General Guidelines for Author
Submission is accepted throughout the year. The number of weeks between article submission to publication is 12 to 20 weeks. All submissions in Microsoft Word format (.doc, .docx) should be sent via online portal of the journal https://ijmres.pk/index.php/IJMRES/user/register. All submission is subject to double-blind peer review and should follow the IJMRES format.
IJMRES strictly follows guidelines and instructions given by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan recognized/accredited and funded journals to charge any type of publishing fee. In this lieu, IJMRES does not charge any fee or submission/review charges from authors for the submission and publication. IJMRES focuses only on high quality peered reviewed publication in its field.
Declaration of interest
All authors must disclose any financial and personal relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence (bias) their work. Examples of potential competing interests include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Authors must disclose any interests in two places: 1. A summary declaration of interest statement in the title page file (if double-blind) or the manuscript file (if single-blind). If there are no interests to declare then please state this: ‘Declarations of interest: none’. This summary statement will be ultimately published if the article is accepted. 2. Detailed disclosures as part of a separate Declaration of Interest form, which forms part of the journal’s official records. It is important for potential interests to be declared in both places and that the information matches.
Submission declaration and verification
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract, a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder. To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection service as per HEC Pakistan plagiarism policy.
Use of inclusive language
Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is sensitive to differences, and promotes equal opportunities. Articles should make no assumptions about the beliefs or commitments of any reader, should contain nothing which might imply that one individual is superior to another on the grounds of race, sex, culture or any other characteristic, and should use inclusive language throughout. Authors should ensure that writing is free from bias, for instance by using ‘he or she’, ‘his/her’ instead of ‘he’ or ‘his’, and by making use of job titles that are free of stereotyping (e.g., ‘chairperson’ instead of ‘chairman’ and ‘flight attendant’ instead of ‘stewardess’).
Each author is required to declare his or her individual contribution to the article: all authors must have materially participated in the research and/or article preparation, so roles for all authors should be described.
Changes to authorship
The authors are fully responsible to provide the names of the authors upon submitting the article to the journal. Once the article is accepted for publication, any addition, deletion, or rearrangement of the authors’ names will not be entertained unless approved by the journal’s editor. To request such a change, the corresponding author must provide the journal’s editor with (a) the reason for the change in the author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal, or rearrangement, along with the confirmation from the author being added or removed. Only in exceptional circumstances and with considerable reason/s will the editor may consider the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the editor considers the request, the processing of the manuscript for publication will be put on hold. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests may not be entertained by the editor.
Author (s) retain the copyrights and will grant International Journal of Management Research and Emerging Sciences (IJMRES) the non-exclusive rights of first publication of the manuscript electronically and in print form and to identify IJMRES as the original publisher under Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International License. It will allow others to share the content with an explicit indication of the authorship and its initial publication in IJMRES. Under these licensing terms, the author (s) confirm that all the content of the published manuscript will be distributed in the public domain and other researchers may use it exclusively for the non-profit scientific purpose (s) with the obligatory acknowledgment of authorship.
As an author you (or your employer or institution) have certain rights to reuse your work.
Role of the funding source
You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the article for publication.
Inernational Journal of Management Research and Emerging Sciences (IJMRES) is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal that is also an open-access journal. Open-access means content is freely available without charge to the user or institution. Users are allowed to read, download, distribute, print, search, link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This statement is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.
Use of word processing software
It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. In particular, do not use the word processor’s options to justify text or to hyphenate words. However, do use bold face, italics, subscripts, superscripts etc. When preparing tables, if you are using a table grid, use only one grid for each individual table and not a grid for each row. If no grid is used, use tabs, not spaces, to align columns. The electronic text should be prepared in a way very similar to that of conventional manuscripts. To avoid unnecessary errors, you are strongly advised to use the ‘spell-check’ and ‘grammar-check’ functions of your word processor.
Submission of the Manuscript
The author(s) have required to submit the 3 files at the time of the new submission. The following file should be submitted:
A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. Keep 250 count words for the abstract.
Immediately after the abstract, provide a up to minimum of 5 keywords, using British spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, ‘and’, ‘of’). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
JEL Classification codes
Please provide up to 5 standard JEL codes. The available codes may be accessed at JEL.
For an Original Research Manuscript, the manuscript should be arranged with 6 core headings that are as follow:
2. Literature Review
3. Data and Methodology (for secondary data) / Research Methodology (for Primary data)
4. Result and Discussion
5. Conclusion and Policy Implementation
Note: (Subheadings may be change in each article but 6 core headings must be mentioned in each article)
The IJMRES follows the APA 7th editor for in-text citations and for references list.
APA In-text citations
|(Smith & Jones, 2020)
|Smith and Jones (2020)
|Three or more authors
|(Smith et al., 2020)
|Smith et al. (2020)
List of References
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date). Title of the work. Source where you can retrieve the work. URL or DOI if available
It is the joint obligation of authors, editors, reviewers, and publishers to adhere to the ethical guidelines in letters and spirit to maintain the credibility and integrity of scientific records for our next generation. Ethical virtues are very precious, timeless and inevitable to ensure the right choices in ethical dilemmas thus leading to transparency and establishing/maintaining the professional standards. Keeping in view the importance of publication ethics, the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) has provided Ethical Guidelines for Journals and instructed its all recognized/accredited journals to adopt these guidelines with true essence. These guidelines describe in detail the responsibility of authors, reviewers and editors related to HEC recognized/accredited and funded journals.
As International Journal of Management and Emerging Sciences (IJMRES) is an HEC recognized/accredited journal and also fully funded by HEC, that’s why it is obligatory for all stakeholders involved in the publishing of IJMRES to uphold the highest standards of ethics and take measures to identify, address and prevent the malpractices. Authors, editors, and reviewers of IJMRES are responsible to follow and enforce these ethical guidelines:
Originality and Plagiarism
Multiple, Redundant and Current Publication
Acknowledgment of Sources
Authorship of the Work
Others who have participated in the certain substantive aspect of the research should be acknowledged for their contribution to an “Acknowledgement” section.
Privacy of Participants
Data Access and Retention
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Authors may have to sign an agreement allowing the journal to reserve the right to circulate the article and all other derivative works such as translations.
Manuscript Acceptance and Rejection
Editor of a research journal should be responsible for:
Good practices for their job would include to:
Formation of the Editorial Board
Fair play and Impartiality
Editing and Formatting Guidelines
Dealing with Misconduct
Conflict of Interest
Establishing a Procedure for Appeal
Suitability and Promptness
Standards of Objectivity
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
For evaluating originality, peer reviewers should consider the following elements:
If the layout and format of the paper are not per prescribed one, the reviewers should discuss it with the editor or should include this observation in his/her review report. On the other side, if the research paper is exceptionally well, the reviewer may overlook the formatting issues. Other times, reviewers may suggest restructuring the paper before publication. The following elements should be carefully evaluated:
The above guidelines for authors, editors and reviewers are also available on the official website of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC).
All submissions must meet the following requirements.
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