Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Aims and Scope

Indian Journal of Commerce & Management Studies is an open access peer review Tri-Annual research journal that publishes articles in the field commerce & management. The journal serves as a bridge between worldwide scholars and commerce and management studies researchers. The journal publishes research articles and papers in all areas of commerce and management. The journal aims to provide the most complete and reliable source of information on recent developments in business studies. Each issue brings you critical perspectives and cogent analyses, serving as an outlet for the best theoretical and research work in the field. The purpose of the journal is to further the understanding of the theory and practice of business studies by publishing articles of interest to practitioners and scholars.

The Journal is published in English. The e-journal provides free and open access to all of its content on our website. Accepted papers will immediately appear online followed by printed in hard copy. 


General Management
Accounting and Finance
Economic Policy
Technology Management
Marketing Management
Human Resource Management
International Business
Consumer Behaviour
Business Law


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

Peer Review Policy

We are transparent in our reviewing process. A double blind peer review process is applicable for our journal (authors and reviewers are unaware of one another’s identity) and the author(s) is informed about the status of their contribution whether accepted or sent back to them for improvements.

Peer Review Process

  • Step – 1: Once the manuscripts are received from the author, there is an initial screening done in order to check the paper’s format (the manuscript must meet the first criteria including: language, file format, citation format and etc.). If the manuscript fits the first criteria, it is sent to the Editorial team. If not, the manuscript is sent back to the author(s) for revision and resubmission.
  • Step – 2: The manuscript is reviewed by the Subject Matter Expert (Associate editor) and the Editorial review members. Here the manuscript is evaluated in terms of novelty, subject, and scientific language. If the manuscript meets the scientific standards, it is sent to two reviewers. If not, the manuscript is sent to the editor in chief for a fast reject.
  • Step – 3: Based on the Editorial’s opinion, the manuscript is sent to two reviewers.
  • Step – 4: The Reviewers review the manuscript; the reviewers’ recommendation is:
    • -Accepted.
    • -Needs Minor Revision
    • -Needs Major Revision
    • -Rejected
Step – 4-1: The authors do the revision needed and resend the manuscript.

Step – 4-2: The same reviewers review the revised file and leave comments for the editor in chief.

  • Step – 5: Based on the reviewers' recommendations, the editor in chief decides whether a manuscript can be;
    • -Accepted
    • -Rejected
If the manuscript is accepted by the reviewers, author(s) will be notified by an acceptance letter. Author/Corresponding Author will be notified about the possible date of publication. The entire process takes a maximum of 1-3 months.

The journal has the right to edit the articles’ language. The authors must collaborate during the process of the edition and page designing, confirming the data and the final pdf. 


Publication Frequency

Tri-Annual : January, May & September


Open Access Policy

IJCMS is aimed at providing high-quality research articles to the academic community without any cost (GOLDEN OA). This journal provides immediate open access to its content for making it one of the largest open-source available to the research community in arts, humanities and social science sector. However, the author whose article is accepted, need to pay the specified amount in order to cover the publication fees.




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About the Journal

Indian Journal of Commerce & Management Studies (IJCMS) is a peer-reviewed open-access journal that is published by ERM Publications. Journal set to work in 2010 publishing original research work about in the field of commerce and management. This journal believes in Golden open access where the authors pay the charges of the publication and the articles are made open access for everyone upon publication. The only revenue for the journal is the publication fee as the journal does not accept any advertisements.
All scholars who want to publish with IJCMS, are recommended to read our policies carefully before submitting their manuscript.

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