Applied Economics and Business Review is published as an open-access journal which aims to represent and publish research articles in economics and business areas delivered by practitioners of different disciplines. Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to: labor economics, development microeconomics, education economics, health economics, monetary economics, public economics, demography, empirical corporate finance, empirical studies of trade and industrial organizations, and empirical behavioral economics.
1. Article Template
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Smith, J., & Peter, Q. (1992). Hairball: An intensive peek behind the surface of an enigma Hamilton, ON: McMaster University
Anthology of articles :
Mcdonalds, A. (1993). Practical methods for the apprehension and sustained containment of supernatural entities In GL Yeager
(Ed.), Paranormal and occult studies: Case studies in application (pp. 42-64) London: OtherWorld Books.
Crackton, P. (1987). The Loonie: God's long-awaited gift to colourful pocket change Canadian Change, 64 (7), 34-37.
Official government documents :
Revenue Canada (2001). Advanced gouging:. Manual for employees (MP 65-347/1124) Ottawa: Minister of Immigration and
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Print version of the network article:
Marlowe, P., Spade, S., & Chan, C. (2001). Detective work and the benefits of colour versus black and white [Electronic version].
Journal of Pointless Research, 11, 123-124.
Electronic journal articles ( only online version of the journal ):
Blofeld, ES (1994, March 1). Expressing oneself through Persian cats and modern architecture. Felines & Felons, 4, Article
0046g. Retrieved October 3, 1999, from http://journals.f+f.org/spectre/vblofeld -0046g.html
Search for journal articles from the database of electronic copy version ( 3-5 Author):
Costanza, G., Seinfeld, J., Benes, E., Kramer, C., & Peterman, J. (1993). Minutiæ and insignificant observations from the
nineteen-nineties. Journal about Nothing, 52, 475-649. Retrieved October 31, 1999, from NoTHINGJournals database.
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Abbreviations at the beginning of a term must be written out. For example, A.fumigatus should be Aspergillus fumigatus.
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- in an electronic format. The published work will directly reflect the quality of the artwork provided.
Electronic figure submission
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- MS Office files are also acceptable.
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