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Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: All authors who want to submit paper(s) for publication in Sarhad Journal of Management Sciences (SJMS) must follow the following submission instructions and guidelines.

COPYRIGHT: Authors should note that papers submitted to the SJMS should be original contributions and should not be under consideration simultaneously for any other publication. Authors submitting manuscripts for publication journal will be liable for any infringement of any existing copyright or for legal and academic consequences of any unwarranted action. Manuscripts once submitted and accepted become the legal copyright of the journal unless otherwise agreed in writing.


I. General Information: All papers submitted for publication in the journal should be written in proper English. Proper attention should be given to its syntactic and semantic aspects with correct spelling of words. Write the names of the authors (if more than one) in the order you like (this order will not be changed). For more clearance see a sample manuscript from the journal site provided for this purpose. The Editor must receive your manuscript before April 30 and September 30 each year for first and second issue respectively.

II. Page Setup: Select 8.5” x 11” size portrait-ONLY sheets with all margins 1” each. Use Times New Romans 10-point font, 1.5-spaced lines, justified style in MS Word. All data Tables/Figures should appear at appropriate places of the body of the manuscript and must be in portrait format ONLY. All figures and tables must be in black and white and be properly captioned according to APA Format.

III. First Page: Paper TITLE (not more than three lines) must be CENTRED, CAPITALIZED AND IN BOLD LETTERS using Times New Roman 10-point font, single-spaced (only here) lines. The name and university/organizational affiliation of each author must be adjusted with the respective author’s name with email address. Please print the word ”ABSTRACT” in capitalized bold letters, left justified, and double-spaced from last author’s name/affiliation. After abstract, please write Keywords (maximum 06 words) for your paper. No Landscape formats permitted.

IV. Headings: All other section headings starting with “Introduction” need not be numbered, (with each word in name-case for the main heading while sentence case for the sub-heading) and be in bold letters, 10 point font size, left justified, and 1.5-spaced from last line above them. For sake of ease see the sample manuscript for guidance.

V. Tables, Figures, and Charts: All tables, figures or charts must be inserted in the body of the manuscripts with proper captions and within the margins and must follow the APA 6th in terms of caption, numbering, arrows, columns, etc.

VI. References: Authors are required to provide in-text references as well as a reference list at the end of the manuscript. All references listed in the reference list must appear in the main body of the article, and all citations in the main body of the article must be referenced in the reference list provided at the end of the manuscript. References should be complete in all respect and should follow APA-6th. A reference should contain full bibliographical details, and journal titles should not be abbreviated. In case an author has more than one publication in the same year use a, b, c immediately following the year of publication.

Example for articles (APA-6th):

Ikram, M. (2015). Strategic importance of proper choice of organizational design. Academy of Management Journal, 10(2), 198-212.

Ali, S., & Javed, A. (2015). Human resource management practices and the challenges for HR managers in an overwhelmingly uncertain labour market. Journal of Management, 18(2), 29-45.

Example for books (APA-6th):

Aswathappa, K. (2008). Human Resource Management: Text and Cases. Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Com.

Example for chapter in edited book:

Arthur, M. B., & Rousseau, D. M. (1996). The boundaryless career as a new employment principle. In M. B. Arthur & D. M. Rousseau (Eds.), The Boundaryless Career (pp. 3- 20). New York: Oxford University Press.