Call for papers: China Finance Review International



The China Finance Review International is a flagship English academic journal broadly covering the Chinese and international financial markets. The journal is founded by Antai College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of the top universities in Asia. The journal publishes quality empirical and theoretical research on financial and economic issues.


The China Financial Review International aims to promote discussions and publish works on important finance and economic issues in the world. We encourage ground-breaking research related to new and niche areas in finance, such as Fintech and socially responsible investments. Critical thinking is a key area the journal emphasizes. We welcome critiques of existing literature and comparative analysis between emerging markets and developed economies. 


Aims and Scope


The journal acts as a medium between China's finance scholars and international financial economists to share their views and investigate a wide range of issues including:

          Asset pricing

          Financial intermediation


          Corporate finance

          Corporate governance

          Fintech and financial innovations

          Financial econometrics

          International finance

          Market microstructure

          Macro finance

          Household and personal finance

          Behavioral finance

          Risk management and insurance


CFRI has been accepted by the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and indexed in Scopus since 2016. Currently the journal has a mocking impact factor of 2.43, which is the equivalent of a Q2 journal in Web of Science. It is also listed in key journals’ ranking lists, such as The Association of Business Schools' (ABS) Academic Journal GuideThe Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List and FMS Journal Rating Guide (ranked 34/78, Finance). We hope to have your support to the journal and wish we will have your work published in the journal. Please pass the message to your colleagues and associates in case you have appropriate works.


Good reasons to publish in China Finance Review International


Ÿ   Fast and high quality peer review

Ÿ   Rapid publication upon acceptance

Ÿ   No article-processing charges (APC)

Ÿ   Indexed by ESCI, ABI/INFORM Complete, Scopus

Ÿ   Widest possible global dissemination of your research


Examples of CFRI papers


Textual analysis for China’s financial markets: a review and discussion by Alan Huang, (University of Waterloo), Wenfeng Wu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) and Tong Yu (University of Cincinnati), Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 1-15.https://doi.org/10.1108/CFRI-08-2019-0134


Ownership identity and corporate donations: evidence from a natural experiment in China by Chun-Keung (Stan) Hoi (Rochester Institute of Technology), Jun Xiong (City University of Hong Kong) and Hong Zou (University of Hong Kong), Vol. 10 No. 2, https://doi.org/10.1108/CFRI-11-2019-0154


Implicit and explicit norms and tools of safety net management by Edward Kane (Boston College), Vol. 10 No. 3, https://doi.org/10.1108/CFRI-12-2019-0163


FinTech and household finance: a review of the empirical literature by Sumit Agarwal (National University of Singapore) and Yeow Hwee Chua (National University of Singapore), Vol. 10 No. 4, https://doi.org/10.1108/CFRI-03-2020-0024


Consumer finance / household finance: the definition and scope by Jingjian Xiao (University of Rhode Island) and Chunsheng Tao (Minzu University of China), Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1108/CFRI-04-2020-0032


The causes and challenges of low interest rates: insights from basic principles and recent literature by Youchang Wu (University of Oregon), Vol. 11 No. 2, https://doi.org/10.1108/CFRI-06-2020-0071


Familial altruism and reputation risk: evidence from China by Hanqing “Chevy” Fang (Missouri University of Science and Technology), Yulin Shi (University of Manitoba) and Zhenyu Wu (University of Manitoba), forthcoming, https://doi.org/10.1108/CFRI-01-2021-0016


Submission Guidelines


The journal operates a double-blind peer review system. There is no submission fee. To submit to the journal, please use the CFRI’s online submission and review system at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cfri. If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, or seek advice on the submission process please contact the CFRI, Editorial Office (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), at the following email address: cfr@sjtu.edu.cn. For more information on the journal, please visit: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/cfri.htm




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Shanghai Financial Engineering Association

China Young Finance Scholars Society

Ms. Huixia Lu