Guidelines for Authors


The IIS University Journal of Commerce & Management (JCM) invites Papers presenting original research in the field of Commerce & Management (including General Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Finance, International Business, Information Technology, and Emerging Paradigms in Commerce & Management). Papers are subsequently peer-reviewed, in consultation with our Editorial Committee. Scholars interested in getting their work published in JCM are urged to carefully read the detailed guidelines before submission.


Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts are invited in the following categories: Research Article, Review Article, General Article, Case Study and Book Review.

The manuscript should be typewritten (Times New Roman-12 font size), double-spaced, with one inch margin on all sides. A clear and specific title should be given to the manuscript. The pages should be numbered serially throughout the paper. Illustrations and other materials reproduced from other publications must be properly credited.


Categories of Manuscripts

  • Research Article (not exceeding 5000 words) - should include in-depth analysis and recent findings. It should contain the following sections (a) Abstract (around 250 words), (b) Key words (not more than 5, listed alphabetically), (c) Acknowledgement (if any). Where possible, the research article may follow the given structure: Introduction, Material and Methods, Result and Discussion.
  • Review Article (not exceeding 5000 words) – is expected to survey and discuss current developments in a field. It should be well focused and organized, and avoid a general ‘textbook’ style.\
  • General Article (not exceeding 3000 words) discussing current trends in research in a field that would be of interest to readers outside the field. These include interdisciplinary topics related to commerce & management. The articles should include an abstract, introductory paragraph, brief subheads at appropriate places, illustrations that will help a general reader, and references.
  • Case Study (not exceeding 3000 words) – should describe a real life situation faced, or a decision or an action taken by an individual or by an organization at the strategic, functional, or operational level. Case studies should be accompanied by a teaching note.
  • Book Review (not exceeding 2000 words) – should contain a scholarly review of any recent publication in the relevant discipline.


Works Cited

In APA style, in-text citations are placed within sentences and paragraphs so that it is clear what information is being quoted or paraphrased and whose information is being cited.

List of Works Cited

Works cited in the text of a Research Paper must appear in a List of Works Cited. This list provides the information necessary to identify and verify each source.

  • Order: Entries should be arranged in alphabetical order by authors' last names. Sources without authors are arranged alphabetically by title within the same list.
  • Book with one author: Author Last name, Initials. (Year). Title, Publisher, Place of publication.
  • Book with more than one author: Author Last Name, Initials., Co Author Last Name, Initials. (Year). Title, Publisher, Place of publication.
  • Print Journal article: Author Last name, Initials. (Year). “Article title”, Journal title, volume number (Issue number), page numbers.
  • Print Journal article, with more than one author: Author Last Name, Initials., Co Author Last Name, Initials. (Year). “Article title”, Journal title, volume number (Issue number), page numbers.
  • E-journal article: Author Last name, Initials. (Year). “Article title”, [Electronic Version] Journal title, volume number (Issue number), page numbers.
  • Print Newspaper article: Author Last name, Initials. (Year Month Day of publication). Article title.
  • Website: Author Last name, Initials. (Date published if available; Specify “N.D.” if no date available). Title of article. Retrieved from: URL.
  • Blogs: Author Last name, Initials. (Year Month Day of publishing). Title of the Article. Retrieved from: URL.
  • Government agency or other organization publication: Name of agency. (Year). Title, (Series information), Publisher, Place of publication.
  • Thesis: Author Last name, Initials. (Year). Title of dissertation, (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Name of Institution, Location.

Tables and Figures / Illustrations

All tables must be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals (Table 1, Table 2 and so on) in the order of appearance in the text. A short descriptive title should appear above each table with a clear legend, and any footnotes suitably identified below. Give the source of the table and any notes immediately below the table in a caption. Any other type of illustrative visual material – e.g. a photograph, map, line drawing, graph, or chart – should be labeled Figure (usually abbreviated Fig.), assigned an Arabic numeral, and given a caption, along with the source.

Photographs/figures should be in JPEG/TIFF format with high resolution and graphs should be on a separate excel sheet.


Submission of Article

A soft copy of the manuscript, along with a cover letter and copyright form, should be sent to The Editor, The IIS University Journal of Commerce & Management at


Or, a hard copy can be sent to the address below:

The Editor,

The IIS University Journal of Commerce & Management

Gurukul Marg, SFS, Mansarovar, Jaipur – 302020

Rajasthan (India)

The journal is multidisciplinary; therefore research and review papers of general significance that are written clearly and are well organized will be given preference. Manuscripts that do not adhere to the prescribed format will be rejected.

A covering letter must accompany the submission and should include the name, preferred academic or professional affiliation, address, fax and telephone numbers, and email address of the corresponding author and co author(s)

After a manuscript has been accepted, PDF proofs will be made available to the authors in due course. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that there are no errors in the proof.


Authors are required to submit a copyright form, duly filled in, along with the manuscript