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Authors submitting a manuscript for evaluation and eventual publication in TEC Empresarial must first review the Editorial Policy section.

Manuscripts can be submitted via the platform available at the journal’s website. The review process can take up to twelve weeks. All articles submitted to the journal are subject to a double-blind peer-review evaluation process by academic experts.


General article format guidelines:

MS Word, language: Spanish or English.

Extension: 8000 words maximum, all included.

Subtitles in bold and aligned to the left.

Images in .JPG or .TIFF format, in separate files. 

You must send two documents

The first without authors, including:

Title of the article in uppercase, bold and centered.

Abstract: Authors must include a one-paragraph abstract of up to 250 words for all articles. The abstract is a concise summary of the entire paper and must be able to stand alone, separate from the rest of the paper. The abstract must include the objective of the study, a brief description of the data and methods used in the study, and a summary of the most relevant results and conclusions.

Keywords: Authors should include a maximum of five keywords that describe the theoretical and methodological orientation of the paper.

Information in Spanish: the title, abstract and keywords. This information should appear next to the corresponding text in English. For articles written in Spanish, the said information should be provided in English.

Body of the article

Bibliographic references: APA format (accessible at


The second document is for authors identifications, please include: 

Title of the article in uppercase, bold and centered.

Authors: names, affiliation, email. Below the title, in bold and aligned to the left

Acknowledgements: When submitting a manuscript, authors should add only to the title page an acknowledgements section that includes the names of any sponsors of your research, including grant numbers, and/or people you would like to thank. The acknowledgements section should appear immediately before the list of references when the paper is accepted for publication.


All authors submitting an article to TEC Empresarial acknowledge that the said article has not been published previously, and that the work is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Likewise, the authors confirm that the study is original and that its content is the product of the authors’ intellectual contribution. All data and references to previously published materials are duly identified and included in the bibliographic notes. Also, authors assume full responsibility on any litigation or claim due to intellectual property rights, exonerating the Business School at the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (ITCR) from all responsibility. 

For accepted manuscript, the authors keep the copyright and give to the journal the right of first publication and the rights to edit, reproduce, distribute, and communicate the study in the country and abroad through printed and electronic media. 

The digital version of the journal is registered under the  BY-NC-ND 4.0 Creative Commons license. Therefore, this work may be copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

The authors keep the copyright and give the journal the right of the first publication and the possibility of editing, reproducing, distributing, exhibiting and communicating in the country and abroad through printed and electronic means. On the other hand, the author declares to assume the commitment on any litigation or claim related to the rights of intellectual property, exonerating of responsibility to the Business School of the Costa Rica Institute of Technology.


As part of the submission process, authors are asked to verify that their submission meets all the aspects listed below. Manuscripts that do not comply with these guidelines will be returned to the authors.


- The article has not been published before, and the work is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

- There are two documents, according to the previous instructions.


The names and e-mail addresses included in this journal will be used exclusively for the purposes stated by the journal and will not be available to others for any other purpose.


Instructions for authors updated on January 2020