General information

Major aim of the journal

The major aim of the journal is the publishing of the papers in the field of risk governance and control with a major, but not a sole focus on financial markets and institutions issues with prior securing the high standard of quality of the papers through managing the peer and blind reviewing of the papers and further dissemination of research results to make it beneficial both for the reading audience and the reputation of the authors of the papers.

Key-topics of the journal

  • Risk governance and control in the private and public sectors;
  • Finance, financial pricing, financial management;
  • Economics of employee benefits, pension plans;
  • Insurance and insurance regulation;
  • Asymmetric information, moral hazard, and adverse selection;
  • Econometric, actuarial, and statistical methodology;
  • Stock market development and risks;
  • Currency market development and risks;
  • Market for banks development and risks;
  • Financial management and innovations;
  • Risk capital allocation and risk budgeting;
  • Impact of risk measurement on portfolio allocation;
  • Theoretical development of alternative risk measures;
  • Hedging (linear and non-linear) under alternative risk measures;
  • Credit risk and its valuation;
  • Business risks;
  • Financial markets;
  • Risk management and cryptocurrency issues;
  • Islamic banking;
  • Venture risk management

Frequency of publishing

The journal is published quarterly.

Reading audience of the journal

The journal is aimed at researchers, lecturers, students pursuing a research in the field of risk governance and control.

Journal’s Open Access statement

Risk Governance and Control journal adheres to the BOAI definition of open access: that users have the right to "read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles".

We’ve uploaded in OA some issues of the journal in previous years, but starting with November 2017 the journal became completely open access. In this way we address respect to our network and provide an opportunity to our authors to publish their papers in OA.

Acceptance rate and turnaround time

Acceptance rate is the ratio of the number of articles submitted to the number of articles published. The acceptance rate for articles submitted in 2022 is 32%.

‘Turnaround time’ is defined as the date from when a manuscript was first received by the journal to the date the author of the manuscript was provided with a first decision (the first report of the paper reviewer). Turnaround time for articles submitted in 2022 is 37 days.

History of the journal

Since the expansion of the recent global financial crisis the journal Risk Governance and Control: Financial Markets & Institutions has become focused on market-based topics. The Journal has been established to publish high quality theoretical and empirical studies in risk governance and control with application to financial markets and institutions. Its distinctive focus is original, rigorous research with practical applications and conceptual contributions.

The journal has been established in January 2011 by the publishing house Virtus Interpress to contribute to disseminating the results of high quality, blind peer-reviewed papers (research) worldwide.

ISSN - 2077-429X (printed version)

ISSN - 2077-4303 (online version)

Registered by Ministry of Justice of Ukraine № 22970-12870Р

The journal ownership

Risk Governance and Control: Financial Markets & Institutions journal is owned and published by the publishing house "Virtus Interpress".

Methods of journal’s finance and revenue sources

Methods of journals’ finance and revenue sources of the journal are article processing fees, institutional/organizational support, etc.


Risk Governance and Control: Financial Markets & Institutions journal does not allow any sort of advertisement on the journal pages. The journal publishes just scholarly papers and related content (Editorials).

Direct marketing

Any direct marketing activities, including solicitation of manuscripts that are conducted on behalf of the journal, are appropriate, well targeted, and unobtrusive. Information provided about the Publisher or journal is truthful and not misleading for readers or authors.

Other important information

This journal is a member of, and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

Virtus Interpress as a Publisher of the journal is a signatory of ORCID since 2018.

Our depositing, copyright policies & self-archiving policies are registered with SHERPA/RoMEO.