Guidelines For Authors

1. All submitted manuscripts must be original work that is not under submission at another journal or under consideration for publication in another form, such as a monograph or chapter of a book. Authors of submitted papers are obligated not to submit their paper for publication elsewhere until an editorial decision is rendered on their submission. Further, authors of accepted papers are prohibited from publishing the results in other publications that appear before the paper is published in the Journal unless they receive approval for doing so from the editor.

2. Manuscript must be in MS Word processor in Times New Roman font 12 pt font size on A-4 size paper with 1” margin from all sides with single line spacing, and justified.

3. References appear at the end of the paper. They can be single spaced and not smaller than 10pt font size. References to publications in the text should appear as follows: "Jensen and Meckling (1976) report that..." or "(Jensen and Meckling, 1976)." At the end of the manuscript, the complete list of references should be as follows: For monographs: Fama, Eugene F., and Merton H. Miller (1972), The Theory of Finance, Dryden Press: Hinsdale, IL. For contributions to collective works: Grossman, Sanford J., and Oliver D. Hart (1982), Corporate financial structure and managerial incentives, in John J. McCall, ed.: The Economics of Information and Uncertainty, University of Chicago Press: Chicago. For periodicals: Jensen, Michael C., and William H. Meckling (1976), Theory of the firm: Managerial behavior, agency costs and ownership structure, Journal of Financial Economics, 3, 305-360. Only those sources that are cited in the text should be mentioned in the reference list. References should be listed alphabetically.

4. The length of paper should be limited to approximately 15 pages including references (as per the specified layout) excluding tables and figures.

5. Tables, figures, etc. should be serially numbered and duly acknowledged. Sources of the data need to be given below each table or figure. The tables, figures should be in word format as far as possible (i.e. do not use image or any other format for table/figures).

6. All but very short mathematical expressions should be displayed on a separate line and centered. Equations must be numbered consecutively on the right margin, using Arabic numerals in parentheses. Do not use a dot over a variable to denote time derivative; only D operator (\partial) notations are acceptable.

7. Footnotes should appear at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced (that is, they should not be endnotes that appear at the end of the document), if necessary. They should be single spaced. A smaller font size is acceptable.

8. Papers should have an abstract of about 200-300 words.

9. Paper submission must accompany a certificate/ declaration by the author(s) that the paper is his original work and has neither been neither published nor submitted for publication elsewhere.

10. The cover page of the paper should contain-Title of the paper, Name of author(s), Professional affiliation of author(s), Address for correspondence with email and telephone numbers.