Instructions for Authors/Contributors
IJTD looks for original, un-published papers based on research or significant conceptual contribution to learning in the fields of management and related areas. It encourages writings rooted in Indian conditions for problems unique to India and confirming to International reference points. Its ambit includes management problems and their innovative and effective solutions in business enterprises of both public and private sectors as well as socially oriented non-profit seeking organizations and institutions. The focus of IJTD includes concerns of Management in Environment.
Types of Articles and Word Limits
(including reference, but excluding title page and abstract)
- The length of the Articles should ideally be in the range of 2500 to 3000 words (approx 5 to 6 pages )
- The Content should be duly annotated.
- The manuscript should be typed in double spacing in Times New Roman Font size 12 or Arial Size Font size 11.
- The manuscript should include a separate title page with the name of the author(s), institutional affiliations, e mail address.
Thru e mail or hard copy along with CD
Authors shall be responsible for confirming to requirements of copyright and intellectual property right regulations.
IJTD prohibits the Author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration of other publications. The Authors are requested to self certify that the submitted text has not been submitted elsewhere for publication nor has it been published anywhere else. The copyright of the papers published by IJTD shall rest with the Editor of IJTD and can be reproduced elsewhere only with due acknowledgment of its first publication in IJTD.
A Publication of Indian Society for Training & Development
Indian Society for Training and Development, (ISTD), which is publishing the Indian Journal for Training & Development (IJTD)adopted and implemented the following procedures in the publication of IJTD.
Peer Review and Publication Policy
All received manuscripts are initially scrutinized for suitability within the journal. Papers may also be checked for any copyright violations with the help of available software. If found suitable, the paper is sent for a blind review. On receipt of feedback from reviewer, action is initiated to accept, reject or request the revision of the paper. The Journal reserves the right to make necessary editorial amendments in the final manuscript to suit journal’s format. Single complimentary copy will be provided and posted to Indian Authors.
Ethics policy for Journal Publication
The publication of an article in this peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed papers are expected to embody the scientific method. An important role of the IJTD is to maintain the integrity of the scholarly record. It is a tribute to scholarly practice that the system works well and problems are comparatively rare. The IJTD has a supporting, investing and nurturing role in the scholarly communication process and also recognizes its role in ensuring that best practices are followed. All editorial decision are by definition, professional and beyond any compromise.
Duties of Authors -Reporting standards
Authors of papers 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. Review and professional publication articles should also be accurate and objective, and editorial ‘opinion’ works should be clearly identified as such.
Data access and retention
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after 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. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible. -Fundamental errors in published works. 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 or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.
Duties of Editor
The editor of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers (or society officers) in making this decision.
The editor evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor and any editorial staff does 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.