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Instructions to Authors


Submit manuscripts as email attachment to the Editorial office at: and clearly mentioning new manuscript submission in subject area. A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author on same day or within 48 hours. Paper can also be submitted Online. The submitting author takes responsibility for the paper during submission and peer review.

Terms of Submission

Papers must be submitted on the understanding that they have not been published elsewhere and are not currently under consideration by another journal. The submitting author is responsible for ensuring that the article's publication has been approved by all the other co-authors. In case of more than one author of a paper for every additional author, his/her contribution for the paper need to be defined. There is no page limit. Authors who want to submit us, they should need to check our Publication Ethics before submission. All enquiries concerning the publication of accepted papers should be addressed to

Submission Checklist/Desk Review 

All manuscripts are reviewed first by an editor called (Desk Review). All authors need to follow the following checklist before submission. In Desk Review the paper is checked for the following five points.

1) Plagiarism Reports should not be more than 18% (Turnitin).

2) Does paper fall under Journal Scope.  

3) Does Paper have followed Journal Template

4) Journal only consider MS word file submission, pdf files are not acceptable. 

5) Paper is submitted with condition that it has not been published earlier or not under-consideration in any other journal.

In case of failure of above checklist, paper is desk rejected and does not process further. If a paper pass above check list, it will be further forward for the following review process.

Review Process

In case a paper pass the Desk Review, it is further processed for triple blind review to qualified reviewers. The Paper will be reviewed by three reviewers (Two International and one National) blindly. For acceptance, it is important to have at Least two positive reviews for the paper. Decisions will be made as rapidly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers’ comments to authors within one month. The editorial board will re-review manuscripts that are accepted pending revision. It is the goal of the IRMBR to publish manuscripts within 1 month after submission and as soon they are approved by reviewers and may be uploaded to current version if accepted. 

Style of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English (with 10 font size and Times New Roman font style) so that they are intelligible to the professional reader who is not a specialist in any particular field. Manuscripts that do not conform to these requirements and the following manuscript format may be returned to the author prior to review for correction. The entire manuscript, including references, should be typed single spaced on one side of the paper. All pages should be numbered consecutively in the bottom right starting from the title page. The manuscript should be presented in the following order.

Title and Authorship Information

Title should be a brief phrase (capitalize first letter of each word in the title) describing the contents of the paper. Title Page should include the authors' full names and affiliations, the name of the corresponding author along with phone, fax and E-mail information.


All manuscripts should not exceed 150-250 words and should describe the scope, hypothesis or rationale for the work and the main findings. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited.


Key words (5-7 words) should be provided below the Abstract to assist with indexing of the article. These should not duplicate key words from the title.


This section should include sufficient background information, provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution and the knowledge gap. The aims of the manuscript should be clearly stated. The introduction should not contain either findings or conclusions. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Materials and Methods

This should be complete enough to provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be repeated by others. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer's name and address. Subheadings should be used. Methods in general use need not be described in detail.


Results should be presented in a logical sequence in the text, tables and figures; repetitive presentation of the same data in different forms should be avoided. The results should not contain material appropriate to the Discussion. It should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the authors' experiments. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature.


The discussion should consider the results in relation to any hypothesis advanced in the Introduction and place the study in the context of other work. Results and Discussion sections can be combined.


If an optional conclusion section is used, its content should not substantially duplicate the abstract.


The acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc should be brief.


Authors are guided to follow APA (American Psychological Association) References style while submitting paper to International Review of Management and Business Research (IRMBR):

Journal paper:

1.Sainaghi, R. (2008). Strategic position and performance of winter destinations.Tourism Review, 63(4), 40-57.

2. Shepherd, R., Barnett, J., Cooper, H., Coyle, A., Moran-Ellis, J., Senior, V., & Walton, C. (2007). Towards an understanding of British public attitudes concerning human cloning. Social Science & Medicine, 65(2), 377-392. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2007.03.018


1. King, M. (2000). Wrestling with the angel: A life of Janet Frame. Auckland, New Zealand: Viking.

Chapters in Book:

1. Helber, L. E. (1995). Redeveloping mature resorts for new markets. In M. V. Conlin & T. Baum (Eds.), Island tourism: Management principles and practice (pp. 105-113). Chichester, England: Wiley.

Titles of journals should be given in full. ‘In press' can only be used to cite manuscripts actually accepted for publication in a journal. Citations such as ‘manuscript in preparation' or ‘manuscript submitted' are not permitted. Data from such manuscripts can only be mentioned in the text as ‘unpublished data'.

A Report:

1. Holmes, P. (2000). The intercultural communication experiences of ethnic Chinese students in a Western tertiary institution: Implications for education providers (Working paper 2000-14). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato, Department of Management Communication.

Conference Proceedings:

1. Shobhadevi, Y. J., & Bidarakoppa, G. S. (1994). Possession phenomena: As a coping behaviour. In G. Davidson (Ed.), Applying psychology: Lessons from Asia-Oceania (pp. 83-95). Carlton, Vic., Australia: Australian Psychological Society.

A Thesis:

1. Dewstow, R. A. (2006). Using the Internet to enhance teaching at the University of Waikato(Unpublished master's thesis). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Refrences for Figures (Including Images) and Tables:

From a journal:

Figure 1. Name of Picture. From [Adapted from] "Title of article," by A. A. Author and B. B. Author, year, Title of Journal, Volume, p. xx. Copyright Year by Publisher. Reprinted with permission.

From a book:

Figure 2. Name of Picture. From [Adapted from] Title of Book (p. xx), by A. A. Author and B. B. Author, year, Place of Publication: Publisher. Reprinted with permission.

From a webpage:

Figure 3. Name of Picture. From [Adapted from] Title of webpage, by A. A. Author and B. B. Author, year, Retrieved from... website: http://.... Reprinted with permission.

Tables From a journal:

From [Adapted from] "Title of Article," by A. A. Author and B. B. Author, year, Title of Journal, Volume, p. XX. Copyright Year by Publisher. Reprinted with permission.

Tables From a book:

From [Adapted from] Title of Book (p. xx), by A. A. Author and B. B. Author, year, Place of Publication: Publisher. Reprinted with permission.

Figures / Illustrations / Photographs

Graphics should be supplied as high resolution (at least 300-600 dp.i.) electronic files. Digital images supplied only as low-resolution print-outs cannot be used. Graphs, diagrams, chromatograms, photos, etc. should be prepared as clear, original positives, suitable for reproduction. All figures should be embedded within the manuscript, and must be captioned and numbered sequentially.

Tables and Equations

Tables and equations should not be submitted in a format exceeding the A4 page size (in portrait form). All tables should be embedded within the manuscript, and must be captioned and numbered sequentially. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text.


Proofs will be sent via e-mail as an Acrobat PDF file (e-mail attachment) and should be returned within 3 days of receipt. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. 

Check List

We recommend that you ask a colleague to read over your paper prior to submission to ensure it is of a high standard and conforms to a high level of scientific writing. 

Before submission of your manuscript, please check that:

• All references cited in the text are included in the reference section.

• All figures and tables are cited in the text.

• Figures are at least 300 d.p.i.

• The pages are numbered bottom right side.

Publication Fee

Author(s) whose manuscript(s) are accepted for publication in International Review of Management and Business Research (IRMBR) are required to pay article publication fee. Journal Charge publication fee due to various cost involved, i.e Paper Review Cost, Paper Indexing Cost, Paper Printing Cost, Paper Editing & English Proofreading Cost, DOI Cost and Online artilce maintenance cost.

Article processing charge for “International Review of Management and Business Research (IRMBR)” for the authors with affiliation in High-Income Countries or Upper Middle-income Countries is USD $ 310, APC for the authors with affiliation in Lower Middle-income Countries USD $ 260  and APC for the authors with affiliation in Low-income Countries is USD $ 160.

However if the authors are unable to pay fee, they can ask for fee waive off. In case where authors are unable to pay their fee, they need to mention it in initial submission stage. A Clear reason needs to be given at the time of submission to the editor of the journal. As such special cases are presented to Research Grant Committee (RGC) of Academy of IRMBR. Upon RGC approval such papers are processed further. If any such case does not mentioned fee waive off at initial stage, it will not be considered at later stages as well.

The Publication Fee Transfer Details can be asked through email at and Journal only charge fee for accepted papers after blind review process. Before review reports and acceptance, no payments are acceptable. Kindly note that ability to pay the publication fee does not necessarily guarantee that the paper will be accepted for publication in IRMBR because we, at IRMBR, believe that quality comes first. However if the authors are unable to pay fee, they can ask for fee waive off.

Author should contact the editor of the journal when their article is accepted for publication in the journal and in return he will send the payment details. Preferred mode of Payment is to pay through Western Union or through Bank. The International authors who want to pay through bank will pay US $ 40 extra (Out Side Pakistan Only) as a middle bank transfer charges. Please note that journal does not have any refund policy.

Authors can also pay their payment through their credit card at our online Payment System pay at PAY PUBLICATION FEE


Please note that an official letter of acceptance with author names and article title will be provided only upon the receipt of author publication fee. We regret to inform you that we are unable to produce official acceptance letters prior to the receipt of your payment. Thank you for your understanding.