St.Joseph's Institute Of Management

Business Review (India) at SJIM

A biannual publication of the Center for Business Research at the St. Joseph’s Institute of Management Bangalore, Business Review (India) seeks to become the predominant repository of well written, theoretically strong academic papers written by doctoral students from reputed Indian business schools.

We believe that the academic community - both in India and overseas - can benefit greatly from novel ideas that Indian doctoral students put forth in the several papers they write during their doctoral program coursework.

Simultaneously, doctoral students are afforded the opportunity to hone their work, through a rigorous double blind peer review process and through following other norms that are expected of good academic research. Each year,  Best Paper Awards in each of up to eight areas are announced by the journal.

Journal Name Business Review (India) (ISSN 0973-9076)
Editor Dr. Caren Rodrigues (Doctorate, IIM Bangalore), Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Co-Chair of the Center for Business Research, St. Joseph’s Institute of Management, Bangalore
Areas in which papers are solicited for submission
1. Corporate Strategy and Policy
2. Decision Sciences and Information Systems
3. Economics
4. Finance and Accounting
5. Marketing
6. Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
7. Production and Operations Management
8. Public Policy
Types of Submissions solicited Original articles, either conceptual or empirical, that contain new, creative and/ or provocative ideas in the field, and advance our understanding of business and management.
Submission Deadline Ongoing
Where to submit click here
Author Submission Guidelines Submitted manuscripts should follow the guidelines mentioned below. Please note that the guidelines are aligned to those of the Academy of Management.
Please ensure that your manuscript is blinded, in order to facilitate a quicker peer review.
Contact details For any inquiries, please contact: Dr. Caren Rodrigues, Editor,
St. Joseph’s Institute of Management, 28/1, Primrose Road, Bangalore 25

To submit a manuscript, first make sure you have a Word file from which the title page and all author-identifying references have been removed.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

In order to facilitate processing of submissions, please make sure that:

1.Your entire submission (including references) is double-spaced in 12-point or larger font with margins of one inch or more.

2.Your abstract is 200 words or less.

3.Your submission contains few and only necessary footnotes (not endnotes).

4.There is nothing in your file that identifies the authors.

5.Any hypotheses are explicitly identified as such.

6.Constructs and variables are identified in words, not abbreviations.

7.Any prior publication of the data featured in the manuscript is explicitly acknowledged in the manuscript.

8.All headings, references and citations should follow the format of the Academy of Management Journal (

9.To ensure author anonymity, manuscript "properties" (under FILE in Microsoft Word) should be erased prior to submission.

Guidelines for submitting figures/images:

1.Make sure you use uniform lettering and sizing of your original artwork.

2.Number the illustrations according to their sequence in the text.

3.Tables and figures should be placed at the end of the manuscript, with placement instructions between paragraphs within the body text to indicate where these items would go (e.g., "Insert Table 1 Here”). For more details on the formatting of tables and figures, please refer to the style guide of the Academy of Management Journal (

Guidelines for figures/images after Acceptance

1.Images should be submitted at a minimum of 300 dpi.

2.We only publish images in black and white.

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Saikat Chakraborty (IIM Ahmedabad), "This Place Is Not the Same Anymore; Temps Are Coming In"

Public Policy

Harit Joshi (IIM Ahmedabad), "Study of Modelling Approaches for Framing Transportation Policies Using Behavioral Sciences"


Ranjitha G P (IIM Kozhikode), "The Influence of Usage of Popular Songs, Music, or Lyrics in Advertisements on the Audience"

Production & Operations Management

Shikha Verma and Sneha Dhyani (IIM Ahmedabad), "The Psychology of Queuing: A Review"

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Business Review, India adheres to the following two codes of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE): the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers. The journal’s editor, reviewers, authors and publisher is committed to the code. Key points of these codes are summarized below.

  1. The editor evaluates submitted manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit (study’s validity and rigor) and its relevance to the journal’s scope. The journal does not discriminate with regard to the authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, religious belief, political philosophy or nationality.
  2. The editor and editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  3. The editor, editorial staff, editorial advisors and the publisher will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the authors’ explicit written consent.
  4. All submitted manuscripts being considered for publication undergo double blind peer-review by at least two reviewers. The editor is responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published, based on the validation of the work in question, its importance, the reviewers’ comments, and legal requirements such as those regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  5. The editor (in conjunction with the publisher and/or society) will look into every reported act of unethical publishing behavior with regard to a submitted manuscript or published paper, even if it is discovered years after publication. If, on investigation, unethical behavior is uncovered, a correction, retraction or an expression of concern will be published in the journal.
  6. Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should immediately notify the editor.
  7. Reviewers must carry out their work objectively, and their observations must be formulated clearly with supporting arguments and citations from extant literature, so that authors can use them for improving the manuscript. Personal criticism of the authors is never appropriate.
  8. A reviewer must notify the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other manuscript (published or unpublished) that he/she observes.
  9. Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript should not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the authors.
  10. Any invited referee who has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the manuscript should immediately notify the editor and decline the invitation to review.
  11. Authors in the journal are expected to accurately describe results, followed by an objective discussion of the work. Review articles should be accurate and objective.
  12. Authors' manuscripts should contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the work.
  13. Authors may be asked to provide the raw data for editorial review and from other competent professionals for at least 3 years after publication.
  14. Authors should ensure that they submit only entirely original works, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited.
  15. Submission of a manuscript concurrently to more than one journal is prohibited.
  16. Authors should, at the time of submission to this journal, disclose any conflicts of interest that might influence the results or their interpretation. These conflicts of interest may take the form of financial ones such as grants or other funding, employment, consultancies, or ownership, as well as non-financial ones such as personal or professional relationships or other affiliations to the subject matter in the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the work must be mentioned along with the grant or other reference number if any.
  17. Co-authors to a journal must have: (a) made significant contributions to the study; and (b) drafted the manuscript or revised it critically; and (c) have seen and approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication. All other persons who made substantial contributions to the work reported in the manuscript (such as technical help, writing and editing assistance) but who do not meet the criteria for co-authorship should be acknowledged in the "Acknowledgements" section. The corresponding author will ensure that all appropriate coauthors and no inappropriate coauthors are included in the author list.
  18. Authors are obliged to respond promptly to the editor's requests for raw data, clarifications, ethics approval, participant consents and copyright permissions. In the case of a first decision of "review and resubmit", authors should respond to the reviewers’ comments systematically, point by point, and in a timely manner, resubmitting their manuscript to this journal by the deadline.
  19. In cases of possible scientific misconduct, plagiarism, or fraudulent publication, the publisher (with the editor), will take actions including investigation, publication of clarifications or retraction.
  20. The publisher is committed to the availability of publications and will strive to ensure the content preservation and accessibility by attempting to partner with the corresponding organizations.