General Information :
It is important that the major findings of your study are intelligible to all readers, including those who are not specialists in the field. Please follow these guidelines:
- The manuscript should be arranged in the following order:
Title, author(s), name(s) of institution(s) and
Discussion and hypothesis (if applicable)
Procedures for collecting data (if applicable)
Results (if applicable), figures and tables with legends
International and managerial implications
- The entire manuscript must be single spaced, left aligned and in Times New Roman, font size 12 points.
- There should be a blank line between paragraphs with the first line of each paragraph indented 0.5 inch (12 mm.)
- All headings (e.g. Abstract, Introduction, etc.) should be bold typeface, font size 12 point and centered with one blank line before and one blank line after the headings.
- All subheadings, if any, should be bold typeface, font size 12 point and left aligned on a separate line with one blank line before the subheadings. There should be no blank line after the subheadings.
- Number all pages including figures and tables.
- The manuscript should NOT exceed 8000 words.
Title page and Abstract :
- The abstract should succinctly and clearly describe the major points reported in the manuscript. It should not exceed 300 words and should be understandable in itself, since it is frequently used without the entire manuscript.
- The manuscript should start with title, centered on the top line with no period at the end, followed by a blank line.
- The title should be as short and informative as possible (not to exceed two lines).
The font size of the title is 24 point bold typeface (not Italic).
- Use title case (i.e., first letter of a word should be capitalized but not prepositions and conjunctions). For example: “Theoretical Considerations and Limitations in Organized Labor”.
- Do not submit the title in all capital letters (e.g. do not use THE LABOR SHORTAGE.)
Avoid abbreviations in the title (e.g., use Human Resource Investments in India, not HRIs in India).
- Use short and descriptive subtitles, if any.
- Below the title list the author(s), first, middle name or initial followed by a period, and last name followed by a comma, all authors’ names on one line.
- DO NOT use all capital letters for the authors’ first or last names.
- Denote the corresponding author with an asterisk (*) beside that individual’s name. Editor and reviewer comments, as well as author proofs if the submission is accepted for publication, will be sent electronically to that individual.
- Below the authors should be a blank line.
- List the institutional affiliations. Do not abbreviate name of institutions (e.g., use Rochester Institute of Technology, not RIT). Do not submit institutional affiliations in all capital letters.
- List email addresses of the author(s).
- There should be no blank lines in the section on the author’s information.
- There should be two blank lines between the author’s information and the word “Abstract”.
- The word “Abstract” should be centered, font size 12 points
There should be one blank line between the word “Abstract” and the text of the abstract.
- If acronyms or abbreviations are used, the term should be first indicated in full followed by the short form (e.g. Management Employee Relationships (MER)).
- Review your title and abstract carefully to make sure they convey your essential points succinctly and clearly.
The body of the Manuscript :
- The Introduction should present the purpose of the studies reported and their relationship to earlier work in the field. It should not be an extensive review of the literature nor, in general, exceed one typed page.
- anguage of the submission should be edited for clear, concise wording; proper English sentence structure; consistency; typographical errors; grammar; and spelling OR you may obtain the assistance of a professional copyeditor.
- Each Section should start with a heading (e.g. Introduction), centered, bold typeface with one blank line before and one blank line after the headings. Do not use all capital letters in the heading.
- Subheadings should be bold typeface, left aligned and with one blank line before the subheadings. There should be no blank line after the subheadings. Do not use all capital letters in the subheading.
Keep the number of references to a minimum necessary for your citations. .
- All reference should be numbered in order of appearance in the text.
- The number of references should be limited to 40 references.
- All references listed at the end of your manuscript must be included within in-text citations.
- The number of references should be limited to 40 references. References and endnotes should follow the style of the American Psychological Association (APA).