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Jindal Journal of Business Research

Jindal Journal of Business Research

Published in Association with O. P. Jindal Global University

eISSN: 23210311 | ISSN: 22786821 | Current volume: 10 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-annually

The Jindal Journal of Business Research (JJBR) is a peer-reviewed business and management journal for advancing the understanding of management in a global context. JJBR is a reflection of rapidly developing management research in emerging market economies (EMEs), particularly of Asia and their increasing global economic impact. JJBR aims to address the fundamental problems of business management in a multidisciplinary framework. Its objective is to provide a platform for academicians and practitioners to interact and exchange their ideas in a structured and peer-reviewed manner. The journal is intended towards researchers, educators, practitioners, policy-makers, and students. JJBR invites original scholarly research articles, case studies, executive insights, research notes, book reviews in the diverse field of management with the objective of extending existing theories and bringing to forefront the application of existing theories in an innovative manner.

Key features of JJBR include:

• focus on key management research trends in a comparative Global context;
• pluralistic methodology complemented by multidisciplinary conceptualization;
• cross-cultural perspective on management practices;
• quality maintained through rigorous blind review processes.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Jindal Journal of Business Research (JJBR) is a peer-reviewed business and management journal for advancing the understanding of management in a global context. JJBR is a reflection of rapidly developing management research in emerging market economies (EMEs), particularly of Asia and their increasing global economic impact. JJBR aims to address the fundamental problems of business management in a multidisciplinary framework. Its objective is to provide a platform for academicians and practitioners to interact and exchange their ideas in a structured and peer-reviewed manner. The journal is intended towards researchers, educators, practitioners, policy-makers, and students. JJBR invites original scholarly research articles, case studies, executive insights, research notes, book reviews in the diverse field of management with the objective of extending existing theories and bringing to forefront the application of existing theories in an innovative manner.

Key features of JJBR include:

• focus on key management research trends in a comparative Global context;
• pluralistic methodology complemented by multidisciplinary conceptualization;
• cross-cultural perspective on management practices;
• quality maintained through rigorous blind review processes.

Editor-in-Chief
Laknath Jayasinghe O. P. Jindal Global University, India
Associate Editor
Anirban Ganguly O. P. Jindal Global University, India
Editorial Assistant
Amanish Lohan O. P. Jindal Global University, India
Advisory Board
Christoph Bey Kedge School of Business, France
James J. Cordeiro SUNY - Brockport, USA
Muriel de Fabregues University of Paris-II, France
John V. Farr United States Military Academy, USA
C Gopinath Suffolk School of Business, USA
Niraj Gupta Head, School of Corporate Governance and Public Policy, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, India
Easwar Iyer University of Massachusetts, USA
Yoshiharu Kuwana J. F. Oberlin University, Japan
Marie-Christine Lalanne-Gauteau IAE, France
Jean-Jacques Le Goff Vice President-Global, Renault & Professor, University of Paris –IV, France
Krishnagopal Menon Boston University, USA
Sunil Mithas Professor, University of Maryland, USA
Emmanuelle Reynaud Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management, France
Rakesh B. Sambharya Rutgers University, USA
Sunil Venaik University of Queensland Business School, Australia
Zhi Yang Associate Dean, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
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    This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics

    Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed electronically to: Prof. Anirban Ganguly, E-mail: jjbr@jgu.edu.in

    Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Jindal Journal of Business Research will be reviewed. 

    There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this Journal.

    As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere.

    If you have any questions about publishing with SAGE, please visit the SAGE Journal Solutions Portal

    1. What do we publish?
    1.1 Aims & Scope
    1.2 Article types
    1.3 Writing your paper

    2. Editorial policies
    2.1 Peer review policy
    2.2 Authorship
    2.3 Acknowledgements
    2.4 Funding
    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests
    2.6 Research data

    3. Publishing policies
    3.1 Publication ethics
    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    4. Preparing your manuscript
    4.1 Formatting 
    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
    4.3 Supplemental material
    4.4 Reference style
    4.5 English language editing services

    5. Submitting your manuscript
    5.1 Information required for completing your submission
    5.2 Permissions

    6. On acceptance and publication
    6.1 SAGE Production
    6.2 Online First publication
    6.3 Access to your published article
    6.4 Promoting your article

    7. Further information

    1. What do we publish?

    1.1 Aims & Scope

    Before submitting your manuscript to Jindal Journal of Business Research, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

    1.2 Article types

    There could be three to five sections in the journal, though two sections remain unchanged.

    Unchanged Sections

    • Research Articles: only the research articles are refereed.
    • Book Reviews: vary from number to number invariably guided by limits to the size of the manuscript

    Changed Sections

    • Communication/Discussion
    • Profession
    • Review Article

    Full-fledged papers may be of approximately 5,000 words. Brief write-ups of 1,000 to 2,500 words may also be sent; these will be considered for inclusion in other sections.

    1.3 Writing your paper

    The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

    1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
    For information and guidance on how to make your article more discoverable, visit our Gateway page on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

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    2. Editorial policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    Jindal Journal of Business Research adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

    2.3 Acknowledgements

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support. 

    Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    2.3.1 Writing assistance
    Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

    2.4 Funding 

    Jindal Journal of Business Research requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

    2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

    Jindal Journal of Business Research encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

    2.6. Research data

    At SAGE we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. Where relevant, Jindal Journal of Business Research encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations and where data is included, to add a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway, which includes information about SAGE’s partnership with the data repository Figshare.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway 

    3.1.1 Plagiarism
    Jindal Journal of Business Research and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarized other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

    3.1.2 Prior publication
    If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

    3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement

    Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.3 Open access and author archiving

    Jindal Journal of Business Research offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    4. Preparing your manuscript for submission

    4.1 Formatting

    The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. A LaTex template is available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

    The manuscript should be structured as follows:

    • Cover page, showing title of the paper, name of author, author’s affiliation and institutional address with pin code, email id and a 150–200 word abstract. In case there are two or more authors, then corresponding author’s name and address details must be clearly specified on the first page itself.
    • The contributors should provide 4–6 keywords for online searchability.
    • Text should start on a new page, and must not contain the names of authors.
    • References should come at the end of the manuscript.
    • Tables and figures should be provided in editable format and should be referred to in the text by number separately (e.g., Table 1) not by placement (e.g., see Table below).
    • Mathematical formulae, methodological details, etc. should be given separately as an appendix, unless their mention in the main body of the text becomes essential.
    • The language and spellings used should be American (US), with ‘z’ variant, for example, globalization instead of globalisation, labor instead of labour. For non-English and uncommon words and phrases, use italics throughout the text. Meaning of non-English words should be given in parenthesis just after the word when it is used for the first time.
    • Articles should use non-sexist and non-racist language.
    • Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurement (e.g., China’s GDP growth rate 9.8 per cent) use numbers. Very large round numbers, especially sums of money, may be expressed by a mixture of numerals and spelled-out numbers (India’s population 1.2 billion).
    • Double quotes should be used throughout. Single quote marks are to be used within double quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text.
    • Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
    • Use ‘percent’ instead of % in the text. In tables, graphs, etc., % can be used. Use ‘twentieth century’, ‘the 1990s’.
    • Number ranges should not be truncated, for example, 2017–2018.
    • The initials must be separated by dots and should be closed up.
    • Abbreviations are spelled out at first occurrence. Very common ones (US, GDP, BBC) need not be spelled out.
    • When referring to social actors “woman” should be used, not “female,” and “women” not “females,” unless the context requires otherwise. Similarly, “man” and “men” should be used, not “male” and “males.” “Female” and “male” should be used when referring to the construction of a social identity.

    4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    • Figures, including maps, graphs and drawings, should not be larger than page size. They should be numbered and arranged as per their references in the text. All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1,500 pixels and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. 
    • Due permissions should be taken for copyright protected photographs/images. Even for photographs/images available in the public domain, it should be clearly ascertained whether or not their reproduction requires permission for purposes of publishing (which is a profit-making endeavour).
    • All photographs/scanned images should be provided separately in a folder along with the main article.

    Please Note: All figures and tables should be cited in the text and should have the source (a specific URL, a reference or, if it is author’s own work, ‘The Author’) mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions

    Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article. 

    4.3 Supplemental material

    This Journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g. datasets, podcasts, videos, images etc) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplemental files.

    4.4 Reference style

    Jindal Journal of Business Research adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    4.5 English language editing services

    Authors seeking assistance with English language editing, translation, or figure and manuscript formatting to fit the Journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

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    5. Submitting your manuscript

    Manuscripts for Jindal Journal of Business Research should be submitted in soft copy (MS Word) as an attachment to  jjbr@jgu.edu.in

    Authors will be provided with a copyright form once the contribution is accepted for publication. The submission will be considered as final only after the filled-in and signed copyright form is received. In case there are two or more authors, the corresponding author needs to sign the copyright form.

    5.1 Information required for completing your submission

    You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. The affiliation listed in the manuscript should be the institution where the research was conducted. If an author has moved to a new institution since completing the research, the new affiliation can be included in a manuscript note at the end of the paper. At this stage please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

    5.2 Permissions

    Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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    6. On acceptance and publication

    6.1 SAGE Production

    Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via our editing portal SAGE Edit or by email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly. Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

    6.2 Online First publication

    Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

    6.3 Access to your published article

    SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

    6.4 Promoting your article

    Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice.

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    7. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Jindal Journal of Business Research editorial office as follows:
    Email: jjbr@jgu.edu.in

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