The South Asian Journal of Management Sciences (SAJMS) is a free online multidisciplinary journal in the field of management sciences with no publication/review fee. The goal of SAJMS is to publish intuitive, original and impactful research in business.

SAJMS welcomes submissions of research manuscripts in any sub-domains of business studies emphasizing on management implication.


The South Asian Journal of Management Sciences (SAJMS) facilitate its authors with a web-based submission and review process offered by Manuscript Editorial which enables authors to submit and check the status of their papers online. Please read the following instructions for authors before moving on to the actual submission process ( at Submit a Paper )


Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. An independent editing service can be found at Language Lab. All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of this service does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.


All submissions made to the journal via the online submission portal are first reviewed for completeness, and only then sent to be assessed by an Associate Editor who will decide whether they are suitable for peer review based on the scope, quality of communication, and the similarity of the manuscript.

Editor(s) are expected to obtain a minimum of two peer reviewers (both national and international) for manuscripts reporting primary research or secondary analysis of primary research. Authors are then notified of the decision with a copy of suggested reviewer's comments if the manuscript is accepted or rejected.

The accepted ones will be resubmitted with their revised manuscripts along with a Response Sheet explaining how they incorporated the reviewer's suggestions.


The authors should guarantee that their work is entirely original and that if they have utilized the work and/or words of others, this has been properly credited or quoted. All manuscripts submitted to the journal will be checked for originality using Ithenticate software. The maximum amount of plagiarism that may be tolerated is 17%. The editor of the journal, on the other hand, may commence the investigation by evaluating any allegations of plagiarism, self-plagiarism, or text recycling. If the assertions are correct, all identified authors will be contacted in order to conduct an inquiry about the overlapping material. Further feedback from the Editorial Board members and the author's institution may be sought if needed.

Note: In each of the scenarios, the author's institution may also be contacted.


The complaints will be acknowledged within 10 working days, however, some issues may be complex and therefore require longer to be fully investigated.


After a paper is published, we generally do not allow making any changes to the paper. However, the editorial board may allow corrections in the published paper in exceptional cases.

The corrections may be allowed to rectify unintentional miscalculations, human lapses or technical errors in the published paper.

The published papers may be retracted if a clear evidence of fraudulent data, plagiarism or unethical publication practices is found.

The copyright infringement or non-disclosure of conflict interest may also result in retraction of the published papers.

The decision of correction or retraction will be made on case to case basis following the COPE's Retraction Guidelines.

The decision of the editorial board with regards to correction or retraction will be final and cannot be challenged.


Our repository policy aims to increase the access and citation of the published articles in our Journal.

South Asian Journal of Management Sciences (SAJMS) allows authors to archive their published articles in an institutional repository which should be on a non-profit server. The authors can also self-archive their published articles on their personal website or web space.

A link to the Journal's home page or the article's DOI number must be mentioned along with the deposited article in the institutional or personal repository.

What is a DOI?
DOI stands for digital object identifier. It is a unique identifying code assigned to each article at the time of publication on the IQRA University website. DOIs are distributed by independent registration agencies, such as CrossRef.


IMPORTANT: All papers will be acknowledged on receipt by email and will receive a preliminary editorial review within four weeks. Papers of high interest will be sent out for external review. We aim to notify authors of acceptance, rejection or need for revision within four months of submission. Recently, due to the high volume of submissions and demands on referees, it may not always be possible to meet this target, but we aim to have your manuscript reviewed within six months.

Reporting Standards

Authors of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental Errors in Published Work

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Research Involving Animals and Human Subjects

While reporting research on human subjects, kindly demonstrate the methods used were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional or regional). The rights of the children should be protected and the consent form should be duly obtained from their parents or guardians before they participate in a research study. Include written approvals from an Institutional Review Board or an Animal Care and Use Committee. Authors must have informed consent from patients or guardians. If a patient is dead, the author should look for authorization from a family member. If an animal is used in experiments, authors must look for authorization from the relevant committee of the concerned department or institution.

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