Policies of Submission and Acceptance:
Technical Pre-Screening is carried out by IMIdisha-Indore prior to forwarding to journal to check that the manuscript is complete (i.e. title, affiliations, keywords, main text, and a reference list), English is sufficient for peer review process, figures are complete and clear enough to read and manuscript complies with instructions provided in the Guide for Authors. Submitted papers not meeting these requirements will be returned to the authors who may re-submit their paper after dealing with the issues raised.
The Editor-in-Chief pre-screens submissions to check that they comply with journal scope; match with the article classifications used by the journal, are of potential interest to readers, and have high relevance. The submission will be returned to the Author for revision if it needs to be shortened to match with the length expectations for the article classification type. Subsequent to pre-screening, the Editor-in-Chief assigns papers to Editors.
Editors check assigned papers in greater detail and initiate the peer review process by selecting highly qualified reviewers to evaluate the manuscript. Editors may also decide to act as reviewers. Editors can recommend to Editor-in- Chief to reject submissions that they believe are out of the Journal scope or of low enough quality to not merit review.IMI Disha.
Next, external reviewers provide detailed comments and make their recommendation: accept, minor revision, significant revision, reject or reject with recommended re-submission. The latter is intended for papers requiring lengthy major revision.
Revised manuscripts submitted via the system are returned to Editors who, perhaps after further revision or re review, make a final recommendation to the Editor in Chief.
The duration of the entire peer review process ideally ranges between 10 and 15 days, depending on reviewers’ responsiveness and degree of revisions required. To increase the likelihood of acceptance of submissions, authors should consider three critical matters before submission: (a) target article type, (b) scope and (c) assessment of relevance and quality.
(a) Target Article Type
Articles published fit one of the following types.
- Research Article
- Technical Note
- Country Report
A review article provides a significant insight and critical analysis of the literature into a specific topic, deemed to be of high relevance in the field of management. The quality of the references and their assessment is critical for this type of publication. New tables and figures that present published data in new ways are expected.
Thorough experimental or analytical studies performed in the field of management that use rigorous methods and present original conclusive results. These articles should not normally exceed 10–12 printed journal pages in length (1 printed journal page corresponds to approx. 4 double-spaced typewritten pages including tables and figures). Shorter research communications focusing on specific details or preliminary results are also considered.
A technical note is a well-documented case study or report that demonstrates quality by providing accurate data and analysis of a specific waste problem, by potential applicability, or by clear technological innovation. These articles should not exceed 4–6 printed journal pages in length.
The aim of these articles is to open a window onto the management situation in any given country, major city or significant geographic area. Focus should be placed on specific evidence, different cultural approaches and items of social concern, highlighting the novelty of solutions adopted. Country Reports that are more suited to publication in a magazine or that are not of value to an international audience will not be published. Articles should not exceed the length of 4–6 printed journal pages.
In addition to editorials by editors of the journal, Management encourages the submission of Guest Editorials. These could present discussion of current issues, or proposals for innovative policies, new organisational approaches, new ideas and philosophies, or views on the future examining social, environmental and economic aspects. These articles should not exceed 2 printed journal pages in length.
If necessary supplementary text, tables, and figures may be published as additional information only in the on-line version of the article.
Papers presented at conferences are welcomed by the journal. They would need to meet the requirements dictated in the above classification and be regularly submitted by the individual authors via the IMI Disha Editorial System. Special thematic issues may be compiled to accommodate articles dealing with the same subject.
All articles are peer reviewed to safeguard the quality of the publication and are circulated to journal subscribers.
(b) Scope of this journal
The scope of a journal defines, and often limits, the scientific and cultural subject matter and topics addressed by the journal. It acts in the same way as a Call for Papers in a major conference. This aspect is particularly relevant in view of the wide multidisciplinary area covered by Management subjects.
(c) Relevance and Quality
All submissions within the scope of the journal, irrespective of classification, will be peer reviewed and will need to demonstrate relevance and quality by various ways:
- For scientific topics: originality of topic, strictly implemented methods or models, quality of results, scientific advances in the field.
- For application-focused topics: innovation, high potential for technological development, solutions for major management, environmental and social issues.
- For strategic topics: logic and rational analysis, unbiased analysis, acknowledgement of alternative viewpoints, new insights.
We realise that Authors may at times not appreciate decisions made by the Editorial team. However, our mission is to please both authors and Journal readers through the successful development of a useful, interesting tool aimed at furthering scientific and technological progress in management.