AIMS AND SCOPE
Aims and Scope:
The Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business (JAFEB) publishes original research analyses and inquiries into issues of Asian finance, economics, and business management. 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 the 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, policymakers, and managers from for-profit and not-for-profit corporations.
JAFEB has indexed in:
Clarivate Analytics’ Web of Science - Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Web of Science Core Collection, and Web of Science Journal Citation Reports (JCR): All content published from 2014, Volume 1 Issue 1 to 2022, Volume 9 Issue 10 has been indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection database on February 23, 2023 [FYI, since its entry to ESCI in 2018, the journal has been continually being monitored its performance (i.e., quality criteria and impact criteria) based on their selection criteria on a regular basis until the Editorial Team decided to drop out for re-evaluation for the journal on March 20, 2023].
Due to the decision on the re-evaluation of this title dated March 20, 2023, the indexing of content in the Web of Science Core Collection database may be discontinued from March 2023 publication onwards. Despite the decision, in general, all previously indexed content will remain in the Web of Science Core Collection database, while the journal still indicates its status as ESCI in the Web of Science Core Collection. For this decision, the title may not be indexed in the Master Journal List of the Web of Science after March 20, 2023].
Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities
China Academic Journals database (CNKI)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
ECONIS - Datenbank der ZBW
Scilit - MDPI (Basel, Switzerland)
Web of Science Core Collection
Web of Science Journal Citation Reports 2021 (Performance Metrics: JCI 0.99, JCI Rank: 89/295 (Upward 13 spots in Q2 (from 92/285 in JCR2020) in Business, Quartile 2, JCI Percentile 70.00)
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 source are properly cited.
Copyright to the Author(s): After the 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-NonCommercial 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 source are properly cited.
Double-Blind Peer Review:
JAFEB has adopted a double-blind peer review policy, where the referee and author remain anonymous. Please remove all identifying features from the main document, ensuring that Author's identity is not revealed. However, this does not preclude Authors from citing their 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. The Editor-in-Chief will initially assess all contributions for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the paper's scientific quality. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for the final decision regarding the 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 seven steps. See below:
Step 1: Desk Editor’s decision
For example, check the Submission Consent Form, APC agreement, APA style format, Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice, and CrossCheck screening: the iThenticate software to detect overlapping and similar text instances in submitted manuscripts. Authors can be assured that JAFEB is committed to actively combating plagiarism and publishing original research.
Step 2: External Reviewers Board’s decision
Suppose the article successfully passes the requirements of submission and the first round of screening and Plagiarism checking. In that case, the paper goes to external reviews, which will take another 2 to 8 weeks. [Important: After the external reviews are completed, an APC invoice will be followed if the paper gets accepted in favor of publication in the journal. Based on an invoice, the author should make a payment for APC. Before the paper finally gets accepted, any payment does not count as any credit toward its acceptance for publication.]
Step 3: Editorial Editor’s decision
For example, double-check citations in text and references, tables and figures, heading and subheadings, etc. Suppose the article finally gets accepted for publication, and the author has paid APC for their publication in the journal. In that case, the paper goes to Copy Editor and Typesetter, which will take another 2 to 4 weeks from then.
The Self-Citation Restriction Policy:
The self-citation refers to when an author cites the previous works written by him/her alone or in co-authorship and cites them. Self-cites compare current research results with earlier findings when studying the same subject. It seems that the only reasonable solution for the issues of self-plagiarism, research integrity, and originality is to limit the number 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, and 10% for JAFEB. If the reference checker (software) finds that the author(s) break the rules, then the Desk Editor will automatically reject the manuscript without further review.
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. All regular research articles are peer-reviewed by a minimum of 3 referees.
Short Communication Article: This short communication is suitable for reporting the results of minor 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 usually be 3,000 - 5,000 words long. Short communication articles are also peer-reviewed.
Submission for the Double-Blind Peer Review:
JAFEB uses a double-blind peer review process, which means the authors' identities are concealed from reviewers and vice versa. To facilitate this, please include the following separately:
Title page (with author details): This should include the title, author's names, affiliations, acknowledgments, 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 acknowledgments) should not include any identifying information, such as the author's names or affiliations.
Submission to ACOMS Peer Review System:
Thank you for submitting your research article to the 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 the 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.
Please note that the journal's Editorial Board will be very selective, accepting only articles based on 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 based on research ability and experience without considering race, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, financial means, or any of the narrow frames of reference. The same rules will be strictly applied to all new submissions.
JAFEB accepts submissions on a rolling basis and publishes accepted articles on the first-in-first-out method. Due to an increasing number of submissions and a limit of publication space in each issue, the average overall time from submission of the manuscript to publication now takes about 90 - 120 days. JAFEB accepts submissions on a rolling basis and publishes 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 involves costs, including the 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. The journal depends on APC, also called Publication Fee (US dollar $500 or Korean currency 600,000 Won) per article, to cover these costs, so APC is mandatory. The cost of APC is often assumed either by the organization funding the research published in the paper, 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 and 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 as any credit toward its final acceptance for publication.] After the external reviews are completed, an APC invoice will be followed if the paper gets accepted in favor of publication in the journal. 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) for Article Processing Charge (APC) for their upcoming publication with two payment options (the Publisher, JAFEB’s official e-Payment System or Bank Wire T/T) within seven days after the invoice has issued. [Important 2: There are no refunds for paid APCs whether the article has been withdrawn, canceled, or removed even before and after publication. Once papers have been reviewed and accepted, even though having it withdrawn, canceled, or removed in the process and before having it published, the paid APCs are non-refundable. Once papers have been published and assigned DOI, even though having it withdrawn, canceled, or removed after having it published, the paid APCs are non-refundable. No refunds will be granted for the withdrawal, the cancellation, or the removal due to the 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 the Editorial Board of JAFEB will be very selective, accepting only articles based on scholarly merit, research significance, research integrity, and compliance with the journal style guidelines (APA). JAFEB Editorial Board respects and promotes submissions from authors and contributors based on research ability and experience without considering race, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, gender, financial means, or any of the narrow frames of reference.