Paper Submission Guidelines


Guidelines for Full Paper Submission


Paper Length and Style

Final papers should be prepared using the APA style and should not exceed 20 pages (including tables, references, etc.). Title page should contain:

  • Title of the manuscript, the author(s) name, affiliation, and full addresses with e-mail ID, including acknowledgement if any.
  • Information about the author(s) up to 100 words each, including qualifications, written on a separate sheet to appear at manuscript end.
  • An abstract of 100 - 150 words
  • Identification of the paper with any of the topics listed for easy classification
  • Keywords and JEL classification
  • Running heads, if the title is of more than 10 words
  • Information on grants received can be given in a footnote on the first page of the manuscript.


Margins, Justification, and Font

MS Word is to be used. The paper size should first be set to A4. Next, the top and bottom margins have to be set to 1.5", left and right margins to 1", and justification to "Full". The Times New Roman 12 point font is to be used for the text of the document. The document has to be paginated (page numbers are to be provided).


Headings & Sub headings

All Headings of the text must also be in 12 point Times New Roman, Bold, flush with the left margin, in upper and lower case letters. One line has to be left blank before and after the Heading.

Sub headings under the Headings must be in 9 point Times New Roman, Bold, flush with the left margin, in upper and lower case letters.


Tables, Figures, and Equations

  • Table caption should be in 9 point Times New Roman font, above the table and centered, and all in upper case. All tables should be numbered serially.
  • Figure caption should be in 9 point Times New Roman font, below the figure and centered, and all in upper case. All figures should be numbered numerically.
  • Placing figures and tables before their first mention in the text should be avoided.
  • Mathematical notations should be clearly explained within the text. Equations should be centered on the page. Equations must be numbered consecutively on the right margin, using Arabic numerals in parentheses. If the equations are too long or too wide to fit in a single row, appropriate breaks should be indicated. Tables must be numbered using Roman numerals. Reference for each table has to be ensured. Tables can appear either embedded in the manuscript or at the end of the manuscript. Each table must have a title followed by a descriptive legend. Authors must check tables to be sure that the title, column headings, captions, etc., are clear and to the point. Figures must be numbered with Arabic numerals. Figures can appear either embedded in the manuscript or at the end of the manuscript. Each figure must have a title followed by a descriptive legend which can be single spaced.


References

  • Citations referred to in the text should be included in parenthesis (last name, year), e.g., (Sarkar and Ghosh, 2011).
  • Each paper must have a "Reference" section at the end of the paper. The heading "References" must be in 12 point Times New Roman, Bold, and centered.
  • The list of references must be in 10 point Times New Roman and justified.
  • The list of references should be sorted in alphabetical order based on the first author's last name. The citations should then be numbered consecutively.
  • All authors' names should be given - "et al" should not be used.