ACRN Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives

(ISSN 2305-7394)

The global, peer-reviewed publication outreach of the ACRN Research Network.
It is dedicated to interdisciplinary research in the fields of Finance, Risk and Accounting.

The journal is now in its 9th year and follows the Open-Access Gold Standard, thus, no copyright is taken.
It is listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals.
Publication fees: GBP 380,-/ EUR 420,- are payable only if the article is accepted. There are no upfront processing fees.

The ACRN Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives has been first published in 2012, and is a strictly academic, double-blind peer reviewed international e-journal.
From 2018 it is published in one annual rolling issue to stay true to its digital nature and reduce publication times for the articles.

All articles are indexed in EBSCO, and are fully searchable. It is included in SCOPUS and also listed in the Cabell Quality Publishing Database, which is typically relevant for tenure track evaluations. It is in the review process of the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index.

This journal is special because it aims to provide an outlet for inter-disciplinary and more in-depth research papers with various methodological approaches from the broad fields of Finance, Risk and Accounting. The target group of this journal are academics who want to get a better understanding of the interconnectedness of their fields by acknowledging the methods and theories used in closely related areas.

The JOFRP thus aims to overcome the self-imposed paradigmatic boundaries and reflexive isomorphisms of the individual, typically rather narrow fields and invites new and combined perspectives from the fields of Finance, Risk and Accounting. Despite its methodological, topical and disciplinary openness - it does so with a strong focus on academic rigour and robustness. Articles can vary in size and approaches but all articles will be strictly double-blind peer reviewed and authors are frequently invited to discuss the ramifications of their articles in the global FRAP and SSFII conferences.

“It is vital that any submission includes a discussion on the distinctiveness of the context, i.e. why would any context provide value compared to what we already know in the field.
What is more, the study needs to target and clearly develop a theoretical gap, a purely descriptive work would not be accepted for publication; rather the findings need to be discussed in the light of an extensive review of existing scholarship and the implications and contributions need to be of theoretical as well as practical value.”
Othmar M. Lehner, EiC

DoA_Logo.......cclic We follow the Creative Commons License CC BY-SA from 2019 on.
“This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.

Final Acceptance Rate 2019: 29%,
Average Time per Review Round: 34 days (10. July 2019), Average Review Rounds: 2.9
From 2018 on, all articles are registered with a DOI (Digital Object Identification) Number.


  • Quantitative Finance and Risk Modeling
  • Financial Economics
  • Investment Management and Portfolio Building
  • Corporate Finance and Risk
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Banking and Insurance Industry and Regulations
  • Entrepreneurial Finance, Crowdfunding and Venture Capital
  • Social and Sustainable Finance, Impact Investing
  • Accounting, Auditing, Reporting, Corporate Governance
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Critical Perspectives on Finance, Accounting and Risk


Prof. Othmar M Lehner
Director, ACRN Oxford, UK
Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland
Middlesex University of London, UK

Prof. James M Chen
Michigan State University

Prof. Ahmed Marhfor
University of Quebec, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada

Mail to the editors: office at

Editorial Board:

Prof. Alex Nicholls, SAID Business School, University of Oxford, UK
Prof. Minna Martikainen, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Prof. Elroy Dimson, Cambridge University, UK
Prof. Dr. Arto Ojala, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Prof. Julia Mundy, Centre for Governance, Risk and Accountability, University of Greenwich, UK
Dr. Merav Ozair, NYU, New York University, US
Dr. Olga Kolokolova, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
Prof. Shambu Prasad, Professor in Rural Management and Development, Xavier Institute of Management India
Dr. Saadiah Mohamad, Professor of Economics, Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA
Dr. Pascal Dey, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Dr. Yifat Reuveni, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Prof. Michael Dorff, Southwestern Law School, USA
Prof. Edward T. Jackson, Carleton University, Canada

PLEASE FIND: All Volumes and Issues or SEARCH JOURNAL



Guidelines for Authors incl. Ethics

APA 5th Guidelines


Click here to see all Volumes and Issues

Legal Info and Data Protection Information