About the Journal



The Journal of Applied Economics and Business Studies (JAEBS) is an open access and double-blind peer reviewed journal launched under the flagship of Pakhtunkhwa Economic Policy Research Institute, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan. JAEBS publishes original contributions in all fields of economics, business, and tourism & hospitality management. Authors are invited to submit original, full-length empirical and theoretical papers. JAEBS encourages the application of economic and business theories to research problems facing the public and private sectors. The journal prefers quantitative and empirical studies using methods of mathematics, statistics, econometrics and operations research helping in policy assessment, formulation and development.



For the year 2020 and onward JAEBS publishes four issues annually in March, June, September, and December. Occasionally, JAEBS can publish special issues about specific research themes. These special issues can have specific editors. For these special issues, specific calls for papers will be announced.



This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.



JAEBS doesn't charge any fee for paper submission, review and publication.



Articles submitted to the Journal of Applied Economics and Business Studies (JAEBS) should not have been published before in their current or substantially similar form or be under consideration for publication with another journal. Authors submitting articles for publication warrant that the work is not an infringement of any existing copyright and will indemnify the publisher against any breach of such warranty. No responsibility is undertaken by JAEBS, its staff or members of the editorial board for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a matter of products liability, negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any methods, products instruction, advertisements or ideas contained in publication.

JAEBS maintains online records of all published articles on its website. The journal also supports wide dissemination of the research it publishes. Authors are free to post copies of the final published version on any online repositories or other web sites.  However, author have agreeing to the publication of their article under the CC BY license  (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License). In this case authors have the right to:

  • Share their article in the same ways permitted to third parties under the relevant user license
  • Retain patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including research data)
  • Proper attribution and credit for the published work



The journal has policy to screen every article for similarity index by using Turnitin. The overall similarity index should not be more than 19%, and a single source should not be more than 5%. 



JAEBS publications are deposited in and available from multiple digital archives around the world. To guarantee long-term digital preservation, content published in JAEBS is deposited in the following archives.


Non-for-profit dark archive which stores all JAEBS content. If content is no longer available from any participating publisher, then CLOCKSS is able to make this available as open access.

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The LOCKSS is a peer-to-peer network that develops and supports an open source system allowing libraries to collect, preserve and provide their readers with access to material published on the Web. JAEBS all published contents are deposited and stores in LOCKSS. 

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PKP Preservation Network (PN)

PKP has developed the PKP Preservation Network (PKP PN) to digitally preserve OJS journals. The PKP PN ensures that journals that are not part of any other digital preservation can be preserved for long-term access. JAEBS all published contents are preserved automatically in PKP (PN).