Aims and Scope
The SCMS Journal of Indian Management is a blind peer-reviewed Journal. The Journal’s mission is to submit to the readers, fresh fruit of management thoughts and rich cream of current innovative research. The format of the Journal is designed reader-friendly. The academia and the corporate have an easy access to the Journal. The Journal looks for articles conceptually sound, at once methodologically rigorous. The Journal loves to deal knowledge in management, theory, and practice individually and in unison. Journal caters to the needs of b-students and b-faculty.
Clear Editorial Policy
Articles submitted to the journal for publication are subject to a double-blind peer review. On the strength of the recommendation of the reviewers, articles are selected. All the articles provisionally selected for one number of the journal will be further perused and scanned by an editorial committee.
The journal deals with articles on management theory and practice prepared by authors individually and in unison. The Journal has target readership comprising both the academia and the corporate. The format of research is reader-friendly. The academia and the corporate have an easy access to the journal. The journal looks for articles conceptually sound, at once methodologically rigorous.
Submission of articles that demonstrate clear and bold thinking, fresh and useful ideas, accessible and jargon-free expression, and unambiguous authority are invited.
On receipt of the article, the editor checks it and confirms if the article can fit in the subject and treatment w. r. t. minimum requirements for an article: abstract, general format and references.
The editor assigns the review work to two peer reviewers. They are given the full text of the paper and a review sheet for filling in.
On receipt of both the reviews the editor categorizes 1) Both reviews recommending the paper for publication, the paper will be provisionally chosen and the author will be informed. 2) One review is in favour of selection and the other does not, the paper will be given to third reviewer and decision will be taken. 3) If the review suggests an improvement, the matter will be intimated to the concerned author giving the author time frame and will wait until the time limit. If the improved version is received subject to the approval of the reviewer the paper will be accepted. Still, if there is any difference of opinion, the final decision will be taken by the editor. d) Whether or not a paper is selected, reviewers note will reach the author as soon as the review is over. E) As stated earlier the author is allowed to resubmit the paper correcting the lapses and casualties as noted by the reviewers.
Guidelines and Ethical Obligations for Authors
What is the central message of the article you propose to write? Moreover, what is new, useful, or important to your idea?
What are the real-world implications of the proposed article? Can the central message be applied in businesses today, and if so, how?
Who is the audience for your article? Why should a busy manager or an academician read it?
What kind of research have you conducted to support the argument or logic in your article?
What academic, professional, or personal experience will you draw on to make the argument convincing? In other words, what is the source of your authority?
The manuscript should accompany the following separately:
Guidelines and Ethical Obligations for Peer Reviewers
The Journal’s Policy towards Piracy and Plagiarism
The journal does not permit misconduct like piracy and plagiarism on the part of author/s. The unauthorized reproduction or use of ideas, data, or methods from others without adequate permission or acknowledgement is piracy and it will not be allowed.
Plagiarism is a form of piracy that involves the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language (including figures, images, or tables) and thoughts of others. The author is forbidden to use the representation of these as one’s own original work without permission or acknowledgement by the original author of the source of these materials. This is a serious commitment on the part of the author of the paper submitted for publication. Such a paper will be rejected. Plagiarism also applies to researchers’ duplication of their own previously published reports without acknowledgement.
The journal never allows instances of piracy and plagiarism. The journal will take legal or other steps to curb this menace and this anti-academic activity.
Keep Image Integrity
The image shall be properly kept. It is not acceptable to enhance, obscure, move, remove, or introduce a specific feature within an image. Manipulating images for improved clarity is accepted, but manipulation for other purposes could be seen as scientific ethical abuse.
Suspect Manuscript Reporting
SCMS Journal of Indian Management identifies manuscripts as a suspect through the following means:
Screening for image manipulation,
Recognizing the text/ data from a prior text,
Google searching of portions of text, and
Screening for plagiarism, using software Turnitin.
Suspect Manuscript Identifying
SCMS Journal of Indian Management identifies suspect manuscript through the services of Editors, Reviewers, Third-party observers, Editorial Staff, or Anonymous sources.
Action on Discovery of Misconduct
SCMS Journal of Indian Management takes action as misconduct is alleged against any paper submitted by an author:
The journal suspends peer reviews internally.
The journal soon after notifies others also on the issue.
The editor informs the author/authors of the paper on the misconduct involved.
The editor notifies the institution that employs the author/authors on the misconduct involved.
The editor informs the funding agency of the project too, in case there is a funding agency behind the project leading to the publication of the paper.
Journal’s Archiving Policy
Copy of every quarterly issue of the journal is kept for display in the Library of SCMS Cochin School of Business, and all the back copies of the journal since its inception in 2004, are archived in the library store. The digital copy of every journal since its inception in 2004, is in the website:www.scms.edu.in/journal and on our server.
Archiving by local and international databases
Journal is stored in EBSCO, Pro Quest, Ulrich’s, ICI, and J-Gate Databases. It is also available in SCMS Journal web site scms.edu.in/journal, accessible to all.
The Journal has been registered with The Registrar of Newspapers Society of India as per Reg. No. KERENG/2009/32718.
ISSN listed in Paris Print
The Journal has been listed as ISSN-0973- 3167.
Copyright of journals:
Copyright of all contents in the journal including articles published therein will be the right of SCMS Journal of Indian Management.
Address for Submission
E-mail: [email protected]
The electronic submission must be in the form of an attachment with a covering letter to be sent as an e-mail.