Submission Guidelines


The main objective of the Inter Metro Business Journal is to encourage the exchange of knowledge and experience between the university community and business realm, local government, federal government or any interested foreign government. Inter Metro Business Journal accepts articles of an academic, practical or professional nature. In these categories, articles can be informative, presentations, investigations, books reviews, and articles in favor of any philosophical position. Articles can be sent for consideration to:
Editorial Board
Inter Metro Business Journal
Economics and Administrative Sciences Faculty
Metropolitan Campus
Inter American University of Puerto Rico
P.O. Box 191293
San Juan, PR 00919-1293 USA
Contact Person: Luis Otero, Editor
E-mail:ceajournal@metro.inter.edu

  1. Submissions should be unpublished.
  2. Submissions to the Inter Metro Business Journal Editorialís Board require a commitment to not submit the article simultaneously to other publications.
  3. All submissions must give credit to all sources utilized. Plagiarism it is not tolerated and if it is detected the published article will be removed.
  4. Inter Metro Business Journal / La Revista Empresarial Inter Metro, the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, including all its units and its representatives are not responsible for damages caused by plagiarism to other persons or entities.
  5. The Editorial Faculty will not recommend an already published article unless there is evidence that the article is a new synthesis of the authorís ideas.
  6. The cover page must include the title of the article, authorís name, job title, address, work and home telephone numbers, and e-mail address.
  7. The title should be repeated the top of the first page of the manuscript. Subsequent pages should not have any identification.
  8. Submissions should be in Word format.
  9. Submissions should be no longer than 30 pages, double space (8.5Ē x 11.5Ē) written on one side of the paper, including tables and references. The font should be Times New Roman 12.
  10. Submissions should be preceded by an abstract of no more than 100 words. After the abstract, list no more than five key words.
  11. Notes should be brief (generally, not longer than three sentences) and be limited to marginal clarifications to the text.
  12. Notes should not be used to indicate bibliographical entries.
  13. Notes should appear at the end of the article under the title NOTES or as Footnotes and should be consecutively numbered in the text.
  14. Submissions should be written consistently following the style and format of the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association. (APA).
  15. Submissions should be sent by e-mail.
  16. If can't sent your submission via E-mail send by regular mail your submission which must include a clearly labeled diskette and a hard copy on letter size paper, double space.
  17. The diskette should be identified with the authorís name article title and the format used.
  18. The articles and diskettes will not be returned to the authors.
  19. Authors should make sure that the diskettes are virus free. Any contaminated diskettes will be detroyed.
  20. A work should be free of grammatical errors.
  21. All graphs, tables, and diagrams should be saved in EPS (save) to make them more sensitive to color resolution.
  22. The Editorial Board reserves the right to accept or reject the submissions and to make any editorial changes deemed necessary for publication purposes.
  23. Once submissions are accepted, the Inter Metro Business Journal reserves the publication rights for 24 months after publication.
  24. Accepted work will be published on-line only.

Brief Guide for Book Reviews

  1. Type of to be reviewed, preferably subject related area of Business Administration.
  2. Book Title from the cover and number of pages
  3. Name and Surnames of author(s)
  4. In case of translated books include the name of the translator.
  5. Include the book ISBN number
  6. Include publishers, city and date of publication
  7. Strengths (why an executive should read the book, book structure: parts, chapters, others)
  8. Weakness (what should be improved, what's not covered, etc.)
  9. The review should be between 2 and 8 pages in length.
  10. The review should include name, surname and affiliaton of reviewer.
  11. The review should be sent via e-mail in Word format using Times New Roman font size 12.