Submission Guidelines

  • Papers will not be processed until submission fee is received.

  • All payments are now made through PAYPAL, which is a completely safe and secure means of paying by credit card or having the money deducted from a banking account.
  • To pay submission fee, go to the tab PAY SUBMISSIONS FEE under SUBMISSIONS tab, or copy/paste this link to your browser:
  • It is no longer possible to pay for a submission fee by personal check or wire transfer.
  • Note that this submission fee includes a one-year membership to the Society, and waives the submission fee for additional submissions during this year. In addition, members will have free access to electronic archives of the Journal.
  • After submission fees are received, and within 2-3 months, members will be notified of this on-line access byTaylor and Francis, the publisher of EMFT.

Because Emerging Markets Finance and Trade is experiencing an increasing number of submissions and in order to continue to provide authors with timely decisions on their manuscripts, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade has implemented a new expedited review policy. All submitted papers are pre-screened by the Editor and an Editorial Board member. Those papers determined to be clearly not suitable for publication in EMFT due to inappropriate subject matter, insufficient contribution to the field, lack of clarity of exposition, etc., will be rejected by the editor without being sent to referees. Papers that pass this initial screening process will be sent to sent to referees for evaluation. Passing this initial screening does not guarantee that the article will be accepted for publication. The submission fee is not refundable for any submitted paper. Authors are advised to read the aims and scope of the journal before submitting their work for publication. If you are unsure as to the nature of papers suitable for publication, please glance through the past issues of EMFT at to better understand EMFT’s standards and interests.

What Our Members Say

"Emerging Markets Finance & Trade focuses on the issues that are most important to emerging markets -- trade and trade policy and financial markets and flows ... an important forum for research and policy discussion in these areas."
- Paul Wachtel, Stern School of Business, New York University
"Emerging Markets Finance & Trade is the most comprehensive journal in its coverage of different regions of the developing world. The articles utilize the most recent advances in economic theory and econometrics."
- Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"Emerging Markets Finance & Trade is essential reading ... with leading edge papers on the central topics of relevance to ... financial markets and international trade in emerging markets."- Saul Estrin, Department of Management, London School of Economics
"The analysis of the economic challenges faced by emerging markets has increasingly been attracting attention in the economic profession. This journal provides an important forum for high-quality research on these issues."
- Carmen M. Reinhart, Harvard University
"As a new member of SSEM and participant in your conferences , I certainly think the society is a magnet for scholars who pursue cutting-edge research. Their conferences are always far-reaching and well attended. I would recommend the society and conferences organized by SSEM to all scholars working on issues related to emerging markets."
- Mehmet E. Yaya, Eastern Michigan University
"I have previously submitted one of my manuscripts to your journal, EMFT, and I am glad to be a member of your prestigious academic society."
- Hanjoon (Joseph) Kim, Hoseo University, Republic of Korea
"EMFT provides thousands of scholars and practitioners a great platform to share their cutting edge research on emerging market issues. With its contribution and dedication to the profession, this platform will grow bigger."
- Mingsheng Li, Bowling Green State University
"I have presented my paper, "Regional Unemployment and the Restructuring of Distressed State-owned Enterprises: Evidence from China", at an SSEM conference, and this paper has been submitted to EMFT. "
- Min Zhang, Renmin University of China
"EMFT balances academic and practical insights well. It is a great joy to read the articles in EMFT. Thank you"
- Hyoung Goo Kang, Ph.D., Hanyang University Business School
"As an author who has published in EMFT, I find it a great journal to publish up-to-date research and learn about what is going on in emerging markets."
- Alfredo Jiménez, University of Burgos
"EMFT is currently one of the most important outlets for researchers focused on international financial markets. Over the years, the quality of manuscripts submitted to the journal has increased considerably thanks to the magnificent work of its editor, Dr. Ali Kutan."
- Viviana Fernandez, School of Business of Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
"The recent jump in EMFT’s Impact Factor to 0.953 in the Thompson-Reuters SSCI Ranking makes it an attractive place to submit research."
- Stanislaw Mramorelachev, South Pacific University
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