Guide For Authors
CALL FOR PAPER
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 from January 2020 onwards.
Double-Blind Peer Review
Types of Paper
[GUIDE FOR AUTHORS]
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. Please read the detailed guidelines of manuscript preparation and submission at http://www.jafeb.org.
The Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business (JAFEB) is an international peer-reviewed journal devoted to contemporary issues of finance, economics and business in Asia, including Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Middle East. The journal is published twelve issues per year monthly in full English by the joint effort of an international consortium of Asian finance, economics and business institutes and the KODISA. The mission of JAFEB is to bring together the latest theoretical and empirical finance, economics and business management research in Asian regions.
Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically by e-mail attachments to the Editorial Head Office: firstname.lastname@example.org. The attached files should be in MS Word, WordPerfect or RTF format. Any supplemental files should also be in Microsoft Word, RTF, Word Perfect, or Excel format. PDFs are not acceptable. Authors are requested to submit the text, tables, and artwork in electronic form to this address. The Publisher and Editor regret that they are not able to consider submissions that do not follow these procedures. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor's decision and requests for revision, takes place by e-mail.
1.2. Submission Declaration
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published seminar, lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder. Each submission must contain “Submission Declaration Statements” in its cover letter as follows:
1.3. Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice
The journal is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. All authors submitting their works to the journal for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works. The authors acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with it. In the same manner, the journal is committed to objective and fair double-blind peer-review of the submitted for publication works and to prevent any actual or potential conflict of interests between the editorial and review personnel and the reviewed material.
1.4. Plagiarism Policies and Ethical Guidelines
The Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business (JAFEB) uses the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. You can be reassured that JAFEB is committed to actively combating plagiarism and publishing original research. iThenticate is also available to authors and researchers who wish to check their papers before submission. iThenticate compares submitted documents to extensive data repositories to create a comprehensive Similarity Report, which highlights and provides links to any significant text matches, helping to ensure that you are submitting an original and well-attributed document. iThenticate for Researchers is a separate service to Cross Check. Per JAFEB’s "Code of Ethics" authors are expected to adhere to the guidelines outlined in this section.
1.5. Conflict of Interest
All authors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could in appropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work.
Upon acceptance of an article, authors will be asked to complete a "Journal Publishing Agreement Form" of the Publisher. Acceptance of the agreement will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information. An e-mail will be sent to the corresponding author confirming receipt of the manuscript together with a "Journal Publishing Agreement Form". After publication of an article, the Copyright of the article transfers and belongs to the Author(s). This is an Open Access journal distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
JAFEB and the Publisher apply the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) to the works we publish. This license was developed to facilitate open access – namely, free immediate access to, and unrestricted reuse of, original works of all types. Under this license, authors agree to make articles legally available for reuse, without permission or fees, for virtually any purpose. Anyone may copy, distribute or reuse these articles, as long as the author and original source are properly cited.
2. The Preparation of Manuscripts (Main Document)
Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).
2.2. Word Count
While no maximum length for manuscripts is prescribed, authors are encouraged to write concisely and clearly. As a guide, short communications should be between 3,000 – 5,000 words and regular articles should be between 5,000 - 7,000 words in length.
2.3. Style of Presentation
1) Use A4 or Letter sheet size.
2.4. Use of Word Processing Software
It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible. Most formatting codes will be removed and replaced on processing the article. Do not embed "graphically designed" equations or tables, but prepare these using the word processor's facility. Do not import the figures into the text file but, instead, indicate their approximate locations directly in the electronic text and on the manuscript. To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the "spell-check" and "grammar-check" functions of your word processor.
3. The Presentation of Manuscripts
3.1. Article Structure
Divide your article into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered 1.1. (then 1.1.1., 1.1.2., ...), 1.2., etc. (the abstract is not included in section numbering). Use this numbering also for internal cross-referencing: do not just refer to "the text". Any subsection may be given a brief heading. Each heading should appear on its own separate line.
3.1.2 Literature Review
3.1.8. No Footnotes, but Endnotes Acceptable
3.2. Tables, Figures and Artwork
3.2.2. Mathematical Formulae
3.2.3. Other Symbols
3.2.4. Table Footnotes
3.2.6. Color Artwork
3.2.7. Figure Captions
3.3. Citation and Reference Style Guides
Per JAFEB’s "Citation and Reference Style Guides" authors are expected to adhere to the guidelines of APA (American Psychological Association).
Text: Citations in the text should follow the referencing style used by the American Psychological Association. You are referred to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth (6th) or Seventh (7th) Edition.
References List: references should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication.
Web References: As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.
3.3.1. Citation in Text
All citations in the text should refer to:
Groups of references should be listed first alphabetically, then chronologically. For example, Kim and Lee (2008) suggest ..., or Kim, Lee and Cormier (2009) find that ..., or Kim, Lee, Cormier and Youn (2007) have shown that ...'
When citing a list of references in the text, put the list in alphabetical order and separate authors by semicolons; for example, several studies (Kim &Lee, 2008; Kim, Lee, &Cormier, 2009; Kim, Lee, Cormier, &Youn, 2007; Youn &Kim, 2003) support this conclusion.
3.3.2. List of References
Reference to an article in journals:
Reference to a book (ISBN):
Reference to a thesis for doctorate (or master's thesis):
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
For published conference proceedings:
For magazine articles:
For newspaper articles:
For newspaper articles (non-authored):
For Internet resources:
4. The Information of Title Page
Concise and informative. Maximum 12 words. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
4.2. Author Names and Affiliations
Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name, and, the e-mail address of each author. Note: This information should be provided on a separate sheet and authors should not be identified anywhere else in the manuscript.
4.3. Corresponding Author
Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address.
A concise and factual abstract is required. About 200 words in total are recommended. Please rewrite abstract to reach about 200 words in total for this purpose. The abstract should state briefly 1) the purpose of the research, 2) research design and methodology, 3) the principal results, and 4) major conclusions in an unstructured manner. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.
Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
4.6. JEL Classification Code
Immediately after keywords, provide a maximum of 5 JEL Classification codes. These codes will be used for indexing purposes.
Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the title page and do not, therefore, include them on the main document (manuscripts) or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).
5. The Checklist of Submission
It is hoped that this list will be useful during the final checking of an article prior to sending it to the journal's Editor for review. Please consult this Guide for Authors for further details of any item. For email submissions you have prepared 3 files:
File 1. The Title Page
Author identification: Every effort should be made to ensure that submission material outside of the title page file contains no clues as to author identity. Footnotes containing information pertaining to the identity of the author or institutional affiliation should be on separate pages. The complete title of the article and the name of the author(s) should be typed only on the title page file to ensure anonymity in the review process. Subsequent pages should have no author names, but may carry a short title at the top. Information in text, citations, references, or footnotes that would identify the author should be masked from the manuscript file. These may be reinserted in the final draft. In addition, the author's name should be removed from the document's Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found in the File menu. When submitting a revised version of a manuscript, please be sure to submit a blind version of your response letter detailing changes made to the manuscript as this is letter can be accessed by reviewers.
File 2. The Main Document (Manuscript)
6. After Acceptance
One set of page proofs (as PDF files) will be sent by e-mail to the corresponding author (if we do not have an e-mail address then paper proofs will be sent by post) or, a link will be provided in the e-mail so that authors can download the files themselves. The author(s) may list the corrections (including replies to the Query Form) and return them to the Publisher in an e-mail. Please list your corrections quoting line number. If, for any reason, this is not possible, then mark the corrections and any other comments (including replies to the Query Form) on a printout of your proof and return by fax, or scan the pages and e-mail, or by post. Please use this proof only for checking the typesetting, editing, completeness and correctness of the text, tables and figures. Significant changes to the article as accepted for publication will only be considered at this stage with permission from the Editor. We will do everything possible to get your article published quickly and accurately. Therefore, it is important to ensure that all of your corrections are sent back to us in one communication: please check carefully before replying, as inclusion of any subsequent corrections cannot be guaranteed. Proofreading is solely your responsibility. Note that the Publisher may proceed with the publication of your article if no response is received.
The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail. For an extra charge, paper offprints can be ordered via the offprint order form which is sent once the article is accepted for publication. The PDF file is a watermarked version of the published article and includes a cover sheet with the journal cover image and a disclaimer outlining the terms and conditions of use.
Offprints Publishing Office
6.3. Article Processing Charge (APC)
The Journal (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.
6.4. Payment Options for APC
Option 1: With a Credit Card
Option 2: By Bank Wire Transfer
An official receipt for the payment will be provided by the Korea Distribution Science Association (KODISA) officials upon receiving the payment.
6.5. Waiver of 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. 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.
Occasionally we may consider a limited selection of waiver of APC from our having accepted article repository for possible publication in the Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business (JAFEB), only one time per year per author with a waiver of APC based on the followings:
6.5.1. Waiver of APC
6.5.2. Editorial Board/Reviewer Rewards Program
Note: KODISA journals have standard terms for editorial board members with the expectation that only those actively contributing to the journal would have benefited from the KODISA Editorial Membership/Reviewer Rewards Program above.
6.6. Copyright to the Author(s)