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Management Matters, a bi-annual, double-blind, peer-review journal, is the official publication of the Loyola Institute of Business Management. Management Matters invites quality research papers – conceptual, technical or theoretical, articles, case-studies, technical notes, monographs and excerpts of doctoral dissertations in the broad areas of management – finance, operations research, organizational behavior, human resources, systems thinking, strategy and general management. Writings which bridge two areas of management are especially encouraged. The manuscripts must be original works of authors, and must not have not been published elsewhere or presently be considered for publication in any other form. Manuscripts will be subject to double-blind peer review by referees before being considered for publication. For additional information, please contact the Editor at

Submission Process

Please send all papers in .doc or .pdf format to

  • Each submission should contain the following elements:

a. Title

b. Abstract (to be set within 120 words as a single paragraph)

c. Keywords for the article (around six to ten, in alphabetical order)

d. Introduction

e. Body with sections and subsections appropriately titled and numbered (1, 1.1, 1.1.1, etc.)

f. Tables and figures if any (with title, sequence number, and source if not original)

g. Conclusion

h. References / Bibliography: All References cited in the article are to be listed in the References section.

For References please follow the style detailed below under heads A and B.

A. Style for listing References in the References section:

  • Note:
    • Initials: Spaced with dots
    • Journal Names: In full
    • List in alphabetical order
    • Use n.d. if date published is not available
  • Journal

Bracken, B. A., Barona, A., Bauermeister, J. J., & Puente, A. (1990). Multinational validation of the BC scale: An analysis. Journal of School Psychology, 28(3), 325–341.

  • Book

Bracker, B. A., & McCallum, R. S. (1998). Universal nonverbal intelligence test (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Contributed volume Roid, G. H., & Miller, L. J. (1997). Leiter international performance scale-revised: Examiner’s manual. In G. H. Roid & L. J. Miller (Eds.), Leiter international performance scale (Vol. 5, 2nd ed., pp. 556–567). Wood Dale: Stoelting.

Use en dash for page range.

Do not elide page ranges, that is, retain full page numbers: 556–567.

Remove words like Publishers, Publishing House from the Publisher Names in the reference list, that is, Sage and not Sage Publishers.

When the author and the publisher are the same, use “Author” in the place of publisher.

Resources for Rehabilitation, Inc. (1993). Meeting the needs of employees with disabilities. Lexington, MA: Author.

  • Article from newspaper

Print version:

Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

Precede page numbers for newspaper articles with p. or pp.

If an article appears on discontinuous pages, give all page numbers, and separate the numbers with a comma (e.g., pp. B1, B3, B5–B7).

Electronic version:

Brody, J. E. (2007, December 11). Mental reserves keep brain agile. The New York Times. Retrieved from

  • Article from an electronic source

When DOI (digital object identifier) is available:

Zhao, S., Grasmuck, S., & Martin, J. (2008). Identity construction on Facebook: Digital empowerment in anchored relationships. Computers in Human Behavior, 24(5), 1816- 1836. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2008.02.012

If there is no DOI for an article found in an online periodical, include the URL for the journal home page:

Cooper, A., & Humphreys, K. (2008). The uncertainty is killing me: Self-triage decision making and information availability. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 4(1). Retrieved from

Landsberger, J. (n.d.). Citing Websites. In Study Guides and Strategies. Retrieved May 13, 2005, from

If there is no author, place the title in the author position:

Library and Archives Canada. (2008). Celebrating women’s achievements: Women artists in Canada. Retrieved from 500-e.html

If the source material is likely to change over time, include the retrieval date:

Geography of Canada. (2009, September 29). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved September 30, 2009, from

B. Style for Citations in body of article (Cross-references):

In text:

Allison (1995, 2000)

Bidwell and Bryk (1994)

In parentheses:

(Bidwell & Bryk, 1994)

(Merton, 1959, p. 216)

(Lee et al., 1996a, 1996b)

(Jones, 2000; Klein, 1992; Stanberg, 1968)

(Wo, Martinson, & Thompson, 1993); in text, Wo, Martinson, and Thompson (1993) the first instance, thereafter Wo et al. (1993)

Cite up to five authors (for cross-references in text) the first instance and first author et al. thereafter.

For more than 6 authors, use first author et al. from the first instance.

When 2 authors abbreviate to the same (e.g., Jones, Holland, & Driscoll, 1964 and Jones, Cookson, & Cohen, 1964 abbreviate to Jones et al., 1964), write as many author names to distinguish the two references (i.e., Jones, Holland et al., 1964 and Jones, Cookson et al., 1964).


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