Brief background

REGEPE Entrepreneurship and Small Business Journal is an online scientific journal, with continuous publication quarterly (three issues per year: Jan./Apr.; May/Aug.; Sept./Dec.), published by the Associação Nacional de Estudos em Empreendedorismo e Gestão de Pequenas Empresas (ANEGEPE).

The REGEPE had its first edition in 2012 and, until 2022 (v.11, n.3) its title was Revista de Empreendedorismo e Gestão de Pequenas Empresas (ISSN 2316-2058). After these 10 years, from 2023 (v.12, n.1) the journal was renamed REGEPE Entrepreneurship and Small Business Journal  (2965-1506).

 The REGEPE, from v.12, n.2 of 2023, implemented multimedia editing, that is, it adopts the inclusion of audio and video of its articles. The audios reproduce, in the three languages ​​(Portuguese, Spanish and English), information on the title, authors and their affiliations, abstract and keywords. The video, on the other hand, brings the scientific dissemination of the article, presented by the authors themselves. This action thus favors the range of multimedia accessibility resources (RMA).

In addition, REGEPE, as of v.12, n.2 of 2023, made its transition to adherence to the principles of open science, as well as started publishing articles in the Extensible Markup Language (XML) format, following the set of elements and the tagging rules defined by the SciELO Publishing Schema. This action makes REGEPE and its content accessible to any type of platform, browser and device, contributing to accessibility and greater visibility.

The REGEPE adopts the best practices of scientific publication through the open platform of the Open Journal System - OJS and its editorial policy. OJS is the main software for the management of scientific journals and one of its most important features for the interoperability of its metadata between systems is the use of the OAI-PMH protocol. The OAI-PMH protocol - Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting- is a mechanism developed by the Open Archives Initiative for the harvesting of metadata from repositories. The REGEPE follows integration/interoperability standards and protocols through the OAI-PMH, which can be found here: REGEPE OAI.

REGEPE has a team of national and international editors and reviewers committed to the content and quality of submitted articles. This journal is associated with the Associação Brasileira de Editores Científicos - ABEC


Short title of the journal

  • REGEPE Entrep. Small Bus. J.






The REGEPE mission aims to promote the debate of relevant topics in the area of ​​Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, in addition to serving as a channel to disseminate conceptual and methodological advances and promote studies and theoretical and empirical formulations for the area of ​​entrepreneurship and small business management.



The articles published in REGEPE are aimed at those interested in the area, such as researchers, professors, undergraduate and graduate students, consultants, professionals from public, private and third sector organizations, in addition to public policy makers. In all editions it offers a teaching case.



The REGEPE is one of the only Brazilian scientific journals, in the area of ​​business, that since 2020 (v.9, n.1) has been publishing its works in three languages: Portuguese, Spanish and English. The article in English is the main one and will always be published. Thus, if the submission is in Portuguese or Spanish, if the article is approved, the authors must provide an English version of the work in Portuguese/Spanish approved. The translation must be performed by a native speaker or a translator with experience in this activity and the respective translation letter or certificate must also be attached to the system.


Welcome to REGEPE and happy reading.


Cataloging in the Publication elaborated by Gildenir Carolino Santos - CRB-8ª/5447