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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

The aim of Ushus—Journal of Business Management (UJBM) is to present conceptual and application-based current research and ideas in the field of commerce and management in a reader friendly format. UJBM looks for research articles, case studies, book reviews that extend knowledge and bring out implications of the research.

Format and Style

  1. The manuscript should be of an average length of 6,000 words, typed in MS Word, with 1.5 line space, 12 point book antiqua font.
  2. The manuscript should carry an abstract of about 150-200 words with not more than eight keywords. Both the abstract and keywords are mandatory.
  3. The tables and figures in the text should be centred.
  4. Endnotes: All notes should be indicated by serial numbers in the text and the detailed reference should be given as endnotes at the end of the document, following the corresponding numbers before the references. No footnote system is to be followed. Endnotes are optional.
  5. References: The list of references should be placed after the endnotes. Only the works cited or referred to in the main text should be cited under the references. In text citation and references should adhere to the sixth edition of Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (APA).
  6. Where applicable Citations should mention the DOI nos in the reference
  7. British English spelling and grammar is to be used throughout manuscript.
  8. In case of figures only black and white figures will be accepted.
  9. Book reviews shall be of around 1000 words, and should carry the following details in the order as below: Name of the author, title of the book reviewed, place of publication, name of the publisher, year of publication, number of pages in Roman and Arabic figures to include preliminary pages, and price, with binding specifications as to whether it is paperback or hardcover.
  10. Comments shall be of an average length of 1500 words.
  11. Every contribution should be accompanied by a declaration that the article is original and has not been published or submitted elsewhere for publication.
  12. Every accepted article will be copy-edited. The Editorial Board reserves the right to make necessary revisions to the text in keeping with the journal style sheet and standard.
  13. Whenever a copyrighted material is used, contributors should accurately reproduce, and obtain permission from the copyright holders, and the same should be acknowledged in the article.
  14. All submitted articles will be peer double blind reviewed. Acceptance of articles is subject to recommendation by the review panel and subsequent acceptance by the editor.
  15. Every author will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which one’s paper appears.

All editorial correspondence should be addressed to:

         Editor, Ushus—Journal of Business Management
         Christ University, Bangalore–560 029, Karnataka, India
         Ph: 0091-80-40129027, ushus@christuniversity.in, journals@christuniversity.in