Aim and Scopes

The Journal of Management Theory and Practice (JMTP) is a journal dedicated to the improvement and dissemination knowledge on Management, Finance, Accountancy, entrepreneurship, Marketing, Hospitality Management and Tourism, Risk Management and Takaful and Research Method Issue in Management. 

  • Management: Business ethics, business strategy, conflict management, corporate governance, corporate intellectual capital reporting, corporate venturing, cross cultural studies, human resource management, innovation, strategic theories of the firm, operations management, organisational behaviour, international business, sports management, strategic management, leadership, management, performance measurement in the public sector, stakeholder engagement, voluntary disclosure.
  • Finance : Asset pricing, banking, behavioural finance, bond markets, business valuation, capital markets, carbon finance, corporate finance, derivatives and derivatives markets, dividend policy, financial institutions, financial markets and instruments, globalisation and integration, green finance, international banking, international finance, insurance, investment and risk management, lending decisions and lending policy, merger and acquisition, money and monetary policy, micro finance, options and futures, public finance, public sector financial management, regulatory framework (e. g. Basel III), small business finance, stock markets and venture and venture capital.
  • Accountancy: Contemporary accounting issues, such as auditing, accounting education, accounting history, accounting regulation, accounting policies and estimates, accounting information systems, carbon accounting, earnings management, environmental accounting, financial reporting, forensic and investigative accounting, fraud and ant bribery, management accounting, international financial reporting standards (IFRS), public sector accounting, taxation.
  • Marketing: General marketing, business marketing, consumer behaviour, international marketing, marketing management, market orientation, services marketing, retail marketing, social marketing, strategic marketing and supply chain management.
  • Economics : Agribusiness, agricultural and resource economics, applied economics, economic development and growth, economic policy and rural development, economic regulations, energy economics, environmental and natural resource economics, financial economics, health economics, history of economic thoughts, industrial economics, international economics, institutional and ecological economics, Islamic economics, knowledge economy, labour economics, micro and macroeconomics, population economics, transport economics, urban and regional economics.
  • Islamic Finance: Islamic bond, the impact of Basel III on Islamic Finance practice, Corporate Governance in Islamic Financial institutions, Innovation in Islamic finance, instruments issues and development in Islamic Finance, financial markets in Islamic Finance, investment strategy and portfolio in Islamic Finance, risk management in Islamic Finance, social responsibility in Islamic Finance, sustainability and competitiveness in Islamic Finance.
  • Hospitality Management and Tourism: Innovation in tourism (accommodation, catering, transportation, entertainment, events, leisure, information and services), hospitality management, impact of terrorism on tourism, tourism forecasting, career development, tourism marketing, human resource management in hospitality.
  • Risk Management and Takaful: Development and regulation of Takaful market, Theory and practice of risk management, Property and liability Takaful, life and health Takaful.
  • Contemporary Issues in Research Methodology and Data Analysis: Issues in Validity and Reliability of the instruments, Misconception about measuring scales, Second Generation Method of Data Analysis namely, Structural Equation Modelling (the choice between SEM and PLS-SEM), Parametric and Non Parametric Statistical Analysis etc. 

Publication of Frequency

Journal of Management Theory and Practice (JMTP) is published 3 times per year. All the accepted papers are published in April, August and December. There is NO submission and publication charge for the accepted paper.  

Publishing Ethics

Ethical standards for publication establish to secure public trust in scientific discoveries and to guarantee high-quality scientific publications. Concurrently, to assure that rightful researcher earns credit for their work and ideas.

Journal of Management Theory and Practice (JMTP) is embracing the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and takes by its core practices. 

Article Assessment

All manuscripts are subject to approval by the editor. Prerequisite that the manuscripts completed peer review and satisfied the standard of academic excellence. Peer reviewers' identities will remain anonymous to the authors. Authors are allowed to mention excluded reviewers in their cover letters. However, the handling editor is not obliged to honor this information due to editorial requirements in peer review.

Our Research Integrity committee may consult experts and the academic editor beyond standard peer review for the case of submission with severe ethical, security, biosecurity, or societal implications, before imposing appropriate actions. This action also includes but not limited to recruiting reviewers with specific expertise, assessment by additional editors, and declining to proceed for further submission consideration.

Plagiarism

The use of any words, figures, or ideas of others without attribution is prohibited. Authors must cite relevant sources at the point they are used, limit the reuse of wording, and attribute or quote the resources in the text.

Journal of Management Theory and Practice utilizes Turnitin Similarity Report to recognize submissions that overlap with published and submitted manuscripts. 

If the manuscript is proven to be plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, the editor has the right to reject the manuscript. The authors may incur sanctions, and any published articles may need to be amended or revoked.

Duplicate Submission and Redundant Publication

Journal of Management Theory and Practice considers only original, unpublished content, including contents of articles written in a language other than English. The content of articles that previously made public only on a preprint server, institutional repository, or in a thesis will be considered.

Authors are advised to withdraw manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Management Theory and Practice if the manuscript was submitted elsewhere. Manuscripts that are found to have been simultaneously submitted elsewhere may be revoked, and the authors may incur sanctions.

If the content of the manuscript was taken from the authors' previously published work, or work under review, that previous article must be cited in the submitted manuscripts. The authors must clarify how the submitted manuscript differs from the previous one. Reuse of the authors’ own words outside the Methods should be attributed or quoted in the text. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission if the reuse of authors’ own figures or substantial amounts of wording requires permission from copyright holders.

Journal of Management Theory and Practice will consider extended versions of articles published at conferences. Required that the authors declared this information in the cover letter, and the previous version is cited and discussed. Also, there is significant new content, and any necessary permissions are obtained. 

Manuscripts that are found to be redundant publication may result in rejection. Manuscripts that went through the inappropriate division of study outcomes into more than one article (salami slicing) may request to merge submitted manuscripts and the correction of published articles. Authors may incur sanctions, and the article may be revoked if the publication was found to be a duplicate of the same or a very similar article.

Citation Manipulation

Authors may incur sanctions if they purposely include the citation for the sake of increasing the number of citations to a given author’s work or articles published in a particular journal.

Editors and reviewers are prohibited from demanding authors to include references merely for the manipulation purpose. Such as, to increase their citations or an associate’s work, increase the journal citations, or to another associated journal. 

Fabrication and Falsification

Any fabricated or falsified results and manipulated images will not be tolerated. The authors of submitted manuscripts or published articles may incur sanctions, and published articles may be revoked.

Authorship and Acknowledgements

Authors who made a significant scientific contribution to the manuscripts must be listed. All listed authors must have made a notable scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript, approved its claims, and agreed to be an author.

Anyone who is not an author, who contributed to the research or manuscript preparation, should be acknowledged with their permission. The journal will not consider submissions by anyone other than one of the authors.

Conflicts of Interest

Any issues apart from research that could be reasonably perceived to influence the neutrality or objectivity of the work or its assessment must be declared to avoid the conflict of interest (COI). The declaration must be made to facilitate informed decision whether or not the potential conflicts of interest influenced the research. Usually, this declaration will not stop work from being published, nor will it always prevent someone from being involved in a review process.

Authors can discuss with the editorial office if they are unsure of declaring a potential interest. The editorial office may reject any submission with undeclared conflicts that are later revealed. Published manuscripts may need to be re-assessed, have a corrigendum published, or in severe cases, be retracted. For more information on COIs, see the guidance from the ICMJE and WAME.

Conflicts include the following:

  • Financial—funding and other payments, goods and services received or expected by the authors associating to the subject of the work or from an organization with interest in consequence of the work
  • Affiliations—being employed by, on the advisory board for, or a member of an organization with interest in consequence of the work
  • Intellectual property—patents or trademarks held by someone or their organization
  • Personal—friends, family, relationships, and other close personal connections
  • Ideology—beliefs or activism, for example, political or religious, relevant to the work
  • Academic—competitors or someone whose work is critiqued 

Authors

Authors must disclose all potential interests and explain why the interest may be a conflict in a ‘Conflicts of interest’ section. If there are no potential interests involved, the authors should state, “The author(s) declare(s) that there are no conflicts of interest concerning the publication of this paper.” Submitting authors are responsible for coauthors declaring their interests.

Authors must declare current or recent funding (including article processing charges) and other payments, goods, or services that might affect the work in the ‘Acknowledgments’ section. This declaration must also include all funding acquired, whether regarded as a conflict or not.

Authors must also disclose anyone other than the authors involved, employed, or paid in the commissioning, conception, planning, design, conduct, or analysis of the work and the preparation or editing of the manuscript or the publication decision. Authors must include anyone with interest in the research consequence or affiliated to an organization with such an interest.

The editor and reviewers will contemplate the declared conflicts of interest and will include in the published manuscripts. 

Editors and Reviewers

Editors and reviewers are advisable to refuse to be involved with a submission when they

  • Possess a recent publication or current submission with any author
  • Share or recently shared an affiliation with any author
  • Collaborate or recently collaborated with any author
  • Have a close personal connection to any author
  • Hold a financial interest in the subject of the work
  • Incapable of being objective

The editor will review the declaration of any remaining interests made by reviewers in the ‘Confidential’ section of the review form. Any previous discussion regarding the manuscript between editors and the reviewers must be declared.

Peer Review Process