International Research in Economics and Finance

International Research in Economics and Finance (IREF) publishes original research manuscripts in the field of economics and finance. Empirical, theoretical and conceptual articles of significant originality will be considered.

IREF adopts a double-blind peer-review policy, contributed by international reviewers. The journal is published in both printed and online versions. Online publications are free to access and download.

The aims of the journal are to publish high quality manuscripts that are of international significance in terms of findings. The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to: accounting, banking, capital markets, economics, finance, insurance, investment, risk management, stock exchange and so on.

The journal accepts submissions both online and via e-mail (

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Call for Papers - International Research in Economics and Finance

International Research in Economics and Finance (IREF) is inviting submission of papers for publication in the forthcoming issue of December, 2021. A length between 3,000-10,000 words is preferred. If you are interested in submitting a paper to this journal, please review the Author Guidelines to see how to submit a paper online.

If your paper is accepted for publication, a publication fee of only 300USD is required to pay. The corresponding author will receive two hard copies in addition to online publication in PDF version.

For any question you have, please contact the Editorial Assistant via:


Join our Editorial Board

We welcome academics and researchers expertizing in education to join our Editorial Board. Reviewers’ names will be listed in the printed journal and on the journal's webpage. Please find the application form and details at:


Online Version First

Online Version First is a featured way of publishing articles in our journal. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article.


Each paper published in Journal of Education and Development is assigned with a DOI®number, which appears beneath the author's affiliation in the published paper. Click HERE to know what is DOI (Digital Object Identifier). And click HERE to retrieve Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for journal articles, books, and chapters.


Paper Selection and Publication Process

Step 1: Submission Acknowledgement

If you submit your manuscript online or through the journal's email, you will receive an email of confirmation from the editorial assistants within 1-2 working days.

Step 2: Basic Review

The editor or editorial assistant determines whether a manuscript fits the journal’s aim and scope. Then, the manuscript is checked for its similarity index by CrossCheck, powered by iThenticate.

Step 3: Peer review

We use double-blind system for peer-review. Both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. A manuscript will be peer-reviewed by at least three experts: one editorial staff and two external reviewers. The review process may take 2-3 weeks.

Step 4: Acceptance/Rejection Decision

The decision to accept or reject a manuscript is based on suggestions of reviewers. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor-in-chief will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or a second round of peer review may be initiated.

Step 5: Notification of the result of review to the corresponding authors by E-mail.

Step 6: Revision and Payment of publication fee

The authors are asked to make revisions based on comments from both the editorial board and external reviewers. Then, they should pay a publication fee (300USD) for an accepted manuscript.

Step 7: Online Version First Publication and Printed Publication

Manuscripts will be published online soon upon completion of revision and payment of publication fee by authors. Printed version will be published in the scheduled volume and issue.

Step 8: Post-publication

Online PDF version of a manuscript is free to access and download. After publication of the printed journals, two hard copies of the journals will be sent to the corresponding author.


The publisher and journal have a policy of “Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism”. We check the plagiarism issue with two methods: reviewer check and plagiarism prevention tool (iThenticate).

All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers.



Publication Fee Adjustment Notice


Due to an unfavorable US dollar exchange rate and increasing operation costs, the publication fee of International Research in Economics and Finance will be adjusted from $200.00 USD to $300.00 USD per article, effective January 1, 2019.

For manuscripts submitted before January 1, 2019 but unpaid before February 28, 2019, the new rate will apply.

Thank you.

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