Submission Guidelines for Authors

In order to aid our readership, we have established some guidelines to ensure that published papers meet the highest standards of thought leadership and practicality. The articles should, therefore, meet the following criteria:

  • Does this article make a significant contribution to this field of research?

  • Can the ideas presented in the article be applied to current business models and financial problems?

  • If not, is there a roadmap on how to get there?

  • Can your assertions be supported by empirical data?

  • Is your article purely abstract? If so, does it picture a world that could exist in the future?

  • Can your propositions be backed by a source of authority?

  • All submitted articles need to pass peer review in order to be accepted for publication, and we aim at communicating our decision to authors within three months of submission.


Subjects of interest

  • The topics that are of interest to our readership include:

  • Risk management in finance and insurance

  • Operational risk and strategic issues

  • Financial regulation

  • Financial innovation and new sources of liquidity

  • Capital acquisition and asset allocation

  • Valuation and hedging for financial portfolios

  • Financial modeling

  • Algorithmic trading and optimal execution

  • Impact of e-finance on financial markets and institutions

  • Financial technology

  • Cyber-finance, including peer-to-peer lending, cryptocurrencies and mobile payments

  • Financial inclusion, unbanked world

  • Impact of macroeconomic policies on the financial industry

  • Organizational behavior and structure

  • Competitive landscape

  • Structural readjustment

  • Leadership

  • Marketing and branding



Manuscripts should be submitted by e-mail to

All submissions must be in U.S. English. Manuscripts should be no longer than 10,000 words, including all footnotes, references, charts and tables. The manuscript title should be no more than 90 characters (including spaces).

Manuscripts must be in Microsoft Word, using Times New Roman font, size 10. Accompanying the Word document should be a PDF version that accurately reproduces all formulae, graphs and illustrations. When graphs are used, the data should also be provided in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format.

Tables should be in Excel or Word, artwork should be vector- based or in high resolution.

Note that the Journal style does not include numbered sections. To represent section hierarchy levels, we recommend formatting subtitles in bold 14 pt, 12 pt and 10 pt. Bold is used only in subtitles, tables and graphs. Formatting in italics or underline will not be reproduced.

The first page must provide a short abstract, as well as the full names, titles, organizational affiliations, JEL codes, and contact details of the authors, including phone number and e-mail address.

Footnotes should be kept to a minimum and be numbered consecutively throughout the text with superscript Arabic numerals.

Citations in the text should be formatted in the following ways.

  • Author (year) if part of sentence: Smith (2001) mentions that...

  • [Author (year)] if inserted in the sentence: This common approach [e.g. Smith (2001), Jones (2003)] is the one we used.

  • [Author (year), page number(s)] if using a direct quote: “in the financial world today” [Smith (2001), 25].

References at the end of the papaer should use the following formats.



Copeland, T., T. Koller and J. Murrin, 1994, Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, New York: John Wiley & Sons



Copeland, T., T. Koller and J. Murrin, 1994, Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, New York: John Wiley & Sons. Kindle edition


Contributions to collective works

Ritter, J. R., 1997, Initial Public Offerings, in Logue, D. and J. Seward (eds.), Warren Gorham & Lamont Handbook of Modern Finance, Cincinnati: South-Western College Publishing


Journals and periodicals

Aggarwal, R. and S. Dahiya, 2006, “Demutualization and Cross-Country Merger of Exchanges,” Journal of Financial Transformation, 18: 143-150


Website pages and articles, and e-journals

Allen & Overy, 2014, Capital Requirement Directive IV Framework, 2014, Introduction to Regulatory Capital and Liquidity. Briefing Paper 1. Available at: http://www.allenovery. com/ publications/en-gb/Pages/Regulatory-capital.aspx


Government publications

Bank for International Settlements (BIS), 2011, Quarterly Review, Basel


Newspaper articles

Cumming, F., 1999, “Tax-Free Savings Push,” Sunday Mail, 4 April, p. 1


Unpublished material

Gillan, S. and L. Starks, 1995, Relationship Investing and Shareholder Activism by Institutional Investors. Working Paper, University of Texas