The re-launched “European Journal of Management Studies” (EJMS) replaced the 20 year-old Portuguese Journal of Management Studies as from 2015. This change reflects the incorporation of ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management – into the largest and best ranked university in Portugal – Universidade de Lisboa. EJMS is owned by ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management, ULisboa (Portugal).

Contributions are welcomed by the Editors. Papers are submitted online via the link on the Submission Instructions page. Any other editorial matters should be addressed to the Editors-in-Chief: Professors Luis Mota de Castro and Gurpreet Dhillon, at ISEG – Lisboa School of Economics and Management, Universidade de Lisboa, Rua de Quelhas, 6. 1200-781 LISBOA, Portugal. Email: ejms@iseg.ulisboa.pt.

The EJMS publishes original papers that use quantitative and qualitative approaches for research in the field of management, including disciplines such as: Strategy, Marketing, Human Resources, Organisational Behaviour, Operations and Logistics, Finance, Accounting, Management Control, Taxation, Information Systems for Management, Entrepreneurship, and International Management. The Journal places great emphasis on a rigorous and timely analysis of submitted papers, all of which undergo a double blind peer-review process. Regulations govern the length of time for referees to provide their report, and for authors to revise their papers, in order to guarantee that all papers are still up-to-date and relevant by the time they get to be published.

Book Reviews. Publishers are welcome to send two copies of each book for review to the above address. The first book is for the reviewer and the second is for the university’s library. Alternatively, one electronic copy may be sent only.

The European Journal of Management Studies is a double blind peer-reviewed journal published and owned by ISEG – Lisboa School of Economics and Management, Universidade de Lisboa, which is responsible for maintaining an electronic backup and for preserving access to the Journal’s content. The EJMS publishes a minimum of two Issues per calendar year, and special interest issues on relevant topics may also be published periodically.

The first volume was published in 1993, under the name of Estudos de Gestão, and since the beginning of 2005 the Journal has been renamed the Portuguese Journal of Management, which was re-launched as the European Journal of Management Studies in 2015.

Open-Access. There is no annual subscription or publishing fees for the Journal, and published articles can be downloaded for free online, from the page entitled Articles. Hard copies of the Journal from 2015 onwards can be purchased on request (see purchasing link on the website).

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