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Author Guidelines

 Use Times New Roman Font Size 12 For Title Of Paper

 First Author, University of First Author
Second Author, University of First Author
Additional Authors: Font 10


The abstract heading (italicized in 12-point bold font) should appear one line below the  authors’ names and affiliations. The text for the abstract (italicized and in 10-point font) should appear one line below the abstract heading. The abstract length should not exceed 200 words.


The main body of the paper should be typed in 10-point font, single line-spaced and fully justified on A4-sized paper. Pages should not be number since the numbering would be done by the printer. Do not indent paragraphs and skip a line between paragraphs.


 All major headings should be in 11-point bold font, left-justified and capitalized. Headings should be preceded and followed by a blank line.


All sub-headings should be in 11-point bold, left justified, and should utilize title case (first letter of each major word is capitalized). Leave one blank line above each sub-heading, but not below.

Third Level Heading.All third-level headings (sub-sub-headings) should be italicized in 11-point bold, left justified, and should utilize title case (first letter of each major word is capitalized). Let the third-level headings run with the paragraph. That is, begin the paragraph on the same line as this heading, after placing a period after the third-level heading.

Required Word Processing Software & Font.  Both the initial and final versions of the paper have to be in the latest version of Microsoft WORD that you have access to. The paper must utilize Times New Roman font for the entire paper.

Paper Length.The final version of a paper should not exceed 15 pages in length (single-spaced and inclusive of references).

The First Page. Like the title for these guidelines, the title of the paper should be centered, typed in capital letters, and should not exceed three lines. Font size for the paper title should be 12-point (Times New Roman). The authors’ names followed by affiliations (centered, single-spaced in 11-point font) should be typed beginning on the second line below the paper title.

Do not use headers and footers and use italics in place of underlines.

Appendixes should be placed at the very end of the manuscript.

Use ENDNOTES rather than FOOTNOTES, and keep endnotes to a minimum.

The main body of the paper is followed by ENDNOTES, REFERENCES and APPENDIXES (in this order).

Mathematical Notations and Equations. Where possible, use common language rather than mathematical notations in the body of the text. All notations and symbols used in paragraphs or equations must be explained. All equations must be numbered. Equation numbers should be in parentheses and flush with the right margin.

Tables and Figures.  All tables and figures should be incorporated into the body of the text and should not spill over to the margins. They should be placed as close as possible to the location in the text where they are first referenced. Number all tables and figures and use BOLD capital letters (e.g., TABLE 3). Provide a name for each TABLE/FIGURE on the line under the TABLE/FIGURE number, utilizing bold title case. Center each table or figure number, and its title.

References.  As pointed out earlier, main body of the paper is followed by ENDNOTES, REFERENCES and APPENDIXES. References should include only those studies that have actually been cited in the paper.The second and additional lines of each reference should have a 0.5-inch indentation. Do not leave blank lines between references. Titles of journals or books should be italicized rather than underlined. The references should follow the American Psychological Association (APA) references guidelines. For example, for single author:

Ogbulu, O. M. (2010). The interaction between stock returns, inflation and interest rates in Nigeria: Test of Fisher’s hypothesis, International Journal of Accounting, Finance & Economics Perspectives, 2(2): 69-85.

For multiple authors:

Ogbulu, O. M., Uruakpa, P. C. & Umezinwa, C. L.(2015). Empirical investigation of the impact of deposit rates on fund mobilization by deposit money banks in Nigeria, Journal of Finance and Bank Management, 3,(1): 77-89. doi:10.15640/jfbm.v3n1a8.


Manuscripts should be typed in single line space on A4-sized paper and should be between 10-15 pages including references, endnotes and appendixes. It should be noted that manuscripts not accepted for publication will not be returned unless the author specifically requests the Editor-in-Chief to do so. We shall not enter into any correspondence with any author(s) as to why a paper or papers is/are rejected. However, articles meant for publication, with good prospects of being published, may be returned with comments from the assessor for the author’s attention. The Editorial Board of the Journal happily welcomes creative papers/articles, notes and book reviews for publication in this Journal.

Soft copy of the manuscript should be emailed to: onyemachi.ogbulu@abiastateuniversity.edu.ng or maxwellogbulu54@gmail.com

The Editor-in-Chief,
Journal of Finance and Economic Research,
Department of Banking and Finance,
Abia State University,
PMB 2000 Uturu,
Abia State, Nigeria.

The cover page should contain the following: Title of Article, Name of the Author (Degrees optional), Brief bio-data of the author at the bottom of the page e.g. Senior Lecturer in Finance at Abia State University, Uturu.



Authors alone are responsible for the content of their papers submitted for publication. They must proofread the manuscripts thoroughly and make sure that their papers are free from typographical and other errors.