About the Journal

“CMR Journal of Innovation and Research” (CMRJIR) — “a new and innovative international peer reviewed journal.”

The major challenge in academia is in synergising various innovative ideas across different disciplines into a single entity. Innovation and Research in Multi-disciplinary field of study can and will play a very distinct role in bringing about this synergy.

The major objectives of research publication are its usability and application. CMRJIR attempts to document and spark debate on the research focused on emerging multi-disciplinary issues covering Economics, Commerce, Management, Education, Humanities, Social Sciences and application of Information Technology areas. The key research focus is to undertake quality research within emerging sectors in which the application and usability in various groups and society are discussed.

CMRJIR, like all other quality academic journals, uses a double blind peer review method that entails rigorous evaluation criteria through an editorial review board consisting of accomplished scholars. Each of the scholars represent a wide range of global scholarly achievements. The editorial board members based on their quality draw upon their individual and collective knowledge, talent and judgment to select and review the papers.

Aim and Scope

The CMRJIR is a biannual multi-disciplinary international journal in which the finest peer-reviewed research papers in the fields of Economics, Commerce, Management, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work and other Social Sciences and Computer are published. Applications on the basis of their originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions are accepted for review. CMRJIR also provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting new insights and interpretation of latest trends in research.

Editorial Team

Shri K.C. Ramamurthy (IPS-Retd), Chairman, CMR Group of Institutions
Dr. Sabitha Ramamurthy, Chancellor – CMR University and President, Jnanadhara Trust
Shri K. R. Jayadeep, The Pro-Chancellor, CMR University, Bangalore
Dr. Sanjay Jain, The Pro Vice Chancellor, CMR University, Bangalore
Associate Editors:
Praveen R. Registrar, CMR University
Editorial Advisory Board:
Jos van Hillegersberg Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Business Information Systems,Twente University, The Netherland
R. Ravi Kumar Professor, Indian Institute of Management (IIM-B), Bangalore
Kuldeep Kumar Professor Emeritus, Department of Information Science

Florida International University, Florida (USA)

Prof. Tsvetan Kotsev


Rector,European Higher School for Economics and Management

Plovdiv, 4004, 18 Zadruga Str., Bulgaria

Brij Mohan Dean Emeritus, Louisiana State University School of Social Work, USA
Editorial Review Board:
Kamal Ghose Director, International Relations, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Dewanand Mahadew Dean & CEO, IDBA, The Netherlands
Wolfgang Amann Professor, HEC Paris School of Management, Doha, Qatar
Erdogan Ekiz Associate Professor, King Abdul Aziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
David Lincoln NLEP-President United Kingdom/India
Neeta Inamdar Head, Manipal Centre for European Studies, Manipal University, Manipal
Divakar Kamat Associate Director, IBM, Mumbai
Chandrasiri Abeysinghe Head, Dept. of Accounting and Finance, Colombo University, Sri Lanka
Grzegorz Michalski Sr. Faculty, Department of Corporate Finance Management, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
Nagaratna A. Assistant Professor, National Law School of India University, Bangalore
Boon Leing TAN Director of Studies, PSB Academy, Singapore



Guidelines for Authors

1. Title and Authors’ Information: The cover page shall contain the title of the manuscript, the author’s name and affiliation along with the contact information (Name, address, telephone, fax number and e-mail id).

2. Abstract: The title ‘Abstract’ should be in 14-point Times New Roman. The abstract and the keywords are to be in 12-point Times New Roman. The abstract should contain a minimum of 100 words and a maximum of 150 words, be one and a half spaced and fully justified.

3. Manuscript: The main text or body of the paper should in the next page after the abstract. The main text should be in 12-point Times New Roman and one and a half-spaced. All text should be fully justified. The length of Manuscript should normally be around 6,000 words (10-15 A-4 size pages). The authors’ name should not appear anywhere on the body of the manuscript to facilitate the review process.

4. Heading and Sub-Heading: All headings should be in 14-point Times New Roman and boldface. Subheadings should be in 12-pt Times New Roman, boldface and italicized. Place a one and a half spaced blank line between each heading, sub-heading and the paragraph. The heading and the sub-headings must be numbered. The first letter of the noun, pronoun, verb, adjective and adverb should be capitalized.

5. Tables and Figures: Tables and Figure captions should be in 10-point Times New Roman and boldface and should be numbered in numerals (Example: Table 1: Text / Figure 1: Text). Capitalization requirements for figures and tables are similar to the requirement mentioned for headings and subheadings. Figures and tables are to be numbered separately. Both figure and table captions are to be centered. If any source is being listed, they should be given below the table or figure in 9-pt Times New Roman (No Boldface).

6. Footnotes and Endnotes: Footnotes may be used if necessary and should be numbered consecutively. Endnotes are preferred to be used for explanations or indication to immediate source. Both of them should be in 9- point Times New Roman and be single spaced.

7. Page Numbering: Provide page numbers on the centre bottom of the page. Start numbering from the Abstract page and DO NOT include the cover page for numbering.

8. Italicization and Capitalization: Usage of these, in the main text, should be kept to the minimum and be consistent throughout.

9. Plagiarism: Plagiarism in any form is considered unethical and is unacceptable.

10. References Examples (Harvard Styling):


  • Berger, Lawrence A, J David Cummins, and Sharon Tennyson (1992). Reinsurance and The Liability Insurance. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 6 (1), 253-272.

Chapters from Edited Books

  • Maarshall, W. A. (1975). The Child as a Mirror of his Brain’s Development. In: Sants, J & Butcher, H. J. (eds). Development Psychology. Aylesbury, Bucks: Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd.

Conference Proceedings:

Lamba, S. L, (2001). Indian Insurance Industry: Expansion and Convergence, Confederation of Indian Industry, Proceeding of International Conference on Insurance, July.

Online Sources:

  1. Batts, S. (2007). Antioxidants in Berries Increased by Ethanol (but are daiquiris healthy). [Online] April 24th 2007. Available from: [Accessed: 2nd May 2008].

Call for Papers

(Research Paper/Case Study/Book Review)

CMR University, Bangalore is established under CMR University Act, 2013 and Notified by Government of Karnataka (Vide No. ED 91 UNE 2013 dated 12 Nov 2013).

CMRU prepares individuals for challenging opportunities in the 21st century with a global awareness rooted in the Indian soil. The mission of CMRU is to develop and promote quality education, research and consultancy services. At CMRU the core faculty consists of a proper mix of experience from industry and teaching. The visiting faculty members are drawn from leading institutions and from the Industry.

The CMR Journal of Innovation and Research (ISSN 2395-2083) is a unique publication that captures the pulse of the emerging and promising innovative research ideas. The focus of the journal would be in  addressing emerging perspectives and trends in research that have an impact on economy and society. The very fact that the term “Innovation” exists in the title indicates that the Journal provides a vibrant forum for discussion of issues among various interest groups, and a platform for cross pollination of ideas and views. The Journal also endeavours to bring together aspiring and practicing scholars and social science professionals on a common platform.

CMRJIR is a refereed journal that is published bi-annually. It follows a double blind review process.

Key highlights of the Journal:

  • Explores the complex and diverse aspects of Innovation and Research in various fields of study
  • Provides for proactive dialogue on key issues related to Innovation
  • Covers the entire spectrum of Commerce, Management and Social Sciences
  • It contains high quality innovative research papers, case studies and book reviews

The journal facilitates knowledge exchange between academicians and professionals in the field of Commerce, Management and Social Sciences (Including Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Education, Public Administration etc).

Contributors should submit their manuscript by email: in MS Word format or by paper format to The Editor-in-Chief ‘CMR Journal of Innovation and Research’, School of Research and Innovation, CMR University, #2, 3rd ‘C’ Cross, 6th ‘A’ Main, HRBR Layout, 2nd Block, Kalyana Nagar, Bangalore 560043. Tel. No: 080 – 25426977080 – 25426988080 – 25427700

The contributions should be in line with the author guidelines. Papers are invited throughout the year. But, for the January issue papers received on or before October 30, and for July issue papers received on or before April 30 will only be considered to be published in the immediate issue.


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