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Focus and Scope

South Asian Journal of Finance (SAJF) aims to publish cutting-edge research of finance in South Asian region.  It is committed to foster practical issues of finance and also advancing theoretical concerns in finance research.  The journal provides a platform to exchange of information, debate and disseminate the knowledge in several areas of finance for finance academics, finance professionals, government and financial institutions throughout the world.

South Asian Journal of Finance focuses on the following areas:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance
  • Derivatives
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Engineering
  • Financial Intermediation
  • Banking and Insurance
  • International Finance
  • Investments
  • Market Microstructure
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Microfinance
  • Climate Finance
  • Others


SAJF is published and funded by the Department of Finance, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya. However, the administration of the Department is not involved in the editorial decision-making of the SAJF which is vested solely in the Editorial Board of the journal.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published biannually in June and December.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Submission and acceptance dates, along with publication dates, are made available on the PDF format for each paper.

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders.

Archiving Policy

This journal is available for LOCKSS harvesting, to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. See LOCKSS harvesting start page.

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