Guidelines for Authors

Guidelines for Authors

The journal proposes to provide a platform for publications that are theoretical and practical with application orientation. Entrepreneurial research can therefore be in the area of technology and innovation that impacts various stakeholders including environment and sustainability and leads to creation of jobs and livelihood. Papers can also come from functional domains like marketing, human resource, finance etc. The rationale is to come out with learnings that impact holistic development of entrepreneurial ventures.

Before you Submit

Before submitting kindly ensure that
  • Manuscript is in Doc/ Docx/ PDF format.
  • Manuscript is complete, grammatically correct, and without spelling or typographical errors.
  • Ensure that the manuscript fits with the RUIJESV’s aims and scope. If it doesn’t fit then the manuscript might get a desk rejection from the editor without going for peer review.
  • Ensure that your manuscript complies with research and publication ethics. Please refer to the guidelines and flowcharts on the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) website
  • Follow all the formatting requirements laid out in the author guidelines.
  • Double check to ensure that author name(s) are removed from the manuscript so that the reviewer cannot identify you as this would compromise the anonymous peer review process.

Author Guidelines for Submission

1. Manuscripts should normally be of upto 5,000 – 6,000 words (A-4 size pages, typed double space and 11-point font). Microsoft Word for windows and WordPerfect are the preferred softwares for submission. Manuscripts must be submitted through e-mail the cover page bearing only the title of the paper and authors’ names, designations, official addresses and phone/fax numbers.

2. Abstract. Submit an abstract of about 150-200 words along with 3-4 keywords.

3. Tables and Figures. The tables and figures should be submitted in MS-Word/Excel format Separately. Their location in the text should be indicated as follows:
Table –1 about here

4. End notes. All notes should be indicated by serial numbers in the text and literature cited should be detailed under Notes at the end of the paper bearing corresponding numbers, before the references.

5. References. Place the references at the end of the manuscript following the endnotes. Arrange the reference list in alphabetical order of author’s surnames, and chronologically for each author where more than one work by that author is cited. The author’s surname is placed first, followed by initials, then the year of publication is given followed by details of the publication. The name of the publication (usually a book or journal) appears in italics.appears in italics. Following examples will illustrate the style used in the journal.

To reference Use the general format For example
Books and Chapter in books Book (first edition) Surname, Initials, and Surname, Initials. (date) Title,
Place of publication, Publisher
Saunders, M.N.K and Cooper, S.A. (1993) Understanding
Business Statistics
, London, DP Publications Ltd.
Book (other than first edition) Surname, Initials. and Surname, Initials. (date) Title
(?edn), Place of publication, Publisher
Morris, C. (1999) Quantitative Approaches to Business
(5th edn), London, Financial Times
Pitman Publishing.
Book (no obvious author) Corporate name or Publication name. (date) Title, Place
of publication, Publisher
Mintel Marketing Intelligence (1998) Designerwear: Mintel
Marketing Intelligence Report
, London, Mintel
International Group Ltd.
Chapter in a book Surname, Initials. and Surname, Initials. (date) Title,
Place of Publication, Publisher, Chapter ?
Robson, C. (1993) Real World Research, Oxford
Blackwell, Chapter 3.
Chapter in an edited book Surname, Initials. (date) ‘Chapter title’, in
Surname, Initials. and Surname, Initials. (eds). Title,
Place of Publication, Publisher, page numbers.
Craig, P.B. (1991) ‘Designing and using mail
questionnaires’ in Smith, N.C. and Dainty, P. (eds),
The Management Research Handbook, London, Routledge,
pp. 181-9.
Journal articles Journal article Surname, Initials. and Surname, Initials. (date)
‘Title of article’, Journal name, volume number, part
number, pages.
Storey, J., Cressey, P., Morris, T. and Wilkinson,
A. (1997) ‘Changing employment practices in UK banking: case
studies’, Personnel Review, 28:1, 24-42.
Journal article (no obvious author) Corporate name or Publication name (date) ‘Title of
article’, Journal name, volume number, part number,
Local Government Chronicle (1993) ‘Westminster
poised for return to AMA fold’, Local Government Chronicle,
5 November, p.5.
Government publications

Parliamentary papers

including acts and


Country of origin (date) Title, Place of
publication, Publisher.
Great Britain (1994) Criminal Justice and Public
Act 1994, London, HMSO
Others (with authors) As for books As for books
Others (no obvious authors) Department name or Committee name (date) Title,
Place of publication, Publisher.
Department of Trade and Industry (1992) The
Single Market:
Europe Open for Professions, UK Implementation, London,
Newspapers, including CD-ROM databases: Newspaper articles Surname, Initials. and Surname, Initials., (date)
‘Title of article’, Newspaper name, day, month, pages.
Roberts, D. (1998) ‘BAe sells property wing for
£301m’, The Daily Telegraph, London, 10 October, p. 31.

Newspaper article

(no obvious author)

Newspaper name (date) ‘Title of article’, newspaper name,
day, month, pages.
Guardian (1992) ‘Fraud trial at Britannia Theme Park’, The
, Manchester, 5 February, p.4.

Newspaper article

(from CD-ROM


Newspaper name or Surname, Initials. (date) ‘Title
of article’, Newspaper name, (CD-ROM) day, month,
Financial Times (1998) ‘Recruitment: lessons in leadership:
moral issues are increasingly pertinent to the military and top
corporate ranks’, Financial Times, (CD-ROM), London, 11
March, p. 32.

Guidelines For Authors

To reference Use the general format For example

Other CD-ROM


Title of CD-ROM or Surname, Initials, (date) (CD-ROM), Place of
publication, Publisher.
Encarta 98 Encyclopedia (1997) (CD-ROM) Redmond, WA, Microsoft
Unpublished conference papers Surname, Initials, and Surname, Initials, (date) ‘Title of
paper’, paper presented at the Conference name, days,
month, location of conference.
Saunders, M.N.K. and Thornhill, A. (1998) ‘The development and
application of a diagnostic tool to help manage survivors of
change over time’, paper presented at the Fifth Annual International Conference on Advances in Management 8-11
July, Lincoln.
Letters, personal emails and electronic
conferences/bulletin boards
Letter Surname, Initials, and Surname, Initials, (date) unpublished
letter: subject matter.
MacClelland, S. (1998) Unpublished letter: Reviewer’s
Personal email Surname, Initials, (date) subject matter (email to the
author) (online).
MacClelland, S. (1998) Reviewer’s feedback (email to
the author) (online)


conference/Bulletin Boards

Surname, Initials. (date) subject matter, name of electronic
conference/bulletin board
Jones, K. (1999), 101 reasons why we need the pound, Britain
and European Monetary Union
Internet items excluding emails Journal published on the Internet conference/bulletin board>
Surname, Initials. and Surname, Initials. (date) ‘Title of
article’, journal name, volume number part number(online) (cited day month year). Available from


Jenkins, M. and Bailey, L. (1995) ‘The role of learning centre
staff in supporting student learning’, Journal of Learning and
Teaching 1:1, Spring (online) (cited 29 March 1996). Available
Internet site

Site title (date) ‘Title of page within site where applicable’

(online) (cited day month year). Available from


Institute of Personnel and Development (online) (cited 14
October 1988). Available from .

6. Follow British spellings throughout (programme, not program).

7. Universal “s” in “ise” “isation” words.

8. Use of numerals: One to twelve in words, thirteen and above in figures, unless the reference is to percentages (5 percent), distance (5 km) or age (10 years old). Use 1900s and 19th century.

9. No stops after abbreviations (UK, MBA). Use stops after initials (V.P.Singh).

10. Use single quotes throughout. however in case of use of double quotes for example, “In the words of Szell, the ‘the economic question’ is today ……” the quotation can be encased within single quote in the double quotes. Quotations in excess of 45 words should be separated from the text with a line space above and below and indented on the left. Quotes should be cited accurately from the original source, should not be edited, and should give the page numbers of the original publication.

11. Italicization and use of diacriticals is left to the contributors, but must be consistent. When not using diacriticals, English spelling should be followed.

12. Capitalization should be kept to the minimum and should be consistent.

13. An author will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which his/her paper appears and soft copy of the reprints.

14. Book reviews must provide the following details, and in this order: Name of author/title of book reviewed/place of publication/publisher/year of publication/ number of pages, in Roman and Arabic figures to include preliminary pages/and price, with binding specifications such as paperback or hardback. For example: Brian K. Julyan, Sales and Service for the Wine Professional. London and New York: Cassell, 1999. ix+214pp. £16.99 paper.

15. If papers are accepted for publication, contributors are requested to fill out the copyright form and send it to us by email along with signature. Otherwise, the paper will not be considered for publication.

16. Manuscripts which do not conform to these guidelines will not be considered for publication.

17. Manuscripts not considered for publication will not be sent back. Those submitting papers should also certify that the paper has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

Submission Process

Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to:

Rishihood University International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Start up Ventures School of Enterpreneurship, Rishihood University
NH-44 (GT Road), Near Bahalgarh Chowk,
Delhi NCR, Sonipat,
Haryana, India 131021

Post Submission

Each submission is checked by the editor for consistency with the aims and scope of the journal. At this stage, if they feel that the manuscript is not in journal’s scope or if the quality is too low, they may choose to decline your manuscript. In such a scenario the editor will inform you of their decision within 30 days.

Once the editor is confident of the suitability of the publication they will send the manuscript for double anonymous peer review. This would take 45-60 days. Once the reviewer provides their feedback the editor will inform you about the decision and comments received. This could be acceptance of the manuscript, acceptance with minor or major revisions or declining the work submitted.

Practitioner manuscripts will be reviewed by the editor who might seek second opinions from the Editorial Advisory Board and/or experts in the field. The decision in this case could also be acceptance of the manuscript, acceptance with minor or major revisions or declining the work submitted.
The editorial office will convey this to the corresponding author. In case of revisions, timelines will be given to the author(s) for submission of revised work.

Acceptance of Submission

Once the paper is accepted, all authors are sent an email for the copyright form. The authors need to fill the form accurately for correct spelling of the name, contact information, affiliation details etc. Authors must sign the ‘transfer of copyright’ agreement before the article can be published and send the electronic copy to the editor.

Proofing and Typesetting

One or Two months prior to the printing of the publication of an issue, editorial checks will be carried out on your manuscript and a pre-typeset version might be mailed to you for any clarification or review. Please note, this is your opportunity to correct any incorrect author and affiliation details, typographical errors, grammatical errors etc. but no rewriting of the text will be entertained at this stage.

Author Responsibilities

  • Author(s) are accountable for all aspects of the work submitted.
  • Authors have to ensure that they have received written permission to use any material created by a third party prior to submitting the manuscript.
  • Authors should include anyone who has made a significant and meaningful contribution to the manuscript and exclude anyone who has not contributed.
  • Respond swiftly to any queries during the publication process.
  • As per the COPE’s position statement on AI tools, “The use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools such as ChatGPT or Large Language Models in research publications is expanding rapidly but AI tools cannot be listed as an author of a paper. AI tools cannot meet the requirements for authorship as they cannot take responsibility for the submitted work. As non-legal entities, they cannot assert the presence or absence of conflicts of interest nor manage copyright and license agreements. Authors who use AI tools in the writing of a manuscript, production of images or graphical elements of the paper, or in the collection and analysis of data, must be transparent in disclosing in the Materials and Methods (or similar section) of the paper how the AI tool was used and which tool was used. Authors are fully responsible for the content of their manuscript, even those parts produced by an AI tool, and are thus liable for any breach of publication ethics”.
  • If the manuscript involves human participants, authors are required to determine whether ethical approval is required, get the due ethical approval for their research and include this information in the submission.
  • Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from the publisher to reproduce any content of their contribution.