JFQA Style Requirements

Submit manuscripts online at www.jfqa.org. Manuscripts must be double-spaced and single-sided on 8.5′′ × 11′′ paper. The title page must show the title, author name(s) and affiliation(s), e-mail address(es), and work phone number(s). The first page of text should begin with the title and include a one-paragraph abstract of no more than 100 words. All sections of the paper, beginning with the introduction and ending with a conclusion or summary, must be numbered with Roman numerals. Subsection headings must be lettered A, B, C, etc.

The manuscript should explain its relation to other research in the field, especially recently published material. References cited in the text should be noted by the last name(s) of the author(s) followed by the publication year enclosed in parentheses without punctuation: Smith (1988). When a particular page, section, or equation is referred to, the reference also should be placed within parentheses: (Smith and Jones (1988), p. 222), (Green (1988a), eq. 3).

Lengthy mathematical proofs and extensive tables should be placed in an appendix or omitted from the manuscript entirely. In the latter case, the author may indicate in a footnote that proofs or tables are available from the author. The author should make every effort to explain the meaning of mathematical proofs.

The author should check the manuscript for clarity, grammar, spelling, and punctuation to minimize editorial changes and the necessity of extensive corrections at the proof stage. All abbreviations must be defined.

All but very short mathematical expressions should be displayed on a separate line and centered. Important displayed equations must be identified by consecutive Arabic numerals in parentheses on the left. Expressions should be aligned, and subscripts and superscripts clearly marked to avoid confusion.

Each table must be titled and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Please check the text to make sure there is a reference to each table. General footnotes should be marked as a, b, c, etc., for specific footnotes. Asterisks * or ** indicate significance at the 5% and 1% levels, respectively. The author should check tables to be sure that totals are correct and that the title, column headings, and footnotes clearly explain the content of the table. If tables are on separate pages at the end of the article, indicate approximate placement within the text.

Figures must be titled and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. Captions should present sufficient information to describe the purpose of the figure. The figures for accepted manuscripts must be of professional quality and ready for reproduction.

Footnotes must be double-spaced. Footnotes must not be used for the purpose of citation. Footnotes with extensive content should be avoided.

All works cited in the text must be alphabetically arranged in a double-spaced list at the end of the manuscript. Examples:

Brown, S., and J. Warner. "Using Daily Stock Returns: The Case of Event Studies." Journal of Financial Economics, 14 (1985), 1–31.

Ross, S. A. "Return, Risk and Arbitrage." In Risk and Return in Finance, Vol. I, I. Friend and J. L. Bicksler, eds. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger (1977).

Titman, S.; K. C. Wei; and F. Xie. "Capital Investments and Stock Returns." Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 39 (2004), 677700.