Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues (IJEFI) is the international academic journal, and is a double-blind, peer-reviewed academic journal publishing high quality conceptual and measure development articles in the areas of economics, finance and related disciplines. The journal has a worldwide audience. The journal's goal is to stimulate the development of economics, finance and related disciplines theory worldwide by publishing interesting articles in a highly readable format. 

The journal is published Bimonthly (6 issues per year) and covers a wide variety of topics including (but not limited to):


International Economics


Business Economics
Growth and Development

Regional Economics
Tourism Economics
International Trade

International Finance
Macroeconomic Aspects of Finance
General Financial Markets

Financial Institutions

Behavioral Finance

Public Finance

Asset Pricing
Financial Management

Options and Futures
Taxation, Subsidies and Revenue
Corporate Finance and Governance
Money and Banking
Markets and Institutions of Emerging Markets
Public Economics and Public Policy
Financial Economics
Applied Financial Econometrics
Financial Risk Analysis
Risk Management
Portfolio Management

Financial Econometrics


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind system. Two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published Bimonthly (6 issues per year).


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.



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...



IJEFI is Monitored by SSCI Thomson Reuters

EconLit, JEL - Journal of Economic Literature

RePEc and IDEAS (Impact Factor: 0.306)

SCOPUS (Impact factor (SJR): 0.167) (2011-2016)

Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Economics & Finance

Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC)'s Journals' Rating List 

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory





Norwegian List

Academic Journals Database




Google Scholar


Akademia Sosyal Bilimler İndeksi (ASOS Index)


Open J-Gate




PKP Open Archives Harvester


Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice

International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues (IJEFI) is committed to the academic community and the lay world in ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles in publication. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden and papers found to be plagiarized will be removed or not published in the International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues. Thus, all received papers are checked with "Ithenticate Plagiarism Detection Software Program" (www.ithenticate.com ) for plagiarism before review process.  While signing the publication agreement the author(s) have to warrant that the article and associated materials are original and it does not infringe the copyright of anyone. Also the authors have to warrant that there was a full consensus of all the authors and it was neither submitted nor published previously. In respect of the COPE's Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers (for more information see COPE), the publication ethics of the IJEFI includes the most important ethical standards for involved parties including authors, editors and peer reviewers. Any potential or emerging conflicts of interests are to be prevented by IJEFI and - in case of deviations therefrom - to be reported directly to the editor.

Editor's duties

  • The editor must maintain the confidentiality of any information related to submitted manuscripts by not disclosing such materials to any non-corresponding authors or reviewers;
  • The evaluation of the manuscripts must be accomplished in an objective and nondiscriminatory way;
  • The editor must not use unpublished materials of submitted manuscripts for own research purposes without written consents of the author(s);
  • The final decision about the selection of the articles to be included is taken by the editor of IJEFI - if necessary - in combination with the Editorial Board.

Reviewer's duties

  • The reviewers' tasks are to support the editor in editorial decision making and the improvement of received manuscripts;
  • Submitted manuscripts must be treated confidentially (in agreement with the editor), not used for personal benefit and reviewed objectively on the basis of supporting arguments and without personal criticism;
  • The reviewers must track any uncited sources or materials that have been published before.

Author's duties

  • The authors should report precisely the originality and significance of their research;
  • The authors are committed to submit only original work and use citations for any already reported material;
  • Concurrently submitted manuscript and already published research are unethical and unacceptable;
  • The manuscripts should include sufficient details and references for replication purposes;
  • Only significantly contributing authors should be listed in the manuscripts;
  • The corresponding authors take full responsibility for the content, scientific context and legal aspects of their manuscripts;
  • Statements and sources with deceptive, dishonest or inaccurate content are unethical and therefore intolerable;
  • The authors should communicate any applicable funding or financial support of the research and the funder's relation to the contribution as well as acknowledge the research of others by citing their work;
  • The authors are obliged to inform the editor about discovered errors in their already published manuscripts.