Author’s Guidelines

Editorial policies

Peer Review and Publication Policy

Marian Journal of Professional Management(MJPM) is the flagship journal of Marian International Institute of Management, Kuttikanam. Our objective is to encourage management research and facilitate collaborative work among researchers from different institutes. The selection of papers for publication will be based on their relevance, clarity, topicality and originality, the extent to which they advance knowledge, understanding and application and their likely contribution towards inspiring further research and development.

The journal follows the double-blind peer review, where both reviewers and authors remain unknown during the entire process of article review. In the initial process of review, the submitted article for publication would read at least by an editor. If the paper follows the editorial policies and maintains minimum quality level, it will be sent to two reviewers. The article will be sent to reviewers without disclosing the authors’ information.

Comments of reviewers will be passing on to the author without showing the details of the reviewers. Based on the reviewers’ observations and comments, the Editorial Board makes a final decision on the acceptability of the article and communicates to the authors the decision, along with referees’ reports.

Ethics policy

Authors must be honest in presenting the results. Fabrication falsification or selective reporting of data to mislead or deceive is unethical Submitting the same result to more than one journal concurrently is unethical Plagiarism and self-plagiarism are ruthless acts and are never acceptable.

Instruction to authors (Submission guidelines)

The articles should not exceed 3000 words The article should be in clear and concise English and should be typed on one side of the A4 paper in double line spacing with wide margins. Font style should be Times New Roman and Font Size should be 10. Authors are requested to submit articles on CD using any well-known word processing packages or they may send a soft copy to the editor. 3 copies of the print out should be sent to the editor along with the version number, author(s), author name and short title of the article. The hard copy and electronic files must be identical. The mail id and contact number of the author should be mentioned in the paper.

The paper submitted for consideration in MJPM should be accompanied by a declaration for the authors that the paper has not been published elsewhere. Submitted articles must be the author’s own work. The author should acknowledge the work of others used in their research and cite publications that have influenced the direction and course of their work. Simultaneous submission of the same manuscript to different journals will not be tolerated. If found, the submitted article will be removed without consideration. This journal uses a double-blind review which means that both the reviewer and author identifies are concealed from the reviewers and vice versa. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identities.

Preparing your manuscript

The information below details the section headings that you should include in your manuscript and what information should be within each section. Please note that your manuscript must include a ‘Declarations’ section including all of the subheadings (please see below for more information).

Title page

The title page should: present a title that includes, if appropriate, the study design or for non- clinical or nonresearch studies a description of what the article reports, list the full names, institutional addresses and email addresses for all authors.

Abstract

The Abstract should not exceed 350 words. Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract. The abstract must include the following separate sections:
Background: the context and purpose of the study. The Background section should explain the background to the study, its aims, a summary of the existing literature and why this study was necessary or its contribution to the field.

Methods: how the study was performed and statistical tests used. The methods section should include: the aim, design, and setting of the study the characteristics of participants or description of materials a clear description of all processes, interventions, and comparisons. Generic drug names should generally be used. the type of statistical analysis used, including a power calculation if appropriate.

Results: the main findings. This should include the findings of the study including, if appropriate, results of the statistical analysis which must be included either in the text or as tables and figures.

Conclusions: brief summary and potential implications. This should state clearly the main conclusions and provide an explanation of the importance and relevance of the study reported.

Keywords
Three to ten keywords representing the main content of the article.
List of abbreviations
If abbreviations are used in the text they should be defined in the text at first use, and a list of abbreviations should be provided.
Endnotes
Endnotes should be designated within the text using a superscript lowercase letter and all notes (along with their corresponding letter) should be included in the Endnotes section. Please format this section in a paragraph rather than a list.
References
All references, including URLs, must be numbered consecutively, in square brackets, in the order in which they are cited in the text, followed by any in tables or legends. The reference numbers must be finalized and the reference list fully formatted before submission in APA format.