Management and Labour Studies (MLS) is the official publication of XLRI School of Business and Human Resources, Jamshedpur. Addressed to professional managers and academicians, this quarterly refereed journal focuses on the latest thinking and research in the areas of management, labour and related subjects.The journal publishes articles on a range of areas in management and in related areas of social sciences, including primarily psychology, economics, history, international relations, media and mass communication and sociology, and secondarily, language and linguistics, geography, demographics and politics. It aims to provide a forum for discussion on the salient features relating to the whole field of management. The journal has published studies and papers written by national and international scholars in the field of business and personnel management and industrial and corporate law.
This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Management and Labour Studies (MLS) is the official publication of XLRI School of Business and Human Resources, Jamshedpur. Addressed to professional managers and academicians, this quarterly refereed journal focuses on the latest thinking and research in the areas of management, labour and related subjects.
The journal publishes articles on a range of areas in management and in related areas of social sciences, including primarily psychology, economics, history, international relations, media and mass communication and sociology, and secondarily, language and linguistics, geography, demographics and politics. It aims to provide a forum for discussion on the salient features relating to the whole field of management. The journal has published studies and papers written by national and international scholars in the field of business and personnel management and industrial and corporate law.
|J.Vinanchi Arachi||UNIDO, Vienna, Austria|
|G Balasubramanyam||Institute for Financial Management and Research, Chennai, India|
|Gloryson R B Chalil||XLRI Jamshedpur, India|
|Gerard Farias||Silberman College of Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University. New Jersey, USA|
|Diptesh Ghosh||Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India|
|D Israel||XLRI, Jamshedpur, India|
|Mithileshwar Jha||Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India|
|Jerome Joseph||Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India|
|B K Mangaraj||XLRI Jamshedpur, India|
|R P Mohanty||Vice Chancellor, SOA University, Bhubaneswar, India|
|Rajas Parchure||Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics, Pune, India|
|H K Pradhan||XLRI, Jamshedpur, India|
|Hayagreeva Rao||Stanford University, USA|
|Akshay R Rao||University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA|
|Ashok K Roy||University System of Alaska, USA|
|Santanu Sarkar||XLRI, Jamshedpur, India|
|E S Srinivas||Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India|
|Munish Thakur||XLRI, Jamshedpur, India|
|Sanal Kumar Velayudhan||Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, India|
|Neharika Vohra||Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India|
Management and Labour Studies is hosted on SAGE Track System, a web based online submission and peer review system. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then visit https://peerreview.sagepub.com/mls to login/create account and submit your article online.
Submission Guidelines for Management and Labour Studies
Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to the system administrator at https://peerreview.sagepub.com/mls
Articles should be written in MS Word using Times New Roman font. Manuscripts should not exceed 15,000 words and should be submitted in duplicate with the cover page bearing only the title of the article, author/s’ names, designations, official addresses, phone/fax numbers, and email addresses. Author/s’ name should not appear on any other page.
All articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 150–200 words and 4–6 keywords.
Use British spellings in all cases rather than American spellings (hence, ‘programme’ not ‘program’, ‘labour’ not ‘labor’, and ‘centre’ and not ‘center’).
Use ‘z’ spellings instead of ‘s’ spellings. This means that words ending with ‘-ise’, ‘isation’, etc., will be spelt with ‘z’ (e.g., ‘recognize’, ‘organize’, ‘civilize’).
Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes only to be used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with one space with a line space above and below. Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
Use ‘twentieth century’, ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements, use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent, not %). Use thousands and millions, not lakhs and crores.
Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimised, but used consistently.
Tables and figures to be indicated by numbers separately (see Table 1), not by placement (see Table below). Present each table and figure on a separate sheet of paper, gathering them together at the end of the article. All Figures and Tables should be cited in the text. Sources for figures and tables should be mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.
A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article. Guidelines specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) must be followed.
Inverted names: In each reference, authors’ names are inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six authors and then use et al. after the sixth author’s name.
Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.
Chronological listing: If you have more than one work by the same author(s), list them in order by the
year of publication, starting with the earliest.
Sentence case: In references, follow sentence case for the titles of papers, books, articles, etc.
Title case: In references, Journal titles are put in title case.
Hochschild, A.R. (1983). The managed heart: Commercialization of human feeling. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Article in an edited book
Van Maanen, J., & Kunda, G. (1989). Real feelings: Emotional expression and organizational culture. In L.L. Cummings, & B.M. Staw (Eds), Research in organizational behavior (pp. 43–103). Greenwich CT: AI Press.
Akaike, H. (1973). Information theory and an extension of the maximum likelihood principle. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Information Theory (pp. 267–281). Budapest, Hungary: Akademiai Kiado.
Article from the web
Hort, L., Barrett, M., & Fullop, L. (2001). Doing hard labor: Gendered emotional labor in academic management. Retrieved from www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/ejrot/cms conference/2001/Papers/Gender/Hort
Harris, L.C. (2002). The emotional labor of barristers: An exploration of emotional labor by status professionals. Journal of Management Studies, 39(4), 553–584.
The reference to other works should be provided in the text using citations written in the author-date method.
Author-date method: Follow the author-date method of in-text citation, e.g., (Morris, 2000).
Quotes: When directly quoting from a work, include the page number in the citation.
One Work by One Author: (Morris, 2000)
One Work by Multiple Authors: (Morris and Feldman, 2000)
One Work by Three or More Authors: (Morris et al., 2000)
Works with No Author: Cite the first few words of the reference list entry (usually the title) and the year, for example, (‘Study Finds’, 1982).
Two or More Works by Different authors in One Citation: (Morris, 1980; Rafaeli, 1988; Sachs and Blackmore, 1998)
Two or More Works by the Same Author(s) in One Citation: (Sachs and Blackmore, 1998, 1999)
Two or More Works Published in the Same Year by the Same Author(s): (Morris, 1980a, 1980b, 1980c)
Authors with the Same Last Name: To prevent confusion, use first initials with the last names: (T.V. Rao, 2001; M.K. Rao, 1998).
Work discussed in secondary source: In the text, name the original work, and give a citation for the secondary source. For example, if Seidenberg and McClelland's work is cited in Coltheart et al. and you did not read the original work, list the Coltheart et al. reference in the References. In the text, use the following citation: In Seidenberg and McClelland's study (as cited in Coltheart, Curtis, Atkins, and Haller, 1993)....
Book reviews must have details like name of author/editor and book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, year of publication, number of pages and price.
SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway