those works that have not been published before in scientific journals, or not have been submitted for consideration in another journal. Except papers presented at conferences that should be extended (at least 30% new content) to be admitted; this submission has to have a footnote, on the first page, with the complete reference about the conference where was presented the preliminary version of the work. 

Word Template

Only heavily coined acronyms should be used in the text. When in doubt, avoid acronyms and use whole words in the text.

Guidelines for writing a WPOM article:
• Purpose of the paper: What are the reasons for writing the paper or aims of the research?
• Related work: What is the key research and literature to which this work is related?
• Design/Methodology/Approach: How are the objectived achieved? Include the main method(s) used for the research. What is the approach to the topic and what is the theoretical or subject scope of the paper?
• Findings: What was found in the course of the work? This will refer to analysis, discussion or results.
• Research limitations/implications: Future research direction and and identified limitations in the research process.
• Practical implications: What outcomes and implications for practice, applications and consequences are identified?
• Originality/Value of the paper: What is new in the paper? State the value of the paper and to whom.


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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration; except communications submitted to Congress, if they have at least 30% of new content (an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor)

  2. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal and Word Template

  3. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or OpenOffice document file format based on this Word Template

  4. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

  5. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  6. The author/s guarantee(s) the authorship of the documents presented, as well as any text or image. If the work has significant contributions from more than one author, all should appear as co-authors and should accurately reflect who did the work. All authors meet the journal's criteria for authorship and that nobody who meets these criteria has been omitted from the list.

  7. Information on the specific contribution of each of the authors is included in the "authors contribution" section.

  8. Information on the source of funding is included (indicating the funding agency (s) and the code (s) of the project (s) within the framework (s) of which the research has been developed), or it is indicated that "no funding has been received for the development of the research.". This data must be referenced by the authors in the acknowledgments section and in the metadata that are entered in the submission process.

  9. Do not use acronyms in the text (acronyms are welcome in tables or figures, adding a legend in each of them. But only heavily coined acronyms should be used in the text. When in doubt, avoid acronyms and use whole words in the text)

  10. For each submission to WPOM, please add the codes of Sustainable Development Goals supported by the paper (see When several SDGs were supported, use a semicolon «;» as separator. For example: SDG03 Good Health and Well-Being; SDG09 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out .The journal is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. It is the author's responsibility if so desired by the author.

  2. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

  3. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

  4. The authors authorize the publisher to archive the article into databases and indexes (such as EBSCO, DOAJ, ProQuest), and permit the publisher to apply DOI to the article.

  5. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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