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THE JOURNAL OF ASIAN FINANCE, ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
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2288-4645
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KODISA

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About The Journal

 

Aims and Scope
The Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business (JAFEB) publishes original research analysis and inquiry into issues of Asian Finance, Economics and Business Management. The JAFEB is an international peer-reviewed journal, which is devoted to contemporary issues of finance, economics and business in Asia, including Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Middle East.

Mission
The mission of JAFEB is to bring together the latest theoretical and empirical finance, economics and business management research in Asian markets. The journal audience includes: business school academics and researchers, economists, social scientists, international business persons, and policy makers, as well as managers from both for profit and not for profit corporations.

JAFEB has been indexed in: 
Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science - Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) in Web of Science Core Collection: from February 2014, Vol.1 no.1 content onwards
Elsevier’s SCOPUS in Elsevier Product(s): from February 2018, Vol.5 no.1 content onwards
Crossref - Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities
EconBiz
ECONIS - Datenbank der ZBW
Publons
Scilit - MDPI (Basel, Switzerland)
WorldCat
Directory of Korea Open Access Journals (KOAJ)
Korea Citation Index (KCI) - The National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)

 

 Scimago Journal & Country Rank

 

CALL FOR PAPERS:

The Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business (JAFEB) is an open access journal that publishes research analysis and inquiry into contemporary issues of finance, economics and business in Asia. The journal has been published four issues per year quarterly in English by both printed and online with DOI since its inception in 2014 to 2019. The journal publishes twelve issues per year monthly in full English by both printed and online with DOI in 2020 onwards.

Double-Blind Peer Review

JAFEB uses a double-blind review, which means the identities of the authors are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa. To facilitate this, please include the following separately:
Title page (with author details): This should include the title, authors' names, affiliations, acknowledgements and any Declaration of Interest statement, and a complete address for the corresponding author including an e-mail address.
Main document (without author details): The main body of the paper (including the references, figures, tables and any acknowledgements) should not include any identifying information, such as the authors' names or affiliations.

Types of Paper

Regular Research Article: This should describe new and/or carefully investigated findings, and research methods should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. Articles should be 5,000 - 7,000 words long to describe and interpret the work clearly. All regular research articles are peer-reviewed by minimum 3 referees.
Short Communication Article: This short communication is suitable for reporting the results of small investigations or giving details of new models, innovative methods or techniques. The style of main sections doesn’t need to conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications should be usually 3,000~5,000 words long. Short communication articles are also peer-reviewed. 

SUBMISSION:

In order to submit your paper, please send your manuscript and associated files in MS Word format by e-mail to the Editorial Office: jwlee119@yahoo.com.
Authors are encouraged to include tables and figures as part of the main file. All manuscripts must be accompanied by a letter which indicates briefly why the article is suitable for publication in the Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business (JAFEB) and attests that “The article has not been previously published and is not under review elsewhere“. All manuscripts must be prepared according to the JAFEB submission guidelines. 

Editorial Head Office:
Anhui University of Finance and Economics (AUFE) School of International Economics and Trade
[Postal Address: 962 Caoshan Road, Bengbu City, Anhui Province, China 233030]
Email: jwlee119@yahoo.com  or jungwan.lee@aufe.edu.cn 

REVIEW POLICY:

Editorial Board Review and Selection Policy
Please note that Editorial Board of the journal will be very selective, accepting only the articles on the basis of scholarly merit, research significance, research integrity and compliance with the journal style guidelines (APA). The Journal and Editorial Board respect and promote all authors and contributors on the basis of research ability and experience without considering race, ethnics, nationality, citizenship, financial means, or any of narrow frames of reference.

Article Content and Selection Policy

All accepted and published papers in JAFEB are equally qualified and successfully have gone through peer-review process. The measurement of impact of the paper might be matriculated by a number of citations from solid ranking journals, however it takes several years after publication.
The foundation and editorial content selection policy of JAFEB as follows:

First Criteria: As the title of the Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business (JAFEB) indicates we arrange papers in order of discipline (subject) and content of the paper:
1. Finance: Finance, Accounting, Financial Economics in Asia at large
2. Economics: Econometrics, Applied Economics, Development Economics in Asia at large
3. Business: Management, Marketing, Decision Sciences, Information Technology in international markets across borders and cultures
4. Social Sciences, Multidisciplinary: others in international markets across borders and cultures
Second Criteria: Control of Excessive Representation and Promotion of a Wide Diversity of Contributors and Country-of-Origin
1. Each issue is entitled to have included a maximum of less than 25% of the total from one specific economy/nation/country/market/region in the issue, if applicable.

Review Policy

JAFEB has adopted a double blind reviewing policy, where both the referee and author remain anonymous throughout the process. Please remove all identifying features from the main document itself, ensuring that Authors' identity is not revealed. However, this does not preclude Authors from citing their own works. However, Authors must cite their works in a manner that does not make explicit their identity.
Acceptable: "Lee (2013) has indicated that . . ."
Acceptable: "Some scholars have indicated that . . . (e.g., Lee, 2013; Youn &Lee, 2018)"

JAFEB operates a double blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the Editor-in-Chief for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor-in-Chief's decision is final.

The Submission-Review-Acceptance Process

The submission-review-acceptance-publication process can be broadly summarized into 7 steps, See below:

Step 1: Desk Editor’s decision on the article submitted
For example, check Submission Consent Form, APC agreement, APA style format, Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice, and CrossCheck screening: the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. Authors can be assured that KODISA Journals are committed to actively combating plagiarism and publishing original research.

Step 2: External Reviewers Board’s decision on scholarly merits of the content of the article.
If the article successfully passes the requirements of submission and the first round of screening and Plagiarism checking, then the paper goes to external reviews, which will take another 2 to 8 weeks from then.
[Important: After the external reviews completed if the paper gets accepted in favor of publication on the journal then an invoice of APC will be followed. Based on an invoice the author should make a payment for APC. Before the paper finally gets accepted any payment does not count any credit toward its acceptance for publication.]

Step 3: Editorial Copy Editor’s decision on editorial copy editing
For example, double check citations in text and references, tables and figures, heading and subheadings, etc. If the article finally gets accepted for publication and the author has paid APC for their publication on the journal, then the paper goes to Copy Editor and Typesetter, which will take another 2 to 4 weeks from then.

Step 4: Production Editor’s decision on the full information of the article
For example, check DOI number, authors’ name, affiliation, contact information, pagination, etc. If the article has been checked and edited by Copy Editor and Typesetter and then finally has approved for Production and Printing, then the paper goes to Production Editor, which will take another 2 to 4 weeks from then.

Step 5: Printing Editor’s decision on printed hard copies
For example, check mailing address of printed hard copies to the authors. This process takes another 2 to 4 weeks from then.

Step 6: Online Publishing Editor’s decision on online XML (HTML) and PDF attachments.
This process takes another 2 to 4 weeks from then.

Step 7: Indexing Editor’s decision on Web of Science indexing and Scopus indexing.
This process takes another 2 to 8 weeks from then, although these steps can vary slightly between indexing agencies.

PUBLICATION FREQUENCY AND FAST PRODUCTION

The journal, JAFEB has published four issues per year quarterly in full English since its inception in 2014 to 2019.
JAFEB accepts submissions on a rolling basis, and publish accepted articles on the first-in first-out method. In order to best accommodate such needs from JAFEB authors and contributors and an increasing number of good quality scholarly papers for publication in JAFEB, we are planning to publish 12 issues per year from 2020 (i.e. January 30, February 28, March 30, April 30, May 30, June 30, July 30, August 30, September 30, October 30, November 30, December 30).
We experience dramatic growth of the journal in submissions, quality and impact. JAFEB is estimated to receive more than 1000 submissions per year from 2020 and to publish only about 350 papers, most of which are high scholarly merits and impacts, and thoroughly being reviewed and selectively being accepted. Currently acceptance rate is gradually approaching less than 30% (it should be less than 10% in the near future), making sure that only the high quality research is published in JAFEB.
We also have an average time of the submission-review-acceptance-copy editing-production-online DOI publication of less than 90 days and we try to provide feedback as soon as possible and streamline the process. Please be aware that the decision with regard to the publication of your paper is depending on the quality of your revisions in the process. Due to an increasing number of submissions in 2019-2020 and a limit of publication space in each issue of the publication, the average overall time from submission of the manuscript to publication from now on takes about 90 days. JAFEB accepts submissions on a rolling basis, and publish accepted articles on the first-in first-out method. 

ARTICLE PROCESSING CHARGE (APC):

JAFEB is an Open Access journal accessible for free on the Internet. Yet, the print and online publication process does involve costs including those pertaining to setup and maintenance of the publication infrastructure, routine operation of the journal, processing of manuscripts through peer-reviews, editing, publishing, maintaining the scholarly record, and archiving. To cover these costs, the journal depends on APC also called Publication Fee (US dollar $500 or Korean currency 600,000 Won) per article so that APC is mandatory (the mandatory policy of APC has been enforced since May 2018).
The cost of APC is very often assumed either by the organization funding the research published in the article, or by the institution at which the author is employed or by the author oneself. Authors pay a one-time Article Processing Charge (APC) to cover the costs of peer review administration and management, professional production of articles in PDF and other formats, and dissemination of published papers in various venues, in addition to other publishing functions. There are no surcharges based on the length of an article, figures or supplementary data.
[Important: After the external reviews completed if the paper gets accepted in favor of publication on the journal then an invoice of APC will be followed. Based on an invoice the author should make a payment for APC. Before the paper finally gets accepted any payment does not count any credit toward its acceptance for publication.]
For this reason, please be noted that you will be receiving an official invoice of USD500.00 (or Korean currency 600,000 Won) as for Article Processing Charge (APC) for your upcoming publication with two payment options (the Publisher, Korea Distribution Science Association’s official e-Payment System or Bank Wire T/T) within 7 days, if not, before its final production. Only after you have received an official invoice of APC please arrange a payment upon your preferred payment option. 

Payment Options for APC:

1) With a Credit Card
KODISAJOURNALS electronic payment account will be provided upon request. It is an official e-Payment System of Korea Distribution Science Association (KODISA).
2) By Bank Wire Transfer
Beneficiary Name: Korea Distribution Science Association
Account Number: 470-910012-72205
Beneficiary's Address: Hanshin Officetel Suite 1030, 2463-4 Shinheung-Dong Sujeong-Gu Seongnam-City, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea 461-713,
Bank Name: KEB HANA BANK
SWIFT Code: KOEXKRSE
Bank Address (Head Office): 35 Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea.

NO SUBMISSION FEE:

There are no submission charges for JAFEB whether the article is rejected, reviewed, or accepted.
Please note that Editorial Board of JAFEB will be very selective, accepting only the articles on the basis of scholarly merit, research significance, research integrity and compliance with the journal style guidelines (APA). JAFEB Editorial Board respects and promotes submissions from any authors and contributors on the basis of research ability and experience without considering race, ethnics, nationality, citizenship, gender, financial means, or any of narrow frames of reference.













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