Credit and Capital Markets: Call for Papers, Special Issue “Digital Transformation in the Financial Industry”

Managing Editors: Hans-Peter Burghof, Hendrik Hakenes and Ulrike Neyer

Call for Papers
Special Issue: “Digital Transformation in the Financial Industry”

Guest Editors and Contact

Gregor Dorfleitner, Professor of Finance and Director of the Center of Finance, Universität Regensburg,
Honorary Fellow, Hanken Centre for Accounting, Finance and Governance, Hanken School of Economics, Finland (e-mail:

Lars Hornuf, Professor of Business Administration with a focus on Financial Services and Financial
Technology, Fellow, CESifo Research Network (e-mail:

Editorial office, Credit and Capital Markets, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany,
(e-mail:, +49 711 459 23636)


During the last two decades, digitization has fundamentally changed many industries, opened up new opportunities and created new innovation systems. The financial industry, one of the most traditional and conservative sectors, has recently also been confronted with disruptive technologies and Internet-based solutions. So-called FinTechs, i.e. companies that combine innovative technologies with financial services, are revolutionizing the financial world. The objective of this special issue of Credit and Capital Markets is to foster the understanding of the transformative role of digitization in the financial industry based on empirical and theoretical research methods.


Potential research topics (list is not conclusive):

  • Application of artificial intelligence in financial services
  • Cooperation between banks and FinTechs
  • Crowdfunding
  • Crypto assets and tokenization
  • FinTech and sustainable finance
  • FinTech and cyber security
  • Robo advice


Submissions follow the standard guidelines of the journal and are free of charge. Manuscripts have to be submitted in English. Each manuscript undergoes a double-blind peer review process. Please submit your manuscript at our online submission and editorial system or send it directly to one of the guest editors or the editorial office. The special issue will be published open access without any additional costs for submitting authors.


  • May 1, 2022: Submission system open for submission of manuscripts
  • August 31, 2022: Deadline for submission of manuscripts
  • Early 2023: Expected publication of the special issue
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