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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Emerging Markets Finance and Trade

For a Special Issue on
Fintech Theories and Its Applications in Emerging Markets

Manuscript deadline
30 September 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Yezhou Sha, Capital University of Economics and Business
[email protected]

Gonglin Yuan, Guangxi University
[email protected]

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Fintech Theories and Its Applications in Emerging Markets

Financial technology (Fintech) is used to describe new tech that seeks to improve and automate the delivery and use of financial services. Fintech now describes a variety of financial activities, such as money transfers, depositing a check with your smartphone, bypassing a bank branch to apply for credit, raising money for a business startup, or managing your investments, generally without the assistance of a person. New technologies, like machine learning/artificial intelligence, predictive behavioral analytics, and data-driven marketing, will take the guesswork and habit out of financial decisions using Fintech.

Fintech has advanced in not only developed but also emerging markets, making changes visible in every corner of the globe. This special issue is aimed at promoting research broadly related to Fintech Theories and Its Applications in Emerging Markets. All types (empirical and theory) of papers on this theme are welcomed. In this regard, the special issue encourages submissions of topics from the perspective of Fintech for emerging markets. Topics including but not limited to the following areas are specifically welcomed:

  • Asset pricing, and dynamic joint pricing
  • Financial risk management
  • Machine learning/artificial intelligence in finance
  • Big data techniques in finance
  • Corporate finance and market microstructure
  • Smart specialization
  • Quantitative trading
  • Economic policy uncertainty and finance
  • Digital finance and the COVID-19 crisis
  • Predictive behavioral analytics
  • Data-driven marketing


Selected papers are eligible to be considered for publication in the EMFT (ABS 2-star Journal, SSCI Journal: JCR Q2) as full-length paper in the Special Issue on Fintech in Emerging Markets. All submissions will go through the journal's blind review process following the journals review policy, and those papers meeting quality expectations will be considered by the Subject Editor, Dr. Yezhou Sha (Capital University of Economics and Business). Note that authors who decide to submit their paper to the journal, EMFT, are expected to pay the standard journal submission fee of USD 150.


A special issue-themed symposium will take place on 21-22 May 2022 at 9:00 AM (Beijing time, GMT+8) at the Tencent/Voov Meeting conference platform and on-site also. Details will be sent to participants at a later date.

All papers presented at the symposium will have a discussant assigned. Each presenter will have 15 minutes to present their paper; a discussant will discuss your paper for 5 minutes.


Submission Open 01 March, 2022

Manuscript Due for Symposium 10 May, 2022

Conference Date 21 May, 2022

Submission Portal Close 30 Sep., 2022


Yezhou Sha, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof., Capital University of Economics and Business, China, [email protected]

Gonglin Yuan, Ph.D., Prof., Guangxi University, China, [email protected]


Conghui Chen (Nottingham Trent University)

Eva Lütkebohmert-Holtz (University of Freiburg)

Gonglin Yuan (Guangxi University)

Haijian Zeng (Guangxi University)

Haoyu Gao (Renmin University of China)

Lihui Tian (Guangxi University)

Maojun Zhang (Suzhou University of Science and Technology)

Paresh Narayan (Monash University)

Wei Mao (Guangxi University)

Yajun Xiao (Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University)

Yezhou Sha (Capital University of Economics and Business)

If you have questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with us via email:  [email protected]

Submission Instructions

The authors should read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at the following web:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/mree20/current. The paper should be concise, with a maximum of 5,000 words (main text). Letter-styled submission (less than 2,500 words) are only invited by Guest Editors.

Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at:  https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/emft. Please choose "Regular Issue/Symposium", and select "Fintech in Emerging Markets" where the system asks if the manuscript is for a symposium.

A PDF copy to Professor Gonglin Yuan at [email protected].

Publication Date (expected) In Nov., 2022

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