Artha Beekshan (Journal of the Bengal Economic Association)
- Instructions to Authors

Artha Beekshan seeks to encourage and publish both theoretical and empirical research articles that are of high scientific quality and offer new insights in the field of economics and allied areas. The journal aims not only to focus on contemporary issues in India or abroad, but to impact directly on decision-making processes in the concerned field. To this end we are inviting original research articles on theoretical, empirical, experimental economics. The articles may also be interdisciplinary in nature having a strong socio-economic or policy implications for India or West Bengal. Before submission the authors are requested to kindly go through the guidelines to the author of the journal and adhere to it.

Original research papers along with an Abstract of around 300 words, keywords, and JEL Classification Codes, typed with Times New Roman (12 points font) in duplicate along with a soft copy in CD, may be sent to office of the Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad. The submission fee is applicable only for non- life members of the Association; for life members of the Association, the submission fee is nil. The paper may also be submitted online and Contact at: . Each submitted paper is peer-reviewed double-blind by a panel of distinguished Referees.

  • The reviewing process

  • Each paper is reviewed by the editors and, if judged suitable for this publication, is then sent to two referees for double blind peer review. The editors then decide whether the paper should be accepted as it is, accepted with minor revision, accepted with major changes or rejected. Artha Beekshan is committed to an initial decision on a research article within four months from the date of assigning a referee to the paper.

  • Guidelines for the Authors:

  • 1. All articles and notes submitted for publication must be in English, an abstract not more than 300 words should accompany all articles.

    2. Articles published (or submitted for publication) elsewhere should not be sent. If the article has been presented in a Conference or Seminar, which should be indicated.

    3. Authors should authenticate their writings by signing their full name and furnish their address. Institutions, if any, should be clearly stated. These details should be provided in a separate sheet and author's identity should not be disclosed either in the text or in the abstract.

    4. Papers for publication should be sent in MS-WORD format (.doc or .docx file).

    5. Matter, intended for footnotes should be indicated consecutively in the text by superscript numbers and it should be entered serially at the end of the manuscript.

    6. Bibliographical references should be given in full, in alphabetical order, after the footnotes.

    7. Quotations must be carefully checked and citations in the text must read thus (Hicks 1993). References in the bibliography should be in the form: Hicks, J.R. (1939): Value and Capital, followed by name of publisher and place of publication. Authors should adhere to Chicago Manual of Style/ APA citation style.

    8. Tables, both in text or in appendices should be consecutively numbered using numerals on the top and appropriately titled. Sources and explanatory notes (if any) should be given below the table.

    9. Mathematical expressions should be presented in a way that will be easily printable. Proofs of mathematical theorems should be furnished in full on a separate sheet, even if condensed in the text.

    10. Diagrams should be clearly drawn in black ink on glossy white paper with all axes clearly positioned. The width of a diagram should not normally exceed 6 cm. The legend in respect of the diagram should be stated below the diagram. Diagrams should be inserted in the text with appropriate numbering and should be in compatible formats as BMP, JPG, JPEG, TIF, WMF or EPS.

    11. Cite sentences or words taken from other works with single quotation marks; use double quotation marks only within quotations. Separate quotations exceeding fifty words from the text and indent them on the left. Unless the entire sentence is part of the quotation, the punctuation must remain outside the quotation marks.

    12. Authors have latitude as regards italicisation, but italicisation needs to be consistent in the article. Both British and American spellings are acceptable but use should be consistent throughout the paper.

    13. Write numerals between one and ninety-nine in words, and 100 and above in figures. However, the following are to be in figures only: distance: 3 km; age: 32 years old; percentage: 64 percent; century: 20th century; and years: 1990s.

    14. Authors should supply art pools of their diagrams along with their articles.

    15. All materials submitted for publication should be typed in double space and 2 additional copies should be provided for references. Manuscripts will not be returned to the author(s) unless referee suggests revision of the contents. Revised manuscripts must be submitted in the same form as the original.

    16. The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit or to reject any material submitted for publication without assigning any reason to the author(s).