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Author Guidelines

Submissions: Mandatory files

  1. The manuscript (A title page, and the full manuscript including the references and appendices).
  2. Other supplementary materials.

Authors Guidelines for Article Preparation

  1. File format: Microsoft Word file format is only acceptable for the main manuscript document. All text in manuscripts should be in 12-point Times New Roman font, 1.5 spaced, justified-alignment only. 
  2. Pictures/ Images: Only JPEG (JPG) or TIFF (TIF) file format for illustrations and figures is accepted for photographs or images.
  3. Manuscript length: Each full length research manuscript should be within 8000 words, a short comment should be 3000 words and chapter or book review should be within 4000 words. Paper for especial issue should be between 5000 words. The word count excludes the abstract, references, tables, and appendices.
  4. Sections and subsections: Each manuscript should be divided into clearly defined section with a number assigned to each major section as 1.0, 2.0 etc. The subsections should be numbered as 1.01, 1.02 etc. Any further subsection is discouraged, however, if required should follow italic title and numbered as 1.1.1, 1.1.2 etc.

  1. Article structure: Each submitted manuscript should be prepared within following framework.
  1. Cover page: Cover page is a must. It should include the title of the manuscript, the full details of all the authors (name, affiliation, position, mailing address, phone number including country or area codes, and email address – preferably both professional and personal email address) in sequential order. The cover page should also highlight the corresponding author.
    The cover page must include at least two suggested reviewers’ details of author’s own choice.  Suggested reviewers details should include: name, designation, affiliation, valid email address, and contact number with country code.
  2. Abstract: Maximum length for abstract is 300 words (focus only on the research question, methodology and findings).
  3. Key words and JEL Classification: Present 3–5 Keywords and appropriate 3-5 JEL classification codes immediately after abstract.  
  4. Introduction: Introduction should clearly justify the rationale of the study with appropriate theoretical and empirical backgrounds. This section should include the reference of existing literature, credible information and data, and any theoretical support for describing why the current study is a worthy literary work. Introduction section should avoid survey or a summary of the results. If a separate literature review section is required then, it can be placed immediately after introduction. 
  5. Data and Methodology: This section should explain the data source (if any) and the empirical methodologies used in the manuscript. Proper reference should be maintained, if the paper is produced by following any published methods.
  6. Results and Discussion: The result section should present the appropriate empirical results and make extensive discussions on the overall and key findings. Appropriate literatures should be cited to reinforce the findings of the study.
  7. Conclusion and Policy Implications: Journal  believes that every single article published must contain some specific policy implication for policy planner of the appropriate regions or country under study. If the paper is of theoretical nature, the idea of such paper is even more valuable. The conclusion should clearly state the major findings of the paper without much repetition.

  1. Appendices:  If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc.
  2. Formulae and equations: Formulae and equations within the body of the manuscript should be given separate number: Eq. (01), Eq. (02) or sub-equation Eq. (01.A). However, equation in the appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A1.1), Eq. (A1.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (A2.1), Eq. (A2.2) and so on. Tables and figures within the body should be labeled as: Table 01, Table 02 etc and Figure 01, Figure 02 etc. While tables and figures in the appendix should be labeled as: Table A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.
  3. References Style

Author(s) should follow the latest edition of APA style in referencing. Please visit to learn more about APA style. Examples of reference style are shown below. Please take care to follow the reference style precisely.

  1. Journal Article

Orengo C., Bray J., Hubbard T., LoConte L., (1999). The integration of common European markets. Economic Modelling, 13(3): 266-267.

  1. Journal Supplement Article

Koonin EV, Altschul SF, Bork P, (1996). Analysis and assessment of ab into three-dimensional prediction, secondary structure, and contacts prediction. Proteins, 43 (Suppl 3): 149-170.

  1. Conference Proceeding

Zvaifler NJ, Burger JA, Marinova-Mutafchieva L, Taylor P, Maini RN, 1999. Zeolites and synthetic mechanisms. In Proceedings of the First National Conference on Porous Sieves: 27-30 June 1996;

  1. Published Abstract

Jones X, (1996). Mesenchymal cells, stromal derived factor-1 and rheumatoid arthritis Arthritis and Rheumatism, 42: s250.

  1. Book

Hunninghake GW, Gadek JE, (1995). Origin of Eukaryotic Cells. New Haven: Yale University Press.

  1. Reference to a chapter in an edited book: 

Mettam, G.R., Adams, L.B., (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: Jones, B.S., Smith , R.Z. (Eds.), Introduction to the Economics. E-Publishing Inc., New York, pp. 281–304

  1. Monograph or Book in a Series

Schnepf E, (1993). The alveolar macrophage. In Cultured Human Cells and Tissues. Edited by Harris TJR. New York: Academic Press, 54-56.

  1. Book with Institutional Author

Advisory Committee on Genetic Modification, (1999). Annual Report, London.

  1. PhD Thesis

Kohavi R, (1995). Wrappers for performance enhancement and oblivious decision graphs. PhD thesis. Stanford University, Computer Science Department.

  1. Abbreviations: If abbreviations are used in the text, please defined it in the text where first used.
  2. Ethics: Permissions to use reprinted material, adapted material, and material owned by other parties are the sole responsibility of the authors. Moreover, all authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations. This should be disclosed in the forwarding letter while submitting the manuscript.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, file format.
  3. Manuscript praparation guideline suggested by the journal has been followed. The guideline specifies many issues including maximum size, format of the article and style of referencing.
  4. The submition file does not have author's information to ensure blinded review.
  5. Once accepted, author(s) will be required to pay the publication fee to facilitate open-access publication.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).


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Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Pay for fast track review: 50.00 (USD)

This payment will ensure the authors to get review report within one week. Please write a note to the editor after making this payment.

Publication fee: 200.00 (USD)

Regular Publication Fee $200. This fee covers online publication and shipping one printed copy of the journal to the author's address.

Note: If the paper is accepted for publication, only then you will be asked to pay the Article Publication Fee to cover publications costs.

To pay a different amount (for two or more printed copies), please use this link  This option allows to pay the customized amount of payment.

To get more than one printed copies, please add $30 to the regular amount ($200) for each additional copy. For example; if you want to receive two printed copies with the publication of your article, you need to pay $230.

Waiver policy:

If the author (s) do not have enough funds to pay such fees the journal has an option to waive the fee.  Provided that, the paper should have significant contribution. This journal does not prevent the publication of worthy work.