1. Checklist
  2. Copyright Notice
  3. Permission
  4. Author Fees
  5. Privacy Statement
  6. Submission Details
  7. Manuscript Requirements


As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word or OpenOffice formats.

3. All borrowed material should be referenced according to the Harvard referencing system.

4. For use of any copyrighted material the authors must obtain permission of the copyright holder. If you have used some of the previously published material please check your article by plagiarism prevention tool (ithenticate.com) before submission.

5. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, not at the end.


Copyright Notice

International Journal of Management and Applied Research (IJMAR) is an open access journal, aiming to disseminate academic work and perspectives as widely as possible to the benefit of the author and the readers. Furthermore, IJMAR aims to include the published research into the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum: the open access model allows easy integration of advanced research work with teaching through encouraging deep linking from reading lists and e-learning systems.

Articles submitted to the journal should not have been published before in their current or substantially similar form, or be under consideration for publication with another journal. Use this in conjunction with the points below about references, before submission i.e. always attribute clearly using either indented text or quote marks as well as making use of the preferred Harvard style of formatting. Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty. For ease of dissemination and to ensure proper policing of use, papers and contributions become the legal copyright of the publisher unless otherwise agreed.

Authors who publish with IJMAR will retain copyright and moral rights in the underlying work but will grant all users the rights to copy, store and print for non-commercial use copies of their work. Authors can sometimes become no longer contactable (through, for example, death or retirement). If this occurs, any rights in the work will pass to the International Journal of Management and Applied Research which will continue to make the work available in as wide a manner as possible to achieve the aims of open access and ensuring that an author's work continues to be available.

IJMAR holds rights in format, publication and dissemination.



Prior to article submission, authors should clear permission to use any content that has not been created by them. Failure to do so may lead to lengthy delays in publication. IJMAR is unable to publish any article which has permissions pending. The rights IJMAR require are:

  1. Non-exclusive rights to reproduce the material in the article or book chapter.
  2. Print and electronic rights.
  3. Worldwide English language rights.
  4. To use the material for the life of the work (i.e. there should be no time restrictions on the re-use of material e.g. a one-year licence).
When reproducing tables, figures, images or excerpts (of more than 250 words) from another source, it is expected that:
  1. Authors obtain the necessary written permission in advance from any third party owners of copyright for the use in print and electronic formats of any of their text, illustrations, graphics, or other material, in their manuscript. Permission must also be cleared for any minor adaptations of any work not created by them.
  2. If an author adapts significantly any material, the author must inform the copyright holder of the original work.
  3. Authors obtain any proof of consent statements
  4. Authors must always acknowledge the source in figure captions and refer to the source in the reference list.
  5. Authors should not assume that any content which is freely available on the web is free to use. Authors should check the website for details of the copyright holder to seek permission for re-use.

Author Fees

The following on request Author Services are available in order to enhance impact and readability of your manuscript:

  • Academic examination of all scientific aspects of your manuscript
  • Plagiarism Check service
  • Verification and retrieval of all original references used in manuscript
  • Optimisation of images, figures or tables
  • Formatting of manuscript


Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses provided to the Journal will be used exclusively for communication with authors and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


Submission Details

You should submit 2 files: the article and author’s page. The article file should NOT have any details of the author (-s). It will be used for a blind peer review. The author’s page file should contain the following information:

  • Article title: up to 10 words
  • Authors details: full name and affiliation of each author (department, university, town, country)
  • Email address of the corresponding author
  • Staff page or Personal website, if any
  • Acknowledgements, if any
  • Abstract of maximum 250 words
  • Keywords: minimum 3, maximum 6
  • Article classification: research paper, conceptual paper, case study, reflective paper, or general review

Please submit your article as an email attachment to You should receive an acknowledgement of your article's submission within the time period of two days.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the editorial assistant at


Manuscript Requirements

A typical paper should be no more than 10,000 words, inclusive of the abstract, tables, references, figure captions, appendices and acknowledgements.

The Journal accepts the following types of original articles and their respective word limits:

Research article (5,000-10,000 words): This is the most common type of journal article aiming to report on data from research. It typically comprises of Introduction, Literature Review, Methodology, Results or Findings, Discussion and Conclusions sections.

Conceptual article (4,000-6,000 words): This type of journal article typically aims to propose new relationships among constructs by developing logical argument about newly suggested connections and lead towards theory building. Conceptual articles tend to be without primary data and Methodology section.

Case Study (4,000-10,000 words): This type of journal article can be presented in the style of research or conceptual article. It aims to inform audience about specific instances of particular phenomena.

Viewpoint article (2,000-3,000 words): This type of journal article tends to focus on key challenges, issues or developments in a specific domain of knowledge. It can be presented as the author's perspective on a particular issue but it has to draw on the extant key literature in developing an authoritative argument.

Reflective article (3,000-5,000 words): This type of journal article is based on an analytical practice in which the author describes and evaluates a past event or experience by integrating own perception with an academic domain pertinent to the analysed context. Conclusions would emphasise the learning lessons deriving from the preceding analysis.

Innovative practice article (3,000-5,000 words) is similar to reflective article and has its focus on an innovation or intervention in the established order of things or processes. It should have a section dedicated to evaluation of the introduced practice.

The Journal has a preferred publication style. The following style guide is our preference:

Abstract should reflect on the purpose of the article, the key findings and contribution to knowledge of a particular domain. It should not exceed 250 words.

Keywords are required to be succinct and reflective of the content of the article. The maximum of 6 keywords are expected.

Footnotes and Endnotes are not allowed. All information should be placed within the text of article.

Spelling Please use any English language spelling style consistently throughout your manuscript.

Harvard referencing system is the officially adopted standard for IJMAR. Ensure that citations in text have corresponding reference at the end of the paper, and the reference list should be in alphabetical order.

Books Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book, Place of publication: Publisher.

e.g. Drucker, P. F. (1985), Innovation and Entrepreneurship, New York: Harper and Row.

e.g. Charted Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) (2013), Resourcing and talent planning 2013, London: CIPD.
Book chapters Surname, Initials (year), "Chapter title", Editor's Surname, Initials, Title of Book, Place of publication: Publisher, pages.

e.g. Smith, R. and Anderson, A. R. (2007), “Daring to be different: a dialogue on the problems of getting qualitative research published”, In: Neergaard, H. and Ulhoi, J. P. (Eds). Handbook of qualitative research methods in entrepreneurship, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. pp. 434-459.
Journal articles Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", Journal Name, Volume, Number, pages.

e.g. Kotler, P. (2011), “Reinventing Marketing to Manage the Environmental Imperative”, Journal of Marketing, Vol. 75, No. 4, pp. 132-135.

e.g. Haanaes, K., Michael, D., Jurgens, J. and Rangan, S. (2013), “Making Sustainability Profitable”, Harvard Business Review, Vol. 91, No. 3, pp. 110–115.
Conference proceedings Surname, Initials (year of publication), "Title of paper", in Surname, Initials (Ed.), Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held, Place of publication: Publisher, pages.

e.g. Marciano, V. M. (1995), “The origins and development of human resource management”, Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings , pp. 223-227.

If the source is available online, the full URL should be provided at the end of the reference, as well as a date that the URL was accessed.

e.g. Tegtmeier, S. and Mitra, J. (2013), “Towards a Process View on Opportunity Development: Internal Versus External Stimulation”, in: Proceedings of Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) 29th National Conference , Cardiff, 12th-13th November, 2013, available at: https://www.isbe.org.uk/content/assets/Business_Creation-_Silke_Tegtmeier.pdf (accessed on 23 July 2014).
Newspapers Surname, Initials (year), "Article title", Newspaper, date, pages.

If the source is available online, the full URL should be provided at the end of the reference, as well as a date that the URL was accessed.

e.g. Balch, O. (2013), “How Philips is transforming its business model for sustainability”, The Guardian, 25 September 2013 [Online], available at: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/how-philips-transforming-business-model (accessed on 14 April 2014).
Electronic sources Source of publication (year), Title, URL, (date of access)

e.g. Eurostat (2014), Unemployment statistics, available at: https://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/statistics_explained/index.php/Unemployment_statistics (accessed on 17 June 2014).