MITS International Journal of Business Research (MIJBR)
(A Bi-Annual Peer Reviewed Journal from MITS Research Center)
(ISSN : 2349-1701)
MIJBR invites you to submit your empirical, conceptual, research-in-progress, case studies for possible publication in MITS International Journal of Business Research (MIJBR. This is a peer reviewed, scholarly journal devoted to publishing high-quality papers with an internationally recognized Editorial Board Members. It is published biannually and covers a wide variety of topics in the areas of Management, commerce and allied disciplines. For themes of interest, please feel free to visit the journal website on the following link: http://mba.mits.ac.in/MIJBR/page8.html
Themes mentioned in the websites are only indicatives. The authors can also submit in the related areas. The authors are also requested to comply with the requisite format as per the submission guidelines before submission of the papers. For Submission Guidelines, Please visit: http://mba.mits.ac.in/MIJBR/page7.html
Last Date for Submission of Paper: 31st May, 2016
Review Period: 30 days from the date of submission
Publication Fee: Nil
(However, the authors have to subscribe the journal for a minimum period of one year on acceptance of the paper for publication)
Submission mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org
For details, Please visit our journal website: http://mba.mits.ac.in/MIJBR/index.html
Dr D. Pradeep Kumar
The EDITOR-In- Chief
MITS International Journal of Business Research (MIJBR)
MITS Research Center
Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science,
Structure of Article and Author Guidelines
The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principle results and main conclusion maximum 250 words. References should be avoided in abstract.
2. Main Body
Avoid using footnote in your paper. Please change footnote to Note 1. Note 2. etc. and explain the note after the text. It’s preferred 8-10 pages for the length of the article.
Present tables at the end of the article. Number tables in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place the caption of the table above table. Place explanatory matters below the table. Avoid vertical rules.
Present figures, at the end of the article. Number figures in accordance with their appearance in the text. Use excel format for diagrams. Place the caption of figures and diagrams below them.
Arrange references alphabetically at the end of the article.
6. Citation in Text
Books and journal articles should be referred by the authors name and year of publication e.g. Wadley. S. and Derr,B., (2000). For more than 2 authors, use following structure: (Wadley. S. et al., 2000). For more than 2 references, use following structure: (Wadley. S. et al., 2000; Ward, 2004; Jackson, 2008). A full reference list should be referred at the end of the article as following structure:
Kasimu Al Mohammed (2008). Comparative Study of 3 Management Methods. International Journal of Indian Management, 36 ( 4 ), pp. 83-89.
Sauer,C., Gemino,A and Riech, B.H. (2010). Applied Management Models, chapter (2), Vol.: 2, 2nd ed. London: Mcgraw Hill Publishing House, pp.75-78.
c). Website Documents
Julius, J. S. A. (2006). Business Solutions. Available: http:/www.hoovers.com/hooversdirectoies/ companiesaz-1.htm (March 8, 2009).
d). Theses and Dissertations
Ramana, A.V, “Employee Morale and Job Satisfaction in select Commercial Banks”, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Hyderabad, 2006, pp. 25-30.
7) Instructions for Author:
Types of Articles
a) Original Articles: Should contain title page, abstract, keywords, introduction, research methods, results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement and references. The length of the text should be limited to 8-10 pages including the references.
b) Review Articles: Should be requested by the editor, but MIJBR will also accept submitted reviews. The authors of review articles are invited to contact the Editorial Office before preparing a review article. Both solicited and unsolicited review articles are subjected to editorial review such as the original papers.
c) Case Study: It is included all of the reports about the special issues and new procedure in some limited cases with good results but not confirmed yet internationally as a global choice. It should be not exceed more than 2000 words.
8) Structure of Articles
a) Title Page: Should contain title which should include the study design, author(s) information such as the first name, last name, highest academic degree and affiliation.
b) Abstract: Should contain background, research methods, results and conclusion sections separately. The objective of study, findings (including its statistical significance) and the conclusion made on the basis of the findings should be clearly presented.
c) Introduction: This should summarize the purpose and the rationale for the study. It should neither review the subject extensively nor should it have data or conclusions of the study.
d) Research Method: This should include exact method or observation or experiment. Mathematical and Statistical methods must be mentioned and specify any general computer package used.
e) Results and Discussion: Results must be presented in the form of text, tables and illustrations. The contents of the tables should not be all repeated in the text. Instead, a reference to the table number may be given. Long articles may need sub-headings within some sections to clarify their contents.
Discussion should emphasize the present findings and the variations or similarities with other work done in the field by other researchers. The detailed data should not be repeated discussion again. Emphasize the new and important aspects of the study. It must be mentioned whether the hypothesis mentioned in the article is true, false or no conclusions can be derived.
9) Conclusion: Conclusion is a chance to have the last word on the subject. The conclusion allows having the final say on the issues have risen by a researcher, to summarize our thoughts, to demonstrate the importance of ideas, and to propel reader to a new view of the subject. It is also an opportunity to make a good final impression and to end on a positive note. In conclusion represent something important to readers, and can be used for some, or all of the following tasks:
- Emphasizing the purpose and importance of article
- Explaining the significance or consequences of findings
- Indicating the wider applications of the method developed in article
Topics of interest for submission of papers are not limited to the following themes:
- Empirical, conceptual, research-in-progress and case studies are invited in the following sub theme.
- Corporate Governance
- Stakeholder Issues
- Balance Scorecard
- Activity Based Costing
- Global Financial Crisis
- Sales Management
- Market Share Analysis
- Marketing matrix
- Agricultural & Rural Marketing
- Sports marketing
- Social & Ecological Accounting and Valuations & other issues
- Managing Talent
- Emotions at Work
- Cross Cultural Issues
- Competency Management
- Knowledge Management
- Learning Organizations
- Spirituality in the Workplace
- Ethics in Life and Work
- Employee Involvement and Organizational Culture
- Service Quality and Innovation
- TQM and other emerging issues
- Waste Management
- Quality Management
- Productivity Management
- Green Marketing
- Green IT
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Green Supply Chain
- Business Ethics
- Six Sigma and Business Excellence
- Sustainability and Green Manufacturing
- Continuous Improvement Practices (Kaizen)
- Inclusive Growth and Development
- Energy and Environment Management and other issues