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1. Please send manuscripts
(in triplicate, for hard copies) to:
International Journal of Business and Economics
886-4-2452-0530; Phone: 886-4-2451-7250 ext.4006]
2. There is no submission fee.
The submission is accepted for review with the understanding that it
contains original unpublished work and that it is not being
submitted for publication elsewhere. Each corresponding author will
be notified via email upon receipt of his/her manuscript. The
journal does not accept responsibility for damage or loss of papers
submitted. Upon acceptance of an article, author(s) will be asked to
transfer copyright of the article to the publisher to ensure the
widest possible dissemination. All editorial decisions will be sent
out thru the editorial office via emails. Upon request corresponding
authors are entitled to receiving a written copy of the decision in
3. Manuscripts should be
written in English, well crafted, double-spaced with one inch
margins, printed on one side of A4 or letter-size white paper, and
no more than 30 pages.
Preferences will be given to
short papers (in less than 22 pages in manuscripts or approximately
6300 words). All pages must be consecutively numbered. Titles and
subtitles (used only if necessary) should be brief. Endnotes and
appendices are discouraged but allowed provided that the number of
endnotes are just a few, length of each endnote is short, and they
are well justified for the adoption.1 Footnotes within
the text body are not allowed.2
4. The first page should
furnish the following information: (i) the title, (ii) the name(s)
and institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s), (iii) an abstract
of 100 to 150 words, (iv) 3 to 5 key words, and (v) 1 to 5
Journal of Economic Literature classification numbers (e.g., D64,
D62, and C72). Both the postal and e-mail address as well as fax and
telephone numbers of the corresponding author must be given on the
same page in a first footnote, which is the only footnote allowed.
Acknowledgements and information on grants received can also be
provided within this footnote. Do use Times New Roman 12 for text
5. Figures will be reproduced
photographically from originals supplied by the author; the
publisher will not redraw them. Lettering and symbols should be of
comparable size. Figures and Tables should be printed on separate
pages and should be numbered consecutively in the text using Arabic
numerals. Legends for figures should also be printed on separate
pages. The titles and legends on tables and figures must be
sufficiently descriptive so that they are understandable without
reference to the text. The dimensions of figure axes and the body of
tables must be clearly labeled in English. All unessential figures
and tables should be eliminated from the manuscript.
6. Displayed formulae should
be numbered consecutively against the right-hand margin of the page
throughout the manuscript as in (1), (2), etc. In cases where the
derivation of formulae has been abbreviated, the full mathematical
workings necessary for justifying each step of the argument should
be presented on separate pages (not to be published) for reviewers'
7. References to
publications should be in the author-date format as follows:
"Doe (2001, p.10) reported that ¡K" or "This problem has been
studied previously [e.g., Smith et al. (1958, pp.20-25) and
Smith (1960)]". Two or more works by the same author in the same
year should be distinguished by letters after the date. Ensure
that there is a strict one-to-one correspondence between the
names and years in the text and those included in the reference
list. The references list should begin on a separate page at the
end of the main text (but before tables and figures). References
should be double spaced, reverse indented, and listed in
alphabetical order by author's last name. Note that journal and
book titles, either italicized or underlined, should not be
(1970), ¡§The Market for Lemons: Qualitative Uncertainty and the
Quarterly Journal of Economics,
Topological Spaces. New York:
Macmillan Company. (An English translation, by E. M. Patterson,
Paris: Dunod, 1959.)
Final Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Secrecy.
Doe, J., A.
Smith, and M. Jordan (2001), ¡§Notes on Adverse Selection
Models,¡¨ mimeo, Utopia University.
Hart, O. and B.
Holmstrom (1987), ¡§The Theory of Contracts,¡¨ in
Advances in Economic Theory: Fifth World Congress,
T. Bewley ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 71-155.
Milgrom, P. and
J. Roberts (1992),
Economics, Organization, and Management.
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Salwen, K. G.
(1991), ¡§Executive Pay May Be Subject to New Scrutiny,¡¨
The Wall Street Journal,
May 16, A-3.
8. Data used in the
empirical analysis should be precisely documented and be readily
available to any researcher for purposes of replication. In the case
of publicly available data sets, identification of variables used
and any selection criteria for inclusion in the sample will suffice.
Authors reporting experimental results should include an
experimental method section. The complete data set from the
experiment, as well as sufficient details of the computational
methods to permit replication, should be available upon request.
9. Use a single (not
a double) space after a full stop, and after commas, colons,
semicolons, etc. Do not put a space in front of a question mark. Be
consistent in your use of English or American spelling (e.g.,
analyse vs. analyze).
10. In addition to
providing hard copies of submissions, authors are strongly
encouraged to send electronic version of their papers (either
typeset by Word or in pdf) to
expedite the reviewing process. Authors who only submit manuscripts
thru emails must take the risk of causing problems such as missing
that does not conform to the above instructions may be returned for
necessary revision before publication. Manuscripts obviously and
seriously failing to either meet the guidelines listed here, or to
comply with the aims and scope of this journal, will be rejected
(directly from an Editor) without review. No paper will be rejected
solely on the grounds of being too technical or too applied. High
priority will be assigned to concise and lucid expositions. Serving
for an international journal targeting general readership, we ask
authors to take care to motivate their work and to communicate in
12. Starting from 2009, we
also welcome the submission of technical notes. All accepted
technical notes will be grouped into a clearly marked separate
section at the end of the issue they appear. Manuscripts intended to
be considered for technical notes should not contain the abstract
section, should be strictly limited to five pages (again,
double-spaced) with all figures and tables included. Decision on
this type of manuscripts will be a simple up-or-down one, except for
some minor adjustment in style. Authors of manuscripts of this kind
should indicate in their cover letter that their papers are intended
to be published as technical notes. Usually manuscripts of this kind
will be reviewed by a board member in two weeks.
13. We ask authors not
to make inquiry about the status of their submissions before the
elapse of eight months for regular papers (and one month for
technical notes) counted from receiving the acknowledging email.
is just an example of making endnote 1.
In light of the relatively compact size of printout of this
journal, we decide, with apology to many, that no footnote can
appear in the text body with the only exception as the footnote
providing the basic information of author(s) and the usual