Focus and Scope

The IJM&P is a journal for unpublished works related to Administration and Engineering of Production and Mechanics and Economics and Agricultural and Natural Resource as well as works that present results of studies and researches about the activities of Science and Technology Information. The Journal is published on a bimonthly basis in "February, April, June, August, October and December".

The material submitted to this journal should be unpublished and, therefore it must not have been published or submitted to meetings or to other periodic. The article should effectively represent contribution within the area and discuss about a relevant topic. The theoretical basis should be up-to-date and should represent the state-of-the-art of the knowledge in the area. The scientific method should be explicited and the analyses and conclusions should be clear and lined up to the considered objective. Works that involve pure bibliography revision should deal with a current thematic and the approach should be deepened and analytical. The IJM&P publishes works in English.

Independent Journal of Management & Production is a Brazilian electronic journal, which addresses the scientific community: teachers, researchers, students and professionals working in the field of engineering and related (Administration, Accounting and Economics).

The journal also allows the publication of Master's Degree Dissertations and Doctoral and Postdoctoral Thesis to stimulate the dissemination and interchange of tacit and explicit knowledge in any language.

Mission: The mission of the Independent Journal of Management & Production (IJM&P) is to contribute to the scientific community through the international dissemination of works relevant to the development of theoretical and empirical research produced by the Brazilian academy as well as researchers from other countries.

Vision: To inspire and enable a better world through study and teaching about management and organizations.

Our mission is guided by core values:

  • We value the quality of research, teaching and practice in the field of management and organization.
  • Cultivate and defend ethical behavior in all aspects of our work.
  • We offer a dynamic community and support for all our members, embracing the diversity of our backgrounds and experiences.
  • Respecting each of the voices of our members and seeking to expand their ideas.
  • Build cooperative relationships with other institutions committed to the advancement of studies, research and teaching about management and organization.


Peer Review Process

The journal has a permanent Editorial Body, and it is avoided the institutional and geographic concentration of its members, beyond counting on recognized researchers in the academic community from several institutions. The members’ names of the Editorial Body are in the Section "About". In case of accumulation of works to be processed, 'ad hoc' evaluators will be chosen to speed up the process. These are external evaluators who will be chosen between researchers that have publications in magazines of quality in recent years. At the end of each year, the names of the collaborative 'ad hoc' evaluators will be published. The submitted articles will be sent to two evaluators, without the authorship identification. In case of contradictory concepts, the work will be directed to one third evaluator; the scientific Publisher should only nullify doubts, impasses and the final decision about the edition. The originals will be submitted for the approval of renowned specialists’ evaluators. The works will be sent to two or more specialists, according to the required necessity for the thematic, without the authorship identification, as a form to guarantee one opinion without any influence. After the evaluation, if approved, the articles will be sent to the Publishing Committee, which will select the articles to be published.

Publication Frequency

All articles are published in PDF and HTML format, and editions are published bimonthly at:

January - February 2021

  • Deadline for submission: November 30
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: December 31
  • Deadline for publication number 1: February 1st or 20 articles

March - April 2021

  • Deadline for submission: January 31
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: February 28
  • Deadline for publication number 2: April 1st or 20 articles

May - June 2021

  • Deadline for submission: March 31
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: April 30
  • Deadline for publication number 4: June 1st or 20 articles

July - August 2021

  • Deadline for submission: May 31
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: June 30
  • Deadline for publication number 5: August 1st or 20 articles

September - October 2021

  • Deadline for submission: July 31
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: August 31
  • Deadline for publication number 7: October 1st or 20 articles

November - December 2021

  • Deadline for submission: September 30
  • Deadline for revised edition by the author: October 31
  • Deadline for publication number 8: December 1st or 20 articles

All articles in the special editions are published in PDF and HTML formats, currently there are three editions:

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

This journal provides public access to all its content, following the principle that providing gratuitousness for the access for researches generates a higher global interchange of knowledge. Such access is associated to an increase of reading and citation of the work of an author. For more information on this approach, visit Public Knowledge Project, a project that developed this system to improve the academic and public quality of the research, distributing the Open Journal Systems (OJS), as well as others support softwares for the publication system of public access to academic sources.


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Sources of Support

The Independent Journal of Management & Production (IJM&P) receives support:

Journal History

The design of "Independent Journal of Management & Production" began to be planned at the beginning of 2009, named "Revista Independente de Administração & Produção" in order to publish paperworks of undergraduate students, as well as dissertations and theses in Portuguese.

In July 2010 the journal project began to be put into practice, when Professor Paulo Cesar Chagas Rodrigues, registered his domain and released as part of it.

During conversations with fellow masters and doctorate, as well as the institution which offered tuition the possibility of turning the journal into an international publication was raised and it was switched into English as well as the translation of its title and abbreviation.

In 2011, when the magazine published the first number of volume 2, the ISSN number was requested from IBICT, to increase its credibility. In 2012, as part of the planning, domain was registered as official.

In the middle of the second half of 2012, fellow Msc. Carlos Antonio Pizarro Louzada FSP and Ph.D. Student and Professor Gerson Rossi dos Santo, IFSP, joined the Journal in order to make the English revision of all the Journal and give support to the translation of all the calls that we started to do. In December of the same year, I was invited by Professor Dr. Rafael Hernandez Barros to be part of the Spanish research group Gaudeamus, and in the first half of 2013, the journal started a partnership with FSP - Faculdade do Sudoeste Paulista (the Southwest Paulista College) and Postgraduate Department of Civil Engineering, UFF - Universidade Federal Fluminense (Fluminense Federal University) to be other of our sponsors.

In the first half of 2014, we acquired the DOI registration with the CrossRef aiming to increase the visibility of articles published and in the second semester has ended talks with the dean of research, Prof. Dr. Eduardo Alves da Costa, and the general director of Campus Avaré, Prof. Dr. Sebastião Cruz Francelino, the institutional support of the Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo as Publisher of the journal.

On April 6, 2015 the newspaper "Independent Journal of Management & Production (IJM&P)" reached the milestone of 1,000 registered users.

Professor Dr. Florian Ion Petrescu, receive our gratitude for the invaluable support given to us, like the conquest of various indexes, with your active and continuous contribution with your work. Professor Petrescu has been a key person in our journal.

The Commission for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) ranks through WebQualis, the quality of scientific journals. Journals are ranked by their areas of assessment, to the following indicators: A1, the highest, A2, B1,

2015 ends with a lot of work, too much struggle, and a great achievement. Our journal was finally indexed by DOAJ – Directory of Open Access Journal. This kind of thing shows how interested and serious we are in sharing knowledge among the countries of the world. The visibility of our work only widens day after day. We are very thanked to everyone who has been with us since the beginning. We consider this achievement as a gift to be shared with all of you, editors, collaborators and readers.

On July 20, 2018, the journal was notified via E-mail of its indexing and abstracted in: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Clarivate Analytics - Web of Science - Thompson Reuters. With the availability of journal data on August 20, 2018.

We would you like to leave our thanks to libraries, sponsors and other organs for the support and dissemination of our work.

The table below shows the evolution of the Journal:

Below is the world map with the marking of the countries from which comes our users (readers, reviewers and authors). If you pass the mouse over the highlighted countries can be seen the number of users.

Currently we are providing a link that shows the number of authors per country since 2010, this information is interesting, since we can quantify this information in real time.