Information for Authors

Article Types

Management Dynamics accepts the following types of submissions matching within its Aim & Scope.

Research Paper: This category covers empirical research papers based on qualitative or quantitative methods. The word count for research paper should be between 6000-9000 words including everything (e.g., abstract, tables, and references).

Perspectives: This category covers perspectives and viewpoints on contemporary and emerging industry and academic trends. We encourage practitioners and people from Industry to submit under this category. The word range should be between 3000-4000 words.

Case Study: Case study and analysis of issues, companies, departments and special initiatives taken by academicians and practitioners. The word range should be between 3000-5000 words. The case study must be accompanied by a teaching note, which should include at least 5 questions for class discussion based on important subject concepts.

Literature reviews: This category includes systematic literature reviews, bibliometric analysis, meta-analysis etc. The word count should be between 6000-9000 words.

Book Reviews: Authors can submit reviews of recently published books in the area of management and business. The word range should be between 1000-1500 words.

Management Dynamics provides immediate open access to its content so that research is freely available to the public. Articles available freely online are more often cited and have greater impact. Immediately after publication, authors are free to copy, post, share, and redistribute the material in any medium or format on any platform.

Author Rights

Authors will retain copyright alongside scholarly usage rights and Publisher will be granted publishing and distribution rights.

Open Access Statement

This is open access journal. Every article published in this journal will be published open access. This means that the article is universally and freely accessible via the Internet in perpetuity, in an easily readable format immediately after publication. The authors are not charged with any publication fees. Permitted third party (re)use is defined by the following Creative Commons user license: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

Publication Fee

Management Dynamics is an open-access based journal and does not charge any publication fee.


Authors are required to provide their ORCID ID during the submission process. Your ORCID ID is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications. If you do not already have an ORCID ID, please create the one using https://orcid.org/.

Review Process

All submitted papers will be initially evaluated by the Editor-in-Chief for suitability for Management Dynamics. Manuscripts deemed suitable are sent to a minimum of two external peer reviewers. The selection of peer reviewers is made by the article handling editor (the Editor-in-Chief or the specialist editor). Authors are requested to suggest reviewers but the editors reserve the right of the final selection. This journal operates a double-blind review process. After completing all reviewers' reports, the handling editor makes a decision (accept, major revision, minor revision or reject). The authors get 3 to 4 weeks to prepare the revision depending on the reviewers' comments. Any revisions should be clearly highlighted, for example using the font in color (or track change option in MS Word), so that they are easily visible to the editors and reviewers. The authors should provide a response to reviewers' comments detailing any changes, for the benefit of the editors and reviewers. The revisions that have been made should be detailed citing the line number and exact change so that the editor can check the changes expeditiously. Revisions that do not meet these requirements will be sent back to authors with requests for corrections and resubmission. The average duration of the submission to the first decision is 4 to 6 weeks. The average duration of the submission to the final decision is about 10 weeks.

The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final. We believe that Management Dynamics is the most appropriate outlet in case that authors need urgent but prestigious publications.

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically via our system at: https://www.editorialmanager.com/mandyn/default1.aspx. It is important that you proofread your manuscript before submission to check for spelling and grammatical errors. During submission, please choose the most suitable category (article type) for your paper. Manuscript should be in standard MS word document format only.

Submission for empirical research and literature reviews should include the following:

  • Cover letter to Editor
  • Title page – Title of the paper, name, affiliation, address, phone number, and email address for each author, corresponding author, and funding information or acknowledgements.
  • Anonymous manuscript: Prepare the manuscript in the following order- Abstract (200 words), keywords (five to eight relevant keywords), manuscript, tables, figures, references, appendix, wherever applicable. Any information identifying the author should be removed from the body of the paper.
  • Insert tables/figures in the text where they appear. DO NOT append at the end of the paper.
  • For paper formatting, please use, Font style – Times New Roman, Font Size – 12, Line spacing – 1.5, Margin – 1 inch.
  • Referencing: Management Dynamics adheres to the American Psychological Association reference style (seventh edition). Authors are advised to visit https://apastyle.apa.org/ for details to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

For cases, book reviews, and perspectives, authors should submit Title page and content file with only relevant details and sections. Case must be accompanied by a detailed teaching note and class discussion plan.