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Welcome to the SIES Journal of Management (SIESJOM) (ISSN 0974-2956), a distinguished journal that has been at the forefront of advancing knowledge in the field of management since its inception in 2006. With our commitment to academic excellence, we strive to disseminate high-quality research and contribute to the scholarly community.

Scope and Focus Areas:

The SIES Journal of Management covers a wide range of topics within the field of business and management. We invite submissions that encompass various domains and disciplines, including but not limited to:

  • Human Resource Management: Papers addressing talent management, employee development, performance appraisal, workplace diversity, employee engagement, HR practices, and other related topics.
  • Finance and Accounting: Research on financial management, investment analysis, corporate finance, risk management, banking and financial markets, accounting practices, and financial performance evaluation.
  • Marketing Management: Papers exploring marketing strategy, consumer behaviour, branding, advertising, market research, digital marketing, social media marketing, customer relationship management, and other marketing-related subjects.
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management: Research on operations strategy, supply chain management, quality management, process optimization, logistics and transportation, and the integration of technology in operations.
  • Environmental Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Research on environmental management, sustainability practices, CSR initiatives, green business, and the integration of sustainability principles into organizational strategies.
  • Strategic Management: Papers focusing on strategic decision-making, competitive analysis, strategic innovation, corporate governance, business models, and the formulation and implementation of strategies to achieve organizational goals.

We also welcome research on emerging areas of management, such as digital transformation, artificial intelligence, data analytics, innovation management, entrepreneurship, knowledge management, and cross-cultural management.

Publication Standards:

The SIES Journal of Management follows a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the quality and validity of published articles. We encourage original research papers, empirical studies, conceptual frameworks, theoretical articles, literature reviews, and case studies that contribute significantly to the field of management.

By publishing with us, authors gain the opportunity to share their work with a diverse audience of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. We aim to foster scholarly collaboration and promote the practical application of management research.

Thank you for considering the SIES Journal of Management as a platform to disseminate your research. We encourage researchers, scholars, and practitioners to contribute their valuable insights and contribute to the advancement of management knowledge and practices.

Editorial Board

Following are the names of members of the editorial board

Name Role Organiation
Dr. Seema Laddha Chief Editor SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai
Dr. CA Geetanjali Pinto Editor SIES School of Business Studies, Navi Mumbai
Dr. Swati Kulkarni Editor SIES School of Business Studies, Navi Mumbai
Dr. Meenal Sharma Editor Principal, SICA College, Indore.
R. Kamatchi Editor ATLAS SkillTech University, Mumbai
Dr Jatin Trivei Editor National Institute of Securities Markets, Patalganga, Raigad
Dr. R.M. Duraiarasan Editor Department of Commerce, Patrician College of Arts and Science, Adyar, Chennai

Submission Guidelines

Title Page:

Manuscripts should be submitted with a cover page bearing only the title of the article. The title should be short and clear. The title page should not list the authors and their affiliations.

Profile Page/Affiliation Page:

The affiliation page should include the author(s)' names, designations, official addresses, phone/fax numbers, and email addresses. The author(s)' name should not appear on any other page.

The affiliation page must clearly indicate the name of the corresponding author who will handle communications at all stages of refereeing and publication, including post-publication.

Authors must ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the email address and complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.

Manuscript:

Abstract: All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 250 words.

Introduction: This section should provide a statement of purpose and rationale behind the research work.

Objective: In this section, authors should clearly mention the objective of the research study. Authors should indicate whether the paper is a "review paper" or an "original research paper."

Literature Review: This section must cover a review of published scholarly papers, including current knowledge, substantive findings, and theoretical and methodological contributions to the topic under research. The papers selected for review should be related to or in line with the research objectives.

Research Methodology: This section must provide a clear and precise explanation of the study and why specific experimental procedures were chosen.

Findings: The results section contains the data collected during the study. The body of this section can be in text or table format.

Discussion: In the discussion section, findings should be evaluated, and possible solutions should be provided.

Limitations & Future Research (if any): This section should clearly mention the limitations of the research study, covering sample selection, survey location, information collection, and time factors related to the study and its results.

Conclusions: The conclusions derived from the research should be clearly listed in sequence.

Acknowledgment: Any support or assistance in the research provided by individuals or institutes should be acknowledged in this section.

References: All references should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style. For more information on the APA format, see http://www.apastyle.org.

Appendices: An appendix is an optional part of the paper that allows you to include detailed information that would be distracting in the main body of the article. Examples of items that might be included in an appendix are lists of words, questionnaires or tools used in the study, detailed descriptions of apparatus used in the research, etc.

Technical Information:

Language: The manuscript should be written in English only. Manuscripts in any other language will not be considered for the review process.

Format, Length & Style: The manuscript should be submitted using "MS Word" with "Times New Roman" font and double spacing. The font size should be 12pt for the full text, main headings, and subheadings.

Size: The article can be up to approximately 3000 words, excluding references and the abstract.

Table of Contents Page: A table of contents for the manuscript must be included on a separate page to indicate the outline format and basic organization of the paper.

Page Numbers: Examples, figures, and tables must be numbered consecutively to allow the editors and reviewers to refer to specific material in the paper while writing reviews.

Declaration:

The author should include an undertaking stating that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere or considered for publication by any other journal. Research articles should also include another undertaking stating that the article is the original work of the author(s).

Submission of Manuscripts:

All articles should be submitted in soft copy to Dr. Seema Laddha, Chief Editor, SIES Journal of Management at: siesjom@sies.edu.in

Last Date of Submission:

All articles will be reviewed by a panel of experts (internal as well as external), and the decision of the editorial committee will be communicated within two weeks of receipt of the article.

Note: Manuscripts that do not meet the above specifications will be returned to the author for reformatting before being sent out for review.

Publishing Policies and ethics

SIES Journal of Management (SIESJOM) adheres to the following publishing policies, as recommended by the members of the Editorial and Advisory Board:

  1. Peer Review Policy:

    SIESJOM follows a double-blind peer review system, where the identities of authors and reviewers are kept confidential. Submitted manuscripts are treated as confidential and not shared outside of the journal. The peer review process typically takes 16-20 weeks. The steps involved in the peer review system are as follows:

    • Step 1: Submission and Acknowledgement to the Author: Upon manuscript submission, authors receive an acknowledgement from the journal. A reference number is assigned for tracking purposes. If the editor determines that the manuscript does not align with the journal's objectives, it may be rejected at this stage.
    • Step 2: Selection of Reviewers: After the acknowledgement, the editor assigns two reviewers to assess the manuscript. The reviewers' identities remain confidential.
    • Step 3: Reviewers' Comments: Reviewers provide their comments on the manuscript along with the Manuscript Evaluation Form (MEF). The editor expresses gratitude
    • to the reviewers for their feedback.
    • Step 4: Decision on the Manuscript: The editor communicates the decision based on the reviewers' comments. The decision can fall into three categories:
      • Reject: Manuscript is rejected with a copy of the reviewers' comments. A single negative review, agreed upon by the editor, is sufficient for rejection.
      • Revise: If reviewers request modifications, the editor asks for revisions based on their comments. Acceptance is contingent upon satisfactory revisions. Upon acceptance, the corresponding author receives a copyright form.
      • Accept: The editor accepts the manuscript along with the reviewers' comments. The corresponding author is required to fill the copyright form and submit it to the editor.
  2. Fees for Manuscript Review and Publication:
    There are no charges for manuscript review and publication. Research papers are reviewed and published free of cost. Authors receive a soft copy (PDF format) of their published paper and a print copy without any charges. However, additional copies requested by new or existing customers/authors will incur applicable fees.
  3. Access to Journal:
    • Customers/readers (institutions/individuals) can access the journal through an annual subscription fee, which provides print copies.
    • Authors receive a print copy of the journal issue in which their research papers are published via courier.
  4. Copyrights, Author Rights, Responsibilities, and Entitlements:

    SIESJOM only accepts research papers containing original work by the authors. Papers that have been previously published or are under consideration elsewhere will not be accepted. The author must not include any unlawful statements or infringe upon the rights of others. The author should be the copyright owner and authorized to sign the Author Copyright Agreement.

    Copyright transfer is a standard practice in journal publishing, enabling the negotiation of licenses and permissions. Authors whose articles are accepted for publication are required to sign the Author Declaration Form (ADF), assigning/transferring copyrights to SIESJOM. For research papers with multiple authors, the corresponding author is responsible for obtaining signatures from all contributors on the ADF.

    The transfer of copyrights allows SIESJOM to protect authors' rights against plagiarism, copyright infringement, unauthorized use, and breach of moral rights. However, authors retain the right to use their research paper for non-commercial purposes, with proper reference to SIESJOM as the original source.

  5. Archiving: SIESJOM archives published research papers using available facilities, including the Library of SIES College of Management Studies, Navi Mumbai. Archiving includes categorization by volume, issues, authors, and "Special" Issues. The journal is committed to long-term preservation and access to its scholarly research information.
  6. Usage Rights of Subscribers:
    • Active institutional subscribers' usage rights are governed by the current agreement and subscription fee.
    • Active individual subscribers are limited to personal use only.
    • Lapsed subscribers can purchase a print copy of SIESJOM at the end of each subscription term, with usage rights similar to active subscribers.
    • Nonsubscribers can purchase articles or entire issues, with dissemination packages available at applicable prices.
  7. Retraction and Correction: SIESJOM maintains the integrity and completeness of published research papers. Changes to articles post-publication are handled as follows:

    Erratum: If corrections are required, an erratum is published in the subsequent issue, linked to the corrected article, and made freely available to readers.

    Retraction: If there is clear evidence of unreliable findings, misconduct, plagiarism, or unethical research, a retraction notice is issued, indicating the paper should not be considered part of the journal publication. The retracted article remains in the journal, but notice of retraction is given and linked to the original article.

    Legal Infringement: In cases of legal infringement, the journal may redact or remove an article while retaining bibliographic information.

    Subsequent Corrections: If a published article requires subsequent corrections, SIESJOM notifies readers, and the original article remains in the printed version. Soft copies with corrections are maintained and provided upon request.

    Authors are reminded that original articles can only be removed and replaced with corrected versions within one year of the original publication date. Corrections to articles older than one year are documented in notifications by SIESJOM.

These policies ensure the highest publishing standards, uphold the reputation of authors, the journal, and its Editor and Editorial Board

PUBLISHING ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS

To maintain high ethical standards of publication of SIESJOM editor strives to work closely with editorial board members, authors and peer-reviewers. The Journal publishes exclusively unpublished papers. Manuscript reviewing, and publication is free of charge for authors. SIESJOM follows the following 'Code of Conduct' in the publishing process:

Editors' Responsibilities

The editor of a journal holds an important position for all editorial decisions on manuscripts submitted for peer-reviewed process. His responsibilities include:

  • Not to disclose any information on submitted manuscripts before publication of the manuscript.
  • To maintain the transparency on manuscript receipt, review process and reviewer's feedback to authors. He should maintain all the records and always be willing to publish retractions, rectifications, and erratum when required.
  • To assess manuscripts for their quality and intellectual content without any biased decisions based on discrimination of gender, location, or religion of the author(s).
  • To conduct plagiarism check before the manuscript is further processed for review.
  • To evaluate manuscripts on their academic merit and should be free of any commercial or self-interests.
  • To investigate promptly any misconduct in research and manuscript submission and in the peer review process. The issues, if any should be resolved with due diligence.

Reviewers' Responsibilities

  • To providing a detailed and unbiased evaluation in a timely manner on the content of the manuscript.
  • To Indicate originality and scientific accuracy of the content of manuscript.
  • To maintaining the confidentiality of the review process.
  • To inform the journal editor about any financial or personal conflict of interest and his decision declining to review the manuscript when a possibility of such a conflict exists.
  • To inform the editor of any ethical concerns in their evaluation of submitted manuscripts;

Authors' Responsibilities

  • To ensure that all the work reported in the manuscript is original and free from any kind of plagiarism.
  • To confirm that by submitting a manuscript the author(s) accept scientific and ethical responsibility (with respect to plagiarism, forgery of data, multiple reporting or publishing identical research results, abuse of authorship, or any other form of academic misdemeanour).
  • To ensure the accuracy of the collected data in the manuscript. A paper should contain enough detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. The work should not have been published elsewhere or submitted to any other journal(s) at the same time.
  • To acknowledge clearly any potential conflict of interest.
  • To acknowledge properly the other's (individual/company/institution) work which is used in the manuscript and permission must be obtained from any content used from other sources.
  • The listing of contributors must be clearly done as author (author must ensure that he/she has written entirely original works) and co-author(s). All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. However, the others with less participation in the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper.
  • To ensure that there no plagiarism in any form (text, exhibit, tables, figures) is exhibited in manuscript. It is considered as unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
  • To ensure that manuscript containing same research work submitted to SIESJOM for publication is not submitted to other journals as it constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and it is not acceptable.
  • An author should not submit the manuscript for consideration to SIESJOM if he/she has submitted the same for consideration or already published in another journal.

An author(s) should not use the information, which is obtained privately or from unauthorised sources, should not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.

Self - Declaration



I/We,.................................………….................., the author(s) of the article titled ........................................................................ .......................... .......................... ................ .................... ................ ................... ........, which is submitted to the SIES Journal of Management, do hereby declare that the article is the original work of the undersigned(s) and has not been reproduced from any other source. I/we also declare that neither has this article been published elsewhere nor has it been submitted anywhere else for publication.

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