September 18, 2014


Published in General News



Two weeks ago, the institute for Scientific Information, currently known as Thomson Reuters ISI, announced in its annual report for 2013 that Academia – Revista Latinoamericana de Administración moved to first place in the management journal rankings for the Latin American region, including Spain and Portugal.

"Ours is the first academic management journal in Latin America, above the Brazilian and Spanish ones. This means that academics in the region are increasingly referring to our work and that our reputation is growing," pointed out Carlos Pombo, chief editor of the journal.

Since 1998, Academia has been managed by the Universidad de los Andes School of Management, led by Enrique Ogliastri, the journal's founding director and tenured lecturer at INCAE (Costa Rica) and the Instituto de Empresa (Madrid), and by Carlos Pombo, associate professor of Finance at the Universidad de los Andes School of Management, editor in chief since September 2013.

The journal is the academic publication of the Latin American Council of Management Schools (CLADEA for its acronym in Spanish), which 202 private and public institutions from 30 countries in Latin America, the U.S., Europe and Oceania has affiliated to it. CLADEA is also responsible for two journals aimed at practicing businesspeople: Leadership and Executive Excellence.

The publication is designed for undergraduate and graduate students and professors. "However," affirmed Pombo, "through the editing and publishing company Emerald, we are pointing to having more readers among company managers and people in industry." Ranking is complied according to a measurement known as the impact factor, that measures the number of citations of the articles in other global academic publications.

Academia is a journal for articles focusing on Latin America: it represents production in Latin countries, Spain and Portugal to disseminate knowledge about the problems specific to the region. The empirical studies use local data and contexts and are, thus, an indispensible reference point for international management literature.

Most of the articles in the journal are derived from empirical research. For example, there is one on the composition of companies' boards of directors and their effects in company profitability. Representative databases are analyzed and estimations made using quantitative methods. Another example can be the herd behavior in the in mutual fund schemes in the case of Chile.
The journal also publishes pedagogical cases and some theoretical research based on a purely analytical model.

The Uniandino community has access to issues published since 2013 through the Library System. As from two weeks ago, older issues (2002-2012) are available through the CLADEA page



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