Samabayika: Journal of Assam University Cooperative Society : Call For Papers
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CALL FOR PAPERS: SAMABAYIKA (ISSN: 0975-7244); A Journal of Assam University Cooperative Society


Samabayika (ISSN 0975-7244) is a peer reviewed bi-annual (October - March and April - September volume) journal. Paper based on basic or applied research or field studies in the area of cooperation, cooperative activities and movement are invited. The main objective of the journal is not only to promote the discussion on challenging socio-economic development issues with special reference to application and policy formulation in India but also in the rest of the world and also to disseminate research information and knowledge in latest developments in society.

Guideline for Contributors

Research articles in the area of Development through Cooperatives are invited for publishing in Samabayika, a biannual journal (March and September every year). Development incorporates all including Social, Economic, Political and Cultural development. Articles should be original and exclusively for the journal. The articles should not be under consideration for any other publication. Authors should indicate if there is any version or part of the article that has been or will be published elsewhere at the time of submission. A copy of authors’ undertaken is included in the following.

Preparation of Manuscripts

The articles should be submitted electronically in either Microsoft Word or rich text format. The length of the paper should not ordinarily exceed 25 typed pages including graphs, tables and references. All manuscripts must be typed in Times New Roman with12 Font size. in double lines spacing and of margins of at least 2.5 cm.

The first page of the manuscript should contain the title of the paper, name of the author(s) (in case more than one author mention the name of corresponding author and his address) and the institution to which is affiliated, mailing address and acknowledgment if any. The subject matter of the paper should commence from second page onwards for anonymity.

Each article should include an abstract of not more than 250 words that describe the main arguments and conclusions of the paper followed by at least three key words and JEL Classifications.

Tables and figures should be referred in the text but it should be inserted at the end of the text, each on a separate page. Each table comprises with a suitable title and source; source should be mentioned below the table.

Footnotes should be numbered consecutively and placed below the text on the same page of the article. All references cited in the article should be included in the Reference Section at the end of the paper. Authors should follow the following format of reference presentation:
Todaro, M. P. (1987): Economic Development in the Third World, 3rd edition, Longman, New York and London.
Khan, A. H. (1986): Public Spending and Deficit: Evidence from a Developing Country. Public Finance, vol. 43(3): 591-602.
Broad divisions and sections of the paper should be clearly marked. Quotations should also be cleared marked. Quotations that exceed 40 words should be indented in the text.
Mathematical workings that include details that are not necessary to be included in the main text, should be provided in a separate page. These will be helpful for referees but will not be published.

Tables and figures should be clearly marked and provided in separate page(s). The position for tables and figures should also be clearly marked in the text.
Authors are expected to correct proofs expeditiously to keep alterations to a minimum.

Submission of Manuscripts of the Paper

All manuscripts should be in electronic form and sent to:
Dr. Subhrabaran Das
Managing Editor, Samabayika
Department of Economics, Assam University
Silchar, Assam India.
Email: /

Comments on Published Articles

Anyone wishing to make comments on a published article should first send a copy to the authors, inviting them to give their views on the issues raised. The commentators should send their comment to the Managing Editor, ‘Samabayika’ together with the author’s response.

Accepted Articles

Paper will be peer reviewed. After receiving the referees’ comment, accepted paper will be informed to the corresponding author. According to the referees’ comment if any modification is required, it will be sent back to the corresponding author for necessary modification. After the modification, corresponding will resubmit it again to ‘Samabayika’. Now, the editorial board will decide whether the modification have been done or not properly. As per the decision of the editorial board it will be informed to the corresponding author whether it is accepted for publication or not.

Copyright in articles published in Samabayika rests with the publisher.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission, in writing, from the publisher or the author.

Certificate to be signed and furnished by the contributor of the article:

I / We, ___________________________________________________do here by affirm and certify that
the article titled “___________________________________________________”
a) is jointly written by me / us.
b) is my / our original work.
c) does not form part of article already published.
e) has not been sent for publication elsewhere, and
f) I / We take the responsibility as corresponding authors for the views and opinions mentioned in the article.

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