About the Journal


The idea for an international journal was mooted at the first meeting of the international scholars who met in Crete, Greece, at the 2001 conference of the International Society for Banking & Finance (ISBF). It was felt then that there was room for an internationally-focused banking and finance journal to meet the growing demand for publications of scholarly studies coming from across the world rather than from only major centres. The International Journal of Banking and Finance (IJBF) was then founded in 2001 with its inaugural issue appearing in 2003.

The International Journal of Banking and Finance (IJBF) provides a publication forum for international scholars and practitioners in banking, finance and insurance to disseminate their theoretical, empirical and applied research through anonymously blind peer review process. The journal provides a global forum wherein academicians and practitioners share ideas, elucidate practices and enhance the existing theoretical and practical positions. The journal aims to reach contributors and readerships worldwide and, in particular, those in the developing countries whose needs are currently more acute. The editorial policy encourages and solicits research papers that reflect novel practical and theoretical breakthroughs in banking, finance and insurance in different financial and economic environments. It is published by the Universiti Utara Malaysia twice a year. Areas of interest for this journal include, but are not limited to, the following topics: behavioural economics, corporate finance, financial institutions and markets, financial services, insurance, international economics and trade, international finance, macroeconomics, monetary policy, financial economics, portfolio and security analysis, real estate, ethical finance, money and banking and accounting and financial reporting.

Open Access Policy

The International Journal of Banking and Finance (IJBF) is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.

Archiving Policy

This journal subscribes LOCKSS and CLOCKSS archival system based at Stanford University Libraries, United Kingdom, through PKP Private LOCKSS and CLOCKSS Network program.