GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
Research articles are expected to have substantial original contribution to the body of knowledge in management or allied disciplines. The research could be theoretical or empirical. Articles should be strictly between 4000-5000 words (tables/chart included) only and must be accompanied by an abstract of 100–120 words, with 4-5 keywords.
Perspectives articles present a synthesis of the knowledge of business processes and systems offering solutions and value to the practitioners and scholars. All perspectives should be strictly between 4000-5000 words (tables/chart included) only and must be accompanied by an abstract of 100–120 words, with 4-5 keywords.
Case studies should feature real-life managerial decision contexts in the form of instructional cases for the benefit of academia. The case should present ample data to facilitate a rich analysis of the situation. The expected length of a case is about 3,000 words and must be accompanied by an abstract of 100–120 words, with 4-5 keywords.
Book Review must be a review of recently released titles in management and allied disciplines. The recommended length of the case is about 2,000 words, with Book Author Name, Publisher, ISBN and Price.
To support and endorse distinctive research work, we do not charge the authors for papers submission or publication in our journal. It is purely an academic venture to promote management research. Research Papers, Case Studies, Perspectives and Book Review should contain no plagiarism (similarity index <10%) and will be selected on the basis of reviewers blind reviews.
The contributors are requested to adhere to the following guidelines.
- The selection of papers for publication is based on their originality, knowledge content and application. The journal endeavours to maintain balance between purely research-oriented papers and those derived mainly from the experiences of practitioners.
- Authors are encouraged to contribute empirical and analytical research or case research. In case studies, contributors are required to provide the analysis of case along with the description of the real life situation faced and the decision or action taken by the manager or organization
- The manuscript should normally not exceed 2 double spaced, single sided typed pages, 12 font size in Times New Roman font, leaving 1.5 inches’ margin on all sides of A-4 size paper.
- All manuscripts and related correspondence should be mailed to email@example.com. The contributions received will be acknowledged within 2-3 working days by e-mail. The manuscripts not considered for publication will not be sent back. The acceptance or rejection of the contributions will be informed to the contributors through email only.
- The contributors are required to attach a title page as first page in their manuscript document which should include the title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s) and relevant biographical information. The second page should carry the title of the paper and other details as per the manuscript type.
- All tables, charts, and graphs should be black, not in colour. Authors must acknowledge all the sources they have drawn upon and the sources should be indicated at bottom.
- References should be complete in all respects and arranged in alphabetical order as per the standard pattern of research.
- The authors should provide a declaration along with the manuscripts, stating that the article is an original work of author(s) and the same has not been published earlier in any other publication.
- The main author will receive a complimentary copy of the journal in which their articles are published.
Citation and References:
Citation and reference should adhere to the guidelines on APA format (American Psychological Association, 6th edition). Place the references at the end of the manuscript as endnotes. The list should mention only those sources actually cited in the text or notes. Authors name should be same as in the original source.
For more than one publication by the same author, list them in chronological order, with the older item first. For more than one publication in one year by the same author, use small lower case) letters to distinguish them (e.g. 1980a, 1980b).
Following are some examples for References:
- Books – Diwan Parag (2000) E-Commerce. New Delhi, Excel Publication.
- Ph.D. Thesis – Pant, RC (2000) ‘Performance Appraisal Techniques: A Tool or a Threat’Ph.D. thesis, BHU, Varanasi.
- Journal articles – Luftman, J., and Kempaiah, R.,” An Update on Business-IT Alignment: “A Line” Has Been Drawn, MIS Quarterly Executive (6,3) September 2007, PP. 165-175 [DOI number optional]
- Newspaper articles: Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.