The mission of the Journal of Free Enterprise is to promote the understanding and applications of free enterprise principles as originally espoused in Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations by offering a peer reviewed outlet for scholars and educators. The Journal seeks to publish original research concentrating specifically on the pedagogical and best practices aspects of free enterprise education, which further this goal. Adam Smith promoted free enterprise on moral and ethical grounds and was an advocate for free man. Promoting the fundamental understanding of free enterprise principles requires not only a thorough knowledge of a market economy in all of its trappings, but also a thorough understanding of its moral underpinnings.
For purposes of JFE, ‘Free Enterprise is the political economic environment where the rule of law, a constrained government with limited power, and competitive markets overlap.’
Manuscripts under consideration by another journal or publisher will not be considered for publication. By making submission, the author(s) affirm that the manuscript is original, and that it does not include plagiarism or any form of malpractice.
Revisions should be submitted within six months from the request. Otherwise, the revised manuscript will be considered a new submission.
The following content should be submitted in separate Microsoft Word files:
Title Page, which includes the title of the paper and each author’s name, title, affiliation, and email address.
Manuscript, which includes an abstract (no more than 150 words) and three to six keywords. All pages should be serially numbered with the abstract as page one.
Abstracts should be single-spaced with a common font such as Times New Roman, font size 12. Manuscripts should be double-spaced with a common font such as Times New Roman, font size 12. Margins should be one inch at top, bottom, and both sides.
Spell out numbers from one to ten except in tables and lists.
Submissions must be arranged with the following sections, using all caps, bold, and centered
- LITERATURE REVIEW
- CONCLUSIONS AND AREAS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
Subsections should be flush left, bold, uppercase and lowercase letters
Tables and figures should precede the references list, should be numbered with roman numerals (I, II, III, etc.), and should be referenced within the manuscript with the approximate placement (e.g., “Table II about here”.
Citations within the manuscript should be formatted as follows: Author’s last name and year without a comma in parentheses, and if there are quotes they should include the page number(s). For example:
(Hardin 2007, 13) for one author; (Hardin and Dean 2007, 13) for two authors; (Hardin et al. 2007, 13) for more than two authors.
- References should be in a list at the end of the manuscript. For Example:
Simonson, I. 1992. The influence of anticipating regret and responsibility on purchase decisions. Journal of Consumer Research, 19, 105-118.
Singer, M., S. Mitchell, and J. Turner. 1998. Consideration of moral intensity in ethicality judgments: Its relationship with whistle-blowing and need-for- cognition. Journal of Business Ethics, 17(5), 527-542.
Stice, E. K., and J. D. Stice. 2006. Financial Accounting Reporting and Analysis. Thomson South-Western, Mason, OH.
Except as otherwise noted in published articles, the copyright has been transferred to the Journal of Free Enterprise for all items appearing in the journal.