About the Journal

Interdisciplinary Journal of Management Sciences (IJMS) is a scholarly platform dedicated to advancing the understanding and application of management science across various disciplines. See Focus and Scope.

Hosting & Publishing Information

IJMS is hosted, archived and maintained by the University of the Free State Library and Information Services.

IJMS is published by ERRCD Forum. ERRCD Forum is based in South Africa and publishes open access academic and peer-reviewed journals in education, rural and community studies, management and social sciences. For more information, CONTACT US.

Publication Frequency

IJMS publishes one issue per year, and a continuous publishing model applies. Thus, articles ready for publication at any time of the year are immediately made available online on an article-by-article basis.

Starting in 2024, the Journal welcomes special issues and encourages prospective special guest editors to submit their proposals. Interested individuals can find detailed guidelines and submission procedures in the Special Issue Policy.

Copyright and Licensing

IJMS is an open-access journal that provides immediate access to its published contents. Authors retain unrestricted copyright and publishing rights for all articles published. The authors also grant the publisher permission to publish the articles and be recognised as the original and the first publisher. Articles published are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0), which permits commercial re-use (download, copy, redistribute, translate, remix, adapt, and build upon materials published, etc.) of open access articles, as long as the original author and source are properly attributed. The authors grant the publisher permission to apply a DOI to their articles and to archive them in databases and indexes such as DOAJ, SABINET, J-Gate, Scopus, EBSCO, ERIC, among others.  Authors also grant other third-party users the right to use the article freely as long as its original authors and citation details are acknowledged without prior permission from the publisher or the author.   

Open Access Policy 

IJMS provides immediate open access to readers and other users. This means that the readers and other users pay nothing to download, copy, read, print, distribute, link to the texts or use them for other lawful purposes. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access. 

Self-archiving Policy

IJMS permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites, institutional repositories, social networking sites, ResearchGate, and academia.edu, among others, both prior to and after publication while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.