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 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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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 2 (2014)

Table of Contents


Long-Term Profitability of Volume-Based Price Momentum in Taiwan PDF
Hsiao-Peng Fu p1
The New Ways to Raise Capital: An Exploratory Study of Crowdfunding PDF
Matteo Rossi p8
The Determinants of Risk Premia in Forward Foreign Exchange (FX) Markets PDF
Aziz Chouikh, Abdelwahed Trabelsi p19
An Analysis of the Relationship between the Finance and the Economic Growth of Counties in China's Shandong Province PDF
Lei Zhang p29
Ownership Structure and Investor’s Sentiments for Dividends PDF
Elisabete Duarte Neves p35
Economic Growth, Financial Depth and Lending Rate Nexus: A Case of Oil Dependant Economy PDF
Najeeb Muhammad Nasir, Nasir Ali, Imran Khokhar p59
Fund Mobilization by Insurance Companies and Fixed Capital Formation: Evidence from the Nigerian Economy PDF
Lezaasi Lenee Torbira, Onyemachi Maxwell Ogbulu p69
Top Executives’ Ability and Earnings Quality: Evidence from the Chinese Capital Markets PDF
Han Li p79
Volatility Modeling and Forecasting of Istanbul Gold Exchange (IGE) PDF
Gaye Hatice Gencer, Zafer Musoglu p87
On the Establishment of Green Fiscal Transfer Payment Mechanism in Northwest Ethnic Regions of China PDF
Afan Sun p102
The Relation between Disclosure Quality and Information Asymmetry: Empirical Evidence from Iran PDF
Dariush Bahmani p110
Do Investors Make Abnormal Returns Consistently? An Econometric Investigation in the Nigerian Capital Market PDF
Ayakeme Ebiwarefa Whisky, Chinedu B. Ezirim p115
The Performance of Saudi Banking Industry 2000 -2011: Have the Banks Distinguished Themselves from One Another? PDF
Bukhari M. S. Sillah, Imran khokhar, Muhammad Nauman Khan p121
Determinants of Factors Influencing Capacity of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Employment Creation in Lagos State, Nigeria PDF
Kayode E. Bowale, Afred O. Ilesanmi p133
Study on Evolution of Spatial Structure of Pan-Linxia Economic Zone PDF
Jing Xu p142
Do Workers’ Remittances Promote Financial Development in Sub-Sahara Africa Countries? PDF
Taiwo V. Ojapinwa, Oladipo T. Bashorun p151
Explaining the Cross-Sectional Patterns of UK Expected Stock Returns: The Effect of Intangibles PDF
Walid Saleh p160
The Path Selections of the Resource-based Cities Transformation in China PDF
Jinhuang Mao p171
Developing Corporate Governance Index for Vietnamese Banking System PDF
Tran Thi Thanh Tu, Pham Bao Khanh, Phung Duc Quyen p175
On the Urban Comprehensive Carrying Capacity of the Ethnic Regions in China PDF
Peng Li, Haiying Ma p189

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International Journal of Financial Research
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