Author Guidelines

Risk Management and Insurance Review (RMIR) publishes respected, accessible, and high-quality applied research, and well-reasoned opinion and discussion in the field of risk and insurance. Articles published in RMIR include original research involving applications and applied techniques as well as review articles providing new insights on the research literature, business practice, and public policy. RMIR is sponsored by the American Risk and Insurance Association, and is currently indexed in IDEAS/RePEc, Scopus, ProQuest, and others. Issues of the Risk Management and Insurance Review, from volume one (1997) to volume 22 (2019), are available online through Wiley Online Library.

Risk Management and Insurance Review has adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts for online manuscript submission and peer review. From now on all submissions to the journal must be submitted online. RMIR requires the submitting author to provide an ORCID iD when submitting a manuscript. Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and password can be obtained on the first visit. If you require assistance, please click the Get Help Now link that appears at the top right of every ScholarOne Manuscripts page.

All manuscripts submitted for publication in the Risk Management and Insurance Review must include an article abstract, the complete titles and affiliations of all authors, and complete contact information-including email address-for the corresponding author. Upon receipt, each manuscript will undergo preliminary editorial review to determine its basic suitability for consideration. Papers that are deemed suitable for the Review are then sent to at least two referees. The co-editors make the decision to accept, return for revisions, or reject manuscripts based on the comments received from the reviewers. The Review uses a double-blind review process, such that the identities of authors are not revealed to reviewers and the identities of reviewers are not revealed to the authors. Authors and reviewers are instructed to notify the editorial office immediately if there are any conflicts of interest in this process. Reviews are typically provided within eight weeks.

There is no submission fee for current members of the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA). Those who are currently not ARIA members must complete the registration process at Wiley Online Library. Typical membership fee is $140 US; fees vary based on membership type. For more information, see the RMIR submissions page or email the editorial office at [email protected] with questions.

Authors will be required to assign copyright in their paper to the American Risk and Insurance Association. Copyright assignment is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless copyright has been assigned. (Papers subject to government or Crown copyright are exempt from this requirement). To assist authors an appropriate copyright assignment form will be supplied by the editorial office.

Article Preparation Support

Wiley Editing Services offers expert help with English Language Editing, as well as translation, manuscript formatting, figure illustration, figure formatting, and graphical abstract design – so you can submit your manuscript with confidence. Also, check out our resources for Preparing Your Article for general guidance about writing and preparing your manuscript.       

Conflict of Interest 

The journal requires that all authors disclose any potential sources of conflict of interest. Any interest or relationship, financial or otherwise that might be perceived as influencing an author’s objectivity is considered a potential source of conflict of interest. These must be disclosed when directly relevant or directly related to the work that the authors describe in their manuscript. Potential sources of conflict of interest include, but are not limited to: patent or stock ownership, membership of a company board of directors, membership of an advisory board or committee for a company, and consultancy for or receipt of speaker’s fees from a company. The existence of a conflict of interest does not preclude publication. If the authors have no conflict of interest to declare, they must also state this at submission. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to review this policy with all authors and collectively to disclose with the submission ALL pertinent commercial and other relationships.

Peer Review

This journal operates under a double-blind peer review model. Papers will only be sent to review if the Editor-in-Chief determines that the paper meets the appropriate quality and relevance requirements. In-house submissions, i.e. papers authored by Editors or Editorial Board members of the title, will be sent to Editors unaffiliated with the author or institution and monitored carefully to ensure there is no peer review bias. View Wiley’s policy on the confidentiality of the review process.

Guidelines on Publishing and Research Ethics in Journal Articles

This journal follows the core practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and handles cases of research and publication misconduct accordingly (Core practices). This journal uses iThenticate’s CrossCheck software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. Read Wiley’s Top 10 Publishing Ethics Tips for Authors and Wiley’s Publication Ethics Guidelines.

NEW: Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley-Blackwell’s Author Services.

Author Services enables authors to track their article – once it has been accepted – through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated emails at key stages of production. The author will receive an email with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript.

View Guidelines for the Preparation of Figures for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.


Communications relating to editorial matters should be addressed to Professor Patricia H. Born, Editor, Risk Management and Insurance Review, Florida State University, College of Business, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1110, USA. Alternatively, you may send an email to [email protected].

Open Access

Open access is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With open access, the author, the author’s funding agency, or the author’s institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency’s preferred archive. View full list of terms and conditions

Any authors wishing to send their paper open access will be required to complete the payment form.

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper open access if you do not wish to. All open access articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal’s standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

Article Promotion Support

Wiley Editing Services offers professional video, design, and writing services to create shareable video abstracts, infographics, conference posters, lay summaries, and research news stories for your research – so you can help your research get the attention it deserves.

Wiley’s Author Name Change Policy

In cases where authors wish to change their name following publication, Wiley will update and republish the paper and redeliver the updated metadata to indexing services. Our editorial and production teams will use discretion in recognizing that name changes may be of a sensitive and private nature for various reasons including (but not limited to) alignment with gender identity, or as a result of marriage, divorce, or religious conversion. Accordingly, to protect the author’s privacy, we will not publish a correction notice to the paper, and we will not notify co-authors of the change. Authors should contact the journal’s Editorial Office with their name change request.