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Pre-Screening Process

We ask that all prospective authors utilize our Pre-Screening process before submitting a completed manuscript. This will provide you with an early indication of whether your paper is likely to be accepted by JFC.

Authors should submit a 200-400 word abstract of their paper to us by emailing it to We will review the abstract and provide an indication of our likely interest in the completed work.  This indication of initial interest is non-binding on JFC, and does not guarantee that your final paper will be accepted by JFC. It does, however, indicate that we think the topic is within our scope and that once completed, it has a reasonable chance of acceptance, subject to our further review.

Please include with your request for a Pre-Screening the following information:

  • For all authors: name, title, and institutional affiliation

  • For submitting author also include: email address and telephone number.

We only accept Pre-Screening requests via email to We will make every effort to provide you our initial feedback within one  week of receipt. There is no fee for the Pre-Screening.

Calls for Submissions

JFC generally publishes issues  containing content on a variety of issues within our scope. However, from time to time, we may issue a call for submissions to request content to support a special thematic issue. Such calls will generally be of limited duration and will be accompanied by any special guidelines and or instructions. To be sure to receive any such call, please subscribe to JFC.

Submission Procedures 

You should submit your completed manuscript by email to We accept only in MSWord format. We only accept exclusive submissions. Please let us know if you have previously submitted the manuscript to another journal or publication on the Manuscript Submission Form. 

Your manuscript should be in American English and formatted to be consistent with our style guidelines, and submitted with a completed Manuscript Submission Form signed by all co-authors. 

When submitting your manuscript to JFC, you should be sure that all the following criteria have been met:

Corresponding Author. One author should be designated as the Corresponding Author on the Manuscript Submission Form with the following contact information provided:

  • E-mail address
  • Full postal address
  • Telephone number

JFC will only communicate with the Corresponding Author regarding the submitted manuscript, the review and editting process, and our publication decision. We will generally only communicate by email. The Corresponding Author is responsible for communicating with all co-authors and keeping them informed.

File Submission. All necessary files have been sent/uploaded in acceptable formats:

  • Manuscript: Submit in MSWord
  • Graphical Abstracts / Highlights files (where applicable): These files may be submitted in the following formats:
  • Supplemental files (where applicable): If text files, submit in MSWord. If graphical, any of the formats identified above for graphical content applies.

Review Criteria

Unsolicited manuscripts will be reviewed by JFC staff and either rejected or accepted for further review looking towards publication. We will likely reject manuscripts that:

  • Do not consider a topic within our scope of financial crises
  • Considers a topic within our scope but is not intellectually rigorous
  • Considers a topic within our scope, but its contribution to the field is only minor
  • Overlaps significantly with existing published work and presents limited new information
  • Is poorly written or otherwise does not meet our quality standards.

Problems with quality include: insufficient intellectual depth; an analysis that is inappropriate to the research question being asked, or not sufficiently rigorous; that the language, style, or grammar does not conform to accepted standards of scholarship; or that the manuscript is excessively long. Authors should write in a complete but concise style and, if possible, submit manuscripts that are no longer than about [40 pages], when formatted according to our Style Guidelines included herein.

Style Guidelines

Manuscript Basics. The manuscript should comply with the following basic guidelines:

  • The author(s)’ names are all on the first page
  • Suggested keywords and JEF Codes (normally no more than 6 each)
  • All figures (include relevant captions)
  • All tables (including titles, description, footnotes)
  • All figure and table citations in the text match the files provided
  • Indicate clearly if color should be used for any figures in print
  • The manuscript is written in [American] English. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to translate manuscripts.
  • You limit your abstract to 150 words.
  • You limit your manuscript to 40 double-spaced pages with 1” margins on all sides
  • You have used the Chicago citation form
  • You have included in the Reference List all (and only) references cited in the text.
  • Written permission has been obtained for use of material from other sources (including sources from the Internet)
  • A Manuscript Submission Form has been completed and signed by all authors and is submitted with the manuscript.
  • The information regarding submission on this website has been reviewed.

Manuscript Formatting. The manuscript should comply with the following formatting guidelines:

  • The manuscript has been formatted in MS Word
  • Pages are numbered consecutively with the first page being unnumbered
  • Your manuscript is in a standard font (Ariel, Calibri, Times New Roman) in 12-point font
  • The manuscript is in final form and has been “spell checked” and “grammar checked.” We do not have the resources to proofread you work so please do this carefully before you send it to us or have it done by a professional proofreader.
  • You have turned off “Track changes” so edits do not appear on the manuscript
  • The first page of your manuscript has been styled to fit the title, author(s) names, abstract, keywords, JEL codes, thank you note, and some publication/copyright info.
Editorial Process

JFC is entitled to edit and revise the manuscript before publication, but the final version of the manuscript is subject to the written approval of both author(s). Author(s) will cooperate in good faith in JFC’s editorial process and abide by its deadlines and editorial requirements. However, the final decision to publish the manuscript lies in JFC’s sole discretion.

Copyright and Open Access

Authors must assign copyright to their accepted manuscript to JFC.   If your manuscript is accepted for publication, you will be asked to sign an Author  Publication Agreement.

JFC content, including back issues, is made available to the public free of charge. Use of JFC content is subject to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License which permits certain uses for noncommercial purposes only. See Open Access for more information. You will be asked to agree to these open access terms before we publish your manuscript pursuant to the Author Publication Agreement.