Friday, 26 May, 2017




Drishtikon: A Management Journal

Peer Review and Publication Policy
All received manuscipts are initially scrutinized for suitability within the journal. If found suitable, article is further sent to a reviewer for double blind review process. Identity of author/s is not disclosed to the reviewer and vice-versa. On receipt of feedback from reviewer, editor analysis the feedback and further decides to accept, reject or revise the paper. Normally double blind peer review process takes around 3-4 months to provide feedback to authors. If paper is accepted, we will send pre-print version to authors for corrections(if any). The Journal reserves the right to make necessary editorial amendments in the final manuscript to suit journal’s format. Single complimentary copy will be provided and posted to Indian Authors. Please be noted, that Journal do not charge authors for submission/acceptance/any other purpose. Papers are accepted, purely on the basis of merit. Journal reserves the right to make necessary editorial amendments in the final manuscript to suit Journal’s format.

Drishtikon: A Management Journal is a Biannual Journal of Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development. The objective of this journal is to disseminate knowledge encompassing emerging management concepts, product and process innovations, structure and performance of organizations and industries in dynamic socio-cultural, political, technological, economical and political environment.

1. Articles are invited under following four categories:
Context is aimed at conceptual interpretation of emerging managerial issues and perspectives on organizations, academic institutes, government and society. Analysis would be based on quantitative and qualitative approaches to and empirical research on markets, organizations, economy, accounting, information technology, human resource, business strategies and policy, ethics, finance, and production processes. Case would incorporate real business situation and managerial decision taken at functional, organizational and strategic level. Review would have reviews of current management books and summarization of contemporary research articles of business interest published in creditable international and national journals.

2. Submission Requirement
a. A soft copy of the paper for consideration for publication should be emailed to or a hard copy should be sent to:

The Editor,
Drishtikon: A Management Journal
Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development
Plot No. 15, Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park,
Hinjewadi, MIDC,
Pune 411057, India
Contact No: Office: +91 20 22934304 ext. 332

(i) Papers of around 2000 -12,000 words are invited.
(ii) Manuscript should be a word file in double space with 1 and 1/2" wide margin on the left and 1/2" on the right. Professionally drawn graphs and diagrams must be provided wherever necessary along with the manuscript.
(iii) No manuscript should ordinarily exceed 40 typed pages including graphs, tables and appendices.
(iv) The cover page of the manuscript must contain the title of the paper, author's name, mailing address, email address, professional affiliation (if different from the mailing address), and acknowledgements, if any. The first page of the paper must also provide the title of the paper but it should not give the author's name and address.
(v) Every manuscript must include a 100-150 word abstract and 4-6 key words.
(vi) All notes must be serially numbered. These should be given at the bottom of the page as footnotes.
(vii) References should be given separately at the end of the paper and arranged alphabetically. The list should include only work the author/s has cited.
The following style should be strictly followed:
For periodicals:
The author/s name, year of publication, title of the article, journal name, volume and number, and the page numbers of the article should be provided. For example:
Tobin, J. 1958. Liquidity preference as behaviour towards risk. Review of Economic Studies, 25(2): 65-86.

For books:
Dubrin, A. 1984. Foundations of organisational behaviour: An applied approach. New Jersey:Prentice Hall
Taylor, B. and Willis, G. (Eds.). 1970. Pricing strategy. Princeton, NJ: Brandon System.

If an article has no author, the periodical or newspaper is referenced as follows:
Business Standard. 2003. TCL beats Baron in FIPB war. December 16: 12.

For chapters in books, follow this form:
Srinivas, E.S. 1994. Perceived Quality of Working Life (PQWL) and organisational commitment: A study of managers in select organisations. In N.K. Gupta and A. Ahmad (Eds.), Management Research: Contemporary Issues. New Delhi: South Asia Publications.

For working papers, dissertations and papers presented at meetings:

Sachs, J.D., Bajpai N. and Ramiah, A. 2002. Understanding regional growth in India. CID Working Paper No. 88. Center for International Development, Harvard University, Massashusetts.

For electronic documents:
Give the author’s name, if known and year of publication; or give the periodical/newspaper’s name or the organisation’s name as author. This should be followed by the full title of the document; the http, or other addresses; and the date the document was posted or accessed.
Basu, I. 2004. India’s thorny FDI rule under scrutiny. Asia Times.

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