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Pratibimba - The Journal of IMIS

Pratibimba- The Journal of Institute of Management and Information Science started its journey in the year 2001 with focus on promoting knowledge and in-depth research among academic communities around the world. Pratibimba has always been committed to feature academically oriented articles and we hope that the journal will continue to be a forum for carrying on an interdisciplinary dialogue across the various fields of management. Pratibimba has traditionally published articles with a more positivist approach. We continue to invite papers with a quantitative focus. A more substantive interpretation employing qualitative approaches to markets, organizations, economy, accounting, information technology, human resource, business strategies, and policy, ethics, finance, and production processes is also encouraged. We also strongly encourage authors to focus on understanding societal ramifications of corporate and state actions, as it affects stakeholders such as consumers, workers, stockholders, local communities, and the environment. This is a challenging area of inquiry for researchers. Pratibimba, as the name suggests which means shadow will always stay with researchers in the journey of making outstanding contribution to the field of management.

Pratibimba solicits original articles, research papers, cases and book reviews on all areas of management studies with special emphasis on contemporary issues from academicians, practitioners, and researchers. The contributors are requested to strictly adhere to the guidelines provided in the following:

  • Authors must ensure that their papers are free of spelling and grammatical errors and typos.
  • Research papers and research notes should not exceed 8,000 and 2,500 words, respectively.
  • The first page of an article should contain the title of the paper, name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s) and an abstract not exceeding 150 words. A footnote on the same page should give address, telephone and fax numbers and email address of the corresponding author.
  • The first page should also contain five key words and at least one classification code according to the Classification System for Journal Articles as used by the Journal of Economic Literature.
  • Footnotes should be used sparingly and numbered consecutively using Arabic subscript numerals and double spaced. No tables or equations should be embedded within footnotes.
  • Acknowledgements and information on grants received can be given in a first footnote, which should not be included in the consecutive numbering of footnotes.
  • Equations in the text should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numerals within simple brackets and aligned against the right margin.
  • All appendices should be numbered consecutively using upper case roman numerals and shown before the list of references.
  • A token honorarium will follow the publication of a paper.
  • When formulae displayed have been derived by the author, the full derivations should be given on separate sheets (not to be published) for the information of the referees.
  • References should be cited within the text as follows: According to Wickremasinghe (2005), foreign exchange market. These results are inconsistent with those of other studies (Gupta, 1995; Sharma, 2000)

List of references should show each citation in alphabetical order as follows:

Journal articles

Chang, A., Fund, A.P., (2001), "Trade size, order imbalance, and volatility volume relation", Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 57 Issue 2, pp.247273.


Lyons, R., (2005), IPO valuation mechanism. MIT Press, Cambridge, 2nd edition, ISBN: 81-315-0374-7.

Works in edited collections

Gadhart, C., Ito, T., Payne, X., (1996), one day in June 1993: a study of the working of the Reuters 2000-2 electronic foreign exchange trading system. In: Frankel, J., Galli, G., Giovannini, A. (Eds.), The Microstructure of Foreign Exchange Markets. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. If a reference has more than three authors, only the first name and et al. should appear in the citation. In the list of References, however, all of the names must be shown. Only references cited in the text should appear in the list of References.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
Chief Editor
Dr. K. K. Beuria
Professor (General Management and HRM)
Institute of Management & Information Science, Bhubaneswar
Executive Editor
Dr. Rabinarayan Patnaik
Professor, Institute of Management & Information Science (IMIS), Bhubaneswar
Editorial Advisory Board
Prof. P. D. Thomas
Former Director, XLRI, Jamshedpur
Dr. Tapan K. Panda
Director, NMIMS Deemed to be University (Hyderabad Campus)
Prof. Usha Kamilla
Director, Institute of Management & Information Science, Bhubaneswar
Prof. Surya Dev
Professor, Institute of Management and Information Science (IMIS), Bhubaneswar
Prof. Asit Mohapatra
Former Professor, IIM-Ranchi
Editorial Review Board
Prof. Mukund R. Dixit
Former Professor, IIM- Ahmedabad and Editor, Vikalpa
Prof. K K Panda
Former Professor-cum-Registrar, Delhi University, Delhi
Prof. C. Panduranga Bhatta
IIM, Kolkata
Prof. B.K Mohanty
IIM, Lucknow
Prof. J. Mohapatra
Former Professor, Sambalpur University, Odisha
Prof. S. Moharana
Former Professor, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
Prof. Tanmoy De
SIBM University, Hyderabad
Prof. Subhankar Nayak
School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada
Prof. Sanjay Kumar Jena
Case Writer, IIM-Ahmedabad
Prof. Swarup Chandra Sahoo
Former Professor, Utkal University Bhubaneswar, Odisha
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