Risk and Financial Management (RFM) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal, published by the IDEAS SPREAD INC. It publishes high-quality articles covering both traditional fields of business administration and cross-functional, multidisciplinary research that reflects the complex character of business problems.

Authors are encouraged to submit complete, unpublished, original works that are not under review in any other journals. The journal is published in both print and online versions, and the online version is available for free.

Focus and Scope

  • Risk

Financial Risk & Economic Risk, Credit Risk, Liquidity Risk, Market Risk, Operational Risk, Volatility Risk, Systemic Risk, Political Risk, Risk Management and Analysis, Risk Prediction, Risk Modelling, Risk Taking, Risk Hedging, Project Risk Management, Insurance, Actuarial Sciences

  • Financial Economics

Asset Pricing, General Equilibrium Asset Pricing, Rational Asset Pricing (Risk Neutral Pricing), Corporate Finance & Corporate Governance, Monetary Economics, Financial Econometrics, Uncertainty & Decision-making, Behavioral and Experimental Finance, High Frequency Data, Finance Microstructures

  • Mathematical Finance

Mathematical Tools (Statistical Tools), Extreme Value Theory / Extreme Value Analysis (EVA), Numerical Methods, Time Series, Mathematical Models, ARCH Model, GARCH Model, Stochastic Models for Asset and Instrument Prices, Derivatives Pricing, Pricing Models, Arbitrage-free Pricing, Options Pricing, Futures Contract Pricing, Swap Valuation, Forward Price, Brownian Model of Financial Markets, Portfolio Modelling, Performance Measurement, Quantitative Finance, Computational Finance, Financial Engineering

  • Financial Markets   

Foreign Exchange Markets, Capital Markets, Stock Markets (Equity Market), Bond Markets, Commodity Markets, Money Markets, Market Instruments, Derivatives Markets, Futures Markets (Option Market), Real Estate Markets, Spot Market, Mutual Funds, Financial Intermediaries, Market Microstructure, Market Efficiency

  • Banking and Finance

Financial Institutions, Banking (Efficiency, Crisis, Regulation, Risk Management, Solvency), Commercial Bank, Central Bank, Federal Reserve, Islamic Banks, Basel Accords, Entrepreneurial Finance, Accounting and Financial Reporting, Venture Capital, Capital Structure, Credit Rating, Financial Stability

  • Financial Technology and Innovation

Financial Technology (Fintech), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Digital Currencies, Alternative Assets, Big Data, Data Mining, Data Analytics, Cloud Computing and Analytics, Financial Innovation, Investment Crowdfunding, Mobile Banking (Online Banking), Foreign Remittance, Automatic Savings Plan, Internet and Mobile Finance

  • Sustainable Finance

Green Finance, Ethical Finance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Socially Responsible Investments, Impact Investing, Sustainable Investing and Sustainable Funds, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Performance, ESG impact measures of portfolios, Green bonds, Climate Bonds and Social Bonds, Innovative financial instruments, Supply Chain Management, Circular Economy, Corporate Sustainability, Sustainable Supply Chain Finance

  • Applied Economics and Finance

Agricultural Economics, Business Economics, Demographic Economics, Development Economics, Econometrics, Economic Systems, Education Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance & Investments, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Finance & Trade, Labour Economics, Macroeconomics & Microeconomics, Oil & Energy Economics, Political Economics, Public Economics, Urban, Rural & Regional Economics

Peer Review Process

This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.

Publication Frequency

2024, annual, published in December

2022, semi-annual, published in June and December

2021, published in March, June and December

2020, semi-annual, published in June and December

2019, annual, published in December

Article Processing Charge

If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Processing Charges (APC). To cover the costs of the academic publisher for ensuring the normal operation, and encourage more scholars to publish their research articles. We charge Article Processing Charges (APC) 200.00USD/article.

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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


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