ISSN (Print) : 2673-1258 / ISSN (Online) : 2773-7276

Journal of Insurance & Finance (JIF)

Journal of Insurance & Finance (JIF)

ISSN (Print)      : 2673-1258
ISSN (Online)  : 2773-7276

About the Journal

The Journal of Insurance & Finance is a refereed journal, published Semi-Annually (January / July) by the Department of Insurance and Valuation, Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. This journal publishes empirical research and review papers in the areas of Insurance, Risk Management, Finance, Management, Economics, and Social Security. The fundamental objective of the Journal is to disseminate the knowledge of research conducted by academics, and professionals/practitioners in the field of Insurance and Finance. In line with the above objective, the Department of Insurance and Valuation intends to publish the Journal with effect from January 2021.

Submission Information

There are a number of key steps you should follow to ensure a smooth and trouble-free submission. We advise you to read aims and scope and author guidelines when preparing your manuscript and submit it when it is at a publishable level. Submission e-mail: jif@wyb.ac.lk

  • Journal Home
  • Aims and Scope
  • Submission Guidelines
  • Editorial Policies
  • Preparing the manuscript
  • Editorial Board
  • Call for Papers
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Volume 1 | Issue 1

Editorial Board


Table of Content


Editorial Note


An Econometric Analysis of the Firms’ Financial Performance Over the Sustainable Reporting Framework: Sri Lankan Evidence.
Uluwatte K

Fiscal Sustainability Stance in Sri Lanka.
Rasika DGL

Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction: An Empirical Evaluation of RSQS in Sri Lankan Supermarkets.
Habaragoda H
 

Financial Inclusion: An Integrative Review of Its Antecedents and Consequences.
Kumari DAT

Impact of Socioeconomic and Institutional Variables on Life Insurance Demand in Sri Lanka,
Sanjeewa WS

Empower the Ability: What Drives Persons with Functional Difficulties into Work in Sri Lanka?.
Sachinthana PADI and Samaraweera GRSRC


 

Journal of Insurance & Finance

Aims and Scope

We are primarily interested in publishing interdisciplinary research in the intersection of Insurance, Risk Management, Finance, Management, Economics and Social Security which is conducted through qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approach. JIF is a premier bi-annual outlet for substantive original research that advance our understanding of the specified disciplines in local, regional and global context. We consider research papers, case studies, review papers, technical papers, and book reviews for publication.

Journal of Insurance & Finance

Submission Guidelines

Submission Guideline

There is no Application Processing Charge (APC) to submit or publish in this journal.

JIF applies mandatory checks on plagiarism as the first step of the desk review. It is required to confirm that you are submitting your original work, that all rights in the work belong to you, and that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere. Further, it is required to certify that you have obtained all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

The editor has the right to take the final decision to accept or reject the submission.

Aims & Scope

Before submitting your manuscript to the Journal of Insurance and Finance, please ensure you have read the Aims and Scope (hyperlink to aims and scope).

Article Types

  1. Research Papers / Technical Papers:   The length of the manuscript should not exceed 8000 words, inclusive of the table, figures, illustrations, and references.
  2. Review Papers: The length of the manuscript should not exceed 12,000 words, inclusive of tables, figures, illustrations, and references.
  3. Case Study / Practitioner Papers:  The articles should fall between 3,500 and 5, 000 words excluding references and abstract.

Book Reviews:   Reviews of recently published books on themes related to Insurance and Finance. The word range should be between 1000-1500 words.

Journal of Insurance & Finance

Editorial Policies

Peer Review Policy

All papers are sent out for review following a preliminary triage to eliminate submissions unsuitable for JIF. A covering letter is important to assist the Editor in his/her preliminary evaluation, and hence please indicate why you think the paper is suitable for publication.

The journal’s policy is to have manuscripts reviewed by a minimum of two expert reviewers. JIF utilizes a double-blind peer review process in which the reviewer and authors’ names and information are withheld from the other. Reviewers may at their own discretion opt to reveal their names to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for their identities to remain concealed. All manuscripts are rigorously reviewed as swiftly as possible. The reviewers make comments to the author and recommendations to the Editor-in-Chief, who then makes the final decision.

The Editor or members of the Editorial Board may occasionally submit their own manuscripts for publication in the journal. In such cases, the peer review process will be managed by alternative members of the Board and the submitting Editor/Board member will have no involvement in the decision-making process.

 

Authorship

Papers should only be submitted for consideration once consent is given by all contributing authors. Those submitting papers should carefully check that all those whose work contributed to the paper are acknowledged as contributing authors. The list of authors should include all those who can legitimately claim authorship, namely all those who:

  1. Made a substantial contribution to the concept or design of the work; or acquisition, analysis or interpretation of data,
  2. Drafted the article or revised it critically for important intellectual content,
  3. Approved the version to be published,
  4. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

Authors should meet all the above-mentioned conditions. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.

All parties who have made substantive contributions to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

Acknowledgements

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

Funding

JIF requires all authors to acknowledge their funding consistently under a separate heading.

Conflict of Interests

It is the policy of JIF to require a declaration of conflicting interests from all authors enabling a statement to be carried within the paginated pages of all published articles. Please ensure that a ‘Declaration of Conflicting Interests’ statement is included at the end of your manuscript, after any acknowledgments, and prior to the references. If no conflict exists, please state that ‘The Author(s) declare(s) that there is no conflict of interest’.

Plagiarism

Infringement of copyright, plagiarism, other breaches of best practices in publication, etc. is strictly taken note of by JIF. Since we aim to strictly protect the rights of our authors we always probe into claims of plagiarism and or misuse of already published articles. Similarly, we aim to protect the Journal’s reputation against malpractices. Special software may be resorted to to check the originality of submitted articles. In the event of any article having breached any of the accepted conditions and or if the authorship is contested, JIF has the right to take action including, but not limited to publishing an erratum or correction; taking up the issue/s with the relevant head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies, or taking appropriate legal action.

Prior publication: Any previously published material is not generally accepted by JIF.

Journal of Insurance & Finance

Preparing the manuscript

Since JIF considers only the manuscripts written in English, authors are advised to make sure that their manuscripts are in standard written English. All manuscripts should be compiled in the following order: title page; abstract; keywords; main text; acknowledgments; references; appendices

Manuscript style and format

Times New Roman 11-point font and A4 page setting should be used. Page numbers should be centered on the bottom margin. All margins should be one inch. Manuscripts should be double spaced.

Title Page

The title page (first page) of the manuscript should include the title, the name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s) and their postal address(es), phone number(s), and e-mail address(es). It should also include the ORCID number (register by visiting https://orcid.org/) of the corresponding author (only).

The title should be in bold type, upper case, single-spaced, and centered across the top of the first page, in 14-point Times New Roman font. Other details should be single-spaced and centered below the title. In case of more than one author, the corresponding author should be indicated with an asterisk mark. Please note that the author name(s) must not appear anywhere else in the manuscript except on the title page and the reference list (if cited).

Abstract

The second page should begin with the title of the paper followed by a one-paragraph abstract of not more than 250 words and 3-5 key words. The abstract should include, in brief, the objectives of the research (i.e. knowledge gap being addressed), methods adopted, major findings, and conclusions. Also, Journal of Economics Literature (JEL) classification number(s) should also be included below the key-words.

Text

The text of the paper should begin on page 3. All body paragraphs should begin with a paragraph indent, and be fully justified. Wherever possible, authors should arrange the manuscripts in well-defined sections as appropriate for their work, such as introduction/background of the study, review of past studies/literature, context and methods of the study (when applicable), results and interpretations, and discussion and conclusion.

References and Appendices, on separate pages, should be arranged at the end of the manuscript. Page numbers should continue through all pages of the manuscript, including References and Appendices.

The acceptable length of the manuscript very with the type of manuscript.

  1. Research Papers / Technical Papers:   The length of the manuscript should not exceed 8000 words, inclusive of table, figures, illustrations, references and appendices
  2. Review Papers: The length of the manuscript should not exceed 12,000 words, inclusive of table, figures, illustrations and references.
  3. Case Study / Practitioner Papers:  The articles should fall between 3,500 and 5, 000 words excluding references and abstract.
  4. Book Reviews:   Reviews of recently published books on themes related to Insurance and Finance. The word range should be between 1000-1500 words.

 

Headings

JIF allows authors to use three levels of headings. First-level headings should be flushed left, in bold type 12-point Times New Roman font; first letter of main words should be in upper case. Second-level headings should be flushed left in bold, italics 11-point Time New Roman font; first letter of main words should be in upper case. Third-level headings are paragraph headings, which should be indented and in italicized 11-point Times New Roman font; first letter of the heading should be in upper case.

Tables

Tables should be numbered consecutively using Arabic numbering (Table 1, Table 2, etc.) and must have corresponding references in the main text. Tables should also have appropriate and concise headings. Tables should contain only horizontal lines and each should be placed immediately after the paragraph in the text containing the first reference to it. Tables of figures should be created in the paper and computer output (e.g. SPSS output) should not be copy-pasted. Any tables not based on the authors’ original data should have source notes with corresponding references appearing in the reference list.

Figures and illustrations

All figures and illustrations, as in the case of tables, should be numbered consecutively as ‘Figures’ (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.) with corresponding references in the main text. Figures should also have appropriate and concise headings. Graphs should be presented as camera-ready, using black ink only. Each figure should be placed immediately after the paragraph in the text containing the first reference to it. Any figures not based on the authors’ original data should have source notes with corresponding references appearing in the reference list.

Conflict of Interest

All submissions should include a statement declaring any personal relationships that could cause a potential conflict of interest. Any funding sources should be properly acknowledged, and should include a statement whether such funding could lead to potential conflict of interest. This statement should be presented at the end of the main text prior to the list of references. Where there is no conflict of interest, this should be stated.

Acknowledgement

If authors wish to acknowledge financial support or any other assistance, a note can be added below the statement on conflict of interest prior to references.

References

JIF uses American Psychological Association (APA) style guide (Edition 6) for both in-text citations and reference list. All references should include the DOI numbers where they are available. The reference list should be presented at the end of the manuscript and the entries should be double spaced.

Appendices

Any appendices should present after the list of references. They should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals (e.g. Appendix 1, Appendix 2, etc.). All appendices should be referred to in appropriate places in the main text.

(ISSN 2673-1258), (Bar Code: 9 772673 125007)

Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Prof. S. K. Gamage

(Editor in Chief)

Department of Insurance and Valuation

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Prof. D.A.M. Perera

Department of Accountancy

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

 

Dr. Weedige Sampath Sanjeewa

Department of Insurance and Valuation

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Priyanka Chandrarathne

Department of Insurance and Valuation

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

 

R.S.L. Jayarathne

Department of Insurance and Valuation

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

 

 

Editorial Advisory Board

Senior Professor J. M. U. K. Jayasinghe

Department of Agribusiness Management

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

 

Senior Professor H.D. Karunarathne

Department of Business Economics

University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Senior Professor D. B. P. H. Dissa Bandara

Department of Finance

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

 

Professor P. M. C. Thilakarathne

Department of Accountancy

University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

 

Professor L. V. K. Jayathilake

Department of Commerce and Financial Management

University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

 

Editorial Assistant

Mr. M. M. S. K. B. Bogamuwa

Department of Insurance and Valuation

Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Call for Papers

Call for Papers:   Volume I, Issue II (Year – 2021)

The Journal of Insurance & Finance (JIF) is a peer-reviewed, double-blind open-access journal of the Department of Insurance and Finance, Faculty of Business Studies and Finance, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka. It is a premier bi-annual outlet for substantive research in Insurance and Finance in and out of Sri Lanka. The journal is to be launched in January 2021 and the second issue of the journal will be published July 2021.

The editorial board call for manuscripts to be published in its second issue (Issue II) in July 2021. Manuscripts written in English on Insurance, Risk Management, Finance, Management, Economics, and Social Security are considered for publication under the JIF.

Guidance for Submission

Before submitting your manuscript to JIF, please ensure you have read the aims & scope and the submission guidelines.

  • JIF focuses on publishing interdisciplinary research in the intersection of Insurance, Risk Management, Finance, Business Management, Economics, and Social Security.
  • JIF considers research papers, case studies, practitioner papers, technical papers, and book reviews for publication.
  • JIF adheres to the APA 6th edition referencing style.
  • The articles shall be submitted via email in MS Word format to jif@wyb.ac.lk

Article Types

  1. Research Papers / Technical Papers: The length of the manuscript should not exceed 8000 words, inclusive of the table, figures, illustrations, and references.
  2. Review Papers: The length of the manuscript should not exceed 12,000 words, inclusive of tables, figures, illustrations, and references.
  3. Case Study / Practitioner Papers: The articles should fall between 3,500 and 5, 000 words excluding references and abstract.
  4. Book Reviews: Reviews of recently published books on themes related to Insurance and Finance. The word range should be between 1000-1500 words.

Submission Deadline: 

Please do not hesitate the contact the editorial office for more information.

Email: jif@wyb.ac.lk         

Telephone: +94 372284213 / +94767614191 / +94714411471