Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

IJELCS is a double blind peer-reviewed journal edited by the Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Karachi, Pakistan. The Journal is an academic resource for industry related case studies and research articles which are the outcome of experiential learning and evidence based exercises by academicians and corporate managers. It is a blend of quality research on experiential learning and a diverse set of case studies pertaining to different business disciplines covering strategic marketing, strategic management, organizational behaviour, human resource management, finance & accounting, business ethics, entrepreneurship, economics and other related functional areas.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Editors
  • Nawaz Ahmad
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Studies

Editors
  • Nawaz Ahmad
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

All research articles published in IJELCS go through an initial editor screening followed by a rigorous double-blind peer review by two anonymous referees.

The journal has strict editorial overview process, including the double-blind review. Identities of both the author and reviewer are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. The review is conducted by two reviewers: one national and one international. The author(s) interested in getting their work published in IJELCS are required to accept the editorial policy.

 

Publication Frequency

International Journal of Experiential Learning & Case Studies was founded in 2016 and is published semi-annually: June and December.

 

Open Access Policy

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.

The copyright of any IJELCS article rests with the author(s). As a condition of publication, the authors AGREE to release their copyright under a shared licence, the Creative Commons - Attribution International 4.0 (CC-BY) License. See < https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/>.

We would like to know when IJELCS articles are reproduced, so please let us know by contacting us at ijelcs@iobm.edu.pk

An example of attribution language is below:

This article has been reproduced from the International Journal of Experiential Learning & Case Studies (IJELCS) Volume x, Issue y, using a Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 licence. © 20?? Author Name(s). 

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Aims and Objective

The key objective of the journal is to contribute significantly to the teaching and learning by using business management related case studies and industry-specific research articles.

 

 

Article Processing Charge

IJELCS does not charge the authors any processing and publication fee, at any point in time, during or after the publication process. IJELCS also does not charge the authors any cost for article submission in IJELCS.

 

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

IJELCS is a double-blind peer-reviewed international scientific journal committed to promoting the highest ethical publication practices and to maintain the integrity of the scientific record. It is not a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) but it follows COPE's Code of Conduct. Therefore, for all parties involved in the act of publishing (the author, the journal editor(s), the peer reviewer and the publisher), it is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour, based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

 

DUTIES OF THE EDITORS-IN-CHIEF

Fair play

Submitted manuscripts are evaluated for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality

The Editor-in-Chief and any editorial staff must 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.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an Editor's own research without the explicit written consent of the author(s).

Publication Decisions

The handling Editor-in-Chief of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the submitted articles should be published. The Editor-in-Chief 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-in-Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

 

DUTIES OF PEER REVIEWERS

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the Editor-in-Chief in making editorial decisions and, through the editorial communication with the author, may also assist the author in improving the manuscript.

Promptness

Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its timely review will be impossible should immediately notify the Editor-in-Chief so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.

Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except if authorized by the Editor-in-Chief.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is unacceptable. Referees should express their views clearly with appropriate supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the Editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published data of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider evaluating manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the submission.

 

DUTIES OF AUTHORS

Reporting Standards

Authors reporting results 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 manuscript. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Parallel submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of a Manuscript

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section.

The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the authors must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

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’s Editor-in-Chief or publisher and cooperate with them either to retract the paper or to publish an appropriate erratum.

 

PUBLISHER’S CONFIRMATION

In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism the publisher, in close collaboration with the Editors-in-Chief, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum or, in the most severe cases, the complete retraction of the affected work.

The Publisher and the Journal do not discriminate based on age, colour, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or sexual orientation in its publishing programs, services and activities.

 

Journal Indexing

 

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Directory of Research Journals Indexing

 

 

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Plagiarism Policy

The journal has zero tolerance policy towards plagiarism. Each article upon submission undergoes a plagiarism test using Turnitin software.