GUIDELINES FOR THE AUTHORS AND CONTRIBUTORS
1. IMI Disha invites original papers from academician and practitioner involved in the various management and allied areas which would advance knowledge, research and cases in various areas of economics, finance, HRD, marketing, general management, IT, globalisation, investment trade, etc.
2. Authors should send two copies of the manuscript using word 2007. Cover page must include title of the paper and author's name, designation, official address, phone/fax number and e-mail address. The text should be double spaced with 1" margins. The author's name should not appear anywhere on the body of the manuscripts of facilitate the review process. The manuscripts should be accompanied by an abstract (within 150 words) and a brief biographical sketch of the author(s) on separate sheets. No abstracts are required for review essays or case studies. The authors should send a declaration stating that the paper is neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere.
3. All tables, charts and graphs should be prepared on separate sheets. They should be numbered continuously in Arabic numerals as referred to in the text. Where necessary, the source should be indicated at the bottom. Number and complexity of such exhibits should be as low as possible. All charts and graphs should be drawn cleanly and legibly. Tables and figures should contain self explanatory titles. Footnotes, italics, and quotes should be kept to the minimum.
4. While submitting the articles please ensure that you have included the following:IMI Disha invites original papers from academician and practitioner involved in the various management and allied areas which would advance knowledge, research and cases in various areas of economics, finance, HRD, marketing, general management, IT, globalisation, investment trade, etc.
- The purpose and prospective readers for whom the article has been targeted.
- The significance of your contribution.
- Approach context and background to your articles by referring to the practicality and usefulness of your work.
- Implications of the study and identification of future areas of work.
- Proper structuring of the paper so that it reads in a clear and logical manner
5. The editor reserves the right to modify and otherwise improve the manuscripts to meet the journal's standards of content presentation and style. Authors may also be requested to revise their manuscripts. If necessary, before they can be accepted for publication.
6. The Editor reserves the full unfettered right, and the sole discretion to accept or refuse an article for publication, he is under no obligation to assign reasons for his decision.
7. References should be given as follows :
- References : Place the references at the end of the manuscript following the footnotes. The list should mention only those sources actually cited in the text or notes. Author's name should be same as in the original source. 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) letter to distinguish them (e.g. 1980a, 1980b). Following are some examples :
- Books : Porter, Michael E, (1985) Competitive Advantage : Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance, The Free Press, New York.
- Journal : Dunphy, D.C. & Stace, D.A. (1988), 'Transformational and Coercive Strategies for Planned
- Organizational Change: Beyond the OD Model', Organizational Studies, Vol 9, No. 3, pp.317-34.
8. No full stop after abbreviations (UK, USA, MBBS, MBA etc.) Use full stops after initials (A. K. Singh)
9. Use double quotes throughout. The use of single quotes to be restricted for use within double quotes
e.g. "In the words of Churchill. 'Any one can suggest you when you are right; friends are there to support you when you are wrong" Quotations in excess of 50 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 publications.