About the Journal

Focus and Scope

IJFBS is fully open access journal and its major focus is to provide a scientific base for scholar and researchers. IJFBS aims to promote world-wide interdisciplinary studies and research in the field of banking, finance and economics. The Journal highly welcomes interdisciplinary research. The Journal publishes advanced and original papers with conceptual framework, analytical and simulation models, case studies, field research, and empirical research. IJFBS publishes manuscripts covering subjects in banking, corporate finance, financial issues, recession, recovery, capital management, accounting, economics, valuation, asset management, credit management, equity management, portfolio investments, financial institutions, financial stress, capital markets, market analysis, trend analysis, and other issues in the field of banking, finance, accounting, and economics.

Section Policies


 Open Submissions


 Peer Reviewed


Journal Workflow

Peer Review Process

The Journal is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices. Submitting researches by all authors mean that they assured their manuscripts are original and attest that the submitted papers represent their contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other Works. All submissions will be checked by iThenticate before being sent to reviewers according to the Journal’s Zero Tolerance on the Plagiarism Policy.

Peer review process is initiated by the managing and section editors of IJFBS respectively. First, the scope and the originality of papers are checked by the editors. If the initial editorial evaluations are positive, the further evaluation process continues by controlling the similarity rate of submissions to avoid ethical issues before the peer-review process. The first evaluation process takes about one week before the reviewer assignment. Upon the editorial confirmation, the peer-review process is employed by the assignment of two independent reviewers at least.

The Journal has a double-blind system for the peer-review process; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The Editorial Process is followed by a section editor's decision to accept or decline the submission. The results of the review process will be e-mailed to the corresponding author. If the paper is accepted by the reviewers, the author(s) will be notified. The review process is completed in 6 weeks.

The article processing fee for accepted papers is 130 (USD). If accepted in the Review stage of the Editorial Process, the submission then goes through the Editing stage which consists of copyediting, layout, and proofreading. Accepted manuscript in PDF format will be available on the journal’s website for download without any payment. Then the submission is scheduled for publication in an issue of the journal.

Publication Frequency

IJFBS is published online quarterly by the support of the Center for Strategic Studies in Business & Finance. IJFBS publishes quarterly in English and semi-annually in English and Turkish for its special issues of March and September.


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Publication Ethics

IJFBS is committed to the academic community and in this regard, it stands for meeting the highest standards of publication ethics, whereas the publication malpractice is strictly prohibited by all possible measures.

Articles submitted for publication in IJFBS are checked by ithenticate to prevent plagiarism. Articles are evaluated by a blind peer-reviewed process, and all comments from the Reviewer about the specific article are kept only between parties involved in the act of publishing: the journal editors, the authors, and the peer reviewers. For this reason, it is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for stakeholders previously mentioned.

Editors The Editor will accept and screen submissions in English from any author, regardless of gender, nationality, religious/political/sexual, etc. orientation and beliefs.

In order to achieve the highest level of objectivity and infringement of copyright in the examination process, the Editors must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript and its Author to anyone other than the corresponding Author and Reviewers (including potential). Based on the reports received from the Reviewers, the Editors have the right to accept or reject a manuscript for publication or to demand its modification. Only the manuscripts with two positive revisions could be published. Whereas the decision about one manuscript could not be made upon two required reports, the additional opinion could be requested from another Reviewer. The final selection of papers for publication and the form of publication shall rest with the Editor. Unpublished manuscripts must not be used in any purpose by Editors and must be kept strictly confidential from the third parties. The authors will be informed about the decision on their manuscript as promptly as possible. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next available issue.

Waiver Policy

No fees are required from the readers. Journal only accept article processing fee for accepted papers to cover publication costs.  Based on the organization's waiver policy, SSBFNET consider to apply %10 discount to those authors only from countries listed by HINARI; %10 for reviewers; and free of charge for editorial board members in the associated journals of SSBFNET.


Please create an account by registering in this journal as an author. Then, submit your paper. Moreover, manuscripts can be submitted electronically to the editor at hdincer@medipol.edu.tr

Following the submission, the Editor sends a confirmation message to the corresponding author within 24 hours. If you fail to receive this confirmation mail within 24 hours, please contact the editor.

Registration and login are required to submit items online and to check the status of current submissions.


Author Guidelines

All manuscripts must be suitable for the Journal Methodology and the Journal's template.

We only accept manuscripts in the English language. The main text must be no more between 6.000-10.000 words, exclusive of appendices or references. You can reach Journal’s template

The Journal has a double-blind system for the peer-review process; both reviewers and authors’ identities remain anonymous.

The manuscript will be peer-reviewed by three specialized scholars; two external reviewers and one editor from the journal involved in the reviewing process.

The review process is completed in 6 weeks.

The results of the review process will be e-mailed to the corresponding author.

If the paper is accepted by the reviewers, the author(s) will be notified.

The article processing fee for accepted papers is 130 (USD). 

Accepted manuscript in PDF format will be available on the journal’s website for download without any payment.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors contributing to IJFBS agree to publish their articles under the Creative Commons Attribution- 4.0 license, allowing third parties to share their work (copy, distribute, transmit) and to adapt it, under the condition that the authors are given credit, that the work is used for commercial purposes, and that in the event of reuse or distribution, the terms of this license are made clear. Authors retain the copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to IJFBS. However, authors are required to transfer copyrights associated with commercial use to the Publisher. The authors agree to the terms of this Copyright Notice, which will apply to this submission if and when it is published by this journal

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously( except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other languages, without the written consent of the Publisher. The Editors reserve the right to edit or otherwise alter all contributions, but authors will receive proofs for approval before publication.

Creative Commons License
International Journal of Finance & Banking Studies (2147-4486) by SSBFNET is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Author Fees

This journal charges the following author fees.

Article Processing Fee for Accepted Papers: 130.00 (USD)
If this paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to pay an Article Publication Fee to cover costs.