Call For Articles

a₹tha: Call for Articles for December 2021 issue

I invite you to contribute your article for the next issue (December 2021) to a₹tha (pronounced as Artha).

a₹tha is an open-source e-journal published by the Financial Research and Trading Laboratory (FRTL), Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC). a₹tha publishes peer-reviewed articles written by IIMC faculty, alumni, and students, as well as invited experts and academics from India and around the world. We email new issues of a₹tha to IIMC faculty, alumni, students, staff, and several other recipients. The previous issue (September 2021) reached over 16,000 individuals. We also promote articles on social media. You can access a₹tha at

Articles can be on topics in corporate governance (for example, ownership, board of directors, top executives and their compensation), accounting (such as financial reporting, cost accounting, auditing, and income taxes), finance (for example, corporate finance, financial economics, financial markets, investments, and financial risk management), and financial regulation (such as securities, investments, financial contracts, intellectual property, and corporate law) relevant to India. Articles can also discuss an interesting issue or contribute to contemporary thoughts/debates on banking, financial services, insurance, fintech, financial markets, investments, private equity, and venture capital.

Articles must be solo-authored. The length of an article should be between 2,500 and 3,500 words. It must conform to the guide for authors (appended below). Kindly submit your article for the next issue (December 2021) to by November 15, 2021. When submitting an article, please also share your short bio and contact number. IIMC alumni and current students should include the program's name, batch, and the year of completion in their short bio in the article. All articles would be checked for plagiarism, peer-reviewed, and edited. We expect to notify the selection by December 15 and release the issue by December 31.

Your contributions, suggestions, and queries are welcome. Please email us at
Thanks and regards,
Sudhir S. Jaiswall
Chief Editor - A₹tha

a₹tha: Guide for Authors

The length of an article should be between 2,500 and 3,500 words.

The article must have an introduction, body, and conclusion. The introduction must state clearly what the article is about and why the topic is important. The conclusion must summarize the article and give the main takeaway for the readers. All sections (and subsections within sections), tables, and figures must be titled and numbered separately.

Articles should be written using American spelling (not British spelling).

Footnotes must appear at the end of the sentence after the punctuation.

Only commonly used acronyms can be used, provided they appear three or more times in the article. Please use their expanded form (along with the acronym in parentheses) when used for the first time.

All figures and tables must be created by the author and not copied from a published source; the data source must be acknowledged and cited.

Citations should be in Chicago Author-Date Style ( The name of books, journals, magazines, and newspapers should appear in italics. All cited articles must appear alphabetically and datewise under References (at the end of the article).