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Journal of Derivatives and Quantitative Studies: 선물연구 (JDQS) is a peer-reviewed, fully open access journal on derivatives and quantitative finance across developed and emerging markets. JDQS is published in association with Korea Derivatives Association (KDA). JDQS publishes new issues four times per year, and there is no charge to the author.

ISSN: 1229-988X
eISSN: 2713-6647

This journal is open access

Aims and scope

Journal of Derivatives and Quantitative Studies (JDQS) is the official publication of the Korea Derivatives Association (KDA) and publishes both empirical and theoretical research articles ranging from major research fields in financial derivatives to broader topics in quantitative finance. The aim of the Journal of Derivatives and Quantitative Studies is to provide a forum in which leading researchers present timely and important topics related to pricing and/or risk management of various financial derivatives as well as financial assets in general. The Journal's purpose is not only to share important scholarly results across finance academics and practitioners, but also to extend communications to policymakers and general audience. The Journal mainly focuses on pure or applied theoretical works with testable implications and empirical or policy research papers that are based on the solid economic backgrounds and motivations.

Started from 1993, the Journal of Derivatives and Quantitative Studies is one of the oldest and most widely-recognized financial derivatives related journals in the Asia-pacific region. Given the large size of the Korean derivatives market in the Asia-pacific region and the fast-growing amount of research works using the derivatives market in Korea as well as the Asia-pacific region, the editorial board of the Journal consists of a large number of experts in the derivatives market in Korea as well as in the Asia-pacific region as a whole.

The Journal publishes articles with specific topics that include but are not limited to:

  • Futures and Options
  • Exotic Derivatives
  • Credit Default Swaps
  • Equity Linked Securities
  • Warrants
  • Stock Options
  • Structured Products
  • Pricing and Hedging of Financial Assets
  • Risk Management and Control
  • Financial Engineering
  • New Financial Instruments
  • FinTech; Hedging Strategies
  • Analysis of Trading Systems
  • Fixed Income and Structured Finance
  • Asset Pricing; Corporate Finance
  • Portfolio Management/Multi-Asset Allocation
  • Quantitative Analysis in Finance
  • Real Assets/Alternative Investments/Private Equity
  • Long-term/Retirement Investing
  • Performance Measurement
  • Legal/Regulatory/Public Policy
  • International Investing
  • Mutual Funds/Passive Investing/Indexing

Journal of Derivatives and Quantitative Studies (JDQS) has been published in partnership with Emerald Publishing since Spring 2020 (Issue 2 of 2020). Full articles before the 2020 Issue 2 can be accessed/downloaded here.  

JDQS  is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of Korea Derivatives Association. JDQS is published under a platinum OA arrangement, in that all charges for publishing an OA article in the Journal are funded by Korea Derivatives Association. Therefore, there is no charge to the author.

Top cited

These are the top cited articles for this journal, from the last 12 months according to Crossref (Last updated: October 2023)

Transparency statement for Journal of Derivatives and Quantitative Studies: 선물연구

  1. Journal Ownership: Journal of Derivatives and Quantitative Studies is published by Emerald Publishing on behalf of Korea Derivatives Association.

  2. Governing Body: The editorial team is appointed and managed by the Korea Derivatives Association. The journal is governed by the editorial team in collaboration with Emerald Publishing.

  3. 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 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.

  4. 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:
    Judy Yeh – [email protected]

  5. 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.

  6. 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 Korea Derivatives Association. There are currently no Article Processing Charges to the author(s).

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Frequency: The journal currently publishes four issues per annum.

  1. Access: All journal articles are published Open Access on EmeraldInsight.com - http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/jdqs 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 Korea Derivatives 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 Korea Derivatives Association unless otherwise agreed with Emerald.

This statement was updated by Judy Yeh (Emerald Publishing) on 16th Feb 2020.