Call for articles

Call for Papers

Submission deadline: 4th December 2017

The Editor, Editorial Board and Publishers of Journal of Payments Strategy & Systems are welcoming the submission of articles on the following subjects for the next issue of the journal.  

  • Should central banks issue a digital currency?
  • What is the optimal mix between banks and fintechs in the payments architecture?
  • Financial market infrastructure and cyber-security: Resilience, prevention, detection, deflection and recovery
  • The evolution of merchant payments and mobile payments to enable financial inclusion.
  • How is the digital payments marketplace likely to evolve?
  • How to prevent mobile phone payment fraud
  • Limitations on the adoption of so-called "fast” B2B payments
  • Block chain and payment systems – what are the benefits and costs?
  • Upgrading the payments infrastructure in developing nations – how should this be done?
  • Balancing customer experience with security and fraud controls
  • How might P2P providers disrupt the traditional banking system?
  • Developments in immediate payments
  • Achieving world-wide interoperability by implementing a common clearing & settlement process
  • Liquidity management and reporting
  • Implementing PSD2
  • Role of RTGS in a world of 'Instant Payments'

Journal of Payments Strategy & Systems publishes peer-reviewed articles and case studies analysing best practice, regulation, emerging issues and new thinking for the payments industry. It examines major issues facing the corporate, wholesale and retail payments industry from a business, risk and operational perspective.  As a peer-reviewed professional publication, the Journal is read by senior payments executives based at banks, credit card issuers, regulators, other financial institutions, service providers, vendors, consultants and treasurers.  Typically readers are departmental heads, VPs, SVPs, EVPs, Directors and Senior Managers in payments, product management, payments operations, transaction banking and cash management.

The copy deadline is 4th December 2017 and the following types of articles will be considered for publication:

Practice articles: Thought leadership pieces, regulatory updates, briefings, case studies and other contributions written by practitioners. Articles should be 2,000 to 5,000 words in length.

Research papers: Contributions which explore new models, theories and research in payments strategy and systems. The principal management implications of the submission should be included. Articles should be up to 6,000 words in length.

Manuscript submissions and enquiries should be submitted to the Publisher, Julie Kerry. Author guidelines, sample articles and other relevant information about the journal can be found here.