EPS journal case study:
Rajagiri Management Journal (RAMJ)
Rajagiri Management Journal (RAMJ) publishes theoretically based, empirically supported peer-reviewed research papers, covering all aspects of management.
The journal welcomes research papers, case studies and book reviews that draw on contributions from all functional areas of management.
Rajagiri Management Journal (RAMJ) is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of Rajagiri Business School and Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, who co-own the title.
RAMJ is published under Platinum Open Access arrangement.
All articles are made freely available at no charge to the author. Publication charges are funded by Rajagiri Business School and Rajagiri College of Social Science. The title coverage includes but is not limited to the following topics:
- Human resources
- Business analytics
Co-sponsorship – Rajagiri College of Social Sciences & Rajagiri Business School
Rajagiri College of Social Sciences and Rajagiri Business School are two autonomous institutions under Rajagiri Vidyapeedam (Rajagiri group of educational institutions). The Rajagiri Institutions are managed by the congregation of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first indigenous religious congregation in the Catholic Church of India.
Canonically established in the year 1855, the CMI order has played a key role in revolutionising the education scenario in Kerala in the late nineteenth century. In the footprints of their founding father, Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara, a great visionary, educationalist, and social reformer of the nineteenth century, the CMIs have been zealously working towards providing value-based education to society, at large with the motto of relentlessly towards excellence.
Why did RAMJ partner with Emerald?
Rajagiri College of Social Sciences and Rajagiri Business School are sharing a common vision to move relentlessly towards excellence. We are trying to incorporate this vision in everything we are doing. We strongly believe that Rajagiri Management Journal (RAMJ) is one such opening for us to move towards excellence in research and publication.
To promote excellence in disseminating research output to academia, practitioners, researchers, and students, it is important to associate with a publisher having expertise in the field. Emerald is providing state-of-the-art publishing services and is keen to promote the open access movement in the publishing industry.
The services offered by Emerald Publishing Services include:
- Tailor-made online manuscript submission and peer review platform in association with ScholarOne Manuscript support system
- Advanced language editing, proof reading and dedicated point-of-contact for the editor-in-chief
- Online first publication of the accepted manuscripts
- A dedicated homepage for RAMJ on the Emerald website
- Copy editing, type setting and electronic production
- Statistical reports on RAMJ performance, including citations
- RAMJ title promotion on Emerald Insight platform and editorial consultancy module on how to attract more submissions
- Citation management and reference linking
Excellent journal support system
Ever since partnering with Emerald in 2019, RAMJ has benefitted from the excellent journal support system of Emerald. Emerald’s dedicated contact team guides and advise the RAMJ team throughout the journal publication process. Emerald ensures the journal is passing through the well-established production process, including the double-blind peer-review. It took only 3 months for RAMJ to be a part of the Emerald’s journal homepage and submission system. The article-level publishing of Emerald allows the articles to be published within 20 working days of acceptance of the paper through Emerald EarlyCite.
Global visibility and dissemination
Though Open Access publication under CC BY 4.0, Emerald has increased the global reach of RAMJ. Inclusion of RAMJ on Emerald’s Insight platform grants access to an unparalleled network of multi-disciplinary academics around the globe. Emerald ensures maximum search and discoverability by making full use of enriched metadata and search engine optimisation. This will enable articles published in RAMJ to appear as high as possible in Google-based searches. Editorial Consultancy Modules of Emerald really helps RAMJ to increase the submissions to the journal.
The Emerald team has committed to support RAMJ with major discovery services, including Cabell’s Directories, EBSCO, Google Scholar, ProQuest, and WorldCat. The listing is expected to benefit RAMJ by increasing the number of submissions, visibility, and quality of submissions. It is also expected to provide RAMJ with more impactful research papers from across the world.
Dr Minimol M C, Professor of Finance and Economics at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kerala, India, and the Dean (Research) of RCSS and RBS shared thoughts about Emerald Publishing Services:
We were publishing relevant, original and impactful articles. The collaboration with an experienced publishing house warrants more accessibility, wider dissemination, and global reach, which were the real-time challenges that we faced. That is the reason for collaboration with Emerald – a publishing house with extensive experience in managing journals of all sizes and editorial structures.