MERC Global welcomes original manuscripts (research paper, review paper, abstract of doctoral dissertation, book review, case study, short communication and bibliography) of authors from
diverse countries, provided they fall within the aims and scope of MERC
Global’s IJM. The manuscript should be as concise as the subject matter and research
Soft copy of the manuscript will be accepted from any country submitted in English language only.
The length of the manuscript should be between 2000 and 8000
words, inclusive of tables, figures, and references. Manuscripts with multiple studies can be accepted beyond the described length.
The manuscript will be accepted in MS Word format only. The text should be in single-column format.
Material (text) of the manuscript should be formatted in Times New
Roman, font size 12 and single-spaced.
The primary heading should be in capital letters (UPPERCASE) and boldface. The sub-headings should be in title-case capitalization (First Letter of Each Word in Capital) and in boldface. Each heading should be appeared on the separate line.
Tables and charts should appear at the end of the text
indicating the likely place in the text where it is to be appeared. All tables and
charts should be numbered serially.
Figures should be numbered consecutively. Wherever necessary, the source should be provided at the bottom. The figures should also be given relevant titles. The images (figures) should be of high resolution. All charts and graphs should be drawn legibly and figures should be indicated in millions and billions.
The manuscript should be divided into clearly stated numbered sections. Sections may be numbered as 1, 2, ..., while subsections of section 1 as 1.1, 1.2, ..., and further 1.1.1, 1.1.2 .... However, the abstract should not be numbered in sections. This numbering should also be used for the cross-referencing of the text.
Manuscripts should be submitted as per order: front page,
abstract along with key words, introduction, relevant literature review,
methodology, results & discussion, conclusion and references.
The front page should include the following: (a) The title of the article, (b) Name of author(s) and complete address for communication, (c) Name of the corresponding author, (d) E-mail address of all authors with contact numbers, (e) Acknowledgements (if any), and (f) Brief biographical sketch of the author(s). The author(s)' name or affiliation(s) should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript.
Every manuscript should be labelled as a research paper, review paper, abstract of doctoral dissertation, book review, case study, short communication and bibliography.
Following the front page, from the second page, start with an abstract of about 200 words exactly conveying the content of the article (i.e. purpose, methodology, major findings, and implications of the research) and key words up to 10. References and non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided in the abstract. However, the author(s) may use the abbreviations elsewhere in the manuscript. The non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be defined within the text.
In the introduction section of the manuscript, the background and objectives of the research/work should be detailed. The relevant literature survey should be detailed in the literature review section. Methods employed in compiling the research/work should be explained in the methodology section. Result & discussion section should comprise clear and concise results as well as the significance of the results of the research/work. Discussion of previously published literature and citations should be avoided in result & discussion section. The main conclusions of the research/work should be based on the results and presented in the conclusions section.
There will be no footnotes, but citations may be made within the text. However, a set of references will have to be given at the end alphabetically and so numbered. References to publications must be in Harvard style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency.
References should be cross-referenced in the text by using the author's last name and publication year in the style of Kamdar, 2013 for single author; Shetty and Gujarathi, 2013 for two authors, and Mousakhani et al., 2013 for multiple authors. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year should be cross-referenced and appeared with letters 'a', 'b', 'c', ..., placed after the year of publication (Kamdar, 2013a, Kamdar 2013b, ...).
List of references should appear alphabetically on a separate page as per the format indicated below:
Articles in Journals Shetty, Bhavna R. and Gujarathi, Rajashree (2013), "Students' Perception About Management Education in India and USA", MERC Global's International Journal of Management, Vol. 01, Issue: 01, pp. 01-14.
Books Pradhan, S. (2009), Retailing Management- Text & Cases, Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd., New Delhi, India.
Chapter in Books Bhattacharya, A. K. (2004), “Corporate Financial Reporting” in Reed and Mukherjee, eds, Corporate Governance, Economic Reforms and Development” pp. 94-115.
Published Conference Proceedings Kumar, A. (2011), “Ascendancy of Store Image on Customer Behaviour: An Empirical Analysis”, Recent Trends in Business, Management and IT proceedings of the international conference in Pune, India, 2011, pp. 240-246.
Working Papers Jack, P. (2011), "Reward System: Does it really works", working paper, University Business School, University of Pune, Pune, 28 June.
Web Sites Kamdar, Sangita (2013), "Socioeconomic Impact of Employment Generation Program on Poor Urban Women", MERC Global's International Journal of Management, Vol. 01, Issue: 01, pp. 15-35, available at: http://www.mercglobal.org/ijm-vol1-issue1-july2013.html (accessed 1 August, 2013).
Newspaper Articles (Authored) Chawala, P. (2009), "Economic Development", Indian Express, 21 June, pp. 5-9.
Newspaper Articles (Non-Authored) The Hindu (2010), "Economic Reforms", 2 April, pp. 5.
Submission of Contributions
Please mail your contributions to The Executive Editor of MERC Global’s Publications as a soft copy of manuscript to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com with an explicit declaration to the effect that the work is original, has not been published elsewhere and is not being considered by any other publisher.
MERC Global acknowledges the receipt of manuscript(s) within five working days of submission. Manuscript(s) are acknowledged by email only and a manuscript Id is issued to the corresponding author. Hence, it is mandatory to mention a valid email address by the corresponding author. The corresponding author is expected to cite the manuscript Id in any communication pertaining to that manuscript in future.
The author(s) are advised to ensure the publication ethicsbefore contributing the manuscript for publication. Else, the manuscript would be rejected in the very first stage of review.
MERC Global adopts double blind peer-review policy for all of its publications, where both the reviewers and author(s) remain anonymous throughout the review-process. The author(s) are advised to take a look of our peer-review policy before the submission of the manuscript.
Author(s) are requested to ensure that their identity should not be revealed to reviewers. Therefore, author(s) are advised to not mention their name or affiliation elsewhere in the manuscript except the first page. However, this does not mean that author(s) can not cite their own previously published work.
Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described in the manuscript has not been published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract) and is not being considered by any other publisher. The submission is approved by all its authors. If accepted by MERC Global, the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in English as well as in any other language without the written permission.
The author(s) are advised to check our copyright agreement policy. The author(s) will be asked to submit the duly-signed scanned copy of the copyright transfer agreement form, if the submitted manuscript is accepted.
Manuscripts not accepted for publication will not be returned. The corresponding author will be informed by email only about acceptance or rejection of a manuscript.
Corresponding author of accepted manuscript(s) may request to add or delete or rearrange the authors name after the acceptance or before the online publication. The corresponding author may write to the concern editor with a reason for the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author's name along with the consent letter from other authors of the manuscript. Request for the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author's name after online publication will not be accepted. Decision of editor for the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author's name will be based on the reason stated by the corresponding author and will be final and binding.
The corresponding author will receive an email for proofreading after completion of publication formalities (copyright transfer agreement form, other formalities). Detail Instructions will be supplied for proofreading in the e-mail. Proofreading is the sole responsibility of the concerned authors. MERC Global will not process the manuscript for publication until the response will not be received from the corresponding author pertaining to the corrections. MERC Global does everything possible to save time in getting the manuscript published as quickly as possible and
accurately. Therefore, author(s) are requested to do all the corrections within given period of time and send the same to the editor in single communication. The inclusion of the corrections at the time of proofreading will depend upon the reason for inclusion given by author(s).
After the publication, each author will receive one printed copy of the journal in which the submitted
manuscript will be published. The author(s) may order
additional printed copy of journal (in which
their manuscript is published) at just printing and
dispatching cost. Moreover, the corresponding author will also receive a PDF of the manuscript published via email only. Author(s) will be free to take print and distribute the copy of that published manuscript for non-commercial purpose only.
All Correspondence may be Addressed to
All queries and inquiries pertaining to the submission, status and post acceptance of the manuscript should be addressed to: