JASSA

JASSA: The Finsia Journal of Applied Finance, is a peer reviewed journal that publishes the latest technical analysis and cutting edge research in finance. 

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Published quarterly, JASSA — The Finsia Journal of Applied Finance — is Australia’s pre-eminent, peer-reviewed journal on applied finance.

First published in 1970, JASSA is widely respected for its academic excellence and its insights on critical issues affecting the financial services industry.

Author guidelines

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JASSA provides a vehicle for thought leadership and the exchange of ideas based on applied finance research by leading finance practitioners, policy makers and academics. 

Positioned at the intersection of business and academe, JASSA features articles which provide relevant insights from academic research on current financial market, investment and policy-related issues.

The JASSA Editorial Board seeks original, practical and topical articles which provide a critical analysis of current developments within the financial services industry across Australia and New Zealand, as well as international articles that provide insights relevant to these markets. Most articles have a finance, economics or accounting discipline focus, but articles from related disciplines are also welcome.

All JASSA articles must demonstrate a high level of critical analysis, employing appropriate research methods and presenting original ideas or research in a clear and concise manner suitable for a practitioner audience. All articles must also highlight the practical and/or policy implications of their research, providing appropriate attribution to the work of others, and empirical evidence (where possible) to support their conclusions. 

Articles which articulate new ideas, financial sector innovations, and the implications of financial sector policy and regulation are particularly welcome. JASSA also includes survey articles which aim to explain recent insights from academic research in a manner accessible to practitioners, and as well as ‘perspectives’ type articles which provide background and informed, research-based opinion on current issues.

JASSA articles are submitted to a double-blind peer review process. JASSA generally provides feedback to authors of submitted papers within eight weeks, and often sooner. Typically, accepted articles are published within six months of acceptance.

Submitting an article

Length of articles

Articles should be between 2,000–3,000 words in length. If articles contain many diagrams or charts the word limit should be closer to 2,000 words. Submissions significantly in excess of this word limit will not be accepted.

Style

Articles should be written in an easily readable style rather than formal, scholarly or highly technical language. The bibliography should include only items referred to in the text. Jargon should be avoided.

Referencing

Endnotes and appendices should be minimised, and notes should be included within the text where possible. Authors should use the Harvard style of referencing (although initial submissions will be considered if different styles are used, subject to authors of accepted papers then revising them to meet the required style).

Editing

Articles accepted for publication will be edited for style, clarity and length. The editors will work as closely as possible with authors regarding changes. However, the submission of articles will be taken as acknowledgment that editing is likely.

Publication

Articles are accepted for publication in JASSA only on the condition that authors:

  • Give Finsia an irrevocable and non-exclusive licence to publish the article in JASSA and on the Finsia website as well as websites of affiliated organisations, and
  • Authorise Finsia to give permission for reproduction of the article in whole or in part by other persons and organisations for educational and training purposes.

In return, Finsia will provide authors of accepted papers with an electronic PDF version of the published paper for use on the author’s personal website or for other personal use.

Copyrighted material

Please ensure that you verify that permission has been obtained for use of copyrighted material from other sources i.e. third-party content (including material taken from the internet). To protect both you and Finsia, it is important that permission is secured when you are using any third-party copyrighted material, including material that you have prepared in the course of your employment. Any conflicts of interest that may bias their work must be disclosed by authors.

Reproduction of articles

Finsia may also allow the reproduction of your published article on selected databases, electronic services or in publications as considered appropriate. JASSA is now included in RMIT’s Informit, ProQuest, EBSCOHost and the National Library of Australia’s fulltext databases.

As a not-for-profit professional association, Finsia will channel all royalties from reproduction of articles in these services into our Scholarships and Awards Fund that promotes the development of talent in the financial services industry. Authors who do not wish Finsia to retain any royalties pertaining to their published articles should email membership@finsia.com.

JASSA prize

All original articles published in JASSA will be automatically considered for the award of the annual JASSA prize. The prize consists of a certificate and a cheque for $1,000. Up to three Merit Awards, consisting of a certificate and a cheque for $350 for each article, are also awarded each year.

Submissions

Only electronic submissions will be considered. Submit three files in Word format by email as follows:

  • Complete paper (this file may be in PDF format as well as the Word version)
  • Paper in word format without the name/s of author/s suitable for blind refereeing, and
  • An abstract (NB: This can be the first page of your paper).

When submitting your paper please provide the following information:

  • the title of your paper
  • name(s) of the author(s)
  • address(es) (for delivery of complimentary copies)
  • telephone and email addresses for each author.

Graphs and charts

When articles have been accepted for publication, embedded tables, graphs or diagrams must be supplied as Excel or Illustrator eps files.

Titles for tables, graphs or diagrams should be Times New Roman 9pt/10.5pt Bold.

Data should be Arial 9pt/10pt regular.