Submission Guide

DJIM Submission Guidelines

Submissions to the Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management (DJIM) are welcome from all graduate students in the Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University.

Only original, unpublished manuscripts will be considered for publication. Students are not required to write something new and may submit papers that have been written as part of their course work. DJIM accepts submissions of research papers, book reviews, business cases, and interviews that engage with all topics related management. Papers of a highly speculative nature, which are not adequately supported by the literature or by usual methods of research, may not be accepted for publication.

DJIM currently accepts:

Research Papers

Paper submissions should be 2500-5000 words in length.

Book Reviews

Book reviews should be 600-1000 words in length.

Business Cases

Business cases should be no longer than 5000 words.


Interviews should be no longer than 2000 words.

All submissions must follow the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition style guidelines.

Submissions must be an email attachment in .doc or .docx format and include the following:

  1. Submission title

  2. Author’s contact information (name, e-mail, program)

  3. Brief biographical statement

  4. Abstract

  5. 3-5 keywords outlining the themes/topics covered by the submission

  6. Clearly labelled contents, such as Introduction, Discussion, and Conclusion (where appropriate)

  7. In-text citations

  8. References


Please send submissions to


Style Guidelines

DJIM has adopted the style guidelines and reference format outlined by the American Psychological Association. (APA) Please familiarize yourself with this format prior to submitting any work to DJIM: A quick-start guide to this format is provided by the Killam Library.

Copies of the complete APA Style Guide are also available on reserve at all of the Dalhousie Libraries.


Official Style Guide

For general style and usage not addressed here, consult Editing Canadian English 2nd Edition.


Official Dictionary

For questions related to versions of spelling, consult the Canadian Oxford English Dictionary.


Submission Manuscript


Please follow these guidelines when formatting your submission manuscript:


-       Indicate the title of the paper at the top of the first page of the submission

-       All illustrations, tables, and figures should be imbedded in the submission manuscript in their logical locations

-       All pages should be numbered, and there should be no title page, table of contents, headers or footers

-       The entire document should be double-spaced.

-       Use widely available fonts, such as Arial, Times New Roman or Courier - 12 point


Additional Information included in Submission


Author’s (or authors’) contact information

Please list the the full name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliation(s) and email address(es). In the case of multiple authors, please indicate who will function as the primary point of contact for questions or comments.


Biographical Statement

Please include a short (100 words) biographical statement, written in the third person. Please relate the biographical statement to the submission and, if the paper was originally written for a class, please state the relevant class in the biographical statement.



Please include the full title for the submission



All papers submitted must be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 250 words. The abstract should give an overview or synopsis of the entire paper, book review, or interview. It should not be a simple conclusion, which requires reading of the paper in its entirety in order to be understood.



Please provide 3-5 keywords outlining the themes/topics covered by the submission


Ethical Standards

When reporting on research using human subjects or using human subjects for research (such as interviews), researchers should indicate that procedures conformed to the ethical standards of the author's institutional review board, the Helsinki Declaration, or are in accord with Canada's Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC). If subjects are identified, permission must be obtained from the subject by the author.



Statistical Techniques

All statistical techniques must be identified and, when appropriate, referenced. Levels of statistical significance must be stated. All individuals responsible for statistical evaluation must be identified.


Conflict of Interest

Authors are expected to disclose any commercial associations that might pose a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article. All funding sources supporting the work should be acknowledged in a footnote on the title page. All affiliations with or financial involvement in any organization or entity with a direct financial interest in the subject matter or materials of the research discussed (eg, employment, consultancies, stock ownership or other equity interest, patent-licensing arrangements) should be cited in the cover letter. This information will be held in confidence by the Editorial Chair during the review process. If the manuscript is accepted, the Editorial Chair will discuss with the author(s) how best to disclose relevant information



Statements and/or opinions expressed directly, or implied, in articles are those of the author and not Dalhousie University, the Faculty of Management nor the Journal; publication herein does not necessarily mean that Dalhousie University, the Faculty of Management or the Journal, or the Editorial Board endorses such statement or opinion.

The Journal reserves the right through its Editor(s) to refuse to publish or print any articles that, in its opinion, may cast disrepute on any practice, product or individual. Any error or omission will be corrected in a subsequent issue of the Journal, by notice to the Editor on terms and conditions determined by the Journal.


Copyright Notice

Papers published in the Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management must be the original, unpublished work of the author. Contributors are responsible for obtaining any copyright clearances required in relation to their work.

Authors submitting a paper to the Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management automatically agree to grant a limited license to DJIM if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication. This license gives permission for DJIM to publish the paper in a given issue and to maintain the work in the electronic journal archive. DJIM also submits issues to institutional repositories and Open Access repositories.

Contributors agree to each reader accessing, downloading, or printing one copy of their article for their own personal use or research. All other copyrights remain with the author, subject to the requirements that any republication of the work be accompanied by an acknowledgement that the work was first published in the Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management and that the DJIM Editorial Chair must be notified of any republication of a work first published in DJIM.


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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).

  2. The submission file is in .doc or .docx format.

  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

  4. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Submission Guidelines (above).

  6. All citations adhere to the guidelines of the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.

  7. The submission includes no additional title pages, table of contents, headers or footers.

  8. The submission is accompanied by author contact info, a 100-word author bio, a 250-word abstract, and 3-5 descriptive keywords.