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Manuscript Submission Guidelines for VISION—The Journal of Business Perspective
Full length articles (5000–7000 words): Original high-quality research papers
Management Cases (5000–7000 words) and Case Analyses (1000–1700 words)
Review Articles (up to 5000 words): Critical literature review of published work
Viewpoints (1000–3000 words): Opinion-based articles
Book reviews (800–1200 words) and Conference Reports (1000–1500 words) are also welcome.
All submissions are subject to double-blind peer-review.
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
2. Articles should be written in MS Word, Times New Roman font, and should be submitted in soft copy. Manuscripts should be submitted with the cover page bearing only the title of the article, author/s’ names, designations, official addresses, phone/fax numbers, and email addresses. Author/s’ name should not appear on any other page. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
3. All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words and 4–6 keywords.
4. Use British spellings in all cases rather than American spellings (hence, ‘programme’ not ‘program’, ‘labour’ not ‘labor’, and ‘centre’ and not ‘center’).
5. Use ‘z’ spellings instead of ‘s’ spellings. This means that words ending with ‘-ise’, ‘isation’, etc., will be spelt with ‘z’ (e.g., ‘recognize’, ‘organize’, ‘civilize’).
6. Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes only to be used within single 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 one space with a line space above and below. Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
7. Use ‘twentieth 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 per cent, not %). Use thousands and millions, not lakhs and crores.
8. Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimized, but used consistently.
9. Tables and figures to be indicated by numbers separately (see Table 1), not by placement (see Table below). Present each table and figure on a separate sheet of paper, gathering them together at the end of the article. All Figures and Tables should be cited in the text. Sources for figures and tables should be mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.
10. A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article. Guidelines specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition) must be followed.
Inverted names: In each reference, authors’ names are inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six authors and then use et al. after the sixth author’s name.
Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.
Chronological listing: If you have more than one work by the same author(s), list them in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest.
Sentence case: In references, follow sentence case for the titles of papers, books, articles, etc.
Title case: In references, Journal titles are put in title case.
Hochschild, A.R. (1983). The Managed heart: Commercialization of human feeling. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Article in an edited book
Van Maanen, J., & Kunda, G. (1989). Real feelings: Emotional expression and organizational culture. In L.L. Cummings, & B.M. Staw (Eds), Research in Organizational Behavior (pp. 43–103). Greenwich CT: AI Press.
Akaike, H. (1973). Information theory and an extension of the maximum likelihood principle. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Information Theory (pp. 267–281). Budapest, Hungary: Akademiai Kiado.
Article from the web
Hort, L., Barrett, M., & Fullop, L. (2001). Doing hard labor: Gendered emotional labor in academic management. Retrieved from www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/ejrot/cms conference/2001/Papers/Gender/Hort
Harris, L.C. (2002). The emotional labor of barristers: An exploration of emotional labor by status professionals. Journal of Management Studies, 39(4), 553–584.
11. The reference to other works should be provided in the text using citations written in the author-date method.
Author-date method: Follow the author-date method of in-text citation, e.g., (Morris, 2000).
Quotes: When directly quoting from a work, include the page number in the citation.
One Work by One Author: (Morris, 2000)
One Work by Multiple Authors: (Morris and Feldman, 2000)
One Work by Three or More Authors: (Morris et al., 2000)
Works with No Author: Cite the first few words of the reference list entry (usually the title) and the year, for example, (‘Study Finds’, 1982).
Two or More Works by Different Authors in One Citation: (Morris, 1980; Rafaeli, 1988; Sachs and Blackmore, 1998)
Two or More Works by the Same Author(s) in One Citation: (Sachs and Blackmore, 1998, 1999)
Two or More Works Published in the Same Year by the Same Author(s): (Morris, 1980a, 1980b, 1980c)
Authors with the Same Last Name: To prevent confusion, use first initials with the last names: (T.V. Rao, 2001; M.K. Rao, 1998).
Work Discussed in Secondary Source: In the text, name the original work, and give a citation for the secondary source. For example, if Seidenberg and McClelland’s work is cited in Coltheart et al. and you did not read the original work, list the Coltheart et al. reference in the References. In the text, use the following citation: In Seidenberg and McClelland’s study (as cited in Coltheart, Curtis, Atkins, and Haller, 1993)....
12. Book reviews must have details like name of author/editor and title of the book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, year of publication, number of pages and price.
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