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.


  • For empirical papers, please include:
    • Detailed summary statistics for all variables used in the analysis, including mean, standard deviation, minimum, maximum, and median.
    • Detailed variable definitions, typically in an Appendix Table
  • For experiments:
    • Researchers should provide reference to IRB review, approval, or exemption or explain why the experiment was not submitted for IRB review.
    • Researchers are encouraged to pre-register experiments or to explain why the experiment is not pre-registered.
    • Researchers are encouraged to use incentivized experiments or to explain why incentives are not used.

Paper Length

The JFQA welcomes short and impactful papers, which will be published as regular articles if they are of sufficient quality and interest as determined during the peer review process.  Conversely, the JFQA discourages submissions of excessive length.  Excessively long submissions are likely to be desk rejected.

Previously Rejected Papers

The JFQA does not allow the resubmission of previously rejected papers.   In those cases where a previously rejected paper has been improved to the extent that it can reasonably be considered to comprise a substantially new paper, authors may submit the paper provided that their cover letter (i) makes explicit reference to the previously rejected paper and (ii) specifies clearly why the paper under submission should be viewed as a new paper.   In this case the assigned editor will determine whether the paper will be sent out for review.   In those cases where an author submits a modified version of a previously rejected paper without meeting these requirements the paper will be desk rejected, and the JFQA will not consider further submissions from the corresponding author for a period of one year.

Submission Requirements

Acceptable submissions include two files:

  1. Title page, including author name(s) and affiliation(s), mailing and e-mail address(es), and, of course, the title. All author identification information, including acknowledgments, should be contained only in this file.
  2. 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 Times New Roman body text
  • Double-space main body and appendices
         Word: double-spacing or 2.0
         LaTeX: \usepackage{setspace}%%ensure a single instance only in the preamble

Code sharing. Any submission made after January 1, 2024, if accepted, will need to comply with the JFQA’s code sharing policy

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. The submission fee covers editorial labor and reviewer honoraria and is entirely separate from open access article processing charges. Submission fees are not covered by institutional read and publish deals.

When submitting manuscripts, please be prepared to provide i) cardholder name, ii) date of payment, and iii) Transaction ID number and to upload the files that meet the criteria below soon after making payment. We prefer that manuscripts be submitted within 4 hours of submitting payment so that we can more easily match the payment with the submission.

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Editors’ Joint Policy Statement Regarding “Coercive Citations”

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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