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Record-Breaking Impact Factor: 8.4! Financial Innovation Ranks TOP 3 Globally

We are delighted to announce that Financial Innovation has achieved an exceptional impact factor of 8.4, ranking 3rd out of 111 journals in the Business, Finance category and 1st out of 53 journals in the Social Science, Mathematical Methods category. This remarkable achievement serves as a testament to the high-quality research published in Financial Innovation and the significant influence it holds within the academic community.

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Aims and scope

Financial Innovation (FIN) is a Springer OA journal sponsored by Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. It provides a global academic forum for exchanging research findings across all fields in financial innovation in the era of electronic business. It seeks to promote interactions among researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners, and to foster research ideas on financial innovation in the areas of new financial instruments as well as new financial technologies, markets and institutions.  FIN emphasizes emerging financial products, processes and services that are enabled by the introduction of disruptive technologies. FIN is peer-reviewed and publishes both high-quality academic (theoretical or empirical) and practical papers in the broad ranges of financial innovation. It has been indexed in SSCI, Scopus, Google Scholar, CNKI, CQVIP and so on.

Topic areas of interest include, but are not limited to, asset pricing, behavioral finance, big data analytics in finance, computational financial intelligence, corporate finance, derivative pricing and hedging, disruptive financial models, extreme risks and insurance, financial economics, financial engineering, financial instruments, financial intermediation, financial market, financial risk management and analysis, high frequency and algorithmic trading, household finance, innovative financial services, international finance, internet and mobile finance, legal and social issues of new finance, public finance and taxation, and other relevant topics. In particular, FIN welcomes research articles that study real-world impacts surrounding applications and management of blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data, Internet-of-Things, and other advanced computing such as 5G adoption in banking and other finance services.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    8.4 - 2-year Impact Factor
    7.3 - 5-year Impact Factor
    2.244 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.171 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    12 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    273 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    1,022,949 downloads
    425 Altmetric mentions 

This journal is indexed by

  • Social Science Citation Index(SSCI)
  • Scopus
  • CNKI
  • Current Contents/ Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Google Scholar
  • Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China 
  • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  • ProQuest
  • Research Papers in Economics(RePEc)