European Management Review

Cover image for Vol. 13 Issue 1

Edited By: Professor Mustafa F. Özbilgin, Brunel University, London

Impact Factor: 1.75

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 78/192 (Management)

Online ISSN: 1740-4762

Author Guidelines

Submission of papers

All submissions to European Management Review should be made online at All submissions should conform to our style guidelines detailed below.

New users should first create an account. If you have already submitted or reviewed for the journal it is likely that you already have an account. Please check before trying to create a new one. Once you have logged onto the site, submissions should be made via your Author Centre. Online assistance is provided via the “Get Help Now” button at the top right corner of every screen in the author centre.

Author Services enables authors to track their article - once it has been accepted - through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. Visit for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission, and more.

Conditions of submission

Manuscripts are reviewed with the understanding that they:

  • are original
  • are not under consideration by any other publisher
  • have not been previously published in whole or in part
  • have not been previously accepted for publication
  • have not been previously reviewed by European Management Review
  • will not be submited elsewhere until a decision is reached regarding their publication in European Management Review

Any prior publication of the data featured in the manuscript should be explicitly acknowledged when submitting on screen 1 of the online submission process. (Any forthcoming or "in press" articles which use the data should be forwarded to the editor.)

Please state whether you wish your submission to be reviewed as a regular article or as a 'research note.' Any manuscript submitted as a research note should also include the phrase 'submitted as a research note' on the bottom of the page containing the abstract.

In order to facilitate processing of submissions, please make sure that your submission contains only the absolute minimum necessary footnotes or endnotes.

All articles submitted to European Management Review are double-blind reviewed. Please ensure that no author names are given on the first page of the manuscript and that author names have been taken out of the "File Properties" screen in Microsoft Word.

Manuscript format and style guide

All manuscripts should be double-spaced. Margins should be one inch (2.5 cm) at the top, bottom and sides of the page. Font size should be 12 point or larger.

Regular articles should be no longer than 40 pages, and 'research notes' no longer than 25 pages. Constructs and variables should be identified in words, not abbreviations. Any hypotheses should be explicitly identified as such.

Title page

As the online submission system captures author names and contact details, the title page should list ONLY the title of the article and suggestions for a short running title of no more than 40 characters (including spaces). Titles should be short, and abstracts should be informative for non-specialists.


Authors are asked to supply an abstract of no more than 150 words.

Please be sure that the abstract page does not contain any information identifying the author(s). Also, please take care to create a title and an abstract that are direct and 'reader-friendly'.


Include up to six keywords that describe your paper for indexing and for web searches in your manuscript.


The introduction should state clearly the objective of the paper as well as the motivation and context of the research. The literature review should be limited to the articles, books and other items that have a direct bearing on the topic being addressed. Theoretical papers may devote a full section to the motivation and potential usefulness of the proposed theoretical framework. Empirical papers that do not develop new theories or hypotheses should be kept short. The empirical section should give details of the methodology used only if it is new.

Details of the empirical section tests should not be included in the paper itself. The conclusion should summarize key findings and state their importance to the field. The first lines of paragraphs, except the first paragraph of the manuscript, should be indented and separated by a double carriage return.

Endnotes and footnotes should be kept to an absolute minimum. Substantive comments should be integrated within the text rather than placed in a note. Endnotes, references, appendices, tables and figures should be placed at the end of the manuscript.


References to published works must be cited in text according to the author/date system and listed alphabetically as a separate appendix titled 'References' at the end of the manuscript.

The following are examples of proper form:

Figures and Tables

Figures and tables should follow the references. Tables must be numbered with Arabic numerals. Please check that your text contains a reference to each table. Indicate in the text approximately where each table should be placed. Type each table on a separate page at the end of the paper. Tables must be self-containted, in the sense that the reader must be able to understand them without going back to the text of the paper. Each table must have a title followed by a descriptive legend that should indicate the statistical test, variables, and central results. Authors must check tables to be sure that the title, column headings, captions, etc., are clear and to the point. They must include sources and acknowledgements. Examples are given below.

Figures must be numbered with Arabic numerals. All figure captions must be typed in double space on a separate sheet following the footnotes. A figures title should be part of the caption. figures must be self-containted. Each figure must have a title followed by a descriptive legend that provides a full explanation of the axes and a clear interpretation. Final figures for accepted papers must be submitted in native electronic form and uploaded as separate files on the submission site.

There are three preferred formats for digital artwork submission: Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), Portable Document Format (PDF), and Tagged Image Format (TIFF). We suggest that line art be saved as EPS files. Alternately, these may be saved as PDF files at 600 dots per inch (dpi) or better at final size. Tone art, or photographic images, should be saved as TIFF files with a resolution of 300 dpi at final size. For combination figures, or artwork that contains both photographs and labeling, we recommend saving figures as EPS files, or as PDF files with a resolution of 600 dpi or better at final size. More detailed information on the submission of electronic artwork can be found at

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

Required information

Before submitting a manuscript, please gather the following information:

  • All Authors:
  1. First and Last Names
  2. Postal Addresses
  3. Work Telephone Numbers (for Corresponding Author only)
  4. E-mail addresses
  • Title and Running Title (you can cut and paste this from your manuscript)
  • Abstract (you can cut and paste this from your manuscript)
  • Manuscript files in PDF, Word (Please make sure the "Language" is "English (U.S.)" via Tools->Language->Set Language), WordPerfect, EPS, text, Postscript, or RTF format. Note: If your paper is accepted for publication, we will NOT be able to use PDF text files. PDF is acceptable for figure files for production but not for text. PDF is acceptable for the initial submission and review process.
  • If possible, manuscript files should have the images/figures embedded inline
  • Figures/Images embedded in the manuscript file or in external files in TIFF, GIF, JPG, PDF, Postscript, or EPS format.

In the electronic files please be sure to:

  • clear the file of all possible viruses
  • erase everything from the files except the manuscript text, tables and figures
  • remove all information that could identify the author(s) of the paper (including acknowledgements and contact information); be sure to remove all identifying information from the 'File, Properties, Summary' menu.

Accuracy for all material supplied on the disk and manuscript is the responsibility of the author. The manuscript text must be spell checked and any technical material must be absolutely clear. These requirements apply to all stages of production.


European Management Review benefits from Wiley Blackwell's EarlyView facility. EarlyView articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of EarlyView articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so EarlyView articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid. and can continue to be used to cite and access the article.