China Finance Review International 2022-05-05


The China Finance Review International is a flagship academic journal broadly covering the Chinese and international financial markets. The journal is founded by Antai College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of the top universities in Asia.

The China Finance Review International aims to publish quality empirical and theoretical works on important finance and economic issues in the profession. We encourage ground-breaking research related to new and niche areas in finance, such as Fintech and cryptos, ESG, climate finance and socially responsible investments. We welcome critiques of existing literature and comparative analysis between emerging markets and developed economies.   

Aims and Scope

It acts as a medium between financial economists from China and all over the world to share their views and investigate a wide range of issues including, but not limited to: 

  • Asset pricing 

  • Corporate finance and governance 

  • Corporate social responsibilities 

  • Fintech and cryptos 

  • Financial innovations 

  • Financial intermediation 

  • Digital economy and finance 

  • International finance 

  • Green and Sustainable Finance 

  • Derivatives 

  • Macro finance 

  • Climate risk and finance 

  • Financial econometrics 

  • Household finance and financial planning  

  • Behavioral finance 

  • Risk management and insurance  

CFRI has been accepted by the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and indexed in Scopus since 2016. Currently the journal has a mock impact factor of 3.16, it has a CiteScore of 2.9 in Scopus. It is also listed in key journals’ ranking lists, such as The Association of Business Schools' (ABS) Academic Journal Guide, The Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List and FMS Journal Rating Guide (ranked 34/78, Finance). We hope to have your support to the journal and wish we will have your work published in the journal. Please pass the message to your colleagues and associates in case you have appropriate works.

Good reasons to publish in China Finance Review International

  • Fast and high quality peer review

  • Rapid publication upon acceptance

  • No article-processing charges (APC)

  • Indexed by WOS, Scopus, ABS and ABDC

  • Free English language editing/polishing service

  • Widest possible global dissemination of your research

Examples of CFRI papers

FinTech and household finance: a review of the empirical literature by Sumit Agarwal (National University of Singapore) and Yeow Hwee Chua (National University of Singapore), Vol. 10 No. 4, 

Implicit and explicit norms and tools of safety net management by Edward Kane (Boston College), Vol. 10 No. 3,

Textual analysis for China’s financial markets: a review and discussion by Alan Huang, (University of Waterloo), Wenfeng Wu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) and Tong Yu (University of Cincinnati), Vol. 10 No. 1,

Ownership identity and corporate donations: evidence from a natural experiment in China by Chun-Keung (Stan) Hoi (Rochester Institute of Technology), Jun Xiong (City University of Hong Kong) and Hong Zou (University of Hong Kong), Vol. 10 No. 2,

Catastrophe risk, reinsurance and securitized risk-transfer solutions: a review by Yang Zhao (Nankai University), Jin-Ping Lee (Feng Chia University) and Min-Teh Yu (National Tsing Hua University), Vol. 11 No. 4,

Consumer finance / household finance: the definition and scope by Jingjian Xiao (University of Rhode Island) and Chunsheng Tao (Minzu University of China), Vol. 11 No. 1,

The causes and challenges of low interest rates: insights from basic principles and recent literature by Youchang Wu (University of Oregon), Vol. 11 No. 2,

Government support for SMEs in response to COVID-19: theoretical model using Wang transform by Shaun Shuxun Wang (Southern University of Science and Technology), Jing Rong Goh, Didier Sornette, He Wang and Esther Ying Yang, Vol. 11 No. 3,

Familial altruism and reputation risk: evidence from China by Hanqing “Chevy” Fang (Missouri University of Science and Technology), Yulin Shi (University of Manitoba) and Zhenyu Wu (University of Manitoba), Vol. 11 No. 4,

Geopolitical risk, economic policy uncertainty and asset returns in Chinese financial markets by Thomas C. Chiang (Drexel University), Vol. 11 No. 4,

Financial statement analysis: a review and current issues by Andrew B. Jackson (UNSW Business School), Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 1-19.

Are corporate social responsibility reports informative? Evidence from textual analysis of banks in China by Jerry C. Ho (Queensland University of Technology), Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 101-120.

An index of cryptocurrency environmental attention (ICEA) by Yizhi Wang (Trinity Business School), Brian Lucey (Trinity Business School), Samuel Alexandre Vigne (LUISS Business School) and Larisa Yarovaya (University of Southampton), forthcoming.

Submission Guidelines

The journal operates a double-blind peer review system. There is no submission fee. To submit to the journal, please use the CFRI’s online submission and review system at: If you would like to discuss your paper prior to submission, or seek advice on the submission process please contact the CFRI, Editorial Office (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), at the following email address: For more information on the journal, please visit:

CFRI is Indexed and Abstracted in:

  • Web of Science


  • ABI

  • CNKI

  • Dimensions


  • Google Scholar

  • NSD (Norway)

  • ProQuest

  • Polish Scholarly Bibliography

  • RePec

  • ReadCube Discover

  • Summon

  • Cabell’s Directory

  • Higher Education Commission (HEC) Journals Recognition

Ranked in:

  • The Chartered Association of Business Schools' (ABS) Academic Journal Guide

  • The Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Quality Journal List

  • The Australian Research Council ERA Journal List

  • The Publication Forum (Finland)

  • FMS Journal Rating Guide