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Instructions for the Authors

Authors are advised to follow these instructions strictly; this will increase the probability of acceptance of article for review. Authors should report the research as per listed pattern:

  • Title of Paper (Short, comprehensive and attractive)
  • Abstract (Purpose, study design, basic methodology, findings, conclusions/implications, use past tense, unstructured abstract, 200 words limit)
  • Keywords (Relevant to theme of study)
  • Introduction (Background and motivation to the topic, purpose, problem definition, rationale, overview of various sections, use active voice mostly, less use first person)
  • Literature Review (Build strong argument, hypothesis development, use present tense, only use past tense for historical or developmental context/recounting events, found results etc )
  • Theoretical framework/ hypothesis
  • Methodology (Study design, sample, instrument, analysis etc, use past tense)
  • Results (Objectively report key results without interpretation, use past tense, use passive voice)
  • Discussion (Interpret your results, link results to research questions, use present tense, use active voice mostly, less use of first person)
  • Conclusion (Use present tense)
  • Implications (Use present tense)
  • Limitations and future directions (Use past and present tense respectively)
  • References (Follow recommended style only)

Manuscripts should be typed in a 12-point “Times new roman” font. They must be double spaced. Every page in the manuscript should contain a short running head and the page number. This information should be right justified, whereas the content of the paper should be left justified. Page margin should be normal. Manuscript length should be limited to 35 pages for empirical articles and 40 pages for review articles, inclusive of references, appendices, tables and figures (see Terms and Conditions clause-h for additional page charges). Manuscripts above 50 pages are no acceptable. Number the tables and figures consecutively (one series for tables, one for figures,tables should be typed in a 10-point “Times new roman” font.). Place them at the end of your manuscript, but indicate the position of each in the text as follows:

Insert Table/Figure 1 about here

Each table or figure needs proper explanation in your text.

When preparing a manuscript for e-submission, the authors should remove all identifying information such as names or affiliations or author notes.  Instead, the title should only appear at the beginning of the text. This will facilitate the blind review process. Authors must enter their identifying information and upload their manuscript along with the letter to the editor as directed at “manuscript submission” page. Authors are encouraged to investigate the data health by analyzing data for statistical diagnostics and assumptions, and reporting results precisely.

Acknowledgment. If you wish to acknowledge financial support or other assistance, add a note at the end of paper (after references).

Citations. These are your in-text, in parentheses, identifications of other research. Every work that has a citation needs to have a corresponding reference in reference section of the paper e.g.

Name and year — Many studies (Absad, 1987; Baron, 1988, 1992; Colas and Brown, 2000a, 2000b) support this conclusion.

Year only— But Smith and Maria (2003) presented conflicting evidence.

Order. Order citations alphabetically. Designate two or more works by one author (or by an identical group of authors) published in the same year by adding “a,” “b,” and so forth, after the year.

Multiple authors. If a work has two authors, give both names every time you cite it. For three authors, give all names the first time, then use “et al.” after that, and for more then three authors always use “et al.” in all citations like (Rhodes et al., 2012)

Page numbers in citations. Use this format: Author, year: page number (Lee, 1998:3).

References. References are your entries in the alphabetical list at the end of your article or research note. This list should include only work you have cited.

Research Papers:
Shrivastava, P. (1995). The role of corporations in achieving ecological sustainability. Academy of Management Review, 20, 936–960.

Raja, U., Johns, G. & Natalians, F. (2004). The impact of personality on psychological contracts. Academy of Management Journal, 350–367.

Arvinda, M. S. (1985). Getting a job: A study of satisfaction and performance. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Ahson, K. (1991). The knowledge-creating company. Harvard Business Review, 69(6): 96–104.

Brigs, F. & Mood, A. V. (1979). The organizational science (2nd ed.). New York: Wiley.

For Government issued report/other reports:
U.K. Department of Manpower & Statistics. 1976-83. Employment and earnings. London: U.K. Government Printing Press.

Periodical article unknown author:
New Heights Journal. (1984). Advancements in technology: A threat to environment. September 24: 14.

Chapters in books:
Horne, V. (1992). Business policy: Teaching and research. In B. Taylor & I. MacMillan (Eds.), Corporate governance: 298-347. New York: Wiley.

Unpublished papers, dissertations, and presented papers:
Awaaz, N. J. (19931). Role of leadership in organization success. Working paper no. 66-72, Georgetown University Management, Houston, TX.

Luger, L. B. (1970).The role of personality development in children. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Hamburg, Germany.

Joe, J. J. (1996). Success in management practices. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Dallas, TX.

Sootr, Y. (March, 2009). Personalities and behavior. Unpublished paper presented at The Solar Usage Initiative, Houston, TX.

Electronic Document/ Websites:

You can use only few website references if the website is published by authentic sources. All electronic document references should include the author's name, if known; year of publication; the full title of the document; the full title of the work it is part of, if there is one; the date the document was accessed and the ftp, http, etc.

Steve, H.K. (2010). Wall Street vs Main Street. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from

Statistical Significance: Please report significance in the following format:


The author has to pay an author share of publication of USD 200 plus marketing and transaction costs after the final acceptance of the article. As IJMESS is a not for profit journal and does not receive any funding from anywhere for this noble cause of “spreading the light of knowledge” except publisher's equity. IJMESS uses this fee to cover the cost of wide visibility of your research offered by IJMESS, meet its recurring expenses and maintenance cost.

Important Note:

Authors are bound not to submit their paper to other journals until the final decision regarding the manuscript acceptance or rejection. If the paper is submitted or presented in a conference then author should inform IJMESS in "Letter to the Editor". Authors should follow the publication ethics and guidelines strictly.

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