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Indian Journal of Commerce

(Quarterly Publication of the Indian Commerce Association)


Aims and Objectives :

The Indian Journal of Commerce, started in 1947, is the quarterly publication of the All India Commerce Association to disseminate knowledge and information in the area of trade, commerce, business and management practices. The Journal focusses on theoretical, applied and interdisciplinary research in commerce, business studies and management. It provides a forum for debate and deliberations of academics, industrialists and practitioners.

Notes for Contributors :

Papers based on application oriented research or field studies in the areas of industry, commerce, business studies and management are invited. The length of a paper including tables, diagrams, illustrations, etc., should not exceed 20 double space pages. Short communications (not more than 5 double spaced pages) relating to review articles, report of conferences, summary/views on various governments reports, debatable issues, etc., are also published. Book reviews and summary of Ph.D. dissertations not exceeding two double spaced pages are welcome. Manuscripts sent for publication in this journal should not have been published or sent for publications elsewhere. All correspondence will be held with the senior (first) author only.

Two copies of the manuscript typed in double space on A4 size bond paper should be submitted. Electronic version of the paper must accompany 3.5 inch high density floppy diskette in PC compatible WORD 7.0 document format. Paper without floppy / CD will be rejected. All contributions submitted will be subjected to peer review. The decision of the Editorial Committee will be the final.

First page should consist of title of the paper, name(s), of author (s) with all details and abstract not exceeding 150 words. Second page should start with the title of the paper again, followed by the text. In captions for tables, figures, and column heading in tables, the first letter of the first word should be capitalized and all other words should be in lower case (except proper nouns). For example Table 5, Price ratios between edible groundnut kernel and other edible nut kernels. Footnotes in the text should be numbered consecutively in plain Arabic superscripts. All the footnotes, if any, should be typed under the heading 'Footnotes; at the end of the paper immediately after 'Conclusion'. Follow the Author-date (Harvard) system in-text reference : e.g. Hooda (1997) observed that ... A study (Grover et. Al. 1998) found that .... When it is necessary to refer to a specific page (s), cite it in the text as : Hooda (1997 P.105) observed that ... A study Hooda 1997a,Hooda 1997b, Hooda 1997c, so on. Only cited works should be included in the 'References' which should appear alphabetically at the end of the paper. Follow the reference citation strictly in accordance to the following examples.
Book : Narasimham, N. V. 1994. A model for the commodity price system analysis. New Delhi : Himalaya Publications.
Journal Article : Alagh, Y. K. 1997. Agriculture trade and policies. The Indian Journal of Commerce L (192) : 1-11.
Government Publication : Government of India, Ministry of Communications, Department of Telecommunications 1995. Annual report 1994-95.

New Delhi : Government of India, Ministry of Communications, Department of Telecommunications.
Chapter in a Book : Gilberto Mendoza, 1995, A premier on marketing channels and margins. Pages 257-276 in Prices,

products and People (Gregory J. Scott, ed.) London. Lynne Rienner Publishers.

All copyrights are with the Indian Commerce Association and authors. The authors are responsible for copyright clearance for any part of the content of their articles. The opinions expressed in the articles of this journal are those of the authors, and do not reflect the objectives or opinion of the Association.
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