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Instructions to authors

 

Scope of the journal

The Journal of Financial Regulation is an international forum for the publication of world-class scholarship examining theoretical, policy and practice-oriented issues relating to the regulation of financial markets and institutions. As reflected by its diverse editorial board, the Journal seeks to publish scholarship which examines these issues from an interdisciplinary, international, and comparative perspective. The Journal is a peer-reviewed publication, with papers assessed primarily on the basis of their quality and the importance of their contribution to our understanding of these issues.

The Editors welcome pre-submission enquiries if you are unsure whether your manuscript is suitable for the Journal. Please email them at georg.ringe@law.ox.ac.uk.

Manuscript preparation instructions

For information on preparing your manuscript, please see our Manuscript preparation instructions page.

Publication ethics 

Authors should observe high standards with respect to publication ethics as set out by the Commission on Publication Ethics (COPE). Falsification or fabrication of data, plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the authors’ own work without proper citation, and misappropriation of the work are all unacceptable practices. Any cases of ethical misconduct are treated very seriously and will be dealt with in accordance with the COPE guidelines.

Originality  

By submitting your manuscript to the journal it is understood that this it is an original manuscript and is unpublished work and is not under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author’s own work, in whole or in part without proper citation is not tolerated by the journal. Manuscripts submitted to the journal may be checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software.

Conflicts of interest 

If any of the Editors feel that there is likely to be a perception of a conflict of interest in relation to their handling of a submission or book for review, for example if the author is at the same institution as the Editor, they will declare it to the other editors and/or editorial board, and the submission or review will be handled by one of the other editors. 

As part of the submission process, corresponding authors are required to confirm whether they or their co-authors have any conflicts of interest to declare, and to provide details of these. 

If the manuscript is published, conflict of interest information will be communicated in a statement in the published paper.

Peer review process 

All submissions to the journal are initially reviewed by one of the Editors. At this stage manuscripts may be rejected without peer review if it is felt that they are not of high enough priority or not relevant to the journal.

Manuscripts that are not instantly rejected are sent out for peer review, usually to two independent reviewers. Based on the feedback from these reviewers and the Editors’ judgment a decision is given on the manuscript.

Self-archiving policy 

For information about this journal's policy, please visit our Author Self-Archiving policy page.

Material disclaimer 

The opinions expressed in the Journal of Financial Regulation are those of the authors and contributors, and do not necessarily reflect those of the editors, the editorial board, Oxford University Press or the organization to which the authors are affiliated.

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