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How to Submit Your Articles (an open access journal)

Download Our Sample Article from the link and prepare your manuscript accordingly, once you are satisfied with the formatting upload the formatted MS Word file through Online Submission. After receiving the article, an identification number will be generated instantly and mailed to the person submitting document.

Please fill in all the necessary information into the submission page and in case of any difficulty in submission please inform our helpline on Contact Us Page above.

Articles not conforming to the style and submission requirements will be sent back within 48 hours for further working and resubmission.

Completely submitted articles will be sent to the editors for desk review that can take further 48 hours.

Article Types

Authors may submit any types of research which is unique, interesting and beneficial, some main types of articles published in IJMRM:

1. View Points (reviews of fundamental concepts or prevalent ideas in a field)

2. Original Research (include hypothesis, background study, methods, results, interpretation of findings, and implications)

3. Case Studies (a practical situation contributing significantly to the existing knowledge on the field)

4. Review Articles (literature reviews, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses)

Review Process

After desk review the article will be either sent back for improvements or sent to reviewers for blind review. Article will be sent simultaneously to two reviewers which reduces time of review but considering the busy schedule of reviewers this process can take up to two weeks.

Based upon reviewer comments, the article will be accepted without revisions, accepted with revisions or rejected.

An Author will be informed with the status of the article via email to corresponding author’s address, however you can track the progress of an article anytime from the track your article link on the web page.

Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewer’s comments to authors within 2 weeks. The editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are pending for revision. It is the goal of the IJMRM to publish accepted manuscripts within 2 weeks after submission.

Regular articles

All the pages, starting from the very first one, should be numbered and there should be double-spacing between the texts. The title of the article should be brief and compact with the title page containing the author’s/authors’ full name and his/their affiliations alongwith name of the corresponding author, his/her contact number (telephone or mobile), fax number and e-mail address. All these details are mandatory for publishing on the research paper publication websites.

Abstract should between 100-250 words and written in past tense, using third person grammar, complete sentences, active verbs, standard nomenclature and without abbreviations. Furthermore, it should be precise and self-explanatory; explaining the topic, state and scope of article, with inclusion of substantial data and indication of observations and conclusions. The abstract should be followed by 3-6 keywords should be listed for indexing of references.

The introduction of article should contain accurate narrative of problem, literature pertinent to the subject matter, proposed methodological approach and the final solution. The language content should be simple and easily comprehensible to readers belonging from a range of scientific disciplines.

All the experimental sources and procedures should have a complete description to facilitate further repetition of the experiments as per provided descriptions. Whereas, for previously published procedures, the article should cite details; and also include a brief description for modifications, if any. The new procedures should be followed by their description. Trade names should be capitalized with inclusion of the manufacturer’s name and address. Sub-headings can be used as required.

There should be precision in and clarity in the results. Past tense should be used for description of both earlier and current experimental observations and conclusions. The conclusions should not contain any literature reference and should be described in a few sentences at the end of the paper. Assumptions, deliberations or interpretation of data should be included in the discussion sections instead of results section. The discussions are deliberations on contemporary observations and past annotations related to the main topic. The results and discussion sections may contain sub-headings and both sections can also be combined if required.

People, contributions and funds etc. should be acknowledged in brief.

The tables used should be simple and should be used sparingly with double spacing from heading to foot notes. Each table should start on a new page; with a heading and narration; and should be numbered using the Arabic-Hindu numerals (1,2,3…). Tables should be self-explanatory without any textual reference. The details of experimental procedures should be described in the narration and not in text and there should be no data repetition in the tables/graph.

Graphical representations should start from a new page and should be arranged in the numerical order. MS Word/Excel should be used for preparing graphs and tables. Figures should be labeled using the Arabic-Hindu numerals and upper case letters should be used for labeling of their parts (Fig 1). All descriptions /narrations should have a title and provide sufficient details for understanding without any need of reading the text and should not contain repetitive information.

References

References should contain the author’s name followed by date of reference in parentheses. In case of multiple authors, the first author’s name should be followed by ‘et al’. If author has published two or more manuscripts in same year, the reference should be marked by lower case letters ‘a’ and ‘b’ after the date to differentiate between the works, both in text and reference list.

References should be arranged alphabetically at the end of paper. Only published articles could be used as a reference. The articles under preparation, articles submitted for publication, unpublished observations, and personal communications etc. should not be included in the reference list but instead should be mentioned in article text (e.g., A. Kingori, University of Nairobi, Kenya, personal communication). It is the sole responsibility of authors to ensure accuracy of references.

Format for in-text referencing

Vikas (2008), (Steddy et al., 2012), (Kelebeni, 1983), (Singh and Chandra, 1992), (Chege, 1998; Gold, 1987a, b; Blake, 1993, 1995).

References at the end of the article

1)      Tan, A., Voegtline, M., Bekele, S., Chen, C.S. and Aroian, R.V. (2008): Expression of Cry5B protein from Bacillus thuringiensis in plant roots confers resistance to root-knot nematode. Biol. Control., 47: 97-102.

2)      Pandey, R. and Kalra, A. (2003): Root knot disease of Ashwagandha Withania Somnifera and its eco-friendly, cost effective management. J. Mycol. Pl. Pathol., 33(2): 240-245.

3)      Charnley, A.K. (1992): Mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis in insects with particular reference to locusts. In: Lomer CJ, Prior C (eds) Biological Controls of Locusts and Grasshoppers: Proceedings of an international workshop held at Cotonou, Benin. Oxford: CAB International, pp. 181-190.

4)      Aneja, A. (November, 14 2016): State media praises Modi, but says he can learn from China's crusade against corruption. The Hindu

5)      (http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/State-media-praises-Modi-but-says-he-can-learn-from-China-crusade-against-corruption/article16445235.ece) (Website referencing)

6)      As India struggles for its next Rs 2,000, new currency seized across country can fill gunny bags. (2016, December 10). Indian Express, p. 5 (Newspaper referencing)

7)      Legislative department, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India (2016, March 26), The Real Estate Regulation And Development Act, 2016 retrieved from (www.indiacode.nic.in/acts-in-pdf/2016/201616.pdf) (reports downloaded from the websites)

Short Communications

Short communications should contain up to three pictures and one table because they represent a complete study with limited scope than those found in full-length articles.

Proofs, Reprints and manuscript charges:

Electronic proofs would be sent to the corresponding author as a PDF file attachment via e-mail. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage and page proofs should be considered the final version of the manuscript. IJMRM is responsible for online publishing of the articles and authors will have free unlimited electronic access to the full text (PDF) of the article for download and reproduction purposes.

The accepted manuscripts will be published online free of cost, but the authors have to pay very nominal processing fees which will be intimated to them in the acceptance letter before publication of the accepted manuscript. Kindly note that payment of the publication fee doesn’t necessarily guarantee the acceptance of paper for publication as we, at IJMRM, believe in quality over quantity.

Copyright:

The articles that have not been published in the past and are not in consideration for publication anywhere should be submitted for publication (except in form of an abstract; as part of a published lecture and thesis). In event of acceptance of article for publication, the author automatically agrees to handover all article copyrights to publisher.