Guidelines for Contributors
Manuscript Submission: Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: Prof. Sunanda Sangwan, Founding Editor, Jindal Journal of Business Research, Jindal Global Business School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana 131001 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). All submissions should be made electronically, as e-mail attachment, using Microsoft Word or other standard word processing software.
Format of Manuscripts: All articles should be prepared using double-spacing throughout (not only the text but also displayed quotations, tables, notes, references and any other matter). The text of manuscripts should not ordinarily exceed 5,000 words. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words and up to six keywords. Book reviews must contain the name of the author/editor and the book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, date of publication, number of pages and price.
· Contributors must provide their affiliation, complete postal and e-mail addresses, and fax and telephone numbers with their articles.
· It is the author’s responsibility to disclose any potential conflict of interest regarding the manuscript.
· All figures, i.e., diagrams, images and photographs, and tables should be provided separate from the text at the end and numbered in the order that they appear in text. Locations of tables and figures should be indicated in the text using callouts (e.g., “[insert Table 1 here]”) inserted after the respective paragraphs. Each figure and table should have a heading, an explanatory caption if necessary, and a source or reference in a separate file.
· Black and white illustrations can also be supplied electronically at a resolution of at least 300 dpi, as .eps, .tif or .jpg files. They should be saved separately from the article file. All figures should have short descriptive captions typed on a separate sheet.
· Endnotes should be numbered serially, the numbers embedded in the manuscript. The notes should be presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
· Use American spellings with serial comma (“program” not “programme”; “labor” not “labour”; “center” not “centre”; universal “ize” and “ization” of words). It is the responsibility of authors to ensure that their articles are written in an acceptable international standard of English.
· Articles should use non-sexist and non-racist language.
· When referring to social actors “woman” should be used, not “female,” and “women” not “females,” unless the context requires otherwise. Similarly, “man” and “men” should be used, not “male” and “males.” “Female” and “male” should be used when referring to the construction of a social identity.
· Use double quotes throughout. Single quotes should only be used within double quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with a line space above and below.
· 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 percent not %). Use thousands and millions (e.g., not lakhs and crores).
· Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimized, but used consistently. Avoid excessive use of italics for emphasis, but use italics for book titles, journal names, and foreign words.
Permissions and Releases: Material taken directly from a copyrighted source, including a website, should be clearly identified, and the copyright holder’s written permission to reproduce it must be submitted in a separate file.
Note: Obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material is the author’s responsibility, as is payment of any fees the copyright holder may request.
Further information and a template Permission Request Letter is available in the Permissions section on
SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway (http://www.sagepub.com/authors/journal/permissions.sp).
Identifiable images of people should be accompanied by a signed release granting permission for their likeness to be reproduced in an article. (In children’s cases, the release form must be signed by a parent or guardian.) Authors can download the Audio-Visual Likeness Release Form at http://www.sagepub.com/upmdata/27488_Audio_Video_Visual_Likeness_Release_SAGE.pdf
Citations and References: Guidelines specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition, 2001) must be followed.
· A consolidated alphabetical list of all books, articles, essays, and theses referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) in the text should be provided at the end of the article. References for tables and figures should accompany the table or figure. 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 author-date method of citation. For example: (Konhert, 2007,p. 12), (Kannabiran & Konhert, 2008, pp. 175–200).
· The detailed style of referencing is as follows:
Smith, J.R. (2001). Reference style guidelines. Journal of Guidelines, 4, 2–7.
Smith, J.R. (2001). Reference style guidelines. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Article in an edited book
Smith, J.R. (2001). Do not capitalize prepositions. In R. Brown (Ed.), Reference style guidelines (pp. 55–62). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Smith, J.R. (Ed.). (2001). Reference style guidelines. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Smith, J.R. (2001). Reference style guidelines. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles.
Article presented at a symposium or annual meeting
Smith, J.R. (2001, January). A citation for every reference, and a reference for every citation. Article presented at the annual meeting of the Reference Guidelines Association, St. Louis, MO.
Smith, J.R. (2001, January). Quotes of 45 or more words will be block quotes. Reference style guidelines. Retrieved Date, Month, Year, from http://www.sagepub.com (Please do not place a period at the end of an online reference.)
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