Editorial Review Policy

Focus and Scope

SAMVAD is a double blind peer reviewed bi-annual research journal of SIBM. The purpose of SAMVAD is to disseminate timely and informative research that represent the current state of management education. Articles are selected to appeal the readers engaged in research and applications across the broad spectrum of Management. Although a moderate level of technical understanding is assumed by the authors, articles are clear enough to inform readers who work outside the particular Subject area.

Regular features in SAMVAD include feature papers, articles, book reviews, case studies, summary of Ph.D. theses, etc.

SAMVAD publishes original articles that are reasonably self-contained and aimed at a broad spectrum of the community. In general, the journal does not publish articles that have been published elsewhere in whole or in part. The journal welcomes the contribution of articles on the theory and practice of Management.

Back issues are archived on-line at http://samvad.sibmpune.edu.in/index.php/samvad/issue/archive

Databases i-scholar http://www.ischolarglobal.com/index.php/samvad

And J- Gate plus http://jgateplus.com/

Peer Review Process

In selecting articles for publication, the editor gives preference to articles of larger significance that are well written, well organized, and intelligible to the multidisciplinary audience. SAMVAD aims to publish articles of top-quality work having larger impact.

Review process is double- blind. All scholarly submissions (articles) first receive a preliminary assessment to determine their suitability for the focus, target audience, and style of the journal. Submissions judged potentially suitable are then given an in-depth anonymous peer review, typically by one external expert. Reviewers judge submissions for timeliness of topics, significance, and technical quality. Results of the review process are normally available within two months of submission. Outcomes of the review process include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, revise and resubmit, or rejection.

If authors are requested to revise and resubmit, there is no guarantee that the resubmission will be reviewed by the same reviewers or that the revised submission will be accepted. Extensive review comments are provided only when necessary to authors whose manuscripts are conditionally accepted for publication. Resubmission can be done only one time.

Articles that are rejected include those that are poorly written or organized, too elementary, or too long without much significance. Rejected articles are not re-reviewed.

Book reviews, reports, are not peer reviewed.