CEA Publications

JCEBS - Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies

Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies

Launched in 2003, the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies (JCEBS) is the official journal of the Chinese Economic Association (UK). The CEA (UK) is an independent, non-profit-making research association of scholars, researchers, students and business executives interested in China's economic development. The Association’s advisors include Professor James Mirrlees and Professor Peter Nolan from Cambridge, and Professor David Hendry from Oxford. Its trustee is Professor Charles Goodhart, London School of Economics. Founded in 1988, CEA(UK) has around 300 members and has successfully held seventeen annual conferences and a number of seminars and workshops. Some papers from these conferences/seminars/workshops have been published in the world's leading economics and business journals. The CEA (UK) has also edited a number of books and three special issues of the academic journals. For details, please visit our website www.ceauk.org.uk.

JCEBS aims to publish rigorous theoretical and empirical studies on Chinese economic, business and related issues in any field. These include economic theories and policies for transition economies, economic reforms in the agricultural sector, state-owned enterprises, financial and fiscal systems and management styles; R&D and technology; marketing; human resources; business strategy; business culture and ethics; foreign trade and direct investment; and similar issues for Hong Kong and Taiwan; and the relevance of these issues to other parts of the world. The journal adopts a double-blind refereeing policy, and a first round of the confidential refereeing process would normally be completed within three months.

The Managing Editor of the JCEBS is Professor Xiaming Liu from London University. The co-editors are: Dr Guy Liu (Brunel University), Professor Peter Nolan (Cambridge University), Professor Haiyan Song (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Professor Wing Thye Woo (University of California) and Professor Shujie Yao (Nottingham University).

The journal is published by Taylor & Francis/Routledge. There are three issues a year. The journal is abstracted in IBSS, CSA (Sociological Abstracts), and Econlit.

The journal is free to all members of the CEA (UK). Submissions are welcome.

Notes for Contributors

Authors should submit an electronic copy (via e-mail or on disk) to:

Professor Xiaming Liu
Managing Editor
Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies
School of Management
Birkbeck College
University of London
Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London WC1E 7HX
Tel: 020 7079 0895
Fax: 020 7631 6769
E-mail: xiaming.liu@bbk.ac.uk

Contributions to the journal are welcome at any time.

Please follow the JCEBS Submission Guidelines and Style Guide for Authors.

Submission of a paper to this journal will be taken to imply that it represents original research that has not been previously published, that it is not being considered elsewhere for publication and that, if accepted for publication, it will not be published elsewhere in the same or closely similar form in any language without the consent of one of the Editors and the publisher. It will also be assumed that the author(s) has all necessary permissions to include in the paper such items as quotations, illustrations, results of government sponsored research, etc.

The submission should be typed on one side of the paper, double spaced, with ample margins, and include a title page with the title of the contribution, name(s) of the author(s) and affiliation(s) as the author(s) would wish them to appear. The full postal address of the author who will check proofs and receive correspondence and offprints should also be included. All pages should be numbered and a total word count supplied. An abstract of 100–150 words should be included. No more than six key words or phrases must be provided and the Journal of Economics Literature (JEL) classification number(s) should be included. All papers submitted to the journal are subjected to a double-blind refereeing process.

Tables must be typed out on separate sheets and not included as part of the text. Tables and figures should be numbered consecutively by Arabic numerals. The approximate position of tables and figures should be indicated in the manuscript.

Figures and line drawings must have a descriptive title legend and be drawn on separate sheets. Figures should be supplied as camera-ready artwork in a form suitable for printing. Photographs should be sharp, high contrast, glossy prints; they should be submitted in their final size.

References should be indicated in the typescript by giving the author’s name, with the year of publication and the page number if the reference follows a direct quotation. If several papers by the same author and from the same year are cited, a, b, c, etc. should be put after the year of publication. The references should be listed at the end in the following standard form (with names as they appear in the original publication).

Books:
Buckley, P.J. & Casson, M. (1976) The Future of the Multinational Enterprise (London: Macmillan).

Chapter in a book:
Mueller, D.C. (1986) United States’ antitrust at the crossroads, in: H.W. de Jong & W.G. Shepherd (Eds) Mainstreams in Industrial Organization, Book II, pp. 215–241 (Dordrecht: Kluwer).

Journal article:
Williamson, O.E. (1968) Economics as an antitrust defence: the welfare tradeoffs, American Economic Review, 58(1), pp. 18–31.

Footnotes should be referenced by raised numerals in the text corresponding to a list of notes placed at the end of the paper and before the references.

Proofs will be sent to authors, if there is sufficient time to do so. They should be corrected and returned to either of the UK editors within three days. Major alterations or revisions cannot be accepted.

Offprints. Corresponding authors can now receive their article by e-mail as a complete PDF. This allows the author to print up to 50 copies, free of charge, and disseminate them to colleagues. In many cases this facility will be available up to two weeks prior to publication. Or, alternatively, corresponding authors can ask to receive the traditional 50 offprints. A copy of the journal will be sent by post to all corresponding authors after publication. Additional copies of the journal can be purchased at the author’s preferential rate of £15.00 per copy.

Copyright. It is a condition of publication that authors vest or license copyright in their articles, including abstracts, in Taylor & Francis Ltd. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and the journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors may, of course, use the article elsewhere after publication providing that prior permission is obtained from Taylor & Francis Ltd. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources. A list of "Copyright Transfer Frequently Asked Questions" is available here. The journal is typeset by Keyword, Great Yarmouth, and printed and bound by Halstan & Co. Ltd, Amersham.