• ISSN: 2010-023X (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Trade, Economics and Financ.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJTEF
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof.Tung-Zong (Donald) Chang
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Cherry L. Chen
    • Abstracting/ Indexing:  ProQuest, Crossref, Electronic Journals Library , EBSCO, and Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
    • E-mail: ijtef@ejournal.net

Submission Guidelines

IJTEF welcomes submissions of original, unpublished papers that cover any discipline related to the general themes of the journal, including general business, management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, international commerce, developmental economics, and other related fields of study.

Paper Review Process

All published IJTEF papers are blind and peer refereed by international renounced scholars. Submitted manuscriptsare first desk reviewed by the Editorial Team for their general suitability and to make sure the submitted papers conform to the journal writing style and guidelines. Papers are not consistent with the journal’s overall aim or do not conform to guidelines may be returned for revisions or rejected without sending to reviewers for review. Papers that warrant further reviews will then go through a full double-blind review process by the journal’s international review team of experts. The following describes the general review process:
-Papers, with author information removed, are sent to 2 to 3 anonymous reviewers for review. For a fast turnaround time, reviewers are usually given 3 weeks to complete the review.
- Reviewers' comments and recommendations are compiled by the Editor. Reviewers’ decisions are often sufficient to form a decision on whether or not a paper should be accepted as is, accepted subject to revisions, revised and resubmitted upon major revisions, or rejected. For papers that require major revisions, the revised manuscript may be reviewed again by the same reviewers to see if the revised manuscript has effectively addressed the reviewers’ concerns. When reviewers return with conflicting reviewers, the Editor will make a final decision based on her/his review.

The Editor reserves the right to make suggestions and/or modifications andto refuse any typescript before final publication.

Initial Paper Submission

All submissions must include two files, a cover page and a full paperin editable doc (Word) or pdf format. Submissions are accepted by e-mail only. Detailed instructions on preparing papers for submission can be found in the Template Paper. Send your cover page and full paper to the Editor in Chief ijtef@ejournal.net. The required cover page(doc or pdf format only) must contain the title of the paper, contact author’s full name and complete contact information, complete information for all authors, including affiliations, titles/ranks, email addresses, and other contact information.
Authors must accept the terms of Honor Code and Plagiarism Statement for Paper Submission, and that the paper is original research contribution with the references properly cited in the manuscript.At the bottom of the cover page, the following originality statement must be included:
   “The author(s) acknowledge(s) that the submitted paper is the original work by the author(s) and not currently under review for publication consideration elsewhere.”
Please read our ethical publication statement:  Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Also attached to the submission email is the full paper (doc or pdf format only). The full paper must start with the paper title, abstract, introduction, etc. Do not include any author information or affiliation in thefull paper. Avoid providing hints on the authorship in the content of the paper. Before submission, remove any author information from the Word or pdf file (e.g.,delete author name and affiliations under Properties). Complete author information will be added by the author(s) after the paper is accepted for publication.

Checklist for initial paper submission:
  1. Cover Page, must include the following:
    1. Paper Title
    2. Complete Contact Information of the designated corresponding authors.
    3. Complete names and information, including affiliations, titles/ranks, email addresses, and other contact information of all authors. Please use bold for last names to avoid confusion.
    4. The originality statement at the bottom.
    5. Must be prepared in editable .doc (Word) or .pdf format, e.g., do not protect the document with a password.
  2. Full Paper:
    1. Prepare the full paper using the provided journal Template Paper.
    2. Leave the following blank: the author name under the paper title, author contact information at the bottom of the first page, and complete author bios at the end of the paper. These will be added after the paper is accepted.
    3. Author information removed, e.g., deleting author name and affiliations under “Properties”.
    4. Must be prepared in editable .doc (Word) or .pdf format.

Final Paper Submission

Accepted papers with required revisions must first submit the revised accepted paper to the Editor for review. Upon successful review, the Editor will notify that the paper is accepted as is for publication. Authors will then receive instructions on final paper submission from ijtef@ejournal.net, or the publishing office.  For all accepted papers that are ready for publication, send the final full text paper (editable doc or pdf format only) with authors’ names, contact information, and bios added along with the signed Submission Confirmation Form to: ijtef@ejournal.net.

License and Copyright

IJTEF publishes the authors' articles under a Creative Commons attribution-noncommerical license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. Users of the author's published article are free to use, distribute, reproduce, and create adapted works using the published paper, but only where the use is for non-commercial purposes and IJTEF and the author are properly attributed. IJTEF are entitled to manage permissions for commercial use of the author's published paper.

Authors sign an copyright transfer agreement, where authors have copyright but license exclusive rights in their article to IJTEF, but retain  the right to:

•  Share their article for Personal Use, Internal Institutional Use and Scholarly Sharing purposes, under the condition that it contains the DOI link to the version of record on IJTEF, and all references to where this article has been published.
•  Retain patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights.
•  Proper attribution and credit for the published work.

IJTEF is granted the rights to:

•  Publish and distribute an article, and to grant rights to others, including for commercial purposes.
•  Apply the relevant third party user license.
•  Provide the article in all forms and media so the article can be used on the latest technology even after publication.
•  Enforce the rights in the article, on behalf of an author, against third parties, for example in the case of plagiarism or copyright infringement.

Submission Instructions

When submitting papers for potential publication in the IJTEF, please submit an original editable file in doc (Word) or pdfformat. All figures, images, tables, etc., should be embedded into the original file. Detailed instructions on preparing papers for submission can be found in the Template Paper and Copyright Transfer Form. Further information on the scope of the IJTEF is also available upon enquiry of prospective authors. Authors accept the terms of Honor Code and Plagiarism Statement for Paper Submission, and that the paper is original research contribution with the references properly cited in the manuscript.
Please read our ethical publication statement:  Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
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