Author guidelines

How do I submit a paper to this journal?

To submit your manuscript to Sinergie Italian Journal of Management, you have to register with the OJS web platform:

If you are already registered, you can log in and begin the five-step submission process.

We invite you to fill in all the required data correctly and accurately.

Sinergie only publishes original work; therefore, submitted papers must not have previously been published in a refereed journal in their current or a substantially similar form, and they must not be currently under consideration for publication in another refereed journal (any explanation on the matter must be provided to the editor in the accompanying email).

Editors cannot provide any excerpts of the paper. Authors may download the PDF file of their paper’s final layout from the journal’s website.

Authors are required to express their consent to the publication of their disclosed email addresses, as stated by Italian Law D.Lgs. 196 of 30 June 2003. They must also commit themselves to respect the journal’s publishing ethics.

No fee or charge is required for manuscript processing or publication.



1. START – In addition to the TEMPLATE uploading, the web platform requires the following fields to be filled in:

  • Submission requirements (they are mandatory)
  • Cover letter (it is optional; in this section, you can enter acknowledgements and specify contributorship statement in the case of co-authored manuscripts; please also indicate clearly in the cover letter if you are submitting to a Special Track or a Joint Track)
  • Privacy statement (it is mandatory)


  • Article component: you have to indicate the type of submission you are proposing
  • Upload file: you have to upload manuscript formatted according to the template (this field is mandatory)
  • File added: you can upload any additional file (e.g. tables, figures) that you want to submit (this field is optional)


  • Title (it is mandatory)
  • Abstract: the abstract has to be a maximum of 300 words; it has to contain the following information: frame of the research, objectives of the paper, methodology, findings, practical implications, limitations of the research, and originality
  • List of contributors: please insert the name of all the Authors and their affiliation too
  • Keywords: a minimum of three and a maximum of six keywords must be included to identify the study’s main topic

4. CONFIRMATION – In this step, you have to click “Finish Submission”.

5. NEXT STEPS – You will receive a confirmation email.

Please be sure that emails from are not considered as junk mail by your server.


Authors are welcome to send their manuscripts in WORD FORMAT (.doc or .docx only) in English or Italian according to the following guidelines and using this FULL PAPER TEMPLATE (available here).

Please remember that the full paper must be submitted as an anonymous manuscript.

All received full papers will undergo a double-blind peer review, and review results will be communicated to authors according to the deadlines published online.

Further information for full papers submission

To ensure the quality of the editing, especially of tables, graphs and figures, the preferred format is Microsoft Word, but compatible formats are accepted as well. Files in .bmp, .jpeg, .jpg, .png and .gif formats can create problems in editing. If possible, please avoid these formats and provide files containing additional tables and graphs in their original format (e.g. xls). Footnotes should be used only for comments, to provide more detail or alternative considerations; they should not contain bibliographic information.

What is the acceptable word limit and what are the other editorial guidelines to follow when submitting a paper to this journal?

Page layout

top margin               3,5 cm
bottom margin           8 cm
left margin               4,5 cm
right margin             4,5 cm
header margin         2,6 cm
footer margin              7 cm

Length: The paper should not exceed 7,000 words, including charts, figures, tables, footnotes and references.

Title: No longer than 125 characters (spaces included).

Abstract: No longer than 300 words. The abstract must be structured according to the following layout: frame of the research, purpose of the paper, methodology, results, research limitations, practical implications and originality of the study.

Keywords: A minimum of three and a maximum of six keywords must be included to identify the framework of the study’s main topic.

Text style: The body of the text and of the notes must be justified. Italics may be used to emphasise certain parts of the text and for English words that are not commonly used. Neither boldface (except in paragraph titles) nor underlining should be used.

Text graphic rules: Quotations must be indicated by double quotation marks (“…”) followed by the cited author’s surname, year of publication and page number(s) (e.g., Panati, 1981, pp. 48–53). The author is responsible for referencing sources in the reference list, which means that all citations in the text must have a corresponding entry in the reference list before the file is uploaded. Citations that are not indicated in the reference list will be removed from the text. Footnotes are only to be used for comments, in-depth investigations and further remarks, and not as bibliographical references.

Tables and figures: Any tables and figures included in the paper must be numbered in progressive order, have a title (above the table/figure) and source (under the table/figure), be black and white (or grey if necessary), and be inserted in the Word document in the most appropriate position. Tables, figures and graph files must be uploaded in their original format. Word (.doc or .docx), Excel (.xls) and PowerPoint (.ppt) files are accepted. Image formats that are not accepted include .png, .gif, .jpeg, .bmp and .pdf.

References and Internet websites: References must be placed at the end of the text. They should be listed in alphabetical order and, for authors with multiple references, ordered chronologically. References must be formatted as follows:

PORTER. M. (1985), The competitive advantage: creating and sustaining superior performance, Free Press, New York.

BACCARANI C., GOLINELLI G.M. (2015), “The non-existent firm: relations between corporate image and strategy”, Sinergie Italian Journal of Management, vol. 33, n. 97, May-Aug., pp. 313-323.

Book chapters
PHILLIPS R., BARNEY J., FREEMAN R.,  HARRISON J. (2019), “Stakeholder Theory”, in Harrison J., Barney J., Freeman R., Phillips R.,(edited by), The Cambridge Handbook of Stakeholder Theory, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Internet websites
Websites should be mentioned separately below the references.