AIMS AND SCOPE
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.
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 indexed in:
Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science - Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) in Web of Science Core Collection: All content published from February 2014, Volume 1 Issue 1 onwards has been indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection database and the indexing process is ongoing [FYI, Following the response for Journal Evaluation Status Request dated December 28, 2020 [---"Currently, our strategy is to only re-evaluate ESCI journals that map to Q1 or Q2 of the relevant flagship category"---], the journal continues to being monitored its performance (i.e., quality criteria and impact criteria) based on their selection criteria on a regular basis (i.e., every six month basis) until the Editorial Team prioritizes re-evaluation for the journal, while the journal still remains its current status as for ESCI in the Master Journal List of the Web of Science].
Elsevier’s SCOPUS in Elsevier Product(s): The most content published from February 2018, Volume 5 Issue 1 to May 2021, Volume 8 Issue 5 has been indexed in the Scopus database. [FYI, due to the decision on the re-evaluation of this title dated May 31, 2021, the indexing of content in the Scopus database shall be discontinued from June 2021 publication onwards. Despite the decision, in general, all previously indexed content will remain in the Scopus database].
Crossref - Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities
ECONIS - Datenbank der ZBW
Scilit - MDPI (Basel, Switzerland)
Directory of Korea Open Access Journals (KOAJ)
Korea Citation Index (KCI) - The National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)
OPEN ACCESS POLICY
Open Access Policy: The Journal (JAFEB) is an Open Access journal accessible for free on the Internet. JAFEB applies the Creative Commons Attribution- Non Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) to 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.
Copyright to the Author(s): 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 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.
Double-Blind Peer Review Policy:
JAFEB has adopted a double blind peer review 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 peer 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.
DOUBLE-BLIND PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Submission to Editorial Head Office and Revision Invitation Policy (Updated on October 2020):
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 complete compliance with the journal style guidelines (APA). The JAFEB Editorial Board respects and promotes all authors and contributors on the basis of research ability and experience without considering race, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, financial means, or any of narrow frames of reference. From October 2020, all new submissions to the journal are assessed in two stages. The first hurdle is an editorial screening where we evaluate whether a paper is likely to get through the peer review process or not. If the Desk Editor does not believe that the submission is suitable for the aims and scope, standards, and Editorial Board’s selection policy of the journal, then the submission will be rejected at the front stage. Only about less than 20% of our submissions pass this hurdle. The submissions we decide to take forward for the peer review process fully need to be well structured, well written, good presentation of English, firmly anchored in existing academic literature, and complete compliance with the journal style guide and template. Only after careful consideration by Desk Editors based on the editorial grounds, the Desk Editor will selectively send the paper out to external peer reviewers. The same rules will be strictly applied for all new submissions.
Submission to ACOMS Peer Review System and Editorial Board’s Selection Policy (Updated on October 2020):
Thank you very much for submitting your research article to ACOMS Peer Review System of the Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business (JAFEB). Please be noted that, even if your paper has passed the JAFEB Peer Review Process via ACOMS Peer Review System (also called “ACOMS”), your paper still requires Editor-in-Chief’s final decision on its acceptance and publication through the Editorial Head Office. From this time point, your article will go through Editorial Executive Board's content selection process and Editor-in-Chief’s final decision to determine if it is accepted and published in its current form or required further revisions in which case it will be subject to Editorial Executive Board's recommendation. The Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Executive Board decide its final acceptance against the following criteria and you should provide all the information required on the following THREE forms: 1) JAFEB(APC)-Submission-Consent-Form, 2) JAFEB(APC)-Revision-Report-Form, and 3) JAFEB(APC)-Manuscript-Template (You can obtain these forms through the Editorial Head Office (Email: email@example.com)).
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 Core Collection 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
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, the journal publishes 12 issues per year from January 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. Currently acceptance rate is less than 15% (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 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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Types of Paper for JAFEB:
Regular 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 does not 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.
[Special Note: JAFEB does not publish the document types of Research Notes, Review Articles, Editorials, Book Reviews, Case Study Reports, Working Papers, Memoirs, Professional Reports, Industry Reports, Experiments Notes, Policy Briefs, Opinions, Commentary, and Documentary.]
Article Content 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: The JAFEB Editorial Board least likely accepts the papers in the field of study of History, Philosophy, Religion, Political and Legal Issues, the Arts, Political Science, Military Sciences, Secularism, Nationalism, Education, Pedagogy, Professional Training, Natural Science, and Mathematics. The JAFEB Editorial Board gives a priority to the research areas of Financial Econometrics, Financial Economics, Accounting and Finance, Econometrics, International Economics, Economics, International Trade, Business Economics, Business Management, Business Ethics, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), SRI (Socially Responsible Investing) and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Third 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.
Self-Citation Restriction Policy:
The self-citation refers to when an author refers to the previous works written by him/her alone or in co-authorship and cites them. Self-cites are used to compare current results of the research with earlier findings when continuing to study the same subject. It seems that the only reasonable solution for the issues of self-plagiarism, research integrity, and originality is to limit the amount of self-citations. JAFEB Self-Citation Restriction Policy regulates that the self-citation level should not exceed 10% for authors and 20% for co-authors together and 10% for JAFEB. If the reference checker (software) finds that the author(s) break the rules, then the manuscript will be automatically rejected by the Desk Editor without further review.
In order to submit your paper, please send your manuscript and associated files in MS Word format by Email to the Editorial Office (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
Submission for the Double-Blind Peer Review:
JAFEB uses a double blind peer review process, 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.
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, 233030, China]
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 1: Before the paper finally gets accepted, any payment or early payment does not count any credit toward its final acceptance for publication.] After the external reviews completed if the paper gets accepted in favor of publication in the journal then an invoice for APC will be followed. Based on the invoice the author should make a payment for APC. For this reason, the corresponding author will be receiving an official invoice for USD500.00 (or Korean currency 600,000 Won) as for Article Processing Charge (APC) for their 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 after the invoice having issued. [Important 2: There are no refunds for paid APCs whether the article has withdrawn, cancelled, or removed even before its publication and after its publication. Once papers have been reviewed and accepted even though having it withdrawn, cancelled, or removed in the process and/or before having it published, the paid APCs are non-refundable. Once papers have been published and assigned DOI even though having it withdrawn, cancelled, or removed after having it published, the paid APCs are non-refundable. Absolutely no refunds will be granted for the withdrawn, the cancellation, or the removal due to authors’ failure to comply with the basic rules and ethics of publication. There is no exception to this rule.]
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.