Please make sure to read the guidelines before submitting your article.

Please upload your artcile in .pdf, .docx or .doc file format.


Articles should be between 6000 and 8000 words in length. This includes all text including references and appendices.


A title of not more than 18 words should be provided. The title page of the manuscript should contain the title of the paper, the name (s) and current affiliations of the author (s) and acknowledgements, if any. The abstract and the subject matter should commence from second page onward.


Authors must supply a structured abstract in their submission, set out under 4-7 sub-headings:

  • Purpose (mandatory)
  • Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
  • Findings (mandatory)
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
  • Practical implications (if applicable)
  • Social implications (if applicable)
  • Originality/value (mandatory)

Maximum is 200 words in total (including title, keywords and Article Classification).
Authors should avoid the use of personal pronouns within the structured abstract and body of the paper (e.g. “This paper investigates…” is correct; “I investigate…” is incorrect).


References to other publications must be in Harvard style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. Some examples are presented below. For details please visit:

For books

Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication.

e.g. Harrow, R. (2005), No Place to Hide, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY.

For book chapters

Surname, Initials (year), “Chapter title”, Editor’s Surname, Initials, Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.

e.g. Calabrese, F.A. (2005), “The early pathways: theory to practice – a continuum”, in Stankosky, M. (Ed.), Creating the Discipline of Knowledge Management, Elsevier, New York, NY, pp. 15-20.

For journals

Surname, Initials (year), “Title of article”, Journal Name, volume, number, pages.

e.g. Capizzi, M.T. and Ferguson, R. (2005), “Loyalty trends for the twenty-first century”, Journal of Consumer Marketing, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 72-80.

For published conference proceedings

Surname, Initials (year of publication), “Title of paper”, in Surname, Initials (Ed.), Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held, Publisher, Place of publication, Page numbers.

e.g. Jakkilinki, R., Georgievski, M. and Sharda, N. (2007), “Connecting destinations with an ontology-based e-tourism planner”, in Information and communication technologies in tourism 2007 proceedings of the international conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2007, Springer-Verlag, Vienna, pp. 12-32.

For unpublished conference proceedings

Surname, Initials (year), “Title of paper”, paper presented at Name of Conference, date of conference, place of conference, available at: URL if freely available on the internet (accessed date).

e.g. Aumueller, D. (2005), “Semantic authoring and retrieval within a wiki”, paper presented at the European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), 29 May-1 June, Heraklion, Crete, available at: 20 February 2007).

For encyclopaedia entries (with no author or editor)

Title of Encyclopaedia (year) “Title of entry”, volume, edition, Title of Encyclopaedia, Publisher, Place of publication, pages.

e.g. Encyclopaedia Britannica (1926) “Psychology of culture contact”, Vol. 1, 13th ed., Encyclopaedia Britannica, London and New York, NY, pp. 765-71. (For authored entries please refer to book chapter guidelines above)

For newspaper articles (authored)

Surname, Initials (year), “Article title”, Newspaper, date, pages.

e.g. Smith, A. (2008), “Money for old rope”, Daily News, 21 January, pp. 1, 3-4.

For newspaper articles (non-authored)

Newspaper (year), “Article title”, date, pages.


Authors are required to pay Tk. 3,000 for publishing each article. Initial payment is Tk. 2000 for screening & reviewing. If accepted, Tk. 1,000 is to be paid for printing & publication. Three hard copies are also required to be mailed to the following address:

Managing Editor
Business Review
Business Administration Discipline
Kobi Jibananando Das Academic Building, Ground Floor
Khulna University, Khulna -9208
Tel: 88 041 720171-3/Ext. 303

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We have designed a detailed formatting instruction to serve as a step by step guide for formatting your paper. Because Microsoft Word is one of the more common word processors in use today, we have designed the formatting guidelines around that software. However, most of the commands and instructions are universal to other versions of Microsoft Word.