Call for papers shall publish bi-annual peer reviewed research law journal.
At present, we are going to publish a law journal with the help of BLEST.


Faculty of Law and Law Departments of all Public and Private Universities in Bangladesh
NGO’s working in the legal fields
Different Bar Associations of Bangladesh
Law Institutes/ Legal Research Associations
Renowned Law Chambers of Bangladesh
University Grants Commission (UGC)

Attention: Registrar/ Secretary/ President/ Chairman/ Dean/CEO of the concerned organization(s) for distribution among interested parties.
Subject: Submission of Article/ Manuscript/ Research Paper for BLEST LAW JOURNAL.

Dear Sir,
It is our privilege to inform you that we are going to publish an international standard peer reviewed LAW JOURNAL from our non-profit organization from December on bi-annually basis. The Board of Editors has decided to publish the Journal on theme-wise and they have chosen “CORPORATE FINANCE LAW” for the 1st issue. You are welcome to write any corporate related article for the upcoming issue having legal connections. You may be given special honour for your excellent writing in addition to the publications.

Please follow the instructions and reference style given in the attachment for your writing otherwise it may be refused for publication. We shall extend our help to you from selecting topic up to the completion of writing article on relevant topic.

Please submit your article to the Editor in two printed copies with one soft copy by no late than September 15, 2015.

For any queries please communicate with the Editor.

Sincerely Yours

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Guidelines for BLEST LAW JOURNAL writing style

PART-A: General information

  1. BLEST LAW JOURNAL is a peer reviewed journal.
  2. BLEST LAW JOURNAL is a research journal which is solely based on law, legal study, legal systems, legal procedures, and legal practices and also on statutory authorities having semi or quasi legal jurisdiction.
  3. BLEST LAW JOURNAL is an international standard law journal with ISSN no. ISSN 2223-2869;
  4. BLEST LAW JOURNAL is published by Bangladesh Legal Education and Services Trust bi-annually as a non-profitable venture to expand legal research for implementing human rights and ensuring sustainable development.
  5. BLEST LAW JOURNAL is accepted nationally and internationally as a research journal and articles published in the journal will open the door for promotion of academicians, lawyers, students, researchers and also to go for higher studies e.g. M Phil or Ph D etc.
  6. BLEST LAW JOURNAL shall be published on theme basis chosen by the Board of Editors from time to time considering the importance of the issue.

PART-B: Information to the Author (s)/ contributor (s)

  1. An article may be written individually, jointly or by not more than 3-persons who will be given equal weight for their article as in the case of an individual author;
  2. The article submitted to BLEST LAW JOURNAL and accepted for publications or already published can not be published/ reproduced anywhere else by any means whatsoever without written permission of the Editor or Board of Editors;
  3. Copyright in all contributions to the Journal will be vested in the BLEST LAW JOURNAL;
  4. The Editor or the Editorial Board do not bear any responsibility for views expressed in the papers by the authors/ contributors including violation of copyright;
  5. The contributor (s) must give an undertakings disclaiming royalty and ensuring authenticity and also declaring no infringed by plagiarism; the contributor (s) shall be individually and may collectively liable for civil remedies and criminal punishment for violation of the undertakings;
  6. The contributors shall follow the theme chosen by the Board of Editors of the Journal for a particular issue before sending their article otherwise it may result in your paper being delayed or non-accepted;
  7. To assure anonymous review, author (s) should not identify him (themselves), directly or indirectly, in the text;
  8. The writing should be clear, free of ambiguity and originality;
  9. No copy will be sent back to the writer/ author/ contributor;
  10. The editorial board reserved the right of correction, amendment, modification, change and alteration or rectification whatsoever;
  11. All references should be put in the foot notes not in end notes;
  12. All papers must be written in UK or USA English but not mixed

PART-C: Ordinary Rules of writing manuscripts/ articles (format)

  1. Text Range

From 6 to 30 pages i.e. 1500 to 6000 words (including documentation).

  1. Typing/ Printing

Times New Roman, Font Size 11
Lines Justified at the Right Margin
Printed on one side of the paper for hard copy;

  1. Paper Size

Letter Size/ A-4 size (must for Soft copy)

  1. Margins

Top: 1.75, Bottom: 1.75, Left: 1, Right: 1
Gutter: 0, Gutter Position: Left
Header: 1.5, Footer: 1.5
½ inch indent (by using Tab or 5-times of the space bar) at the first line of every paragraph
1 inch indents at both sides of the page for the set-off quotations (above 3 lines).

  1. Line Spacing
  1. i) Hard Copy: Double-spaced throughout the paper, including quotations, notes and references.
  2. ii) Soft Copy: Single-Single-space throughout the paper, including quotations, notes and references.
  1. Heading and Title

Neither underlined, nor quotation-marked, or all-capitalized
No full-stop after any heading or title
Title must be put 22 Font under the top margin of the page.

  1. Page Numbering

Upper right-hand corner (without any abbreviation or punctuation or symbol) except first/ front page;

8.Tables and Illustrations

Source or any notes to be given immediately below the table
Single-spaces throughout the lines of the table.

  1. Empirical research

Hypotheses should normally be presented applying standard statistical tests (e.g. one or two-tailed);

  1. Abstract

At the beginning of every paper (100-200 words).
Must be 1 inch Indented at both left & right margin, Italicized & Font Size 10.
Any article except this format will not be accepted. The abstract should summarize the whole paper and not the conclusions alone.

  1. Keywords

Approximately 10 to 15 important terms or words or phrases used in the article or manuscript;

  1. Address of the author (s)/ contributor(s)

Name of the author (s), position, department, name of the institution, full postal and e-mail addresses with telephone and mobile no.(s);

  1. No. of copies

Two hard/ printed copies of the article should be submitted along with a soft copy to the Editor through postal and e-mail address given below;

PART-D: Reference style

The following reference style shall be followed for BLEST LAW JOURNAL in addition to MLA or APA or Harvard or Chicago style:

1) The following rules should be followed for quoting a book. Such as;

  1. a) Last part of the name of the author, then coma,
  2. b) Full name (except last part of the name) of the author, then coma,
  3. c) Name of the book (to be italicized), then coma,
  4. d) Name of publisher, then coma,
  5. e) Name of place of publication, then coma,

f.)  Year of publication, then coma,

  1. g) Edition, then coma,
  2. h) Volume, then coma,
  3. i) Page number, then full stop.

 Illustration: Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah in his book Introduction to Islam wrote: Islamic law ordains justice to all and observance of certain rules regarding the non-Muslims.

Pattern of reference: Hamidullah, Dr. Muhammad, Introduction to Islam, Shah Ashraf Publishers & Book Sellers, Lahore, Pakistan, 1983, edn. 3rd, vol.1, p.166.

2) Concise form of reference

  1. a) If same reference is used in the same chapter then subsequent reference can be concized or shortened. For example: Hamidullah, Introduction to Islam, p. 170.
  2. b) Using Ibid/ id/ ibidum: ibid/ id/ ibidum is used in subsequent reference if it is the same book and same page. If the page is different them after ibid the page number is to be used. For example: ibid. 60.

Work by the same author should be listed in order of publication. Where reference is made to more than one work published by the same author in a single year , a suffix, a, b, etc. should follow the date, thus: (Zaman, 2009 c).

Multiple citations within a text should appear in the same order as in the reference list, e.g. (Ahmed 2009; Hossain 2010; Khan 2008a, b; Chowdhury 1990; Russel 2009).

  1. c) Using of op. cit: It is to be used for subsequent references to avoid the whole information the book or article. Here quoting of the name of the author, book and page number is enough. For example: Rahman, DR Tanzilur, A Code of Muslim Personal Law, Islamic Publishers, Pakistan, 1990, vol. 1, p. 350.           Citation: Rahman, DR Tanzilur, A Code of Muslim Personal Law, cit, p. 360.
  2. d) Using passim: It is used when information referred to is mentioned at a number of places or scattered about a chapter or section. For example.
  3. a) Hossain, Syeda Shamsia, Consumer Protection Law, Books 4 U Publications Ltd.,Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2009, chap 6 passim.
  4. e) Using pp. For quoting more than one pages the term pp is to be used. For example, pp. 1-5.
  5. f) Using edt, edn: edt to be used for edited and edn to be used for edition. for example;

Chowdhury, Obaidul Haq, edt., Hand Book of Muslim Family Law,
DLR (Publisher), Dhaka, Bangladesh, edn. 1st, vol. 2, 1993, p-155.

  1. g) Using of below and above: These are the substitute of infra & supra. Below and above to be used after the number of foot note in case using the same thing or same section or material in the same of chapter. For example, 1. above, page 15, 7.below, page 150-151.
  2. h) Using nd. means No date, et. al. means and others,g. means for example, viz. means namely, vs. means against. Trans, means translation. cf. means approximately. For example:

Chowdhury, Obaidul Haq, Zaman, Ahamuduz, Hossain, Syeda Shamsia, Trans., Hand Book of Muslim Family Law, DLR (Publisher), Dhaka, Bangladesh, edn. 1st, vol. 2, 1993, p-155.
Chowdhury, Obaidul Haq, et al, Trans., Hand Book of Muslim Family Law, DLR (Publisher), Dhaka, Bangladesh, edn. 1st, vol. 2, 1993, p-155.

  1. i) Literature citations should be made in a uniform style in text (Name, Date) e.g. (Ahmed, 2010) and an alphabetical list of refences at the end of the manuscript. For example:

Ahmed, S (2010), Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage in Bangladesh: From Legal and Religious Perspectives (1st edn.). Books 4 U Publications, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  1. j) Regarding websites citation should be made in the text: ( and at the end of the article as follows:

3. Quoting of Public Documents

It requires writing the name of country then full stop, then year, full stop, then name of the document. In case of a parliament Act. the following style is to be followed. For example,

Bangladesh. 2005. Marriage & Divorce Act 1962 (Rv. 2005) (Act. 505) ;

4. Quoting of International Documents

For this case, the following example to be followed:

United Nations. 1974. The Charter of Economic Rights & Duties. General Assembly Resolution 321. 29. UN G.O. A. R. UN Document A/9361. New York. United Nations.

UNESCO. 1960. Director General of UNESCO report Paris. UNESCO.

5. Quoting of Article from Journal

    The Rules are as follows:

         Name of Author, full-stop, year, full-stop, title of Article, full-stop. Name of Journal (italic) full-stop. Number of volume (bold) number of issue (in bracket) colon, page number of the whole Article, full-stop. For example:

  1. ABM Mahbubul Islam. 2005. Sources of Islamic Constitution. 11UC Studies. Vol. 2. (3): pp. 146-162.

6. Quoting Newspaper

      Name of the writer, full-stop, year, full stop, Name of Article, full stop. Name of newspaper, date full stop,   page number, full stop. For Example.

                Dr Tareq MR Chowdhury. 2011. Human Rights in Islam and Conventional Law: A Comparative study. Daily star. 25 June: 8.

                Dr. Maimul Ahsan Khan. 2011. Women Rights: An Islamic Overview. Daily Independent. 12 July : 6.

7. Quoting Encyclopedia and Dictionary:

      Name of the book, full-stop, edition, full stop, name of author, full of the publisher. For example, The Encyclopedia of Islam. (italic) 1960. 2nd Ed. Islamic Foundation Bangladesh.

8. Quoting al Quran and al Hadith:

      There are two way of transliteration which are known al Shamsia and al-Qamaria. For example: Alif Lam Dhalik al Kitabu or Alif Lam Mim Dhalika al Kitabu.

9. Using of reference for ayat and Surah and Hadith:

          Name of the Book (i.e. Al Quran) coma, name of the sura, coma, number of sura, colon, and number of ayah. Hadith, name of the book, coma, status of the hadith sahih or sunan, coma, name of chapter and name of section, if possible number of the hedith, full stop. For example:

      Al Quran, Al Baqarah, 2:217. Al Quran, Al Imran, 3:110.

      For Hadilh  Al-Bukhari, Sahih, (k). Al Qada, (b) or chapter (ch) sariqah. (If possible Hadith Number)

PART-E: Shape (structure) of the article (s)/ manuscript (s)

    1. Front page: The title of the paper, abstract, keywords, complete address of the author with e-mail and cell no.
    2. Body: The title of the paper, text, references, foot notes, tables, figure captions, figures but without name of the author (s) or any indication thereof;
    3. References: Bibliography, web addresses etc.
    4. Appendix/ Appendices (At the End);

PART-F: Submission of Article/ Manuscript

Submission of a paper/ manuscript/ article or research note implies that it contains original work which has not been published previously or not under consideration for publication elsewhere. All articles/ manuscripts should be submitted to:




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Permanent Address

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