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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

International Journal of Management and Development Studies (IJMDS) is an online open-access double blind peer reviewed publication which focuses on research in Management and development studies subject areas in worldwide. The journal encourages articles on original research, case studies and reviews on topic of current interest.

Before preparing manuscript or submitting manuscript to IJMDS, the author(s) must have through the following important aspect in order to maintain academic and research integrity;

The Journal is published Quarterly adopting the continuous publication model and submission is open to researchers in the Management and Development Studies subject areas across the globe. All papers are subject to screening by the Editorial Board followed by a double blind peer-review by experts in the concerned field. Authors are advised to read our editorial policies to understand our review process. All papers are accepted subject to editorial changes. The articles of journal do not levy any fees and can be accessed on the web free by the global community. The journal does not charge submission fee or publication fee for research paper/ article. The length of the paper must not exceed 5000 words.

Authorship: All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship. Authorship credit should be based only on significant contributions to

  1. Conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data;
  2. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content;
  3. Final approval of the version to be published.

Submission of manuscript: Communications intended for publication must be sent in template available on website. All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside reviewers. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible.

Preparation of the Manuscript:
Manuscript must be written in clear and concise English. Either British or American spelling is acceptable. It must be sent in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx).General format of the research papers should be as follows in given template:

To download IJMDS manuscript template click here

  1. Title page
  2. Abstract (250-280 words only)
  3. Key words (5-6 Words only)
  4. Introduction
  5. Materials and methods
  6. Results
  7. Discussion
  8. Conclusion
  9. Acknowledgement (if any)
  10. Conflict of Interest
  11. References

Title Page: The title page should include:

  • The title of the article, which should be concise and informative.
  •  Name of all the authors limited to 6 authors (with one forename of each author in full) followed by their affiliations: department, institution, city, pin code and country. If more than one department or institution is involved, authors name should be linked to appropriate institutions/departments by inserting consecutive numbers in superscript after relevant names to which the work should be attributed.
  • Name, mailing address, fax, phone number and e-mail ID of corresponding author.
  • Running title – containing not more than 50 characters.

Abstract: : The second page should carry an abstract of not more than 280 words. For full research paper, the abstract should be structured into four components-

Key words :Below the abstract, provide key words (minimum three but not more than six) in alphabetical orders separated by coma.

Introduction :Clearly state the purpose of the study. Briefly summarize the rationale of the study and clearly indicate the lacunae or deficiencies in previous studies for which present study has been taken up. Give only pertinent references. Do not review the subject extensively.

Research Methods or Methodology :The paper must clearly defined the research methods or methodologies are used in it. (Mandatory for research articles)

Results :Include number of observation and the statistical significance of the findings appropriately. Detailed statistical analyses, mathematical derivations, and the like may sometimes be suitably presented in the form of one or more appendices. Present your results in logical sequence in the text, tables and illustrations. Do not repeat in the text all the data already given in tables, illustrations or both. Emphasize and summarize only important observations. Each table should be typed continuously with the text. Legends for illustrations/figures should be typed continuously with the text (as shown in the template).

Discussion :Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study and conclusions derived from them. Do not repeat in details data given in the results section. Include in the discussion the implications of the findings and their limitations and relate the research topics. Link the conclusion with the goals of the study but avoid unqualified statements and conclusions not completely supported by your data. Discussion should be relevant and an unnecessary lengthy presentation should be avoided.

Conclusion :A very brief summary note of the work with a concluding remark should be given. This should include the novelty and implication of the work and its contribution to the upliftment of the present scientific knowledge in general.

References: Number the references consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text and legends by Arabic numerals. Only appropriate references should be cited. 

The journal follow the latest MLA Style Please use this LibGuide for quick reference help regarding the Modern Language Associations (MLA) citation format. Content courtesy of Seneca University Libraries:


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