IIMS Journal Of Management Science

About the Journal

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
Editor: msb@iimshillong.ac.in

Submission: journal@iimshillong.ac.in

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.

Aim & Scope

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 msb@iimshillong.ac.in

The Editorial Board

Dr.Mousumi Bhattacharya (Finance and Control Area)
Editorial Team
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)

Editorial Advisory Board

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

Review Member

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

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be sent as a Word file by email to journal@iimshillong.ac.in. 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.

Review Policy

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.

Author Guidelines and Manuscript Preparation

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 recommended length of papers is 6000-8000 words, inclusive of tables, figures and references.
  • Material may be formatted in Times New Roman, font size 12 and double spaced.
  • Consistent use of either British or American spelling is advised and not both at the same time.
  • Kindly use the decimal system of headings with no more than three levels.
  • Maintain one-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all sides.
  • Equations, tables, and figures must be numbered consecutively. They should be referred to by number in the text before their appearance.
  • Each table and figure should be self-explanatory with notes or captions for clarity or to indicate the source, as necessary; all abbreviations should be expanded.
  • The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text.
  • Referencing and citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • All exhibits should be in black and white only.

Title Page

The manuscript should be accompanied by a title page (first page) containing:

  • A short but informative title.
  • Full names of all authors and their affiliations (in the same order as they wish them to appear in print) along with their postal address and email address. Details of the authors’ names and affiliation should not appear elsewhere in the manuscript.
  • Please indicate the designated corresponding author.


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.

Journal Archives

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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
JMS-Vol 5-No 1 Jan-Jun 2014
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