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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or pdf document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • The manuscript being submitted is annonymous to ensure blind review as inunciated in the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: All authors who want to submit papers for Sarhad Journal of Management Sciences must follow the following Submission Instructions and Guidelines.

Copyright: Authors should note that papers submitted to Sarhad Journal of Management Sciences should be original contributions and should not be under consideration simultaneously for any other publication. Authors submitting manuscripts for publication in the 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 to 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). See the attached sample manuscript of first page provided at the end of this document. The Editor SJMS must receive your manuscript as per deadlines provided in the routine “CALL FOR PAPERS” request.


II. Page Setup: Select 8.5” x 11” size portrait-ONLY sheets with all margins 1” each. Use Times New Romans 10-point font, single 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 (preferably in two lines) must be CENTRED, CAPITALIZED AND IN BOLD LETTERS using Times New Roman 12-point font, single-spaced (only here) lines. The name and university/organizational affiliation of each author must be adjusted in one line each. Titles such as, Dr., Professor, PhD, department, address, email address, etc. are optional. 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. For guidance see the sample manuscript’s first page below. 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, 12-point font size, left justified, and double-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 APA format.

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. OR

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:

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

Example for chapter in an 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.

Note: It will be appreciated if the author uses some citation software (preferably EndNote for citation).

Privacy Statement

The Journal honors and respects the privacy of the participants and will not use any information obtained from them without their informed consent. However, it is the reasonability of the authors to share only such information that improves the understanding of the study. Furthermore, authors must ensure that in instances where the identity of the participant needs to be revealed in the study, explicit and informed consent of the concerned party is obtained. In the event of the demise of a participant, consent must be obtained from the family of the deceased. The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.