Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Applied Economics and Business (JAEB) is a journal dedicated to promote and publish original articles in applied economics and business. Thus, the main aim is to reduce the gap between the research and the practice by offering improved communication between academic and policymakers. The journal’s scope is to facilitate all contributors to come on a platform and to share their research findings so that informed decisions can be taken to improve economic and businesses issues.


Section Policies

Regular Papers

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Review Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Short communications

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Whole issue

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors' identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts. The peer review process ensures that only original work is published and helps in maintaining the high standards of the journal. The review process consists of the following steps:

  1. First evaluation of the manuscript is performed by the editor. A manuscript in exceptional cases may be accepted or rejected at this stage only. The exceptional reasons for acceptance could be highly innovative work directly leading to the benefit of human society whereas the rejection could be due to non-original work, serious technical errors or poor usage of English language. The authors whose manuscripts are rejected at this stage are informed within 10 days of receipt. Manuscript meeting the minimum criteria is forwarded to concerned editor. For this reasons authors are advised to have their papers subjected to an internal review process before submission and also have the paper checked by a fluent English speaker.
  2. The editor then forwards the manuscript to two reviewers from outside with strong competences to the paper's topic. The database of referees is constantly being updated and enlarged.
  3. Reviewers are requested to evaluate the manuscript within a period of 30 days on the basis of following criteria:
    • The work is original
    • Relevance and usefulness
    • Technical Correctness
    • Language Usage
    • Presentation and Interpretation of Results

    The reviewer convinces the editor to accept the paper as it is, reject it or revise the manuscript with minor or major revisions.
  4. The editor's decision is final and is forwarded to the author with the recommendations/comments by the reviewers.


Publication Frequency

Journal of Applied Economics and Business is currently published quarterly.


Open Access Policy

This journal is an international peer-reviewed OPEN ACCESS journal.

OPEN ACCESS means 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.

Being OPEN ACCESS means:

  • wider and faster knowledge dissemination
  • maximized research impact and citation advantage


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...

Author Self-Archiving

This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit its publication in this journal.

arXiv Your Paper

JAEB strongly encourage authors to submit their papers to the arXiv ePrint archive (http://arXiv.org) at Cornell University. For first time users, the arXiv provides registration help or quick start help. More general submission help can also be found at the arXiv site. Authors will receive confirmation e-mail upon every step of the process. The ultimate goal is to see the full text of your paper on the arXiv.org server with an ePrint number in the form "arch-ive/yymmnnn."



Articles published in JAEB include theoretical foundations, practical and empirical evaluations, case studies, as well as surveys of the state-of-the-art on broad spectrum of issues addressing applied economics and business.

Suggested topics of interest include, but not limited to:

  • Applied Economics: Development economics, Ecological economics, Economic sociology, Environmental economics, Financial economics, Forensic economics, Industrial organization, Information economics, Institutional economics, International economics, Labour economics, Managerial economics, Mathematical economics, Monetary economics, Public finance, Resource economics, Retail economics, Transport economics, Welfare economics, General Financial Markets, Portfolio Choice, Asset Pricing, Contingent Pricing, Futures Pricing, Banks, Other Depository Institutions, Insurance, Insurance Companies, Pension Funds, Other Private Financial Institutions, Investment Banking, Venture Capital, Brokerage, Government Policy and Regulation, Corporate Finance and Governance, Information and Market Efficiency, International Financial Markets, Government Policy and Regulation, Financial Institutions and Services, Capital Budgeting, Investment Policy, Financing Policy, Capital and Ownership Structure, Bankruptcy, Liquidation, Mergers, Acquisitions, Restructuring, Corporate Governance, Payout Policy, Globalization, General Trade, Commercial Policy, Protection, Promotion, Trade Negotiations, Country and Industry Studies of Trade, Economic Integration, Trade and Labor Market Interactions, Trade and Environment, International Factor Movements and International Business, International Investment, Long-Term Capital Movements, Industrial organizations, Institutional Economics.
  • Business: Business Theories, Contemporary Research in Business, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior, Finance, Corporate Governance, Investment, Insurance, Risk Management, Project Management, Financial Reporting, Accounting, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Advertising, Sales Management, Consumer Behavior, Human Resource Management, Total Quality Management, Strategic Management, Services Management, Health Service Management, Education Management, Operations Management, Business Research Methods, Supply Chain Management, Engineering Management, Organisational Planning, Policy Making and Decision Making, Motivation, Globalisation, Training and Development, Recruitment and Selection, Industrial Relations, Virtual Technology, Change Management, Organisational Behaviour, and other timely and concerned subjects.

Categories of Papers

The Journal of Applied Economics and Business (JAEB) publishes papers in each of the following three categories:

  • Original/research articles- traditional research papers. Text not normally exceeding 7500 words. Max. 20 printed pages inclusive of text, appropriate references, figs, and tables.
  • Short communications – these should not exceed 2000 words of text (excl. references and figures), 3 figures or tables, and 20 references. The method, results and discussion should all be presented in a single, untitled section. Include a short Abstract (max. 75 words) and present the acknowledgements and references as in a full-length paper. Max. 5 printed pages inclusive of text, appropriate references, figs, and tables.
  • Review articles- these are an attempt to summarize the current state of understanding on the topics of interest. They analyze or discuss research previously published by others, rather than reporting new findings. Reviews and perspectives covering various topics are welcomed and encouraged. Reviews should be precise and not more than 15 printed pages. Reviews manuscripts are also given to different qualified reviewers.