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 present it in accordance with our requirements. These guidelines are intended to make the review and publishing processes as smooth as possible. By following these guidelines closely you will ensure the production and publication of your paper is 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, online and through the Risk Journals app. Now in their twentieth 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 and are not 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 must be submitted electronically via our online submission site. Please 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 figures 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 (this is the “source file”). The accompanying PDF file must be created from the version of the source file that is submitted.

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, affiliations, postal and email addresses of all authors
  • Details of the corresponding author
  • Running header/short title: not exceeding 50 characters
  • Number of words (see below for word counts)
  • Number of figures and tables

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 should be included in the main document. Abstracts should be one paragraph of no less than 150 words and no 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. This is for the presentation of your paper online.

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.

Word-count

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.

References

In-text citations should follow the author-date system as outlined in The Chicago Manual of Style. Reference lists should be formatted in APA style.

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 papers’ DOI numbers 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. To ensure we can edit your figures to journal style, figure files should be in a vector graphics format, eg, Illustrator EPS or MATLAB SVG files. The most useful files are usually PDFs created from within Excel, PowerPoint or Illustrator. Graphics files (other than photographs) should not contain rasterized images, which are uneditable, eg, TIFs, JPGs or PSDs, as it is not possible to produce quality images to the journal's preferred style from those formats. If you are unable to provide images in vector graphics format, the minimum resolution should be 300dpi. Files should be clearly saved by figure or table number to avoid confusion. Figures will appear in color online, but will be printed in black and white

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

Footnotes should be used sparingly. If footnotes are necessary 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 appendixes, 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’s Editor-in-Chief to determine the originality, validity, and importance of content and conclusions. A manuscript may be declined before peer-review if it is deemed out of scope or 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 of 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 considered 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.

Proofs

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 checked thoroughly 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, and we reserve the right to charge for excessive corrections.

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 Sarah Campbell for more details.

Reprints

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

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