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Journal of Capital Markets Studies publishes peer-reviewed research in the areas of economics and finance with a specific focus on capital markets. JCMS is published in association with the Turkish Capital Markets Association (TCMA).

ISSN: 2514-4774
eISSN: 2514-4774

This journal is open access

Journal Owners

Aims and scope

Journal of Capital Markets Studies (JCMS) publishes high-quality research in the areas of economics and finance, with a specific focus on research and commentary associated with the capital markets. The journal also explores the interface between academic research and practical application by disseminating new research findings alongside articles related to everyday professional practice.

The journal invites empirical or policy-related manuscripts (research paper, literature review, case studies) and welcomes theoretical contributions from academics as well, including book reviews.
Preference will be given to comparative studies that take global and regional perspectives as well as comprehensive single country studies that address critical policy issues and have significant global and regional implications. A wide range of methodologies and topics is encouraged:

•    Capital Markets and Financial Institutions
•    Financial Instruments and Financial Innovation
•    Investment and Financial Decision Making
•    Valuation of Financial Assets
•    Financial and Non-Financial Information
•    Corporate Reporting & Investment Decision
•    Capital Market Governance & Sustainability
•    Investor Protection
•    Financial Literacy
•    Financial Standards and Regulations
•    Financial Crime
•    Market Microstructure
•    Financial Risk Management
•    Financial Engineering & Derivatives
•    Financial Econometrics
•    Islamic Finance
•    Emerging Markets Studies
•    Behavioural Finance
•    International Financial Markets
•    International/Regional Financial Center
•    Capital Markets Technology & Cybersecurity

Investors, industry professionals, practitioners, regulators and policy makers constitute the journal’s audience. The Journal's purpose is to improve communications between, and within, the academic and other research communities and market participants.

Open access

All articles published in JCMS are published Open Access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. 

The journal is published by Emerald Group Publishing on behalf of the Turkish Capital Markets Association. The journal is owned by the Turkish Capital Markets Association.

The title is published under a platinum OA arrangement, in that all charges for publishing an OA article in the journal are funded by the Turkish Capital Markets Association. There is no charge to the author.


This journal supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals

As a leading social science publisher, we're passionate about leading change, and align everything we do with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our core area of focus is interdisciplinary research aligned with the SDGs, with four key goals in mind – Fairer society, Healthier lives, Responsible management, and Quality education for all – all of which are about creating real-world impact, at a time when it's needed most.

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Transparency statement for Journal of Capital Markets Studies 

  1. Journal Ownership: Journal of Capital Markets Studies is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of the Turkish Capital Markets Association. 


  1. Governing Body: The editorial team is appointed and managed by the Turkish Capital Markets Association. The journal is governed by the editorial team in collaboration with Emerald Publishing. 

  1. Peer Review Process: The journal operates a double blind peer review model. All articles undergo an initial assessment by the journal editor. If they are considered suitable for consideration, articles will then be a reviewed by a minimum of two external reviewers to assess suitability for publication. Final responsibility for editorial decisions rests with the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.  


  1. Editorial team/contact information: Contact details for the editorial team can be found on the journal homepage. Queries may also be directed to Emerald’s Publishing team as follows: 
    Michael Burrows - [email protected]


  1. Copyright: All articles in the journal are published Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY-4.0). This allows authors to retain copyright of their work whilst others can share, use and build upon this work created as long as appropriate attribution is given.  


  1. Author Fees: The journal is published under a Platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by the Turkish Capital Markets Association. There are currently no Article Processing Charges to the author(s). 

  1. Allegations of Misconduct: All journals published by Emerald are members of and subscribe to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics. In the event of any allegation of research or publication misconduct the publisher and editor will adhere to COPE guidelines in dealing with such allegations.  


  1. Conflicts of interest: Authors are asked to declare any financial or ethical conflicts of interest upon submitting their work to the journal. Difficult cases will be referred to the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) for advice. 

  1. Frequency: The journal currently publishes two issues per annum 

  1. Access: All journal articles are published Open Access on EmeraldInsight.com - http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/jofcms under a CCBY 4.0 licence (please see section 5). 

  1. Revenue sources: The journal is published under a platinum Open Access arrangement, in that all costs associated with publishing an Open Access article in the journal are funded by the Turkish Capital Markets Association. 

  1. Advertising: The journal does not accept direct advertising  

  1. Archiving: Emerald provides perpetual access for all e-journal content by working with digital preservation schemes Portico, LOCKSS and CLOCKSS.  

  1. Direct marketing: On occasion the journal will use direct marketing activities (primarily email campaigns) to raise awareness of the journal and to invite authors to submit articles.   Marketing activities are conducted by the Turkish Capital Markets Association unless otherwise agreed with Emerald.  


This statement was updated by Doug Medland (Emerald Publishing) on 16th Feb 2020.