ACRN Oxford Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives

(ISSN 2305-7394)

The global outreach of the ACRN Oxford Centre for Interdisciplinary Research,
dedicated to interdisciplinary research in the fields of Finance, Risk, Accounting and Management/Entrepreneurship.

The journal is now in its 8th year and follows the Open-Access Gold Standard, sponsored by the ACRN Oxford Centre for Interdisciplinary Research.
Thus, no copyright is taken and currently all fees are sponsored by the ACRN Oxford Centre.


The ACRN Oxford Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives has been first published in 2012, and is a strictly academic, double-blind peer reviewed international e-journal, by the ACRN Oxford Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, UK. All article abstracts are indexed in the SSRN, the social science research network, in EBSCO, and are searchable through Google Scholar. It is included in SCOPUS, the h-Index and impact calculations. The journal is also listed in the Cabell Quality Publishing Database, which is typically relevant for tenure track evaluations. It is in also advanced review process of the Web of Science.

Publication since 2018 uses an ongoing digital publishing format in annual volumes - meaning that there will be no individual issues any more. This allows a much faster acceptance-to-publication cycle as papers are copyedited and published on an individual basis.

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.

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 2018: 36%, Average Time per Review Round: 48 days, Average Review Rounds: 2.9
Impact Factor: 0.93

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

All Volumes and Issues


Call for Papers - Running Special Issue
“Data Science and Machine Learning in Finance, Risk and Accounting”

Call for Papers - Running Special Issue
“Islamic Banking and Finance: Finance, Risk and Accounting Perspectives”


Prof. Othmar M Lehner
Director ACRN Oxford Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
Full Professor of Finance and Risk, 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

Mail to the editors: seeds at

Editorial Board:

Prof. Alex Nicholls, SAID Business School, University of Oxford, UK
Assoc. 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. 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


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