Preparation of Manuscript

Submission Checklist 

  1. Read the Aims & Scope to gain an overview and assess if your manuscript is suitable for this journal
  2. Use the Microsoft Word template to prepare your manuscript according to the Journal Guidelines
  3. Read the Research and Publication Ethics guidelines and ensure that they are reflected in your manuscript
  4. Make sure that issues about publication ethics, copyright, authorship, plagiarism, conflict of interest, etc have been appropriately considered. Read the policy documents under " Guidelines For Authors" on the main page
  5. Ensure that all authors have approved the content of the submitted manuscript.

Type of Publications:

Journal of Innovative Research in Management Sciences (JIRMS) has no restrictions on the length of manuscripts, provided that the text is concise and comprehensive. The manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Innovative Research in Management Sciences should neither have been published before nor be under consideration for publication in another journal. Duplicate submissions, if detected, will be dealt with by the journal's ethical committee.

The main article types are as follows:

  1. Original Research Articles: The journal considers all original research manuscripts provided that the work reports scientifically sound experiments and provides a substantial amount of new information. The quality and impact of the study will be considered during peer review. A manuscript must have a minimum of thirty (30) references within the last five (05) years at the time of submission in the reference section of studies published in the impact factor research journal of academically/technologically advanced countries.
  2. Review Articles: The journal considers novel review articles that provide critical, constructive analysis of the literature in specific fields through summary, classification, analysis, and comparison in a given area of research. To make a research paper contemporaneous in terms of literature, It is mandatory for the authors that at the time of manuscript submission, 85% of all cited work should be less than three years old, and the remaining 15% should not be older than five years except for theories.
  1. Preprints and Conference papers: “Journal of Innovative Research in Management Sciences” does not accept/publish preprint and conference proceedings.


Journal of Innovative Research in Management Sciences should be submitted through the online submission system. The submitting author, who is generally the corresponding author, is responsible for the manuscript during the submission and peer-review process. The submitting author must ensure that all eligible co-authors have been included in the author list and that they have all read and approved the submitted version of the manuscript.


Research Article manuscripts should comprise:

  • Frontmatter: Title, Author names list, Affiliations (Designation, Department, University), E-mails, Structured Abstract, Keywords, JEL Codes.
  • Main Body: Introduction, Objective, Literature Review, Research Methodology and Design, Results, Discussion, Limitations, Conclusions & Future Direction.
  • Back matter Acknowledgments, Author Contributions, Conflicts of Interest, References.

Front Matter:

These sections should appear in all manuscript types

  • Title: The title of your manuscript should be concise, specific, and relevant. It should identify if the study is a systematic review, meta-analysis, or replication study.
  • Author List and Affiliations: Authors' full first and last names must be provided. The initials of any middle name can be added. The standard format is used for affiliations: Designation, Department, University, and complete address information including city, state/province, country, and all email addresses. At least one author should be designated as the corresponding author, and his or her e-mail address and other details should be included at the end of the affiliation section.
  • Abstract: The abstract should be a total of about 250 words maximum. To have better information about the whole methodology, problem statement, key findings, and novelty of the article to the readers the journal has adopted the “emerald publishing" abstract format having sub-sections (1)Purpose, (2) Study design/methodology/approach, (3).Findings, (4).Originality/value). Followed by (Research limitations/implications, Practical implications) if relevant to the study.
  • Keywords: Three to five pertinent keywords need to be added after the abstract. We recommend that the keywords are specific to the article, yet reasonably common within the subject discipline.
  • JEL Codes: The "JEL" classification system originated with the Journal of Economic Literature and is a standard method of classifying scholarly literature in the relevant research field. We recommend that the key JEL codes should be provided that cover the specific study.

Main Body:

  • Introduction: The introduction should briefly place the study in a broad context and highlight why it is important. It should define the purpose of the work and its significance, including specific hypotheses being tested. The current state of the research field should be reviewed carefully and key publications cited. Please highlight controversial and diverging hypotheses when necessary.
  • objective of Study: briefly mention the main aim of the work and highlight the main conclusions. Keep the introduction comprehensible to scientists working outside the topic of the paper.
  • Literature Review: the literature review must be brief and relevant to the work. This part of the study must be prepared according to instructions given in Section Type of Publication.
  • Research Methodology and Design: They should be described with sufficient detail to allow others to replicate and build on published results. New methods and protocols should be described in detail while well-established methods can be briefly described and appropriately cited. Give the name and version of any software used and make clear whether the computer code used is available. Include any pre-registration codes.
  • Results: Provide a concise and precise description of the experimental results, their interpretation as well as the experimental conclusions that can be drawn.
  • Discussion: Authors should discuss the results and how they can be interpreted from the perspective of previous studies and of the working hypotheses. The findings and their implications should be discussed in the broadest context possible and the limitations of the work highlighted. Future research directions may also be mentioned. This section may be combined with Results.
  • Conclusions: This section is not mandatory, but can be added to the manuscript if the discussion is unusually long or complex.
  • References: To eliminate common citation mistakes, the journal has made it mandatory in manuscript submission guidelines that, in-text-citations and bibliographies should be done with “EndNote Application software” and hyperlink in-text citations with bibliography to help readers gauge the validity of their material. The reference should be written in APA style. 

Preparing Figures, Schemes, and Tables

Tables, Figures must be in a sufficiently high resolution (minimum 1000 pixels width/height, or a resolution of 300 dpi or higher

  • All Figures and Tables should be inserted into the main text close to their first citation and must be numbered following their number of appearance (Figure 1, Scheme 1, Figure 2, Scheme 2, Table 1, etc.).
  • All Figures and Tables should have a short explanatory title and caption.
  • All table columns should have an explanatory heading. To facilitate the copy-editing of larger tables, smaller fonts may be used, but no less than 8 pt. in size. Authors should use the Table option of Microsoft Word to create tables.
  • Tables must not be sent in non-editable picture format.