Guidelines for Publication

BIISS Journal

BIISS Journal (ISSN 1010-9536) is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS), Dhaka, in January, April, July and October. The journal provides a forum for debate and discussion on international affairs, security and development issues in national, regional and global perspectives. It welcomes regular and prospective authors to contribute to this journal with an original unpublished manuscript of about 6,000 words. However, the views and opinions expressed in this Journal are solely of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of BIISS.

BIISS Papers

BIISS regularly publishes monographs titled “BIISS Papers”. It accepts manuscripts on security, international relations, contemporary traditional and non-traditional security issues, world politics, development, energy, environment, regional integration and economy, etc. BIISS published its first paper on “The Assam Tangle: Outlook for the Future” on August 1984. From then onwards, BIISS published 24 such BIISS Papers. BIISS welcomes original unpublished manuscripts of 15,000-20,000 words for publication of BIISS Papers from the prospective authors.


BIISS regularly publishes books on traditional and non-traditional security issues. BIISS also publishes seminar and workshop proceedings and output of other research projects in book form. BIISS published its first book in 1985 titled, “South Asian Regional Cooperation: A Socio-Economic Approach to Peace and Stability”. This book was a compilation of the revised version of the papers presented in the seminar mentioned above. From then onwards, BIISS published 41 books. In 2016, BIISS published its latest book titled, “Energy Security in South Asia Plus: Relevance of Japanese Experience”.

Notes for Manuscript Submission

Original contributions (along with an abstract of 200-300 words) not published elsewhere may be submitted to the Chief Editor (Director General BIISS)/Editors in duplicate and typed double-spaced. Footnotes should be placed at the bottom of the page following the styles given below:

For Books

Author, Title, Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication, page.
Example: one author
G. H. Johnson, Harper’s Connection, Boston, USA: Penguin Books, 1998, p. 23.
Example: edited books
J. P. Forgas, (ed.), Feeling and Thinking: The Role of Affect in Social Cognition, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000, p.12.

For Chapters in Books

Author(s), “Title”, in Author(s) (ed.) Book title, Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication, page.
R. Macklin, “Conflicts of Interest”, in T. L. Beauchamp and N. E. Bowie (eds.) Ethical Theory and Business, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1983, pp. 240-246.

For Journal Articles

Author, “Article Title”, Journal Title, Volume, No/Issue, Year of publication, page.

Sufia Khanom, “Gender Issues in Climate Change: Bangladesh Perspective”, BIISS Journal, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2009, p. 450.

For Document

Department/Agency, Title, Place of publication: Publisher, Year
Department of HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, Police Integrity, England, Wales and Northern Ireland: Securing and Maintaining Public Confidence, London: Home Office Communication Directorate/HMIC, 1998.

For Newspaper Article

Author, “Article Title”, Newspaper Title, Place, Day Month Year, page.
G. M. Kabir, “Energy Crisis’, The Daily Star, Dhaka, 15 December 2008, p. 12.

For Paper Presented in Seminar/Workshop/Conference

Paper presented by Author on “Title in the Seminar/ Workshop/Conference” on Title of the Seminar/ Workshop/Conference organised by…..on Day Month Year, Place.
Paper presented by Roy Isbister, Team Leader, Small Arms and Export Controls of Saferworld on “Introduction to Illicit SALW Trafficking in the Regional Conference on Peace and Security in South Asia: Issues and Priorities for Regional Cooperation on Small Arms and Light Weapons Control” organised by BIISS and Saferworld on 08-09 November 2009, Dhaka.

For Web Document/Site

Author, “Title of document” available at web address accessed on Day Month Year
G. H. Johnson, “Harper's connection” available at 12, accessed on 12 March 2010.

If no author and title, give web address and access date only.
Available at accessed on 12 March 2010.

Tables, maps and diagrams should be placed in separate sheets. Contributors are also requested to enclose a brief biographical note and contact address in separate sheets. Scripts submitted for publication are not returned. For book review, two copies of book should be sent to the Chief Editor.