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Asian Journal of Management Studies (AJMS) will publish papers written only in English. Authors are advised to make sure that their manuscripts are in standard written English.
There is no Article Processing Charge (APC) to submit or publish in this journal. AJMS applies mandatory check on plagiarism as the first step of the desk review. It is required to confirm that you are submitting your original work, that all rights in the work belong to you, and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. Further, it is required to certify that you have obtained all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.
Editor has right to take the final decision to accept or reject the submission.
Before submitting your manuscript to AJMS, please ensure you have read the Aims and Scope.
Manuscript style and format
Times New Roman 11-point font and A4 page setting should be used. Page numbers should be centered on the bottom margin. All margins should be one inch. Manuscripts should be double spaced.
The title page (first page) of the manuscript should include the title, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s) and their postal address(es), phone number(s), and e-mail address(es). It should also include the ORCID number (register by visiting https://orcid.org/) of the corresponding author (only).
The title should be in bold type, upper case, single-spaced, and centered across the top of the first page, in 14-point Times New Roman font. Other details should be single-spaced and centered below the title. In case of more than one author, the corresponding author should be indicated with an asterisk mark. Please note that the author name(s) must not appear anywhere else in the manuscript except on the title page and the reference list (if cited).
The second page should begin with the title of the paper followed by a one-paragraph abstract of not more than 150 words and 3-5 key words. The abstract should include, in brief, the objectives of the research (i.e. knowledge gap being addressed), methods adopted, major findings, and conclusions.
The text of the paper should begin on page 3. All body paragraphs should begin with a paragraph indent, and be fully justified. Wherever possible, authors should arrange the manuscripts in well-defined sections as appropriate for their work, such as introduction/background of the study, review of past studies/literature, context and methods of the study (when applicable), results and interpretations, and discussion and conclusion.
References and Appendices, on separate pages, should be arranged at the end of the manuscript. Page numbers should continue through all pages of the manuscript, including References and Appendices.
Manuscripts should be up to a maximum of 8000 words in length. This includes all text, for example, the structured abstract, references, all text in tables, and figures and appendices.
AJMS allows authors to use three levels of headings. First-level headings should be flushed left, in bold type 12-point Times New Roman font; first letter of main words should be in upper case. Second-level headings should be flushed left in bold, italics 11-point Time New Roman font; first letter of main words should be in upper case. Third-level headings are paragraph headings, which should be indented and in italicized 11-point Times New Roman font; first letter of the heading should be in upper case.
Tables should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numbering (Table 1, Table 2, etc.) and must have corresponding references in the main text. Tables should also have appropriate and concise headings. Tables should contain only horizontal lines and each should be placed immediately after the paragraph in the text containing the first reference to it. Tables of figures should be created in the paper and computer output (e.g. SPSS output) should not be copy-pasted. Any tables not based on the authors’ original data should have source notes with corresponding references appearing in the reference list.
Figures and illustrations
All figures and illustrations, as in the case of tables, should be numbered consecutively as ‘Figures’ (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.) with corresponding references in the main text. Figures should also have appropriate and concise headings. Graphs should be presented as camera-ready, using black ink only. Each figure should be placed immediately after the paragraph in the text containing the first reference to it. Any figures not based on the authors’ original data should have source notes with corresponding references appearing in the reference list.
Conflict of Interest
All submissions should include a statement declaring any personal relationships that could cause a potential conflict of interest. Any funding sources should be properly acknowledged, and should include a statement whether such funding could lead to potential conflict of interest. This statement should be presented at the end of the main text prior to the list of references. Where there is no conflict of interest, this should be stated.
If authors wish to acknowledge financial support or any other assistance, a note can be added below the statement on conflict of interest prior to references.
AJMS uses American Psychological Association (APA) style guide (Edition 6) for both in-text citations and reference list. All references should include the DOI numbers where they are available. The reference list should be presented at the end of the manuscript and the entries should be double spaced.
Any appendices should present after the list of references. They should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals (e.g. Appendix 1, Appendix 2, etc.). All appendices should be referred to in appropriate places in the main text.
Tables and figures
Conflict of interest statement
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.
Authors are required to transfer their copyright to the Faculty of Management Studies, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.
Articles in AJMS are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.