Governance and Management Review (GMR)
  Governance and Management Review (GMR)
  Published by: Institute of Administrative Sciences
  ISSN- 2521-554 X (Online)
ISSN-L 2309-6810
Frequency: Biannual  

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1. Papers should be carefully crafted and succinctly presented. The font style should be “Times New Roman”. The font size for main heading, sub heading and text should be 14 and bold, 12 and bold and 12 respectively with margins of 1 inch on all sides. The electronic file submitted should be in MS Word format. Tables and figures should be inserted in sequence of the manuscript instead of end. Avoid Footnotes. The author must provide high quality artwork for all illustrations. Poor definition reproductions are not suitable. For formatting and referencing purposes consult and emulate APA 6th Edition. All submissions shall be made to the editors at the official email id
2. A title of article should be provided not more than eight words.
3. Paper should be one column and single line format.
4. A cover page must be provided on a separate sheet, including: 

    • Title of the article
    • Full name
    • Professional Affiliation
    • Full contact details ( address, telephone, fax numbers and email address)
    • Brief professional biography.

5. Papers should be carefully crafted and succinctly presented. Papers submitted to GMR are usually between 5,000 and 7,000 words (including references). The allowable length of a paper is at the Editor’s discretion, however, papers submitted with a length exceeding 7,000 words may be returned to the author(s) for reduction before they will be considered by the Editors.
6.  In the main manuscript, the title of the paper is followed by an informative abstract of no more than 150 words. A list of 4-6 key words, in alphabetical order should be provided below the abstract. These key words should reflect the main themes of the paper as they are used for indexing purposes. Within the main manuscript, the author must be careful not to make references in the text that will reveal his/her identity. This is to facilitate the blind review process.
7. References should be listed alphabetically by author at the end of the manuscript. In the text, where the author’s name appears, the date should follow in parentheses, e.g., Mintzberg (1985). If the author’s name is not present in the text, insert it with the author’s name and date in parentheses, e.g., (Mintzberg, 1985).
Multiple references should be listed alphabetically in parentheses, separated by semicolons e.g., (Jackson, 1996; Watson, 1986).
Page numbers, to indicate a passage of special relevance or to give the source of a quotation, should appear in parentheses as (Willmott, 1992, p. 12).
If there is more than one reference to the same author in the same year, postscript the date with a, b, c, etc. e.g., (Sparrow, 1998a).


Choo, C. W. (1998). The Knowing Organization: How Organizations Use Information to Construct Meaning, Create Knowledge, and Make Decisions. New York: Oxford University Press.
Holliday, I., Gamble, G. and Parry, G. Jr (Eds.) (1999). Fundamentals in British Politics, 2nd edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Chapter in a book

Allen, D. (1988). ‘British foreign policy and international co-operation’. In Byrd, P. (Ed.), British Foreign Policy. Deddington: Philip Allen, 210–18.
Brehmer, A. and Brehmer, B. (1988). ‘What have we learned about human judgment from thirty years of policy capturing?’. In Brehmer, B. and Joyce, C. R. B. (Eds), Human Judgment: The SJT View. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Science Publishers, 8, 125–35.

Journal article
Abrahams, P. (1998). ‘Notes on the difficulty of studying the state’. Journal of Historical Sociology, 1, 15–21.
Fontana, B. (2001). ‘Gramsci on politics and state’. Journal of Classical Sociology, 2, Special Issue, 157–78.

Online only journal

Cash, D. W., Adger, W. N., Berkes, F., Garden, P., Lebel, L., Olsson, P., Pritchard, L. and Young, O. (2006). ‘Scale and cross-scale dynamics: Governance and information in a multilevel world’. Ecology and Society, 11. Available at (accessed 29 June 2012).

In press

Bradley, S. W., Shepherd, D. A. and Wiklund, J. (2011). ‘The importance of slack for new organizations facing “tough” environments’. Journal of Management Studies, doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6486.2010.00906.x.
Axelrod, J. N. (in press). ‘Politics and poker: deception and self-deception in marketing research’. Journal of Advertising Research, in press.

Working Paper

Kang, D. (2000). Family Ownership and Performance in Public Corporations: A Study of the U.S. Fortune 500, 1982–1994. Working Paper 00-0051, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA.


Gnyawali, D. R. (1997). Creation and Utilization of Organizational Knowledge: An Empirical Study of the Effects of Organizational Learning on Strategic Decision Making. Unpublished PhD Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, PA.


Kowalik, T. (1992). ‘Trade unions attitude to privatisation’. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Privatization and Transformation in Eastern Europe, Warsaw, 15–20 November.

Web page
British Steel (2005). Annual Report 2005. Available at: (accessed 18 November 2005).


Klein, J. (2002). ‘How the solidarity dream turned sour’. The Guardian, 12 June, 8–9.

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