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Journal of Bangladesh Studies ISSN: 1529-0905

Aims and Scope

JBS is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal registered in the USA. JBS has the goal of publishing cutting edge research on Bangladesh and reaching a wide range of academic institutions and research centers throughout the world.

We encourage articles from all disciplines of scholarship pertaining to the study of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh diaspora, or comparative studies in which Bangladesh is included. Our aim is to provide a platform for rigorous intellectual and academic research as well as studies that are practical and relevant to everyday solutions and policymaking. Articles should address Bangladesh's problems and prospects from theoretical, empirical, or analytical perspectives prevalent in academic disciplines. Articles must be grounded in theory, analysis, and referenced work, and be able to address readers beyond the specific disciplines they represent.

Submitting Manuscripts for Publication

JBS considers both short communications and full-length articles. Analysis of recent developments, short reviews of newly published books or research articles, and comments on specific issues should be limited to about 2,000 words. A full-length article is expected to be between 6,000-9,000 words, provide a reasonable review of the literature, and clearly articulate the nature of the problem addressed. Shorter articles are often considered, based on their merit. Manuscripts must be written in APA style, the guidelines for which are provided in the Author Guide.

JBS publishes two issues per year and accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Manuscripts should be emailed as a MS-WORD document to: Dr. Farida C. Khan, Editor in Chief, JBS at jbs@bdiusa.org. Submit your manuscript and revisions with all identifiers and affiliations removed from the submitted document. Please also submit a separate file with the title of your manuscript, author identity, and affiliation.

Articles are reviewed by the editor and if the paper is found to be suitable, it is sent out to two external reviewers who are specialists in the field. We aim to have the peer review process completed in three months, where possible. All external reviews are double blind (neither the author nor the reviewer identities are known to anyone other than the relevant editorial staff). Reviewed papers that are not accepted for publication are provided with reviewer reports.