Journal History

2008 The inaugural issue was released, initially published by Prof. Dr. Alan Wong in print (ISSN 1911-8066 for print edition) and online (ISSN 1911-8074 for electronic edition) with one annual volume from 2008 until the end of 2012.
2013 JRFM was published as a quarterly journal and online by MDPI. MDPI took over the publication of this title on 1 October 2013. Articles published prior to 1 October 2013 on were transferred to the MDPI platform and left unchanged. MDPI will continue to publish the online edition only.
2016 JRFM was indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) - Web of Science.
2018 JRFM became an affiliated journal of the International Engineering and Technology Institute (IETI), the Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI), and the International Research Institute for Economics and Management (IRIEM).
JRFM published its first Special Issue book “Extreme Values and Financial Risk”.
2019 JRFM was indexed in the ABDC - Australian Business Deans Council.
JRFM was indexed in the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers (NSD).
JRFM was indexed in the EconBiz/ECONIS (Leibniz Information Centre for Economics - ZBW).
JRFM established the following Sections:
  • Risk
  • Banking and Finance
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Financial Economics
  • Financial Markets
  • Financial Technology and Innovation
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Tourism: Economics, Finance and Management
  • Applied Economics and Finance
JRFM published the following Special Issue books: JRFM established a Reviewer Board.
JRFM appreciated the reviewers’ contributions and announced the winners of 2019 Outstanding Reviewer Award.
JRFM appreciated the authors’ contributions and announced the winners of 2019 Best Paper Award.
JRFM announced the 2020 Travel Award. Nominations end by 1 April 2020.
JRFM announced the 2020 Best Paper Awards & 2020 Outstanding Reviewer Awards.
2020 JRFM adopted a monthly publication schedule.
2022 JRFM was indexed in Scopus.


2008–2012 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Raymond A.K. Cox
2013–2021 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Michael McAleer
2021–present Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Thanasis Stengos

Section Editor-in-Chief 

2019–2021 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Michael McAleer for the Section on Risk
2019–2023 Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Xuezhong (Tony) He for the Section on Financial Markets
Section Editor-in-Chief: Dr. James R. Barth
for the Section on Banking and Finance
2019–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Thanasis Stengos for the Section on Financial Economics
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Wing-Keung Wong for the Section on Mathematical Finance
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Shigeyuki Hamori for the Section on Financial Technology and Innovation
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. C. Michael Hall for the Section on Tourism: Economics, Finance and Management
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Ming-Lang Tseng for the Section on Sustainable Finance
Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Chia-Lin Chang for the Section on Applied Economics and Finance
2021–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Thanasis Stengos for the Section on Risk
2023–present Section Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Svetlozar (Zari) Rachev for the Section on Mathematics and Finance
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