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 studies, tourism & hospitality management, and applied mathematics & economics. 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.



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 publication fee from authors. JAEBS is funded by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as an ADP project titled "Establishment of Pakhtunkhwa Economic Policy Research Institute" at Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan. All the publications, marketing, advertisement, and indexation cost is covered under the said project.  



The author(s) retain the copyright on work published in the Journal of Applied Economics and Business Studies and grant the journal right of first publication.  

Individual articles are published Open Access under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction on any medium, provided the original author (s) and source are properly credited.



The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'passing off' another's paper as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

The journal has policy to screen every article for similarity index by using Turnitin. The overall similarity index should not be more than 15%, 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).