Guidelines to Authors for Research Articles/Manuscripts

JJDMS welcomes research articles on issues of current interest in Development and Management. We publish empirical papers, review papers, executive experience – sharing, book-reviews. All the manuscripts under consideration are peer reviewed by two persons anonymously. The authors are given one printed complimentary copies of the journal. All submissions and related correspondence should be addressed to:

The Editor
Jharkhand Journal of Development and Management Studies
Xavier Institute of Social Service,
P. B. No. 7, Dr. Camil Bulcke Path, Ranchi-834001, Jharkhand, India
Tel.:+91-651-2200873 (Ext. 209)
Fax: +91-651-2213381
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  • All manuscripts should be structured along these lines: Abstract (up-to 150 words), Key words, Introduction, Review of Literature, Objectives, Research Methodology, Findings and Analysis, Discussion, Conclusion & Recommendations and References. Further, the manuscripts must be typed in letter quality (font size 12 in New Times Roman) in double-space on one side of A4 paper with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Authors should submit their manuscripts to the Editor (JJDMS) using the email id: Manuscript should not exceed 5000 words or 25 typed pages.
  • Manuscript of a paper should have a cover page providing the title of the paper, the names (s), address (es), phone, fax numbers and e-mail address (es) of al authors and acknowledgements, if any.
  • Following the cover page, there should be an abstract page, which should contain the title of the paper, the subtitle ‘abstract’ and a summary of the paper in single space, not exceeding 150 words.
  • References should be cited in the ‘APA style’ with a title REFERENCES. Examples of how the references are to be listed at the end is given below:
    • Book:
      Deb, D. (2009). Beyond developmentality: Constructing inclusive freedom and sustainability. New Delhi: Daanish Books.
      Peet, R., & Hartwick, E. (2009). Theories of development: Contentions, arguments, alternatives (2nd ed.). London: The Guilford Press.
    • Edited Book:
      Munda, R. D., & Mullick, S. B. (Eds.). (2003). Jharkhand movement. Indigenous peoples’ struggle for autonomy in India. Copenhagen: International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs.
    • Chapter in an Edited Book:
      Sreedevi, T. K., & Wani, S. P. (2009). Integrated farm management practices and upscaling the impact for increased productivity of rainfed systems. In S. P. Wani, J. Rockström, & T. Oweis (Eds.), Rainfed agriculture: Unlocking the potential (pp. 222-257). Wallingford: CAB International.
    • Article in a Journal:
      D’Souza, R. (2004). Rigidity and the affliction of capitalist property: Colonial land revenue and the recasting of nature. Studies in History, 20 (2), 237-272. doi:10.1177/025764300402000204
    • Website - magazine, journal or newspaper article:
      Mohanty, B. K. (2016, January 8). Farmland-lease nod on table. The Telegraph. Retrieved from Z8tM4
    • Technical and Research Report, e.g. Government Reports
      Yogi, R. K., Bhattacharya, A., Jaiswal, A. K., & Kumar, A. (2015). Lac, plant resins and gums statistics 2014: At a glance (Bulletin (Technical) No. 07/2015). Ranchi, Jharkhand: ICAR-Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums. Retrieved from
    • Internet Web Page (html)
      What is rapid rural appraisal? FAO Corporate Document Repository. Retrieved from
Authors are suggested to check the APA style before submission in the following link:!/file/APA_6th_ed.pdf
  • Each Figure/Table should be printed on a separate sheet. Figures and tables are to be separately numbered, titled, and attached at the end of the text serially.
  • At the end of the blind review process, the editor informs the authors about the acceptance or rejection of the manuscript. On acceptance, the author is expected to incorporate the modifications suggested by the reviewers, if any, and submit a CD and hard copy of the final revised manuscript.
  • Authors should ensure that the manuscript submitted to JJDMS is not simultaneously submitted to any other journal or publisher. Similarly, it should not be submitted anywhere else during the pendency of the review process which will take about three months. Once a manuscript is accepted by or published in JJDMS, it becomes the property of XISS, whose permission is necessary for any operations covered by the Copyright Act.

Guidelines for Book Reviewers


All communication pertaining to book reviews should be addressed to the Editor, Jharkhand Journal of Development and Management Studies.

Preliminary Requirements

The preliminary requirements of a book to be reviewed, before it is processed, are appropriateness of the title of the book to the goals and scope of the journal should have been published in the last two years.

Expectations of a Book Review

A book review should comment upon the following, besides the objectives/theme and contents/organization o the book, among others: contemporary relevance, contribution to knowledge, conceptual clarity and logic of analysis, methodology, implications for intervention, originality, language and presentation, applicability to Indian conditions, in the case of a foreign book, and potential readership and utility.

Typescript for a Book Review

A book review should be submitted in duplicate; be typed in double space on one side of A4 paper; and not exceed 1200 words. The title of the review should contain the following details: Title of the book (underlined/italicised), names (s) of the authors (s)/editor (s), year of publication, place of publication and name of publisher (separated by a colon), number of pages and the price of the book. For example: Social Research Methodologies in Action, Edited by Anirudh Prasad, Ramkrishna Mukherjee, and Beni A. Ekka,2008, Ranchi: Xavier Institute of Social Service, pp. 612, Rs. 1900/- (Two volume set).

Book Review Essay

A book review essay is an in depth review of a book presented in an essay like form. While a book review essay should comment upon all criteria outlined in the previous section, it could also present a comparison of books on the same topic. A book review essay may go up to 4,000 words.


Every scheduled book review is copy-edited. The reviewer’s concurrence to copy-editing is assumed, unless specified otherwise by the reviewer.


Book Reviews on the themes of special issues are scheduled in the respective special issues by the Guest Editor. Other book reviews are scheduled in general issues by the Book Review Editor, according to the order of arrival, quality of the review and contemporary relevance. Priority will be given to invited book reviews. Every book reviewer gets a complimentary copy of the journal issue in which their review gets published.