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Author Guidelines

Symphonya uses OJS, a web-based, automated, submission system to track and review manuscripts.

Manuscripts must be submitted through the journal's website. If you experience any difficulties or have any questions about submitting your manuscript, please contact the journal staff

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check their submission's compliance with all the following items, and submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will be returned to the authors.


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. Submit original, unpublished manuscripts only. Symphonya publishes original manuscripts only.
  2. All authors of the submitted contribution have read and accept the publication ethics and publication malpractices statement.
  3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, as shown below.
  4. The text must be prepared using the format Symphonya template.
  5. The manuscript file is anonymous: the author’s full name, affiliation and e-mail address are placed among the submission metadata and not in the article's full-text.
  6. A 100- to 200-word abstract should accompany the manuscript, together with 4 to 6 keywords to facilitate article indexing.
  7. Quotations from other works should be placed in angle quotes or «guillemets». Tables and images should be embedded in the text with an appropriate caption.
  8. The bibliography should be placed at the end of the manuscript. Please note that in-text citations should follow the form (Author Surname, Publication Year)

    e.g. (Pollan, 2006) (Brondoni & Bellini, 2015) (Lambin et al., 2010) 

  9. Bibliography style*:

    Book, one author: Lambin, J. J. (2014). Rethinking the Market Economy. New Challenges, New Ideas, New Opportunities. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 

    Book, two or more authors: Cappellin, R., & Rudiger, W. (2009). International Knowledge and Innovation Networks: Knowledge Creation and Innovation in Medium Technology Clusters. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. 

    Chapter or other part of a book: Canegrati, T. (2012). Global Account Management for Sales Organization in Multinational Companies, in Brondoni, S. M. (ed.). Market-Driven Management and Corporate Growth. Turin: Giappichelli.

    Journal article: Brondoni, S. M. (2019). Innovation and Imitation: Corporate Strategies for Global Competition. Symphonya. Emerging Issues in Management (, (1), 10-24.

    * APA style is required for bibliography.

  10. The authors allow editorial modifications of both text and metadata. At the end of editorial process, the authors will check the proofs and can discuss any modifications.

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