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Journal of Business Management and Finance (JBMF) cannot accept an article that is not the author's original work. The manuscript will not be considered for review and furthermore for publishing in our journal if it has been published before or is currently being considered for publication elsewhere. This is done in accordance with academic and professional standards. The article must not violate anyone's rights in any way or contain any libellous or illegal claims. All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article.

An author may submit an article that may be same or considerably similar which has previously been under consideration with another publisher or journal. However, the author must possess official written proof of the article's rejection or withdrawal from the location of submission. The author must email this written proof to the editor, once the manuscript has been submitted. Simultaneously, author should forward a request email asking for it to be considered for review along with submission ID. Email ID: to the editor of JBMF is:

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

In the first page of the manuscript (cover page), include the author details in the cover page as:
Name of Author (s)
Designation of Author (s)
Name and Full address of Institute (with pincode/zipcode)
Email id:

Author's Name or Affiliations:

The author's name or affiliations should not appear anywhere else in the body of the manuscript, because our peer-review process is blinded.

The actual manuscript should commence from the second page containing the title followed by the Abstract, Keywords, JEL Classification, and the main manuscript. The author's name should not be mentioned anywhere except in the first page (cover page).

Word Limit: The Manuscripts should not be more than 6000 words.


The abstract should be clear and provide an excellent summary of each article's content. It should briefly describe the objectives, explain how the study was done, and summarize the key results. The Abstract should be written in past tense and should not be more than 250 words. Avoid the use of abbreviations and references in the abstract.

The Abstract should have the following components:

a) Purpose; Design
b) Methodology/Approach;
c) Findings;
d) Practical Implications;
d) Originality/Value.

The Abstract should be followed by relevant keywords and at least three JEL Classification Codes.

Article structure

The Manuscripts should be in MS-Word format. Manuscripts must be double-spaced, with 1-inch margins with "Times New Roman, Font Size 12, black".

It is mandatory to mention a valid email address with content submitted online.

Tables should be numbered consecutively as Table 1, Table 2, Table 3, and so on (and not as Table 1.1, Table 1.2, Table 1.3, and so on). The title of the table should be placed above the table. The source should be indicated at the bottom of the table. Please provide table(s) as real table(s) with rows, columns, and cells. Each piece of information should reside in its own cell.

For the Tables and Figures - If you have reproduced the tables/figures as it is from the source, then you should have permission to reproduce the content. Otherwise, please remove the respective Table/Figure. However, if the Table/Figure has been compiled from information from the Source, please give the proper citation below the Table/Figure and include the full reference in the list of references.

Figures should be numbered consecutively (as Figure 1, Figure 2, and so on and not as Figure 1.1, Figure 1.2, and so on). Wherever necessary, the source should be indicated at the bottom. The figures should also be given relevant titles.

All tables, charts, graphs, and diagrams should be high resolution black and white images or grey scale images only. Number and complexity of such exhibits should be as low as possible. All charts and graphs should be drawn legibly, and figures should be indicated in millions and billions.

Material and methods

Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced, with details of supplier and catalogue number when appropriate. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.


A theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.


The manuscript must clearly specify the Methodology/research methods used in the manuscript. In case of survey-based studies, it is mandatory for the author(s) to mention the sampling methodology, number of respondents, nature of sampling, and time of the study.

References should be included at the end of the manuscript. All the references should be cited in the body of the text. References and citations should be complete in all respects and arranged in alphabetical order. Please refer to the APA 7th Edition for framing the References. You can also look up at this useful resource for the Reference



Display formulae and mathematical equations should be numbered serially. Equations should be typewritten and use the form (1).

Data references:

This journal encourages you to cite underlying or relevant datasets in your manuscript by citing them in your text and including a data reference in your Reference List. Data references should include the following elements: author name(s), dataset title, data repository, version (where available), year, and global persistent identifier. Add [dataset] immediately before the reference so we can properly identify it as a data reference. The [dataset] identifier will not appear in your published article.

Footnotes, italics, and quotation marks should be kept to the minimum.

The primary heading should be in capitalized form (Uppercase) and boldface. The sub-headings should be in title - case capitalization (first letter of each word in capital), in bold, and should be italicized.

The following Ethical Disclosures need to be included in the manuscript in line with COPE's Best Practices for Authors.


Please provide statements (please include these at the end of the manuscript, above the references):

Author's Contribution:

Conflict of Interest:

Funding Acknowledgement:

** Due to the huge volume of submissions, the review process can take up to 3-4 months. Contributors whose manuscripts are accepted or rejected will be informed by email only.

Style and punctuation must be in accordance with the Following:

Uniform Font: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12; Black
Tables Font: Times New Roman, Font Size 12; Black
The table title should be at the Top of the table and should be italicized.


Table 1. Indian Financial Market Information
Figure(s) Font: Times New Roman, Font Size 12
The Figure title should be at the Top of the Figure and should be italicized.


Figure 1. The Conversion Funnel

Main Heading should be written as : RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

Sub Heading should be written as : Interpretation

In tables, raw codes should not appear.

Example: Adv_1 , Govt_3 . The factors should be proper statements labeled as per the manuscript and need to be written rather than being presented in the form of SPSS codes.

All Table and Figure numbers should be included in the Discussion part of the text (avoid phrases - the below table, the above table ; instead, mention the appropriate Figure/ Table number). Please do not number the Figure/ Tables as Figure/Table 1.1, Figure/Table 1.2. Number the Tables/ Figures consecutively as Table 1/Figure 1, Table 2/Figure 2 and so on.


All copied model(s) or table(s) or figure(s) have to collect permission from the original source before publication of the accepted manuscript. Research studies done on human subjects must comply with the national or international standard and take permission from the authorities if applicable.


References and citations should be complete in all respects in order to enable readers to look up the source materials and most importantly, to demonstrate that your manuscript is well - researched and gives credit to the author(s) of the source materials.

References should be included at the end of the manuscript. All the references should be referred to in the text and arranged in alphabetical order. Authors are requested to include only a list of cited References and not a Bibliography. Reference to a citation in the text should be made by means of the author's name followed by the year of publication in parenthesis. The references must follow the style guide of the American Psychological Association (APA) (7th edition).

For all references, it is mandatory to include the DOIs for all references in the https format:

APA has now come out with the 7th Edition. For References Examples, please look up this link:


To enable the Publisher to protect the copyright of the journal, the corresponding author must include the following declaration:

"The manuscript is my original contribution and has not been plagiarized from any source/individual. It does not infringe on any copyright, trademark, patent, statutory right, or propriety right of others and the manuscript does not contain any libelous or unlawful statements. All the references are duly acknowledged at the appropriate places and I sign for and accept the responsibility for releasing this material on behalf of my co-authors.

The work has been submitted only to Journal of Business Management and Finance and it has not been previously published or submitted elsewhere for publication in a refereed or copyrighted publication".

It is agreed that the sole and exclusive rights in the whole copyright of the said manuscript to the contribution identified above is transferred to Journal of Business Management and Finance, Hyderabad. This copyright transfer covers the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the contribution, including reprints, translations, photographic reproductions, microform, electronic form (offline, online), or any other reproductions of similar nature. I agree that I have not assigned any kind of rights of the above said manuscript to any other person/institute/publication.

I have permission from copyright owner(s) to reproduce/adapt any content that I have reproduced or adapted in this manuscript.

I agree to indemnify Journal of Business Management and Finance against any claim or action alleging facts that, if true, constitute a breach of any of the foregoing warranties.

All the best for your submission!

Editorial Team
Journal of Business Management and Finance