International Journal of Financial Research

International Journal of Financial Research publishes peer-reviewed articles in full range of theoretical and empirical topics in finance area, from corporate finance, accounting, insurance theory to monetary banking, stock exchange, capital markets and more. The journal is published in both online and printed versions. All publications are open access in full text and free to download.

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2014 Q3: Articles Received: 20; Accepted: 14; Rejected: 6; Published: 15; Retracted: 0

2014 Q2: Articles Received: 39; Accepted: 26; Rejected: 14; Published: 29; Retracted: 0

2014 Q1: Articles Received: 39; Accepted: 25; Rejected: 12; Published: 22; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 90; Accepted: 62; Rejected: 24; Published: 67; Retracted: 0

2013 Q4: Articles Received: 30; Accepted: 22; Rejected: 6; Published: 17; Retracted: 0

2013 Q3: Articles Received: 16; Accepted: 11; Rejected: 5; Published: 12; Retracted: 0

2013 Q2: Articles Received: 23; Accepted: 15; Rejected: 7; Published: 25; Retracted: 0

2013 Q1: Articles Received: 21; Accepted: 14; Rejected: 6; Published: 13; Retracted: 0



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a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editor sends an E-mail of confirmation to the corresponding author within 1-2 working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, your submission/e-mail may be missed. Please contact the Editor in time.

b). Peer review. We use double-blind system for peer-review; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be peer-reviewed by three experts; two external reviewers and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a manuscript. The review process may take 2 weeks.

c). Notification of the result of review by E-mail.

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e). After publication, the corresponding author will receive two hard copies free of charge.

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IJFR is listed in Econlit and JEL

International Journal of Financial Research is listed in Econlit and Journal of Economic Literature (JEL)  
Posted: 2012-12-11

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Vol 5, No 4 (2014)

Table of Contents


Recent Experiences with Currency Substitution PDF
Hisao Kumamoto p1
The Determinants of Deposit Insurance Coverage: Evidence from 74 Countries PDF
Hung Ling Chen, Edward H. Chow, Wan Yu Liu p13
Understanding Islamic Bank Selection of Customers: A Field Research from Turkish Participation Banks PDF
Ali Polat, Mehmet Yesilyaprak, Raci Kaya p22
Institutional Investors, Stock Repurchases and Information Asymmetry PDF
Ricky W. Scott p39
The Link between Financial System and Economics: Functions of the Financial System, Financial Crises, and Policy Implications PDF
Serpil Kahraman Akdogu, Mehmet Umutlu p52
Are There Non-linear Effects of Banking Relationships and Ownership Concentration on Operational Performance? Empirical Evidence from Portuguese SMEs Using Cross-section Analysis and Panel Data PDF
Antonio Pedro Soares Pinto, Mario Gomes Augusto p67
Dividend Policy Behavior in Emerging Stock Markets: Evidence from Vietnamese Stock Market PDF
Quoc Trung Tran, Thi Thu Ha Nguyen p85
Cointegration with Regime Shift between Gold and Financial Variables PDF
Takashi Miyazaki, Shigeyuki Hamori p90
National Debt and Its Effects on Several Other Variables: An Econometric Study of the United States PDF
Augustine C. Arize, Ioannis N. Kallianotis, Scott Liu, John Malindretos, Alex Panayides p98
A Note on Bank Default Risk and Delivery Channel Strategy under Deposit Insurance Fund Protection PDF
Shi Chen, Chuen-Ping Chang, Kevin P. Keh p114
A Study of the Effect of Macroeconomic Variables on Stock Market: Saudi Perspective PDF
Durga Prasad Samontaray, Sultan Nugali, Bokkasam Sasidhar p120
The Determinants of Trade Credit: A Study of Portuguese Industrial Companies PDF
Juliana Santos, Armando Silva p128
On Risk Comprehensive Evaluation of Carbon Finance in Commercial Banks under Low-Carbon Economy in China PDF
Wenjuan Pan p139
A Barrier Option Utility Framework for Bank Interest Margin under Government Bailout PDF
Ku-Jun Lin, Rosemary Jou, Tzu-Hao Lin p144
Habit Formation and Risk-free Rate Puzzle PDF
Wonnho Choi p155
Financial Needs of Internationalized Firms PDF
Federica Sist p171
The Fisher Hypothesis and Investment Assets: The Vietnamese and Thai Case PDF
Dalina Amonhaemanon, Jan Annaert, Marc J.K. De Ceuster, Hau Le Long p180
Examining Linkages between Saudi Stock Market (TASI) and Selected Stock Markets Indices PDF
Mohammed Ziaur Rehman, Musa Ahmed Hazazi p196

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International Journal of Financial Research
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