Author guidelines

IQRG and JMAS publish bi-annually, in the month of June and December.

Papers for the issues of the journal can be submitted through online via registering or emailing word file electronically at After the final acceptance of the paper, based upon the detailed review process, the paper will immediately be published online. However, assignment of the paper to a specific Volume / Issue of the Journal will be taken up by the Editorial Board later; and the author will be intimated accordingly.

Submission of a paper implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or academic thesis) and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The submission should be approved by all the authors of the paper. If a paper is finally accepted, the authorities, where the work had been carried out, shall be responsible for not publishing the work elsewhere in the same form. Paper, once submitted for consideration in IQRG/JMAS, cannot be withdrawn unless the same is finally rejected. If your paper is product of your thesis, upload the similarity report of your main project.

Manuscript Submission

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.


Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Online Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit full text papers including abstract, keywords, introduction, literature review methodology, findings and discussion, conclusion and references (only that are cited within the text). Full text papers (.doc) may send by e-mail at or upload directly by registering.

Title Page: The title page should include the name(s) of the author(s), a concise and informative title, the affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s), the e-mail address of all the authors. (Note: title page should be separate from the main manuscript).

Abstract: Please provide an abstract of 150 to 300 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.

Keywords: Author(s) should provide 4 to 6 keywords which can be used for indexing purposes.

Manuscript: Manuscript should be normally between 4000 words to 7000 words (A-4 size pages, typed double space). Ideally include introduction, literature review, methodology, results and discussion and conclusion in your manuscript. (Note: Authors name shall not be mentioned at any page of the research article).

Endnotes: In case any notes are used to indicate the responses of participants should be indicated by serial number in text and should be detailed under Notes at the end of the paper before references.

References: Place the references at the end of the manuscript following endnotes. The list should mention only those sources actually cited in the text. The APA style of Referencing has to be used, for e.g.:

Book with Single Author:

David, A. (2006). Predictable Cause: The New paradigm. London: John Willy & Sons.

In text reference (David, 2006).

Book with two authors:

David, A., & Adams, D. (2006). Economic reforms in new era. London: John Willy & Sons.

In text reference (David & Adams, 2006)

Article in a Journal:

David, A., Adams, D., & Thompson, B. (2006). Refining new technology, International Journal of Managerial Blogs, 13(2), 20-24.

In text reference (David, Adams, & Thompson, 2006)

Follow consistent pattern throughout (either American or British spellings)