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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.
  • It has been verified that if the manuscript is not intended for a special issue (KSZ), you have selected the ARTICLES section. If it is intended for a special issue, you have selected the corresponding section above.
  • 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). Please provide the official institutional/work email address for all authors (e.g. not "")!
  • 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) 7th edition have been followed for all citations in the manuscript.
  • DOI codes are provided in a hyperlink format for every citation where possible.
  • The ORCID number has been assigned to the affiliation for each author (if you do not already have an ORCID, you can register here:

Author Guidelines

The monthly 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 present empirical findings and contribute to the development of theories in the field.

We welcome research on different aspects of organizations. Besides structure, processes, and performance, we are equally interested in cultural, behavioral, and technological topics. Our emphasis is on multidisciplinary research and we appreciate papers that draw on perspectives from sociology, psychology, economics, political science, or communication studies – apart from 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 demands methodological rigor. If a manuscript applies novel methodology, the author should make sure that the steps of the data collection and analysis are transparent.

Published by Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest Management Review is a peer-reviewed scientific journal, ranked category ‘A’ by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (rating valid from the 1st of June, 2023). Two English and ten Hungarian issues are published annually. Papers published in our journal receive a DOI number.

Please read the following requirements before submitting your manuscript.



Formal requirements for the studies:

  • DOC (DOCX), RTF, or ODT format;
  • Times New Roman font;
  • with 12 pt. font size;
  • 1.5 line spacing;
  • 2.5 cm margins.

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


Length of the Manuscript

The usual length of manuscripts is 6000-9000 words, including references, figures, and tables.


Article of the study

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



All abstracts should be one paragraph (150 words), and we recommend not including 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 write ambiguous abstracts; the article’s main message should be explicitly stated.



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



Endnotes and footnotes should be avoided. If the note is necessary, it should be indicated in the text.


Figures and Tables

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.

The number and title of the figures should be listed above the figures and their source below the figures. 

Please make sure that the figures are of a sufficiently high resolution and in grayscale. Letters in the figures should be no smaller than 10 point.


In-text citations

The journal is a scientific journal and, therefore, does not publish articles without in-text citations and without a list of these. 

In-text citations should be indicated by the author’s last name and year of publication,


  • One author: (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).
  • Two authors: (Borgatti & Halgin, 2011). Textual quotations should be indicated by quotation marks and page numbers in in-text citations, e.g. (Borgatti & Halgin, 2011, pp. 1179-1180).
  • Three or more authors: Only list the first author with the Latin abbreviation "et al.", e.g. (Brass et al., 2014) 

If a referenced author has several bibliographic items in the same year, these are 2018a, 2018b, etc. must be distinguished.



In-text citations and references should be edited following the guidelines of the American Psychological Association's citation style seventh edition (APA7).

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

More examples and information about citating.



Please complement references in your manuscript with DOI numbers if available. We recommend using CrossRef search to check DOI availability.

Please use the following format:[…]


Uploading the studies

Manuscripts should be submitted through our Open Journal Systems submission page, which is available to authors after one-time registration.

You can register by filling in the form at 

Revised manuscripts should be submitted on the same ID number (to the open submission procedure) during the review process.

Please note our journal only accepts papers that are based on original research and that have not yet been published or are under review elsewhere.

Review process

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 acknowledgements (Author names, institutions, and acknowledgements 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.

In the case of manuscripts in English, the editorial board may request English language editing or proof-reading might be required, if the need arises during the review process.

Letter of acceptance

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


Thematic or special issue

If you submit your manuscript to one of our special issues, please select the corresponding special issue section (KSZ) or indicate this during the submission process in the field ‘Comments for the Editor’.



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).

Please note that the copyediting phase is the last opportunity to change the author's order in the publication process, so you can submit your request for a change of order up until that point.



Papers published in our journal are open access and available through Corvinus Research, the university’s repository

We kindly ask our authors to only share links to their papers and not full-text PDF files on personal sites and research networks (e.g., or We continuously monitor download and reading statistics at Corvinus Research and we consider these factors when selecting articles for our best paper prize.

Adapting to the habits of our readers and aiming for a more sustainable publishing model, we primarily distribute our journal digitally. If you would like to receive our monthly e-mail newsletter with the latest issue and calls for papers you can register here: We look forward to welcoming you among our readers and authors, and you can follow us on our Facebook page as well.



Our journal supports the use of ORCID, so we ask our authors to register and provide their ORCID number when uploading manuscripts, or at the very least during the reader-editing process (for co-authors as well).

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