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Author Guidelines

  1. There is no fee for submission of manuscripts to the journal.
  2. Papers must be written in English and should not be more than 30 typewritten pages (1.5 line-spaced, 12-Font ,Times New Roman).
  3. For submitting papers the author(s) should register with the journal website and follow the submission link.
  4. The paper should be submitted in LATEX, PDF, Microsoft Word or RTF file format.
  5. Submission of papers will be taken to imply that the paper represents an original work not previously published or being considered elsewhere for publication. On occurrence of misconduct, the journal informs the corresponding author and asks the authors to correct the manuscript following the suggestions of the editors and the reviewers. On unsatisfactory response the submitted manuscript is retracted. 
  6. All authors must have significantly contributed to the research.
  7. Upon acceptance of the paper, the author(s) will be asked to transfer copyright of the paper to the TDR. All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  8. The cover page of the manuscript should contain (i) the title, name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) and email of author(s), (ii) an abstract of not more than 100 words, (iii) at least one classification code according to the Classification System for Journal Articles as used by the Journal of Economic Literature, and, in addition, up to five key words.
  9. For ensuring “double blind” referring process the authors’ name should not appear anywhere else of the paper except the title page. The authors should provide a running title on page 2 of the paper.
  10. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end, and should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals.
  11. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript Arabic numerals. Formulae and tables should be avoided.
  12. In the text, references to publications should be as follows: ";;;;;Jones (1965) provided the basic general equilibrium structure ....";;;;;, or ";;;;;A similar problem has addressed elsewhere (Bhagwati et al., 1992).";;;;;
  13. For bibliographical entries (or list of references) should appear at the end of the main text (after any appendices) with the following style:

For monographs

Jones, R.W. (2001). Globalization and Theory of Input Trade. MA: MIT Press.

For contributions to collective works

Johnson, H.G. (1965). Optimal Trade Intervention in Presence of Domestic Distortions. In R.E. Baldwin et al. (Eds.), Trade, Growth and Balance of Payments. Essays in Honour of G. Haberler. Amsterdam: North Holland.

For periodicals

Bhagwati, J.N., and V.K. Ramaswami (1963). Domestic Distortions, Tariffs and the Theory of Optimum Subsidy. Journal of Political Economy 71, 44-50.

Any manuscript which does not conform to the above style may be returned for the necessary revision before publication.

10. Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. Corrections should be restricted to instances in which the proof is at variance with the manuscript.


Submission Preparation Checklist

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.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  2. The submission file is in LATEX, PDF, Microsoft Word or RTF file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is 1.5 line-spaced; uses a 12-point Times New Roman font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations,
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review) have been followed.

Copyright Notice

After acceptance of a submission, all authors of the submission shall be required to sign the Copyright Agreement in the following format.




Journal: Trade and Development Review

I hereby assign to Jadavpur University the copyright in the article named above in all forms and media (whether now known or hereafter developed), throughout the world, in all languages, for the full term of copyright and all extensions and renewals thereof, e?ective from the date of acceptance of the article for electronic publication or the date given below, whichever is later. This transfer includes the right to adapt the presentation of the article for use in conjunction with computer systems and programs, including reproduction or publication in machine-readable form and incorporation in retrieval systems. I understand that a large number of author uses are retained or permitted (without the need to obtain permission from the publisher) to enable continued use of the article for traditional scholarship communications, for teaching, and for distribution within my institution. I/we con?rm that I/we have read and understood the full list of rights retained by authors, given below, and agree to them.




Rights of authors

Authors retain the following rights:


  • The right to include the article in full or in part in a thesis or dissertation.
  • The right to photocopy or make electronic copies of the article for their own personal use, including for their own classroom use, or for the personal use of colleagues, provided that the copies are not offered for sale and are not distributed in a systematic way outside of their employing institution (e.g. via an e-mail list).
  • The right, subsequent to electronic publication, to use the article or any part thereof, in a printed compilation of works of their own, such as collected writings or lecture notes.
  • The right to present the paper at a meeting or conference and to hand copies of the paper to the delegates attending the meeting.
  • The right to prepare derivative works.
  • The right to extend the article into book-length form. The right to publish the article in an edited volume, with prior permission of Jadavpur University.



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