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Special Issue

Finance Research Letters

Article submission for the Special Issue “Redefining the Future” is now open.

This Special Issue is in collaboration with the Southwestern Finance Association 2024 conference. Home | Southwestern Finance Association (

Guest editors: Laura Ballester, University of Valencia; Tony Klein, Queen’s University Belfast; Laura Gonzalez, California State University, Long Beach; Ivelina Pavlova-Stout, University of Houston – Clear Lake

Special issue information:

This special issue of Finance Research Letters will capture original research on banking and financial system stability, spanning from artificial intelligence (AI) risks and technology changes, to new developments in cryptocurrency markets and central bank digital currencies, as well as consequences of high interest rates. The latest advances in AI have triggered a multitude of changes in the financial industry. The introduction of CBDC has the potential to boost financial inclusion, but it may affect the banking sector through disintermediation and pose risks to financial stability. The aggressive rate hikes of the Federal Reserve and the regional bank crisis of 2023 affected the banking landscape and prompted questions about banks’ stability that we seek to address in this issue.

Manuscript submission information:

The Finance Research Letters’s submission system is now open for submissions to our Special Issue. When submitting your manuscript please select the article type “VSI: Redefining the Future”. Please submit your manuscript before 31/04/2024.

Instructions for submission:


  • The submission website for this journal is located at:

  • To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue it is important that authors select the name of the special issue.

  • All submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Once your manuscript is accepted, it will go into production, and will be simultaneously published in the current regular issue and pulled into the online Special Issue. Articles from this Special Issue will appear in different regular issues of the journal, though they will be clearly marked and branded as Special Issue articles.


Please ensure you read the Guide for Authors before writing your manuscript. The Guide for Authors and link to submit your manuscript is available on the Journal’s homepage at: Finance Research Letters | Journal | by Elsevier

Keywords: Banking and AI, Financial System Stability,  Banks and CBDC, DeFi, Fintech and Banks, FINTECH and FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Contact: Dr. Laura Gonzalez, 2024 President


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