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Call for Research Papers

BBTA Journal
Thoughts on Banking and Finance
Thoughts on Banking and Finance is a half-yearly peer reviewed journal of Bangladesh Bank Training
Academy devoted to the examination and critical analysis of economic, banking and financial issues. The
journal publishes original empirical, methodological, policy and theoretical papers, contemporary and
historical case studies, conference reports, and book reviews that address the topical issues of the relevant
areas. The journal seeks to serve a broad range of economists, banking and finance professional in
academia and industries. While the journal welcomes divergent views on economic, banking and financial
topics, the journal also publishes views from research scholars on other disciplines such as law,
management studies, public policy, ethics, information science, environmental and societal challenges
concerning sustainable development and sustainable future.
Submission of Manuscripts
Submissions of Manuscripts are invited on significant, original, and previously unpublished research on
all aspects of economic, banking and financial issues from both within Bangladesh and overseas. BBTA
will not accept any paper which, at the time of submission, is under review for or has already been
published, or accepted for publication in a journal or to be presented at a seminar or conference. Papers
will be subject to blind peer review. Selection criteria include accuracy and originality of ideas, clarity
and significance of results and quality of presentation. Papers will be judged based on the usual measures
of quality with consideration of the relevance to the theme. For complete instructions for authors, please
see the following guidelines.
Authors should submit manuscripts of papers, Book Reviews or Case Studies to the following postal
and e-mail address : Executive Editor, Thoughts on Banking and Finance, & General Manager, Research
and Publications Wing, Bangladesh Bank Training Academy, Mirpur-2, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh.
Guidelines for the Paper Contributors
BBTA Journal Thoughts on Banking and Finance is published twice in a year by Bangladesh Bank
Training Academy (BBTA), Mirpur, Dhaka. It is a referred journal and publishes articles in the areas of
economics, central banking, commercial banking and finance as well as problems of economic
development, in particular of Bangladesh and also other developing countries. While sending papers for
publication in the Journal, the contributors are requested to follow the following rules:
Submission Criteria:
1. Articles should be typed in double space on one side of A4 size paper with generous margin and
should not usually exceed 6000 words (including footnotes, tables and graphs). Each article should
have an abstract within approximately 150 words. The hardcopy of article should be sent in duplicate,
along with a soft copy in MS word.
2. The author should not mention his name and address on the text of the paper. A separate sheet bearing
his full name, affiliation, mailing address and telephone number should be sent along with the main

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3. Articles submitted for publication in the journal must not have been accepted for publication
4. Tables, graphs and maps may be used in the article. The title and sources of such tables, etc. should
be mentioned.
5. If the Editorial Board is of the opinion that the article provisionally accepted for publication needs to
be revised, shortened or particular expressions therein need to be deleted or rephrased, such requested
to recast any article in response to the comments made thereon by the reviewers.
6. The numbering of the footnote will be consecutive, and the footnotes themselves will be placed at the
end of the article.
7. Articles, not accepted for publication, will not be returned to the author.
8. A token honorarium of BDT 10,000.00 will be paid for each published article.
In the list of the references at the end of the article, the entry in the case of articles should be in the
following manner:
Siddique, H.G.A, Export Potentials of Readymade Garments Industry: A Case study of Bangladesh.
The Dhaka University Studies, VOL. 2 No. 1, 1982, pp.1, 66-67
In the case of books, the following order should be observed: author, title, place of publication, name of
publisher, date of publication and page number. For example: Hye, Hasnat abdul, Integrated Approach to
Rural Development, Dhaka University Press Limited, 1984, pp. 3-4.
References cited in the text should be by the authors last name, the year of publication and the page
number of the cited work, for example, (siddique, 1982:72).
Page Setup:
Paper size: A4, top & bottom margin: 2 (two inches), left & right margin: 1.5 (one point five inches),
header & footer: 1.6(one point six inches), font name: Times New Roman, font size for the title of the
article: 16 bold, font size for the caption of the paragraph: 12 bold, font size for general text: 11 and font
size for the abstract, footnote and references: 10
Book Review:
New books (on economics, central banking, commercial banking and finance and as well as recent
economic development) will be reviewed in the journal on request. Authors/ publishers may send two
copies of each book to the editor for the purpose of review.
All communications should be addressed to the following:
Executive Editor
Thoughts on Banking and Finance
General Manager
Research and Publications Wing
Bangladesh Bank Training Academy
Mirpur-2, Dhaka-1216
Telephone: 8034672, 01714339417, Fax: 8032110