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RePEc, EconLit, EBSCO, DOAJ, Jour Informatics, SCIPIO, DRJI


The article must be original and it cannot be sent to another review for publishing until its evaluation status ends. 

To start the evaluation procedure, the article must respect the technical conditions (see Instructions for authors).

The evaluation for scientific acceptance of the articles follows the peer review procedure that is based on "double blind" method; each paper will be evaluated by two specialists.

Our reviewers will evaluate submitted papers based on criteria such as: 

· Relevance to “Financial Studies”
· Originality
· Significance; usefulness
· Logical presentation
· Linguistic quality 
· Reference to the related literature
· Methods used
· Research results

The authors will be informed about possible recommendations for improving the paper and the final decision after the evaluation process.

If the reviewers decide that the article is suitable for publication, it will be published in “Financial Studies”. If the reviewers ask for revision of the article, the authors can make the appropriate changes and the article will be evaluated for the second time. If the reviewers reject the article then the notification will be send to the authors. 

When the reviewers have divergent assessments for the same article, the Editor-in-Chief will decide, based on the reviews received, or will submit the article to a third specialist. 

Copyright transfer after publication. In case the paper submitted for reviewing is accepted for publication in the Financial Studies journal, the authors transfer the copyrights to the Financial Studies journal that will have henceforth the exclusive right to publish and disseminate the paper.

Submission of an article implies that it contains original work that has not been previously published and that is not being submitted for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere including electronically in the same form, in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

The Editorial Board of Financial Studies considers plagiarism to be an unacceptable practice. Therefore, every manuscript received for publication by the journal is checked for originality. If the editors or the peer reviewers detect a case of plagiarism before publication, the author(s) will be alerted and requested to clarify and/or correct the issue. If the analysis indicates extensive plagiarism (more than approximately 25%) the article is rejected, the author(s) is (are) forbidden to submit further articles for two years and the author(s)’s institution can be notified.