Author guidelines

Outlined below are the mandatory criteria for any article to be considered for publication in the Nitte Management Review. Failure to adhere to these criteria will result in rejection of the article by the editorial team. The research paper should

  • Have a clear statement of research question.
  • Have a clear statement of contribution to the body of knowledge (research gap).
  • Have clearly stated scope for further research.
  • Present reliable and valid conclusions appropriate to the methodology employed.
  • Be completely free of spelling and grammatical errors.

Article adheres to the manuscript preparation guidelines explained below.

  • Article should be in Microsoft Word format only.
  • Articles should be written in single column format, using Times New Roman font, 12 point font size. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible.
  • Equations and formula should be readable, preferably written using equation editing softwares (E.g. MathType). Alternatively, authors have to provide the fonts used for creating the equations/formulae. All figures provided should be of high resolution, preferably 300dpi.

Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
Article Title
The title should be concise and specific to the topic of the article. Avoid using abbreviations in the title. Titles should be presented in title case, meaning that all words except for prepositions, articles, and conjunctions should be capitalized.

Author names & Affiliations
Provide first names or initials (if used), middle names or initials (if used), and surnames for all authors. Affiliation details should include—department, university or organization, city, state and country for all authors. One of the authors should be designated as the corresponding author with asterisk (*) against his/her name. Only the corresponding author’s email address should be provided in the article. It is the corresponding author’s responsibility to ensure that the author list and the summary of the author contributions to the study are accurate and complete.

Abstract & Keywords
The abstract introduces the article and should not exceed 200 words. It should mention the techniques used without going into methodological detail and should summarize the most important results. Please do not include any citations in the abstract and avoid using abbreviations if possible.
Authors should provide 6-8 keywords for indexing purposes. Keywords should be written in title case and separated by comma. Avoid general and plural terms and multiple concepts, for example, ‘and’, ‘of’.

Headings and Sections
NMR uses only three levels of headings. Use boldface for all three. Main headings (all capital letters; centered) are first. Second-level headings (title-style letters; flush left) are next. Third-level headings (first letter of first word capitalized; indented; italicized; and run into paragraph) are next.

Don’t skip steps: no second-level headings before you use a first-level heading, for instance. Use second- and third-level headings in sets of two or more. Examples:

METHODOLOGY [1st level]

Data and Sample [2nd level]
Measures [2nd level]
Independent variables [3rd level]
Dependent variables [3rd level]

Tables
Tables should be included in the text of the article. The table has to be numbered in the chronological order. All tables should have a concise title. Examples:
Table 1. Growth of Gross Domestic Product

Abbreviations
All abbreviations should be defined on first use in the text along with the abbreviation in parenthesis.
E.g. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

References
Only published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Meetings, abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. In text citations: References cited in text should conform to the style used by the American Psychological Association. Please refer the manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition, ISBN 978-1-4338-0561-5.

Reference List: This should only contain references to those works which you have cited in your text. It should appear at the end of your text. It should be arranged numerically by citation number. Examples are indicated below.

Reference to a journal publication:
Boyd, J., Hanratty, J. A. J., & Baker, R. A. (2009). The fundamentals of scientific writing in the 21st century. Journal of Scientific Publishing, 163, 51–59.

Reference to a book:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (2000). The elements of style. (4th ed.). New York: Longman, (Chapter 4).

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281–304). New York: E-PublishingInc.