Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Finance and Banking is an International, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by Macrothink Institute. It provides an academic platform for professionals and researchers to contribute innovative works in aspects of Finance and Banking.

The scopes of the journal include Financial Institutions, Financial Economics, Financial Services, Corporate Finance, Accounting and Financial Reporting, Financial Forecasting, Financial Risk Management and Analysis, Bank, Banking Efficiency, Banking Regulation, Capital Structure, Monetary Banking, Stock Exchange, Capital Markets and Relevant Subjects.

 

Section Policies

Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The journal uses single-blind system: the reviewers' identities remain anonymous to authors, while the reviewers can see authors' identities. Two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.

 

Publication Frequency

2018 Semiannual, published in June and December

2017 Semiannual, published in June and December

2016 Semiannual, published in June and December

2015 Semiannual, published in June and December

2014 Semiannual, published in June and December

 

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.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Index/List/Archive

CNKI
Crossref
Directory of Research Journals Indexing
Google Scholar
ICI World of Journals
PKP Open Archives Harvester
RePEc
SHERPA/RoMEO
Standard Periodical Directory

 

Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor (2018): 1.4

The impact factor (IF) or Journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Currently, this journal hasn’t been indexed in Thomson Reuters JCR. Therefore, its official JCR®JIF is not yet available.

However, Google Scholar now provides an alternative Google-based impact factor. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, International Finance and Banking is calculating its own Impact Factor by applying Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm based on Google Scholar's citation counts.

The 2018 Google-based impact factor of this journal would be calculated as follows:

IF2018=(Citations2017+Citations2016)/(Publications2017+Publications2016)=(28+18)/(16+17)=1.4

2. h-index (February 2018): 4

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

3. i10-index (February 2018): 2

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations