Information for Authors

Russian Journal of Money and Finance accepts papers on the following issues: monetary economics, including monetary policy; finance; banking; Big Data in economics and finance. 

To meet academic publication requirements, papers must:

  • Clearly demonstrate scientific novelty or contain further improvement (refinement or new interpretation) of previously published papers;
  • Contain a problem statement;
  • Have a clear structure (e.g. as per IMRaD [1]);
  • Rely on a sufficient range of scientific sources;
  • Constitute a piece of original research.

The ‘original research’ requirement implies that the paper has never been published and no multiple publications sought. Contributing authors commit themselves to the ethical principles observed by the editorial team.

Journal's languages are English (preferred) and Russian. The editorial team will provide a translation if necessary.

Three types of academic papers are accepted:

  1. Research Paper: a complete high-quality piece of scientific research containing original findings.
  2. Short Communications: papers presenting original and valuable academic data subject to subsequent research (e.g., research into a particular aspect of a problem or new substantial findings on its evolution, a novel approach to modelling, etc.).
  3. Review Paper: a brief summary of research in a particular field with original findings and/or recommendations.

Articles are published at no cost to authors.

Submission guidelines

The maximum paper length is 10,000 words. We accept manuscripts in the PDF and MS Word's format.

The following must be provided with the text:

  1. All data on graphs/figures, in a separate MS Excel, PDF, PNG, or JPEG (min 300 dpi) file(s)
  2. Information about the author(s):
    • Full name(s)
    • Academic title, primary place of employment and position
    • Email and telephone number
    • Information about the sponsor organisation (if applicable)
  3. Bibliography.

We encourage reproducibility of researches and welcome authors’ submission of all data groupings and source codes used. These data can be submitted as-is or in the format used in their research, with a description of the procedure for generating the data used from the initial data. Data are submitted in a separate file (MS Excel, MatLab, .dta, .csv). The reproducibility rule does not apply to cases where disclosure of such data is limited (for example, by virtue of contractual terms, confidential nature of data, etc.).

The first page of the text must contain:

  • Paper's title;
  • Abstract (100-150 words);
  • Keywords (no less than 4);
  • JEL codes.

For a Reference List, the Harvard Referencing System[2]  shall be used. Intra-text citations shall also meet the Harvard Referencing System standard.


[1] IMRaD is a common organisation structure in scientific writing, it consists of four sections of the same name: Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion. The paper may end in Conclusions, followed by additional information (e.g. data tables) if necessary.

[2] In accordance with Harvard Referencing System, a reference to the source is given both in the body of the work and the reference list.
An intra-text citation includes the name of the paper cited, its publication year and page number, if necessary. For example: (Hall, 2017) when generalising and enumerating, and (Hall, 2017, р.320) for direct or indirect quotations. To cite several pages, double ‘p’ is used, e.g.: рр.326-327.
A reference list shall specify page numbers of the cited paper. For example: Hall, R. (2017). High Discounts and High Unemployment. American Economic Review, 107(2), pp. 305-330.