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Qualitative Research in Financial Markets

Qualitative Research in Financial Markets

ISSN: 1755-4179

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Aims and scope

Qualitative Research in Financial Markets is the only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to exploring the rapidly-growing area of research activity in finance that uses qualitative methods.

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Professor Bruce Burton introduces the journal.

Building on a long pedigree of finance research, the journal publishes international and innovative analyses and novel insights into financial markets worldwide. 

The journal explicitly encourages methodological analyses of the issues arising from the use of qualitative methods in financial markets research as well as empirical articles addressing the following topics:

  • The methodological underpinning of qualitative study in finance including reviews of recent developments
  • Attempts to reform global banking systems, models and reputation
  • Behavioral finance, both theoretical perspectives and empirical analyses
  • Emotional finance, including the implications of unconscious influences on decision-making
  • The role of market timing in relation to major corporate news releases
  • Principal-agent relationships in the modern global financial environment
  • Responses to changes in corporate governance regulations and structures
  • Practitioner perspectives on external financing decisions
  • Corporate communication and the transmission of price-sensitive information
  • The effect of the sub-prime lending crisis on financial market structure and regulation

Qualitative Research in Financial Markets is associated with the newly-formed Centre for Qualitative Research in Finance (CQRF) housed at the University of Dundee. The Centre has run Occasional Seminar Series that has already seen papers presented by Professors Meir Statman and Richard Taffler. The Centre is now involved in a number of research projects and the first of what is hoped to be a bi-annual CQRF conference is currently being planned.

The Editor endeavours to give initial feedback to authors within 50 days following submission of their papers. Once accepted, individual articles are typeset, proofed and published online as the Version of Record within an average of 32 days, so that articles can be downloaded and cited earlier.

Qualitative Research in Financial Markets is indexed and abstracted in:

ABI/INFORM Complete/ ABI/INFORM Global/ ABI/INFORM Professional Advanced/ ABI/INFORM Professional Standard (ProQuest), The British Library, Business Source Alumni Edition/ Business Source Complete/ Business Source Corporate Plus/ Business Source Elite/ Business Source Premier (EBSCO), Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Accounting, Economics and Finance, Econlit, OCLC - Electronic Collections Online, Professional ABI/INFORM Complete/ Professional ProQuest Central/ ProQuest Central (ProQuest), ReadCube Discover, RePEc: Research Papers in Economics, Scopus, Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

and ranked by:

ANVUR, The Chartered Association of Business Schools' (CABS) Academic Journal Guide 2018, The Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal of Quality List, The Australian Research Council ERA Journal List, BFI (Denmark), VHB- JourQUAL 3 (Germany), Polish Scholarly Bibliography (PBN)

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