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 financial research, 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 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 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.



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:

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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.  
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Vol 6, No 3 (2015)

Table of Contents


Empirical Evidence on the Asymmetric Relationship between Bond and REIT Returns PDF
Emmanuel Anoruo, Uchenna Elike p1
Corporate Ratings and a Model Proposition for the Manufacturing Industry at Borsa Istanbul PDF
Nurcan Ocal, Metin Kamil Ercan, Eyup Kadioglu p13
The Distribution of the Burden of US Health Care Financing PDF
Patricia Ketsche, E. Kathleen Adams, Sally Wallace, Viji Kannan, Harini Kannan p29
Contribution of Islamic Banks in Financing Small and Medium Enterprises in the Kingdom of Bahrain PDF
Bashar Matarneh, Mousa Almanaseer p49
Determining Business Interruption Losses for Small Business PDF
Denis O. Boudreaux, Praveen K. Das, S. P. Uma Rao, Nancy Rumore p56
Capital Flight and Foreign Direct Investment PDF
Yi-Hui Chiang, Thomas Lee p64
Auditing Subsequent Events from the Perspective of Auditors: Study from Jordan PDF
Musa Abdel Latif Al Nawaiseh, Jamel Jaber p78
Solvency Regulation of Banks and Insurers: A Two-Pronged Critique PDF
Peter Zweifel p86
The Construction of Investment Rationality Index PDF
Xiaoyuan Chu p105
On the Rural Social Endowment Insurance in Ethnic Minority Areas: A Case Study of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Gansu Province PDF
Wei Wang, Haiying Ma p110
Causality between Capital Flow, Human Capital Development and Economic Growth: A Case of Nigeria PDF
Anuli Regina Ogbuagu, Ebele Patricia Ifionu p116
Financial Ratios and Stock Returns on China’s Growth Enterprise Market PDF
Zhaohui Zhang p135
Financial Intermediation and Economic Growth in Cameroon PDF
Ibrahim Ngouhouo, Giscard Moutie p143
Value for Money Audit: A Veritable Tool for Expenditure Management PDF
Nwosu M. Eze, Mshelia M. Ibrahim p150
Impact of International Trade on Economic Growth in Nigeria (1988-2012) PDF
Adeleye J. O., Adeteye O. S., Adewuyi M. O. p163
Determinants Bank Profitability: Empirical Evidence from Bangladesh Commercial Banks PDF
Abdus Samad p173
Guangdong Province Industrial Structure on Regional Economic Growth and the Impact of Economic Fluctuations PDF
Feng Yang, Jialin Liu, Haiying Ma p180

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International Journal of Financial Research
ISSN 1923-4023(Print) ISSN 1923-4031(Online)


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