Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

International Research in Economics and Finance (IREF) publishes original research manuscripts in the field of economics and finance. The aims of the journal are to publish high quality manuscripts that are of international significance in terms of findings.

The focus and scopes of the journal include, but not limited to: Accounting, Banking, Capital Markets, Economics, Finance, Insurance, Investment, Risk Management, Stock Exchange and so on.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

We use a double-blind peer-review system for all manuscripts submitted. Both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be reviewed by three experts: one editorial staff and two external reviewers. The review process may take two to three weeks. All submissions are peer-reviewed based on accuracy, fairness and efficiency.


Publication Frequency

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.



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