The Director / HOD,
School of Management Studies / Department of Management Studies

Dear Sir/Madam,
Sub: Call for Research Papers for publication in NIMS Journal of Management Research
(NIMS JMR) ISSN 2278 – 2362 Greetings from the National Institute of Management Studies (NIMS). NIMS takes immense pleasure in inviting original unpublished Research Papers for its Bi-annual Refereed National Journal "NIMS Journal of Management Research" from Academicians, Industry Analysts as well as Policy makers and Consultants. The journal proposes to cover quality research papers pertaining to issues of current interest in all functional areas of management. Each of the papers published in the journal will be selected through a rigorous reviewing and screening process.
Important Dates for June 2014 issue –
Deadline to submit full paper: March 31, 2014
Notification of accepted papers / needed restructuring: April 10, 2014
Deadline to submit revised full paper (in the prescribed format): April 30, 2014

Please find enclosed guidelines for submission. Do circulate this among colleagues interested in participating. If you have any query regarding the journal, kindly contact us at the below mentioned address. Look forward to research articles.
Yours Sincerely,
Dr. G. Srikanth
Encl: Guidelines

National Institute of Management Studies, Chennai, a Stand alone B-School of the flag ship Hindustan Group of Institutions, approved by the AICTE New Delhi and affiliated to University of Madras, was established in 2004. It is situated on the IT Corridor at Karapakkam in an excellent educational scenario of lush green campus environment and easy road connectivity.
National Institute of Management Studies offers Full Time Two Years MBA Course with a phenomenal learning facility and profound professional ambience, under the pursuit of the Business School Environment. We offer a plethora of professionally anchored knowledge base coupled with career oriented academic curriculum. NIMS has a mix of highly experienced faculty members from both academic and industry along with well equipped digital library, central library and sophisticated computer lab to enhance the knowledge and wisdom to the students.
NIMS consists of the state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities and high quality education system which will meet the requirements of Corporate, Consultancies and Academia.
Manuscripts should be submitted in both soft as well as hard copy to the Editor of the journal. It should be typed in Times New Roman font size 12, with 1.5 line spacing and with margins of one inch on all sides. The normal size of a paper is about 10 pages.
Cover Page: Manuscript of a paper should have a cover page providing the title of the paper, the name(s), address(es), phone, fax numbers and e-mail address(es) of all authors and acknowledgements if any. In order to facilitate anonymous review of the papers, please restrict the author-related information only to the cover page.
Abstract: Following the cover page, there should be an 'abstract' page, which should contain the title of the paper, the subtitle 'Abstract' and a summary of the paper in single space, not exceeding 150 words. The text of the paper should not start on this page, but on a fresh page with the title of the paper repeated.
Structure of the paper: The paper should start with the title, followed by Introduction, Objectives, Methodology, Analysis, Findings, Suggestion and Conclusion. The statistical tools employed should be brought out in analysis.
References: Indicate the position of the reference in the text within brackets by the author's last name and the year of publication; e.g.: '(Gupta C.B. 2010)' or incorporate it into a sentence, eg: 'as pointed out by Prof.Renu Misra and Dr.Neha Parashar (2008). At the end of the text, references should be listed in the alphabetical order of the last names of the authors, in single line spacing with a title REFERENCES. APA style of referencing should be followed.
Notes: Do not use footnotes. Minimize endnotes. If they are unavoidable, number them serially in the text using superscript and list them together on a separate sheet under the heading NOTES immediately following the text of the paper. Notes are not for citing a reference but for offering a significant explanation, which is important for understanding the text, but is tangential to the main idea discussed therein. Figures and Tables: Each Figure/Table should be along with the relevant text and figures and tables are to be separately numbered and titled.
Revised manuscripts: The articles are reviewed by the Editorial committee for preliminary suitability and content and clarifications required, if any are sought from the authors. After Editorial committee is satisfied, the articles are sent to the expert committee members. At the end of the blind review process, the editor informs the author about the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript. On acceptance, the author is expected to incorporate the modifications suggested by the reviewers, if any, and submit a soft copy and a hard copy of the final revised manuscript. The Editorial Committee reserves the right to make editorial amendments in the final draft to suit the journal's requirements.
Processing fee: The authors whose papers are selected for publication should remit a processing fee of Rs.750/-for single author paper and for Co-authors, additional Rs.350/- per author should be remitted with a maximum of 3 authors per paper. Policy against simultaneous submission: Authors should ensure that the manuscript submitted to NIMS is not simultaneously submitted to any other journal or publisher. Similarly, it should not be submitted anywhere else during the pendency of the review process which will take about 3-6 months. Once a manuscript is accepted by or published in NIMS, it becomes the property of NIMS, whose permission is required for any operations covered by the Copyright Act.

The official editorial address of NIMS is:
Dr. G. Srikanth, B.E., MBA, Ph.D, PGDMM, PGDMM, PGDCA
Editor-in-Chief, NIMS Journal of Management Research,
National Institute of Management Studies,
KCG Nagar, Old Mahabalipuram Road,
Karapakkam, Chennai – 600 097, Tamil Nadu.
Ph: 044-65384011
Email: admin@nimschennai.com / research@nimschennai.com
Website: www.nimschennai.com

Corresponding Editor:
Dr.O.S. Saravanan, M.Com, M.Sc., MBA, ICWAI – Inter, Ph.D
Assistant Professor

Dr. Nirmala Kumari, Ph.D
Associate Professor

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