International Finance

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Edited By: Benn Steil, Council on Foreign Relations

Impact Factor: 0.606

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 69/94 (Business Finance); 228/344 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1468-2362

Author Guidelines

Papers submitted to International Finance must meet the following criteria for publication:

• Papers must make a significant original contribution to knowledge in the area of macroeconomics or finance, or provide significant original insights into the market or policy implications of previous published research.
• Papers may be empirically or theoretically based, but must explain clearly and lucidly the implications for public policy or market performance.
• Papers may be based on national case studies, but must explain compellingly and lucidly the significance for other national markets.
• Papers must be written in a highly literate style, with the main arguments accessible to non-specialists (although not necessarily to non-economists). The use of mathematical modeling or argumentation is neither necessary nor sufficient for publication. Authors are expected to apply social science methodologies appropriate to support their argumentation, but they also must explain clearly and lucidly the relevance and significance of their methodologies so that non-specialists can understand the approach.
• Papers must include an abstract of no more than 150 words that explains clearly and lucidly the problem being investigated, why it is important, what the findings are, and what the implications are for policy or markets development.

International Finance has now adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts, for online manuscript submission and peer review. The new system brings with it a whole host of benefits including:

• Quick and easy submission
• Administration centralised and reduced
• Significant decrease in peer review times

All submissions to IF must be made online at Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. For assistance, click the Get Help Now link which appears in the top right.

With Reference to Submission

Articles should be typed using double spacing on one side of A4 paper only, with wide margins, and should not exceed 7,500 words, including tables and references. Each manuscript should include an abstract of not more than 150 words and any figures and tables should be supplied on separate pages and disk files, not included within the text. Non-native English speakers are strongly encouraged to have their articles copy-edited prior to submission.

Full references should be included at the end of the paper in alphabetical order using the following convention:

Frankel, Jeffery, and Kenneth Froot (1986), ‘Understanding the US Dollar in the Eighties’,

Economic Record, 125–9.

———(1991), ‘Target Zones and Exchange Rate Dynamics’, Quarterly Journal of Economics,


Marris, Stephen (1985), Deficits and the Dollar. Washington: Institute for

International Economics.

Bufman, Gil, and Meir Sokoleg (1995), ‘Israel’s Experience with etc’, in Leonardo Lederman

and Lars E.O. Svensson, eds, Inflation Targets, pp. 169–91. London: Centre for Economic

Policy Research.

References in Articles

There are several software packages available to help authors manage and format the references and footnotes in their journal article. We recommend the use of a software tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.

EndNote reference styles can be searched for here:

Reference Manager reference styles can be searched for here:

Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley’s Author Services

Author Services enables authors to track their accepted article(s) through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated update e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Click here for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation and submission.

Copyright Transfer Agreement

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement
f the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen
If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.