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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 OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.




Authors should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Scope and Focus

The manuscript should confirm with the journal scope and focus that is critical management studies. IJCMS will provide a theoretical and practical approach to management and organization studies. IJCMS challenges the prevailing conventional understanding of work, management, and organizations. This journal provides a platform for debating radical alternatives whilst interrogating the established relations of power, control, domination, and ideology as well as the relations among organizations, society, and people.


  • Similarity Index

The similarity index of the manuscript should not exceed 25%.


  • Manuscript Structure/format

The manuscript should be written in English or Indonesian in accordance with the correct written usage in 6000-8000 words (exclude Reference). However, English is preferable. The manuscript structure should cover title, abstract, keywords, introduction, method, findings/results and discussion, conclusion, acknowledgement (optional), and references.

  • Title of the manuscript should be short and clear with a maximum of 15 words; does not have multiple interpretations; does not contain abbreviations uncommonly used.
  • Abstract is written in English in 150-200 words which contain purpose/objective, method, result/finding, and discussion, conclusion.
  • Keywords are in 3-5 words. 2 or 3 words are taken from the title. Keywords should be commonly searchable terms.
  • Introduction (600-800 words) explains the importance of the topic, relevant previous research, research problems, and the significance of the research.
  • Method (300-400 words) describes the research approach, theories or concepts, description of participants (corpus/object being studied), instrumentation, data collecting procedures, and data analysis.
  • Results/findings and Discussion (4800-6800 words) explain the findings of the research questions or problems. The Discussion is focused on the analysis and study in accordance with the theory or concept used. The number of sub-heading should at least follow the number of research questions/issues.
  • Conclusion (300-400 words) is the synthesis of findings and theories, implications, and recommendations.
  • References should be at least 20 sources consisting of books (within the last 10 years) and journal articles (within the last 5 years).


  • Table and Figure/chart

The number of tables and figures should not exceed five,  and should be placed as near as where you first refer to. The name/title of the table should be written in TNR 11 and put directly above the table, and the content of the table must be written in TNR 10. The name/title of the figure/chart should be written in TNR 11 put directly below the figure/ chart.


  • Citation and References
  • The manuscript should contain at least 20 good quality references (15 articles, and 5 books).
  • All references and in-text citations should be in APA 7th edition. Not-cited sources should not be put in the reference list.


  • Paper and Margins

The manuscript should be written on A4 paper with top and left margin of 3 cm; and right and bottom margin of 2.5 cm.


  • Files to submit

There are at least two files that must be submitted: 1) the original file contains the manuscript (see the manuscript template); and 2) the supplementary file contains the tittle page and guarantee form (see title page and guarantee form template).


  • Miscellaneous
  • The manuscript submitted should be in Word format, not in PDF.
  • Download the template for the proper structure of manuscript writing.
  • Before submitting the manuscript, check its consistency with the author guideline using the following rubric.






Not exceed 15 words


English Abstract

150-200 words



3-5 words



600-800 words



300-400 words


Result/Finding and Discussion

4800-6800 words



300-400 words



At least 20 sources


a)   Journal Articles

75% (year 2017 onward)


b)  Books

25% (year 2012 onward)



Not exceed 5 (five)