Doing Bibliometric Reviews for the Iberoamerican Journal of Strategic Management

Fernando Antonio Ribeiro Serra, Manuel Portugal Ferreira, Luiz Antonio de Camargo Guerrazzi, Vanessa Vasconcelos Scaciotta


The editorial comments published in the Iberoamerican Journal of Strategic Management are intended to help researchers and students to improve their articles. These editorial comments include content and suggestions about writing, publishing and reviewing articles, as well as methodological issues. In this new editorial comment, we will present our views on bibliometric studies. Bibliometric studies are sometimes marginalized, but in our view, as in any other study, the problems are equivalent to a study that is not done properly.


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