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1. Editorial Policy

SUGYAAN – Management Journal of Siva Sivani Institute of Management is an international, double-blind peer reviewed, bi-annual journal for management disciplines like Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, IT etc., committed to explore and publish the research from all the corners of the world.

As a management institute, it is our noble duty to disseminate the knowledge to our students, best of management practices in the Industry, those things can be gathered by dissemination of knowledge undertaken by the research scholars and other professionals. These people form the basis for contributors.

We want to provide a platform to all research scholars, academicians, management teachers, professors, policy makers etc., across all functional areas of management.

The students and faculty in the institute are interested in disseminating their knowledge and innovations, to the community of knowledge seekers and our magazine is a write medium for all to access.

2.Publication Ethics Policy

Siva Sivani Institute of Management (SSIM) maintains highest standards of ethics in publishing the research articles, cases and book reviews in the journal. To adopt and practice highly ethical standards at all levels in the journal, SUGYAAN follows strict, fair and transparent review process across all the disciplines in management. Every manuscript accepted for publication after a thorough review process, will go for a final call with the editorial team. In the last stage, also any manuscript not fit for standards will be deleted immediately without any further thought.

To maintain highest publication standards, the following information will be communicated to the authors, before forwarding the research article/manuscript for review:

a.) The manuscript received for publication will be in the review process with the journal for period of 4 to 6 weeks. If authors are interested to keep the manuscript for review, it will be send for review.

b.) The manuscript received for the publication will be send to review panel, for a double-blind review.

c.) Every reviewer will receive a manuscript without authors name and blank review form will be attached to it. The entire review process kept confidential and with utmost care it will be completed.

d.) Reviewers are free to write their comments and offer explanations/clarifications from the authors. At this stage also reviewer’s communicate the information of the review first to the editor (or) assistant editor, through them only review comments will be communicated to the authors. Again after incorporating the review comments, authors are supposed to communicate the information either through editor (or) assistant editor. Finally, if the reviewer satisfied with the modifications, then only it will be communicated to the author through editor (or) assistant editor.

e.) Finally, publication information will be communicated to the authors through editor (or) assistant editor. After receiving the written consent from the authors for publication of their research paper in the journal, then only it will be forwarded for printing.

f.) All the printed copies of the journal will be circulated to the first authors and second authors through courier.

g. Circulation Policy and Audit : Printed copy of the SUGYAAN will be circulated to exchange list, select business schools, universities, autonomous bodies, companies etc., through courier. In addition to this a strict a circulation audit will be conducted through enquirers and conformations from the various librarians, editors of the journals. Even, if any of the members not received the copy of the SUGYAAN, with an immediate communication, the issue will be courier to the members. SSIM also maintains all the issues (2009 to till date) in the form of soft copy in the web site. It is maintained in the form open access journal.

3.Publication Malpractice Statement

Any malpractices cases identified or came to the notice of the editorial team, in the journal will be watched seriously and it will be communicated to the author immediately and call for an explanation on the issue. In the first stage the article will be suspended from publication and for future issues also.

4.Plagiarism Screening Tools

To encourage good and quality research based publications in the journal, SUGYAAN gives highest importance for plagiarism. In the initial stage itself, the information of plagiarism will be communicated to the respective authors with the help of internet based open access tools (like PLAG TRACKER, PLAGSCAN, VIPER etc.,) for plagiarism. In near future SUGYAAN will procure TURNIT software for plagiarism screening.

VIPER is an open access free plagiarism tool, researchers, academicians, practitioners etc., can download and install into the pc. VIPER initially completes the plagiarism check in the open access data bases.

5. Editorial Review Board

The following are the eminent members in the SUGYAAN editorial review board.

  1. Dr. Ashish Sadh, Professor, Marketing area, IIM Indore
  2. Dr. Cullen Habel, Lecturer in Marketing, The University of Adelaide Business School, South Australia
  3. Prof. Anantha S Babbili, Professor in Media and Communication, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.
  4. Dr. C. Gopalkrishnan, Director & Professor of Strategic Management, Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad
  5. Dr. H.K. Jayavelu, Professor- HR, IIM K
  6. Dr. Prashanth N Bharadwaj, Dean’s Associate and Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
  7. Dr. B. Rajashekar, Reader, School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad,
  8. Dr. Rajendra Nargundkar, Director, MDI , Gurgaon
  9. Dr.A.Sudhakar, Professor & Registrar, Department of Commerce, Dr.B.R.A.O.U, Hyderabad.
  10. Dr. G.B. Reddy, Associate Professor, Department of law, Osmania University, Hyderabad
  11. Dr. S.M. Vijaykumar, Professor – OB & HRM, Chairperson – Research & Ph.D. IMT Nagpur
  12. Dr. Yerram Raju. B, Regional Director, PRMIA, Hyderabad
  13. Prof. V. Venkaiah, Professor and Vice Chancellor- Krishna University, Machilipatnam