International Review of Finance

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Edited By: Henry Cao, Sudipto Dasgupta and Hong Yan

Impact Factor: 0.744

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 58/89 (Business Finance)

Online ISSN: 1468-2443



Author Guidelines


(1)— All submitted manuscripts must be original work that is not under submission at another journal or under consideration for publication in another form, such as a monograph or chapter of a book. Authors of submitted papers are obligated not to submit their paper for publication elsewhere until an editorial decision is rendered on their submission. Further, authors of accepted papers are prohibited from publishing the results in other publications that appear before the paper is published in the Journal unless they receive approval for doing so from Wiley-Blackwell (email: PermissionsUK@wiley.com).

(2)— Manuscripts must be submitted to the International Review of Finance via ScholarOne Manuscripts.

(3)— All articles should be supplied in electronic form. Word files are preferable but we accept author generated Tex files accompanied by a PDF where this is not possible.

(4)— The journal offers a $10,000 prize to the best paper published in each volume. There is a submission fee of $125 for all papers. For information on payment options please click here.

(5)— The cover page shall contain the title of the manuscript, the author’s name and affiliation. This page will be removed before the manuscript is sent to a referee. The first page of text should show the title but NOT the authors’ name.

(6)— Each manuscript should include an abstract of not more than 100 words. The introductory section must have no heading or number. Subsequent headings should be given Roman numerals. Subsection headings should be lettered A, B, C, etc.

(7)— The article should end with a non-technical summary statement of the main conclusions. Lengthy mathematical proofs and very extensive detailed tables should be placed in an appendix or omitted entirely. The author should make every effort to explain the meaning of mathematical proofs.

(8)— Footnotes. The initial footnote, identifying the author by title and affiliation should be marked with an asterisk. Footnotes in the text must be numbered consecutively.

(9)— Tables. Tables should be supplied in an editable format (either as a separate Excel file or in an editable format at the end of the main document) and must be numbered with Arabic numerals. Please check that your text contains a reference to each table and that you indicate within the article where each table is to be placed. Tables must be self-contained, in the sense that the reader must be able to understand them without going back to the text of the paper. Each table must have a title followed by a descriptive legend. Authors must check tables to be sure that the title, column headings, captions, etc are clear and to the point.

(10)— Figures. Figures should be supplied as separate files to the main text, preferably in TIFF, EPS or PDF format, and must be numbered with Arabic numerals. Please check that your text contains a reference to each figure and that you indicate within the article where each figure is to be placed. Each figure must have a title followed by a descriptive legend. As with tables, figures must be self-contained. Lettering and datapoints should be large enough so they can be read with ease when reduced to fit on the journal page. Please see http://authorservices.wiley.com/prep_illust.asp for further information on supplying figures.

(11)— Equations. All but very short mathematical expressions should be displayed on a separate line and centered. Equations must be numbered consecutively on the right margin, using Arabic numerals in parentheses. Use Greek letters only when necessary. To reduce errors in typesetting, please differentiate clearly between the letter l (ell) and the numeral 1 (one), the letter o (oh) and the numeral 0 (zero) with marginal notations. Include the names of any Greek letters you use in the margin, and unequivocally identify sub- and superscripts as such. Do not use a dot over a variable to denote time derivative; only D operator notations are acceptable.

(12)— References. References must be typed on a separate page, double-spaced, at the end of the paper. References to publications in the text should appear as follows: “Jensen and Meckling (1976) report that …”. At the end of the manuscript (before tables and figures), the complete list of references should be listed as follows:

Books: Fitzgibbons, A. (1988), Keynes’s Vision. A new Political Economy. Oxford: Clarendon.

Journal articles: Brown-Collier, E. (1988), ‘The Epistemology Foundations of the General Theory’, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 35, 227–41.

Articles in Books: Gerrard, B. (1992), ‘Beyond the Treatise: Continuity or Change’, in B. Gerrard and J. Hillard (eds), The Philosophy and Economics of J.M. Keynes. London: Edward Elgar.

(13)— Early View. The journal offers rapid speed to publication using Wiley Blackwell’s Early View service. Early View articles are complete full-text articles published online in advance of their publication in a printed issue. Articles are therefore available as soon as they are ready, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled print issue. Early View articles are complete and final. They have been fully reviewed, revised and edited for publication and the authors’ final corrections have been incorporated. Because they are in final form, no changes can be made after online publication. The nature of Early View articles means that they do not yet have volume, issue or page numbers, so Early View articles cannot be cited in the traditional way. They are therefore given a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which allows the article to be cited and tracked before it is allocated to an issue. After print publication, the DOI remains valid and can continue to be used to cite and access the article. More information about DOIs can be found at http://www.doi.org/faq.html.

(14)— Copyright and licencing. Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an electronic license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

FAQs about the terms and conditions of the standard copyright transfer agreements (CTA) in place for the journal can be viewed here: CTA Terms and Conditions FAQs

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Accepted papers will be passed to Wiley’s production team for publication. The author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Wiley’s Author Services, where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be asked to complete an electronic license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

FAQs about the terms and conditions of the standard copyright transfer agreements (CTA) in place for the journal, including terms regarding archiving of the accepted version of the paper, are available at: CTA Terms and Conditions FAQs

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Deposit of Accepted Version - ‘Green’ open access
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Funder arrangements: Certain funders require deposit of the Accepted Version in a repository after an embargo period. Details of funding arrangements are set out at the following website: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement. Please contact the Journal production editor if you have additional funding requirements.
Institutions: Wiley has arrangements with certain academic institutions to permit the deposit of the Accepted Version in the institutional repository after an embargo period. Details of such arrangements are set out at the following website: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement

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