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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines


International Journal of Social Political and Economic Research (IJoSPER) publishes articles, book reviews and reviews of judgement in English and Bengali.

The papers submitted should be original ones. They should not have been published or submitted for publishing at any other point in time in a similar form or with generally the same content.

? All the views, opinions and statements expressed in the papers are the sole responsibility of the author(s).

While publishing rights of the papers belong to the International Journal of Social Political and Economic Research (IJoSPER), authors have the right to republish their articles, in whole or in part, in any book, article, or other scholarly work, provided that they give credit to the Journal. 

The Editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication.

Following the submission, papers are evaluated by the Editorial Board in terms of the formatting requirements, general scientific quality, and appropriateness for the journal’s focus and scope.

To verify similarly, your article must be checked by the similarity index detection process and similarity index powered by Turnitin©. 

Papers that meet the criteria for the Journal proceed to the next stage, which is reviewer evaluation. A double-blind system for peer review is used; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. Papers are sent to three expert referees in the relevant field. 

The acceptance of the paper submitted shall be decided in accordance with the majority of referees’ votes. 

The Editorial Board and the referee will complete double-blind reviews which will take maximum 2 months to complete.




Articles should be 6000 words maximum and 3000 words minimum including abstract, notes and bibliography.

Both abstracts and the articles should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents (.doc format). 

The font used in the article should be Times New Roman, font size 12. 

Page margins for the bottom, top, right, and left should be pre-set as 2,5cm. The text should be typed as a single-column document with line spacing 1.5, before and after 6 pt.

Tables, figures, pictures, graphics, and similar aspects should be embedded in the text and should not be exceed the space of 10 x 17cm. Therefore, smaller font size and single line spacing format should be preferred. 


The main text should be structured as follows:

  • Title of the paper
  • Name of the author(s)
  • Abstract: 150 to 200 words
  • Keywords: 3-5
  • Main Text: (see the notes below for main text layout)
  • Acknowledgments (optional)
  • References: see the notes below for references
  • Appendix: (optional) 

Title Page
Cover page should be prepared as a separate file that consists of author(s) name(s), affiliations and contact information (e-mail addresses and phone numbers) of the author(s) and the title of the article.  

Papers should be accompanied by an abstract of between 150 and 200 words, font size 10. The abstract should state briefly the purpose and the substantive argument of the article, the principal results and major conclusions. 3–5 words in italics representing the article should be given as keywords. 

The headings are separated from the text with one line before and after the heading. One of the two possible formatting arrangements can be preferred for the heading style: 
ü Suggested formatting style: The headings in the text are to be numbered consecutively, main headings with 1., 2., 3. and so on; sub-headings with 1.1, 1.2, and so on; further sub-headings with respectively 1.1.1, 1.1.2 etc. with boldfaced characters. 
ü Second option is to write the heading directly, without numbering. Main headings must be boldfaced and the sub-headings must be italicized.


Both in-text citations and references should comply with the APA guidelines as provided in the Publication Manual of American Psychological Association (APA) (6th edition). 

Text Citations - Examples: 
One author; (Rahman, 1940, p. 36).

Two authors; (Ullah and Mahmud, 2011, p. 153).

Three and more authors; (Harun et al., 2010, p. 25).

If a parenthetical citation includes two or more papers, separate the chronologically listed citations with semicolons: (Rahat, 1990, p. 25; Ashraf, 2010, p. 120; Arafat, 2011, p. 49)  

For internet sources, access date must be mentioned such as - (Tayeb, 12th December 2015) or (Tayeb, 12th December 2015, p. 25).

Reference to a book with single author:  Rahman, A. (1992). Political Thoughts (9th Edition). London: Max Publications. 

Two or more authors:  Rahat, O., Mushfiq, N. (2011). Political Economy. Berlin: Hurts Publications. 

Edited book:  Tareq, A., Rahman, Y. (Ed.) (2012). Economic Turnover for Developing Countries (2nd Edition). Budapest: Dora Publications.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:  Murad, S. (2003). The Role of European Union in Middle East. Ibrahim, M., Hasan, Z. (Ed.), Foreign Policies of the European Union (pp. 45-91). Budapest: Eclips Publications.  

Reference to a journal publication: Raisul, I. (2006). A critical Analysis of Political Science after 9/11. Hudson University Journal, 51, 47-99.

Arham, K., Devid, L. (2015). Historical Analysis of Roman Economy. Social Science Journal, 44, 77-112. 

Book translated into English or Bengali:  Nawshad, F. (2006). The influx of Refugee wave in Mediterranean See. (S. A. Bahadur, Trans.) Rome: Nikon Publishers. 

Web sources:  Lindquist, G. S. (01 Ocak 2011), Unemployment Insurance, Social Assistance and Activation Policy in Sweden, Date Accessed: 22nd January 2011, Retrieved From:  

Dissertations:  Patricia, A. (2008). Pension Reform: The German Case in The European Context (Master’s Thesis). Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. 


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