Focus and Scope

Applied Finance Letters publishes empirical research with implications and relevance for academia and finance industry. The aim is to encourage high-quality contributions that foster discussions among academics, policy makers and financial practitioners.


Submitted articles go through a blind review process and may be returned to the authors for subsequent revision.

Peer Review Process

After initial screening by the editors, submitted articles go through a blind review process.

Each paper is reviewed by two reviewers that are selected by the editor in charge. Papers are double blind reviewed. Final decisions for revision or acceptance are made by the editors based on the recommendations provided by the reviewers. Revisions will be based on the comments of the reviewers and editors.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to all of its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased readership and increased citation of an author's work.

Applied Finance Letters does not charge any fees for submission, publication or access to articles.

Archiving and preservation

This journal's content is preserved using the the LOCKSS and CLOCKSS archiving systems.

LOCKSS is a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.

CLOCKSS is global archive that preserves content on behalf of all libraries and scholars worldwide. CLOCKSS preserves content in 12 strategically chosen libraries across the globe to optimize the content’s safety against political and environmental threats.