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Vol 4 No 1 (2020)

Editor-in-Chief of the AFBR Journal:
Dr. Guneratne Wickremasinghe, Victoria University, Australia
General Information of AFBR
ISSN: 2576-1196 (Print)
ISSN: 2576-120X (Online)
Publisher: Centre for Research on Islamic Banking & Finance and Business
Contact Information
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Management Office: 8700, Broadway St., Houston, TX-77061, USA
E-mail: info.afbr@cribfb.com
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Published: 2020-03-05
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Aims & Scope

Australian Finance & Banking Review (AFBR) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed journal for banking & finance academics.AFBR aims to publish high quality, original academic works that research and analyze issues related to finance and banking.AFBR's goals are to publish the scholarly contributions that will be effectively important and advance both academics and practitioners' understanding within the spectrum of contemporary and emerging finance and banking issues. Moreover, AFBR encourages academics and researchers to submit manuscripts that will raise a new question or pose an old one in a pathbreaking way and research papers that test theories in specialized ways or document interesting phenomena that are likely to stimulate new research in the discipline of finance and banking.AFBR aims to take the leading role by not only covering the conceptual and empirical side of financial decision making but also the influences of behavioral attributes of the decision-makers on the structure of the finance and banking system.

The AFBR aims to provide a platform for high-quality research related to finance and banking. The subject areas that are relevant to journal scope include:

  • Financial Innovations
  • Financial Literacy
  • International Finance
  • Behavioral Corporate Finance
  • Stock Market
  • Risk Management
  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Trading Strategies in Financial/Derivative Markets
  • Anomalies in Financial Markets
  • Mutual and Hedge Funds
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Accounting
  • Time Value of Money
  • Pricing Financial Services
  • Segmenting Financial Services Customers
  • Wealth Management
  • Regulations Affecting Financial Services Marketing
  • Segmenting Financial Services Customers
  • Risk Measurement and Asset Pricing
  • Institutional Banking and Finance
  • Islamic Banking
  • Mobile and Online Banking
  • Retail Banking
  • Regulations of Financial Markets Banking
  • Banking Industry Growth
  • Bankruptcy and Banking
  • Interest Rate Banking
  • Foreign Exchange Rate Banking
  • Lending Loan Banking etc.

Australian Finance & Banking Review currently has an acceptance rate of 15%. The average time between submission and final decision is 20 days and the average time between acceptance and publication is 30 days.

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Paper Selection and Publishing Process

  1. There is no submission fee.
  2. Submission Acknowledgement: When you submit a manuscript online, you will receive a submission acknowledgment letter sent by the online system automatically. For email submission, the editor or editorial assistant sends an e-mail confirmation to the submission’s author within one to three working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, please check your bulk email box or contact the editorial assistant.
  3. Basic Review: The editor or editorial assistant determines whether the manuscript fits the journal’s focus and scope. Next a check for the similarity rate.
  4. Peer Review: We use a double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take two to four weeks.
  5. The decision is Made: The decision to accept or reject an article is based on the suggestions of reviewers. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor-in-chief will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or the second round of peer review may be initiated.
  6. Notification of the Result of Review: The result of the review will be sent to the corresponding author and forwarded to other authors.
  7. Publication Fee is Paid: In an open-access model, we promise that readers don't pay for a subscription fee to access online published articles. Authors or a supporting institution pay for the publication of the article. With the support of Article Processing Charges (APCs), permanently unrestricted online access to published articles is allowed and our business can be kept sustainable. Only some fundamental costs like peer-review process, typesetting and copy-editing, archiving, online production in various formats, abstracting and indexing services, and inclusion in CrossRef are covered. Hence, this journal is financed by Article Processing Charges (APCs). After acceptance, the authors will revise the paper and pay the online publication fee: 100 USD.
  8. Publication Notice: The authors and readers will be notified and invited to visit our website for the newly published articles.
  9. 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.
  10. Copyright Policy: Copyrights for articles are retained by the authors, with first publication rights granted to the journal. Authors have the right to reuse, republish, archive, and distribute their own articles after publication. The journal/publisher is not responsible for subsequent uses of the work. This journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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NOTE:

The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue through two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (https://www.turnitin.com).

All submissions will be checked by Turnitin before being sent to reviewers.

Keep a Similarity Index <20% and single-source matches are not >3%

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