Guidelines for Authors

Guidelines to Contributors

Articles submitted to the journal should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Submissions may be sent via Email to: editor@vjim.edu.in and one hard copy by post. Intellectual contributions may be made under any of the following categories:

  1. Research Article: Original research article in any discipline of Management which includes
  2. Book Review/Literature Survey: Author should send one copy of the book along with the review
  3. Doctoral Dissertation: Author may send a summary of their Ph.D thesis

 

For Submission:

  • Covering Letter:
    • Title of the paper
    • Author’s Name
    • Designation
    • Organization
    • Official Address
    • Personal Address
    • Contact Numbers (Official & Personal)
    • E-mail address
  • Abstract: Should contain in brief
    • Objectives
    • Research Questions/Hypothesis
    • Methodology
    • Findings and 5-6 Keywords
  • Word Limit
    • 2500-3000 words.
  1. Full Paper
  • Format:
    • A4 Size
    • Microsoft Word 2003-07
  • Word Limit:
    • Not to exceed 5000 words
  • Font:
    • Times New Roman
  • Font Size:
    • Title 16, Heading 12 & Text 11
  • Margin:
    • 1.5 inch, on all four sides

General Information about submission:

HR, Finance, Operations, Marketing and General Management

  • Line spacing: 13.

Format of the Paper:

  • Definitions:
    • Paper should be clear and concise with proper definitions for specialized terms.
  • Sections:
    • Introduction
    • Objectives
    • Research Questions/Hypothesis
    • Methodology
    • Findings/Results
    • Conclusions/Recommendations and Limitations
    • 5 – 6 Keywords
  • Annexure:
    • Tables
    • Charts
    • Graphs
    • Quotations
    • Equations
    • Articles should be numbered cited and referenced properly
  • Abbreviations:
    • Any Abbreviations used should be written in full at first followed by the abbreviations in the parenthesis
  • Referencing:
    • The Harvard System should be used in referencing.
  • Endnotes:
    • To be given with the text citation

Declaration:

  • Author must declare originality of work
  • The article should not have been published or be submitted for publication elsewhere

The Author will receive two complimentary copies of the journal

An Honorarium of Rs.2,500/- would be paid for the published paper

The decision of the Editorial Board will be final

The copyright of all accepted papers will vest with VJIM

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