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CALL FOR PAPERS: AJFS Special Issue on SPACs and IPOs in Asia-Pacific Markets (2025 April Issue)

Special Issue Editor: Jay R. Ritter, Cordell Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business
The Asia–Pacific Journal of Financial Studies (AJFS) invites manuscripts for a special issue on “SPACs and IPOs in Asia-Pacific Markets”, scheduled for publication in 2025. AJFS became the first finance journal published in the Asia-Pacific region covered by the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) in 2006. Visit http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/journal/ajfs for additional information about the Journal.
This special issue invites both empirical and theoretical papers in SPACs and IPOs, with a special focus on the recent developments and issues in Asia-Pacific. The topics of interest for this special issue are broad, including but not limited to:
• Features of SPACs in Asia-Pacific region that differentiate them from U.S. SPACs
• Frequency and performance of seasoned equity offerings (follow-ons)
• An analysis of good and bad regulatory and institutional practices across the Asia-Pacific region affecting IPOs
Up to four (4) 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 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)2041-6156/homepage/ForAuthors.html
To submit your paper, you should log in to your account on the Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies - ScholarOne Manuscripts site at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ajfs as an Author. All manuscripts should be submitted by August 31, 2024. Submission fee is waived, so upload the Submission Charge Form without PayPal information to complete your submission in Step 2 of the submission process. We expect to complete the review process and notify the result by December 31, 2024. Early-accepted papers may appear before the publication of the special issue, which is scheduled for April 2025. For queries, please send an email to: jay.ritter@warrington.ufl.edu.