1.Manuscript submissions and all correspondence relating to the contents of the Journal should be sent to editors (see www.irabf.org for details on the submission process).
2.All submitted manuscripts must be original work and must not be under consideration for publication at another journal. All manuscripts must be typed one-sided in double space throughout with ample margins. The title page should contain the title of the manuscript, names of all authors and their affiliations, contact author and his/her correspondence address as well as e-mail address. An abstract of no more than 150 words should be included after the title page.
3.All sections should be numbered in Arabic numbers, and subsections should be numbered 1.1, 1.2, etc.
4.All tables and Figures should be able to stand-alone. Number tables and equations with Arabic numbers, and figures with Roman numerals. Each tables and figures should be presented on a separate page.
5.In manuscripts with mathematical proofs the authors should submit with manuscripts separate statements on the full mathematical workings that lead to the conclusions. These are required for the appraisal of the manuscripts. Any ancillary material available from the author on request should be enclosed for the referees.
6.References to other work should also be incorporated in a separate list of references typed double-spaced. Do not list any references not cited in the text. These references should be listed alphabetically with name of author, title, and date of publication, in the following forms as appropriate:
Chan, Kam C., 2001. A citation-based ranking of journals in finance: some new results, Journal of Financial Education, 27, 36-52.
Roll, Richard, 1978. Ambiguity when performance is measured by the securities market line, Journal of Finance 33, 1051-70.
Items in the list of references should be referred to either in the text or in footnotes by naming the author and date. For example: Head and Shoup (1969).
7. All submissions should follow standard APA style (5th Edition).
All papers considered appropriate for the journals are reviewed anonymously by at least two outside reviewers. The review process usually takes three to four weeks. Papers are accepted for publication subject to no substantive, stylistic editing. The Editor reserves the right to make any necessary changes in the papers, or request the author to do so, or reject the paper submitted. A copy of the edited paper along with the first proofs will be sent to the author for proofreading. They should be corrected and returned to the Editor within seven days. Once the final version of the paper has been accepted, authors are requested not to make further changes to the text.