Guidelines for authors
Manuscript submitted to Journal must be original and assured by the author that manuscript, or substantial parts of it, must not be under consideration by any other journal/publisher. Author must have submitted the undertaking that there is no violated any copyright law for writing and submitting the manuscript (Copyright & Declaration Form attached).
In any case where there is the potential for overlap or duplication transparency from the authors is mandatory. Any overlapping publications should be cited. The Editors/consulting editors/reviewer reserve the right to judge the manuscript. In case of any controversy the final decision to publish a paper is always taken by an external, academic editor who has no personal interest in the publication of a particular article.
The Journal is under the License of Creative Commons under the category in Attribution – Non Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). The information related to License will be applicable on all the articles published in Journal.
Submission of Manuscript
a. Format of Manuscript
The manuscript should not exceed 3000 words (3-12 A4 Size pages, typed J .5 space, font size 12, font type- Times New Roman). The manuscript should be in MS Word.
b. Clarity of Language
For titles, abstracts, and all other publishing text presented in English, the language must be clear and comprehensible to a global audience.
The title should be specific to the study yet concise, and should allow sensitive and specific electronic retrieval of the article. It should be comprehensible to readers outside your field. Avoid specialist abbreviations if possible. Titles should be presented in capitalized. The title should not so long and it should be in 10 to 30 words.
d. Authors and Affiliations
Provide the first names or initials (if used), middle names or initials (if used), family name, and affiliation details including department, university or organization, city, state/province (if applicable), and country for all authors with e-mail and phone number. One of the authors should be designated as the corresponding author. It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that the author list and the summary of the author contributions to the study are accurate and complete. Details about the author(s) have to submit a separate sheet along with the manuscript.
e. Abstract (Not more than 150 words)
The abstract is divided into the following four sections with these headings: Title, Background, Methods and Findings, and Conclusions. It should contain elements, which are only needed for some studies types. Please use the same format for abstracts submitted as pre-submission inquiries.
- Background: This section should describe clearly the rationale for the study being done. It should end with a statement of the specific study hypothesis and/or study objective.
- Methods and Findings: Describe the participants or what was studied (e.g. group; be as specific as possible, including numbers studied). Describe the study design/intervention/main methods used/what was primarily being assessed e.g. primary outcome measure and, if appropriate, over what period. [If appropriate, include how many participants were assessed out of those enrolled, e.g., what was the response rate for a survey.]
- Conclusions: Provide a general interpretation of the results with important recommendations for future research.
- Keywords: Keywords related to the paper should be provided. 4-6 keywords considering easy electronic retrieval of the article.
The introduction should discuss the purpose of the study in the broader context. As you compose the introduction, think of readers who are not experts in this field. Include a brief review of the key literature. If there are relevant controversies or disagreements in the field, they should be mentioned so that a non-expert reader can delve into these issues further. The introduction should conclude with a brief statement of the overall aim of the research and need and significance of the study and a comment about whether that aim was achieved or not. It should also include the objective and hypothesis of the research.
This section should provide enough detail for reproduction of the findings. The relevant methodology or supporting information related to data should be provided. Statistical methods with enough detail to enable a knowledgeable reader with access to the original data to verify the reported results. References for the design of the study and statistical methods should be provided from the standard works when possible (with pages stated) rather than to papers in which the designs or methods were originally reported. Specify any general-use computer programs used.
The aim of the figure legend should be to describe the key messages of the figure, but the figure should also be discussed in the text.
All tables should have a concise title. Footnotes can be used to explain abbreviations. Citations should be indicated using the same style as outlined above. Tables must be cell-based; do not use picture elements, text boxes, tabs, or returns in tables. Please ensure that the files conform to our Guidelines for Figure and Table Preparation when preparing your tables for production.
The result section should include all relevant positive and negative findings.
The discussion should be concise and it should start with a brief summary of the main findings. It should include paragraphs on the generalizability, relevance, strengths, and, most importantly, the limitations of the study. You may wish to discuss the following points also. How do the conclusions affect the existing knowledge in the field? How can future research build on these observations? What are the key experiments that must be done?
l. Conclusion and Future Scope
It should be contain the conclusion of your objective/aim alongwith the findings of the research paper. The author(s) should also briefly discuss the limitation of the research and future scope for improvement.
The references should be in roman script with alphabetical order and used in the manuscript by putting  or [4,5] or [8,9,10,11,12].
1. For Paper Format: Author(s) of article (surname initials), Year. Title of the Manuscript. Journal title Abbreviated, Volume Number (Issue Number): page numbers, DOI.
Standard Journal Article/Paper (If more than six authors, the first six shall be listed followed by et al.)
Sharma, M. and Bajaj, B.R., (2010). “Coping Styles and Job Satisfaction”. Indian Journal of Psychology, 7(1): 43-47, DOI:10.1021/c160024a013.
2. For Books and other monograph Format: Author AB, Author BB, Author CC, Year. Title of Book. Publisher, City, Ed, Vol: page numbers.
Mishra, R.P., (2008). “Indian Management”. S Chand Publication, Noida, Edn 2, Vol. II: 142-147.
3. For Patent Reference: Christensen, G. K., (1971). U.S. Patent 3,597,875.
4. For Website Reference: Satalkar, B., (2014). “Water Aerobics”. Nature, Retrieved from 2015; http://www.buzzle.com
If desired, author(s) may provide the acknowledgement at the end of article. People who contributed to the work, but do not fit the criteria for authors should be listed in the Acknowledgments, along with their contributions. You must also ensure that anyone named in the acknowledgments agrees to being so named. Details of the funding sources that have supported the work should be confined to the funding statement. Do not include them in the Acknowledgments.
Each author profile (about 50-100 words) with photograph will be included in the final paper ready for submission.
Point to Remember
- The manuscript should not exceed 3000 words (3-12 A4 Size pages, Line Spacing 1.5, font size 12, font type- Times New Roman).
- Clarity of Language: For titles, abstracts, and all other published text presented in English, the language must be clear and comprehensible to a global audience.
- Each paper should be preceded by an abstract of about 100-200 words & keywords.
- Tables/ Figures should be numbered consecutively and inserted into the document in the preferred location.
- All footnotes should be indicated by serial numbers in the text, and the literature cited should be detailed under Notes at end of the paper bearing corresponding numbers, before the reference.
- Place the references at the end of the manuscript following the endnotes.
- The manuscript should submit in MS Word file.
- The paper should not have already been published or submitted elsewhere for possible publication. A certificate in the regard is to be submitted by authors while submitting the paper to the Editor-in-Chief.
- The author(s) should submit cover letter with consent.
- Author should send the copyright form after completing the review process.
- Manuscript should be plagiarized free as per norms.
- The Author has to submit their ORCid id at the time of Manuscript Submission.
- Author is advised to upload their manuscript on e-library like Google Scholar, Research Gate, SSRN or any other.
Author(s) be sure that:
Plagiarism Check: Good quality plagiarism software/ tool will be used to check similarity that would not be more than 15% including reference section. In the case of exclusion of references, it should be less than 5%.
Quality Check: All submitted paper should be cutting edge, result oriented, original paper and under the scope of the journal that should belong to the management and technology area. In the paper title, there should not be word ‘Overview/brief/ Introduction, Review, Case study/ Study, Survey, Approach, Comparative Investigation, Investigation’.
- Copyright: All authors will submit copyright to the Journal.
- Review Criteria: This journal uses double-blind review process.
- Processing Time for Paper: 4-6 weeks.
Article Processing Charges
The Journal is self-financed and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the Journals operate solely through processing charges we receive from the authors and some academic/corporate sponsors. The handling fee is required to meet its maintenance. Being an Open Access Journal, journals do not collect subscription charges from readers that enjoy free online access to the articles. Authors are hence required to pay a fair handling fee for processing their articles.
There are no submission charges by the Authors for submitting the manuscript.
The Article Processing Charge is Rs.3500/- per paper for national author(s) and $60 per paper for international author(s). For printed copy of journal, the charges are totally based on subscription of journal individually/institutionally mentioned in subscription form.
Conflict of Interest
It is important to consider this carefully. If you don’t declare a conflict of interest and you are subsequently found to have one your paper will lose credibility. Conversely, full disclosure of conflict of interest does not prevent a paper being published but does allow you to be open with your readers. This section should list specific competing interests associated with all of the authors.
Please keep abbreviations to a minimum. List all non-standard abbreviations in alphabetical order, along with their expanded form. Define them as well upon first use in the text. Non-standard abbreviations should not be used unless they appear at least three times in the text.
Article submissions should be done using E-mail IDs: Medical Science, Engineering and Technology & [email protected]provided at the respective journal’s site.
When you have altered your paper in light of the peer reviewer’s comments and you have written a covering letter to the editor explaining the changes you made or refuting the reviewer’s comments, you are ready to resubmit. Try to resubmit as soon as you can.
Digital Archiving Policy
The journal is digital archiving at PKP (Public Knowledge Project) on Zotero (www.zotero.org).
Peer review policy
Journal uses double-blind peer review process, which means that both the reviewer(s) and author(s) identities are concealed from the reviewer(s), and vice versa, throughout the review process. This means that the reviewer(s) of the manuscript would not get to know the identity of the author(s), and the author(s) would not get to know the identity of the reviewer(s). Peer review helps validate research, establish a method by which it can be evaluated, and increase networking possibilities within research communities. Journal is following COPE Guidelines.
Editorial Board may reject poor manuscript without any explanation.
Authors will be informed by Editorial Board if further review is required in manuscript. All publication decisions are made by the Journal’s Editorial Board on the basis of the reviewer’s report.
All submitted manuscripts are treated as confidential documents. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by double blind review process.
The manuscript will be send to the two reviewers simultaneously for blind review through mail and the remarks/modifications/amendments (if any) will be send to the author for further changes in manuscript.
The author will re-submit the modified/amended manuscript to the Journal Editorial Board within stipulated time.
The Editorial Board will verify whether the required remarks/ modifications/amendments are fulfilled by the author or not. If yes, the author will receive the acceptance by Editorial Board. If not, the manuscript will further sent to the author unless or until it is well modified.
If the manuscript is found to be plagiarized beyond the acceptable limits at the time of submission, the journal will contact the author.
In case if a manuscript is found to be plagiarized after publication, the Editor-in-Chief will conduct preliminary investigation, may be with the help of a suitable committee constituted for the purpose.