We are pleased to announce the reconfiguration of two Research Networks within the Social Sciences. The Financial Planning Research Network has become the Financial & Investment Planning Research Network (FIPRN) and will include eJournals from the Global Investment Research Network which has been retired. The eJournals in FIPRN better reflect current scholarly research in the area and the new structure will be used to organize submissions in the future.

Several eJournals from the former Financial Planning Research Network and Global Investment Research Network have been renamed including:

Several eJournals from the former Financial Planning Research Network and Global Investment Research Network have merged into other eJournals (subscribers will now receive the merged-into eJournal):

Several eJournals will cease distribution (content is included in other eJournals within SSRN):
  • Finance Planning Fundamentals eJournal
  • Human Sciences eJournal
  • Practitioner Articles & Resources eJournal
  • Psychology & Human Decision-Making eJournal
  • Ethics & Global Investments eJournal
  • International Trading eJournal
  • Legal Aspects of Global Investing eJournal
  • Regional Investments eJournal

One eJournal has been renamed and moved to the Sustainability Research & Policy Network (SRPN) (subscribers have been moved with the eJournal):

For a current listing of Financial & Investment Planning Research Network Subject Matter eJournal selections click here and scroll down to Subject Areas.

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