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Abstracting, Formatting and Referencing

  1. Articles must be original and in consonance with the objectives of the journal. Each article should have an "Abstract" within 150 words.
  2. Article to be submitted should be organized generally into the following sections :
    1. Introduction: Stating the background and problem
    2. Objectives and hypotheses
    3. Methodological issues involved
    4. Findings and analysis
    5. Policy implications
    6. Limitations, if any, and
    7. Conclusion(s)
  3. Manuscript should be typed in double space on one side of the page. The length of the manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages (double spaced), including footnotes, references, appendices, charts, figures, and tables.
  4. The cover page of the manuscript should contain the title of the paper, the name(s) of author(s) and footnote giving the current affiliation of the author(s) and acknowledgements, if any. The subject matter should commence from the first page onwards for anonymity. Authors should not identify themselves either directly or indirectly in the manuscript in the first page.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Tables, graphs and maps may be used in the article. Title, source(s) of such tables, etc. should be mentioned.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.