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Pacific-Basin Finance Journal

  • Volume 6Issue 6

  • ISSN: 0927-538X

Editor-In-Chief: Robert Faff

  • 5 Year impact factor: 4.4
  • Impact factor: 4.6

The Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (PBFJ) aims to provide a specialized forum for the publication of reliable academic research on capital markets within the Asia-Pacific region (b… Read more

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The Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (PBFJ) aims to provide a specialized forum for the publication of reliable academic research on capital markets within the Asia-Pacific region (but excluding papers that only use US data). Primary emphasis is placed on the highest quality empirical investigations that focus on research questions in the broad realm of financial economics, addressing mainstream contemporary topics relevant to e.g., investments, asset pricing, corporate finance, financial decision-making.

Further, we generally seek to encourage researchers to engage in topics that produce more "useful" research i.e., to produce research that goes meaningfully beyond narrow academic impact. Most notably, such useful research addresses the challenge of solving important and enduring issues of critical relevance to real-world financial problems and/or practical impediments inhibiting optimal decision-making by key stakeholders operating in financial markets.

Moreover, PBFJ strongly welcomes submissions that embrace the principles of "responsible science", reflected in three foundational pillars:

Credible/reliable research;

Useful/relevant research; and

Independent/unbiased research

To this end, while we continue to invite the submission of the traditional form of original and completed full-study research manuscripts, we also offer an alternative "pre-registration" pathway to publication as detailed in the PBFJ Editorial Note (accessible using the link below):

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0927538X22001329

Led by this form of innovative publication, the editors of PBFJ will exercise best efforts to publish well-executed bold and exciting research, irrespective of whether or not it produces statistically significant and/or positive findings. In other words, the editors of PBFJ believe that it is critical we take a conscious stand against publication bias in order to responsibly service our scientific community.