ACRN Oxford Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives - ISSN 2305-7394

The global outreach of the ACRN Oxford Research Centre, dedicated to interdisciplinary research in the fields of Finance, Risk, Accounting and Management/Entrepreneurship.
The Journal follows the Open Access Gold Standard, sponsored by the ACRN Oxford Centre for Research. No copyright is taken and currently all fees are sponsored.


The ACRN Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives (JoFRP) is a strictly academic, double-blind peer reviewed international e-journal, by the ACRN Oxford Research Centre, UK. All article abstracts are indexed in the SSRN database, the social science research network, in EBSCO, and are searchable through Google Scholar. It is included in the h-Index and impact calculations. The journal is listed in the Cabell Quality Publishing Database, which is typically relevant for tenure track evaluations. It is in advanced review process of the Web of Science and Scopus.

This journal is special because it aims to provide an outlet for inter-disciplinary and more in-depth research papers with various methodological approaches. 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 rigor and robustness. 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.

From 2014 on the journal moves to quarterly issues, and a new online first system with instant publication after copy-editing.
Review times are a guaranteed maximum of 6 weeks. Please read the authors’ guidelines with a special section on ethics further down this page.

Final Acceptance Rate 2013: 34%, Average Time per Review Round: 28 days, Average Review Rounds: 2.3
Impact Factor based on own calculations 0.83

All papers are strictly double-blind peer reviewed to ensure highest academic standards.

All Volumes and Issues

Call For Papers - Special Issue on Entrepreneurial Finance - deadline August 30th, 2016


Prof. Othmar M Lehner
Director ACRN Oxford Research Centre
Vice Dean, Faculty of Management, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Professorial Fellow, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford

Prof. James M Chen
Michigan State University

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

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Editorial Board:

Prof. Alex Nicholls, SAID Business School, University of Oxford, UK
Prof. Julia Mundy, Centre for Governance, Risk and Accountability, University of Greenwich, UK
Dr. Merav Ozair, NYU, New York University, US
Dr. Matthew Haigh, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK
Dr. Olga Kolokolova, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
Prof. Minna Martikainen, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Dr. Juha Kansikas, Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Prof. Heimo Losbichler, Department Leader Finance and Accounting, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Dr. Elisabeth Menschl, Senior Lecturer in Research Philosophy and Ethics, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria
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


  • Quantitative Finance and Risk Modeling
  • Financial Economics
  • Organizational and Enterprise Risk Management
  • Investment Management and Portfolio Building
  • Corporate Finance
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Treasury and Cash Management
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Entrepreneurial Finance, Crowdfunding and Venture Capital
  • Social and Sustainable Finance, Impact Investing
  • Performance Management 
  • Accounting, Auditing, Reporting, Corporate Governance
  • IFRS and US-GAAP
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Developmental Finance and Investment

Guidelines for Authors:

Editorial Board

Guidelines for Authors incl. Ethics

APA 5th Guidelines


Click here to see all Volumes and Issues


Routledge Handbook of Social and Sustainable Finance


Editor: Prof. Dr. Othmar M. Lehner

Recent FRAP - Finance, Risk and Accounting Perspectives Conference Proceedings:

pdf Proceedings_2012

pdf Proceedings_2013

pdf Proceedings_2014

pdf Proceedings_2015