Manuscript Submission

Paper should be submitted online. A declaration that the paper has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere needs to be sent along with the article. The following points need to be taken into consideration before online submission of the article/book review.

Format / Style

It is to be typed in English on A4 size paper and double spaced. The length of the paper normally should not exceed 6000 words including end notes and references. The font size should be 12 and should be in Times New Roman.

Use a clear readable style without much of jargon. Technical terms of acronyms must be included, define them when they are used firstly. Use non-racist, non-sexist language and plurals rather than he/she.

Use American spellings. Spell out numbers from one to nine and 10 and above to remain in figures.

Avoid excessive use of italics for emphasis, but use it for book titles, journal names, and foreign words.

Format of the article on the front page should be:

  1. Title
  2. Name(s) of the contributor(s)
  3. Abstract
  4. Keywords


  • The designation of the author(s) should be mentioned in footnote style on the first page of the article.


It should capture the essence of the article and entice the reader. Abstract should typically be of 100-200 words. It should be in italics.


The article must be accompanied by relevant keywords after the abstract


Endnotes should be serially arranged at the end of the article well before the references and after conclusion.

Table / Figures

The first letter of the caption for table, figure and graph should be in capital letter and the other words to be in small letter, e.g. Table 1, Figure 1

Citation of images

Due permissions should be taken for copyright protected photographs/images. Even for photographs/images available in the public domain, it should be clearly ascertained whether or not their reproduction requires permission for purposes of publishing.


The contributors are advised to follow Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for in-text citation and references. References actually citied should be placed immediately after endnotes in accordance with the following examples:

            Basu, S.K. (1965). Theory and Practice of Development Banking: a Study in the Asian Context, New Delhi: Asia Publishing House.

            Diamond, William and Raghavan, V.S.  (Eds.) (1982). Aspects of Development Bank Management. Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press.

Bhagwati, Jagdish (1995). U.S. Trade Policy: The Infatuation with Free Trade Areas. In Jagdish Bhagwati and Anne O. Krueger (Eds), The Dangerous Drift to Preferential Trade Agreements, Washington D.C.: Brooking Institutions.


Bhagwati, Jagdish, and T.N. Srinivasan (2002). "Trade and Poverty in the Poor Countries". American Economic Review, 92(2), 180-183.


International Monetary Fund (1998). "Financial Crisis: Causes and Indicators", World Economic OutlookWashington, D.C.

Business Analyst publishes four to five book reviews in each issue. The book reviews should be of newly published books. Every book review must provide the following information: name of the author, title of the book, place of publication, year of publication, name of the publisher, number of pages (Roman and Arabic figure to include preliminary pages), and price with binding specification (soft or hard).