Submit Your Contribution to FIN-Biz

The Financial Inclusion Network-Bangladesh (FIN-B) seeks submission for FIN-Biz, the biannual publication of FIN-B on topical and thought provoking issues in financial inclusion. For submitting your contribution, please follow the guidelines indicated below.


Guidelines for Authors

FIN-Biz is a flagship biannual publication of FIN-B (published in June and December), an initiative of the Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM). FIN-Biz focuses on the principles and practices of ‘financial inclusion for all’ especially in Bangladesh and developing countries.

The targeted audiences of FIN-Biz are the individuals who are interested to immerse themselves in the advancements of the fast growing field of inclusive finance and development. The key message that FIN-Biz wants to transmit is:  Mere invention is not enough to shift a paradigm; a real disruption requires ingenuity in financial services having a larger vision. Ingenuity is the theme of ensuring financial inclusion for all.




Submission Procedure for FIN-Biz

The authors should write for a broader audience with diverse backgrounds. Avoiding technical jargons helps to reach out to the general readers. FIN-Biz discourages highly technical analysis; rather, the focus should be on the findings/results and their implications.

  1. We look for interesting stories on topical issues and innovative ideas for replication.  Some of our priority areas are: inclusive finance and technological innovations, uptake of financial services; drivers of financial inclusion, innovative models of financial service delivery, gender aspects of financial inclusion, regulatory regimes and access  to finance, success stories and financial sector innovations and implications. This is not an academic journal; it aims to share knowledge and helps to set right policies in specific contexts.    
  2. The formal use of references is discouraged, except in cases where original sources can be absorbed in the text.
  3. The word limit is 3,000 words; but shorter articles are preferred. The titles should be nontechnical with appeal to the general readership.
  4. Charts (and/or short tables) may be used to enliven key points in the article; but these should be easy for a non-specialist to comprehend. One/two quotable lines (in bold) may be  added for the designers. Footnotes should be avoided.
  1. The contributor/author will be fully responsible for factual accuracy and academic integrity of his/her submission. FIN-Biz will bear no such responsibility for any submission.
  2. The articles should have a one-sentence bio of the author(s) along with acknowledgements if any.



How to submit

You can send the article via email as a Word document at any time. All texts should be in 12-size Times New Roman or Calibri fonts. Charts, tables, and any other illustrations should be placed within the article, but must be supplied separately as indicated below. Charts should be in Excel files, accompanied by data. Create separate files for text, tables, and charts. When accepted for publication, FIN-Biz instills its in-house design layout. FIN-Biz may use other suitable images within the article. All files should be named in the “Author Name – Title of the Article” format. All submissions should be emailed to the Editor-In-Chief at:




Editorial process

All articles are subject to review and editing (if required). The Editor-In-Chief’s decision regarding publication of an article is final. The decision will be communicated to the author(s) normally within a period of four weeks of submission.

When an article is accepted for publication, FIN-Biz will send the contributor the proof for the final review. After publication, two hard copies of FIN-Biz will be sent to the contributor.

Once the publication is released, the author(s) are free to re-print the article elsewhere, acknowledging FIN-Biz as the source of original publication.



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The Institute works for developing the overall capacity of the financial sector and strengthening the links between the financial and real sectors through undertaking research, training, education, knowledge management and other programmes in priority areas including inclusive finance, microfinance, poverty and development.

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