The Conference organizers will edit an ebook with the papers/posters submitted within the established deadline and after peer-review. Texts are accepted in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

Submission guidelines

We kindly request your attention to these guidelines. Please note that articles received that do not comply with all "General Rules for Publication" cannot be considered for publication.


The articles must be sent via “Paper Submission” until May 31, 2019.

Submitted texts must be original, and are of the exclusive responsibility of the authors. The articles will be submitted to a double-blind refereeing process. If necessary, the editors will request a reformulation of some aspects of the texts submitted.

Together with the text submitted, each author must send in another attachment a Word document with a resumé (1.200 words maximum), indicating their institutional background, academic degree, current position and (optionally) e-mail and institutional address.

The originals accepted for publication are editorial property of University Fernando Pessoa Publisher. Authors will receive a free copy of the publication.


2.1. Language and submission format

Articles can be submitted in English, Portuguese, French or Spanish.

Articles must be submitted in Microsoft Word format.

2.2. Length and margins

Articles should be between 5.000 and 7500 words length (including bibliography).

The pages should have all margins of 2,5 cm - A4 format.

2.3. Title

Centred, font size 14.

2.4. Affiliation

The name of the author, position, institution and contact (optional) will be introduced below the title, centered. If there is more than one author, they must all appear in the same way.

2.5. Abstract and keywords

The abstract should be written in the same language as the text and translated into English (or another language, if the language of publication is English), and should contain up to 300 words.

Articles should also include 3 to 5 keywords.

2.6. Titles and Subtitles

Titles and subtitles should be properly identified (1., 1.1., 1.1.1), formatted in Times New Roman, font size 14, line spacing 1,5 and in bold.

2.7. Text formatting

Text should be formatted in Times New Roman, font size 12 points, line spacing 1,5.

2.8. Illustrations, formulas, graphs, tables and footnotes

Both figures and tables should be centered in the page and numbered sequentially. The location of their insertion must be indicated and figures shall be placed at the end of the text, or in an annex.

Table and figure titles should be placed above them in Times New Roman format, size 9, left-aligned, single-spaced.

The sources of the information should be mentioned below the tables and figures, also in Times New Roman format, size 9, left-aligned, single-spaced (please refer to the template).

Footnotes: (non-bibliographic) footnotes will be presented at the bottom of each page in Times New Roman font size 9, single spacing.

For the mathematical formulas the equation editor of Word (Microsoft Equation) is to be used. The font will be the same as in the text body.

2.9. References

Original sources of information shall be referenced in the body of the text according to the Harvard system (Author-Date); pages will be added in the case of direct quotations.

Example: (Kotler and Rainisto, 2002) or (Kotler and Rainisto, 2002, p. 26).

Direct quotations that are longer than two lines should be indented and font size 9 (Times New Roman) used. Up to two lines, they should be inserted in « » and kept in the body of the text.

The references, in alphabetical order, will be presented at the end and according to the Harvard System.

The following general structure should be as follows:

Books: Surname, N. [Name] (Year). Work Title [in italics]. Place of Publication, Publisher’s Name.

Examples: Aaker, D. (1984). Developing Business Strategy. New York, John Wiley & Sons.

Ansoff, I. and McDonnell, E. (1990). Implanting Strategic Management. London, Prentice Hall International.

Smith, M. Thorpe, R. and Lowe, A. (1991). Management Research: An Introduction. London, Sage Publications.

Chapters inserted in edited books: Surname, N. [Name] (Year). Article’s Title. In: Surname, N. [Name] (Ed.). Work Title [in italics] Edition [whenever existent]. Place of publication, Publisher, pages.

Example: Axelrod, R. (1976). Decision for Neoimperialism: The Deliberations of the British Eastern Committee in1918. In: Axelrod, R (Ed.) The Structure of Decision. The Cognitive Maps of Political Elites. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, pp. 23-55.

Journal articles: Surname, N. [Name] (Year). Article’s Title on the Journal, Journal’s Title [in italics], Volume (Number x / Trimester / Month), pages.

Example: Aaker, D.A. (1983). Organizing a Strategic Information Scanning System. California Management Review, 25(2), pp. 76-83.

Articles without mention to author’s name (for instance, newspaper article or companies’ reports) should be alphabetically listed starting from the name of the organization or responsible source.

Documents available on the internet: Surname, N. [Name] (Year). Title of document [Online]. Available at<address> [Accessed on date]

Example: Schaum, D. (1996). Blind Signature Technology and Digital Privacy. [Online] Available at <http://www.digicash.com/publish/sciam.htm> [Accessed on 06/09/1999]

Internet sites, personal and institutional pages: Name. [Online]. Available at <address> [Accessed on date].

Example: The International PGP Home Page. [Online] Available at <http://www.pgpi.com/> [Accessed on 06/09/1999].

Legal texts: Identification of the legal diploma, issuing body, date and title of the publication, pages.

Example: Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006, Official Journal of the European Communities, L 396, 30.12.2006, p. 1.