Guidelines to Authors

Journal of Management & Entrepreneurship (JME) is a quarterly journal brought out by the Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME), Bangalore. Addressed to management practitioners, researchers, and academics, JME aims to engage rigorously with practices, concepts, and ideas in the field of management and entrepreneurship. We publish Conceptual Papers, Empirical Papers, Case Studies, Reflective Practice Papers, Research Notes and Book Reviews.

Manuscripts should be submitted by email to: Submission should be typed in Times New Roman font size 12, with 1.5 line spacing and with a 1-inch margin on all sides. The recommended length for different types of articles published in JME are as indicated:

  1. Research Paper (Empirical or Conceptual): 5000 to 10,000 words
  2. Case Study or Research Note: 5000 to 8000 words
  3. Reflective Practice Papers: 4000 - 8000 words
  4. Book Review: 1000 to 1500 words
Review Process

JME is a peer-reviewed journal and follows a ‘double blind’ review process. All papers submitted to JME go through a preliminary review at the editorial desk and those considered appropriate are sent to an Associate Editor. On the recommendation of the Associate Editor, the article may be rejected or assigned to two reviewers. The initial review process may take about 3months while subsequent revision may take longer duration.


Cover Page: Manuscript of a paper should have a cover page providing the title of the paper, the names and affiliations of all the authors,(the order of placing author names should be specified), along with their postal address, phone and fax numbers, and email address. To facilitate anonymous review of the paper, please restrict the author-related information only to the cover page. In the case of multiple authors, the cover page should indicate the designated corresponding author.The second page should contain the article title, the abstract and keywords.

Manuscript Title: The title of the paper should be in 16-point Times New Roman font. It should be bold typed, centered and fully capitalized.

Abstract: Following the cover page, there should be an 'Abstract' page, which should contain the title of the paper, the subtitle 'Abstract' and a summary of the paper in single space, not exceeding 150 words. The text of the paper should not start on this page, but on a fresh page with the title of the paper repeated.

Keywords: Abstract must be followed by a list of keywords, subject to a minimum of five words. These should be arranged in alphabetical order and be separated by commas with a full stop at the end.

Body of Manuscript: Manuscript must be prepared on standard A4 size paper setting. It must be prepared on a 1.5 spacing and single column with a 1-inch margin set for top, bottom, left and right. It should be typed in 12-point Times New Roman font with page numbers at the bottom-centre of every page.

Headings: All section headings should be in 14-point Times New Roman font and sub-section headings should be in 12-point Times New Roman font. These must be bold-faced and aligned left. Leave a blank line before each heading.

Figures, Tables and Exhibits: Each Figure, Table, or Exhibit should be printed on a separate sheet. Figures, Tables and Exhibits are to be separately numbered, titled and attached at the end of the text serially. The position of the Figure, Table, or Exhibit should be indicated in the text on a separate line with the words "Table 1 about here". All Figures, Tables and Exhibits must be presented in line with American Psychological Association (APA), 6th Edition guidelines.

Notes: Do not use footnotes. If they are unavoidable, number them serially in the text using superscript and list them together on a separate sheet under the heading ENDNOTES immediately following the text of the paper before REFERENCES.

In-text Citations: Indicate the position of the reference in the text within brackets by the author's last name and the year of publication; e.g.: '(Porter, 1980)' or incorporate it into a sentence, e.g.: 'as pointed out by Hannan and Freeman (1977)'.

References: References should be cited in the style prescribed in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th Edition. At the end of the text, references should be listed in the alphabetical order of the last names of the authors, with a title REFERENCES (left-aligned) in 14-point Times New Roman.

APA format:

There are many universities using 6th Edition APA format. The version used by California State University can be found in the link In general, references should contain the author name, publication date, title, and publication information. For example:

Eccles, R.G., & Nohria, N (1992). Beyond the hype: Rediscovering the essence of management. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
Chapter in a Book:
Kilmann, R., Slevin, D., & Jerrell, L. S. (1983). The problem of producing useful knowledge, In R. Kilmann, K. Thomas, D. Slevin, R. Nath, & S. Jerrell (Eds.), Producing useful knowledge for organizations (pp. 1-24). New York: Preager Publishers.
Journal Article:
Draft, R. (1983). Learning the craft of organizational research. Academy of Management Review, 3(1), 512-532
Newspaper Articles:
Kumar, N. (February 7 2011). Taking stock of Indian management research. The Economic Times,.
Internet material and Blog post:
Lincoln, D. S. (2009, January 23). The likeness and sameness of the ones in the middle. Retrieved from
Website with no author or date of publication:
Census data revisited. (n.d.). Retrieved March 9, 2009, from Harvard, Psychology of Population website,
Revised Manuscripts

At the end of the blind review process, the editor will inform the author about the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript. On acceptance, the author is expected to incorporate the modifications suggested by the reviewers, if any, and submit a soft copy of the final revised manuscript.

Policy against simultaneous submission

Authors should ensure that the manuscript submitted to JME is not simultaneously submitted to any other journal or publisher. Similarly, it should not be submitted anywhere else during the pendency of the review process which would take 3 to 4 months. Once a manuscript is accepted by or published in JME, it becomes the property of XIME, whose permission is required for any operations covered by the Copyright Act.


Authors must cede copyright of the article as finally published to JME if it is accepted for publication, and certify that all copyright requirements in respect of the material used directly or indirectly in the article have been duly met. Copyright rests with JME in respect of the material submitted for its use and dissemination in any form or medium, individually or in any collection or other configuration, print, audio-video, electronic or otherwise. JME however grants permission to authors for using the submitted material (subsequent to publication in JME) in any printed books or other publications or derivative works authored or co-authored by them, or edited or co-edited by them. All other usage will be subject to prior written permission of JME. Except as authorized, no part of the material published in JME may be reproduced, photocopied or stored in retrieval systems, or used for commercial or other purposes. The mandatory copyright assignment form for JME contributors can be downloaded from the website.


Editor in chief

J. Philip


Mathew J. Manimala

Associate Editor

Deepthi Shanker