Risk Journals Submission Guidelines

Risk Journals Submission Guidelines

Please find below all of the information you need to submit your paper to Risk Journals and how to present it in accordance with our requirements. These guidelines have been put together to help us make the review and publishing processes as smooth as possible. By following these guidelines you will help us to make the production and therefore publication as efficient as possible.

If you have any further queries or need more information, please contact [email protected]

Risk Journals include:

The Journal of Computational Finance
The Journal of Credit Risk
The Journal of Risk
The Journal of Operational Risk
The Journal of Risk Model Validation
The Journal of Energy Markets
The Journal of Investment Strategies
The Journal of Financial Market Infrastructures
The Journal of Network Theory in Finance

About Risk Journals

Risk Journals deliver academically rigorous, practitioner-focused content and resources for the rapidly evolving discipline of financial risk management.

Each quarter Risk Journals contain peer-reviewed research and technical papers, delivered to a global audience in print and online. Now in its seventeenth year, Risk Journals serve broad and international readership communities that bridge academia and industry. The mission of Risk Journals is to equip readers with the tools to fulfil their professional potential.

All papers are considered on the strict condition that they have not been published already, nor are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere

Editorial Policies

All authors must comply with our editorial policies. Please click here for more information.

Submission of Papers

Papers should be submitted electronically via our online submission site. You can select which journal you are submitting to from the drop down list. If you are not currently in the Editorial Express database, you will be required to complete an electronic form that will record your contact information.

You must submit a PDF file of your paper upon submission. All figure and tables must be included in the main PDF document and also submitted as separate editable files and be clearly numbered. See below for further information. Should your paper be accepted for publication we will also ask for a TeX version of your paper, or a Word document should such a file not be available.

Paper Preparation

All papers should include and be compiled in the following order:

1. Title page: this should be sent as a separate document and include the following:

  • The full names and affiliations of all authors, and state the corresponding author's details
  • Running header: not exceeding 50 characters
  • Number of words (see below for word counts)
  • Number of figures and tables
  • Acknowledgements (if applicable)

2. Figure and Table legends

  • Clearly marked with the heading of each table/figure and a one sentence caption.

3. Abstract

  • A concise and factual abstract is required and it should be included in the main document. Abstracts should be no less than 150 words and not more than 200 words, and must state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone, ie not include references. Key phrases from your paper should be repeated in your abstract.

4. Keywords

  • 4-6 keywords should be included after the abstract. Keywords are important for the discoverability of your paper online. Keywords should therefore be specific and pull out the key phrases of your work. Avoid using unique or technical words.

5. Key messages

  • Please include 3-4 bullet points, highlighting the main findings/core results from the paper. Each bullet point should be no more than 85 characters.

6. Title

  • Your title should contain the most important words related to the subject and it should be short, concise, and descriptive.

7. Main Text

8. Acknowledgements and Declaration of Interest section

  • Under the heading, 'Declarations of Interest' please declare any funding for the article or conflict of interests. If you have nothing to declare please include the following statement: "The authors report no conflicts of interest. The authors alone are responsible for the content and writing of the paper." All acknowledgements should come under the heading 'Acknowledgements'

9. References: see below for further details

Papers will be returned to the author for amendment if they do not follow the format as outlined above.


The journals have a strict length policy. Research papers and technical reports should not exceed 8,000 words, including references. Forum papers should not exceed 6,000 words, including references.


Citations in the text must be written as (John 1999; Paul 2003; Peter and Paul 2000) or (John et al 1993; Peter 2000).

All items in the reference list should be cited in the text. In the reference list, the authors' last names and first initials are used. The reference list is in alphabetical order by author, and multiple works by the same author are in chronological order. A standard reference is formatted as follows:

Baker, M., and Wurgler, J. (2006). Investor sentiment and the cross-section of stock returns. Journal of Finance 61(4), 1654-1680.

In order to allow us to create links to abstracting and indexing services, such as Scopus and CrossRef please include a paper's DOI number where applicable in your reference list.

Figures and Tables

The number of figures and tables included in a paper should be kept to a minimum. Figures and Tables must be included in the main PDF document and also submitted as separate individual editable files. Figure should be saved in EPS format. Files should be clearly saved by figure or table number to avoid confusion. The resolution of the images should be at least 300dpi. Figures will appear in colour online, but will be printed in black and white. For any complex figures that will not convert well to gray scale please supply black and white versions of the colour illustrations.

Notes on Style

Submitted papers should follow Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary for spelling and The Chicago Manual of Style for punctuation and other points of style.


Footnotes should be used sparingly. If footnotes are required then these should be included at the end of the page and should be no more than two sentences.

Supplementary Information

The journals accept electronic supplementary data to further enhance research. Any supplementary information, including appendices, will not be typeset and will be published freely online and linked to the paper. Authors are encouraged to submit any extra figures and tables as supplementary information. Authors can also submit relevant code and data as supplementary material.

Review Process

All manuscripts receive an initial review by the journal editor to determine the originality, validity, and importance of content and conclusions. A manuscript may be declined before peer-review if deemed out of scope or if it does not meet the general standards of the journal. All other manuscripts are sent for external independent and single-blinded peer review. Authors are informed about the Editor's decision after the review process is completed.

Should an author wish to appeal against a decision they should provide a detailed letter to the Editor. This will be reviewed again by the Editor and if necessary an independent reviewer will be invited to review the paper again in light of the appeal letter.

Author Biographies

Authors of accepted papers are required to submit a short biography and headshot for inclusion on the journal's website. Following acceptance you will be asked to submit these along with the final files of the paper.

Copyright and Permissions

Please click here for our copyright policy.


Page proofs are sent to the designated corresponding author. They must be carefully checked and returned within 48 hours of receipt. Please note that authors will only receive one set of proofs and so these should be thoroughly checked before being returned. Only typographical errors, printer's errors and errors of scientific fact can be corrected. No substantial author's changes will be made, except in exceptional circumstances.

Once a paper has been approved and published online no further corrections can be made. If there is a serious error in the paper, in terms of the accuracy of the content, corrections will be published as errata or corrigenda. A paper may be retracted if the reliability of the work is compromised through serious inaccuracies or misconduct.

Open Access

Risk Journals support open access publishing. Please contact Dawn Hunter, for more details.


To request a quote for bulk reprints of an article please contact Irina Gasson, or call +44 (0) 20 7316 9159