Guidelines for Conference Papers
As a guide, papers must be between 3,000 and 3,500 words in length. A title of not more than fifteen words should be provided.
You must indicate Field of Study or track such as banking, management etc.
An Abstract must have the following:
Abstract must not be more than 150 words and must indicate study periods, sample, research question, methodology, findings/discussion, conclusion/implications and field of study or track
A full paper must have the following structure:
1. The introduction
¨ Must contain problem statement or research question and objectives
¨ How the paper is organized must be stated
2. Literature Review
¨ Enough relevant past studies must be included
¨ Recent studies must be provided
¨ Data or study period must be recent, not old.
¨ Justification for selecting year of study must be provided
¨ Justification for the model used or primary/secondary data be provided
¨ Sample size – justification must be provided
4. Results/ Analysis
¨ Results/findings should be convincing
¨ State whether analysis/results/findings supports or rejects hypotheses
¨ Results contribute to body of knowledge
¨ Shows originality
¨ Language is OK and Limitations of the study must be provided
References should be complete and in Harvard style. They should contain full bibliographical details and journal titles should not be abbreviated. For multiple citations in the same year use a, b, c immediately following the year of publication. References should be shown within the text by giving the author's last name followed by a comma and year of publication all in round brackets, e.g. (Fox, 1994). At the end of the article should be a reference list in alphabetical order as follows :
(a) For article:
Bhatt, V.V. 1993. “Development banks as catalysts for industrial development’, International Journal of Development Banking”, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 47-61.
(b) for books
Gerschenkron A.1966, Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective: A Book of
Essays, Belknap, Massachusetts.
(c) for chapter in edited book
surname, initials and year, "title", editor's surname, initials, title, publisher, place, pages, e.g.
Bessley, M. and Wilson, P. 1984, "Public policy and small firms in Britain", in Levicki, C. (Ed.), Small Business Theory and Policy, Croom Helm, London, pp.111-26. Please note that the chapter title must be underlined.
Paper should be electronically submitted to :
Mr. MM. Hoque Bhuiya
Via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org