International Journal of Financial Studies

International Journal of Financial Studies is an international, peer-reviewed, scholarly open access journal on financial market, instruments, policy, and management research published quarterly online by MDPI.  
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High Visibility: indexed within Scopus, ESCI (Web of Science), EconLit, EconBiz, RePEc, and other databases.
  • Journal Rank: CiteScore - Q2 (Finance)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision is provided to authors approximately 28.1 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5.4 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2023).
  • Recognition of Reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.
Impact Factor: 2.3 (2022); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.1 (2022)
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Topic in Economies, IJFS, JRFM, Sustainability
Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Disclosure and Financial Markets Topic Editors: Shaista Wasiuzzaman, Wan Masliza Wan Mohammad
Deadline: 24 December 2023
Topic in AI, BDCC, Economies, IJFS, JTAER, Sustainability
Artificial Intelligence Applications in Financial Technology Topic Editors: Albert Y.S. Lam, Yanhui Geng
Deadline: 1 March 2024
Special Issue in IJFS
Cross-Cultural Corporate Governance, Firm Performance and Firm Value Guest Editor: Brian Bolton
Deadline: 30 September 2023
Special Issue in IJFS
Financial Econometrics and Machine Learning Guest Editors: Sahbi Farhani, Muhammad Ali Nasir
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Special Issue in IJFS
Accounting and Financial/Non-financial Reporting Developments Guest Editors: Graça Azevedo, José Vale
Deadline: 31 March 2024
Special Issue in IJFS
Making Green from Green: The Truth about Sustainable Finance Guest Editor: Saurabh Ahluwalia
Deadline: 31 May 2024
Topical Collection in IJFS
Corporate Social Responsibility in Finance Collection Editor: Frank Li
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