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Submission Preparation Checklist

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.
  • All authors of the manuscript are listed in the submission metadata (additional authors cannot be added through the peer-review process).
  • The manuscript does not contain the names or affliliation of authors nor any information on possible funding agencies. Please check that the names of authors are not included in the manuscript file properties.
  • Length of the manuscript is no less than 6.000 words and no more than 9.000 words.
  • Manuscript title and abstract are provided in both English and Hungarian in submission metadata.
  • Length of the abstract is no more than 150 words in both English and Hungarian version.
  • Guidelines of American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition have been followed for all citations in the manuscript.
  • DOI codes are provided in a hyperlink format for every citation where possible.

Author Guidelines

The monthly published Budapest Management Review (ISSN 0133-0179) is one of the most significant journals in the field of business, management, and organizational studies in Hungary. It publishes papers that provide empirical findings or contribute to theory. The journal publishes two issues a year in English, and nine in Hungarian, one of which is a double issue.

We welcome research on different aspects of organizations: besides structure, processes, and performance, we are equally interested in cultural, behavioral, and technological subjects. We highly value multidisciplinary research and appreciate papers that draw on the perspective and theoretical background of sociology, psychology, economics, political science, or communicational studies – apart from that of management and organization science.

We accept research at different levels of analysis: including individuals, groups, organizations, and networks in which organizations are embedded. Budapest Management Review publishes both empirical and theoretical papers but requires methodological rigor in every genre. If a manuscript applies novel methodology, the author should make sure that the steps of the data collection and analysis are transparent and scientific.

Published by Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest Management Review is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, ranked category ‘B’ by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Two English and ten Hungarian issues are published annually.

Please read the following requirements before submitting your manuscript.

  1. Our journal only accepts papers that are based on original research of their author(s) and that have not yet been published nor are under review elsewhere.

  2. Manuscripts should be submitted through our Open Journal Systems submission page that is available to authors after one-time registration. Revised manuscripts should be submitted on the same ID number (to the open submission procedure) during the review process.

  3. Our journal conducts double-blind reviews, meaning that both the authors and the reviewers are ‘blind’ to the identity of the other. Authors must remove explicit indications of the authors’ names and institutions, as well as all acknowledgments. (Author names, institutions, and acknowledgments will be returned to the printed manuscript upon acceptance for publication.) The paper should be written in such a way that it does not reveal an author’s identity. Please make sure that author names are not indicated in the manuscript file properties.

  4. All submitted manuscripts should include a section on research methods. Empirical papers should focus on data collection and data analysis, as well as the reasons behind method selection. Theoretical papers and literature reviews should describe the methods of literature research.

  5. The usual length of manuscripts is 6000-8000 words, including title, abstract, references, figures, and tables. Manuscripts should be submitted in DOC (DOCX), RTF, or ODT format; 12 pt Times New Roman font with 1.5 line spacing and 2.5 cm margins.

  6. All abstracts should be one paragraph, and we recommend not to include references.

    • Recommended content of the abstract:

      (1) problem statement / purpose and importance / aim of the research;
      (2) brief mention of major theories to which the study intends to contribute;
      (3) approach / research design / methodology;
      (4) key findings, conclusion, implications;
      (5) limitations (optional).

      Please, do not leave the abstract open, meaning that the main message should be explicitly stated in the abstract.

  7. After the abstract 3-7 keywords should be added. We recommend that the keywords are specific to the article, yet reasonably common within the subject discipline.

  8. Recommended title style: Please, keep the title short and explicit. The ideal title is no longer than 15 words. It should be specific and concrete.

  9. Please use italic (not bold or underlined) type for highlights.

  10. Endnotes and footnotes should be avoided. If the note is necessary, it should be indicated within the text. All figures and tables should have a title and be numbered consecutively; their sources should be indicated. Tables and figures should enhance arguments presented in the text.

  11. Papers published in our journal receive a DOI number. Please complement references in your manuscript with DOI numbers if available. We recommend using CrossRef search to check DOI availability.

  12. References should be listed in alphabetic order by author name at the end of the paper. In-text citations should be indicated by the author’s last name and year of publication, e.g., (Borgatti 2014) or Borgatti (2014). If a cited author has multiple publications from the same year, these should be differentiated (e.g., Porter 2018a, 2018b). Textual quotations should be indicated by quotation marks and page numbers in in-text citations, e.g Smith (2016 p. 57).

  13. In-text citations and references should be edited following the guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA) style 6th edition.

    • Example (book): Robins, G. (2015). Doing Social Network Research: Network-based Research Design for Social Scientists. London, UK: SAGE Publications.

    • Example (journal article): Borgatti, S. P., & Halgin, D. S. (2011). On Network Theory. Organization Science, 22(5), 1168–1181.

    • For accurately edited citations and references, we recommend using reference managers like Mendeley, Zotero, or Endnote.

  14. To reduce the time for getting through the press, we kindly ask our authors to review and approve proof-sheets to the given deadlines (usually in 1-2 days).

  15. A letter of acceptance may be issued upon the completion of the review process when the section editor responsible for the paper declares it finished.

  16. If you submit your manuscript to one of our special issues, please indicate this during the submission process in the field ‘comments for the editor’.

  17. Papers published in our journal are open access and available through Corvinus Research, the institutional repository of Corvinus University of Budapest. We kindly ask our authors to share only links to their papers and not full-text PDF files on personal sites and research networks (e.g., or We continuously monitor downloading and reading statistics at Corvinus Research that we also consider when selecting articles for our best paper prize.

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