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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.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; with a suitable wide margin on one side of the A4-size paper; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

Guide to Authors

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically  through the online submission system ( ) as mentioned below.

Preparation of Manuscripts

General points

The manuscripts should be typed or prepared using a word processor, with all components double-spaced, with a suitable wide margin on one side of the A4-size paper. All pages starting with the title page should be numbered sequentially.Tables and figures should be counted sequentially, and the legend of the figures should be listed on separate pages.Tables and figures will be placed near their first mention in the text of the manuscript. All tables and figures must be mentioned in the manuscript.The manuscript (including tables, graphs, photographs, etc.) should not exceed 20 pages (or 10,000 words), 30 pages (or 15,000 words), and 5 pages (or 2,500 words) for original research paper, review article and short communication respectively. The major sections of the manuscript for research and review articles should include introduction, materials and methods, results, discussion (or results and discussion), conclusion, acknowledgement (if any) and references (author-year in alphabetical order) in order. A short communication may continue with all these sections without heading and/or subheading and the number of references should not exceed ten.

Title Page

The first page of the article (title page) should include the following elements:

  • Title of the manuscript: Times New Roman Font, Size 14 Bold
  • The author's name (s) and initials (s) should probably be spelled with the first name and the corresponding author should be addressed with an asterisk (*): Times New Roman Font, Size 12.
  • Affiliation(s) of the author (s) and addresses: Times New Roman Font, Size 12
  • Name, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of the corresponding author: Times New Roman Font, Size 12



The abstract should be a concise and practical summary (no more than 250 words without an abbreviation) of the main article that includes an introduction, purpose, method, significant new results and conclusions (without headings).The abstract should stand alone and be placed in the second page.


Immediately after the abstract, on the same page, up to six keywords (Times New Roman Font, Size 12) should be provided for indexing purposes.


The manuscript should have a brief background of the present work with adequate references (latest references if available). The last paragraph of the introduction should state the justification and objectives for the work.

Experimental Section (if applicable)

The experimental section should present a clear and detailed description of the experimental method that might be reproducible. It also includes material sources and machines used with their name, model and configuration (if applicable).


The original and core findings of the research should be briefly stated.


The impact of your results should be discussed here in relation to other recent studies.


This section consists of strong statements of the work that convey important ideas to the scientific community.


The acknowledgements should be placed just before the references and after the conclusion. List here the individuals or organizations that have assisted during the research.

Systems of Units

The measurement units should be demonstrated by using System International (SI) units.


Footnotes and/or endnotes may be used in articles as appropriate. However, they should be numbered with Arabic numerals using a smaller font size (10pt). Table footnote can be provided with a superscript lowercase letter. Please do not place the footnotes in the reference section.


It is advisable to avoid tables and graphs that involve unnecessary duplication of information. The table number should be specified in the text serially (marked as Tables 1, 2, etc.).Table captions must be located at the top of each table (Times New Roman Font, Size 12, for both Table's contents and captions.


The figures should be carefully drawn for suitable direct reproduction (size does not exceed to 5 inches x 7 inches). Like tables, figures should be described in the text in a consecutive manner (Fig. 1, 2 etc.). The preferred file format for figures is ‘.tif’ and ‘.jpeg.’ Please do not supply figures that are low in resolution (preferred more than 300dpi).


The author(s) should follow American Psychological Association Publication Manual version 7 (APA 7) referencing style that may be found at ( The standard style for SI units may be found at <>.

Any Bangla word/term/keyword, if used, must be written in italics. A transliteration is also necessary for non-Bengali readers.

Supplementary material

Supplementary material such as data, applications, images, etc. can be published with article to enhance it visibility. Submitted supplementary items are published exactly as they are received (Word, Excel or Power Point files will appear as such online). Please submit your material together with the article and supply a concise, descriptive caption for each supplementary file.

Potential reviewers:

To facilitate the review process, the authors are requested to propose at least three (3) potential reviewers or experts in the relevant field.

Publication Fees

There are no submission charges or article processing charges (APC).


The manuscript will be returned to the author without review for reconsideration if the plagiarism detection system yields a similarity index of more than 20% (excluding bibliography/references, quotes and small sources with source exclusion threshold of five word counts).

Peer review process

Khulna University Studies always maintains a rigorous double-blind peer reviewing process of the submitted articles so that the identity of both reviewers and authors are unknown to each other. If any submitted article fails to meet primary standards (like novelty, similarity index more than 20%) of the journal, it will be rejected and the author will be informed immediately by the editor. If the executive editor or handling editor is satisfied, the submitted article will be sent to the relevant reviewers. After getting feedback from at least two reviewers then the executive editor or handling editor will decide whether to reject or proceed with the further publication process. Finally, articles will be published if adequate modifications are made as per reviewers’ comments.


Authors are requested to send the corrected/modified manuscript following reviewer’s comments to the editorial office. After reviewing the total manuscripts, the executive editor or editorial board will take decision respecting acceptance for publication in KU Studies. The author(s) will be required to submit a softcopy of the original and revised manuscript showing the changes.


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