The Journal's emphasis is on empirical, applied, and policy-oriented research in banking and other domestic and international financial institutions and markets. The Journal's purpose is to improve communications between the academic and other research communities and policymakers and operational decision makers at financial institutions (private and public) national and international, and their regulators.
Suitable topics for JAFB include but are not limited to:
Finance: Asset pricing, Bankruptcy prediction and determinants, Corporate finance, Credit risk modelling and management, Financial engineering, Foreign exchange markets, Law and finance, Mergers and acquisitions, Mutual funds management, Portfolio management, Regulations of financial markets, Venture capital.
Banking: Asset-liability management, Bank assurance, Banking crises, Corporate governance, Derivatives and structured financial products, Efficiency and performance of financial institutions and bank branches, Financing decisions of banks, Investment banking, Management of financial institutions, Technological progress and banking.
Journal of Applied Finance & Banking currently has an acceptance rate of 37%. The average time between submission and final decision is 19 days and the average time between acceptance and publication is 22 days.