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FINANCE INDIA (ISSN : 0970 - 3772), The Quarterly Journal of Finance, published since 1987 by Indian Institute of Finance, regularly is a Two Tier Triple Blind Peer Review Journal. Its has an exalted Editorial Board of over 70 Experts from all over World including 6 Nobel Laureates headed by Prof. Dr. JD Agarwal (an eminent Economist & Distinguished Professor of Finance). It is indexed and abstracted by more than 31 agencies and over 100 Universities worldwide.

Finance India has high Impact Factor and is indexed by:

  • UGC India [ UGC Code 1972 & 8198 ] ; UGC Uzbekistan ; UGC Hungary & others
  • Placed at 3rd out of 21,000+ Journals Indexed in SJIF Journal Rank by Scientific Journal Impact Factor (SJIF) with SJIF Impact Factor Value for 2018 as 6.778
  • Ranked 3rd WORLDWIDE among 79 finance institutions and also among 148 institutions (of finance, macro economics and labour & general labour micro-economics) by B&E Datalinks of American Statistical Association based on ratings for providing financial information & database .
  • International Scientific Indexing (ISI) Indexation & Impact Factor of 1.364 (2016)
  • ICI World of Journals ICV (Index Copernicus Value) Index Factor 73.22 (2015)
  • Indexed and abstracted by more than 31 agencies Worldwide
  • We encourage you to submit your research paper(s) and abstract(s) of Doctoral Dissertations for possible publication in Finance India.

    The paper should be a original piece of work and should not be scheduled for publication elsewhere.

    Instructions to Author(s)
    For Articles and Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations
    1. Authors should submit two copies of their manuscript in printed format, clearly typed with double spacing on A4 Size paper; Verbatim inset quotations should be single-spaced at Indian Institute of Finance, 45A, Knowledge Park III, Greater Noida, UP 201308, INDIA.
    2. For Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations only. The thesis should be in the area of finance, accounting and other related areas in maximum 4000 words. The thesis should have been completed from an Indian University/Institute after June, 1987. Kindly also send the following details on a separate page-
      (a) Title of Dissertation,
      (b) Supervisor's Name and Address,
      (c) Year of Submission and Award,
      (d) University of Submission,
      (e) PhD. Degree in _____(Area),
      (f) Your Complete Mailing Address along with Telephone and E-mail Address
    3. Review Process : A Two Tier Triple Blind Peer Review Process (i.e. by Two Full Professor Referee from within India and Three full Professor Referee from Overseas). Only after all review reports are received decsion to Accept / Send back for Revision / Reject is taken by the Editorial Committee.
    4. Electronic Copy : Authors are required to submit an electronic copy(soft copy) of the papers in MS-WORD format(.Doc format) in a USB Pen Drive & via email to
    5. The cover page shall contain the title of the manuscript, the author's name, and affiliation (designation, organisation name, postal address, phone , fax and E-mail) including acknowledgement if any. This page will be removed before the manuscript is sent to a referee. The first page of text should show the title but NOT the author's name.
    6. Each manuscript should include an abstract of about 200 words.
    7. The introduction section must have no heading or number. Subsequent headings should be given Roman numerals. Subsection headings should be lettered A, B, C, etc.
    8. The article should end with a non-technical summary statement of the main conclusions. Lengthy mathematical proofs and very extensive detailed tables should be placed in appendix or omitted entirely. The author should make every effort to explain the meaning of mathematical proofs.
    9. Footnotes: Footnotes in the text must be numbered consecutively and typed on a separate page, double-spaced, following the reference section. Footnotes to the table must also be double-spaced and typed on the bottom of the page with the table.
    10. Tables: Tables must be numbered consecutively with Roman numerals. Please check that your text contains a reference to each table. Type each table on a separate page. Authors must check tables to be sure that amounts add up to the totals shown and that the title, column headings, captions, etc. are clear and to the point. Necessary Notes and source must be mentioned at the bottom.
    11. Figures: Figures must be titled and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals.Necessary Notes and source must be mentioned at the bottom.
    12. Equations: All but very short mathematical expressions should be displayed on a separate line and centered. Equations must be numbered consecutively on the right margin, using Arabic numerals in parentheses.
    13. References must be typed on a separate page, double-spaced, at the end of the paper. They must have complete information  : Journal , Volume / no, Year of Publication, pages and names of authors.
    14. Please check your manuscript for clarity, grammar, spellings, punctuation, and consistency of references to minimize editorial changes.
    15. Submission Fees. All articles submitted for publication should accompany a submission fee of Rs. 1000 for India and US$ / EURO 60 from overseas.
      All Payments to be made through
      (a) Demand Draft / Bankers Cheque in favour of "Indian Institute of Finance" payable at Delhi, India or
      (b) Bank Transfer : for India : NEFT to Indian Institute of Finance; A/c No. 65075795019; State Bank of India, Greater Noida, IFSC Code : SBIN0050830; For Overseas : Branch Code : 50830; SWIFT Code : SBININBB001; IFSC Code : SBIN0050830 or
      Credit Card at i.e. Euro / US $ Payment are to in equivalence of INR ont he said date. (i.e. in case of EURO / US $ Payment is to be in Equivalence in INR of the said date). 

      Subscribers of Finance India, Editorial Board Members, IIF Alumni, IIF Faculty and IIF Staff are exempt from submission fee
    Code of Conduct
    (Ethical Standards)

    Publication of an article in FINANCE INDIA - an academic peer-reviewed journal serves several functions, one of which is to validate and preserve the "minutes" of research. It is therefore of immense importance that these "minutes" are accurate and trustworthy. The act of publishing involves many parties, each of which plays an important role in achieving these aims. It therefore follows that the author, the journal editor, the peer-reviewer, the publisher, and the owner of Society-owned journals have responsibilities to meet expected ethical standards at all stages in their involvement from submission to publication of an article.

    Indian Institute of Finance is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behaviour at all stages of the publication process. We follow closely the industry associations that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements.

    Below is a summary of our key expectations of editors, peer-reviewers, and authors.

    1. Ethical expectations

    Editor(s) responsibilities

  • To act in a balanced, objective and fair way while carrying out their expected duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.
  • To handle submissions for sponsored supplements or special issues in the same way as other submissions, so that articles are considered and accepted solely on their academic merit and without commercial influence.
  • To adopt and follow reasonable procedures in the event of complaints of an ethical or conflict nature, in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Society where appropriate. To give authors a reasonable opportunity to respond to any complaints. All complaints should be investigated no matter when the original publication was approved. Documentation associated with any such complaints should be retained.
  • Reviewer(s) [Referee(s)] responsibilities

  • To contribute to the decision-making process, and to assist in improving the quality of the published paper by reviewing the manuscript objectively, in a timely manner.
  • To maintain the confidentiality of any information supplied by the editor(s) or author(s). To not retain or copy the manuscript.
  • To alert the editor(s) to any published or submitted content that is substantially similar to that under review.
  • To be aware of any potential conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, collaborative or other relationships between the reviewer and author) and to alert the editor to these, if necessary withdrawing their services for that manuscript.
  • Author(s) responsibilities

  • To maintain accurate records of data associated with their submitted manuscript, and to supply or provide access to these data, on reasonable request. Where appropriate and where allowed by employer, funding body and others who might have an interest, to deposit data in a suitable repository or storage location, for sharing and further use by others.
  • To confirm/assert that the manuscript as submitted is not under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere. Where portions of the content overlap with published or submitted content, to acknowledge and cite those sources. Additionally, to provide the editor with a copy of any submitted manuscript that might contain overlapping or closely related content.
  • To confirm that all the work in the submitted manuscript is original and to acknowledge and cite content reproduced from other sources. To obtain permission to reproduce any content from other sources.
  • To declare any potential conflicts of interest (e.g. where the author has a competing interest (real or apparent) that could be considered or viewed as exerting an undue influence on his or her duties at any stage during the publication process).
  • To notify promptly the journal editor(s) or publisher if a significant error in their publication is identified. To cooperate with the editor and publisher to publish an erratum, addendum, corrigendum notice, or to retract the paper, where this is deemed necessary.
  • Publisher / Society responsibilities

  • Indian Institute of Finance shall ensure that good practice is maintained to the standards outlined above.
  • 2. Procedures for dealing with unethical behaviour

    Identification of unethical behaviour

  • Misconduct and unethical behaviour may be identified and brought to the attention of the editor(s) and publisher at any time, by anyone.
  • Misconduct and unethical behaviour may include, but need not be limited to, examples as outlined above.
  • Whoever informs the editor(s) or publisher of such conduct should provide sufficient information and evidence in order for an investigation to be initiated. All allegations should be taken seriously and treated in the same way, until a successful decision or conclusion is reached.
  • Investigation

  • An initial decision should be taken by the editor(s), who should consult with or seek advice from the publisher, if appropriate.
  • Evidence should be gathered, while avoiding spreading any allegations beyond those who need to know.
  • Minor breaches

  • Minor misconduct might be dealt with / without the need to consult more widely. In any event, the author should be given the opportunity to respond to any allegations.
  • Serious breaches

  • Serious misconduct might require that the employers of the accused be notified. The editor(s), in consultation with the publisher, should make the decision whether or not to involve the employers, either by examining the available evidence themselves or by further consultation with a limited number of experts.
  • Outcomes (in increasing order of severity; may be applied separately or in conjunction)

  • Informing or educating the author(s) or reviewer(s) where there appears to be a misunderstanding or misapplication of acceptable standards.
  • A more strongly worded letter to the author(s) or reviewer(s) covering the misconduct and as a warning to future behaviour.
  • Publication of a formal notice detailing the misconduct.
  • Publication of an editorial detailing the misconduct.
  • A formal letter to the head of the author(s) or reviewer(s) department or funding agency.
  • Formal retraction or withdrawal of a publication from the journal, in conjunction with informing the head of the author or reviewer's department, Abstracting & Indexing services and the readership of the publication.
  • Imposition of a formal embargo on contributions from an individual for a defined period.
  • Reporting the case and outcome to a professional organisation or higher authority for further investigation and action.
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