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 2020: The Global Effects of Covid-19 in Applied Finance and Banking

Journal of Applied Finance and Banking  invites submissions from researchers on the broader topic of the short and long term global effects of Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) in finance and banking.

A series of dedicated Special Issues will be published within 2020.

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

  • Short and long term effects to finance and banking systems
  • Short and long term effects to banking and finance products
  • Effects to the organisation of banking and finance systems
  • Changes of employment legislation in the banking sector
  • Effects to international banking cooperations and international dependencies
  • Control and containment of the virus effects in banking and finance systems
  • Effects to the financing of private business and startups
  • Assesment of the virus risk in finance and banking systems
  • Financing the global construction industry
  • Financing sustainable energy projects
  • Financing governmental departments and governmental projects
  • Intelligent banking systems for mitigation of virus risk
  • Effects to the organisational behaviour in banking and finance organisations
  • Work from home and intelligent banking systems
  • Effects to currencies and exchange rates
  • Emerging economies and new markets
  • Financing of health services and health boards
  • Financing e-commerce and e-commodity markets
  • Economics of health systems for mitigating the impacts of Covid-19
  • Finance for medical business
  • Implications to the finance and banking systems of Asia, Oceania, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas
  • Ethics issues in affected banking and finance systems