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  • Focus and scope
  • Publication frequency
  • Types of articles published
  • Open access
  • Review process
  • Affiliation
  • Marketing
  • Membership

Overview

ISSN


1995-7076 (PRINT)
2312-2803 (ONLINE)

 

 

Focus and scope


The Journal of Economic and Financial Sciences (JEF) publishes theoretical and empirical research in the field of Economic and Financial Sciences. Manuscripts published in JEF fall mostly into the areas of auditing, corporate finance, corporate governance, economics, econometrics, financial accounting, financial management, financial planning, investment management, management accounting and taxation in the emerging market.

 

 

Historic data


The University of Johannesburg was formally constituted on 01 January 2005 as the result of the merger between the former Rand Afrikaans University, Technikon Witwatersrand and incorporation of certain campuses of Vista University. This merger saw the creation of the Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences (FEFS), as one of nine faculties, with academic departments for Accounting, Commercial Accounting, Economics and Econometrics and Finance and Investment Management. One of the strategic goals of the newly formed institution was to focus on increasing accredited research output with a wide national and international footprint. In order to augment this institutional vision, the FEFS started the process of developing and creating an academic journal in 2005. Formation and creation of the journal was preceded by many hours of ‘research’ and gaining an understanding of the academic landscape in which the journal will operate. Strategically it was also decided that the journal should provide an option to publish in the wider realm of finance and investment management. Other issues that were discussed and thoroughly investigated were, (1) the option of hard copy versus online publication, (2) the look and feel of the journal and (3) an acceptable Editorial Policy. The first edition of the journal was published in April 2007.

 

 

Publication frequency


The journal publishes at least one issue each year. Articles are published online when ready for publication and then printed in an end-of-year compilation. Additional issues may be published for special events (e.g. conferences) and when special themes are addressed.

 

 

Types of articles published


Read full details on the submissions guidelines page.

 

 

Open access


This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access. Learn more about the journal copyright, licensing and publishing rights.

 

 

Review process


The journal has a double-blinded peer review process. Manuscripts are initially examined by editorial staff and are sent by the Editor-in-Chief to two expert independent reviewers, either directly or by a Section Editor. Read our full peer review process.

 

 

Affiliation


JEF is a research journal of the College of Business and Economics (CBE) of the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Opinions expressed in JEF are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the College or University.

 

 

Marketing


AOSIS has a number of ways in which we promote publications. Learn more here.

 

 

Membership


AOSIS is a member and/or subscribes to the standards and code of practices of several leading industry organisations. This includes the Directory of Open Access Journals, Ithenticate, Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, CrossRef, Portico and the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Learn more here.

 

 

DHET Accreditation

The journal is DHET accredited because it is listed on the following approved indexing services:

  • DHET SA List

Indexing Services

All articles published in the journal are included in:

  • DHET SA List
  • Google Scholar

We are working closely with relevant indexing services to ensure that articles published in the journal will be available in their databases when appropriate.

Archiving

The full text of the journal articles is deposited in the following archives to guarantee long-term preservation:

  • AOSIS Library
  • SA ePublications, Sabinet
  • South African Government Libraries

AOSIS is also a participant in the LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) initiative. LOCKSS will enable any library to maintain their own archive of content from AOSIS and other publishers, with minimal technical effort and using cheaply available hardware. The URL to the LOCKSS Publisher Manifest for the journal is, https://jefjournal.org.za/index.php/jef/gateway/lockss. Please inform us if you are using our manifest as we would like to add your name to the list above.

Journal Impact

A journal's Impact Factor was originally designed in 1963 as a tool for libraries to compare journals, and identify the most popular ones to subscribe to. It was never intended to measure the quality of journals, and definitely not the quality of individual articles.

The Impact Factor is a journal-level measurement reflecting the yearly average number of citations of recent articles published in that journal. It is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field; journals with higher Impact Factors are often deemed to be more important than those with lower ones. Therefore, the more often articles in the journal are cited, the higher its Impact Factor.

The Impact Factor is highly discipline-dependent due to the speed with which articles get cited in each field and the related citation practices. The percentage of total citations occurring in the first two years after publication varies highly amongst disciplines. Accordingly, one cannot compare journals across disciplines based on their relative Impact Factors.

We provide several citation-based measurements for each of our journals, if available. We caution our authors, readers and researchers that they should assess the quality of the content of individual articles, and not judge the quality of articles by the reputation of the journal in which they are published.

 

Citation-based measurement  

2016

Journal Impact Factor, based on Web of Science (formerly ISI)

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CiteScore, based on SCOPUS, Elsevier

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Source-Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP), based on SCOPUS, Elsevier

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Scimago Journal Rank (SJR), based on SCOPUS, Elsevier

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H-index, based on Google Scholar

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