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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, RTF, or PDF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced with margins of about 3 cm (1 inch) on each side of the page; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed at the end of your manuscript.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Manuscripts for management revue - Socio-Economic Studies are either

  1. initiated by a call for papers by the guest editor(s) of the respective special symposium issues or
  2. may be sent to Management Revue independent of any special symposium theme as ordinary submissions. Manuscripts are considered for publication with the understanding that their contents and contributions have not been published and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere (with limited exceptions for overview articles from leaders in the field of the special symposium issue).

Manuscripts are subject to a double-blind review process coordinated by either a guest editor if intended for a special symposium issue or by an editor of management revue - Socio-Economic Studies if submitted independently of special themes. In addition to the (guest) editor, the manuscript will be considered by at least two reviewers; particularly inappropriate submissions may be returned without formal review.

Manuscript length should not exceed 8,000 words and the norm should be 30 pages in double-spaced type with margins of about 3 cm (1 inch) on each side of the page.

Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with the format guidelines shown below.

Manuscripts should be accompanied by an abstract of the article and a list of about four keywords or descriptors. Also add some appropriate JEL-codes (example: JEL: J31, J33, J41, M52) under the keywords in brackets. You will find the list of JEL-codes at http://www.aeaweb.org/jel/jel_class_system.php

Manuscripts need to be submitted to Management Revue electronically (http://www.management-revue.org/submission/), formatted as a Word file. Queries about the manuscript can be made via the submission system.

Editorial decisions will also be communicated to the author via the submission system.


"Science is built on trust and misappropriating the work of others can jeopardise this trust" (ASA Ethic Task Force). Taking and using the thoughts and writings of someone else's work as one's own is not only a problem of intellectual property rights but also a serious misdeed because plagiarism erodes the norms of scientific work.

Our editors and reviewers have an obligation to act if concerns are raised about improper manuscripts. The editors will judge any case of plagiarism on its own merits. In a case of clear-cut plagiarism with dishonest intent, the editors will inform the author. If authors do not supply satisfactory explanations, their institute and the author of the original work will be informed by the editors of MREV.

Manuscript format

The manuscript should conform to the following requirements: Use 12-point type (Times new roman or equivalent) double-spaced (including references, endnotes, appendixes, tables, and figures). Page 1 shows the title of your article and the abstract (not your personal name or address) and two to five keywords and appropriate JEL-codes. Your abstract should be about 200 words long. Group any endnotes, references, appendices, tables, and figures at the end of your manuscript. Use sequential page numbering throughout. Submit the manuscript without any personal information. Follow the instruction in Ensuring a Blind Review. All information on the author(s) needs to be provided during the submission process online.

When submitting a revised manuscript, please respond to the comments made by the reviewer(s) at the beginning of your revised manuscript. Document any changes you make to the original manuscript. In order to expedite the processing of the revised manuscript, please be as specific as possible in your response to the reviewer(s).

Citation style

Management-Revue follows the citation rules of the APA style. For in-text citations, include the authors' names and the year of publication in parentheses, e.g. "As Buckley and Casson (1976) indicate..." or (Williamson, 1975, 1985, 1996; Granovetter, 1985; Cohen & Levinthal, 1990).

Two or more publications by one author in the same year should have "a," "b," etc., added after the year. For a direct quotation, give pages after the year, e.g. (Coleman, 1988, p. 98). If a publication has three or more authors use "et al.", e.g. (Nooteboom et al., 1997).

The list of references at the end of the manuscript should include only cited publications. List references alphabetically by the last name of the first author. If there is no personal author use the corporate author, e.g. Wall Street Journal. Order publications by an identical author by year, listing the earliest first.

Book references follow this form: Authors' last names, initials. (year). title. city: name of the publisher.


Burt, R.S. (1992). Structural holes: The social structure of competition. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Buckley, P.J. & Casson, M. (1976). The Future of the multinational enterprise. London: Macmillan.

Brown, K., Burgess, J., Festing, M., & Royer, S. (eds.) (2010). Value Adding Webs and Clusters. Concepts and Cases. Munchen, Mering: Rainer Hampp Verlag.

Periodical references follow this form: Authors' last names, initials. (year). title. name of periodical, volume number (and issue number, if needed), page numbers.


Henisz, W.J., & Delios, A. (2001). Uncertainty, imitation, and plant location: Japanese multinational corporations, 1990-1996. Administrative Science Quarterly, 46, 443-475.

Roberts, P.W., & Greenwood, R. (1997). Integrating transaction cost and institutional theories: Toward a constrained-efficiency framework for understanding organizational design adoption. Academy of Management Review, 22(2), 346-373.

Chapters in books follow this form: Authors' last names, initials, (year). the title of the chapter. In editors' initials and last names (eds.), the title of the book (edition, pages). city: name of the publisher.


Scott, W.R., & Meyer, J.W. (1991). The organization of societal sectors: Propositions and early evidence. In: W.W. Powell & P.J. DiMaggio (eds.), The new institutionalism in organizational analysis (pp. 108-140). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Online documents follow this form:

Mercer. (2010). Mercer's 2010 Cost of Living survey highlights - Europe. Retrieved 01.12.2010, from http://www.mercer.com/referencecontent.htm?idContent=1383010.

In doubt please refer to the APA style.

Stream Echoes of an Era

Hundred years ago, Henri Fayols “Administration Industrielle et Générale”, a milestone in the history of organisational thought, was published. This centenary motivates the editors of the Management Revue to launch a stream on the history of organisational studies. In the forthcoming volumes, and rather on an infrequent basis, we would like to publish contributions which not only introduce the reader to one or several, interrelated seminal works of organisational theory, but also provide accompanying commentaries and an analysis of their history of effects.

The reason for this format is, given our discipline’s forgetfulness of history, to provide orientation, which not only serves teaching and young management scholars. While reference to classic thought contributes to scientific advancement in other fields of the social sciences, in our field some research issues are being addressed repeatedly – without putting the associated arguments and findings in an adequate historical context. In this respect, addressing the history of thought should be understood as a contribution to the advancement of management research.

We would like to avoid a strict delimitation of the era being addressed. Contributions on contemporaries of Fayol like Frederik Winston Taylor, Frank B. and Lillian Gilbreth or Henry L. Gantt und Karol Adamiecki are as welcome as contributions are on Fayol’s predecessors or successors. By no means we are exclusively committed to the “engineers of the organisation”; economists, legal scholars and particularly the labour science community and psychologists should also be given due attention. A temporal upper boundary shall nevertheless be the 1970s, when, most notably induced by Alfred D. Chandler, strategic management and the reflection on it started to thrive.

This stream will be open to submissions until the end of 2017 in the first place. It will be maintained and edited by Wenzel Matiaske (Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg, Germany). Submissions shall accord with the formatting guidelines of the Management Revue. Please submit your manuscripts electronically via our online submission system using “Stream Echoes of an Era” as article section.

SI Corporate Responsibility

Full paper for this special issue of Management Revue must be submitted by September 30th, 2017. All contributions will be subject to a double-blind review. Papers invited to a ‘revise and resubmit’ are due January 31st, 2018. Please submit your papers electronically via the online submission system using ‘SI Corporate Responsibility’ as article section.

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