Guidelines for authors

Authors Guidelines:

The author(s) should submit an electronic copy of their unpublished and original paper to the Chief Editor, NIFM Journal of Public Financial Management (NJPFM), Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management (AJNIFM), (An Autonomous Institution of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India), Sector-48, Pali Road, Faridabad-121 001, (Haryana) INDIA; Email: It will be assumed that authors will keep a copy of their paper. We strongly encourage the electronic submission of manuscripts by e-mail to the NJPFM Chief Editor.

There are no page charges to individuals or institutions for contributions.

Format of Manuscripts:

Please send your paper as a single document, including tables and figures. This means it should be one Microsoft Word file (.DOC or .DOCX) and not a zipped File (.ZIP or .RAR) containing different files for text, tables, figures, etc. The paper should not normally exceed 7500 words, excluding tables and figures, and should conform to the following:

The paper should contain the title, author(s) name, affiliation(s), mailing address, and email address.

Abstract: describing the context and scope of the paper

Keywords: Accounting/Statistics/Mathematics

Subject Classification/Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) Classification Number (or both #)

Main text


All pages should be without a page number, header text, and footer text.

The manuscript should be of the Chicago Manual Style.

Word Processor: Microsoft Word (97-2003 or 2007 or 2010 or 2013 or 2016 or above)

Equation Editor: MathType or Microsoft Word inbuild option

Page Size: A4 (8.27 x 11.69) without page number

First Page Margin: Top=1.5 inch, Bottom=l inch,

Left=l inch, Right=l inch Page Margin for all other pages (Except first page):

Left=l inch, Right=l inch, Top=1 inch, Bottom=1 inch

Font Face: Arial

Font Size for Title: 18 pt. Bold Title Case

Font Size for Headings: 12 pt. Bold CAPITAL CASE

Font Size for Sub-Headings: 12 pt. Bold & Title Case

Alignment for Title Headings: Center

Font size for Text: 12 pt.

Line Space for Text: 1.5 line space

Paragraph: No Tab, and 12 pt. Space after paragraph 8b


Abstract & Keyword: Margin: Left=1.5 inch, Right=1.5 inch,

Font Face =Arial & italic Align= justify Line Space=single


Align= justify

Line Space=single and 10 pt. space before the next reference.

Table and Figures: Should be separate and at the last of the manuscript.

Line space=single

A covering letter should identify the person (with address, telephone numbers, and email address) responsible for correspondence concerning manuscripts.

In accordance with usual practice, papers previously published and are under consideration for publication elsewhere cannot be accepted, and authors must agree not to publish accepted papers elsewhere without the prior permission of NJPFM. If previously published tables, illustrations or more than 50 words of the text are to be included, then the copyright holder's written permission must be obtained. Copies of any such permission letters should be enclosed with the paper. All manuscripts are subject to peer review. If revisions are required for acceptance of a manuscript, one copy of the revised manuscript should be submitted, together with the Revised Version on disk and good quality figures and illustrations.

Preparation of the manuscript:

Papers must be clearly written in English. The paper should not normally exceed 7500 words. All sections of the manuscript should be typed, double-spaced, on one side of the paper only. In addition to the full title of the paper, authors should supply a running title, of less than 40 characters, and up to five keywords.

Research papers should be accompanied by an abstract, which will appear in front of the main body of the text. It should be written in complete sentences and should summarize the aims, methods, results, and conclusions in less than 250 words.

The abstract should be comprehensible to readers before they read the paper, and abbreviations and citations should be avoided.

Authors are responsible for the accuracy of references. Within the text, references should be cited by author's name(s) and year of publication (where there are more than two authors please use et al.). Published articles and those in press (state the journal which has accepted them and enclose a copy of the manuscript) may be included. Citations should be typed at the end of the manuscript in alphabetical order, with authors' surnames and initials inverted. References should include, in the following order: authors' names, year, paper title, journal title, volume number, issue number, inclusive page numbers and (for books only) name and address of publishers. References should therefore be listed as follows:

  • Natterer, F., 1986, The Mathematics of Computerized Tomography, John Wiley & Sons, New York.

  • Herman, G.T., 1972, Two Direct Methods for Reconstructing Pictures from their Projections: A Comparative Study, Computer Graphics and Image Processing, 1, 123-144.

  • Dasgupta. P., 2003, Population, Poverty, and the Natural Environment, in Maler K.G. and Vincent, J. (Eds.), Handbook of Environmental and Resource Economics, Amsterdam: North Holland.

  • Levin, S.A., B. Grenfell, A. Hastings, and A.S. Perelson, 1997, Mathematical and Computational Challenges in Population Biology and Ecosystem Science, Science, 275, 334-343.

Tables should be self-explanatory and should include a brief descriptive title. Illustrations should be clearly lettered and of the highest quality. Acknowledgements and Footnotes should be included at the end of the text. Any footnote should be identified by superscripted numbers. The views and contents of the articles (papers) printed in the issue(s) herein do not reflect the official views of "NIFM Journal of Public Financial Management" and Editors of the journal. The concern author(s) is answerable for the correctness and authenticity of article.

The corresponding author will receive a PDF file of the article via email. This file is for personal use only and may not be copied and disseminated in any form without prior written permission from journal.

Print copy of the journal will be dispatch to subscribers only. A copy of single issue of journal is available on a special discount to the authors only. Furthermore, you are welcome to support the journal by requesting that your library to subscribe the journal, or by taking out an individual subscription. Classification code of JEL:

An appropriate number of JEL codes should be provided. This classification system is prepared and published by the Journal of Economic Literature, see