Submission


Guidelines for submission

To submit your manuscript to Sinergie-SIMA Management Conference, you have to register with the OJS web platform:

If you are already registered, you can log in and begin the five-step submission process:

We invite you to fill in all the required data correctly and accurately.

Participants who wish to present their research at the Sinergie-Sima Management Conference 2022 are welcome to send their manuscript in WORD FORMAT (.doc or .docx only) according to the following guidelines and using the appropriate TEMPLATE. Please remember that you have to select one of the following types of submission (named “Article Components”):

  • full paper
  • full paper - no conference proceedings (if you want to take part in the Conference but, at the same time, you are interested in withholding publication in the Referred Electronic Conference Proceedings, please select this type of submission)
  • extended abstract
  • PDW - Paper Development Workshop

Full papers have to be submitted as anonymous manuscripts.

Please be aware that only original, unpublished papers that have not been submitted for publication elsewhere or have not been already published as conference proceedings will be considered.

Should you have any doubt, do not hesitate to contact Dr Laura Ciarmela (laura.ciarmela@sinergieweb.it). We will be pleased to help.

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Submission process

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UPLOAD SUBMISSION

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ENTER METADATA

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CONFIRMATION

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1. START

In addition to the TEMPLATE uploading, the web platform requires the following fields to be filled in:

  • Submission requirements (they are mandatory)
  • Cover letter (it is optional; in this section, you can enter acknowledgements and specify contributorship statement in the case of co-authored manuscripts; please also indicate clearly in the cover letter if you are submitting to a Special Track or a Joint Track)
  • Privacy statement (it is mandatory)

2. UPLOAD SUBMISSION

3. ENTER METADATA

  • Title (it is mandatory)
  • Abstract: the abstract has to be a maximum of 300 words; it has to contain the following information: frame of the research, objectives of the paper, methodology, findings, practical implications, limitations of the research, and originality
  • List of contributors: please insert the name of all the Authors and their affiliation too
  • Keywords: a minimum of three and a maximum of six keywords must be included to identify the study’s main topic

4. CONFIRMATION

In this step, you have to click “Finish Submission”. Please note: Due to default settings of the platform, when you click “Finish Submission”, the following question will appear: “Are you sure you wish to submit this article to the journal?”. You don't have to worry about this inaccurate statement regarding "the journal". Just confirm your intention to submit.

5. NEXT STEPS

You will receive a confirmation email. Please be sure that emails from laura.ciarmela@sinergieweb.it are not considered as junk mail by your server

Full paper (and full paper no conference proceedings) submission

Participants who wish to present their research at the Sinergie-Sima Management Conference 2022 are welcome to send their full papers in WORD FORMAT (.doc or .docx only) according to the following guidelines and using this FULL PAPER TEMPLATE.

Please remember that the full paper must be submitted as an anonymous manuscript.

All received full papers will undergo a double-blind peer review, and review results will be communicated to authors according to the deadlines published online.

Further information for full papers submission

Length

The paper should not exceed 10,000 words, including title, abstract, keywords, charts, figures, tables, footnotes and references.

Text style

The body of the text and of the notes must be justified. Italics may be used to emphasize certain parts of the text and for words that are not commonly used. Neither boldface (except in paragraph titles) nor underlining should be used.

Text graphic rules

Quotations must be indicated by double quotation marks (“…”) followed by the cited author’s surname, year of publication and page number(s) (e.g., Panati, 1981, pp. 48-53). The author is responsible for referencing sources in the reference list, which means that all citations in the text must have a corresponding entry in the reference list before the file is uploaded. Citations that are not indicated in the reference list will be removed from the text. Footnotes are only to be used for comments, in-depth investigations, further remarks, and not bibliographical references.

File in .bmp, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .gif formats can create problems in editing. If possible, please avoid these formats and provide files containing additional tables and graphs in their original format (e.g., xls).

References and Internet websites

References should be listed in alphabetical order and, for authors with multiple references, ordered chronologically. References must be formatted as follows:

Articles

BACCARANI C., GOLINELLI G.M. (2015), The non-existent firm: Relations between corporate image and strategy, Sinergie Italian Journal of Management, Vol. 33 No. May-Aug, pp. 313-323.

Books

PORTER. M. (1985), The competitive advantage: Creating and sustaining superior performance, Free Press, New York.

Book chapters

PHILLIPS R., BARNEY J., FREEMAN R., HARRISON J. (2019), Stakeholder Theory, in Harrison J., Barney J., Freeman R., Phillips R. (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Stakeholder Theory, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Internet websites

Websites should be mentioned separately below the references. http://www.sijm.it

Extended abstract submission

Participants who wish to present their research at the Sinergie-Sima Management Conference 2022 are welcome to send their extended abstracts in WORD FORMAT (.doc or .docx only) according to the following guidelines and using this EXTENDED ABSTRACT TEMPLATE.

All received extended abstracts will undergo a review of the Conference Scientific Committee; review results will be communicated to authors according to the deadlines published online.

The extended abstracts may be in the form of a report on a completed research project or a description of an ongoing or near-completed research project. The Conference will provide a valuable opportunity to benefit from peers' debate; thus, extended abstracts describing ongoing research projects must clearly identify their conceptual development, objectives, and methodological frameworks. Also, authors should indicate clearly that the research is "work-in-progress".

Further information for extended abstracts submission

Length

The extended abstract should be a maximum of 5.000 words and a minimum of 3.500 words, including title, keywords, charts, figures, tables, footnotes and references.

Text style

The text style is mentioned in the full papers submission section.

Text graphic rules

The text graphic rules are mentioned in the full papers submission section.

References and Internet websites

References and Internet websites rules are mentioned in the full papers submission section.

PDW submission

The eligibility and submission requirements are to submit:

  1. a bio sketch (one page);
  2. the most recent version of the research paper (or extended abstract) that the author would like to discuss. Papers should be written in English;
  3. a cover letter clearly stating the question(s) which they are struggling with (one page).

Authors are invited to indicate in a note on the front-page the paper’s target journal(s), and, in the case of R&R papers, the journal in which the paper is under consideration at the time of the submission. In this latter case, authors may send the received reviews to start a useful interaction with the audience of the PDW in order to improve their responses to referees.

Please indicate clearly in the proposal (“Cover letter”) that you are submitting to the “PDW Sinergie Sima 2022”. Papers that are not accepted in the PDW session, will be considered for presentation at the Conference, without Conference Proceedings. Please also note that for this PDW each applicant should submit only one paper.

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