Journal of Bangladesh Studies ISSN: 1529-0905 (Print), 2771-5086 (Digital)

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 and comments on specific issues can range from 2,000-4,000 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. Please also check the Sample Articles on our website for guidance.

Book reviews are invited by the Editorial Board and approved by the Book Review Editor. If scholars have an interest in reviewing a book, they may make this request to the editor in chief at or the book review editor at Book reviews are expected to range from 1,000-1,500 words. Book reviews are only subject to editorial review.

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 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.