International Journal of Financial Research

International Journal of Financial Research (ISSN: 1923-4023; E-ISSN: 1923-4031) is an open-access and peer-reviewed journal published by Sciedu Press in Canada. This journal is published quarterly (January, April, July and October) in both print and online versions. All publications are open access in full text and free to download.

This journal publishes original and leading research across all the major fields of accounting, finance and economics, ranging from institutional & corporate finance, accounting, insurance & risk management, monetary banking, stock exchange, to business economics, development economics, capital markets and more.


This journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail (





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2015 Q3: Articles Received: 29; Accepted: 17; Rejected: 11; Published: 27; Retracted: 0

2015 Q2: Articles Received: 28; Accepted: 14; Rejected: 9; Published: 17; Retracted: 0

2015 Q1: Articles Received: 32; Accepted: 16; Rejected: 9; Published: 12; Retracted: 0

2014: Articles Received: 121; Accepted: 80; Rejected: 40; Published: 85; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 116; Accepted: 73; Rejected: 32; Published: 51; Retracted: 0




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e-Version FirstTM

e-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 International Journal of Financial Research 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

a). Upon receipt of paper submission, the Editorial Assistant 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 Editorial Assistant 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 2-3 weeks.

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

d). The authors revise paper and pay publication fee (300USD).

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

f). E-journal in PDF is available on the journal’s webpage for download, free of charge.


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.



IJFR is listed in acceptable Finance Journals by University of Texas at Tyler

We are glad to announce that International Journal of Financial Research has been listed as GOOD QUALITY JOURNAL in the acceptable list of Peer Reviewed Finance Journals by University of Texas at Tyler.  
Posted: 2015-10-26

Call for Papers and Recruitment of Reviewers


We are calling for submission of papers for the forthcoming issue. All papers should be written in professional English. The length of 3000-8000 words is preferred. All manuscripts should be prepared in MS-Word format, and submitted online. For any question you have, please contact the Editorial Assistant via:

We are also recruiting reviewers for the journal. If you are interested, you are welcome to join us. Please find the application form and details at:

Posted: 2015-03-13 More...

IJFR is listed in Econlit and JEL

We are pleased to announce that International Journal of Financial Research (IJFR) has been listed in Econlit and Journal of Economic Literature (JEL)The American Economic Association’s electronic bibliography, EconLit, indexes over 120 years of economics literature from around the world.  
Posted: 2012-12-11 More...
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Vol 6, No 4 (2015)

Table of Contents


Is Cash Flow per Share Paternalism by U.S. Accounting Rule Makers Warranted? An Empirical Study PDF
Ning Du, John E. McEnroe p1
Does SEC Rating Agency Certification Matter? The Case of A.M. Best PDF
Lisa Fairchild, Yoon Shin, Yuxing Yan p10
Testing the Present Value Model and Domino (Ripple) Effects for Hong Kong Private Residential Housing Prices PDF
Kwok-Chiu Lam p22
Prediction of Financial Crisis with Artificial Neural Network: An Empirical Analysis on Turkey PDF
Alev Dilek Aydin, Seyma Caliskan Cavdar p36
Factors That Determine Capital Structure in Building Material and Construction Listed Firms: Egypt Case PDF
Amr Youssef, Ayah El-ghonamie p46
Why State and Federal Officials Should Consider Offering Financial Literacy Training to Those About to Be Released from Correctional Institutions PDF
Ken Galchus p60
Factors Affecting Intention to Use Facebook-Banking of Generation Y in Vietnam PDF
Dinh Xuan Cuong, Pham Thuy Linh, Pham Ngoc Ha p68
CEO Constellation, Capital Structure, and Financial Performance PDF
Hsien-Chang Kuo, Lie-Huey Wang p76
Benchmarking and Ranking of Quoted Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria: A Data Envelopment Analysis Approach PDF
Ifuero Osad Osamwonyi, Kennedy Imafidon p90
The Effect of Fair Value Accounting on Jordanian Investment Properties PDF
Fadia Burhan Alhaj Ahmad, Mohammad Suleiman Aladwan p99
Role of Financial Banks in Promoting the Entrepreneurship: A Mixed Methodology Approach from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia PDF
Abdullah Mohammed Aldakhil, Muhammad Moinuddin Qazi Abro, Muhammad Adnan Khurshid, Alamzeb Aamir p114
Impact of Ownership Structure and Bank Performance – An Empirical Test in Vietnamese Banks PDF
Nguyen Hong Son, Tran Thi Thanh Tu, Dinh Xuan Cuong, Lai Anh Ngoc, Pham Bao Khanh p123
Low Pension Participation among Minority Workers in the U.S. PDF
Sung David Chun, Wei Sun, Yeojun Caleb Chun p134
Bank Efficiency Analysis: Islamic Banks versus Conventional Banks in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries 2006 - 2012 PDF
Bukhari M. S. Sillah, Nizar Harrathi p143
Mortgage Rates and the Corporate Bond Index at the Time of QEs in California PDF
Taewon Kim, Daniel C. Lee, Dang Tran p151
The Role of Taxation Education on Taxation Knowledge and Its Effect on Tax Fairness as well as Tax Compliance on Handicraft SMEs Sectors in Indonesia PDF
Imam Mukhlis, Sugeng Hadi Utomo, Yuli Soesetio p161
The Effect of Using Financial Derivatives on Firms’ Capital Structure PDF
Ghada Almunajem p170
Prospect of Sukuk in the Fixed Income Market: A Case Study on Kuwait Financial Market PDF
Saadi Al Trad, Rafiq Bhuyan p175
Evaluating Exchange Rate Models Based on Rational Expectations versus Imperfect Knowledge Economics PDF
Ismail Onur Baycan p187
Several Econometric Tests of Exchange Rate Efficiency for a Few European Countries PDF
Gilda M. Agacer, Augustine C. Arize, Ioannis N. Kallianiotis, Krishna M. Kasibhatla, John Malindretos p194
Factors Effecting Trading Volume: A Test of Mixed Distribution Hypothesis PDF
Izz Eddien N. Ananzeh p207
Determinants of Investments in the Nigerian Economy: An Empirical Approach (1990 – 2013) PDF
Duruechi Anthony H., Ojiegbe Joe N. p217

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