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The JFT is a free and open-access academic journal founded to provide a high quality venue to publish, promote, publicise, and develop the fusion of

  • mathematics,

  • statistics,

  • computer science,

  • finance, and

  • law

in the new field of

  • financial technology (fintech).

Publication is electronic and in print via College Publications.

Publication is free and open-access online to authors and readers. Print copies will be available from Amazon.

Authors retain copyright of their work.

Quality is high and there is an editorial emphasis on serving science and fintech by bringing insightful, rigorous, well-written papers to fruition.



Advising editors

Submissions Procedure

To submit a paper, please e-mail your submission as a pdf file to the editorial manager Jane Spurr (). You may nominate an editor to handle your submission.

We encourage authors to typeset using LaTeX in IfCoLog style.

Other typesetting methods, such as word processors, are also permitted.

Criteria and Parameters

The scope of the JFT is as described above.

Since the scope is explicitly interdisciplinary — or perhaps: since it describes a discipline that is nascent with the journal itself — we impose no a priori format on papers, aside from basic typesetting guidelines. Papers should build on best practice in the relevant field; authors should nominate a handling editor familiar with the conventions of that field. Thus, the criteria and parameters for a JFT submission are

  • excellence, and

  • furthering science.

Editorial process

Please e-mail your submission in pdf format to Jane Spurr () as described in the submissions procedure.

A submission is first checked to identify whether it is in scope. If so, it is sent to an Editor chosen by the Editorial Manager (Jane Spurr) based on editors' expertise, availability, and any preference expressed by the authors.

The Editor recommends referees to the Editorial Manager, and the Editorial Manager then communicates with the referees and manages the process of collecting reports. Based on the referees' reports the Editor then makes a recommendation as follows:

  • Accept
    Only minor corrections or revisions required which do not need checked by the Editor.

  • Minor revision
    The revised version may need checked by the Editor, or the referees, but only as a sanity check.

  • Major revision
    The revised version will be typically sent back to the referees for evaluation.

  • Reject with resubmission
    The paper has promise but is significantly deficient in some way. There is a path to resubmission, but it is uncertain whether the authors will wish to or be able to follow it. If resubmitted, the paper might be treated as a new submission.

  • Reject
    The paper is rejected and will not normally be reconsidered, even if revised. An out-of-scope would normally fall into this category.

In all cases, criticism should be constructive and aimed at creating a better paper that serves science and is a credit to the authors and academia.

Normally the submission process is managed by the Editorial Manager and the Editor. Edge cases, and issues of editorial policy, are decided by the Editor-in-Chief.

(The procedure for Special Issues is identical, but with the extra layer of management of Guest Editors handling that special issue.)

If accepted, a paper goes to Production, which may include copy editing for linguistic errors, style, and layout.

For queries about editorial process, or for proposals of special issues or similar matters, please contact the Editor-in-Chief.


  • ISSN Print: 2516-3639

  • ISSN Online: 2516-3647


The JFT is a brand new initiative. We invite submissions for Volume 1 issue 1.


The JFT follows a rolling publication strategy: accepted papers are put online as they are ready, then collected into issues as appropriate. There is no deadline for issues.

Special issues (which are in preparation) are different and will have deadlines.