CFP: IMTFI Working Papers Series

The Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion (IMTFI) welcomes papers from any academic discipline related to its thematic concerns for the IMTFI Working Paper Series. These concerns include but are not confined to everyday uses and meanings of money, mainstream and alternative currencies, mobile money for poverty reduction, and new technological infrastructures to facilitate value storage, transfer, payment, and exchange. The working paper series is multi-disciplinary in character.

We encourage submissions of unpublished papers reflecting relevant recent work by academic and non-academic researchers whose work is focused in the developing world. The aim of the series is to provide a central site for rapid dissemination of research to a global community of scholars and practitioners, with the aim of disseminating ideas, encouraging constructive comment and fostering debate.

Review and Publication

Papers will be reviewed by IMTFI’s postdoctoral fellows and may be returned to authors for revision. After suitable revision, papers will be finally accepted or rejected. All papers that pass through the editing process will be published on the IMTFI Working Paper Series website. Authors will be free to publish subsequent versions of a paper elsewhere. However, the Institute may approach authors with proposals to include working papers in edited volumes or other publications which it may initiate. It may also occasionally hold on-site or on-line discussions or conferences on themes related to submitted working papers. The Institute will make efforts to bring widespread attention to the working paper series.

Submission Requirements

Please follow the step-by-step instructions on how to submit a manuscript by visiting the E-submit page on Editorial Express. Papers should be sent in MSWord format wherever possible to facilitate editing and reformatting.

Authors should consult Working Paper Style Guide and include ALL of the following information with submission:

  • A list of subject keywords
  • Author’s contact information, including phone number, fax, and e-mail address. If there is more than one author, a corresponding author should be specified
  • Primary institutional affiliations
  • Title page and complete bibliography
  • Abstract of no more than 250 words

Please submit your paper by following the instructions here:


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