IIMS Journal of Management Science
ISSN (Print): 0976-030X, ISSN (Online): 0976-173X
Frequency: 3 times a year
Available in Publons, Index Copernicus, Indian Citation Index, Google Scholar-Gate, EBSCO Discovery, SUMMON (Pro-Quest)
Editor: Prof Mousumi Bhattacharya, PhD
IIMS Journal of Management Science is a scholarly journal of the Indian Institute of Management Shillong that publishes research contributions across all areas of management. It follows a double-blind, peer-review process and publishes 3 issues a year. The Journal welcomes original and insightful articles on interdisciplinary research that creates differential research traditions to shed new evidence on contemporary challenges faced by management practitioners, policymakers, academicians, and others. The Journal envisages publishing strong theoretical and empirical research with qualitative or quantitative methods that contribute to the body of knowledge in management theory and practice. All contributions should be well written in English and supported by either empirical data or a well-justified theoretical model.
The Journal publishes original research and review articles, both theoretical and empirical, in all domains of management and its allied disciplines. To be published in the IIMS Journal of Management Science, the study must make and highlight the unique and significant contribution of the research in the relevant field.
Contributions with a rigorous analysis of economic, social, political, sustainability, and other factors with relevance to management theory, practice, or policy are welcome.
For general questions about the IIMS Journal of Management Science or the submission process, please contact Dr. Mousumi Bhattacharya, Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Dr.Mousumi Bhattacharya (Finance and Control Area)|
|Dr. Neelam Rani (Finance and Control Area)|
|Dr. Nitin (Information Systems and Analytics Area)|
|Dr. Sanjita Jaipuria (Operations and Quantitative Techniques Area)|
|Dr. Bidyut Jyoti Gogoi (Marketing Management Area)|
|Dr. Debasisha Mishra (Strategic Management Area)|
|Dr. Gurpreet Kaur (Marketing Management Area)|
|Dr. Ridhi Arora (Organization Behaviour, Human Resources Area)|
|Prof. D.P.Goyal , Director, IIM Shillong, India|
|Prof. Paul Shrivastava , Concordia University, Montreal, Canada|
|Prof. Richard Ponarul , California State University ,USA|
|Prof. W. Jean Kwon , St. John's University ,USA|
|Prof. Robert Clift , University of Tasmania ,Australia|
|Prof. S.K.Sinha , IIM Ahmedabad,India|
|Prof. Rakesh Sah , Montana State University, USA|
|Prof. Satyendra Singh , University of Winnipeg, Canada|
|Prof. Prashant Mishra , IIM Calcutta, India|
|Prof. Jatin Pancholi, Middlesex University,London, U.K|
|Prof. Sorin Tuluca , Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA|
|Prof. Harjeet S.Bhabra , Concordia University, Montreal, Canada|
|Prof. S. Viswanathan , Nanyang Business School, Singapore|
|Prof. Phani Tej Adidam , University for Nebraska, Omaha, USA|
|Dr. Goloknath , Vice President and Chief Economic Adviser, CCIL, India|
|Dr. Matthias Nnadi , School of Management, Cranfield University, UK|
|Dr. Noel Yahanpath , Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier, New Zealand|
|Dr. Marcos Ferasso , Professor, SENAC Faculty of Technology, Santa Catarina, Brazil|
|Dr. S. Venkataramanaiah , Professor, IIM Lucknow, India|
|Dr. V.K Gupta , Professor, IIM Indore, India|
|Dr. Seema Bhate , Professor, University of Sunderland, UK|
|Dr. Sajal Kabiraj , Professor, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, China.|
|Mr. R. M. Ganatra , MD and CEO, India SME Asset Reconstruction Company Limited, India|
|Dr. O.P. Wali , Professor, IIFT, India|
|Dr. Fred Mugambi , Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.|
|Dr. Deepak Tandon , Professor, IMI, India|
|Dr. Anil K. Sharma , Professor, IIT Roorkee, India|
|Dr. Seshadev Sahoo , Associate Professor, IIM Lucknow, India|
|Dr. Saumya Singh , Associate Professor, IIT Dhanbad, India|
Submissions should be sent as a Word file by email to email@example.com. All accepted contributions are edited for publication.
Submission of a manuscript for review will imply that the submission has original and unpublished work, which is not under consideration for publication anywhere else, and all copyright requirements in respect of material used directly or indirectly in the article have been duly met. In the case of multiple authors, the submission would imply that all the co-authors are committed to publishing in the Journal. The author submitting the manuscript must ensure that the submission has the approval of all the authors, as well as by the responsible authorities – implicitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any compensation claims. Authors in doubt about what constitutes original and unpublished work should consult the Editor.
The author should secure all permissions for the use of copyrighted material, which may include any text, illustrations, charts, tables, photographs, or other material from previously published sources.
The Journal follows a double-blind peer review system. The articles that do not conform to the Submission/Author guidelines are liable for desk rejections. All contributions will be screened for plagiarism. The screened manuscripts are then assessed by the editor/editorial team member for suitability for the Journal, and those judged inappropriate at this stage are rejected. Reasons for rejection are based either on manuscript quality or for not following submission/author guidelines. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to reviewers for evaluation. Based on review comments and recommendations, the editor requests revision from the authors, or makes a recommendation of acceptance or rejection. The review process normally takes 3 -6 months.
The text should be clear, readable, and concise. Manuscripts should be well presented with correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Sections of the paper should appear in the following order: title page, abstract (including keywords and JEL classification numbers), text, appendices, endnotes (including acknowledgments), references, and author biographies.
The manuscript should be accompanied by a title page (first page) containing:
Authors should provide a concise and factual abstract of around 200 words, which is complete in itself. The abstract must summarise the objective, methods, key results, conclusions, implication, and relevance of the study. Avoid acronyms, abbreviations, and citations in the abstract. Provide 4 to 6 keywords that can be used for indexing purposes. These should not repeat the title. JEL codes should be below the keywords.
The authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the article to the publisher by signing the “Transfer of Copyright” agreement.
The data, information, opinions, and contents appearing in articles/ research papers/case studies published in this Journal are those of concerned author(s), and the authors are solely responsible for the content. The Editor/Editorial Team/Reviewers/Publishers/Institute accepts no responsibility for the content or opinions expressed in the articles or cases and cannot be held accountable for any imprecise or ambiguous data, information, opinions, and contents that might appear in this Journal.
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|JMS- Vol 11-No 1 Jan-April 2020|
|JMS- Vol 10-No 3 Sep-Dec 2019|
|JMS- Vol 10-No 1&2 Jan-Aug 2019|
|JMS- Vol 9-No 3 Sep-Dec 2018|
|JMS- Vol 9-No 2 May-Aug 2018|
|JMS- Vol 9-No 1 Jan-Apr 2018|
|JMS- Vol 8-No 3 Sep-Dec 2017|
|JMS- Vol 8-No 2 May-Aug 2017|
|JMS- Vol 8-No 1 Jan-Apr 2017|
|JMS- Vol 7-No 3 Sep-Dec 2016|
|JMS- Vol 7-No 2 May-Aug 2016|
|JMS- Vol 7-No 1 Jan-Apr 2016|
|JMS- Vol 6-No 3 Sep-Dec 2015|
|JMS-Vol 6-No 2 May-Aug 2015|
|JMS-Vol 6-No 1 Jan-April 2015|
|JMS-Vol 5-No 2 Jul- Dec 2014|
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|JMS-Vol 4-No 2 Jul-Dec 2013|
|JMS-Vol 4-No 1 Jan-Jun 2013|
|JMS-Vol 3-No 2 Jul-Dec 2012|
|JMS-Vol 3-No 1 Jan-June 2012|
|JMS-Vol 2-No 2 Jul-Dec 2011|
|JMS-Vol 2-No 1 Jan-June 2011|
|JMS-Vol 1-No 2 Jul-Dec 2010|
|JMS-Vol 1-No 1 Jan-June 2010|
Manuscripts submitted to the IIMS Journal of Management Science (IIMSJMS) are evaluated entirely on the basis of their scientific content. There are no publication charges. All possible measures are taken to uphold the highest standards of publication ethics and to prevent malpractices. Authors who submit papers to our Journals attest that their work is original and unpublished and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. In addition, authors confirm that their paper is their own original work that has not been copied or plagiarized, in whole or in part, from other works and if the authors have used the works of others the same has been appropriately cited or quoted. Our publication ethics and malpractice statement is based on the guidelines for journal editors developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The Editorial Team of the IIMSJMS, comprising the Editorial Board and the Editorial Staff with the Publisher is responsible for taking a decision as to which of the articles submitted to the journal are to be published. The Editors have complete discretion to reject/accept an article. The Editorial Team may confer/deliberate with other reviewers/editors in arriving at its decisions. The evaluation of manuscripts is made on the basis of their scholarly and intellectual content without having regard to the nature of the authors or the institution including gender, race, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The journal follows a policy of fair play in its editorial evaluation. The editors are expected to exercise caution and ensure that they have no conflict of interest with respect to the articles they accept/reject. The editors and the editorial staff follow strict confidentiality and are required not to disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers and the publisher. Authors are encouraged to correct the errors which are found during the process of review while preserving the anonymity of the reviewers.
Editorial decisions are based on peer review. The reviewers are expected to maintain absolute confidentiality with regard to the contents of manuscripts. The reviews are to be conducted objectively and the referees are expected to express their views clearly with supporting reasons. The reviewers should have no conflict of interest with the authors and the subject matter of the research. The reviewers are required to identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any observation or argument which has been previously reported should also be accompanied along with the relevant citation. Similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under review and any other published paper of which the reviewer may have personal knowledge, may also be brought to be attention of the editors. The information or ideas obtained through peer review are of a privileged nature and must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative or other relationship with any of authors or institutions connected to the papers.
Authors are required to present an accurate account of the original research work and also an objective discussion of its significance. The paper should contain sufficient details of the literature and references. It is expected that all the authors have significantly contributed to the research. Fraudulent and knowingly made inaccurate statement constitutes unethical behavior and would be unacceptable. Authors are required to ensure that the submitted work is original and has not been published elsewhere, and if the authors have used the work of others the same has been appropriately cited or quoted. Applicable copyright laws and conventions are required to be followed. Copyright materials should be reproduced only with permission and due acknowledgement. Authors are not expected to submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently would constitute unethical practice and would be unacceptable. Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be made. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the paper which is submitted for publication. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects in the development of the paper should also be acknowledged. The corresponding author is required to ensure that all co-authors are included in the paper, and that the co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. All sources of financial support should also be disclosed. Upon discovery of any significant error in the published work, it is the responsibility of the authors to promptly notify the editors and cooperate in the retraction or correction of the paper.
The practice of peer review is to ensure that only good science is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out by all reputable scientific journals. Our reviewers therefore play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of the IIMS Journal of Management Science and all manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.
The Editors first evaluate all manuscripts. In some circumstances it is entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to experts for review. Authors of manuscripts rejected at this stage will be informed within 4 weeks of receipt.
The IIMS Journal of Management Science employs double blinded review system, where the reviewer remains anonymous to the authors throughout the process.
Reviewers are matched to the paper according to their expertise. Our reviewer database contains reviewer contact details together with their subject areas of interest, and this is constantly being updated.
Reviewers are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript:
Typically the manuscript will be reviewed within 12-24 weeks. Should the reviewers' reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed a further expert opinion will be sought. Revised manuscripts are usually returned to the Editors within 8 weeks and the Editors may request further advice from the reviewers at this time. The Editors may request more than one revision of a manuscript.
A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the reviewers, and may include verbatim comments by the reviewers.
Reviewers advise the Editors, who are responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.
Special issues and/or conference proceedings may have different peer review procedures involving, for example, Guest Editors, conference organizers or scientific committees. Authors contributing to these projects may receive full details of the peer review process on request from the editorial office.
If you are not currently a reviewer for the IIMS Journal of Management Science but would like to be considered as a reviewer for this Journal, please contact the editorial office by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide your contact details. If your request is approved and you are added to the online reviewer database you will receive a confirmatory email, asking you to add details on your field of expertise, in the format of subject classifications.