Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

EcoFinance publishes high quality original studies in economics and finance. Areas of interest include, but not limited to macroeconomics, microeconomics, labour economics, game theory, financial economics, financial intermediation and capital markets, law and finance, asset pricing, global and regional integration of financial markets, capital and security markets, behavioral finance, corporate financial policy and financial econometrics. The journal makes extra efforts toward maintaining a balance between theoretical and empirical work, and aims to provide prompt and constructive reviews to author(s). Empirical analysis should be capable of replication.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process & Publishing Ethics Policy

Procedures for reviewing manuscripts are based on the anonymity of the author and the confidentiality of readers’ and editors’ reports. As author anonymity is preserved during the editorial decision-making process, self-references should be removed. Referees are drawn from Editorial Board of the journal; published articles have usually been reviewed by the editors and two peer-reviewers.

Each submitted manuscripts are subjected to 3-stage peer-review process:
1) Content Screening stage:
The journal employs an initial content screening process to assess plagiarism rate of each submission utilizing iThenticate software where the tolerance rate is 5%. The manuscripts which fail to accomplish this stage will be immediately desk rejected by the editors of the journal, and only the manuscripts which accomplish the screening process successfully will pass to the next stage of reviewing process.

2) Editor-Reviewing stage:
In this stage, the editors review the manuscript in order to decide whether it is worthy of peer-review. Note that at this stage the editors preserve a right to desk reject the manuscript without employing any reviewers.

3) Peer-Reviewing stage:
At this stage two reviewers, one is from the journal's Editorial Board whose specialization (expertise field) is matching with submitted manuscripts topics, and another is external reviewer, are chosen by the Editor. For external reviewer, the editor also might ask the author for any recommendations. But the recommended reviewer should not be working (and worked) at the same organization (university) with the author. The final decision will be given by the journal's editors upon recommendations of these (two) referees.

Papers are reviewed, double-blind, in full publishable form; no journal manuscripts are accepted based only upon submission of an abstract. Reviewers are required to provide the author with comments intended to improve the content, style, and other issues which should improve the quality of the article.

EcoFinance does not accept manuscripts that have already been published, are scheduled for publication elsewhere, or have been simultaneously submitted to another journal. Statements of fact and opinion appearing in the journal are made on the responsibility of the authors alone and do not imply the endorsement of the editors or publisher. The editors strive to complete the review process within two months.

 

Publication Frequency

EcoFinance publishes its issues in June and December in each annum.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...