Call for papers Guidelines for Authors
  • Management Effigy is a peer‐reviewed journal Indexed in J-Gate Plus. Management Effigy welcomes original papers from both academicians and practitioners on management, business, and organizational issues. Papers, based on theoretical or empirical research or experience, should illustrate the practical applicability and/or policy implications of work described.

  • The author/s should send a soft copy of the manuscript in MS Word to

  • The manuscript should be accompanied by the following:

  • An abstract of 80‐100 words;

  • five key words;

  • A brief biographical sketch (60‐80 words) of the author/s describing current designation and affiliation, specialization, number of books and articles published in refereed journals, and membership on editorial boards and companies, etc.

  • Management Effigy has the following features:

  • Management Effigy has the following features:
    A perspective presents emerging issues and ideas that call for action or rethinking by managers, administrators, and policy makers in organizations. Recommended length of the article up to 6,000 words.

    Research includes research articles that focus on the analysis and resolution of Managerial and academic issues based on analytical and empirical or case research. Recommended length of the article up to 6,000 words. The research could be theoretical/conceptual or empirical. The journal is open to publishing articles with qualitative or quantitative methodology. The recommended length of the article is up to 6,000 words.

    Interfaces presents articles focusing on managerial applications of management practices, theories, and concepts. Recommended length of the article up to 6,000 words.

    Notes and Commentaries present preliminary research, review of literature, and comments on published papers or on any relevant subject. Recommended length of the articles: up to 6,000 words.

    Management Case describes a real‐life situation faced, a decision or action taken by an individual manager or by an organization at the strategic, functional or operational levels. (Cases should be accompanied by a teaching note.) Recommended length of the Case: about 3,000 words.

    Book Reviews covers reviews of current books on management.

    All tables, charts, and graphs should be in black and not in color. Wherever necessary, the source should be indicated at the bottom. The number and the complexity of exhibits should be as low as possible. All figures should be indicated in million and billion.

    Endnotes, italics, and quotation marks should be kept to the minimum.

    Authors are expected to adhere to standards of correct academic writing.

    References should be complete in all respects, with authors’ surnames arranged alphabetically, following conventional citation styles. We request authors to follow the APA Style developed by the American Psychological Association. Please refer to the following resources (or any recent updates) for more information:

    American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6thed.). Washington, DC: Author. American Psychological Association. (2007). APA style guide to electronic references (PDF).Washington, DC: Author. Available from

    In this style, the in‐text citation for a journal article appears as follows: Datta (2012, p. 25) concludes that “high license fee leads to a fall in the average physical investment in the telecommunication industry.” The full reference in the list of references will be:

    Datta, D. (2012). Spectrum auction and investment in telecom industry: A suggested policy.Vikalpa, 37(1), 19‐30.

    Copyright: Wherever copyrighted material is used, the authors should be accurate in reproduction and obtain permission from copyright holders, if necessary. Articles published in Management Effigy should not be reproduced or reprinted in any form, either in full or in part, without prior written permission from the Editor.

    Review Process: The research contribution will go through the review process by our peer committee of reviewers consisting of highly intellectuals in top ranked Institutions of India.

    Management Effigy reserves the right to make editorial amendments to the final draft of the manuscript to suit the journal’s requirements.

    Proofs Communication regarding editorial changes and proofs for correction will be sent to the first author unless otherwise indicated.

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