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Notes for Contributors and General Readers

(I) Bank Parikrama, a professional refereed quarterly journal of the Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM), dedicated to Banking, Finance and allied subjects. First issue of Bank Parikrama was published in March, 1976. Usually, four issues are published in March, June, September and December each year.

(II) Bank Parikrama is listed in Cabells Journalytics, Directory of Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List, Elton B. Stephens Co. (EBSCO) Database and Europa World Year book.

(III) Bank Parikrama is a double-blind peer reviewed scholarly journal. It only considers manuscripts that have been neither published nor accepted for publication elsewhere. The similarity index of an article after checking plagiarism with a software should not be exceeded 20%.

(IV) Articles must be original and in consonance with the objectives of the journal.

(V) If the article is accepted for publication elsewhere, it must be communicated immediately.

(VI) If the Editorial Committee is of the opinion that article provisionally accepted for publication needs to be shortened or particular expressions deleted or rephrased, such proposed changes will be sent to the author(s) of the article for clearance prior to its publication. The author(s) may be requested to recast any article in response to the review there of by any reviewer.

(VII) No submission fee or publication fee is required.

(VIII) 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.

(IX) The cover page of the paper should include the Title, Name, Designation, institutional Address, Phone/ Mobile Number and Email Address of each author. Authors should not identify themselves either directly or indirectly in the first page of the article.

(X) the author has to submit the soft copy of the article in MS Word format at: [email protected] addressing to the Executive Editor of Bank Parikrama.

(XI) Article to be submitted should be organized generally into the following sections:

         Abstract (within 150 words)

         Keywords: 3-5

         JEL Classification/ Code: At least One (01)

         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 

         References (Use American Psychological Association (APA) Referencing Style and ensure that all the references should be both in the text of the paper and reference section as well)

         Appendix/ Appendices

         Acknowledgement (If required)

(XII) Formatting:

  • Paper size: A4 Size (wide 8.5" and long 11")
  • Margins: Top=1”, Bottom=1”, Left=1”, Right=1"
  • All paragraphs must be justified, i.e., both left-justified and right-justified.
  • Line Spacing: Multiple (1.5)
  • Font Name: Times New Roman
  • The length of the manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages, including footnotes, references, appendices, charts, figures, and tables.
  • All the Figures and Tables must be in Black-and-White in Color.
  • Sources must be mentioned below each Tables and Figures of the article.
  • Page Numbers must be included.
  • Paper must be submitted in MS Word version.