Contributor Guidelines

NMIMS Management Review invites original research
papers (both qualitative and quantitative) for publication in the journal. The
research papers can be based on academic as well as industry practices. However
we will not publish any cases studies, book reviews in the current formal of
the journal.

The journal receives good amount of research papers
for which we have a low rejection rate. So the authors should be careful to
avoid any mistakes that may lead to rejection of the research paper.

Note- “The journal follows a double-anonymized/blind peer-review process, and the desk-cleared articles will send to at least one reviewer after the EIC decision”. 


  1. Email Idd: Please submit all research papers to the following email id:
  2. Please don’t mark your mail to any personal email id. You will receive all communication from this email id.
  3. Submission Platform: At this point of time, we are using email for submission, review and communication, However, in future we may move to an online platform. We will announce here as well as write mail to authors/ reviewers  
  4. Format: All articles including abstract should be typed in MSWord format, 12 Pt font sizes, double spaced in California FB. All Tables, Figures and Charts should be taken to the end of the article. The author can mention ‘Table-1 here/Figure-1 here/Chart-1 here inside the text). Please note all titles to tables, figures and charts should be numbered and mentioned BELOW the table. Please note we do not receive any research paper in any other format including PDF.
  5. Abstract: Each research paper should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words. Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Note should contain more than a mere reference. The abstract should have headers in sequence as
    Abstract Format:


    Practical Implications

  • Contributor’s Affiliation: The contributor should provide her/his affiliation in
    the first page only. The author details IS
    mentioned anywhere in the main article. The first page of the
    article should cover the following
  • Title of the Paper in 14 pt, 1.5 spacing on California
  • Name of the Author in 12 Pt, 1.5 spacing on California
  • Affiliation of the author, Email address and mobile
    number should be mentioned below the name in 12 Pt, 1.5 spacing on California
  • Complete Postal address  should be mentioned below the affiliation.

  • Spelling: Please use ‘z’ in ‘-ize’ and ‘-ization’ words. We
    receive manuscripts only in British English. 
  • Quotations: Use single quotes. For quotations
    within quotations, use double quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should
    not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be set apart by indenting
    the quotation (and adding a line space above and below).
  • Numbers: Use ‘nineteenth century’, ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one
    to nine; 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements use
    only figures (3 km; 9 per cent). Use ‘per cent’ in text and ‘%’ in tables and
    figures. Use thousands and millions, not lakhs and crores.
  • Italics: Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimized but
  • Tables and figures: Should be indicated by number separately (‘Table 1’), not by
    placement (‘Table below’). Present each table and figure on a separate sheet of
    paper, gathering them together at the end 

11. References: A consolidated alphabetical list of all books, articles, essays
and theses referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and
maps) should be provided. It should be typed in double-spacing and will be
printed at the end of the article. All articles, books, and theses should be
listed in alphabetical order of author, giving the author’s surname first,
followed by initials. If more than one publication by the same author is
listed, the items should be given in chronological order. References should be
embedded in text in the anthropological style. For example, ‘(Panda; 2020)’.
Citations should be first alphabetical and then chronological. For example, ‘(Ajay
2019; Sumit1997; Wright 1960)’. Citations and References should adhere to the guidelines
below (based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological
Association, 6th edition). Some examples are given below:

(a) In text

One work by
one author: (Kessler, 2003, p. 50) or ‘Kessler (2003) found that among the
epidemiological samples..’.

One work by
two authors: (Joreskog & Sorborn, 2007, pp. 50–66) or Joreskog and Sorborn
(2007) found that..

One work by
three or more authors: (Basu, Banerji & Chatterjee, 2007) [first instance];
Basu et al. (2007) [Second instance onwards].

Groups or
organizations or universities: (University of Pittsburgh, 2007) or University
of Pittsburgh (2007).

Authors with
same surname: Include the initials in all the in-text citations even if the
year of publication differs, e.g., (I. Light, 2006; M.A. Light, 2008).

Works with
no identified author or anonymous author: Cite the first few words of the
reference entry (title) and then the year, e.g., (‘Study finds’, 2007);
(Anonymous, 1998).

abbreviations are provided, then the style to be followed is: (National
Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2003) in the first citation and (NIMH, 2003)
in subsequent citations.

Two or more
works by same author: (Gogel, 1990, 2006, in press)

Two or more
works with different authors: (Gogel, 1996; Miller, 1999)

sources: Allport’s diary (as cited in Nicholson, 2003).

(b) Books:
Patnaik, Utsa (2007). The republic of hunger. New Delhi: Three
Essays Collective.

(c) Edited
Amanor, Kojo S., & Moyo, S. (Eds) (2008). Land and sustainable
development in Africa
. London and New York: Zed Books.

Translated books:
Amin, S. (1976). Unequal development (trans. B. Pearce).
London and New York: Monthly Review Press.

(e) Book
Chachra, S. (2011). The national question in India. In S. Moyo and P. Yeros
(Eds), Reclaiming the nation. (pp. 67–78). London and New York:
Pluto Press.

(f) Journal
Foster, J.B. (2010). The financialization of accumulation. Monthly
62(5), 1-17. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225 [Doi
number optional]

Newsletter article, no author:
Six sites meet for comprehensive anti-gang intiative conference. (2006,
November/December). OOJDP News @ a Glance. Retrieved

Newspaper article:
Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social
status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

(i) In-press
Briscoe, R. (in press). Egocentric spatial representation in action and
perception. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Retrieved from

Non-English reference book, title translated into English:
Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lengua espanola [Dictionary
of the Spanish Language] (22nd ed.). Madrid, Spain: Author.

(h) Special
issue or section in a journal:
Haney, C., & Wiener, R.L. (Eds) (2004). Capital punishment in the United
States [Special Issue]. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law10(4),

12. Publication Ethics: NMIMS Management Review is committed toupholding the integrity of the academic record. The journal encourages
authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the journal

13. Copyright: Authors will be provided with a
copyright form once the research paper is accepted for publication. The
submission will be considered as final only after the filled-in and signed
copyright form is received. In case there are two or more authors, the
corresponding author needs to sign the copyright form.
 14. All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of
minimum 300 dpi/1500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. Due
permissions should be taken for copyright protected photographs/images. Even
for photographs/images available in the public domain, it should be clearly
ascertained whether or not their reproduction requires permission for purposes
of publishing (which is a profit-making endeavour). All photographs/scanned
images should be provided separately.