GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

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Author guidelines:

ITIHAS – The Journal of Indian Management

Quarterly Publication

Electronic submission of manuscripts is highly recommended, provided the text, tables, and figures are included in a single MS Word file. The file must be submitted as an e-mail attachment to the editorial office at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Article Types: Three types of manuscripts may be submitted:

1. Research Article,

2. Review Article,

3. Case Studies

Research Articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.

A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages (about 6 to 12 manuscript pages) in length.

Review Articles: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4 to 6 printed pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Reviews are also peer-reviewed.

Case Studies: Submission of Case Studies related to various fields in the management are encouraged. The case studies should contain 4-6 pages.

Review Process: 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, and the journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within 5 weeks. The editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending revision. It is the goal of the “ITIHAS” to publish manuscripts within 12 weeks after submission.

All portions of the manuscript must be typed double-spaced and all pages numbered starting from the title page. The Title should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the paper. The Title Page should include the authors' full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and e-mail information. Present addresses of authors should appear as a footnote.

The Abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory, briefly present the topic, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. No literature should be cited.

Following the abstract, about five to six key words that will provide indexing references should be listed.

The Introduction should be brief and limited to the definition of the problem, the aims and purposes of the research and its relation with other studies in the field. Also the working hypothesis must be clearly stated.

Materials and Methods should include relevant details on the experimental design and techniques so that the experiments can be repeated. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly.

Results should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the author(s)'s experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the results but should be put into the discussion section.

The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. State the conclusions in a few sentences at the end of the paper. The Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.

Tables should be kept to a minimum and be designed to be as simple as possible. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. The details of the methods used in the experiments should preferably be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph forms or repeated in the text.

Figure legends should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet. Graphics should be prepared using applications capable of generating high resolution GIF, TIFF, JPEG or PowerPoint before pasting in the Microsoft Word manuscript file. Tables should be prepared in Microsoft Word. Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript.

References: In the text, a reference identified by means of an author‘s name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses. When there are more than two authors, only the first author‘s name should be mentioned, followed by ’et al‘. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like ’a‘ and ’b‘ after the date to distinguish the works

Examples:

Okoro et al. (2003), (Kelebeni, 1983), (Usman and Smith, 1992), (Chege, 1998;Chukwura, 1987a,b; Tijani, 1993,1995), (Kelechi et al., 2001)

References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order. Articles in preparation or articles submitted for publication, unpublished observations, personal communications, etc.

Examples:

Abada EA (2008). Isolation and characterization of a antimicrobial compound from Bacillus coagulans. Anim. Cells Syst. 12:41-46.

Charles AL, Sriroth K, Huang TC (2005). Proximate composition,mineral contents, hydrogencyanide and phytic acid of 5 cassava types. Food Chem. 92: 615-620.

Short Communications: Short Communications are limited to a maximum of two figures and one table. They should present a complete study that is more limited in scope than is found in full-length papers. The items of manuscript preparation listed above apply to Short Communications with the following differences: (1) Abstracts are limited to 100 words; (2) instead of a separate Materials and Methods section, experimental procedures may be incorporated into Figure Legends and Table footnotes; (3) Results and Discussion should be combined into a single section.

Copyright: Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or thesis); that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher.

 

Neelakantam Tatikonda

Editor-in-Chief

ITIHAS-The Journal of Indian Management

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