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  • An explanation of why your manuscript should be published in Financial Innovation
  • An explanation of any issues relating to journal policies.
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  • Confirmation that the content of the manuscript has not been published, or submitted for publication elsewhere (see our Duplicate publication policy)
  • If you are submitting a manuscript to a particular special issue, please refer to its specific name in your covering letter
  • If you have chosen the “No revisions option”, please briefly state this in your cover letter


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  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 6.9
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 6.8
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.149
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 1.162

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 18
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 334

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