HBS Journal Submission Guides




HBS JOURNAL of Finance, Management and Strategic Administration (“HSBJ”) is an emerging Journal in financial economics, Management, Accounting and Strategic Administration. It is published by Haske Business School Publications (“HBSP”). The JOURNAL publishes leading research across all major fields of finance, economics, Accounting, Administration and strategy, Diplomacy and marketing. It is published six times a year, each issue of the JOURNAL tries to reach academics, finance/management professionals, corporations, libraries, governments, and financial institutions around the world.

By submitting your manuscript to the JOURNAL for publication, you agree to these Submission Guidelines and Policies (“Guidelines”). Please read them carefully. Failure to comply with any of these Guidelines may result in rejection of your submission or revocation of any publication offer from the JOURNAL.

Please note: refereeing at the JOURNAL is “single blind,” and the identity of the author will be known to the referee. Therefore, your title page should contain the title of the manuscript, the names of the authors, and an abstract of no more than 100 words. Please see additional submission rules below.


1. Submission Rules.

a) All manuscripts must be submitted electronically via  Hard copy submissions are not accepted.

b) All submitted manuscripts must be;

(i) original,

(ii) unpublished (including any online publication),

(iii) not under submission at another JOURNAL, and

(iv) not under consideration for publication in another form, such as a     monograph or chapter of a book. You may not submit your manuscript for publication elsewhere until an editorial decision is made by the JOURNAL.


Failure to observe this rule may result in rejection of your submission.


c) Authors of manuscripts accepted by the JOURNAL are prohibited from publishing the manuscript in any other publication (including any online publication) before the manuscript is published in the JOURNAL, unless they receive approval to do so from the JOURNAL editor.


d) Any resubmission of a manuscript that was previously rejected by the JOURNAL will be automatically rejected.


e) All manuscripts must be submitted in MS Word in the first submission but after review, resubmission must be in PDF format and must not exceed 25 pages, with at least 1.5 line spacing, 12-point font (Georgia), 1-inch side margins, and 1.5-inch top/bottom margins. This page limit includes internal appendices, reference lists, figures, and tables. Manuscripts exceeding these limits will be automatically rejected.


f) Footnotes should appear at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced.


g) Tables and figures can appear either embedded or at the end of the manuscript. Please ensure that all variables and graphs are clearly labelled and easily understood.


h) All but very short mathematical expressions should be displayed on a separate line. Equations should be numbered consecutively on the right margin.


i) An abstract of no more than 100 words must be included as part of any submission.


j) The introductory section of your manuscript should emphasize the incremental contributions of your research. Citations should be kept to the minimum required to clarify and highlight your contributions. The article should end with a brief nontechnical summary statement of the main conclusions.


k) Submissions can include a supplementary appendix that might include extra tables, extra figures, data description, and proofs. If the manuscript is accepted, the supplementary appendix will appear as an Internet Appendix with the online version of the article at HBS publisher’s website.


l) If your paper uses proprietary data (that is not available for purchase by the academic community) and is accepted for publication, your final submission must be accompanied by an authorization letter showing that the source of the data approves its use in the HBS JOURNAL of Finance, Management and Strategic Administration.


2. Fees & Refund Policy.

a) Submission Fees. The fees for submitting a manuscript to the JOURNAL


High-Income Economies – HBSP Members: $60, Non-Members: $70

Middle-Income Economies – HBSP Members: $55, Non-Members: $60

Low-Income Economies – $50

Note however that, the above cost applies to only online publishing. Hard copies cost $5 each.

Click here for lists of economies by income level. Submission fees, if any, must be paid via credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) and are required for publication consideration.


b) Refunds. The submission fee will be refunded if a submitted manuscript is desk rejected or if an editorial decision is made more than 100 days after the receipt of the submission by the JOURNAL. This refund policy applies only to a manuscript's first submission (not revisions).


c) Appeals. The JOURNAL allows authors to appeal rejected submissions. The non-refundable fee for an appeal is $200.


3. General Policies.

a) Right to Refuse Publication. The JOURNAL, at its sole and absolute discretion, may refuse to publish any submitted manuscript and/or may revoke any publication offer for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to failure to comply with these Guidelines, in whole or in part.


b) Copyright. It is HBSP’s policy to acquire all publication rights in all material in the JOURNAL. Publication of your manuscript, if accepted, is conditional on your assignment to the HBSP of any and all publishing rights worldwide in the manuscript, in and on any and all media and using all technologies, whether now known or hereafter devised, including but not limited to all of your right, title, interest, copyrights, including all supplements, enhancements, modifications, and derivations thereto, in and to the manuscript. Failure to timely execute such separate copyright assignment will result in revocation of any publication offer made to you by the JOURNAL.


c) Author Representations and Warranties. By submitting your manuscript to the JOURNAL, you represent and warrant that:


i. The manuscript does not incorporate any third-party confidential information, proprietary right, publicity right, privacy right, nor any other protectable expression, including any data, formula, text, image, artwork, illustration, diagram, graphic, photograph, or other material, unless you have obtained from the party holding such right(s) written assignment of all rights, including any and all copyright interest therein. You shall provide copies of any such written agreement(s) to the JOURNAL;


ii. The manuscript does not include any defamatory material;


iii. The manuscript is original and does not include any material that will infringe any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary, intellectual property, or any other legal right of any third party;


iv. The manuscript has not been previously published elsewhere in its final form (either in printed or electronic format) and is not being considered for publication elsewhere;


v. You are able to grant to the HBSP all rights necessary to publish and otherwise exploit the manuscript;


vi. You personally own the copyright in and to the manuscript, along with your listed co-author(s), if any; and


vii. You will cooperate fully with the HBSP in preparing the manuscript for publication.


d) Indemnity. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the HBSP, its shareholders, officers, directors, members, agents, attorneys, employees, and sub-licensees against any claim involving the breach of any warranty or representation set forth above. At the HBSP’s option, defence of any such action may be undertaken by counsel of the HBSP’s selection, the cost of which shall be paid by you as part of your indemnification obligation.