Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

JEFA aims to provide an intellectual platform for social-scientific studies, a platform in which research in alternative paradigms for economic and social inquiry could be presented and debated. The journal seeks to promote empirical studies over economic and financial issues.
More specifically, the journal welcomes empirical studies – including qualitative, quantitative, laboratory, and combination methods – in the following fields:
- General Macroeconomics/Microeconomics
- Labour Economics
- Economic Theories
- Behavioral Economics
- Dynamics of National/International Economics
- General Empirical Finance
- Banking & Financial Services
- Corporate Finance
- Development of Capital Markets in Emerging Economies
- Investments & Portfolio Optimization/Management
- Asset Pricing
- Econometrics
- Dynamics of Economic Environments (i.e. Crisis)

The journal is indexed at following databases:
EconPapers (RePEc), EconBiz, EconIS, IDEAS (RePEc), DOAJ, ROAD, SocioRePEc, OpenAIRE, Oaister, WorldCat OCLC, BASE, Index Copernicus, SIS (SINDEX), PKP INDEX, SHERPA/RoMEO, MIAR, EZB - Electronic Journals Library, ZBW Catalogue, ZDB Catalogue, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, DRJI Directory, Journals Directory, Google Scholar, ResearchBib, CiteFactor, OAJI, COSMOS, and JournalTOCs.

Submission or Article Processing Charge (APC):
The journal does not impose any fees at submission, review, and production stages. Submitting paper and publishing it at JEFA is free of charge.


Section Policies


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.

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.

Publishing Ethics Statement:

JEFA does not accept manuscripts that have already been published, are scheduled for publication elsewhere, or have been simultaneously submitted to another journal. All submission to JEFA should abide following ethics of publication:
  • the paper should not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review or thesis)
  • the paper should not be translations of previously published articles
  • the paper should not be under consideration elsewhere
  • the paper should not breach the journal's copyright statement
  • there should not be conflict of interest on authorships
  • the journal should be free of plagiarism
  • the paper should credit all funding organization that sponsored the research
  • JEFA follows the Code of Conduct of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), and follows the COPE Flowcharts for Resolving Cases of Suspected Misconduct.


Publication Frequency

JEFA publishes twice in annum. We generally release the first and second issues of a new volume in June and in December respectively.


Open Access Policy

The journal adopts a BOAI-compliant Open Access policy providing an immediate public-free access to its contents, with the purpose to support a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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 on Publisher Manifest page