Peer review process

All manuscripts submitted to Finance Bulletin are peer-reviewed according to the following procedure:

Initial review: The Editor-in-Chief in charge of the article evaluates each manuscript to determine if its topic and content is suitable for consideration by Finance Bulletin.

Manuscripts that do not meet minimum criteria are returned to the authors within one week of receipt. This is in the best interest of the authors who could then decide to either correct the problems or to submit the manuscript to a more appropriate venue, avoiding delays from a lengthy review process that would nonetheless lead to rejection.

Peer review: Manuscripts that pass the initial review are assigned to an Associate Editor, who selects one or two referees based on their expertise in that particular field (one if the Associate Editor accepts to serve as a reviewer). As such, each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees under a peer review process. During the peer review process, reviewers remain anonymous, as the Associate Editor and the authors as well (« double blind » peer reviewing principle). To facilitate timely publication, referees are asked to complete their reviews within one month. After collecting the referees' reports, the Associate Editor makes a recommendation on the acceptability of the manuscript to the Editor-in-Chief in charge of the article.

Recommendation: Based on the referees' comments and the Associate Editor's recommendation, the Editor-in-Chief in charge of the paper makes a final decision on the acceptability of the manuscript and communicates to the authors the decision, along with referees' reports. The final decision can be "Accept submission", "Revisions required", "Resubmit for review", or "Decline submission." A revised manuscript should be re-submitted within one month of the decision. It will usually be returned to the original referees for evaluation.