The Journal – Contemporary Management Research

True learning does not occur unless and until knowledge is shared. Therefore, a bi annual journal will be published by the Centre. The research papers and articles from students and faculty on current topics will be published. Articles from the corporate world will be published. Book review will also form a part of the journal.

The journal consists of three parts, the first part being the research articles from students, faculty and research scholars. Second part is Perspectives, and the third part is the book review.

The papers published in the journal are peer reviewed, by a panel comprising of personalities from academia and industry. It publishes original research-based articles, perspectives, cases on topics of current concern and book reviews in all areas of Management.

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The Editor,
Journal of Contemporary Management Research,
Bharathidasan institute of Management P.B.No.12,
MHD campus, BHEL complex,
Tiruchirappalli -620014

Phone: 0431-2520502/796, 2583508

Fax: 0431-2520733




Guidelines for Contributors

Journal of Contemporary Management Research is a bi-annual journal. The papers published in the journal are peer reviewed. It publishes original research-based articles, perspectives, cases on topics of current concern and book reviews in all areas of Management. A general guideline for contributors is listed below.

1. Manuscripts should be of approximately 10,000 words (20 to 40 A-4 size pages, typed in double space). Manuscripts should be submitted along with a soft copy or bye-mail with the cover page bearing only the title of the paper and authors names, designations, official address, e-mail and phone/fax numbers.

2. Article should accompany an abstract of about 150 words.

3. Tables and Figures: Their location in the text should be indicated as follows:

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4. Endnotes: All notes should be indicated by serial numbers in the text and literature cited should be detailed under reference in alphabetical order of the surnames followed by year of publications immediately after the authors name.

5. References: The list should mention only those sources actually cited in the text or notes. Authors name should be the same as in the original source.

6. In the text, the references should appear as follows: keller (2002) has shown…. or Recent studies (prahalad 2002; Matthew, 2001) indicate…

7. Journal references should be listed as follows: Khandwalla, P. N., (2001). Creative Restructuring, Vikalpa, 26(4), 3-18.

8. Books should be referred to as follows: Sugandhi, R. K., (2002). Business to Business Marketing, New Delhi: New Age International.

9. References from Internet should be referred to as follows: Hesterbrink, c., E-Business and ERP : Bringing two paradigms together, October 1999; Pricewaterhouse Coopers., 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).

10. Follow British spellings throughout (Behaviour, not behavior)

11. Use of numerals: One to twelve in words, thirteen and above in figures, unless the reference is to percentages (5 percent), distance (5 km), or age (10 years old). Use 1990s and 19th century.

12.No stops after abbreviations (UK, MBA). Use stops after initials (K. S. Singh).

13. Use double quotes throughout. The use of single quotes to be restricted for use within doubles quotes, e.g., In the words of Szell, the economic question is today …. Quotations in excess of 45 words should be separated from the text with a line space above and below and indented on the left. Quotes should be cited accurately from the original source, should not be edited, and should give the page numbers of the original publication.

14. Capitalization should be kept to the minimum and should be consistent.

15. Manuscripts that do not conform to these guidelines will not be considered for publication. Manuscripts not considered for publication will not be sent back. Those submitting papers should also certify that the paper has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.