ISLA Partners with Borsa İstanbul Review for Special Issue

ISLA is delighted to partner with Borsa İstanbul Review (BIR) to publish a special issue by the end of 2023 on Short Selling, Borrowing and Lending in Capital Markets. Members of ISLA as well as interested academicians are encouraged to submit empirical papers with policy implications.

BIR is a highly prestigious Q1 international academic journal included in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) with an impact factor of 4.288. BIR provides a scholarly platform for empirical finance articles focusing on capital markets and institutions, investor behaviour, financial centers, market structures, and corporate finance.

Suggested topics include but not limited to the following:

  • Securities borrowing in capital markets
  • Securities lending in capital markets
  • Short selling in capital markets
  • Market liquidity and securities borrowing and lending
  • Impact of the exchange traded fund (ETF) and purchasing programs on securities lending
  • Securities loans, repurchase agreements and sell-buybacks
  • Risks, regulations, and transparency of securities financing transactions and their effects and implications
  • Comparative studies on securities borrowing and lending from geographically diverse regions

Please submit completed papers to Professor Ali M. Kutan (the editor of Borsa İstanbul Review) at by no later than 1 September 2023.

The special issue will include about 6-7 selected papers and the space is therefore limited.

Review Process & Publication Date:

Submitted papers will first go through a desk review process by BIR editor and a special issue review committee. Selected papers will then be invited for a formal submission to the journal and undergo a review process through Elsevier online article submission system. Accepted papers will be published in a BIR- ISLA special issue by the end of 2023.

Find out more here.

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