Author guidelines & Copyright Notice

How to submit a manuscript

  1. Access to the platform

  2. Prepare your manuscript

  3. Submitting a manuscript through Finance Bulletin

  4. Registered reviewers who wish to submit a paper

I. Access to the platform

To register as an author, click here.

  • If you already have an OJS account with Finance Bulletin, click on the link "Click here if you are already registered with this or another journal on this site" to log in. Please do not create a new account (that is, enter a new username or password)

  • If you do not have an account with Finance Bulletin, enter the required information in the "Profile" window.

  • You must enter (1) a username, (2) a password, (3) your first name, (4) your last name, and (5) your e-mail address. Please choose a username and password that are easy to remember.

  • Please also enter the other information requested (mailing address, phone and fax, biographical information) to provide us with a complete record.

  • Check the box to register as “Author: Able to submit items to this journal” and click on the “Register” button.

Once registered as an author, you can log in at any time with your username and password.

II. Prepare your manuscript

Remind that your paper must not exceed 12 pages or 3000 words. Manuscript can be submitted for evaluation as a non-formatted PDF file but we recommend you to use the template files available below. Please number each line in this file.


III. Submitting a manuscript through Finance Bulletin

1. Log in with your username and password. At the User Home, select your role as “Author”.

2. Start the submission process by clicking the link, “CLICK HERE TO START THE SUBMISSION PROCESS.”

3. Confirm by checking off the box under the submission checklist that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere and is not under consideration elsewhere.

4.  Select the appropriate section for the submission (original papers is actually the only possible choice). If you would like to include any comments regarding your submission, you may enter these in the “Comments for the editor” box on this screen. Click “Save and continue”.

5. Add your institutional affiliation information and biographical data. If you have submitted to Finance Bulletin previously, please update this information as necessary. Tip: You can also edit your contact information in the User Profile at User Home, accessible by the horizontal menu bar at the top of the window.

6. Enter the title of your manuscript, and provide an abstract of 150 words or less in the space provided. Space is also available for you to identify supporting agencies for the work, if appropriate. Click “Save and Continue.”

7. Upload your submission by clicking the “Choose File” button, retrieving the file from your personal documents, and clicking “Upload.” Now a link to the uploaded file should appear in the area labeled “Submission File.”  Once the file appears here (identified both by a new OJS filename and its original filename), click “Save and Continue.” TipIt is not sufficient to choose the file and save and continue. You must also click “Upload” to upload the submission.
8. You may now upload any supplementary files using the same process. Again, click “Save and Continue”. Tip: If you have no supplementary files to submit, simply click “Save and Continue” to move to the final step.

9. The next page shows the File Summary of your uploaded submission. To submit to Finance Bulletin, click “Finish Submission”. Tip: If you do not click on the "Finish Submision" button, we will not receive it.

10. Once the submission has been logged successfully, you will receive a submission acknowledgment by e-mail. If you do not receive an e-mail indicating that your manuscript was successfully submitted, please email us at

The final page provides a link to your Active Submissions, also immediately available upon entering OJS as an author.

You will be contacted as soon as a decision is made regarding your manuscript.


IV. Registered reviewers who wish to submit a manuscript

If you are registered in OJS as a reviewer for Finance Bulletin and you would like to submit a manuscript, please e-mail at OJS does not enable users to add new roles (e.g., a “reviewer” cannot add the role of “author” to her/his profile), but our staff can make that change for you. Please do not create a new user account (by entering a new username and e-mail address).


Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
    2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
    3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).