Editorial Guildlines of ER Journal

Guide to authors

Manuscripts are published in English using the United Kingdom spelling. However, articles will not be rejected purely on the basis of a lack of acquaintance with the style of written English language. The editors will provide support for authors whose first language is not English. For all matters related to the manuscript, a corresponding author should be appointed by the authors. All manuscripts received are duly acknowledged and reviewed in the beginning by our editors for suitability for our journals before proceeding for the formal peer review. We will immediately reject manuscripts with insufficient creativity, significant scientific or technical flaws, or deficient in considerable message. Furthermore, articles that differ markedly from our scope will be rejected. However, an alternative journal may be suggested.

As soon as the suitability of manuscripts for publication in Journal of Experimental Research is determined, two or more expert reviewers are appointed. Authors may also be requested to disclose the names of two or more experienced reviewers with considerable experience in the study area where their manuscripts may be sent to. However, the suggested reviewers should not have the same affiliation with the authors. The double-blind review process, in which the reviewers and authors are unaware of each other's identity, is adopted. Each member of the editorial team is responsible for a manuscript, but the final decision on acceptance lies on the editorial team. The corresponding author receives the comments, and suggestions (acceptance/ rejection/ amendments in manuscript) and may be requested to provide a point by point reaction to the reviewers' comments and submit a revised version of the manuscript. This process is repeated till reviewers and editors are satisfied with the manuscript. Accepted manuscripts for publications are copy edited for grammar, punctuation, print style, and format. Page proofs are sent to the corresponding author. The corresponding author is expected to return the corrected proofs within one week. It may not be appropriate to include corrections received after that period. To achieve quicker and better propagation of knowledge and information, the journal publishes articles online as 'Ahead of Print' immediately on acceptance.

All submissions shall be accompanied by a covering letter, which must state that the article has neither been published nor is under consideration for publication in any other journal. It must also state clearly that there is no conflict of interest. This restraint does not apply to results published as abstracts of communications, letters to the editor or as preliminary reports. Authors should also declare financial supports that may pose a potential conflict of interest.

Ethical Consideration

All submitted articles involving human experiments should be performed only in accordance with the ethical standards provided by the responsible committee of the institution and in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki (as revised in Edinburgh 2000), available at http://www.wma.net/en/30publications/10policies/b3/index.html. This must be clearly stated in the document. Authors may be asked to provide evidence of the ethical approval. Informed oral or written permission must be obtained from human subjects, and this must be clearly stated in the methodology section. Efforts should be made to preserve patient anonymity. Ensure confidentiality of subjects by desisting from mentioning participants' names, initials or hospital numbers, especially in illustrative material. Indeed photographs should be dropped sufficiently to prevent the recognition of human subjects being. An eye bar can be used if necessary. Animal experiments must conform to the instructions for the care and use of animals provided by the institution at which the research was carried out.

Types of Papers

The journal will accept for publication

  1. Original papers on any field of management sciences or related disciplines.
  2. Consideration may be given to the publication of theoretical contributions which may include innovative provocative hypothesis that have potential promise for new avenues of research.
  3. Invited Reviews: this must be subject to the decisions of the Editorial Board. However, suggestions to the Board concerning reviews on current topics of high interest are welcome.

Manuscript Format and Arrangement

Manuscripts (MS) should be written in English and should be generally as concise as possible. Pages on the MS should be numbered on the bottom half of each page in Arabic numerals. The pages are arranged in the following format.

Title page:

This first page of each paper should indicate the title, the author(s) name(s) with surname underlined, institution where work was conducted and a short running title. The exact postal address of the corresponding author must be given on the title page. Phone numbers should be added as well as e-mail address for ease of contact.

Abstract/Key words:

The second page should contain the abstract of the work which should be maximum of 200 words summarizing the essential information in the research. Between 3 to 8 words in English or accepted management sciences nomenclature should be given as keywords which will reflect the content of the paper.


The detailed paper should be structured as Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion and conclusion. Few exceptions to this rule will be allowed in the event of a highly specialized work.

Foot notes:

With the exception of list of abbreviations footnotes should be avoided. When essential they are numbered consecutively and typed at the foot of the appropriate page.


Nomenclature used must conform to the standard editions of appropriate subject terminology.

Tables and Illustrations:

Tables and illustrations are numbered in Arabic numerals and prepared on separate sheets as appendix. Tables and figures must be accompanied with titles (atop the tables and below for the figures). Legends for figures must accompany the figures.


References in the text should be made by author's name followed by the year of publication. When there are more than two authors use the first authors name and then et al, When references are made to more than one paper by the same author, published in this same year, designate them as a, b, c etc. The list of reference at end of work should include only the references cited in the text and arranged in alphabetical order. Journal abbreviations must conform to standard Journal Indexing/ Abstracting bodies e.g. Index Medicus.

Terms & Conditions

Manuscripts are submitted on the following conditions:

  1. Must be peer- reviewed
  2. Names, postal and e-mail addresses of four experts in the appropriate area of research should accompany each manuscript. Suggested experts should not be in the same institutions as author(s). At the Editor's discretion experts selected from this list may act as referees for the manuscript.
  3. Submission of an article for publication implies the transfer of the copyright from the author to the publisher upon acceptance. Accepted papers become the permanent property of the Journal of Experimental Research.

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