Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The IJM&P is a journal for unpublished works related to Administration and Engineering of Production and Mechanics and Economics and Agricultural and Natural Resource as well as works that present results of studies and researches about the activities of Science and Technology Information. The Journal is published on a three-month basis in March, June, September and December.

The material submitted to this journal should be unpublished and, therefore it must not have been published or submitted to meetings or to other periodic. The article should effectively represent contribution within the area and discuss about a relevant topic. The theoretical basis should be up-to-date and should represent the state-of-the-art of the knowledge in the area. The scientific method should be explicited and the analyses and conclusions should be clear and lined up to the considered objective. Works that involve pure bibliography revision should deal with a current thematic and the approach should be deepened and analytical. The IJM&P publishes works in English.

Independent Journal of Management & Production is a Brazilian electronic journal, which addresses the scientific community: teachers, researchers, students and professionals working in the field of engineering and related (Administration, Accounting and Economics).

The journal also allows the publication of Master's Degree Dissertations and Doctoral and Postdoctoral Thesis to stimulate the dissemination and interchange of tacit and explicit knowledge in any language.

Mission: The mission of the Independent Journal of Management & Production (IJM&P) is to contribute to the scientific community through the international dissemination of works relevant to the development of theoretical and empirical research produced by the Brazilian academy as well as researchers from other countries.

Vision: To inspire and enable a better world through study and teaching about management and organizations.

Our mission is guided by core values:

  • We value the quality of research, teaching and practice in the field of management and organization.
  • Cultivate and defend ethical behavior in all aspects of our work.
  • We offer a dynamic community and support for all our members, embracing the diversity of our backgrounds and experiences.
  • Respecting each of the voices of our members and seeking to expand their ideas.
  • Build cooperative relationships with other institutions committed to the advancement of studies, research and teaching about management and organization.



Section Policies


  • Rafael Barros
  • Carlos Antonio Louzada
  • Maria Augusta Machado
  • Ieva Meidute-Kavaliauskiene
  • Florian Ion Petrescu
  • Paulo Rodrigues
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed


  • Lesia Baranovska
  • Rafael Barros
  • Bruno Dos Santos
  • Maria Augusta Machado
  • Ieva Meidute-Kavaliauskiene
  • Paulo Rodrigues
  • Franco da Silveira
  • Andreas Dittmar Weise
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


  • Paulo Rodrigues
  • Adriano Silva
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Integration System of Education, Science and Production

  • Paulo Rodrigues
  • Natalya Semenyshena
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Structural Engineering

  • Florian Ion Petrescu
  • Paulo Rodrigues
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Podilsky Technical University of Agrarian Science

  • Paulo Rodrigues
  • Natalya Semenyshena
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal has a permanent Editorial Body, and it is avoided the institutional and geographic concentration of its members, beyond counting on recognized researchers in the academic community from several institutions. The members’ names of the Editorial Body are in the Section "About". In case of accumulation of works to be processed, 'ad hoc' evaluators will be chosen to speed up the process. These are external evaluators who will be chosen between researchers that have publications in magazines of quality in recent years. At the end of each year, the names of the collaborative 'ad hoc' evaluators will be published. The submitted articles will be sent to two evaluators, without the authorship identification. In case of contradictory concepts, the work will be directed to one third evaluator; the scientific Publisher should only nullify doubts, impasses and the final decision about the edition. The originals will be submitted for the approval of renowned specialists’ evaluators. The works will be sent to two or more specialists, according to the required necessity for the thematic, without the authorship identification, as a form to guarantee one opinion without any influence. After the evaluation, if approved, the articles will be sent to the Publishing Committee, which will select the articles to be published.


Publication Frequency

All articles are published in PDF and HTML format, and editions are published bimonthly at:

January - February 2021
  • Deadline for submission: November 30
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: December 31
  • Deadline for publication number 1: February 1st or 20 articles

March - April 2021

  • Deadline for submission: January 31
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: February 28
  • Deadline for publication number 2: April 1st or 20 articles

May - June 2021

  • Deadline for submission: March 31
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: April 30
  • Deadline for publication number 4: June 1st or 20 articles

July - August 2021

  • Deadline for submission: May 31
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: June 30
  • Deadline for publication number 5: August 1st or 20 articles

September - October 2020

  • Deadline for submission: July 31
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: August 31
  • Deadline for publication number 7: October 1st or 20 articles

November - December 2020

  • Deadline for submission: September 30
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: October 31
  • Deadline for publication number 8: December 1st or 20 articles

All articles in the special editions are published in PDF and HTML formats, currently there are three editions:

May 2021 -  Special Edition ISE, S&P

  • Deadline for submission: January 31
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: March 31
  • Deadline for publication number 3: May 1st or 21 articles

September 2021 - Special Edition IFLOG 2020

  • Deadline for submission: May 31
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: July 31
  • Deadline for publication number 6: September 1st or 21 articles
November 2020 - Special Edition Baltic States
  • Deadline for submission: August 31
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: September 30
  • Deadline for publication number 9: November 1st or 20 articles


Open Access Policy

This journal provides public access to all its content, following the principle that providing gratuitousness for the access for researches generates a higher global interchange of knowledge. Such access is associated to an increase of reading and citation of the work of an author. For more information on this approach, visit Public Knowledge Project, a project that developed this system to improve the academic and public quality of the research, distributing the Open Journal Systems (OJS), as well as others support softwares for the publication system of public access to academic sources.



This magazine uses the LOCKSS’ System to create a file system distributed between the participant libraries and allows them the creation of permanent files of the magazine for its preservation and restoration.

Currently our journal in partnership with, starting with indexing with DialNet plus, we keep a copy of all articles submitted, approved and published. This information can be observed by clicking on the DialNet Plus logo.

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Policy Review

Reviewing policy adopted by the journal:

  • The acceptance or refusal for evaluation should be informed by the reviewer within week the longest;
  • Reviewers' time for assessing papers is 2 weeks;
  • Reviewers may receive one to three articles for evaluation per issue;
  • In the copyediting and proofreading stage authors have up to two weeks to respond at each stage;
  • After evaluation and correction request, the deadline for authors to undergo corrective procedures is at the end of a two-week period. After this, publication in the current issue cannot be guarateed;
  • The manuscript described has not been published before;
  • The manuscript is not under consideration for publication elsewhere;
  • The manuscript after prior acceptance by editors-in-chief, assistents and editorial board, is send for a double-blind peer review process;
  • In cases of controversy, the decision on publish or not, shall be the Editors´ and Editorial Board.


Journal Article Workflow

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Ethics: Publishing responsibilities of authors

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of work of the author and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior. Not allowed offensive, abusive, racist or obscene or sexual connotations.

Ethics in Publishing

It is not permissible for the author(s) to simultaneously submit essentially the same manuscript to the IJM&P and other journals. Plagiarism in any form will not be tolerated. The submission of a multi-authored manuscript by a corresponding author implies that all co-authors had made significant contributions to the work.

Studies in humans and animals

If the work involves the use of human subjects, the author should ensure that the work described has been carried out in accordance with The Code of Ethics of the World Medical Association (Declaration of Helsinki) for experiments involving humans. The manuscript should be in line with the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals and aim for the inclusion of representative human populations (sex, age, and ethnicity) as per those recommendations. The terms sex and gender should be used correctly.

Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.

All animal experiments should comply with the ARRIVE guidelines and should be carried out in accordance with the U.K. Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986 and associated guidelines, EU Directive 2010/63/EU for animal experiments or the National Institutes of Health guide for the care and use of Laboratory Animals (NIH Publications No. 8023, revised 1978) and the authors should clearly indicate in the manuscript that such guidelines have been followed. The sex of animals must be indicated, and where appropriate, the influence (or association) of sex on the results of the study.

IJM&P follows all ethical standards to ensure scholarly integrity in a responsible manner, to maintain public trust in the research published for public benefit and research development. IJM&P is striving to be a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). To get more information on Publication Ethics, please visit the COPE website.

An individual who has made considerable academic contributions to a scientific investigation, for example, one who contributes significantly, to the conception, design, execution, analysis, and interpretation of the data, participates in drafting, reviewing or revising the manuscript for intellectual content and approves the manuscript to be published.

Corresponding Author:
If there are multiple authors in an article, one author should be designated as the Corresponding Author. A Corresponding Author assumes overall responsibility for the manuscript, providing a significant contribution to the research effort, may not necessarily be the principal investigator or project leader.

All co-authors of a publication are responsible for providing consent authorship to the Corresponding Author, should contribute in the research work, take responsibility for appropriate portions of the content, acknowledging that they have reviewed and approved the manuscript and are responsible for the content of all appropriate portions of the manuscript, including the integrity of any applicable research. Authors may acknowledge those people who helped in a research project, such as office staff, editorial assistants, medical writers, or other individuals in their acknowledgment. Guest (symbolic), gift (an individual who has not contributed to the research work) and ghost authors are all inconsistent with the definition of authorship, and are unacceptable and a violation of this policy.

Conflict of Interest:
A Conflict of Interest exists when judgment regarding the research is influenced by factors such as financial gain or personal relationships. All authors are required to disclose any financial, personal or other associations that may influence or be perceived to influence, their work.

IJM&P is committed to publishing original and unpublished material to maintain the integrity of the scientific record. The corresponding author must affirm that all of the other authors have read and approved of the manuscript. All articles submitted to IJM&P are screened for plagiarism using iThenticate. If an article contains traces of plagiarism, IJM&P will lead an investigation on the matter and will take further action depending on the type of plagiarism. Duplicate submission/publication: Authors must assure that the manuscript is not being considered for publication in whole or in part elsewhere. Processing on manuscripts found to have been published elsewhere or under review will be suspended and authors will suffer sanctions.

Citation Manipulation:
Citation manipulation refers to the publication of an article primarily to increase an author's number of citations. This is against our Ethical Guidelines and we strongly advise authors not to indulge in similar activities.

Redundant Publications:
The redundant publication refers to publishing the same intellectual material more than once, by the author. Suspected cases of redundant manuscript submission will be handled as per the Committee on Publication Ethics COPE guidelines

Guidelines of ethics incorporated into the journal activities contributing to the improvement of the quality and clarity of the submitted manuscripts, these guidelines are being made available in October 2014. Click here to download.

I hereby state that:

· The content of the article is original and does not consist of plagiarism or fraud;

· The work is not under consideration or will be submitted to other journal until a final decision is issued by this journal;

· I have effectively contributed to this work and I am familiar with its contents;

· I have read it and assume the responsibility for its contents. I understand that if the work, or part of it, is considered deficient or a fraud, I take shared responsibility with the other authors.



Release of conflict of interest

All my affiliations, corporate or institutional, and all sources of financial support to this research are properly acknowledged, except when mentioned in a separate letter. I certify that do not have any commercial or associate interest that represents a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted manuscript.


Classification System

JEL Classification System / EconLit Subject Descriptors:

  • The JEL classification system was developed for use in the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL), and is a standard method of classifying scholarly literature in the field of economics. The system is used to classify articles, dissertations, books, book reviews, and working papers in EconLit, and in many other applications. For descriptions and examples, see the JEL Codes Guide.



The areas and subareas of Engineering


1.1 - Production Systems Management
1.2 - Production Planning and Control
1.3 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Distribution

1.4 - Factory Design and Industry Installations
1.5 - Maintenance Management
1.6 - Production Simulation
1.7 - Production Process Management
1.8 - Operations Management and Services



2.1 - Statistical Quality Control
2.2 - Standardization and Certification for Quality
2.3 - Metrologic Organization of Quality
2.4 - Reliability of Processes and Products
2.5 - Quality in Services


3.1 - Economic Engineering
3.2 - Cost Management
3.3 - Financial Management of Projects
3.4 - Investment Management
3.5 - Performance Management of Production Systems and Operations



4.1 - Design and Work Organization
4.2 - Work Psychology
4.3 - Occupational Biomechanics
4.4 - Design and Management of Workplace Safety
4.5 - Analysis and Prevention of Accident Risks
4.6 - Ergonomics Product
4.7 - Ergonomics of Production Processes



5.1 - Market Research
5.2 - Product Planning
5.3 - Methodology of Product Design
5.4 - Product Engineering
5.5 - Product Marketing



6.1 - Mathematics Programming
6.2 - Multicriteria Decision
6.3 - Stochastic Processes
6.4 - Modeling, Analysis and Simulation
6.5 - Decision Theory and Game Theory
6.6 - Analysis of Demand for Products



7.1 - Strategic and Operational Planning Organizational Structure

7.2 - Production Strategies
7.3 - Industrial Organization
7.4 - Management and Strategy Markets and Products
7.5 - Company Chains and Supply Chain Management


8.1 - Innovation Management
8.2 - Technology Management
8.3 - Information Management Production & Operations
8.4 - Project Management
8.5 - Knowledge Management in Productive Systems


9.1 - Natural Resource Management
9.2 - Energy Management
9.3 - Cleaner Production and Eco-efficiency
9.4 - Industrial Waste Management and Pollution Prevention

9.5 - Environmental Law



10.1 - Study of Teaching Production Engineering
10.2 - Study of Development and Application of Research in Prod. Eng.
10.3 - Study of Professional Practice in Production Engineering



11.1 - Ethics and Transparency in Organizational Decisions
11.2 - Organizational Governance
11.3 - Organizational Social Responsibility
11.4 - Sustainability and Systems Indicators
11.5 - Sustainable Development in Production Engineering


The areas and subareas of Management and Business

1.1 - Social, Cultural and Behavioral Information Systems (IS)
1.2 - Development of Information Systems
1.3 - Information Management
1.4 - Knowledge Management (KM)
1.5 - Governance and Management of Information Technology
1.6 - Decision Making and Decision Support Systems (DSS)
1.7 - Methodologies, Methods and Techniques
1.8 - Information Systems, Organizational and Interorganizational
1.9 - IS / IT in Public Organizations and NGO / Social and Environmental Aspects of IS / IT

2.1 - State, Society, Government and Public Administration
2.2 - Public Policy
2.3 - Federalism, Intergovernmental Relations and Decentralization
2.4 - Planning, Finance and Control in the Public Sector
2.5 - Dimensions of Public Organizations intraorganizational
2.6 - Organization and Management of Public Services
2.7 - Theories and Methods in Public Administration
2.8 - History, Memory and the Construction of Research Agendas

3.1 - Accounting and Corporate Governance
3.2 - Accounting and Environmental Responsibility
3.3 - Financial Accounting
3.4 - Governmental Accounting and Third Sector
3.5 - Controlling and Managerial Accounting
3.6 - Audit and Expertise
3.7 - Accounting and Behavioral Approaches

4.1 - Institutional Approaches in Organizational Studies
4.2 - Knowledge, Learning and Innovation
4.3 - Labor Organization, State and Society
4.4 - Communication, Processes and Discursive Production of Meaning
4.5 - Ontology, Epistemology, Theories and Methodologies in Organizational Studies
4.6 - Critical Studies and Transformational Practices in Organizations
4.7 - Gender and Diversity
4.8 - Family Organizations
4.9 - Individuals, Groups and Behavior in Organizations
4.10 - History and Memory in Organizations
4:11 - Networking and Relationships Intra and Interorganizational
4.12 - Symbolism, Cultures and Identities in Organizations


5.1 - Epistemology and Administration
5.2 - Strategies and Methods of Quantitative and Qualitative Research
5.3 - Ethics in Research and Knowledge Production in Management and Accounting
5.4 - Training of Teacher and Researcher
5.5 - The Process of Education in Administration and Accounting
5.6 - Cases for Teaching in Business and Accounting
5.7 - Planning and Organization of Courses and Programs
5.8 - The Institutional Context of Education and Research
5.9 - Historical Studies, Reflective or on Critical Areas Management and Accounting


6.1 - Methodological and Theoretical Aspects of Competitive Advantage
6.2 - Formulation, Implementation and Change Strategies
6.3 - Strategy and Knowledge
6.4 - Corporate and Business Strategies
6.5 - Strategy, Environmental Sustainability and Corporate Ethics
6.6 - Strategy and Entrepreneurship
6.7 - Strategy and Cooperation
6.8 - International Business
6.9 - Modeling and Performance Measurement
6.10 - Sociological Perspectives and Organizational Strategy

7.1 - Capital Structure, Dividends and Working Capital
7.2 - Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Ownership Structure
7.3 - Risk Management and Derivatives
7.4 - Investment and Asset Pricing
7.5 - Financial Markets and Institutions
7.6 - Macro and Microeconomic Theory Applied to Finance


8.1 - Industry Studies of Innovation
8.2 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship
8.3 - Innovation and Networks
8.4 - Organizational Innovation and Business
8.5 - Innovation and Culture
8.6 - Innovation, Technology and Competitiveness
8.7 - Policy and Management of Science and Technology
8.8 - Innovation and Project Management
8.9 - Innovation and Sustainability


9.1 - Purchasing Management and Relationships between Buyers and Suppliers
9.2 - Strategy and Operations Management Industrial
9.3 - Logistics and Supply Chain Management
9.4 - Operations Services
9.5 - Operations and Sustainable Chains
9.6 - Network Operations and Services and Industrial Clusters
9.7 - Modeling Applied to Operations Management


10.1 - Study of Teaching Management and Business
10.2 - Study of Development and Application of Research in Management and Business
10.3 - Study of Professional Practice in Management and Business

11.1 - Personnel Management, Labor Relations and Organizational Behavior
11.2 - Employment and Diversity
11.3 - Career Management
11.4 - Changes and Stays in Labor Relations
11.5 - Leadership
11.6 - Pleasure and Pain at Work
11.7 - Labor, Management and Subjectivity
11.8 - Policies, Models and Practices in People Management
11.9 - Knowledge, Learning and Skills
11.10 - Taboos in People Management: Forgotten Dimensions

12.1 - Consumer Behavior
12.2 - Culture and Consumption
12.3 - Theory and Methods of Research in Marketing
12.4 - Marketing Strategies
12.5 - Services Marketing and Relationship
12.6 - Marketing and Society
12.7 - Retail, Distribution Channels and Pricing Management
12.8 - Product Management, Branding and Communications
12.9 - Marketing: Innovation, Technology and Interactivit


The areas and subareas of Economy

1.1 - Microeconomic theory
1.2 - Macroeconomic theory
1.3 - Econometric theory
1.4 - Finance theory

2.1 - Probability theory
2.2 - Mathematical economics
2.3 - Optimization methods
2.4 - Simulations in spreadsheets
2.5 - Econometric modeling in microeconomics

3.1 - Venture capital
3.2 - Fiscal economics
3.3 - Private equity
3.4 - Private investment
3.5 - Brokerage services

4.1 - International economics
4.2 - International commerce
4.3 - International trade
4.4 - International marketing
4.5 - International finance
4.6 - Ethics and social responsibility

5.1 - Theory and politics of economic planning
5.2 - Cyclical fluctuations and economic projections
5.3 - Inflation

6.1 - Manufacturing studies
6.2 - Industrial organization
6.3 - Technological change

7.1 - Development cooperation
7.2 - Rural development
7.3 - Development studies

8.1 - Tourism economy
8.2 - Regional economy
8.3 - Urban economics
8.4 - Income and taxation

9.1 - Aquicultural economics
9.2 - Horticultural economics
9.3 - Fisheries economics
9.4 - Forestry economics
9.5 - Water resources economics
9.6 - Natural resource economics
9.7 - Ecological economics
9.8 - Aquaculture marketing
9.9 - Seafood processing and marketing

10.1 - Study of teaching economics
10.2 - Study of development and application of research in economy
10.3 - Study of professional practice in economy
10.4 - Design of economic education
10.5 - Economics of education policy


The areas and subareas of Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics

1.1 Aggregate Supply and Demand Analysis; Prices
1.2 Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
1.3 Agricultural Markets and Marketing; Cooperatives; Agribusiness
1.4 Agricultural Finance
1.5 Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment
1.6 R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services
1.7 Agriculture in International Trade
1.8 Agricultural Policy; Food Policy
1.9 Other
1.10 General

2.1 Demand and Supply
2.2 Fishery; Aquaculture
2.3 Forestry
2.4 Land
2.5 Water
2.6 Recreational Aspects of Natural Resources
2.7 Renewable Resources and Conservation: Issues in International Trade
2.8 Government Policy
2.9 Other
2.10 General

3.1 Demand and Supply
3.2 Exhaustible Resources and Economic Development
3.3 Resource Booms
3.4 Natural Resources and Domestic and International Conflicts
3.5 Hydrocarbon Resources
3.7 Issues in International Trade
3.8 Government Policy
3.9 Other
3.10 General

4.1 Demand and Supply
4.2 Alternative Energy Sources
4.3 Energy and the Macroeconomy
4.7 Energy Forecasting
4.8 Government Policy
4.9 Other
4.10 General

5.1 Valuation of Environmental Effects
5.2 Pollution Control Adoption Costs; Distributional Effects; Employment Effects
5.3 Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
5.4 Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming
5.5 Technological Innovation
5.6 Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
5.7 Ecological Economics: Ecosystem Services; Biodiversity Conservation; Bioeconomics; Industrial Ecology
5.8 Government Policy
5.9 Other
5.10 General

6.1 Sustainable Development
6.2 Global Commodity Crises
6.3 General