Editorial Policy


Manuscripts must be submitted via Scholastica. Be sure to carefully read and adhere to the Guidelines for Submission. Submitted papers that are not properly formatted will be returned to authors and will NOT be sent for review.

All submitted papers will be checked for originality through TurnItIn.com. Papers with abnormally high similarity scores will be automatically rejected.

All manuscripts will first be reviewed by the editors. Authors will be directly notified by the editors of an editor desk rejection. Desk rejections most often occur because papers do not adhere to the focus of the journals (as clearly described on the individual journal webpages).

Submissions that pass the initial editor review will be evaluated by two or more reviewers. The Journal of Financial Education (JFEd) and/or Advances in Financial Education (AFEd) use a double blind peer-review evaluation process. Based on reviewer comments, the editors will decide if a manuscript is accepted, requires revision, or is rejected. If a paper requires revision, authors will be asked to revise and resubmit. Pertinent reviewer comments will be returned to authors. Resubmissions must include a detailed response to ALL reviewer comments demonstrating how each comment is addressed in the resubmission or why a specific comment is not, or cannot, be addressed.

Upon acceptance of a manuscript, authors will receive instructions about formatting for publication. Authors will also receive an official acceptance letter from the journal in which the paper will be published. The editors will decide in which journal, JFEd or AFEd, an accepted paper best fits.



The main purpose of The Journal of Financial Education (JFEd) and Advances in Financial Education (AFEd) is to build and develop a comprehensive body of knowledge in the field of financial education. The dissemination of knowledge via the journals must be original material. Such original work reflects the quality of the author(s) as well as the reputation of the educational institution with which they are affiliated.

Expected ethical behavior of publishing authors includes:

Authorship of submitted manuscript:

  • Only those individuals making significant contribution to the creation and development of the original article should be entitled to claim authorship.

Original work:

  • All work within the article must be entirely original. If not, the words or work of others must be properly designated and credited to the original author(s) or source(s).

Access to and retention of data:

  • Raw data used by the author(s) in the analysis should be accessible and made available for editorial review if or when requested by the journal’s editors.

Rules regarding exclusive submission:

  • It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to this journal have not been published and will not be simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere.
  • For accepted manuscripts, the author(s) will be asked to agree with the following statements:
  • This manuscript has not been submitted or published all or in part elsewhere.
  • The author(s) will give copyright to the journal for publication.

Citation of sources:

  • All articles listed in the Reference section MUST be cited in the paper and all sources cited in the paper MUST be listed in the Reference section.

Conflict of interest disclosure:

  • Any potential conflict of interest must be fully disclosed.

Inadvertent mistakes in published works:

  • If an author discovers a significant or inadvertent mistake that is of consequence, it is the responsibility of the author(s) to inform the editors of the journal so that the editors can determine whether to retract or correct the publication.



The mission of The Journal of Financial Education (JFEd) and Advances in Financial Education (AFEd) includes the dissemination of educational research and teaching aids that will promote/improve the educational process. In keeping with that mission, JFEd and AFEd both encourages and permits copying of any article, in any quantity, for classroom use. The journals only requests that JFEd or AFEd be given appropriate citation. This blanket authorization to copy for classroom use does not include any articles reprinted from other journals, in which case, permission to reproduce must be obtained from the original journal of publication.

Except for classroom use as noted above, all rights are reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.



We, the editors of The Journal of Financial Education (JFEd) and Advances in Financial Education (AFEd), recognize and accept our fiduciary responsibility to correct errors within previously published manuscripts. We will consider a reader’s challenge of the contents of a published paper if and only if the author can convince the editors of a significant error in the original work. Submitted challenges will be peer-reviewed (usually be the referees who reviewed the manuscript). A copy of the challenge and the referee comments will be sent to the corresponding author(s) for rebuttal.

If, after considering the referee and original author responses, the editors believe that a correction is warranted, a refutation will be published together with the author’s rebuttal. In the case of particularly egregious violations of the editorial policy, the author(s) can request or the editors may decide to retract the publication. Such a retraction notice will be published in a subsequent journal issue.



The Journal of Financial Education (JFEd) and Advances in Financial Education (AFEd) allow self-archiving, which permits a published manuscript’s author(s) to post accepted papers on a website or deposit the article in a repository. In such cases, the author(s) must include proper acknowledgement of the journal in which the article appears.

In the event that the Journal of Financial Education and/or Advances in Financial Education should no longer be published, self-archiving will serve as a means to retain ownership of the publication.

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