1. Introduction

The Management Science Research Archives (MSRA) is committed to fostering the highest standards of scholarly research in the field of management science. This policy outlines the guidelines and procedures governing the submission, review, publication, and dissemination of research articles in MSRA.

2. Scope

This policy applies to all manuscripts submitted to MSRA for consideration, including but not limited to original research articles, review articles, case studies, and editorials.

3. Manuscript Submission

Authors must submit their manuscripts electronically via the MSRA online submission system. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the MSRA guidelines for authors, which are available on the journal's website. Submission of a manuscript implies that it has not been published previously and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

4. Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to MSRA undergo a rigorous peer review process. Upon submission, manuscripts are assessed by the editorial team to ensure they meet the journal's scope and formatting requirements. Subsequently, manuscripts are assigned to expert reviewers in the field for blind peer review. Reviewers evaluate the quality, originality, and significance of the research presented in the manuscript and provide constructive feedback to the authors.

5. Editorial Decision

Based on the feedback received from the reviewers, the Editor-in-Chief makes a decision regarding the manuscript. The possible decisions include acceptance, minor revisions, major revisions, or rejection. Authors are informed of the editorial decision along with the reviewers' comments to facilitate revisions if necessary.

6. Authorship and Ethics

Authors must ensure that all individuals who have made substantial contributions to the research are listed as co-authors and that all co-authors have approved the final version of the manuscript. Authors should also adhere to the highest standards of research ethics, including the avoidance of plagiarism, fabrication, and falsification of data.

7. Copyright and Licensing

Upon acceptance for publication, authors are required to transfer copyright of their manuscript to MSRA. However, authors retain the right to use their work for non-commercial purposes and to deposit a copy in institutional repositories. MSRA publishes articles under a Creative Commons license, allowing for the unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction of the article, provided the original work is properly cited.

8. Publication Ethics

MSRA is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics. Any allegations of research misconduct or unethical behavior will be investigated promptly and impartially. In cases where misconduct is substantiated, appropriate corrective actions will be taken, including retraction of the published article if necessary.

9. Open Access

MSRA is an open-access journal, meaning that all articles are freely available to readers without subscription or access fees. This model ensures maximum dissemination and accessibility of research findings, thereby facilitating scholarly exchange and advancement of knowledge in the field of management science.

10. Revision and Updates

This policy is subject to periodic review and updates as necessary to ensure alignment with the journal's mission and best practices in scholarly publishing. Authors, reviewers, and readers are encouraged to consult the latest version of the policy on the MSRA website.

11. Contact Information

For inquiries regarding manuscript submission, editorial policies, or any other matter related to MSRA, please contact the editorial office at [insert contact email]. We welcome feedback and suggestions from the research community to continuously improve the journal's quality and impact.


By adhering to these policies and guidelines, MSRA aims to maintain the highest standards of excellence in management science research and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field. We thank authors, reviewers, and readers for their support and contributions to the journal.