Peer Review Process

Evaluation Process

The purpose of the evaluation is to help authors improve the quality of their work by providing constructive and timely evaluations prepared by experienced academics from renowned business institutions. Often these academics are collaborators from institutions other than FUCAPE Business School. BBR considers the evaluation process a fundamental step in improving articles. For this reason, BBR evaluators are encouraged to present, in addition to their opinion regarding the publication, suggestions for improvement regarding the content and form of the text.

The article submitted to BBR – Brazilian Business Review must be original and unpublished, that is, it cannot have been or is being submitted to another journal, in Brazil or abroad. Submissions will be checked for plagiarism using Turnitin. Works published in the annals of scientific meetings, such as congresses, seminars, symposiums, etc. are considered unpublished. Therefore, BBR – Brazilian Business Review encourages authors of these works, whatever their affiliation, to format them in the article standard and submit them for evaluation. Articles can be submitted in Portuguese or English.

The process of evaluating articles submitted to BBR consists of two stages. The first is a preliminary assessment by the Editor, Co-Editor, and Associate Editors, who examine the suitability of the work for the journal's editorial line and carry out the Desk Review assessment.

The second stage consists of the evaluation itself, using the double-blind review system, and is carried out by two ad hoc consultants.
The evaluation primarily considers the scientific quality of the text, focusing on the following aspects:
• Current topic
• Originality of the work
• Relevance and theoretical consistency of the text for the development of the area of knowledge
• Quality of the theoretical framework used
• Quality of writing and text organization
• Contribution of the work to knowledge of the area in which the article is inserted
• Methodology used: suitability and quality
• Quality of data analysis and discussion (if applicable)
• Conclusions: achievement, foundation, and coherence.

The result of the evaluation will be sent to the first author of the work, by email.

A total period of 90 days is estimated, from the acceptance of the Desk Review until the first opinion on the article;
Once approved, the article undergoes spelling and grammatical review before publication. All articles are published in both Portuguese and English. For articles submitted from 2017 onwards, the authors will be responsible for providing the version in the other language within 2 months after approval of the article. Failure to present the translated version within this period will result in retraction of approval of the article. Approved articles in English, submitted from April/2018 onwards by non-Lusophone authors, will have a translation into Portuguese provided by BBR at no cost.

BBR – Brazilian Business Review does not charge authors fees for submission charges. We also declare that BBR – Brazilian Business Review is an Open Access publication, that is, all of the magazine's content is available for reading free of charge and immediately after publication.