Theme of Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics
PJAE covers the applied research areas like agriculture, credit, finance, savings and investment, economic policies, education, health and nutrition, industry, manpower and employment, monetary and fiscal, population, rural and urban development, trade and aid, environment, transport and communication, water and power, etc. Papers with empirical work are preferred, which is helpful for policy making issues on the Third World Countries. The target group of readers is economists in academia, research institutions, government, etc., both local and international. A free online access and free publication make it easily available.
Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics since its inception in 1982, aims to provide its readers a unique forum for the exchange and sharing of information in the complex area of economics. The journal presents the social-economic problems, as expressed by economists, philosophers, political scientists, historians and business academics. The Journal publishes original contributions on applied issues in micro and macroeconomics. The primary criteria for selecting papers is quality and importance for the field. Papers based on a well motivated research problem that make a concrete contribution to empirical economics or applied theory are especially encouraged. It particularly fosters quantitative studies, the results of which are of use in the practical field, and thus helps to bring economic theory nearer to reality.
Most welcome are articles written by professional scholars in economics. Some of the larger topics which fall within the purview of Applied Economics are as follows:
- Economics and Ethics
- Economics of Eductation/Health Care
- Socio-economic problems of developing countries
- Environmental Problem
The Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics covers complex economic areas such as:
- Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
- International Economics
- Labor Economics
- Money and Banking
- Public Finance
- Political Economy
- Law and Economics
Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics offers wide-ranging studies of economic systems. The journal is an invaluable resource for keeping academics and practitioners aware of new trends, theories and developments
Key Journal Audiences
The Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics covers complex economic areas such as:
- Students and academics in economics
- Policy Makers
- University and college libraries
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
A) Editorial Independency and Confidentiality
- Submitted manuscripts are evaluated by ‘Internal Reviewers’ on the basis of the academic merit (importance, originality, study’s validity, clarity) and its relevance to the scope of Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics (PJAE).
- Editor, Editorial Committee and the Publication staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone, other than the corresponding and co-authors, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, as appropriate.
B) Publication Decisions
The editor of the PJAE ensures that all submitted manuscripts being considered for publication would undergo double blind peer-review by experts in the field of the concerned paper. The editor is also responsible for deciding as to which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published (after going through the routine process through the Editorial Committee), based on validation of the work in question, its importance to researchers and readers, the reviewers’ comments, and such requirements as are currently in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with the Editorial Committee of PJAE and other concerned academicians or reviewers in making this decision.
C) Involvement and Cooperation in Investigations
Editor and the Editorial Committee will take responsive measures when ethical concerns are raised with regard to a submitted manuscript or published paper. Every reported act of unethical publishing behaviour will be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.
D) Policy for Reviewers
Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible, should immediately notify the editor and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.
Manuscripts received for review are confidential documents and must be treated such that they must not be shown to or discussed with others, except if authorized by the Editor (who may do so under exceptional and specific circumstances). This applies also to the invited reviewers and referees who decline the review invitation.
- Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively and observations formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the manuscript.
- Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers and/or International (External) Referees should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that is an observation, derivation or argument that has been reported in previous publications should be accompanied by the relevant citation in the text, footnote (and later in the Bibliography section with complete information). A reviewer and/or international referee should also notify any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other manuscript (published or unpublished) of which they have personal knowledge.
E) Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Any invited referee(s) who have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the author(s), institutions connected to the manuscript and the work described therein should immediately notify (in writing) the editor to declare or not to declare his/their conflicts of interest and decline the invitation to review so that alternative reviewers can be contacted.
Unpublished material disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without written consent of the author(s) of that work. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for the reviewer’s personal advantage. This applies also to invited reviewers who decline the review invitation.
F) Policy for Author’s
The listing of authors should accurately reflect as to who carried out the research and wrote the article, and the order of authorship should be jointly determined by all of co-authors.
- Originality, Plagiarism and Acknowledgement of Sources
Authors must ensure that their contribution does not contain any libel matter or infringe any copyright or other intellectual property rights or any other rights of any third party.Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of work reported in the manuscript should also be cited. Plagiarism takes many forms, from ‘passing off’ another’s paper as the author’s own, copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s work (without attribution), and claiming results of research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original work, and if they have used the work and/or words of others; this should be appropriately cited or quoted. Authors should obtain permission to reproduce any content from the third-party/source (text and images). Third-party content for which permission has not been obtained (excluding contents covered by fair dealing) should not be contained in the paper.
G) Publication and Submission Fee
No fee or charges are required from authors for manuscript processing in the PJAE. Authors pay neither submission nor publication fee.
Authors should declare that all work submitted piece in the manuscript is original. Authors should ensure that their manuscript as submitted is not under consideration (or accepted for publication) elsewhere nor he/she/they will submit it elsewhere (single/jointly). Sections of the manuscript which overlap with others/authors published or submitted content should be acknowledged and cited.