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IAPQR Transactions
Editorial Board
Prof. S.P. Mukherjee
Former Centenary Professor in Statistics
University of Calcutta, India

Prof. Bikas K. Sinha
Former Professor
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India
Prof. Manisha Pal
Department of Statistics
St. Xavier's University, Kolkata, India


Prof. Asis Kumar Chattopadhyay
Department of Statistics
University of Calcutta, India

Prof. Debasis Bhattacharya
Department of Agricultural Statistics
Visva-Bharati University, India

Prof. P.G. Sankaran
Pro- Vice Chancellor
Cochin University of Science & Technology

Dr. A. Dharmadhikari
Former General Manager
Tata Motors, Pune, India

Dr. M. Zafar Anis
S.Q.C & O.R. Unit
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

Prof. Debasis Kundu
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Prof. Yogendra P. Chaubey
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Concordia University

Prof. Arnab Laha
Department of Operations Management
Indian Institute of Management
Ahmedabad, India

Dr. Asish Kumar Chakraborty
S.Q.C & O.R. Unit
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

Dr. Sudipto Pal
R&D, Uber India
Bangalore, India
Dr. Kuntal Bakuli
Department of Statistics, Banwarilal Bhalotia College, Asansol, India
Editorial Office: Indian Association for Productivity, Quality & Reliability


1. Research articles, notes and communications will be accepted for possible publication in the Journal provided they have a bearing on the theory and/or application of productivity enhancing and regular techniques. The contributions are expected to contain non-trivial applications of quantitative methods which enhance the substantive content of the contribution.

2. Contributions should be sent to:

3. Manuscripts should be typewritten usingTimes New Roman with 1.15 space and 1” margin at the top, sides and bottom. The text and symbols should be in font size 12. Pages should be numbered consecutively, starting with the title page and the matter arranged in the following order: Title, Abstract, Keywords and Phrases, Introduction, and other sections.The headings of the different sections should be written in bold and upper case, using big (font size 14) and small (font size 12) letters. Sections, from Introduction to Acknowledgement, should be serially numbered. For example, “1. INTRODUCTION”. Tables and figures should be serially numbered and given appropriate titles. like, “Table 1: Values of ....”, “Figure 1: Failure rate curve ...”. Subtitles in each section shall be in bold face,sentence case, italics and font size 12, followed by a colon.

First page –The first page should contain the title of the paper in bold face, upper case (font size 14), name(s) of the author(s) in bold face, upper case (font size 12) followed by the affiliation in bold face,sentence case and italics. The author to whom all correspondence be addressed should be denoted by an asterisk mark. Names should not be prefixed or suffixed by titles or degrees. The title, name(s) of author(s) and the affiliation(s) should be centre aligned. At the bottom left corner of the first page, please mention “*Correspondence E-mail:” and provide the e-mail address of the corresponding author, using font size 11.

Abstract –The abstract should be given in the first page after the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s). The word “Abstract” should be in bold face, upper case and italics, with font size 12, followed by a colon. The text text should be typed in single-space using font size 11. For example, “ABSTRACT :The paper studies ....”.

Keywords and Phrases – Four to eight appropriate keywords should be provided after the abstract. “Keywords and Phrases” should be written in bold face, sentence case, italics and font size 12, followed by a colon, that is, “Keywords and Phrases :”. The keywords should be typed in font size 11 as normal text, separated by commas, and the first letter of each keyword should be in upper case. For example – Survival function, Weibull family, ....

Numbered Sections – “1.INTRODUCTION” should follow immediately after “Keywords and Phrases”, followed by the other serially numbered sections. The tables and the figures may be put inside the text if not too large, but should be placed after the ‘References” otherwise.
Equations – The equations should be typed in italics with font sie 12, and should be serially numbered. The equation numbers should be written within parenthesis, like (1), (2), ..., and should be placed against the right margin.

References – The references should be listed after the numbered sections, using the following style :

1. Saaty, T.L. (1961): Elements of Queueing Theory and Applications. McGraw-Hill Company, Inc.
2. Mudholkar, G. S., Srivastva, D.K. andFreimer, M. (1995): The exponentiated Weibull family: a reanalysis of the bus- motor-failure data, Technometrics,37(4), 436-445.
3. The abbreviations of the journal names should be those that are accepted internationally. In the text, books and papers should be referred as follows: Saaty ([1], 1961), Mudholkar et al. ([2], 1995).
4. Unless otherwise indicated, the submission of a manuscript will be taken to imply that it has not been copyrighted, published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

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