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Guidelines to Contributions

Management Trends (ISSN – 0973-9203) is a fully refereed, research based an international Bi-Annual Journal of Department of Business Management, Saurashtra University, Rajkot. The journal invites original research and review papers, executive experience sharing, book reviews and case studies in the functional areas of management and information technology for publication. The contributions should be original and insightful, unpublished, indicating an understanding of the context, resources, structures, systems, processes, and performance of organizations. The contributions should be research based and reflect the standards of academic rigour.

The review process followed by Management Trends is systematic and through. The articles submitted undergone pre-review screening by the editor for relevance and overall quality. The submissions which are found appropriate are only forwarded for double blind-review by experts in the subject area and the review process may take three to four months. Contributor(s) may be asked to revise and re-submit manuscript based on referral comments(s), or the submission may be rejected. After necessary corrections are incorporated as per the referral comments, and prepared according the guidelines, the final manuscript will be sent for copy editing.


Guidelines
for Submission of Menuscript

  1. Contributors are requested to check that their paper does not exceed 5 to 10 printed pages. The author(s) should submit two copies of the manuscript for publication typed in double space. Typescripts should be typed on one side of the sheet only with wide left and right margins. Soft copy of the same should be sent as an attachment with the e-mail. Soft copy should be in Microsoft Word, Times New Roman Font, 12 font size, double line spacing.

  2. All manuscripts should include an abstract of about 100 to 150 words with three to five key words.

  3. Table, model, graph or chart should be on separate pages and numbered serially with appropriate headings. Please mention their numbers at appropriate place within the text should refer the same.

  4. A separate list of references should be given at the end of the paper. Footnotes may be given on the same page if any technical term needs some explanations.

  5. The author should certify on a separate page that the manuscript is his / her original contribution. It should also be mentioned that the paper is not submitted or accepted for publication by any other journal.

  6. There should be a separate title page containing the title of the article, author(s)’ name, designation, official and residential address, telephone number, e-mail address, fax numbers, etc. The name of the author(s) should not appear on the manuscript to facilitate blind review.

  7. Acceptance of the article for review demands fulfillment of all the guidelines. Publication of the article is subject to the review done by the board. Once article is sent, it will not be returned to the author if it is not accepted for publication.

  8. All editorial correspondence will be done through email only.

  9. Authors will receive a complementary copy of the journal in which their articles are published.

  10. Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should addressed / email to:
     

Dr. Pratapsinh L. Chauhan
Chief Editor

Management Trends
Department of Business Management
(M.B.A. Programme)
Saurashtra University
Rajkot – 360 005 (Gujarat)
Phone No.: 0281-2578501 Ext. 452
E-mail: sumbajournal@yahoo.co.in
Dr. Sanjay J. Bhayani
Editor

Management Trends
Department of Business Management
(M.B.A. Programme)
Saurashtra University,
Rajkot – 360 005 (Gujarat)
Phone No.: 0281-2578501 Ext. 452
E-mail: sumbajournal@yahoo.co.
 

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