Authors Guidelines

The Journal of Economic Impact provides rapid publication of research articles. After a quick check (approximately 4 -6 weeks), the accepted article will be placed in the “In Press” section and published in the next issue of the journal. Consider the given author’s guidelines for submitting manuscript to the Journal of Economic Impact.

Copyright
Submission of a manuscript infers that the work described has not been published earlier (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis), and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. The publications by Journal of Economic Impact are freely available to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt, provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.

Plagiarism Policy

It is the author(s)’ responsibility to ascertain that s/he has submitted an entirely original work, giving due credit, by virtue of proper citations, to the works and/or words of others where they have been used.  Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is not acceptable.  As per Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad, Pakistan 19% plagiarism is admissible in any submission to the Journal of Economic Impact.

Article Submission
In order to save time and avoid inconvenience, authors should assure that the level, length and format of a manuscript submission conforms to Journal of Economic Impact requirements at the submission and each revision stage. Submitted articles should have a full author as well corresponding author name/s, summary/abstract, keywords separate from the main text. The summary should provide an introduction to the field; a brief account of the background and principle of the work; a statement of the main conclusions; and 2-3 sentences that place the main findings into a general context.

Format for Journal of Economic Impact contributions

Cover Letter

All submissions should be accompanied by cover letter of up to 350 words briefly stating the significance of the research, author’s agreement for publication, number of tables and figures, supporting manuscripts, and supplementary information.

Contact Information
Author must include current telephone and fax numbers, as well as corresponding postal and E-mail address to maintain communication.

Article Formatting Guidelines

Manuscript Title
The title should be limited to 25 words or less. The title shouldn’t contain abbreviations and it should be a brief phrase describing the contents of the manuscript.

Author Information
Full names and affiliation of all authors, including contact details of the corresponding author (Telephone, Fax and E-mail address).

Abstract
The informative and self-explanatory abstract should briefly present the topic and state the scope of the experiments, indicating significant data. It should point out major findings and conclusions. The abstract should summarize the manuscript content in less than 300 words. Standard nomenclature should be used and abbreviations should be avoided in abstracts. The preferable format should accommodate a description of the study background, methods, results and conclusion.

Keywords
Following the abstract, a list of 3-10 keywords and abbreviations must be included.

Introduction
The introduction should set the nature of the paper by providing a vibrant study statement. It should include the relevant literature on the study subject and the proposed approach or solution. The introduction should be general enough to attract a reader’s attention from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Materials and Methods
This section should provide a complete overview of the study design. Comprehensive descriptions of materials or participants, comparisons, interventions and types of analyses should be mentioned. Previously published procedures should be cited and the new procedures should be described in detail. Important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly. Capitalize trade names and include the manufacturer’s name and address also if available.

Results and Discussion
This section should provide complete details of the experiment that are required to support the conclusion of the study. Results and Discussion should be in separate sections. Speculation and detailed explanation of data should not be included in the Results but should be put into the Discussion section.

Acknowledgement
A paper must always contain proper acknowledgment of the work of others, including clear indications of the sources of all information quoted or offered, except what is common knowledge. The author(s) must also acknowledge the contributions of people, organizations and institutes who assisted the process of research, including those who provided technical help, writing assistance or financial funding (in the acknowledgement).

References
Journal of Economic Impact follows in-text citation style (Last name of author, publishing year) and endnotes for insertions. Only cited text references should include in the reference list and the references should be written in APA Manual style. This list must be alphabetically arranged, not numbered. The author should go to the primary source of information. The secondary source of information may be used in case of unavoidable circumstances or when the original article is in a language other than English. Only published work or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Abstracts, conference proceedings, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. Authors should provide online link for each reference.

Tables
Tables used in manuscripts should be designed properly. They should be typed single-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text. MS Excel files should not be embedded as objects. If the submission is in PDF format, the author is requested to retain a copy in .doc format also to aid in the completion of process successfully.

Figures
The preferred file formats for photographic images are .doc and JPEG. If you have created images with separate components on different layers, please send us the Adobe Photoshop files. All images must be at optimal resolutions. Image files must be cropped as close to the actual image as possible.

Numerals
Arabic numerals must be used to label the figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Each legend must contain the title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.

Equations
If equations cannot be encoded in MathML, submit them in TIFF or EPS format as discrete files. Each file should contain data for only one equation.

Additional Information
Discrete items of the Supplementary Information should be submitted in a new file and must be explained properly.

e-Prints
Electronic prints (PDF) will be sent as an e-mail attachment to the corresponding author. They are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or some clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript afterwards. Authors will have free electronic access to the full text article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.

Publication Fee

Journal of Economic Impact is an Open Access, self-supporting journal and do not receive any funding from any institution/government. The operation of the journal is only financed by the handling fees received from authors and some academic/corporate sponsors and paid members. The handling fees are required to meet the maintenance of the journal. All articles published by the journal are freely accessible over the internet. There are no submission charges however; authors are required to pay a fair handling fee for publishing their articles. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscript has been accepted for publication.

The cost for Open Access article(s) publication will be established for each country according to its economy.

Publication Fee for High Income Countries = $ 150
Publication Fee for Middle Income Countries = $ 100
Publication Fee for Low Income Countries = $ 50

If you are unable to pay such fees, you will have an opportunity to waive each fee. We do not want fees to prevent the publication of quality work.

Publication fee waiver requests should be made prior to the point of transfer/submission to the journal. Requests should be sent to journal accounts section at; accounts@scienceimpactpub.com