Aims and scope
Financial Innovation (FIN) provides a global forum for exchanging innovative research findings across all fields in financial research in the era of electronic business. It seeks to promote interactions among researchers, policy-makers and practitioners and foster research ideas on financial innovation in terms of new financial instruments as well as new financial technologies, markets, and institutions. In particular, this journal emphasizes emerging financial products, processes, and services that are enabled by the introduction of interruptive technologies. The journal is peer-reviewed and publishes both high-quality academic (theoretical or empirical) and practical papers in the broad ranges of financial innovation.
Topical 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.
Why publish your article in Financial Innovation?
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Financial Innovation offers a fast publication schedule whilst maintaining rigorous peer review; all articles must be submitted online, and peer review is managed fully electronically (articles are distributed in PDF form, which is automatically generated from the submitted files). Articles will be published with their final citation after acceptance, in both fully browsable web form, and as a formatted PDF; the article will then be available through Financial Innovation and SpringerOpen.
Online publication in Financial Innovation gives you the opportunity to publish large datasets, large numbers of color illustrations and moving pictures, to display data in a form that can be read directly by other software packages so as to allow readers to manipulate the data for themselves, and to create all relevant links (for example, to PubMed, to sequence and other databases, and to other articles).
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Financial Innovation operates a double-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers do not know the names or affiliations of the authors and the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous.
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Citing articles Financial Innovation
Articles in Journal of International Humanitarian Action should be cited in the same way as articles in a traditional journal. Because articles are not printed, they do not have page numbers; instead, they are given a unique article number.
Article citations follow this format:
Authors: Title. J Int Humanitarian Action [year], [volume number]:[article number].
e.g. Roberts LD, Hassall DG, Winegar DA, Haselden JN, Nicholls AW, Griffin JL: Increased hepatic oxidative metabolism distinguishes the action of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor delta from Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor gamma in the Ob/Ob mouse. J Int Humanitarian Action 2009, 1:115.
refers to article 115 from Volume 1 of the journal.
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