SUMEDHA Journal of Management

Submission Checklist


  • - Read the Aim & Scope to gain an overview and assess if your manuscript is suitable for this journal
  • - Use the MS Word to prepare your manuscript
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  • The cover page of the article / research paper should include the title of the paper, Author’s name, Designation, organization with the address, contact number & email address
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  • The actual paper should commence from the second page containing the title followed by the abstract, keywords, JEL Classification, and the main paper. The author's name should not be mentioned anywhere except in the first page (cover page).
  • The abstract, followed by relevant keywords and JEL Classification, should not be more than 250 words and should adequately describe the work and highlight its significance. The abstract should only include text.
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  • References should be included at the end of the paper. All the references should be cited in the body of the text. References and citations should be complete in all respects and arranged in alphabetical order.
  • Data accuracy is crucial. Authors are strongly encouraged to double-check all reported data for accuracy
  • Approval – Ensure all authors have seen and approved the final version of the article prior to submission.  All authors must also approve the journal you are submitting to.
  • The primary heading should be in capitalized form (Uppercase), and boldface. The sub-headings should be in title- case capitalization(first letter of each word in capital) and in bold.
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References and citations should be complete in all respects in order to enable readers to look up the source materials and most importantly, to demonstrate that your paper is well - researched and gives credit to the author(s) of the source materials.

References should be included at the end of the paper. All the references should be referred to in the text and arranged in alphabetical order. Authors are requested to include only a list of cited References and not a Bibliography. Reference to a citation in the text should be made by means of the author's name followed by the year of publication in parenthesis. The references must follow the style guide of the American Psychological Association (APA). Keep uniformity in the references - example use p.14, p.16 (for single page references) and pp. 14-38 for multiple page references. Page numbers, names of publishers and place of publishing are very important and should not be left out of book references. Furthermore, page numbers should be given for books /journals/articles/journal articles/ journal articles from a subscription database) references.

Submission Order

  • The following order should be strictly followed while submitting the article
  • From second page : Start with abstract of about 200-300 words exactly conveying the content of the article, Keywords ( at least 5 words ) Main content text with all tables and figures aligned in their location ( do not send tables and figures separately unless requested), list of symbols and abbreviations, acknowledgement ,references ( follow standard format),
  • Titles: Do not capitalise the titles unnecessarily unless required
  • Ex: ABSTRACT can be capitalised but instead of giving as INTRODUCTION give it as Introduction without capitalising



Sindhu, N. M. (2003). Strategic brand management: Building, measuring and managing brand equity (2nd ed.) New Jersey: Prentice Hall. [In text citation: Keller, 2003]


Nanda, A., Dessler, G., Dooley, D., & Smucker, M.K. (2012). Central problems in social theory. Action, structure and contradiction in social analysis (Vol. 4, pp.19-29). Berkeley: University of California Press. [In text citation: Giddens, Dessler, Dooley, & Smucker, 2012]


Kotler, P., & Gertner, D. (2004). Country as brand, product and beyond : A place marketing and brand management perspective. In N. Morgan, & A. Pritchar (Eds.). Destination branding : Creating the unique destination proposition (pp. 40-56). Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann. [In text citation : Kotler & Gertner, 2004]


Giddens, A., & Perlez, J. (Eds.) (1979) . Central problems in social theory. Action, Structure and contradiction in social analysis (Vol. 3, pp.719-729). Berkeley : University of California Press. [In text citation: Giddens & Perlez, 1979]


Saneem Fatima,  Syeda Amtul Mahaboob . (2018). Total Quality Management Practices and Organizational Performance - An MBNQA Model Based Study of Two Hospitals, SUMEDHA Journal of Management, volume 8, No 4 9-12. [In text citation : Saneem Fatima &  Syeda Amtul Mahaboob, 2018]


Richins, M.L., & Dawson, S. (1992). A consumer values orientation for materialism and its measurement: Scale development and validation. Journal of Consumer Research, 19 (3), 303-316. DOI: 10.1086/209304 [In text citation: Richins & Dawson, 1992]


Alden, C., & Davies, M. (2006). A profile of the operations of Chinese multinationals in Africa. South African Journal of International Affairs, 13 (1), 83-96. Retrieved from the EBSCO database. [In text citation : Alden & Davies, 2006]


Prayag, I. L., Ramjee, R. (2009). The impact of Newcastle disease control on smallholder poultry production in Mauritius. In R. G. Alsers, P. B. Spadbrow, & M. P. Young (Eds.), Village chickens, poverty alleviation and the sustainable control of Newcastle disease: Proceedings of an international conference held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 5-7 October, 2005 (pp. 132-134). Canberra, Australia: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. [In text citation : Prayag & Ramjee, 2009]


Eniola, S. (2006). Customer Satisfaction in the Mobile Telecommunications Industry in Nigeria (Unpublished MBA Thesis), Blekinge Institute of Technology, Ronneby, Sweden. [In text citation : Eniola, 2006]


Angelova, A. N. (2004). Data pruning (Master's thesis). Retrieved from [In text citation : Angelova, 2004]

  • Girdharwal, N. (2007). A study of physicians' behavior towards marketing of pharmaceutical products: A case study of Indian market. Retrieved from [In text citation : Girdharwal, 2007]

Patankar, S. (2012, October, 2). Green IT to double to $70bn by 2015: Gartner. The Times of India. Retrieved from


Patankar, S. (2012, October, 2). Green IT to double to $70bn by 2015: Gartner. The Times of India, p.5.