The Journal receives manuscripts only in electronic form
The research article should ideally be of about 8000 to 10,000 words. However, exceptions for longer manuscripts may be allowed for certain submissions reporting qualitative research or multiple method studies. The soft copy of the contribution to the Journal should be in the MS-Word format and sent as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org (alternative email: email@example.com). The cover page should carry the title of the article, the author(s)' name(s), institutional affiliation(s), address(es) (postal, e-mail and web), and phone and fax numbers. The first author would be treated as the corresponding author; all correspondence, including those of the proof of the article would be sent to her/ him.
The text should be unjustified (left-aligned) and double-spaced throughout, including the abstract, displayed quotations, endnotes, references and any other matter. Single spacing may be used for tables. Avoid photographs or drawings. Use figures only when it is absolutely necessary. All typed pages should have margins of at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) on all sides. All pages must be numbered. The second page should repeat the title and include an abstract of not more than 150 words; please avoid the names of authors in this page. The third page should repeat the title as a heading to the main body of the text. The main body of the text may be divided into sections with appropriate headings and subheadings. Please note that the headings and subheadings should be typed on a separate line. Do not number, indent or use bold or italic typeface for headings and subheadings. The author identifying information should not appear on any other page of the manuscript, except for the first (cover) page.
IJRM also publishes 'Book Review' (BR) and 'Notes from the Field'(NF). It should not be longer than 3000 words. The text of BR and NF must also follow the specifications suggested above for research article. An ideal article for this section should not include findings of any completed research study. It is aimed to be an account by the researcher/development practitioner of any important aspect of the field or community that excites him or her while being based in field. It has to be least technical in exposition and should attempt to bring out an important but mostly unreported aspect of field/fieldworker. A reflexive account of self and the field should also be acceptable for this section. An ideal submission for BR should be a review of any important book relevant to the field of rural management. Book Review could either be commissioned by the editors or accepted from willing contributors. The decision for BR and NF is not arrived through a process of external blind review but by the editors themselves. Book reviews must contain the name of the author and title/sub-title of the book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, date of publication, number of pages and price. Book reviewers must also provide their affiliation and designation and complete mailing address. Please use the following style.Stephen R. Covey, Principle-Centred Leadership. London: Simon and Schuster Ltd., 1992, 326 pp., $ 29.95
We prefer and encourage receiving manuscripts and further communications through email to firstname.lastname@example.org (alternative email: email@example.com). You may, however, write snail mail to us: the Managing Editor, International Journal of Rural Management, IRMA Campus, Post Box – 60, Anand, PIN - 388001, India