Instructions to Authors

Journal of Business Thought, an annual refereed publication of Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce, invites original, exploratory, conceptual and empirical contributions having strategic policy implications on a broad spectrum of multi-disciplinary topics, such as, corporate governance, economic policy, business policy, finance, marketing international trade and finance, organisational behaviour, and management practices. While sending the articles, the following guidelines must be strictly followed.

1. Manuscripts should be around 5000 words, typed in 12-point sized font (Times New Roman) with 1.5 line spacing. Matter should be typed with 1.5 inch margins on all sides with all pages duly numbered. A soft copy of the manuscript in MS Word format should be sent through email at

2. The manuscript should follow the following order of presentation:

  • 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.
  • The second page should include an abstract of maximum 100 words and keywords (up to six) along with JEL classification.
  • The text of the article must begin from page three.
  • The references, strictly written in APA format (refer point 3 below) should follow on the next page after the article. • The appendices should be clearly numbered and specified on separate pages after the references.
  • Too many heading/ sub-headings must be avoided. These are to be used only to designate major sections of the articles.
  • Each table, figure or illustration should have a number and title. It should be referred to in the body of the text at appropriate places. The source of the same must also be specified below it.

3. The references should be cited according to APA (6th ed.)The references should be written like,

(i) General Format for Journal Article: Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume Number (Issue Number), page numbers.

  • Khera, R. (2011). Trends in diversion of grain from the public distribution system. Economic and Political Weekly, 46(21), 106-114.
  • Vissing, K., Brink, M., Lonbro, S., Sorensen, H., Overgaard, K., Danborg, K., ... Aagaard, P. (2008). Muscle adaptations to plyometric vs. resistance training in untrained young men. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 22(6), 1799-1810.

(ii) General Format for Books: Author, A. A. (Year). Title of book. Place of Publication: Publisher.

  • Collier, A. (2008). The world of tourism and travel. Rosedale, New Zealand: Pearson Education New Zealand.

(iii) General Format for Chapters in Edited Books: Author, A. A. (Year). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of the book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.

  • McKinney, C., & Smith, N. (2005). Te Tiriti o Waitangi or The Treaty of Waitangi: What is the difference? In D. Wepa (Ed.), Cultural safety in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 39-57). Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson Education New Zealand.

4. 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 the ‘Declaration Form’ that can be downloaded from the college website. The signed declaration form should be sent to the editor at the college address (mentioned on website) or its scanned copy can be emailed by the author/s.

5. The articles will be sent to the editorial board and/or advisory board for Journal’s refereeing process.

6. 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.

7. The corresponding author will be informed of the acceptance/rejection/modification of the manuscript within two months of the submission of the manuscript.

8. Authors should ensure that the submitted manuscript is original. Further, the work and/or words of others in the work should be appropriately cited or quoted. The originality of articles is also checked through appropriate software. The Journal follows the Delhi University guidelines regarding plagiarism and unacceptably high level of plagiarised content is not published.

9. A complimentary copy of the particular issue of the Journal will be sent to the author(s).