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Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis

Editor-in-Chief: Ewing, Bradley T. / Hoffman, Jim

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.113
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 0.250
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 0.100

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis (JBVELA) is a refereed academic journal that publishes continuously throughout the year and is co-edited by Bradley Ewing and James Hoffman.

The mission of the Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis is to improve the practice of business valuation, economic loss analysis, and risk management by helping to inform academics, practitioners, and attorneys about theoretical and practical developments in these fields.

In order to accomplish this mission, the journal publishes three categories of manuscripts. The first category encompasses both empirically- and conceptually-based manuscripts that advance the fields of business valuation, economic loss analysis, or topics related to risk. The second category of manuscripts focus on the description of how theory has been put into practice, including case study examples. The third category of manuscripts concerns how recent rulings and changes in the law affect business valuation, economic loss analysis, and risk management practices, assessment, and analysis.

Type of Publication:

The Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis (JBVELA) is the premier peer-reviewed academic journal in the increasingly important fields of business valuation, economic loss analysis, and risk. How to calculate the value of a business, quantify economic loss, and assess and manage risk are questions essential to many areas of business, law, and operations, such as accounting and finance, estate law, mergers and acquisitions, litigation support, insurance and risk management, and forensic economics. Scholars of economics, finance, management, insurance, risk management, and law will find valuable real-world examples to complement their research, while accountants, attorneys, risk managers, and financial analysts will find in-depth conceptual studies that inform their day-to-day work.

Publication History

Two issues/year
Content available since 2006 (Volume 1, Issue 1)
ISSN: 1932-9156

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Instructions for Authors


This document provides authors with details on policy, copyediting, formatting, and layout requirements pertaining to final manuscript submission to this journal. All manuscripts must have correct formatting to be considered for publication. 

The manuscript submission and review process is handled through ScholarOne Manuscripts. All manuscripts should be submitted to


Unpublished material: Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission.

Copyright: Manuscripts are accepted on condition of transfer of copyright (for U.S. government employees: to the extent transferable) to Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis. Once the manuscript is accepted, it may not be published elsewhere without the consent of the copyright holders.


The ScholarOne system has been designed to improve the scholarly publication process for authors. Among the many improvements we offer over traditional journals, the most significant is that we have dramatically shortened the period between the initial submission and the final publication of a peer-reviewed article. Much of this time savings is due to the innovative use of electronic publication. These innovations, however, require certain changes in the way authors need to prepare accepted manuscripts for electronic publication.

De Gruyter does provide a light copyedit of manuscripts for this journal, but authors remain responsible for being their own copyeditors.


All manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English.  If you have reasons to doubt your proficiency with respect to spelling, grammar, etc. (e.g., because English is not your native language), then you may wish to employ—at your expense—the services of a professional language editor.

Please get in touch with the Language Editors directly to discuss details. 

• Alexandra Griswold
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Areas of expertise: LaTeX, Linguistics, economics, mathematics 

• Manuscripts should be submitted as Word, docx, rtf, or LaTex files
• If your manuscript contains special characters, equations, etc. please make sure to also supply a PDF version as a reference file. This will be used to ensure any formatting issues introduced during the submission process can be corrected accurately.
• Write your article in English
• Use the following document structure:
1. Introduction (titling this section is optional)
2. Subsequent sections which include tables, references to figures and figure captions.
3. Appendices (if any).
4. Explanation of symbols mentioned in the text.
5. References - Include a proper bibliography following the guidelines in the References section below.
6.  Please supply figures in separate files, not embedded in the text. Please see the “Tables, Figures, and Graphs” section below for more detailed instructions regarding figure submission.


• Book reviews must start with the citation of the book at the top of the first page.


For authors working with LaTeX files, please see the related files and documentation at, including a template for author use and instructions for working with the files.


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• Set the font color to black for the majority of the text. De Gruyter encourages authors to take advantage of the ability to use color in the production of figures, maps, images, and graphs. However, you need to appreciate that this will cause some of your readers problems when they print the document on a black and white printer. For this reason, you are advised to avoid the use of colors in situations where their translation to black and white would render the material illegible or incomprehensible.


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• Be consistent in whether or not you use headline case, or you capitalize the first word and leave the rest in lower-case.

• Footnotes must appear at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced rather than at the end of the paper.
• Excessively long footnotes are better handled in an appendix.


General requirements: All illustrations must be of reproduction-ready quality and in EPS, TIF, or JPG format. They will be reduced in size to fit, whenever possible, the width of a single column. Lettering of all figures within the article should be uniform in style (preferably a sans serif typeface like Helvetica) and of sufficient size (ca. 8 pt.).Uppercase letters A, B, C, etc. should be used to identify parts of multi-part figures. Cite all figures in the text in numerical order. Indicate the approximate placement of each figure. Do not embed figures within the text body of the manuscript; submit figures in separate files. Only figures (graphs, line drawings, photographs, etc) should be labeled as ‘figures’, not tables or equations.                        
Halftone figures (grayscale and color) should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and be of good contrast. Authors are welcome to submit color illustrations. We are pleased to offer both Print and Online publication of color figures free of charge.the services of a professional language editor.
Line drawings must be of reproduction-ready quality. Please note that faint shading may be lost upon reproduction. When drawing bar graphs, use patterning instead of grey scales. Lettering of all figures should be uniform in style. A resolution of 1200 dpi is recommended.
Figure legends: Provide a short descriptive title and a legend to make each figure self-explanatory on separate pages. Explain all symbols used in the figures. Remember to use the same abbreviations as in the text body.
Permissions: It is the authors’ responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce original or modified material that has been previously published.  Any permissions fees are the responsibility of the author(s).
Offprints: The electronic files of typeset articles in Adobe Acrobat PDF format are provided free of charge; corresponding authors receive notification that their article has been published online. Paper offprints can be ordered in addition; an offprint order form will accompany the page proofs and should be completed and returned with the corrected proofs immediately.
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• Important definitions or concepts can also be set off as display math.
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Dr. James J. Hoffman, New Mexico State University 
Dr. Bradley T. Ewing, Texas Tech University 

Managing Editor
Cindy Ewing, Ph.D. Resource Group, LLC

Senior Associate Editor
Jayne Hoffman, Ph.D. Resource Group, LLC

Associate Editor
Roberto Castro, Financial Transaction House-US

Editorial Board
Ashok Abbott, University of West Virginia
Frank Adams, Kennesaw State University
Peter Agrapides, Western Valuation Advisors
Dr. Keith Brigham, Texas Tech University
Rod P. Burkert, Burkert Valuation Advisors, LLC  
Jim Catty, Corporate Valuation Services
Travis Chamberlain, Clifton Gunderson LLP
Richard Conn, Conn Valuation Services Ltd.
Sudip Datta, Wayne State University
David D. Dawley, West Virginia University
James DiGabriele, DiGabriele, McNulty & Co., LLC
Bob Dohmeyer, Dohmeyer Valuation Corp
Darrell Dorrell, Financial Forensics 
Michael Sack Elmaleh, Michael Sack Elmaleh, CPA
Greg Gadawski, Financial Forensics
Ann Graham, Hamline University
Shawkat Hammoudeh, Drexel University
John W. Hill, Kelley School of Business
Rick Hoffman, Loan Peak Valuation Group
Stephen M. Horner, SMH Economic Consulting
Jim Horvath, ValuQuest Limited
Harry Howe, State University of New York at Geneseo
Dan Jordan, Dominican University of California
Mark Kaiser, Louisiana State University
Yassir Karam, Clifton Gunderson LLP
C. W. Kenneth Keng, Texas Tech Univeristy
Sarkis Khoury, University of California, Riverside
William Kretlow, University of Houston
Jamie Kruse, East Carolina University
Eric Lewis, Siena College
Jeff Lippitt, Ithaca College
Mike Long, Rutgers University
Francisco Lopez, IE Business School
Gerald Lynch, Purdue University
Lari Masten, Masten Valuation
Dr. Doug May, Grassi & Co.
Chris Mercer, Mercer Capital
Ronald Mitchell, Texas Tech University
Albert Okunade, University of Memphis
John Paglia, Pepperdine University
William Pasewark, Texas Tech University
James Payne, University of New Orleans
Shannon Pratt, Shannon Pratt Valuations
Howard Qi, Michigan Technological University
Dan Rickman, Oklahoma State University
Keith Sellers, University of Denver
Tom Siems, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Ron Stacey, Legacy Advisors
Mark Thompson, Texas Tech University
Reed Tinsley, Tinsley and Associates
Rania Uwaydah, American University of Beirut
Scott Wait, The McLean Group, LLC  
Dr. Mark Walker, University of Mississippi
Dennis Webb, Primus Valuations
Paul White, ERS Group

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