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.

  1. Email Id: 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 150-200 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 Purpose, Design/Methodology/ Approach; Findings, Practical Implications and Originality/Value
  • Contributor’s Affiliation: The contributor should provide her/his affiliation in the first page only. The author details IS NOT TO BE 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 FB.
  • Name of the Author in 12 Pt, 1.5 spacing on California FB.    
  • Affiliation of the author, Email address and mobile number should be mentioned below the name in 12 Pt, 1.5 spacing on California FB.
  • 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 consistent.
  • 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 citations:

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).

If 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)

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

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

(e) Book chapters:
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 articles:
Foster, J.B. (2010). The financialization of accumulation. Monthly Review62(5), 1-17. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225 [Doi number optional]

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

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

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

(j) 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), 1-17.

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 website.  

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.