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Author Guidelines

Finance and Society is committed to publishing ground-breaking research into the social foundations and consequences of financial phenomena. To this end the editors welcome submissions from scholars working within and across the full range of theoretical and methodological perspectives. This includes scholars drawing on or contributing to debates in fields such as political economy, economic sociology, economic geography, and the social studies of finance, as well as organisational studies, literary criticism, art history, and cultural studies.

Peer review policy

Finance and Society operates a double-blind peer-reviewing policy in which the identity of the reviewer and the author are always concealed from both parties. Contributors should allow time for the process of refereeing to take place.

Article types

Finance and Society publishes full-length original articles, half-length original essays, and review articles. The length required for main articles is normally 9-11,000 words, including endnotes and references. Essays are typically 4-6,000 words and review articles 1-3,000 words. Finance and Society also welcomes proposals for special issues. Articles in special issues are subject to the same requirements as articles submitted independently. It is the author’s responsibility to provide the editors with an accurate total word count for all articles on submission.

Submitting your manuscript

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure that you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Online submission and review of manuscripts is mandatory for all papers. Before submitting a manuscript please ensure that it is fully in keeping with the journal’s house style. For information on this click here.

Special issues

Finance and Society regularly publishes call for papers for special issues, and welcomes proposals for future special issues or forums on emerging themes or ground-breaking new publications. Guidelines for special issues are available here.

Permissions

Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, photographs, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. Any permissions fees must be paid for by the author.

Open access

Finance and Society is a fully independent and open-access journal. All published articles will in every instance be available free of charge. Authors whose articles are accepted for publication are able to post their accepted manuscripts* on their personal/departmental websites and their institution’s digital repository as soon as they receive a positive decision from the editors. Once the manuscript has been published online we request that the authors circulate the final version instead.

* The ‘accepted manuscript’ is the fully peer-reviewed version of a paper at the point where it has been accepted for publication by the journal editors but before it is sent out for copyediting and typesetting.

After acceptance

All authors will receive an electronic version of proofs of their article to correct and return. All authors will also receive a PDF of their final article.

In order to reduce the lead-time between submission and publication, Finance and Society hosts completed articles online prior to their inclusion in a final online journal issue. Note that once an article is hosted online further changes can only be made with permission from the editors.

Further information

Any queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be emailed directly to the editors.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Authors are required to make sure submitted content does not infringe 3rd party copyright. More information from the Intellectual Property Office here: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/copy.htm

  2. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  3. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, WordPerfect or PDF document file format.
  4. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  5. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  6. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  7. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  8. If the research has been funded by a grant-awarding institution the editors of the journal will be informed.
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

a. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 UK: Scotland license that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.

More information on Creative Commons here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/scotland/

b. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

c. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

 

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

The University and this journal adhere to the UK Data Protection Act 1988.  More information:  http://www.ico.gov.uk/for_organisations/data_protection.aspx.