Best Paper Award

The JRFM Best Paper Award is granted annually to highlight publications of high quality, scientific significance, and extensive influence. The evaluation committee members choose 1 article of exceptional quality that was published in the journal the year before the previous year and announce it online by the end of June.

The Prizes:

– 1 article will be selected.
– The winner will receive CHF 500, a certificate, and a free voucher for article processing fees valid for one year.

JRFM Best Paper Award
Winner announcement: 30 June 2025

Eligibility and Requirements

– All the papers published in the JRFM will be eligible (both regular and Special Issue submissions).

Selection Criteria

– Scientific merit and broad impact;
– The originality of the research objectives and/or the ideas presented;
– The creativity of the study design or uniqueness of the approaches and concepts;
– The clarity of presentation;
– Citations and downloads.

Past Winners


16 pages, 345 KiB  
The ESG Disclosure and the Financial Performance of Norwegian Listed Firms
by George Giannopoulos, Renate Victoria Kihle Fagernes, Mahmoud Elmarzouky and Kazi Abul Bashar Muhammad Afzal Hossain
J. Risk Financial Manag. 2022, 15(6), 237; - 26 May 2022


Saralees Nadarajah
School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, U.K. paper link:
Christian Conrad
Department of Economics, Heidelberg University, Bergheimer Strasse 58, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany paper link:


Jeffrey Chu
School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, U.K.
Christian Conrad
Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics, University of Heidelberg, Bergheimer Straße 58, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
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