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Editorial Policy

The Journal of Insurance Issues (JII) is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal published bi-annually. The JII is committed to publishing rigorous theoretical and empirical research articles that address relevant and timeless topics in the field of risk and insurance broadly defined. The main criterion for which all manuscripts are judged is their impact on the risk management and insurance field. All manuscripts, including the empirical manuscripts, need to test, extend or develop new theory; and the presented theory must be relevant for public policy or practitioners. The JII encourages new perspectives and is open to all rigorous research methods including, but not limited to, laboratory experiments, simulations, quantitative and qualitative empirical studies, and mathematical proofs.

Review Process

The JII evaluates all manuscripts under the double blind review process. Each manuscript is the responsibility of one associate editor that is chosen by the managing editor. The associate editor corresponds with two reviewers of his/her choice. Reviewers’ comments together with the associate editor’s comments and recommendation are then communicated to the managing editor.

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit their manuscript electronically to the JII (  A summary of the format requirements include:

  • The manuscript should be in MS Word (preferred) file attachment to the email.
  • The manuscript should include the title, abstract, and up to three key words; e.g., cycles, reinsurance, regulation.
  • Footnotes should appear in numerical order on the same page of the associated text.
  • All tables, graphs, charts, formulae, and equations should be placed in the body of the manuscript.
  • Do not use color in the manuscript.

Upon Acceptance

After a paper is accepted for publication, the author is asked to perform one final edit of the paper paying close attention to the citation style used in the published articles in recent editions of the JII. For the reader's convenience, we’ve included a summary of the JII citation style below.

Reference citation format, in general:

  • Use the Oxford comma
  • Include a space between initials
  • Capitalize the first letter of each word in source titles (with the obvious exception of prepositions and grammar articles)
  • Use quotes when identifying source titles
  • Publication source titles are italicized
  • The citation of the initial author begins with last name, followed by the author’s first name initial. Identification of additional authors begins with the initial of their first name.
  • The reference presentation in the bibliography uses a hanging-line format, indented 0.15”
  • The year of publication is identified using parentheses
  • Online references include the source title, online address, and the date accessed.

Reference Citation Samples

  • Babbel, D. F. and C. Merrill (2005) “Real and Illusory Value Creation by Insurance Companies,” Journal of Risk and Insurance 72(1): 1–22.
  • BerryStölzle, T. R., A. P. Liebenberg, J. S. Ruhland, and D. W. Sommer (2012) “Determinants of Corporate Diversification: Evidence from the PropertyLiability Insurance Industry,” Journal of Risk and Insurance 79(2): 381–413.
  • Wooldridge, J. M. (2002) Econometric Analysis of Cross Section and Panel Data, The MIT Press.
  • Kinnucan, H. W., Y. Miao, H. Xiao, and H. M. Kaiser (2001) “Effects of Advertising on U.S. NonAlcoholic Beverage Demand: Evidence from a TwoStage Rotterdam Model,” in M. R. Baye and J. P. Nelson, eds., Advances in Applied Microeconomics, Elsevier Science.
  • Ng, S. (2012) “AIG Brand Revived,” Wall Street Journal, June 28, 2012.
  • Aviva (2003) “USA: CGU Life Adopts Aviva Name to Link US to Global Brand,” accessed on August 22, 2014 from avivanametolinkustoglobalbrand1400/.

In-text citations

When citing three or more authors, the initial citation in the text should include all author names, e.g., (Kinnucan, Miao, Xiao, and Kaiser, 2001). Subsequent citations of the same work should use the following format: (Kinnucan et al., 2001). Please note the position usage of the comma and period.

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