Departmental Journal

Business Studies

About the Journal

The Journal, Business Studies [ISSN 0970-9657], a double blind peer- reviewed and the refereed journal of the Department of Commerce, University of Calcutta, is a bi-annual journal supported by an editorial board consisting of eminent experts in the field of Commerce and Management. It compiles both descriptive and empirical thought-provoking articles in the field of finance, economics, accounting and management within the periphery of commerce and business. Some relevant information about the journal is as follows:

Name of the Journal

Business Studies

Inception

The Journal started its journey in the year 1975

Nature of the Journal

Print Only; however an e-copy of each issue is available in the Calcutta University website.

Periodicity

Bi-annual

ISSN

It got its ISSN (0970-9657) status for print issue in 1990.

Review Process

Double blind peer-reviewed

Scope

It publishes descriptive and empirical research work in areas including accounting, auditing, finance, economics and management.

Volumes published so far

The Journal regularly publishes its issues as per the defined frequency. 37 volumes of the journal have already been published till date.

Official Publisher

Registrar, University of Calcutta

Place of Publication

87/1 College Street, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Editorial Board

The Journal, Business Studies [ISSN 0970-9657], a double blind peer- reviewed and the refereed journal of the Department of Commerce, University of Calcutta, is a bi-annual journal supported by an editorial board consisting of eminent experts in the field of Commerce and Management. It compiles both descriptive and empirical thought-provoking articles in the field of finance, economics, accounting and management within the periphery of commerce and business. Some relevant information about the journal is as follows:

Patron

Professor  Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, University of Calcutta (C.U.)

Chairperson

Professor  Dipak Kumar Kar, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, C.U.
Email: dkprovcac@caluniv.ac.in
Address: Senete House, 87/1 College Street, Kolkata 700073

Editor

Professor Jadab Krishna Das , Head, Dept of Commerce, C.U.
Email: jadabkdas@gmail.com
Address: Dept of Commerce, 87/1 College Street, Kolkata 700073

Associate Editors

Professor Swagata Sen ,  Professor of Commerce , Dept of Commerce, C.U.
Email: swagata_sen_in@rediffmail.com
Address:  Dept of Commerce, 87/1 College Street, Kolkata 700073

Professor Siddhartha Sankar Saha , Professor of Commerce, Dept of Commerce, C.U.
Email: pss_saha@yahoo.com
Address:  Dept of Commerce, 87/1 College Street, Kolkata 700073

Dr. Bikram Singh , Assistant Professor of Commerce, Dept of Commerce, C.U.
Email: bsbikramsingh@gmail.com
Address:  Dept of Commerce, 87/1 College Street, Kolkata 700073

Dr. Swapan Sarkar , Assistant Professor of Commerce, Dept of Commerce, C.U.
Email: swapansarkar22@gmail.com
Address:  Dept of Commerce, 87/1 College Street, Kolkata 700073

Internal Members of the Editorial Board

Sr. No.

Name

Designation and Affiliation

E-mail id

1

Professor M. Saha

Professor of Commerce,
Dept of Commerce,
87/1 College Street,
Kolkata 700073, C.U.

m_saha2@rediffmail.com

2

Professor D. K. Chakravorty

Professor of Commerce,
Dept of Commerce,
87/1 College Street,
Kolkata 700073, C.U.

chakravorty.dipti@gmail.com

3

Professor D. R. Dandapat

Professor of Commerce,
Dept of Commerce,
87/1 College Street,
Kolkata 700073, C.U.

dhrubacal@yahoo.co.in

4

Professor R. Dasgupta

Professor of Commerce,
Dept of Commerce,
87/1 College Street,
Kolkata 700073, C.U.

rajibdasgupta@hotmail.com

5

Professor K. Chatterjee

Professor of Commerce,
Dept of Commerce,
87/1 College Street,
Kolkata 700073, C.U.

konikac27@gmail.com

6

Professor A. K. Sana

Professor of Commerce,
Dept of Commerce, C.U

cu.ashis@gmail.com

7

Professor S. Bhattacharyya

Professor of Commerce,
Dept of Commerce,
87/1 College Street,
Kolkata 700073, C.U.

b.snehamay@gmail.com

8

Professor T. Chakraborty

Professor of Commerce,
Dept of Commerce,
87/1 College Street,
Kolkata 700073, C.U.

tanupachakraborty@gmail.com

9

Dr. Sajal Das

Associate  Professor of Commerce,
Dept of Commerce,
87/1 College Street,
Kolkata 700073, C.U.

sajal.das@icai.org

10

Dr. R. P. Chaudhury

Associate  Professor of Commerce,
Dept of Commerce,
87/1 College Street,
Kolkata 700073, C.U.

ramprahlad77@gmail.com

11

Mr. P. Lama

Assistant Professor of Commerce, 
Dept of Commerce,
87/1 College Street,
Kolkata 700073, C.U.

pemalama_caluniv@yahoo.com

12

Mr. A. Pramanick

Assistant Professor of Commerce, 
Dept of Commerce,
87/1 College Street,
Kolkata 700073, C.U.

pramanick_atanu@yahoo.co.in

13

Dr. B. Biswas

Assistant Professor of Commerce, 
Dept of Commerce,
87/1 College Street,
Kolkata 700073, C.U.

aditya_2582@rediffmail.com

14

Md. S. Imroze

Assistant Professor of Commerce, 
Dept of Commerce,
87/1 College Street,
Kolkata 700073, C.U.

mdshariqueimroze@yahoo.com

External Members of the Editorial Board

Sr. No.

Name

Designation and Affiliation

E-mail id

1

Professor S. Guruswamy

Professor, Department of Commerce
University of Madras

professorsg@yahoo.com

2

Professor K V Achalapathi

Professor of Commerce
Osmainia University, Hydrabad

achala56@yahoo.co.in
achala56@gmail.com

3

Professor V Shunmugasundaram

Professor, Faculty of Commerce
Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi

vs_sundaram2002@yahoo.co.in

4

Professor Arvind Kumar

Professor, Dept. of Commerce
University of Lucknow

arvindk.lu51@gmail.com

5

Professor Govind Pareek

Professor, Dept. of Commerce
Rajasthan University

drgovindpareek@yahoo.co.in

6

Professor Pradyot Keshari Pradhan

Professor, Dept. of Commerce
Utkal University

pradyotkp@mail.com

7

Professor Ashit Saha

Professor, Dept. of Commerce
Dibrugarh University

ashitsaha@dibru.ac.in

8

Professor Ranjan Kumar Bal

Professor, Dept. of Commerce  
Formerly Utkal University 

ranjan_bal@yahoo.com 

9

Professor J.  K.  Pattanayak

Professor, Dept.of  Management  Studies
Indian  School  of  Mines

jkpattanayak@yahoo.co.in

10

Professor K. Shankaraiah

Professor, Dept. of  Commerce
Osmania University

kanukuntlas@yahoo.com

10

Professor Gurjeet Kaur

Professor, Dept. of Commerce
Jammu University

gurjeetkaur18@gmail.com

12

Professor Yogesh Upadhyay

Professor, School of Management
Jiwaji University

yogesh400@gmail.com

13

Professor S.C. Das

Professor, Dept. of  Commerce
Banaras Hindu University

scdasbhu@gmail.com

14

Professor Balwinder Singh

Professor, University School
of Financial Studies
Guru Nanak Dev Univesity 

bksaini@gmail.com

15

Dr. Shital Jhunjhunwala

Associate Professor, Dept. of Commerce University of Delhi

casjhunjhunwala@gmail.com

16

Dr. R Kasilingam

Associate Professor, Dept of
Management Studies
Pondicherry University

 kasimeena@gmail.com

17

Dr. Anurag Singh

Associate Professor, Institute of
Management Studies
Banaras Hindu University

 anuragbhadauria@gmail.com

18

Dr. Neeraj Kaushik

Associate Professor
NIT kurukshetra, Harayana

kaushikneeraj@gmail.com

19

CMA Dr. Debaprosanna Nandy 

Director (Research & Journal)
The Institute of Cost Accountants of India

rnj.dpnandy@icmai.in 
rnj.director@icmai.in

20

Professor Subhas Chandra Sarkar

Professor , Dept. of Commerce
University of Kalyani

subhasch2004@rediffmail.com

21

Professor Arup Kumar Chattopadhyay

Professor, Dept. of Economics
The University of Burdwan

arup.chatto@yahoo.co.in

22

Professor Debdas Rakshit

Professor, Dept. of Commerce
The University of Burdwan

debdas_rakshit@yahoo.co.in

23

Professor Uttam Kumar Dutta

Professor, Dept. of Commerce
West Bengal State University

uttam.dutta@yahoo.co.in

24

Professor Arindam Gupta

Professor ,Dept. of Commerce,
Vidyasagar University

arindamgupta69@gmail.com

25

Professor Debabrata Mitra

Professor, Dept. of Commerce
University of North Bengal

debabrata_nbu@yahoo.co.in, 
debabratamitranbu@gmail.com

Complete Instructions to Authors
Guidelines for Contributors/Authors in ‘Business Studies’ Journal

  1. Two copies of the manuscript, neatly typed in MS-Word with 1.5 spacing, using the theme font type Times New Roman and font size 12, should be submitted to the Editor, Business Studies, Journal of the Department of Commerce, University of Calcutta, College Street Campus, 87/1, College Street, Kolkata-700073, West Bengal, India. The title of the paper, the name, designation and institutional affiliation of the author(s), acknowledgement etc., should be indicated in a separate cover page. The title of the paper should also be mentioned in the first page of the manuscript.
  2. A soft-copy of the paper may also be sent to the Editor, Business Studies, Department of Commerce, University of Calcutta, Kolkata-700073 over email id: bseditorcucommerce@gmail.com
  3. An abstract of the paper, not exceeding 100 words, and the key-words (maximum 5), should be submitted along with the manuscript.
  4. The paper should not usually exceed 5000 words.  
  5. A duly signed self-declaration that the paper is original and that it has not been published/ submitted for publication elsewhere, must be furnished in prescribed format along with the manuscript.
  6. All accompanying tables, graphs and figures must be displayed using either MS-Excel or MS-Word and should be included in the hard copy as well as the soft copy of the manuscript. No handwritten/drawn/traced figures will be accepted.
  7. For reference purposes, footnotes should be avoided. Any notes to the text should appear at the end of the paper, before the list of references, as endnotes.
  8. For citation of relevant reference in the body of the text, the author's surname and year of publication should be mentioned as: (Gray, 2003). Alternatively, the relevant reference may be cited as: Gray (2003) observes…..
  9. The list of references should be in alphabetical order, containing only the books and articles cited in the text and URLs visited. References should be styled as below:
    • Book
      Choi, F.D.S. and Mueller, G.C. (1984). InternationalAccounting, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 742- 779.
    • Paper in Journal
      Spencer, M.H. (1963). Axiomatic Method and Accounting Science, The Accounting Review, 10 (3), May, 29-42.
    • URLs
      http://www.caluniv.ac.in (last accessed on....)
  10. All editorial, correspondence should be addressed to:
    Editor, Business Studies, Dept. of Commerce, University of Calcutta, College Street Campus,
    87/1, College Street, Kolkata-700073. West Bengal, India

    Website: http://www.caluniv.ac.in/dj/BS-Journal/bsj.html
    Email id:bseditorcucommerce@gmail.com

Important date for ‘Business Studies’, January, 2019 (Vol. XXXX No. 1):

  • Last date for Submission of Papers: 15.12.2018

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Peer Review and Publication Policy

  1. Review Process
    • All manuscripts of the articles received within the due date of submission are initially scrutinized for suitability within the scope of the journal. Articles that do not belong to the stated periphery of commerce and business are rejected.
    • Papers are then checked for plagiarism with the help of available software.
    • The papers fulfilling the above condition of originality are then sent to reviewers for double blind review process. Identity of author(s) is not disclosed to the reviewer and the authors are not communicated about the reviewer who is reviewing his/her article.
    • On receipt of feedback from reviewer, editor analyses the feedback and further decides to accept, reject or revise the paper. In case the reviewer recommends acceptance of the paper subject to certain revision, the paper is sent back to the author(s) for further improvement and is considered for publication only after such revisions are duly incorporated in the article by the author(s).
    • Normally this double blind peer review process takes at least eight weeks to provide any final feedback to the authors. Authors are formally communicated about the acceptance or rejection of the article within the stipulated date.
    • The Journal follows a well defined time frame for the entire review process and strictly adheres to such time frame.
  2. Publication Policy
    • The Journal publishes only an original work of the author(s).
    • The Journal reserves the right to make necessary editorial amendments in the final manuscript to make it suitable to the journal’s format.
    • Each individual author of the article published is provided single complimentary copy of the Journal.
    • The Journal does not charge authors for submission/acceptance/publication of articles in any way. Papers are accepted, purely on the basis of their quality.

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Ethics Policy for Journal Publication

  1. Role of an Author

    The author(s) must submit articles which are the original work of the author(s). Any work and/or words of others, that has been used in the article must be appropriately cited or quoted. The source of all data and information should be properly acknowledged. The paper must restrict itself to its stated objective. The paper must be an unpublished work not submitted or presented elsewhere. No attempt of plagiarism is entertained. A duly signed self-declaration that the paper is original and that it has not been published/ submitted for publication elsewhere, is furnished in prescribed format along with the manuscript.

  2. Role of a Reviewer

    The reviewer(s) should evaluate the suitability of the article for publication considering the broader scope of the Journal. They must adhere to their allotted time to complete the review process. The reviewers are required to state in clear language whether the article is suitable for publication or not. Revisions must be suggested in a very clear manner (for this purpose a standard checklist is provided to every reviewer and the reviewer will have to communicate his/her feedback only through this standard checklist). They should maintain strict confidentiality in their review process.

  3. Role of the Editor

    Based on the recommendations received from the reviewers, the editor of the journal decides which of the articles submitted to the journal, should be published. In this process, the editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content only without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious or political belief etc. of the authors. Strict confidentiality should be maintained in the whole process.

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