Peer-Reviewed, Open-Access Journal

Chief Editor
Prof. Emeritus Badar Alam Iqbal

Indexed in Google Scholar, ResearchGate, CrossRef, Scilit (MDPI) and J-Gate. This journal is included in Cabell's Journalytics (globally recognized WHITE-LIST of journals), which is also known as Cabell’s Directory of Publishing Opportunities. Cabell's Journalytics is an independent, curated database of scholarly journals that guides researchers, publishers, librarians, academics, and administrators to the publications they need.

Publisher: HATASO - SynergyGlobal
E-ISSN: 2469-4339

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Management and Economics Research Journal (MERJ) publishes open-access peer-reviewed research papers, reviews, case studies and short communications. MERJ uses a continuous publishing model in which articles are published when ready, rather than waiting for a specific issue date.

Open Access Policy
This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Article Processing Fee
Papers are published IF ACCEPTED after peer-review. There is a USD 50$ processing charge for papers accepted after peer-review. Submission Fee is applicable to all online submissions. Authors from India are exempted from the Submission Fee and hence, they can submit their manuscripts by email to [email protected], however, in that case, they will not get automatic email alerts during the peer-review process.

Aims & Scope
MERJ aims to publish original, quality articles that focus on Management of businesses and Economics. Articles concerned with theory, concept, along with empirical papers with clear insights into the subject areas will be considered. The journal targets scholars, management research and consulting professionals, Economists, and other interested groups and individuals. We welcome contributions in finance, marketing, human resource, IT, along with manuscripts documenting Economics research data and analysis. All submissions must be interesting, relevant to Business Management, Economics and related areas, conceptually and methodologically sound, and written in clear, concise and logical manner.

Full-text articles are indexed by Google Scholar, ResearchGate and J-Gate. WHITE-LISTED by Cabell’s Journalytics. The journal is a member of Publishers International Linking Association (PILA) and registered with CrossRef.

Archiving and Digital Preservation Policy
Will be archived with “Portico” after acceptance in Web of Science. Currently, most of the published articles are archived and preserved with public full-text through ResearchGate and Internet Archive Scholar.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
HATASO expects the best ethical standards from their authors, reviewers and editors while conducting research, submitting articles and throughout peer-review. This journal strictly adheres to COPE guidelines.

Peer Review
This journal applies double-blind peer-review process in which the identity of the reviewers and the authors are unknown to one another. This ensures impartiality and helps every manuscript get an unbiased review. After the manuscript has passed the initial plagiarism as well as quality check, it is assigned to two external reviewers for their recommendation and comments. The Editor takes a decision on a paper after receiving the comments of the two reviewers. The Editor mediates all interactions between the reviewers and authors. Peer reviews are not published. Reviewers should read the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers

Plagiarism or Duplicate Publication
This journal uses the Grammarly Plagiarism Detection Program for checking newly submitted articles. Duplicate or plagiarized publication overlaps substantially with one already published, in press, or under submission. Duplicate or redundant submission is the same manuscript (or the same data) that is submitted to multiple journals at the same time. International copyright laws and ethical conduct require that readers get to read original material. Submitted articles should not have been published or presently submitted elsewhere. Duplicate publication violates the APA code of ethics (APA Publication Manual, 2010) and will be grounds for prompt rejection of the submitted manuscript. If the editor was unaware of the violation and the article has been published, a notice of duplicate submission and the ethical violation will be published.

Retraction Policy
This journal abides by COPE guidelines.

Competing (Conflict of) Interests
At submission, each author must reveal any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other circumstances that might raise the question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions, implications, or opinions stated - including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition. In case the article is accepted, Competing Interest (Conflict of Interest) information will be given in a published statement.

Publication of Articles
This is an entirely online journal publishing and maintaining a high quality of manuscripts. The manuscripts will be published after double-blind peer-review by an international panel of experts is completed and the manuscript is approved. The decision on acceptance, revise and resubmit or rejection (depending upon reviewer comments) will usually be taken within 21-28 days for most manuscripts. The journal publishes articles on its website soon after acceptance and follows a ‘continuous publication’ schedule.

Guidelines for Reviewers
How to write helpful peer-review comments

The Editor disclaims any responsibility for the statements by authors and their opinions published in this journal.

Copyright & Licensing Policy
The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright and retain publishing rights without restrictions. Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. All works published by the journal are under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY. This permits anyone to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.


SPECIAL ISSUE - Call for Papers

Special Issue S8 on "Managing the Evolving Terrains of Human Resource Management"

Human Resource Management (HRM) plays a vital role in shaping the success of organizations by managing and developing the most valuable asset: human capital. In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, HRM is undergoing significant transformations due to technological advancements, changing workforce demographics, and evolving organizational needs. To shed light on these emerging trends and their implications for HR professionals, Management and Economics Research Journal (Manag Econ Res J) is pleased to announce a special issue on "Managing the Evolving Terrains of Human Resource Management." This special issue aims to explore the latest advancements, innovative practices, and future directions in the field of HRM.

Call for Papers
The journal invites researchers, scientists, industrialists and scholars from around the globe to submit their original research articles, review papers, and case studies to contribute to this special issue. The topics of interest for this issue include but are not limited to:

- Role of Personality in Human Resource Management
- Sustainable Human Resource Management
- Strategic HRM and Organizational Performance
- How to turn workplace boredom into positivity
- Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding
- Workplace Politics
- Employee Engagement and Retention
- Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
- Digital Transformation in HRM
- Agile HR Practices and Workforce Flexibility
- HR Analytics
- Employee Well-being and Work-Life Balance
- Learning and Development in the Digital Age
- Employee Performance Management and Feedback
- Leadership and Succession Planning
- HRM in the Gig Economy and Remote Workforce
- AI-powered skills intelligence platforms to provide hire-to-retire solutions
- Mental Health

Authors are encouraged to present qualitative and quantitative studies, including empirical studies, conceptual frameworks, innovative practices, case studies and evidence-based insights that address the emerging challenges and opportunities in the field of HRM in different sectors.

Submission Guidelines
Authors should prepare their manuscripts according to the Management and Economics Research Journal (MERJ) guidelines. Submissions must be original, unpublished work and should not be under review elsewhere. All manuscripts will undergo a rigorous peer-review process to ensure the highest scientific integrity and novelty standard. Papers should be between 5000 and 6000 words.

Important Date
Manuscript submission deadline: 15th October 2023

Guest Editor
Dr Suhalia Parveen, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, India. Email: [email protected]


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