Journal of Applied Finance & Banking

Aims and Scope

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.

Impact Factor: 0.19 (RePEc)

Special Issue 2024: Cost of Living Crisis-Global Financial Impacts and Challenges

Journal of Applied Finance and Banking invites submissions from researchers on the broader topic of the global financial impacts from the cost of living crisis to finance and banking.

A series of dedicated Special Issues will be published within 2024.

The themes of the Special Issues are (but not limited to) the following:

  • Short and long term effects to finance and banking systems
  • Inflation, taxation and commodity prices
  • Food insecurity
  • Public debt and future of global economy
  • Global agricultural production and cost of production
  • Finance of agricultural economy
  • Agricultural policies in Europe, Americas and Asia
  • Housing crisis: cost, demand and supply
  • Construction cost and construction demand
  • Construction insolvency and the future of the construction business
  • Housing crisis in Europe and solutions for social housing
  • Housing shortage: contributing factors and solutions
  • Energy pricing and the future of fossil fuel economy
  • Energy pricing and the future of sustainable resources
  • The economy of sustainable resources with emphasis at wind, solar and geothermal energy
  • The impact of artificial intelligence in financial operations
  • Hospitality and tourism: financial and environmental impacts to heritage cities from tourist activity
  • Hospitality and tourism: impacts from artificial intelligence
  • Financial mpacts and future trends to hospitality and tourism 
  • Material shortage in the construction sector
  • Global commodities and material shortages in supply chains
  • Skills shortage in professions with emphasis in engineering, medicine, law and education
  • Inflation, monetary policy and financial stability
  • Vehicle Electrification and ESG case studies
  • Circular economy and ESG
  • Safe and sustainable transportation: financial and social impacts from electric vehicles
  • The whole life economics and future trends for car batteries
  • Recovery funding for resilient infrastructure
  • Insurance and reinsurance for infrastructure recovery
  • Recovery from major events and insurance policies
  • Renewable energy investments and sustainable energy transition
  • Insurance and Pensions Systems: deficits and future
  • Taxation systems optimisation for business growth
  • Hospitality and tourism in urban centres: economy of big events with emphasis on major sport events
  • The future of pension systems and the future pensioner
  • Management of pension funds and financial implications from inflation
  • The future of travel and tourism economy in a global inflationary environment
  • Resilient economies: financial implications from regional conflicts and financial recovery strategies
  • Resilient economies: financial implications from major natural disasters and finance for rebuild
  • Impacts to the economy of sports with emphasis on motor sports
  • Financial impacts to the economy of luxury items
  • The financial future of movie production: the impacts of artificial intelligence
  • The finances of movie production: modern approaches in art creating and film making
  • The finances of music production: the impacts of artificial intelligence
  • The economy of streaming with emphasis on television, music, films and podcasting
  • The finance of podcasting and the use of artificial intelligence
  • Financial implications to artistic production from the use of artificial intelligence with emphasis on music, fiction, television, cinema and acting
  • The ethical use of artificial intelligence: principles and mechanisms
  • The finances of royalties in music: future and implications from artificial intelligence
  • The finances of royalties in film industry: future and implications from artificial intelligence