Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning


Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning (JFCP), the official journal of Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE), publishes cutting edge research and innovative ideas for consumer financial advisors, planners, counselors, educators, and policy makers.

TOPICS: Papers can be research reports, theories and tools, literature reviews, policy reviews, and case studies. Preferred topics should be relevant to household finance, consumer finance, personal finance, and behavioral finance. Specifically, topics of interest include but are not limited to:
• Consumer financial wellbeing
• Consumer financial literacy, behavior, and capability
• Consumer financial education
• Consumer spending and borrowing
• Consumer saving and investing behavior
• Consumer risk management
• Consumer financial behavior change
• Financial planning
• Retirement planning
• Financial counseling and coaching
• Health and financial issues
• Consumer financial protection
• Financial issues of disadvantaged consumers
• Cross-cultural comparisons of consumer financial issues
• International issues of consumer finance

REVIEW PROCESS: A distinguished editorial board consisting of acknowledged authorities and leaders in the field of consumer finance will review submissions via double-blind review. Papers will be selected for publication based on relevancy, content, and quality.

INDEXING/ABSTRACTING: ABI/Inform, Academic Search Complete, Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC), Business Abstracts with Full Text, Business Source, Cabell’s, EconLit, Elsevier Journal Metrics, Emerging Source Citation Index (ESCI), ERIC,, OmniFile Full Text, PsycINFO, ProQuest, SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR), Scopus, among others.

SUBMISSION: Manuscripts are accepted on a continual basis. No submission fee is required. No publication fee is required for accepted papers. The submission guideline can be found at: For more information, email to:

Additional Information

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue on “Financial Counseling, Coaching, and Education: Linking Research to Practice.” Original research papers or focused literature reviews with topics relevant to consumer financial counseling, coaching, and education are welcome. Besides rigorous research designs and analyses, the submitted papers should have clear implications for practitioners in the fields of financial counseling, coaching, and education. We especially welcome papers that are based on research findings published in previous issues of the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning. All research papers written for this special issue should help improve consumer financial capability and well-being.

The submission deadline is December 20, 2019. Manuscripts should be submitted online via link: Be sure to select the “Special Issue: Financial Counseling” article type from the drop-down menu when submitting. The submission guidelines and other journal information can be found at:

Interested authors are encouraged to first submit their papers to the 2019 AFCPE Symposium for initial feedback. Papers accepted by the symposium will receive priority for consideration in the selection process for this special issue. The symposium submission deadline is June 1, 2019. More information about the symposium can be found at:

For further questions or inquiries about the special issue, please contact the guest editor, Yoon Lee at