Hot Topics in Economics & Finance

The intrinsic value of scientific research is its originality and contribution. Higher contribution the research has, higher will be its readers, and so its citations. Citations are a key currency in the academic world. The number of times other researchers cite a scientist’s work is often an important metric in hiring and workplace evaluations. Citations also play a role in determining a journal’s place in the scholarly pecking order, with journals that publish more highly cited papers earning a higher “impact factor” (although many critics challenge that measure).
What factors bring more citations apart from originality and contribution? Statistics show that the following factors also play significant role in bringing citations.
  • Journal's influence is second major factor of gathering citations. Highly visible journals often have wide readers, thus their published scientific researches often get fast recognisition and so citations.
  • Author's influence is third major factor behind citations. A high profiled authors tend to have sizeable followers, so their paper has high social influence.
  • Topic of research is importatnt. Hot topics of common interest tend to bring high citations. Think about why your research will be of interest to other scientists. This should be related to the reason you decided to study the topic. Thus, researchers are adviced to work on current popular topics of common interest.
  • Articles with shorter titles tend to get cited more often than those with longer headers. It is short, easy to understand, and conveys the important aspects of the research. If your title makes this clear, it will likely attract more readers to your manuscript.
  • Effective and catchy titles attract more citations.
  • Citations can take years to accumulate, and so it can take long periods for even stellar papers to receive recognition. Thus, time also a significant determinant of citations.

The following topics are Hot Topics in Common Interest in 2018. JEFA warmly welcomes research papers that subject these topics with high privilege.
  • Economic Impacts of Muslim immigrations to Europe
  • Terrorism
  • Gun Control
  • Skilled Immigrants
  • Social Corruption: Legalization of Homosexual Marriage
  • World economy under North Korea vs US tension
  • Gender & Minority diversity in Workplace
  • Economic Progresses in Post-Soviet Countries
  • Social Security: low & high retirement age
  • China Tariffs: increase tariffs on imported products from China
  • Economics of Digital Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin)
  • Green stocks (Eco-friendly stocks) & Red stocks (Eco-enemy stocks)
  • Market Sentiment: Sin stocks (Alcohol, Tobacco, Gambling, Weaponry firms stocks)
  • Income inequality
  • Tax and Zekat policy implementations
  • Tax Heavens: Offshore markets
  • Game Theory
  • Behavioral Economics and Finance
  • Military Spending, Education Spending, Healthcare Spending of countries
  • Asset Bubbles
  • E-commerce