About the Journal

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, policymakers and financial practitioners.

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


In 2019, this journal moved to a continuous publication model. This means that our articles are published online as soon as they are ready. We now have a more efficient publication process and this means that our subscribers have access to our content and cite articles much faster.

Peer Review Process 

All content is peer-reviewed and submitted articles go through a double-blind review process.

Each paper is reviewed by two reviewers that are selected by the editor in charge. 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.

Plagiarism Policy

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.  Applied Finance Letters reserves the right to use Turnitin software to screen any article for plagiarism.  If evidence of plagiarism is found at any stage, (before or after the publication of the paper) the author will be afforded an opportunity for rebuttal.  If the arguments are found to be unsatisfactory, the manuscript will be retracted and the author will be restricted from publishing in our Journal in the future.  We accept all terms and conditions of COPE in relation to plagiarism. 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statements

Archiving and preservation

This journal's content is preserved using 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 a 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.