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Instruction to Authors

Manuscript requirements

  1. The manuscript should not exceed 6000 words, including abstract, notes, and references. The manuscript should be written in font 12, Times New Roman (TNR), single spaced. The paper must be written in English. We kindly ask the authors to check that the abstract and the paper are correctly written grammatically and use a proper terminology. The manuscript should be submitted by sending it via email to either Professor Anamaria Ciobanu, Ph.D ( or Sorin Stan, Ph.D ( Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors. Permission for papers to be reprinted can only be granted by authors, who should be contacted directly.
  2. The authors should provide a brief autobiographical note on a separate sheet including:
    • Full name;
    • Affiliation;
    • E-mail address;
    • Full international contact details;
    • Brief professional biography.
    As the articles will be blind reviewed by three independent peer reviewers, the authors should not be identified anywhere in the article.
  3. The title of the article should be short and informative.
  4. In order to present the information more clearly, the article should be divided into subsections (e.g. Introduction, Literature Review, Research Methodology, Findings, Conclusions).
  5. Authors must supply an abstract of the article (200 – 250 words) that should present:
    • The purpose of the study;
    • The methodology employed in the study;
    • Findings;
    • Research limitations and their implications;
    • Practical implications;
    • Originality and value of the study.
  6. The authors should provide three up to six keywords, which make reference to the principal topics presented in the article.
  7. The authors should provide (under the keywords) the JEL classification of the article according to the topic presented (for this purpose, please consult the following internet address:
  8. Headings must be short, presented in bold format, with consecutive numbering.
  9. The introduction should include a statement of the problem under discussion, why it is important, and to whom it is important.
  10. The conclusion should tell the reader clearly what the paper finds or demonstrates. It should be consistent with the objectives set forth in the introduction. It should describe the implications of the results for researchers, appraisers, financial analysts, etc.
  11. Notes or Endnotes should be used only if absolutely necessary and must be identified in the text by consecutive numbers, enclosed in square brackets and listed at the end of the article. Do not use footnotes.
  12. Figures (charts, diagrams etc.) created in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, should be of clear quality and saved in their native formats and should be submitted in electronic form inside the article. They should have title and be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. The authors should present their sources (written in font 10, TNR) under each figure and table.
  13. Tables should be typed and included as part of the manuscript. Ensure that any superscripts or asterisks are shown next to the relevant items and have corresponding explanations (written in font 10, TNR) displayed under the table or figure.
  14. References to other publications must be carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency. You should cite publications in the text: (Siegel, 2002) using the first name of the author quoted or (Mehra and Prescott, 1988) citing both names of two, or (Jakkilinki et al., 2007), when there are three or more authors.
  15. At the end of the paper a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied (written in font 11, TNR):
    For books: Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, Pages.
    Siegel, J. J. (2002), Stocks for the Long Run. 3rd ed. New York: Irwin, 20–26.
    For journals: Surname, Initials (year), “Title of article”, Journal Name Volume (Issue): Pages.
    Banfi, S., M. Farsi, M. Filippini, and M. Jakob (2008), “Willingness to Pay for Energy-Saving Measures in Residential Buildings,” Energy Economics 30: 503–516.
    For published conference proceedings: Surname, Initials (year of publication), “Title of paper,” in Proceedings of the Title of the Conference. Place of publication: Publisher, Page numbers.
    Hui, J.W. and D.E. Culler (2008), “IP Is Dead, Long Live IP for Wireless Sensor Networks,” in Proceedings of the 6th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems. New York: ACM Press, 15–28.
    For working papers: Surname, Initials (year), “Title of article,” Working Paper [number if available], Institution or organization, Place of organization.
    Fernandez, P. (2008), “The Equity Premium Puzzle: High Required Equity Premium, Undervaluation and Self Fulfilling Prophecy,” Working Paper No. 1274816, IESE Business School, Barcelona.
    For electronic sources: if available online the full URL should be supplied, as well as the date when the resource was accessed.
    Damodaran, A. (2010), “The Equity Risk Premium: Determinants, Estimation and Implications: The 2010 Edition, ” (accessed 31 March 2010).
    Standalone URLs, i.e. without an author, should be included either within parentheses in the main text, or preferably set as a note at the end of the paper (Roman numeral within square brackets within text followed by the full URL address).

Review Process

Stage 1
At least two members of the Editorial Board of IROVAL and the Scientific Council make an initial assessment of the scientific relevance of the paper and nominate the reviewers to produce an informed opinion.
Stage 2
The peer review takes place, involving three reviewers (per paper) with expertise in the specific domain that is being addressed.
Stage 3
Materials respecting the scientific standards are going on a waiting list for publication. Materials in need of further development for achieving the scientific rigor will be returned to the author for modifications. Materials that cannot achieve the minimum of scientific quality are rejected.
Stage 4
Materials are awaiting publication according their order on the publishing list.
Stage 5
After the approval of the proposed paper and its publishing in the magazine, the author will receive a free copy of the issue.

The authors are responsible for clarifying the copyrights of the information contained in the papers.


Journal information

  • Edited by: IROVAL under ANEVAR guidance
  • ISSN: 1842-3787
  • Frequency: bi-annual
  • Current Volume: 12 (2), 2017

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