CALL FOR PAPERS:AJFS Special Issue on Advances in the Regional Capital Market: Korea(2021 October Issue)
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Special Issue of

Asia–Pacific Journal of Financial Studies

on Advances in the Regional Capital Market: Korea

Special Issue Editor: Kee-Hong Bae (York University)


Asia–Pacific Journal of Financial Studies (AJFS) invites manuscripts for a special issue on “Advances in the Regional Capital Market: Korea, scheduled for publication in 2021. AJFS became the first finance journal published in the Asia-Pacific region covered by the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) in 2006. Visit for additional information about the Journal.


This special issue invites both empirical and theoretical papers in all areas of finance, with a special attention paid to the recent developments in the Korean capital market. While Korea’s economic and financial development over the last 50 years has been widely recognized as a remarkable success, academic research has revealed that the integrity of the capital market is still yet to be established. The topics of interest for the special issue are broad, including:

  • ESG issues and practices

  • Stock return and risk dynamics

  • The behavior of different types of investors

  • Impact of Covid-19

  • Financial market regulation and reforms

  • Corporate financing and investment

  • Asset allocation and asset management

  • Mutual funds and pension funds

  • Stewardship code and investor activism

  • The role of Fintech

  • The role of foreign investors 

While this special issue also welcomes submissions focusing on capital markets other than Korea, priority will be given to those focusing on the Korean market.




Up to eight (8) papers will be selected and US$1,000 award will be granted to each selected paper.




All manuscripts must be in English and should follow the author guidelines at

To submit your paper, you should log in to your account on the Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies - ScholarOne Manuscripts site at as an Author. All manuscripts should be submitted by February 28, 2021. Submission fee is waived, so upload the Submission Charge Form without PayPal information to complete your submission in Step 5 of the submission process. We expect to complete the review process and notify the result by August 31, 2021. Early-accepted papers may appear before the publication of the special issue, which is scheduled for October 2021. For queries, please send an email to:


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