Author Guidelines

Publication Ethics and Malpractice statement

The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board of AJEL. Any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable, and the Editorial Board of this journal does not tolerate plagiarism in any form. Authors submitting manuscripts affirm that manuscript contents are original.   Based on the review report of the Board of Editors and the Board of reviewers the editor has complete responsibility and authority to accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.

 

ORIGINALITY

Paper submitted should be an original and unpublished work. Any paper submitted which is identical or substantially similar to research work already published or under review for another publication will not be considered.A copyright form clearly certifying that the manuscript is original and has neither been published anywhere or is at present being considered for any other publication should accompany the manuscript.

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LANGUAGE

  • The text should be in English, American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of both.
  • Authors who feel their English language manuscript may require editing to eliminate possible grammatical or spelling errors and to conform to correct scientific English may wish to use relevant editing apps or service.

STRUCTURE OF THE MANUSCRIPT

  • Purpose/Objectives
  • Methodology/Approach
  • Findings/Results
  • Conclusion/Implications/Recommendations
  • Acknowledgments (when appropriate)
  • References
  • Appendices (when appropriate)

The manuscript should be accompanied by the following:

An abstract of 200-250 words with  key words. The recommended length of the research article should be between 6000-9000 words. Use single quotes throughout. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Use „nineteenth century‟, „1980s‟. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. Avoid excessive use of italics for emphasis, but use italics for book titles, journal names and foreign words. All files should be submitted as MS-Word document.

MANUSCRIPT TITLE PAGE

Following details should be given on the Manuscript Title Page:

Author Details
  • Full name of each author, affiliation of each author, including current designation and affiliation, complete postal address, phone number, fax number (if any) and e-mail address at time the research was completed.
  • Multiple affiliations should be marked with superscript Arabic numbers.

Titles

The title of the table should be clear, concise and self-explanatory. For e.g., an appropriate title would be “Variables for Studying the Determinants of Employee Satisfaction” instead of “Variables of the Study”When appropriate, you may use the title to explain an abbreviation parenthetically. For e.g., Comparison of Median Income of Adopted Children (AC) v. Foster Children (FC).

FONT AND FORMAT

Paper length

Full paper: within 12 pages, including references, tables/ charts and keywords
Abstract length200-250 words
Key words3-5 words
Font12-point Times New Roman
ParagraphSingle-spaced
Margin

Set page margins to 1 inch on all sides.

Page numbersBottom-centered
LayoutOne-column Portrait
FormatMS Word-compatible file

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FOOTNOTES AND ENDNOTES

Use of footnotes and endnotes should be minimum.

REFERENCES

References should be complete in all respects, with authors‟ surnames arranged alphabetically following conventional citation styles.Authors are requested to follow the APA style. Examples-

  • Owen, J. (2003). Management Stripped Bare. (1st ed.). India: Kogan Page In text citation: (Owen, 2003) or Owen (2003) explains…..
  • Johnston, M. W., & Marshall, G. W. (2009). Sales Force Management (9th ed.).New York: McGraw-Hill Companies. In text citation: (Johnston & Marshall, 2009) or Johnston and Marshall (2009) said… When paraphrasing in text, use and, not &.

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPT

 The author(s) should submit two soft copies of the manuscript in MS Word to  ajel@amity.edu, which will be duly acknowledged.  Submission deadlines: September 15 for December issue and March 15 for June issue.

PEER REVIEW POLICY

AJEL is a bi-annual blind peer reviewed, refereed research based international journal. Each manuscript will be  reviewed by four referees and will be assessed initially by the Editors . Only those papers will be sent for outside review that meet the methodological and editorial standards of the journal and fit within the aims and scope of the journal. 

The reviewers' recommendations determine whether a manuscript will be

  • Accepted
  • Accepted subject to minor changes
  • Accepted subject to resubmission with significant changes
  • Rejected.

For manuscripts which require changes, the same reviewers will be used to ensure that the quality of the revised manuscript is acceptable.

RESEARCH FUNDING

Authors must declare all sources of external research funding in their paper and a statement to this effect should appear in the Acknowledgements section. Authors should describe the role of the funder or financial sponsor in the entire research process, from study design to submission.

ACCURACY OF CONTENT

Contributions, whether published pseudonymously or not, are accepted on the strict understanding that the author is responsible for the accuracy of all opinion, technical comment, factual report, data, figures, illustrations and photographs. 

PUBLICATION CHARGES

Submission fee

There is No submission fee for Amity Journal of Entrepreneurship and Leadership-AJEL.


My submission/manuscript has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.


I have submitted a copyright form clearly certifying that the manuscript is original and has neither been published anywhere or is at present being considered for any other publication should accompany the manuscript.


My submission file is in Microsoft Word document file format.


I have submitted the abstract of 200-250 words with key words.


The recommended length of my manuscript is between 6000-9000 words.


My entire manuscript is having1.5 line spacing, 12- point font, font type Times New Roman and 1-inch margins on all sides.


In my manuscript, the Figures, Tables, or Exhibit have been given on a separate sheet. The Figures, Tables and Exhibits are separately numbered, titled and attached at the end of the text serially.


 

In my manuscript, all the Tables and graphs have been submitted in their original Word/Excel format.


In my manuscript, the References are complete in all respects, with author's surnames arranged alphabetically following conventional citation styles.