Editorial Policy

The journal commits to following the ethical editorial policy as recommended by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Manuscripts submitted for publication are first screened for suitability with the stated Aims and Scope of the journal, before being subjected to a plagiarism check using Turnitin. The Editorial Office will assess the similarity report for each manuscript (it is recommended that submissions have less than 1% single-source similarity and overall similarity less than 20%).

Manuscripts that pass both stages are then further assessed by a Pre-Review Committee of subject experts who recommend whether a submission should be considered for in-depth peer review, or rejected at this stage. The Committee might also recommend that a manuscript be revised before sending for in-depth review.

Selected submissions are then sent in for a double-blind peer review on the basis of which further decisions regarding acceptance/rejection/ revision are taken.

Those manuscripts that are received after revision will be subject to further editorial scrutiny and peer review before a decision is made regarding acceptance/ rejection/ revision.

Authors will be kept informed at all stages of the submission, review and publication process through e-mail. It is estimated that desk rejections will be informed within a week of submission. Rejection by the Pre- Review Committee might be communicated after a month or two from the date of submission. Decisions after the first level of peer review may be expected around 4 months from the date of submission.

At no stage do we charge any fee from authors.

Please note that the journal reserves the right to make editorial modifications to the final accepted manuscripts to make them suitable for publication.

Archiving Policy

Print copies of every quarterly issue of the Journal is kept for display in the Library of SCMS Cochin School of Business, and all the back copies of the journal since its inception in 2004, are archived in the library store. The digital copy of every journal since its inception in 2004, is available for free download on the Journal website.

Legal requirements

The Journal has been registered with The Registrar of Newspapers Society of India as per Reg. No. KERENG/2009/32718.

ISSN listed in Paris Print

The Journal has been listed as ISSN-0973- 3167.

Copyright of journals:

Copyright of all contents in the journal including articles published therein is held by the SCMS Journal of Indian Management.