Journal of Quantitative Methods

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Journal of Quantitative Methods 
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Title of Journal of Quantitative Methods
DisciplineQuantitative Methods
Business Management
Double Blind Peer Review
Edited byMaqbool H. Sial
Publication details
School of Business and Economics, University of Management and Technology (Pakistani)
Open Access
ISO 4Find out here
ISSN2522-2252 (print)
2522-2260 (web)
26 weeks

Journal of Quantitative Methods (JQM) is a multidisciplinary bi-annual journal launched in 2017 by the Department of Quantitative Methods, School of Business and Economics (SBE) , University of Management and Technology (UMT) , Lahore, Pakistan. JQM provides new insights and fosters critical debate about the role of data analysis in business and economics.

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Aims & Scope

JQM aims to provide a forum for academics, practitioners and policymakers around the globe to exchange ideas, research, and best practices in business, quantitative methods and economics. The journal aims to integrate the novel research in different disciplines where quantitative methods are unavoidable. Moreover, JQM strongly stimulates debate amongst scholars, researchers, practitioners and policymakers across the world with a view to define standardized practices and skills and evaluate effective responses to tomorrow’s challenges.

Open Access Statement

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

All articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. Non-commercial and commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited.

Publication Charge Policy

All articles published in our journals are open access and freely available online, immediately upon publication.

The journal does not charge article submission fee.

Authors do not pay Article Processing Charge (APC) and Article Publication Fee (APF) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions.

All the expenses are born by its publisher, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. There are no charges for rejected articles, no submission charges, and no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data. All the items (Manuscripts, Editorials, Teaching Modules, Corrections, Addendums, Retractions, Comments, etc.) are published free of charge.

Copyright Policy

JQM follow an open-access publishing policy and full text of all published articles is available free, immediately upon publication of an issue. The journal’s contents are published and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC-BY 4.0) license. Thus, the work submitted to the journal implies that it is original, unpublished work of the authors (neither published previously nor accepted/under consideration for publication elsewhere). On acceptance of a manuscript for publication, a corresponding author on the behalf of all co-authors of the manuscript will sign and submit a completed the Copyright and Author Consent Form.

Authors will be responsible for any information written/informed/reported in the submitted manuscript. Although JQM does not require authors to submit the data collection documents and coded sheets used to do quantitative analysis, it may request the same at any time during the publication process, including after the article has been published. It is author's responsibility to obtain signed permission from the copyright holder to use and reproduce text, illustrations, tables, etc., published previously in other journals, electronic or print media.

Conflict of interest statements must be provided at the end of the article. If no conflict of interest is mentioned by the authors, the following statement will be used by the publisher by default: "The authors declare no conflict of interest." Authors are required to disclose any sponsorship or funding received from any institution relating to their research. The editor(s) will determine what disclosures, if any, should be available to the readers.

Authors are not permitted to post the work on any website/blog/forum/board or at any other place, by any means, from the time such work is submitted to the JQM until the final decision on the paper has been given to them. In case a manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors may not post the work in its entirety on any website/blog/forum/board or at any other place, by any means, till the paper is published in the JQM.

The authors may, however, post the title, authors’ names and their affiliations and abstract, with the following statement on the first page of the paper - "The manuscript has been accepted for publication in the JQM". After publication of the article, it may be posted anywhere with full journal citation included.

Brief Summary of the License Agreement

By submitting your research article(s) to the JQM, you agree to Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License which states that:

Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format

Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Under the following terms:

Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Author E-prints

JQM supports a range of policies to benefit the authors, with respect to providing them with an e-print. E-prints are sent out automatically to the corresponding author of articles published ahead of print and in-print issues. A link is provided to the authors for downloading the article directly from the JQM website and forwarding the link to their co-authors, peers, or anyone.

Corrections Policy

In an effort to serve our researchers and others in the academic community better, JQM editors believe that clarity in the publishing record is a critical component of information distribution. Recognizing a published article as a finalized “Version of Record” establishes the expectation that it can be relied upon as accurate, complete, and citable. JQM defines this Version of Record as the article paginated in a volume and issue or the initial article publication for open access journals (Open Access journals do not publish any additional versions such as paginated issue/volume versions).

Corrections prior to Version of Record

Articles can be read and cited as soon as they are published online, any changes thereafter could potentially impact those who read and cited the earlier version. JQM provides authors with an opportunity to review the galley proof (or camera ready version) of their article prior to publication with the express goal of ensuring accuracy of the content. Publishing an erratum or corrigendum increases the likelihood readers will find out about the change and also explains the specifics of the change.

When an article is published online but the respective issue is not printed yet, limited corrections may be made at the discretion of the journal editors.

When an article is published in an issue, it is considered as the ‘Version of Record’ and cannot be modified except where legally required. If a significant error is discovered, we will publish an erratum or corrigendum notice to alert all readers to the problem.

Declaration of Conflicting Interests Policy

A Declaration of Conflicting Interests policy refers to a formal policy a journal may have to require a conflict of interest statement or conflict of interest disclosure from a submitting or publishing author.

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) states in its Guidelines on Good Publication Practice (2003) that: “Conflicts of interest arise when authors, reviewers, or editors have interests that are not fully apparent and that may influence their judgments on what is published. They have been described as those which, when revealed later, would make a reasonable reader feel misled or deceived.”

Many scholars, researchers and professionals may have potential conflicts of interest that could have an effect on, or could be seen to have an effect on their research. As a result, JQM requires a formal declaration of conflicting interests enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated published article.

A potential conflict of interest may arise from relationships, allegiances or hostilities to particular groups, organizations or interests, which may influence one’s judgments or actions excessively. The issue is particularly sensitive when such interests are private and/or may result in personal gain.

All manuscripts submitted to JQM are evaluated fairly and are not necessarily rejected when any competing interests are declared.

Examples of conflicts of interest might include the following, although it is not an exhaustive list:

   Having received fees for consulting.
   Having received research funding.
   Having been employed by a related company.
   Holding stocks or shares in a company which might be affected by the publication of your paper.
   Having received funds reimbursing you for attending a related symposia, or talk.

If there are other interests which the reasonable reader might feel has affected your research you may also wish to declare them. (Please note that it is not expected that details of financial arrangements be disclosed when a competing interest is declared.)

Conflict of interests

Upon identification of any conflict of interest, the editors may require more information from the author that may include the following:

  1. Acknowledgement of financial support/sponsorship in their contribution.
  1. Any commercial or financial involvements that might present an appearance of a conflict of interest related to the contribution are disclosed in a covering letter accompanying the contribution and all such potential conflicts of interest will be discussed with the Editor as to whether disclosure of this information with the published contribution is to be made in the journal.
  1. If they have signed an agreement with any sponsor of the research reported in the contribution that prevents you from publishing both positive and negative results or that forbids you from publishing this research without a prior approval of the sponsor.
  1. If they have checked the manuscript submission guidelines to ensure whether the journal requires a Declaration of Conflicting Interests and have complied with the requirements specified where such a policy exists.

Authors are required to refer to the Manuscript Submission Guidelines on the journals page to check the policy of the JQM before you submitting or publishing and request the authors to ensure or comply with any specific requirements needed.

Editor obligations regarding conflicting interests

The same obligations equally apply to the editors or guest editors writing an editorial for the journal. When you are submitting or publishing your article in a journal which requires you to make a Declaration of Conflicting Interests, please include such a declaration at the end of your manuscript after any Acknowledgements and prior to the Funding Acknowledgement, Notes (if relevant) and References, under the heading 'Declaration of Conflicting Interest'. If no conflict exists, please state that 'The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest'.

  • Please note, a Conflict of Interest Statement will not appear in journals that do not require a declaration of conflicting interests. Where a declaration is required the disclosure information must be specific and include any financial relationship that all authors of the article has with any sponsoring organization and the for-profit interests the organization represents, and with any for-profit product discussed or implied in the text of the article.

Privacy Policy

UMT respects privacy and ensures that the personal information of author(s) is protected in line with the intellectual property and copyrights Ordinance 1962 and is applicable to all personal information of users who are using services through website. This privacy policy excludes information provided to staff of SBE journals and public information. SBE Journals highly encourage research ethics, including confidentiality, consent, transparency and integrity (e.g. reporting standards, conflicts of interest, research funding, appeals and complaints. SBE Journals privacy policy aligns with Committee on Public Ethics (COPE) code of conduct.

We collect personal information to communicate with you, to collect feedback about services, to inform you about latest news and events related to SBE Journals. We collect personal information such as name, email addresses, academic qualifications, professional affiliations, address, contact number, city, state and country of residence and information that user voluntarily provide through various forms given on the website. For browsing, viewing and downloading articles on this website user is not required to provide any personal information.

SBE website users may opt for not sharing personal information i.e. quit using SBE Website. Some services compulsorily require submitting personal information. For example: author name is required when submitting a manuscript. UMT never shares personal information of SBE users collected on this website and retains personal information as long as it is relevant to our purpose or until you request to remove your information from your database. If any user wants to remove his/her personal information, he/she may contact at “Contact Us” page. SBE Journals may require no personal information which might include your gender, zip code, date of birth, education, occupation, financial information and interests. UMT uses your information to improve quality of products & Services, to keep our users up-to-date. We may combine personal information with other information, when required.

You agree to the terms and conditions of the privacy policy by using the website. We may make changes in the privacy policy in the case of exceptional circumstances. We recommend that to check the privacy statement regularly to keep yourself updated about such changes. You have to exit the site immediately if you don’t agree to any term and condition of privacy statement.

Digital Archiving Policy

The JQM aims to preserve all the published content on digital repositories. In order to follow that, the JQM commits to submit the metadata of all its manuscripts to LOCKSS as we have recently implemented the use of the OJS (Open Journal System). This service is free for the OJS users and we are further discussing the process with other repositories such as RePEc. This is to ensure the availability of the published scholarly content by JQM to the community despite any accidental loss of data in its personal archival records. JQM has further ensured that the metadata of all of its open access journals is compatible to all the well-known repository services and their digital crawlers may regularly collect it for record and preservation. Besides, JQM also assigns Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) to all its issues and the contents to facilitate reaching their permanent links on the internet.

Confidentiality Policy

Editors and the publication handling/managing staff at JQM/UMT keeps all information about a submitted manuscript confidential, shares it only with those involved in the evaluation, review, and publication processes as per JQM publication policy. The journal has recently shifted to Open Journals System (OJS) to ensure transparent double-blind peer review process as well as confidentiality of the information. Editors should consider adding a confidentiality notice to all correspondence, including reviewer forms, to serve as a reminder to authors, editors, and reviewers.

Contact Info

Editorial Office

Department of Quantitative Methods

School of Business and Economics

University of Management and Technology,

C-II Johar Town, Lahore, Pakistan

Principal Contact

Editorial Assistant

School of Business and Economics, University of Management and Technology, Lahore Pakistan

Phone: +92 42111300200(Ex 3641)

Email: editorasst.

Support Contact

Dr. Sajid Ali

Phone: +92 42 111 300 200

Email: editor.