Paper Submission Guidelines

The Doctoral Thesis conference is expected:

  • Kindly refer to the following guidelines before submitting your manuscript.
  • Cover page: Each paper should include a cover page with title of the paper, abstract (not more than 200 words), author names and affiliations with full postal addresses, email and mobile number.
  • Structure of the paper

Doctoral proposal track: Introduction, followed by literature survey, Research gaps, Objectives, Hypothesis, Methodology, Expected contribution to the literature.
Doctoral Thesis paper Track: Introduction, followed by literature review, Research gaps, Objectives, Hypothesis, methodology, interpretation of results, conclusion and policy or managerial implications

  • Font: Times New roman, size 12, double space.
  • Maximum words:8000 (for Doctoral Thesis paper) , 5000( for Doctoral Proposal).
  • References: All papers should follow the APA 6th Edition style guide available at:
  • http://www.apastyle.org/manual/, List the references in alphabetical order at the end of the paper. All references must be single spaced and must be distinguished by hanging indents.
  • Paper should be sent via mail to dtc@ibsindia.org.
  • While sending the mail, the authors should clearly mention the track and area (theme)