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About This Journal

Financial Forum focuses on the field of applied theory research in commercial banking, and has columns such as situation analysis, theoretical exploration, reform exploration, development strategy, financial court, operations management, business innovation, financial market, international finance, and financial transfer. The readers are teachers and students of financial theory and policy researchers, economic workers, and economic institutions.

Financial Forum magazine section:

Situation analysis, theoretical exploration, reform exploration, development strategy, financial court, operations management, business innovation, financial market, business innovation, international finance, financial transfer.

 

ISSN(P):2251-2659

Focus and Scope

Financial Forum is located in the theoretical study of commercial bank applications, and has the columns of situation analysis, theoretical exploration, reform exploration, development strategy, financial law court, operation management, business innovation, financial market, international finance, and financial transshipment. The readers are financial theory and policy researchers, economic workers, and teachers and students of economic institutions.

Financial Forum magazine section settings:

Situation analysis, theoretical discussion, reform exploration, development strategy, financial law court, operation management, business innovation, financial market, business innovation, international finance, financial transshipment.

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    b) This result was later contradicted by Becker and Seligman[5].

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    References

    This section is compulsory and should be placed at the end of all manuscripts. Do not use footnotes or endnotes as a substitute for a reference list. The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should be excluded from this section.

    References should be numbered consecutively in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text. Identify references in text, tables, and legends by Arabic numerals in parentheses. Authors referenced are listed with their surname followed by their initials. All references should also appear as an in-text citation. References should follow the following pattern: Author(s), title of publication, full journal name in italics followed by year of publication, volume number, issue number in parenthesis and lastly, page range. If the referred article has more than three authors, list only the first three authors and abbreviate the remaining authors to italicized ‘et al.’ (meaning: "and others"). If the DOI is available, please include it after the page range.

    Standard journal article

    Journal article (print) with one to three authors

    Halpern SD, Ubel PA. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. The New England Journal of Medicine 2002 Jul 25;347(4):284-7.

    Journal article (print) with more than three authors

    Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Research 2002;935(1-2):40-6.

    Journal article (online) with one to three authors

    Jackson D, Firtko A and Edenborough M. Personal resilience as a strategy for surviving and thriving in the face of workplace adversity: A literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2007; 60(1):1–9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04412.x.

    Journal article (online) with more than three authors

    Hargreave M, Jensen A, Nielsen TSS, et al. Maternal use of fertility drugs and risk of cancer in children—A nationwide population-based cohort study in Denmark. International Journal of Cancer 2015; 136(8): 1931–1939. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijc.29235.

    Book

    Book with one to three authors

    Schneider Z, Whitehead D and Elliott D. Nursing and Midwifery Research: Methods and Appraisal for Evidence-based Practice, 3rd ed. Marrickville, NSW: Elsevier Australia; 2007.

    Book with more than three authors

    Davis M, Charles L, Curry M J, et al. Challenging Spatial Norms, London: Routledge; 2003.

    Chapter or Article in Book

    Meltzer PS, Kallioniemi A, Trent JM. Chromosome alterations in human solid tumors. In: Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, editors. The genetic basis of human cancer. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2002. p. 93-113.

    *Note that the editor’s name is not inverted.

    Others

    Proceedings of meetings and symposiums, conference papers

    Christensen S, Oppacher F. An analysis of Koza's computational effort statistic for genetic programming. In: Foster JA, Lutton E, Miller J, Ryan C, Tettamanzi AG, editors. Genetic programming. EuroGP 2002: Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Genetic Programming; 2002 Apr 3-5; Kinsdale, Ireland. Berlin: Springer; 2002. p. 182-91.

    Conference proceedings (from electronic database)

    Harnden P, Joffe JK, Jones WG, editors. Germ cell tumours V. Proceedings of the 5th Germ Cell Tumour Conference; 2001 Sep 13-15; Leeds, UK. New York: Springer; 2002.

    Online Document with author names

    Este J, Warren C, Connor L, et al. Life in the clickstream: The future of journalism. Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance. 2008; Retrieved from http://www.alliance.org.au/documents/ foj_report_final.pdf

    Online Document without author name

    Princeton Writing Program. (n.d.). Developing an argument. Retrieved from http://web.princeton.edu/ sites/ writing/Writing_Center/WCWritingResources.htm

    Thesis/Dissertation

    Borkowski MM. Infant sleep and feeding: a telephone survey of Hispanic Americans [dissertation]. Mount Pleasant (MI): Central Michigan University; 2002.

    Standards

    Standards Australia Online. Glass in buildings: Selection and installation. AS 1288-2006, amended January 31, 2008. Retrieved from SAI Global database 2006.

    Government Report

    National Commission of Audit. Report to the Commonwealth Government, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service 1996.

    Government report (online)s

    Department of Health and Ageing.Ageing and aged care in Australia; 2008. Retrieved from http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ main/publishing.nsf/Content/ageing

    Patent

    Rencher W F. Bioadhesive pharmaceutical car- rier. US Patent 5462749 A. 1995.

    No author

    Guide to agricultural meteorological practices, 2nd ed. Secretariat of the World Meteorological Organization, Geneva; 1981.

    Note: When referencing an entry from a dictionary or an encyclopedia with no author there is no requirement to include the source in the reference list. In these cases, only cite the title and year of the source in-text. For an authored dictionary/encyclopedia, treat the source as an authored book.

     

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The APC for Financial Forum is as follows:

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