Journal of Business & Financial Affairs BSFA provides quarterly publication of articles in many areas related to Business, Finance, Accounting, Banking Research, Financial Planning, Market Equilibrium, Normative Economics, etc.BSFA welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published approximately one month after acceptance.As a member of Publisher International linking Association, PILA, Journal of Business & Financial Affairs (of Hilaris SRL) follows the Creative Commons Attribution License and Scholars Open Access publishing policies.Submit manuscript at https://www.scholarscentral.org/submission/business-financial-affairs.html or send as an e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at [email protected] A manuscript number will be e-mailed to the corresponding author within 72 hours.
Hilaris SRL Policy Regarding the NIH Mandate
Hilaris SRL will support authors by posting the published version of articles by NIH grant-holders to PubMed Central immediately after publication.
Editorial Policies and Process
Journal of Business and Financial Affairs follows a progressive Editorial Policy that encourages researchers to submit the original research, reviews and editorial observations as articles, well supported by tables and graphic representation.
Article Processing Charges (APC) :
Journal of Business & Financial Affairs is organized by Hilaris SRL, a self supporting organization and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the operation of the Journal is solely financed by the handling fees received from authors and some academic/corporate sponsors. The handling fees are required to meet maintenance of the journal. Being an Open Access Journal, Journal of Journal of Business & Financial Affairs does not receive payment for subscription, as the articles are freely accessible over the internet. Authors of articles are required to pay a fair handling fee for processing their articles. However, there are no submission charges. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscript has been accepted for publication.
Authors of accepted peer-reviewed articles have the choice to pay a fee to allow perpetual unrestricted online access to their published article to readers globally, immediately upon publication. The article processing charge for authors funded by Government or any Research Grant is 3619 Euro. Payment must be received in full for the article to be published open access.
Average Article prorcessing time (APT) is 55 days
Rapid Publication Service
Hilaris Publishing is offering wide range of opportunities, options and services for the prospective authors to publish their scholarly contributions.
The journal caters to the demands of the fast publication without compromising on the editorial quality including manuscript peer-review. This flexibility is being provided to ensure earliest author credibility to their respective contributions and this will also ensure timely dissemination of research outcomes for efficient integration, effective translation and reduced redundancy.
Authors have the option to choose between the standard open access publication service which takes its own course of time for complete publication process or can opt for rapid publication service wherein the article is published at the earliest date (Includes multiple subject experts commissioning for securing earliest peer-review comments). The authors can avail this flexibility based on the personal preference, funding agency guidelines or Institutional or organizational requirements.
Regardless of the option, all manuscripts undergo thorough peer-review process, editorial assessment and production process.
Fast Editorial Execution and Review Process (FEE-Review Process)
Authors who are willing to publish their articles under this mode can make a pre-payment of $99 towards express peer-review and editorial decision. First editorial decision in 3 days and final decision with review comments in 5 days from the date of submission. Galley proof generation will be done in next 2 days from acceptance or maximum 5 days (For manuscripts notified for revision by external reviewer).
Manuscripts accepted for publication will be charged regular APC.
Authors retain the copyright of their publication and the final version of the article will be published in both HTML and PDF formats as well as XML formats for transmitting to indexing databases. The editorial team of the Journal will ensure adherence to scientific publication guidelines.
The basic article processing fee or manuscript handling cost is as per the price mentioned above on the other hand it may vary based on the extensive editing, colored effects, complex equations, extra elongation of no. of pages of the article, etc.
Submission of an Article
In order to reduce delays, authors should assure that the level, length and format of a manuscript submission conform to Hilaris SRL’s requirements at the submission and each revision stage. Submitted articles should have a summary/abstract, separate from the main text, of up to 300 words. This summary does not include references, numbers, abbreviations or measurements unless essential. The summary should provide a basic-level 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. The text may contain a few short subheadings of no more than 40 characters each.
Language Translation Services
With an intention to take scientific & health care information globally, Hilaris SRL has introduced language translation services. This service enables the author to reach the global audience in many major world languages at a time as our language experts in Spanish, French and German can translate the article from English into different world languages as per the author’s requirement. This service grants a global presence to the author and his/her scholarship. As Hilaris SRL is an open access publisher, we do not seek or get financial assistance from any organization. Authors who wish to avail our translation services and who are interested to publish their paper in other languages, are requested to pay the following additional charges along with the article processing charges.
Word CountEstimated Price in USD
Upto 1500 wordsUSD 1501500 - 3000 wordsUSD 2253000 - 6000 wordsUSD 3506000 - 10000 wordsUSD 499Above 10,000 wordsPrice will be fixed upon discussion
Manuscripts accepted for publication will be published both in English and other languages as recommended by the author.
Formats for Hilaris SRL Contributions
Hilaris SRL accepts the following: original articles, reviews, abstracts, addendums, announcements, article-commentaries, book reviews, rapid communications, letters to the editor, annual meeting abstracts, conference proceedings, calendars, case-reports, corrections, discussions, meeting-reports, news, obituaries, orations, product reviews, hypotheses and analyses.
Cover Letter: All submissions should be accompanied by a 500 words or less cover letter briefly stating the significance of the research, agreement of authors for publication, number of figures and tables, supporting manuscripts, and supplementary information. Also, include current telephone and fax numbers, as well as postal and E-mail address of corresponding author to maintain communication.
Article Preparation Guidelines
Guidelines for Research Articles
Letters to the Editor/Concise Communications
Acknowledgement: This section includes acknowledgment of people, grant details, funds, etc.
Note: If an author fails to submit his/her work as per the above instructions, they are requested to maintain clear titles namely headings, subheading.
References:Only published or accepted manuscripts should be included in the reference list. Meetings abstracts, conference talks, or papers that have been submitted but not yet accepted should not be cited. All personal communications should be supported by a letter from the relevant authors.Hilaris uses the numbered citation (citation-sequence) method. References are listed and numbered in the order that they appear in the text. In the text, citations should be indicated by the reference number in brackets. Multiple citations within a single set of brackets should be separated by commas. When there are three or more sequential citations, they should be given as a range. Example: "... now enable biologists to simultaneously monitor the expression of thousands of genes in a single experiment [1,5-7,28]". Make sure the parts of the manuscript are in the correct order for the relevant journal before ordering the citations. Figure captions and tables should be at the end of the manuscript.Authors are requested to provide at least one online link for each reference as following (preferably PubMed).Because all references will be linked electronically as much as possible to the papers they cite, proper formatting of the references is crucial. Please use the following style for the reference list:
Note: Please list the first five authors and then add "et al." if there are additional authors.
Electronic Journal Articles Entrez Programming Utilities
These should be used at a minimum and designed as simple as possible. We strongly encourage authors to submit tables as .doc format. Tables are to be typed double-spaced throughout, including headings and footnotes. Each table should be on a separate page, numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and supplied with a heading and a legend. Tables should be self-explanatory without reference to the text. Preferably, the details of the methods used in the experiments should be described in the legend instead of in the text. The same data should not be presented in both table and graph form or repeated in the text. Cells can be copied from an Excel spreadsheet and pasted into a word document, but Excel files should not be embedded as objects.
Note: If the submission is in PDF format, the author is requested to retain the same in .doc format in order to aid in completion of process successfully.
The preferred file formats for photographic images are .doc, TIFF and JPEG. If you have created images with separate components on different layers, please send us the Photoshop files.
All images must be at or above intended display size, with the following image resolutions: Line Art 800 dpi, Combination (Line Art + Halftone) 600 dpi, Halftone 300 dpi. See the Image quality specifications chart for details. Image files also must be cropped as close to the actual image as possible.
Use Arabic numerals to designate figures and upper case letters for their parts (Figure 1). Begin each legend with a title and include sufficient description so that the figure is understandable without reading the text of the manuscript. Information given in legends should not be repeated in the text.
Figure legends: These should be typed in numerical order on a separate sheet
Tables and Equations as Graphics
If equations cannot be encoded in MathML, submit them in TIFF or EPS format as discrete files (i.e., a file containing only the data for one equation). Only when tables cannot be encoded as XML/SGML can they be submitted as graphics. If this method is used, it is critical that the font size in all equations and tables is consistent and legible throughout all submissions.
Discrete items of the Supplementary Information (for example, figures, tables) referred to at an appropriate point in the main text of the paper. Summary diagram/figure included as part of the Supplementary Information (optional). All Supplementary Information is supplied as a single PDF file, where possible. File size within the permitted limits for Supplementary Information. Images should be a maximum size of 640 x 480 pixels (9 x 6.8 inches at 72 pixels per inch).
Proofs and Reprints
Electronic proofs will be sent as an e-mail attachment to the corresponding author as a PDF file. Page proofs are considered to be the final version of the manuscript. With the exception of typographical or minor clerical errors, no changes will be made in the manuscript at the proof stage. Authors will have free electronic access to the full text (HTML, PDF and XML) of the article. Authors can freely download the PDF file from which they can print unlimited copies of their articles.
Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. All works published by Hilaris SRL are under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. This permits anyone to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work provided the original work and source is appropriately cited.