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Abstracting, Formatting and Referencing

  1. Articles must be original and in consonance with the objectives of the journal.
  2. Article to be submitted should be organized generally into the following sections :

    Abstract (within 150 words)
    1. Introduction: Stating the Background and Problem
    2. Literature Review
    3. Objectives and Hypotheses
    4. Methodological Issues Involved
    5. Findings and Analysis
    6. Policy Implications
    7. Conclusion


    Appendix/ Appendices
  3. Paper must use a page size corresponding to A4 Size which is (8.5") wide and (11") long. The margins must be set as follows: Top = 1”, Bottom = 1”, Left = 1”, Right =1"
  4. All paragraphs must be indented. All paragraphs must be justified, i.e. both left-justified and right-justified. Line Spacing: Multiple (1.5).
  5. The entire document must be in typed Times New Roman.
  6. The cover page of the paper should include the Title, Name, Designation, institutional Address, Phone/ Mobile Number and Email Address of each author.
  7. Authors should not identify themselves either directly or indirectly in the article in the first page.
  8. The length of the manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages, including footnotes, references, appendices, charts, figures, and tables.
  9. All the Figures and Tables must be in Black-and-White in Color.
  10. Sources must be mentioned below each Tables and Figures of the article.
  11. Page Numbers must be included.
  12. Manuscript should also contain at least one classification code according to the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) classification. Three to five keywords are also required to be mentioned after the abstract of the article.
  13. The title of the article should be short. Brief subheadings may be used at suitable points throughout the text. The Editorial Board reserves the right to alter the title of the article.
  14. Reference in the text should be cited as follows::
    1. Author’s last name and year of publication, without comma, in parentheses, e.g. (Rahman, 1980); with two authors e.g. (Hye and Rahman, 1994); with more than two authors e.g. (Hye et al., 1995); with more than one source cited together e.g. (Siddique, 1982; Hye, 1990; Choudhury, 2001); with two or more works by one author e.g. (Smith, 1982, 1990).
    2. When the list of reference contains more than one work of an author in the same year use suffix a, b, c, etc., e.g. (Hye, 1980a) or (Haque, 1975a; Hye, 1985b).
    3. If an author’s name is mentioned in the text for quotation write, Anthony (1980) says that “no rules and regulations can substitute ........ of the financial system”.
    4. References mentioned in the text should be included in the "Reference" section of the manuscript.
  15. In preparing the list of reference, the following rules should be adopted.
    1. Articles:
      Anderson, R.N. (1975), "Financial Reporting Practices: Disclosures and Comprehensiveness in an International Setting", Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 14, Spring, pp. 450-600.

      Benjamin, Y.K. and C.L. Marston (1974), "Financial Disclosure in Relation to the Capital Market", Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, Vol. 20, No. 4, June, pp. 113-150.
    2. Books/Monographs:
      Hye, Hasanat Abdul (1995), Integrated Approach to Rural Development, 2nd Edition, Dhaka: University Press Limited, pp. 5-12.
    3. Iqbal, Z. and A. Mirakhor (1987), "Financial Intermediaries and the Savings- Investment Process", IMF Working Paper, No. 12, Washington, D.C.: International Monetary Fund (IMF).
    4. Edited Work:
      Sherman, Anther W. and Y. C. Herbert (1984), "Personal Training Hand Book of Organizational Psychology", in Edward I. Altman and R.N. Hicks (eds.), Human Resource Management and Development, London: St. James Press (Pvt.) Limited, pp. 20-45.
    5. References included in the "Reference" section, should be mentioned in the text of the paper.