Editorial Policy

The Journal of Insurance Issues is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal published bi-annually. The Journal 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 Journal 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 Journal evaluates all manuscripts using a blind review process. Each manuscript is initially processed by the editors-in-chief who work with the editorial board and others to select reviewers. Once reviews are complete, the editors-in-chief communicate feedback and/or decisions to the corresponding author.

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit their manuscript electronically to


Format requirements include:

Submission Guidelines
A summary of formatting and submission requirements includes:
• The manuscript should be written using MSWord , LaTeX or other
word processing program, and be submitted as an attachment to an
• In addition to the manuscript, the submission should include the title,
abstract, and up to three key search terms; e.g., cycles, reinsurance,
• Footnotes should appear in numerical order on the same page of the
associated text in the manuscript.
• All tables, graphs, charts, formulae, and equations should be placed
in the body of the manuscript for submission purposes.

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 Journal . For the reader’s convenience, we’ve included a summary of the Journal 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.

Berry‐Stölzle, T. R., A. P. Liebenberg, J. S. Ruhland, and D. W. Sommer (2012) “Determinants of Corporate Diversification: Evidence from the Property‐Liability 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. Non‐Alcoholic Beverage Demand: Evidence from a Two‐Stage 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‐cgu‐lifeadopts‐aviva‐name‐to‐link‐us‐to‐global‐brand‐1400/.

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.