Guide for Authors

Papers must be in English.
Papers for publication should be sent to the Editor:
Professor Manuchehr Shahrokhi
Craig School of Business -California State University
Fresno, CA 93740-0007, USA
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Manuscripts, in English, should be submitted electronically via our website, Journal Submission or as attachment to an email to the editor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via regular mail to the editor. Manuscripts will not be returned. A submission fee of US$150.00 is required which could be paid online (next step following the submission of your manuscript; ( or accompany the manuscript submission. Make checks payable to Global Finance Journal. Submission of a manuscript implies that it contains original unpublished work and is not under review elsewhere. Upon acceptance of a manuscript, author(s) will be asked to transfer copyright of the manuscript to the Journal. This transfer will ensure the widest possible dissemination of information.

Submission of accepted papers as electronic manuscripts, -- on a CD or USB with accompanying manuscript or as attachment to an email -- is encouraged. Electronic manuscripts have the advantage that there is no need for re-keying of text, thereby avoiding the possibility of introducing errors and resulting in reliable and fast delivery of proofs. The preferred electronic storage medium is in MS Word format. If you submit your original manuscript in electronic format, please send a hard copy to the Editor. Once accepted for publication in the Journal, do submit the final accepted version of your paper as electronic manuscript in addition to a hard copy. Make absolutely sure that the document(s) in electronic format and the printed version are identical. Ensure that the letter ‘l’ and digit ‘1’, and also the letter ‘O’ and digit ‘0’ are used properly, and format your article (tabs, indents, etc.) consistently. Characters not available on your word processor (Greek letters mathematical symbols, etc.) should not be left open but indicated by a unique code (e.g. gralpha, <alpha>, etc., for the Greek letter α ). Such codes should be used consistently throughout the entire text; a list of codes used should accompany the electronic manuscript. Do not allow your word processor to introduce word breaks and do not use a justified layout. Please adhere strictly to the general instructions below on style, arrangement and, in particular, the reference style of the journal.

Manuscripts should be double spaced, with wide margins, and printed on one side of the paper only. All pages should be numbered consequently. Titles and subtitles should be short. References, tables, and legends for the figures should be printed on separate pages.

The first page of the manuscript should contain the following information: (i) the title; (ii) the name(s) and institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s); (iii) an abstract of not more than 100 words; (iv) at least one classification code according to the Classification System for Journal Articles as used by the Journal of Economic Literature; in addition, up to five key words should be supplied. A footnote on the same sheet should give the name, address, and telephone; fax, and email address of the corresponding author.

Acknowledgements and information on grants received can be given in a first footnote, which should not be included in the consecutive numbering of footnotes.

Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript Arabic numerals. They should be double spaced and not include displayed formulae or tables.

Displayed formulae should be numbered consecutively throughout the manuscript as (1), (2), etc. against the right-hand margin of the page. In cases where the derivation of formulae has been abbreviated, it is of great help to the referees if the full derivation can be presented on a separate sheet (not to be published).

References to publications should be as follows: Smith (1992) reported that...’ of ‘This problem has been studied previously (e.g., Smith et al., 1969)’. The author should make sure that there is a strict one-to-one correspondence between the names and years in the text and those on the list. The list of references should appear at the end of the main text (after any appendices, but before tables and legends for figures). It should be double spaced and listed in alphabetical order by author’s name. References should appear as follows:

For monographs. Hawawini, G. and I. Swary, 1990, Mergers and acquisitions in the U.S. banking industry: Evidence from the capital markets (North Holland, Amsterdam).

For contributions to collective works. Brunner, K. and A.H. Meltzer, 1990, Money supply, in: B.M. Friedman and F.H. Hahn, eds., Handbook of monetary economics, Vol. 1 (North Holland, Amsterdam) 357 396.

For periodicals. Griffiths, W. and G. Judge, 1992, Testing and estimating location vectors when the error covariance matrix is unknown, Journal of Econometrics 54, 121 138. Journal titles should not be abbreviated.

Illustrations will be reproduced photographically from originals supplied by the author; they will not be redrawn by the publisher. Please provide all illustrations in quadruplicate (one high contrast original and three photocopies). Care should be taken that lettering and symbols are of a comparable size. The illustrations should not be inserted in the text, and should be marked on the back with figure number, title of paper, and author’s name. All graphs and diagrams should be referred to as figures, and should be numbered consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals. Illustration for papers submitted as electronic manuscripts should be in traditional form.

Tables should be numbered consecutively in the text in Arabic numerals and printed on separate sheets.

*Non conforming manuscripts shall be returned for the necessary revision before publication.

The Global Finance Journal follows a blind review process. Authors will be sent letters indicating decisions by the editor following review of the submissions. Copies of reviewers’ comments will be mailed to authors.

Page proofs will be sent to the corresponding author. Proofs should be corrected carefully; the responsibility for detecting errors lies with the author. Corrections should be restricted to instances in which the proof is at variance with the manuscript. Extensive alterations will be charged. Ten reprints of each published manuscript are supplied free of charge to the corresponding author; additional reprints are available at cost if they are ordered when the proof is returned.