Philosophy of The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance

For more information, please see The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

As a condition of publication, the author transfers the copyright for their work to The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance.

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance. If you have concerns about the submission terms for The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, please contact the editors.

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Formatting Requirements

The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality Microsoft Word file that can be converted to a PDF file.

It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Pepperdine Digital Commons website and/or software agree not to misuse the Pepperdine Digital Commons service or software in any way.

The failure of Pepperdine Digital Commons to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Pepperdine Digital Commons and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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Creative Commons (CC) Licensing Information

The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance allows re-use of its content in accordance with the CC BY-NC 4.0 creative commons license. This allows for free re-use of content, with attribution, for non-commercial purposes.

Please note: articles published before September 2020 display an "All rights reserved" statement, but this was included in error and in fact they are subject to the CC BY-NC license allowing reuse for any non-commercial purpose.

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Digital Archiving Policy

The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance uses the CLOCKSS digital archiving policy.

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Open Access Statement

The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance adheres to the gold standard of open access publishing, which is that the digital versions of JEF articles are available, free of charge, to researchers and the general public immediately upon publication. The JEF allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of its articles for non-commercial purposes.

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Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Please see the journal's Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement page.

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Review Process

The The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance follows a double-blind review process.

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