The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA) publishes theoretical and empirical research in financial economics. Topics include corporate finance, investments, capital and security markets, and quantitative methods of particular relevance to financial researchers.

The JFQA gives prompt attention to all submitted manuscripts. Consistent with this policy, honoraria are paid to referees who provide timely reviews. Manuscripts are considered for publication in the JFQA on the understanding that they have not been previously published, in whole or in part, and are not being simultaneously considered for publication elsewhere.

Prepayment for manuscript submission is required (unless it has been explicitly waived). The submission fee is $350 (payable only via credit card). A refund of $275 will be issued if the Managing Editor elects not to send your paper to a reviewer.

After you tender payment, you will be provided a link to the document upload system. That link will be included on the thank-you page confirming your payment. When submitting manuscripts, please be prepared to provide i) cardholder name, ii) date of payment, and iii) 4-digit invoice/order number and to upload all 3 files that meet the criteria below soon after making payment. We prefer that submissions be made within 4 hours of submitting payment so that we can more easily match the payment with the submission.

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Submission Requirements

Acceptable submissions include three files:

  1. Cover letter, addressed to the Managing Editor
  2. Title page, including author name(s) and affiliation(s), mailing and e-mail address(es), and work phone number(s) as well as, obviously, the title. All author identification information, including acknowledgments, should be contained only in this file.
  3. Manuscript, in text-searchable PDF, which will be sent blind to the reviewer(s), the first page of which should begin with the title, followed by a 1-paragraph abstract of no more than 100 words. Please remove any author-identifying information from this file. Format for the file should be:
  • 8.5 × 11” paper size
  • 1” margins
  • 12-point body text
  • Double-space main body, appendices, and figure and table description paragraphs

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Editors’ Joint Policy Statement Regarding “Coercive Citations”

Journal of Finance
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An article published in the journal Science¹ presents evidence that some editors across different business disciplines have engaged in coercive practices with regard to citations. The authors define coercive citations as requests that give no indication the manuscript is lacking in attribution but instead simply guide authors to add citations to the editor’s journal. They suggest that such practices are motivated by intent to increase measured journal impact factors.

The editors of JF, JFQA, JFE, RAPS, RCFS, and RFS hereby affirm that it has been, and will continue to be, our policy to avoid coercive citation practices. While we retain professional discretion to suggest that authors cite particular papers, we will do so only when scientifically appropriate, and without regard to the journal where the cited paper is published.

¹Allen W. Wilhite and Eric A. Fong, “Coercive Citation in Academic Publishing,” Science, Vol. 335, February 3, 2012, pages 542–543. doi:10.1126/science.1212540