Commerce Spectrum

Double-blind Peer Reviewed Journal

Call for Research papers & Abstracts of Doctoral Disserations

Commerce Spectrum is a Double-blind Peer Reviewed Half-Yearly Journal of the Post Graduate and Research Department of Commerce of St. Peter's College, Kolenchery, Ernakulam, Kerala (affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala). The journal is publishing with International Standard Serial Number (ISSN 2321 – 371X) and is on its march to index in reputed national and international indexing and abstracting services in the immediate future. The journal encourages you to submit your research paper(s) and abstract(s) of Doctoral Dissertations for possible publication. The paper should be an original piece of work and should not be scheduled for publication elsewhere. The core areas for possible publication include banking, insurance, capital market, management, marketing, accounting and taxation. The journal also deals with areas that contribute to improve the commerce and management education and research.

Indexing Services

Commerce Spectrum is annotated in the New Journals section of the Annotated Listing of New Books department of the March 2014 issue of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL), American Economic Association Publications. Also indexed in the data base of Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi

Instructions for the Author

  • The papers are to be written in English (UK) only.
  • The journal entertains only soft copy of the paper prepared in MS Word, printed in 12 size Times New Roman typeface, 1.5 line space on A4 paper (21.0 cm x 29.7 cm) with the 2.54 cm margin on all sides. The length of the paper should not be less than 3000 words and cannot exceed 7000 words.
  • The first page of the paper should show the title, name of the author(s), each author's affiliation and address with email and mobile phone number followed by an abstract of about 100-150 words and keywords maximum up to five.
  • The second page should again start with the title of the paper followed by Abstract, Key words, body of the paper, references and endnotes.
  • The introduction section and subsequent headings should be numbered with Roman numerals. Subsection headings should be lettered A, B, C, etc.
  • Endnotes: Endnotes in the text must be numbered consecutively and typed on a separate page, 1.5 line spaced, following the reference section.
  • Tables: Tables must be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Please check that your text contains a reference to each table. Authors must check tables to be sure that amounts add up to the totals shown and that the title, column headings, captions, etc. are clear and to the point. All tables should be given their sources clearly on the bottom of the table.
  • Figures: Figures must be titled and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals.
  • Equations: All but very short mathematical expressions should be displayed on a separate line and centred. Equations must be numbered consecutively on the right margin, using Arabic numerals in parentheses.
  • References: References to other publications must be in APA style. Only cited text references are to be included in the reference section, must be typed on a separate page, 1.5 line spaced and should placed at the end of the paper.
  • Please check your manuscript for clarity, grammar, spellings, punctuation, and consistency of references to minimize editorial changes.
  • For Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations only. The thesis should be in the area of banking, insurance, capital market, management, marketing, accounting, taxation other related areas. The thesis should have been completed from an Indian University/Institute after June, 2008. Please send separately the title of dissertation, supervisor's name and address, year of submission and award, university of submission and your complete mailing address along with telephone and e-mail.
  • Publishing Fees. Manuscript Publication Fee is Rs.1500 for domestic authors and US$50 for international authors (Includes review fee, author(s) specimen copy and postage). On acceptance of communication, the fee should be send through Bank Draft in favour of Dr. Santhosh Kumar S., Editor-in-Chief, Commerce Spectrum, PG & Research Dept. of Commerce, St. Peter's College, Kolenchery, payable at SBI Kolenchery (SB A/c No. 32968626190) or through NEFT to Dr. Santhosh Kumar S., SB A/c No. 32968626190, SBI, Kolenchery (IFSC – SBIN0010114).
  • All correspondence should be addressed to Dr. Santhosh Kumar S., Editor-in-Chief, Commerce Spectrum, St. Peter's College, Kolenchery PO, Ernakulam, Kerala, India, Pin 682 311.
  • The journal prefers to accept only soft copies of the work through e-mail: or
  • Authors are requested to send their research articles strictly according to the above format. Also send the copy right form after the acceptance communication.

Important Dates
Submission last date 10th May 2016
Acknowledgment of submission Within 24 hours
Acceptance communication After 15 days of submission (Double-blind peer review process)
Publication Date June 2016

  • Copy Right Form

  • APA Referencing Style