About the Journal

Financial Services Review (FSR) is the official publication of the Academy of Financial Services. FSR is a Diamond Open Access Journal, which means there are no fees or restrictions for access to or submission of research and no Article Processing Fees if published. The purpose of this double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal is to encourage research that examines the impact of financial issues on individuals and households. In contrast to the many corporate or institutional journals that are available in finance, the focus of this journal is on individual financial management.

Financial Services Review, as an open access, peer-reviewed academic journal, is indexed by a number of organizations including:

  • The Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) Academic Journal Guide
  • The ABDC Journal Quality List - Australian Business Deans Council
  • Cabells Scholarly Analytics
  • The Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers (in the process of renewal)

FSR is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or their institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.


The Pedagogy of Financial Planning Call for Papers


The Academy of Financial Services (AFS) invites you to submit a paper for the 2024 AFS Annual Conference, which will be held September 18th through the 20th in Columbus, Ohio, on the topic of the Pedagogy of Financial Planning. Dual submissions will be considered for a conference presentation & an upcoming special issue of Financial Services Review.

Submission Guidelines:

Read more about The Pedagogy of Financial Planning Call for Papers

Current Issue

Vol. 32 No. 1 (2024): Financial Services Review
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AFS Mission Statement

Financial Services Review is published by the Academy of Financial Services (AFS). The organization's mission is to empower all individuals, academics, students, and professionals in the field of financial planning with peer-reviewed research to make evidence-based financial decisions. We share tools and knowledge between academics to create more effective academic programs and better students. Our mission is directed at all individuals globally, and as such diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our values and operations and will be reflected in the composition of our AFS Board, the editorial board for our journal, and our membership.

AFS Objectives

The primary objectives and purposes of this organization are:

  • To encourage basic and applied research in personal financial planning and financial services. We will do this with our ongoing academic conference and an active program with Best Paper awards to recognize excellence in research.
  • To disseminate the best and most impactful research in the field through our academic journal, the Financial Services Review (FSR), and to collaborate with other journals in the field to maximize the highest quality channels possible for publication.
  • To build on the strength of our 35-year history by adopting a Diamond Open Access Standard – making all research submissions to our journal free, and accessibility to the published research free to anyone, anywhere.
  • To encourage the development of the curricula in the financial services field at the university level and share best practices between our membership.
  • To encourage interaction between financial services professionals and academicians to help ensure the focus of research addresses the issues most impactful to the individuals in our society.
  • To recognize in all that we do that diversity empowers us all, and we must be respectful and inclusive of all individuals regardless of race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability or any other reason. We must also be respectful of future generations through our sustainable actions today to leave them a healthy planet.

2023-2024 OFFICERS:


Tom Potts
Baylor University

Executive VP-Program

Terrance K. Martin

Winston-Salem State University 

VP-International Relations
Michelle Cull

Western Sydney University


Thomas P. Langdon

Roger Williams University


 Colleen Tokar Asaad
 Baldwin Wallace University

VP-Marketing and Public Relations

Shawn Brayman
Financial Planning Research Consultant


Cora Pettipas

HSBC Global Wealth

Immediate Past President

Inga Timmerman
University of North Florida


The Board of Directors of AFS would like to acknowledge the many years of service of Stuart Michelson, Stetson University as the editor of Financial Services Review and a valued Board member of AFS. Stuart passed away unexpectedly in March 2022. An Endowed Scholarship Fund was established at Stetson in his memory. 









2023-2024 DIRECTORS:


Jason Anderson

University of Kansas


Jasmine Fang

Massey University


Norah Feng

Massey University


John Grable

University of Georgia


Wookjae Heo

Purdue University

Philip Gibson

Winthrop University


Barry Mulholland
University of Akron