Journal of Business Thought

For Authors

The Editorial Committee invites manuscripts on all aspects of commerce and economics relating to agriculture, industry, international trade, finance, laws, taxation, banking, marketing, management and economic policies having practical implications. For instructions, see guidelines for authors below. Any further enquiries should be directed to the Editor.

General Guidelines for Contributors

Journal of Business Thought, an annual journal of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, invites original, exploratory, conceptual and or empirical contributions/articles having strategic policy/practical implications on a broad spectrum of multi-disciplinary topics, like corporate governance, economic policy, business policy, finance, marketing, international trade and finance, organization behaviour, management models and practices along with case studies and recent book reviews.

While sending the articles, the following guidelines must be strictly followed:

  • Manuscripts should be around 5000 words printed in 12 font size, typed in double space on one side of standard A-4 size paper with adequate margins on all sides
  • The manuscript must be submitted in duplicate, with all the pages duly numbered along with the declaration as given below. A soft copy in MS Word format should also sent through email at
  • The manuscript should follow the following order of presentation:
    1. The first page of the article should contain the title of the article, the author’s name, profile, address and contact numbers. In case of multiple authors, the cover page should indicate the author to whom correspondence should be sent.
    2. The second page should include an abstract of maximum 100 words and keywords (up to six) along with JEL classification
    3. The text of the article must begin from page 3.
    4. The references and appendices should be clearly numbered and specified in separate page after the article.
    5. Too many heading/sub-headings must be avoided. These are to be used only to designate major sections of the articles.
    6. Each table, figure or illustration should be on a separate sheet. The number and title of it must be indicated in Arabic numerals and referred to in the body of the text at appropriate places. The source of the same must be specified below it. Data files in MS Excel format for the same are to be provided along with.
  • The references should be writen like,
    1. For Articles:
      Siddharthan, N.S. and S. Nollen (2004), “MNE Affiliation, Firm Size and Exports Revisited: A Study of Information Technology Firms in India”, Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 40, No.6, pp.146-68.
    2. For Books:
      Krishnamurty, K. (1984), “Inflation and Growth: A Model for India” in Macroeconomic Modeling of the Indian Economy, K. Krishnamurty and V. Pandit (eds.), Hindustan Publishing Co., Delhi.
  • Papers should not have been simultaneously submitted for publication to any other journal, magazine or newspaper. A declaration about the same should be given in the format of declaration form given in the journal. The articles will be sent to the editorial board, advisory board and/or referees for review. Please refer to a recent copy of the journal for other details.
  • A complimentary copy of the particular issue of the journal will be sent to the author (s).
  • For book reviews, the details of the publisher, year of publication and number of pages should be written along with the name(s) of author(s), editors and reviewers.