Call for Papers
International Review of Finance and the Nippon Finance Association Special Issue: Japanese Financial Markets: Corporate Finance, Institutions, and Investments

July 3 in Tokyo, Japan

International Review of Finance together with the Nippon Finance Association is calling for papers for a conference in Tokyo, Japan, and a special issue of the journal. The theme for both the conference and the special issue is: Japanese Financial Markets: Corporate Finance, Institutions, and Investments. Professor Sheridan Titman will join the editors of the journal in organizing the conference and editing the special issue. The conference will be held July 3 in Tokyo, Japan.

The presenting authors of papers selected for the conference will be paid an honorarium of USD$2500 if their home institutions are outside of Japan to help cover travel and accommodation expenses. Travel and accommodation arrangements should be made by participants. International Review of Finance also offers a $10,000 prize to the best paper published in each volume. More information is available on the journal's homepage.

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: To submit a paper, please email your paper to Ms. Peggy Ng at and indicate that the submission is for the special issue. No submission fee is required at this stage. Submissions will be desk reviewed and can be rejected without a referee report. Those that pass the desk review will then be eligible for the journal's normal review process, and will require a submission fee of USD$125.

The deadline for submissions for the conference is March 1, 2013. Authors will be notified no later than April 1 whether their papers are selected for the conference. Selection for the conference indicates a higher likelihood of inclusion in the special issue, but does not guarantee it. Those not selected for the conference will remain in the review process for inclusion in the special issue.

Posted 11/18/12