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Aim, Scope & Editorial Policy

International financial and capital markets have grown significantly over the last decade and have been fully opened to the wind of globalization. In this newly formed globalized financial environment, the analysis of corporations, financial institutions and international markets requires the employment of multinational and interdisciplinary approaches. Economic agents interact in national and global markets making investment decisions whose effects diffuse across national borders. The analysis of these interactions and the investigation of the financial systems in nations in different stages of development are key drivers for the advancement of our knowledge of finance.

In this context, the Multinational Finance Journal (MFJ) makes a specific contribution by publishing research investigating phenomena related to the integration and interaction of national financial systems at the micro- and macro-finance levels and by disseminating research originating from countries with financial markets in different stages of development and with diverse institutional backgrounds.

In particular, MFJ publishes original, high-quality refereed theoretical and empirical articles across all the major fields of finance and economics placing emphasis on the internationality of the research. The purpose of MFJ is to publish original articles dealing with issues that are relevant to the study and practice of finance and economics in a global context. The Editorial Board welcomes articles from a broad range of economic and financial topics dealing, among others, with capital markets, financial institutions, and corporate finance and governance, as well as work investigating the effects of differences in institutional, cultural and regulatory frameworks on agents’ economic and financial decisions.
Articles undergo rigorous peer review process, which begins with initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two referees. The ultimate purpose of peer review is to assure originality and filter poor quality articles.

Theoretical and empirical articles (including case studies) providing useful insights into the subject areas will be considered. The following topics are representative of the coverage in MFJ:


  • Asset pricing
  • Behavioural finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate finance and governance
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Corporate takeovers
  • Corporate valuation
  • Credit ratings
  • Credit risk
  • Cross listing
  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Exchange rate
  • Financial forecasting
  • Financial institutions
  • Financial risk management and analysis
  • Foreign Direct Investments
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • International business research
  • International diversification
  • International financial planning
  • International mergers and acquisitions
  • International trade
  • International working capital management
  • Management of investment portfolios
  • Management of investments
  • Regulation of financial markets and institutions


In 2013, the MFJ editorial board has decided to widen the journal‘s scope by focusing, in particular, on aspects of finance relevant to ocean shipping and transportation related. Articles of the special section on ’Shipping Finance‘ will be published regularly with each publication volume of the Journal. The special section will host papers in the following topics for the shipping, logistics and transportation sectors:


  • Maritime and transport infrastructure investment and financing
  • Capital structure of shipping and transport companies
  • Managing firm value in maritime transport
  • Initial public offerings
  • Corporate governance and ownership structure in shipping and transport
  • Maritime and transport mergers and acquisitions
  • Financing, investment and privatization of transport related infrastructure
  • Behavioral finance in relation to ship financing and management
  • Financial performance and efficiency in maritime and transport sectors
  • Risk-return characteristics of shipping investments
  • Forecasting, volatility and shipping markets
  • Risk management in shipping and transportation
  • Accounting and maritime financial management

Statement of Publication Ethics

Since its establishment in 1997, the Multinational Finance Journal (MFJ) has been committed to publishing the highest quality, peer-reviewed manuscripts. MFJ also follows a review process that adheres to the strictest ethical standards. Our publication guidelines conform to those set forth by the Coalition on Publication Ethics (COPE). The MFJ's contents are reviewed and approved on regular basis by the MFJ’s Editorial Board which is charged with oversight of the publication of the Multinational Finance Journal.

Copyright Without Restrictions

The journal allows the author(s) to hold the copyright without restrictions and will retain publishing rights without restrictions.

The submitted papers are assumed to contain no proprietary material unprotected by patent or patent application; responsibility for technical content and for protection of proprietary material rests solely with the author(s) and their organizations and is not the responsibility of the MFJ's or its Editorial Staff. The main (first/corresponding) author is responsible for ensuring that the article has been seen and approved by all the other authors. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain all necessary copyright release permissions for the use of any copyrighted materials in the manuscript prior to the submission.



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