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Instructions for Authors

Papers can be submitted throughout the year.

Document Submission Guidelines-

Original Manuscript- Only original submissions will be accepted for publications. Manuscripts should not be previously published or in consideration for publication elsewhere. The article should be submitted electronically in single column format, with a word count of 5000-7000 (excluding figures, tables and references).

Abstract- All manuscripts must include an abstract of 100-150 words and 8-12 keywords.

Title Page- Manuscripts should be submitted with a title page containing only the title of the manuscript, author(s) name(s), designation, full postal address, phone number and email address. Author (s) name (s) should not appear on any other page. The title should be as short as possible, with no abbreviations or acronyms. Authors must provide biographical notes of about 100-150 words per author.

Declaration Form- Journal of General Management Research encourages authors to provide with declaration form stating that the manuscript is original and there is no conflict of interest (Click here)

Article Preparation

  • All manuscripts must be submitted in MS Word format on the
  • All manuscripts should be written in English.
  • Manuscripts should be formatted in single spacing and Times New Roman with 12-point font size.
  • All tables and figures in the manuscript should be indicated separately by number (e.g. see Table 1/Figure 1), not by placement (e.g. see Table below). All tables and figures should be placed within the manuscript.
  • The text of the manuscript should include the following:
    • Introduction (Including significance of the study)
    • Review of Literature
    • Objective of the study
    • Research Methodology
    • Analysis and Findings
    • Discussion
    • Conclusion
    • Limitation and Future Scope
    • References

References and Notes

    • Journal of General Management Research uses the APA (name and date) short reference system for citations in the text with a detailed alphabetical list at the end of the article. For example, 'Hamel (2000) suggests ...' or 'Nonaka and Takeuchi (1995) found that ...' or 'A study of economic change (Nelson and Winter, 1982) has shown that ...
    • Footnotes should be avoided, but any short, succinct notes making a specific point may be placed in numbered order following the alphabetical list of references.
    • References should be taken only from published work, accepted for publication (not merely 'submitted'), or available through libraries or institutions. Any other source should be qualified by a note regarding availability.
    • Full reference should include all author(s) name and initials, date of publication, title of article, title of publication (italics), volume and issue number (of a journal), publisher and form (books, conference proceedings) and page numbers.

Examples for purpose of references

Journal articles

Williams, P., & Naumann, E. (2011). Customer satisfaction and business performance: a firm-level analysis. Journal of Services Marketing, 25(1), 20 – 32. [Journal titles should be given in full]

Online only
Demers, A. (2009) ‘The war at home: consequences of loving a veteran of the Iraq and Afghan wars.’ The Internet Journal of Mental Health, 6(1) [online] er_1_45/article/the-war-at-home-consequences-of-loving-a-veteran-of-the-iraq-and- afghanistan-wars.html (Accessed 15 July 2010).

Smith, A. and Brown, D. (2005) Quantitative Data Analysis with SPSS for Windows, 2nd ed., Routledge, London. Edited books Casson, M. et al (Eds.), (2006) The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Lowry, R. (2009) Concepts and Applications of Inferential Statistics [online]. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY. (Accessed 21 February 2009).

Conference papers

Anita, R., and Pooja, K. (2012) ‘Characteristics of tourism employment: the case of Karnataka. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Contrasts and Connections in Global Tourism, New Delhi, India, pp. 396-410

Apache Jakarta Project. [online] (Accessed on 21 September 2007).

Review and decision process
The submission is thoroughly checked by the editor. Editor may accept or decline your manuscript if it isn’t in accordance with the aim and scope of the journal. Along with this maintaining the language or manuscript quality is essential for acceptance. If the editor feels that the paper is suitable for publication then only they will send it to at least two independent references for double blind peer review. Also, the submission should not contain any details of the author to facilitate fair review. Once the feedback is given by the reviewers, the editor may decide to either accept the manuscript, request minor or major revisions, or decline. The editor will inform their first decision within 60 days. Each time we contact you, we will quote the manuscript number you were given at the point of submission.

Author Responsibility
Authors have certain responsibilities at their end which are as follows:

  • During the publication process, the authors are expected to promptly respond to all the queries.
  • The authors should be responsible for all aspects of their work such as inspecting and solving any queries related to research integrity.
  • The authors are expected to keep all the communications held with the journal editor confidential, till the editorial verdict is declared.
  • Authors shall include those in authorship who have made a noteworthy contribution to the submission and exclude those who have not made any contribution to the submission.

The sole responsibility lies on the author(s) for the content of the articles that will appear in this journal. Neither the Journal of General Management Research, nor its editors, publishers and anyone else involved in any form of creation, production or delivering the journal (in online/CD or printed format) or the resources contained therein, undertakes any responsibility or liability for the completeness, accuracy, or utility of any information given in the journal (in online/CD or printed format). They shall not be held responsible for any kind of direct or indirect, special, incidental or retaliatory damages arising out of the use of the Journal of General Management Research.

Journal of General Management Research reserves all rights to discard and reject the articles at any stage in case of violation of norms of the journal and challenging academic ethics and integrity.