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Contributions to RFR should be electronically submitted by email to editor, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Submission of an article to Review of Financial Research implies that the work described has not been published previously, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out.

The Editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication.

The Editors do not accept responsibility for any opinions expressed in papers. They are only those of author(s).

Author(s) will be notified via email upon receipt of manuscripts. The review does not accept responsibility for damage or loss of papers submitted.

Each paper submitted to RFR will be subject to a desk review by the Editors. If it is judged suitable for the publication, it is then sent to two referees for double blind peer review. If it is determined that the paper does not meet the review requirement or the manuscript is not of sufficiently broad interest, then a rejection letter will be issued.

Papers submitted to RFR must be in English with double spacing and pages numbered consecutively. Manuscripts should be Times New Roman 12 font, and usually 10 to 15 typed pages in length. Titles and subtitles (used only if necessary) should be brief. Word files are preferable.

Title page (Separate Page)
The first page of the typescript should include the full title and the name(s) and institutional affiliations of the authors. It should also include address, telephone number and email of the correspondence author. 
Author(s) are encouraged to include at the end of the title page an autobiographical note, approximately 100 words per author, maximum 150.

All headings including the abstract should be justified to the left hand margin in bold face type using capital letters only for the first letter of the word. Section headings should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals as follows: 1-, 2-, ect. Subheadings are numbered as follows: 1.1, 1.1.1. The introduction is the first section and the conclusion is the last section.

Each article should include an abstract of no more 100 words. The first numbered section should follow the abstract of the article.

Key words and JEL classification
Below the abstract should include from 2-5 words and at least one JEL classification. 
The available codes may be accessed at JEL:

Any word or words to be abbreviated should be written in full when first mentioned followed by the abbreviation in parenthesis.

Citations in the text should be indicated as “Delianedis and Geske (2001) document that …” or “This finding has been also documented by [e.g. Delianedis and Geske (2001)]”.

Tables and Figures
Tables and figures should be included in the text at an appropriate place and headed with short titles. The table headings should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals and placed in the centre. Any descriptive or explanatory material should appear below the table or figure in a Times New Roman font of 11 and italicized.
Figures will be reproduced photographically from originals supplied by the author; the publisher will not redraw them.
Please use the word “Figure” as the label. Do not use the words “CHART” or “GRAPH” in the label. Also, all tables and figures should be black and not in colour.

Equations within the text should be centred on a separate line and numbered consecutively at the right margin in parentheses as in (1), (2), etc.

Acknowledgements should appear at the end of the text and can be addressed to (reviewers, funding institutions, etc).

Data used in the empirical analysis should be precisely documented and be readily available to any researcher for purposes of replication.

Appendix follows the conclusion section and should be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals.

References should be listed at the very end of the manuscript in the alphabetical order according to the first author. The detailed style of referencing is as follows:

1/ Books:
With Author

Hull, J. Options, Futures, and Other Derivative Securities, 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1993.

With Editor Only

Hull, J., ed. Options, Futures, and Other Derivative Securities, 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1993.

Without Author

Options, Futures, and Other Derivative Securities, 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1993.

Options, Futures, and Other Derivative Securities. Financial Analysts Research Foundation, December 5, 1993.

Sections of Books

Breeden, D.T., and M.J. Giarla. “Hedging Interest Rate Risk with Futures, Swaps, and Options.” In F. Fabozzi, ed., The Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities, 3rd ed. Chicago: Probus Publishing, 1992, pp. 847-960.

2/ Journal article:

Karolyi, G.A and Martell, R (2010) Terrorism and the Stock Market, International Review of Applied Financial Issues and Economics, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 285- 314.

3/ Working Papers:
Hasbrouck, J. (2005) Trading Costs and Returns for US Equities: Evidence from Daily Data, Working Paper, New York University.

Footnotes in the text must be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals.


Upon acceptance of an article by the journal, the author(s) will be asked to transfer copyright in the article to the publisher (or Society, where appropriate).

Authors may copy the manuscript for their personal and classroom use. Other reprints require the written approval of the journal editor







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