What is the status of JQM indexations?

JQM is indexed with well-known indexing agencies available at https://ojs.umt.edu.pk/index.php/jqm/Indexing-And-Abstracting. 
However, requests for inclusion have been submitted to a few other research databases and indexing agencies which are in process. The information will be updated promptly upon confirmation.

 Is the JQM HEC recognized?

Journal of Quantitative Methods (JQM) is recognized by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan under HEC Y-category.

 What is the submission criterion for JQM?

All submissions must meet the following criteria to be eligible for refereeing:

  • Scope:
    • The journal supports multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to quantitative methods, business, and economics. Thus, it encourages original, innovative, and critical thinking which will contribute to knowledge and understanding in different areas.
  • Type of Articles:
    • Articles based on empirical work are highly encouraged, besides the manuscripts having a strong literature base with advancements/novelty in theory or economic modeling which represents/depicts development in a particular field.
    • The focus of the journal is on the research rigor, modeling, data-driven innovations, interpretation of results, and how the results of the research may be translated into practice.
  • Word Limit:
    • The total length of a submission, including the title, author information, abstract, text, tables, figures, notes, references, and appendices, should be approximately 5000-7000 words.
  • Formatting:
  • File Type:
    • The manuscript must be submitted as a single Microsoft Word file (.docx or .doc) including all contents. However, the author might have to submit the figures, diagrams, graphs, tables, or any graphic content in high quality (300 dpi) separate (.jpg or .psd) file/s to meet the printing requirements.
  • Submission:
    • The submission must be accompanied by a cover letter or email indicating that the submission is not concurrently being considered for publication elsewhere. It must also include the signed author consent form and APA checklist available at https://ojs.umt.edu.pk/index.php/jqm/APA-kit

Does my topic match with the scope of JQM?

Journal of Quantitative Methods recognizes the role of quantitative methods in business and economics, as an in-depth understanding of the latest trends and developments imperative for academia and industry to equip themselves for competitive advantage in the 21st century and beyond. JQM addresses a broad range of areas that are relevant and reflective of business, economics, and applied statistics. 

Who is the publisher of JQM?

JQM is published by the  School of Business and Economics (SBE), University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore, Pakistan.

 How can I submit my manuscript to JQM?

You can submit your paper  to the editor through our online OJS portal at  https://ojs.umt.edu.pk/index.php/jqm/about/submissions  or via email at [email protected]

 Can I submit more than one paper for the same issue?

Yes, you can submit more than one paper at a time. However, our policy allows publishing only one paper per author per issue and one paper per organization per issue.

 What is the frequency of publication of JQM?

JQM is a biannual journal. It publishes two issues per year.

How much does it cost for publication in the JQM?

The journal does not charge for article processing, submission, or publications.

When will I get the acceptance letter, if my paper is accepted?

The acceptance letter is provided to the authors after the editors select the manuscript for publication in the journal. It is tentatively issued to the authors of selected manuscripts only before two weeks of the publication date.

Can I submit my manuscript to you even though it is published elsewhere?

No. The manuscripts submitted to JQM must be original and have not been published previously anywhere else.

 When should I submit my papers? Are there any deadlines?

You can submit your manuscript at any time. Your manuscript will be published in the upcoming issue once it has successfully passed through the double-blind peer-review process and selected by the editors for publication. However, the deadlines mentioned in the call for papers declare the cut-off point for considering the submissions for the subsequent issue. It means the manuscripts received after the deadline mentioned in the call for papers will be automatically considered for review and publication in the next issue.

 How can I find out about the status of my manuscript?

The corresponding author can track the article by login the assigned account via

 Does this journal assign DOI?

Yes. JQM is published by an organization that is a member of Publishers International Linking Organization (PILA / Crossref) that assigns Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) to the papers that are published. The DOI is a unique identity that generally refers to the permanent address of a digital object or archive, therefore, makes it traceable over the internet. For more details about PILA, Crossref, and DOI, please visit: www.crossref.org

Is the journal published in print or online version?

All issues of the JQM are published both in print and online versions

What is ORCID iD? Why do we need it? And how can we assign it?

The ORCID iD is a non-proprietary alphanumeric code to uniquely identify scientific and other academic authors and contributors.
ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.
JQM requires all the contributing authors and co-authors to provide their ORCID iDs, as they are important for indexing and profiling, but also for enhancing their integral search visibility all over the internet. ORCID iDs are for a lifetime and can be obtained free of charges through a simple registration process at https://orcid.org/register

 Who are the readers/subscribers of the JQM? How it is circulated?

JQM is receiving an overwhelming response from scholars, academicians, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners from diverse fields of life. One thousand copies of each issue are circulated among all the major independent and institutional libraries in Pakistan; besides the editorial board members, authors, co-authors, and the dignitaries in Pakistan and abroad. Moreover, the digital version of each issue is available without any subscription charges or any fee through the journal website, subscribed research databases, and indices.

 How can I join the editorial board of the JQM?

Please send your resume to [email protected] / [email protected] along with the Editorial Membership Form and confirmatory note. All such requests are subject to the approval of the Editor-in-Chief. 

What is the review process of the JQM?

All JQM manuscripts are reviewed through a 'double-blind' peer review process that means the identities of the authors are kept confidential from the reviewers, and vice versa.
To make this possible, anonymized versions of the manuscript are sent to referees. Submitted papers are first considered by the JQM Editor after submission. Papers that do not fall within the scope of JQM are 'desk-rejected'. In addition, papers that fail to meet a minimum threshold for quality and originality are also rejected without being sent out to the reviewers.
Papers passing through this initial editorial scrutiny are then typically sent out to four referees (2 national and two international. If one or more of these turn down the invitation to provide a review, other referees will subsequently be appointed. Normally, at least three authoritative reviews are needed before the handling Editor can make a decision as to whether to accept, reject, or ask for a 'revise and resubmit' of the submitted paper. Currently, approximately 50% of the manuscripts submitted to JQM are desk-rejected, about 35% are rejected after peer review, and 15% are eventually accepted (most after being revised once if not twice). The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.
JQM provides professional English editing services exclusively for the accepted manuscripts. These manuscripts are carefully scrutinized by our professional proofreaders who help ensure the accuracy of the paper by resolving any problems with the language to conform to the international standards for journal publications.

What is the policy of JQM for changing the authorship?

Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the submission. Any addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor. To request such a change, the Editor must receive the following from the corresponding author: (a) the reason for the change in the author list and (b) written confirmation (e-mail, letter) from all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of the addition or removal of authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. Only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor may consider the addition, deletion, or rearrangement of authors after the manuscript has been accepted. While the Editor considers the request, the publication of the manuscript will be suspended. If the manuscript has already been published in an online issue, any requests may not be approved by the Editor.