IJMESS is a double blind peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that publishes original papers in the area of management, economics and social sciences. IJMESS appreciate the papers if they address broad methodological, theoretical, or comparative issues and contributions to theory (see scope of IJMESS). Authors can submit manuscripts to the editor for consideration as ARTICLES, REVIEWS, REPORTS and CASE STUDIES.

The editor reserve the right to reject (with or without blind peer review), or return for revision, any material submitted on the grounds of inappropriate subject matter for the scope of the journal, or on the grounds of poor quality or of excessive length. Manuscripts may also be returned for reformatting when they do not comply with the journals' style provisions.

Before a manuscript can be published in journal, the author must submit written permission from anyone whose unpublished works (e.g., papers presented at meetings, and personal communications) are cited or used in the paper in question. (Faxes of such permissions, or e-mails originating from the person whose permission is needed, will be adequate proof.) For multi-authored papers, the communicating author must submit written evidence that all co-authors are willing to release for publication the draft accepted by the journal editor.

IJMESS follows the basic publishing standards, its editorial content, Timeliness of publication and encourages the international diversity of its authorship. For further information or inquiry, authors are advised to contact the Editor at editor@ijmess.com

Note: This Journal publishes a limited number of articles per issue. The selection of articles for double blind-peer review is purely based on innovative work, novelty of idea and quality of reporting the research.

Disclaimer: IJMESS makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the published content. However, Publisher, Editors and Board members bear no responsibility for the accuracy of the published articles. The views expressed in this journal are the views of the authors and are not of publisher or editors.

Everyone knows that plagiarism is something to be avoided, but not everyone is sure precisely what it is. Plagiarism is a specific form of cheating which is almost wholly found in respect of course assignments completed by students independently. According to the University of Greenwich plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:

1. Using published work without referencing (the most common).
2. Copying coursework essays.
3. Collaborating with any other person when the work is supposed to be individual.
4. Taking another person's computer file/program.
5. Submitting another person's work as one's own.
6. The use of unacknowledged material published on the web.
7. Purchase of model assignments from whatever source.
8. Copying another student's results.
9. Falsifying results.

IJMESS has very strict policy about plagiarism. We scan each submitted manuscript for plagiarism, if your work is plagiarized, the manuscript will be rejected and the nature of action taken by IJMESS depends upon the level of plagiarism (see IJMESS Terms and Conditions). The authors of articles are solely responsible for a plagiarized work because author is the copyright holder of his work and plagiarism is harmful for the reputation of researchers. All the copyrights/ plagiarism issues, if found in published articles, should be reported to IJMESS via "contact us" form. Publisher reserves the right to remove such material from journal website or issue an expression of concern/ correction.

All authors (corresponding author and/ or co-authors) should be in full compliance with ethical and legal requirements outlined in these submission terms and conditions:
a) Authors are required to indicate their consent to the submission terms and conditions in the “Letter to the Editor” and by accepting these when they submit manuscript via online submission form or email.
The consents are permanently recorded by the publisher.
b) Authors are responsible for ensuring that they fully understand and comply with the terms and conditions. Failure to read or understand them cannot excuse non-compliance.
c) Where an author is unable to comply with any provision the publisher should be informed in “Letter to the Editor”.
d) The manuscript is not under consideration for publication in another journal nor has it been published in another journal. Author(s) understand that by submitting his (their) manuscript to IJMESS, He (they) is/are granting IJMESS the licence to publish his (their) article.
e) Authors will be required to pay an article processing fee if your Work is accepted for publication. Note that your manuscript acceptance is not dependent on fees but on the successfully passing our publication selection and quality criteria.
f) Fee waivers may not be applied after submission of your Work unless the genuine reasons (e.g. author belongs to a developing country, extraordinary standard of manuscript, author has published his work in top ranked journals) are indicated in “Letter to the Editor”.
g) Fee reimbursements or refunds in full or part are given at the sole discretion of the publisher. Generally, we do not entertain refunds after publication of your article.
h) Every extra page (see "Instructions for the Authors") will be charged an additional USD 30 per page.
i) Authors will be charged USD 200-400 (depending upon the length of manuscript) for language editing, if English language editing is necessary.
j) IJMESS reserves the right to decline to commence or to continue processing your work at any time at its sole discretion.
k) The copyrights of your Work rest with the author(s), however you ensure that you have not applied for copyrights to your country’s copyright registration office before submitting your manuscript to IJMESS.
l) The authors agree to fully indemnify IJMESS against any liability whatsoever in connection to their actions, inactions, errors, omissions, copyright/ patent citation/ permission violations or any other issue.
m) Individuals or organisations that have made substantial contributions to the manuscript (e.g. data collection, analysis, writing or editing assistance) must be named with their specific contributions in an Acknowledgment section.
n) The authors waive all rights to take legal action against IJMESS, its Editorial Board and Editors.
o) The authors understand that IJMESS being an online journal operates globally without any geographic boundary restrictions.
p) The correspondence between IJMESS and author(s) is confidential and would not be shared with any third party by author(s) in any case.
q) Author(s) will not withdraw their manuscript from publication after final acceptance of their manuscript under no circumstances.
r) Papers are published and may be removed at the discretion of the Editor or publisher.
s) Where the corresponding author has consented to these terms and conditions the co-authors, if any, agree without reservation to the corresponding author consenting upon their behalf. Your co-authors (if any) have authorized you to submit the Work.
t) The Work is in compliance with the author guidelines and any applicable journal-specific guidelines.
u) You have clearance to reproduce any copyrighted material and nothing in the Work is unlawful, misrepresentative, libellous, plagurous .
v) You agree that by submitting your manuscript to IJMESS you have consented to receive emails from IJMESS.
w) The Editor may issue an expression of concern or correction or retraction (as per COPE guidelines ). The authors agree to waive any legal liability against the publisher and Editor if expression of concern or correction be issued in case of misconduct or honest error, findings have previously been published elsewhere without cross-referencing, permission or justification, plagiarism, unethical research etc.
You understand that the Author Loyalty Concession is only available for your manuscript unless the genuine reasons are indicated in “Letter to the Editor” at the time of submission of your manuscript.
x) To avail the concession you have to comply with all of these terms and conditions otherwise discount will not be available under any circumstances.
If you are found to have been in breach of any of these terms and conditions the Publisher may remove your paper from its website and from third party websites such as INSPEC, ABI/INFORM, CNKI, Indexcopernicus, ECONSTOR at its sole discretion or in consultation with the Editor or publish an expression of concern.

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Privacy Policy Consulting Editor, Mr. Newman Nazir, Islamabad, Pakistan.

International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (IJMESS) is committed to practice ethical publishing standards. Editors, authors, board members and reviewers of IJMESS should follow these ethical guidelines designed according to COPE recommendations.

Responsibilities of Editors
Editors should select the manuscripts for publication based on merit, significance of study contribution and fair review.
Editors should advise publisher the ways to constantly improve journal publication quality and standards.
Editors should be open to issue an expression of concern or correction (as per COPE guidelines) in case of misconduct or honest error, findings have previously been published elsewhere without cross-referencing, permission or justification, plagiarism, unethical research, apologies etc.
Editors must ensure the originality of manuscripts and alignment of submissions with journal's scope before accepting manuscript for double blind peer review.
Editors should follow the systems recommended by publisher for managing their own conflicts of interest, of their staff, authors, reviewers and Editorial board members.

Responsibilities of Authors
Authors should not submit out of scope manuscripts and must follow instructions for authors to prepare their manuscripts.
Authors should submit original work only.
Authors should warmly provide the data if requested by journal Editors for review purpose or other researchers interested in validating the published results.
Authors should acknowledge all data sources used in study and mention research funding source (for funded research only).
Authors should avoid unethical practices like plagiarism, research idea piracy, using published figures or tables or data without referencing.
Authors should check the heath of the space or time based data by applying statistical diagnostics to ensure that their results are not misleading.
Authors should read and adhere to the IJMESS terms, conditions and policies.
Authorship should be limited only to the persons offered significant contributions in the review of literature, research design, data collection, analysis and reporting.

Responsibilities of Reviewers
Reviewers should follow the timeline for review as assigned by Editor.
Reviewers should accept or reject the manuscript on fair and impartial grounds.
Reviewers should highlight plagiarism and other unethical practices if found in manuscript.
Reviewers must ensure that manuscript formatting and structure is exactly according to journal specific guidelines.
Reviewers must review a manuscript thoroughly in terms of argument building, empirical and theoretical contributions, data health, and implications of the research.