Professor Rotem Shneor has been appointed editor-in-chief of the journal, which will cover topics like crowdfunding, cryptocurrencies, and microfinance.
“This is an excellent example where a small university can make a significant impact on the scientific community by specialising in new and important areas,” says the journal’s editor-in-chief, Rotem Shneor.
Shneor is a professor of entrepreneurship at the Department of Management in the School of Business and Law at the University of Agder (UiA).
The Journal of Alternative Finance will be addressing the technological evolution of the financial sector and its multi-faceted impacts on societies, economies, and environments.
The interdisciplinary journal will bring together researchers from a variety of fields, among others management, business, economics, finance, entrepreneurship, strategy, information systems, sociology, and psychology.
“The journal answers a genuine need for a specialised research outlet for studies into various forms of alternative finance. This is a dynamic sector which is only growing in importance and impact,” says Shneor.
The journal is published by SAGE publishing and is co-branded with the UiA School of Business and Law. It is also anchored in UiA’s Crowdfunding Research Centre.
“We are excited to launch an academic publication with a prestigious publisher such as SAGE, while closely anchoring the network of researchers in the field with links to UiA as its hub,” says Shneor.
The Journal will also be linked to the Annual Conference on Alternative Finance Research which is organised by UiA and hosted by various universities internationally. The 2023 conference will be held in Poland and hosted by the Faculty of Economics at the University of Gdansk.
Currently, the journal has five associate editors and 40 members on its editorial board (see fact section for details).
“Our team of editors is committed to ensuring quality research, interdisciplinarity, inclusiveness, and openness in our processing of paper submissions,” Shneor adds.