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Submission Process

Please submit your manuscript via ScholarOne. Manuscripts submitted to The Journal of Risk and Insurance cannot be under consideration at another journal.

No authors’ identification item must be present in the paper. Please attach a separate file that includes the title of the article, authors’ names, affiliations, e-mail addresses, and acknowledgements. The first page of the manuscript must contain only the title, an abstract of 100 or fewer words, and keywords. Use 12-point font and double spacing. Manuscripts longer than 40 pages, including all material, cannot be submitted. Please be careful to submit a completely anonymous file containing no identification indication in its properties. Please avoid colors in figures and text.

ARIA Membership

There is no submission fee for current members of the American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA), although the membership number will be required during the submission process.

For those currently not ARIA members, the submission fee is $140 and includes membership in the Association. The preferred form of payment is by credit card. Complete the registration process at Wiley Online Library or call 1-800-835-6770. You will receive a membership number and a receipt from John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, which are necessary for submission. New members should enter the membership number and upload the membership receipt when submitting the manuscript.

If you have paid the submission fee or are already an ARIA member, go to ScholarOne, enter your membership number, and submit your paper for consideration.

Supporting Information

Supporting information can be a useful way for an author to include important but ancillary information with the online version of an article. Examples of supporting information include additional tables, technical appendices, data sets, figures, movie files, audio clips, 3D structures, and other related nonessential multimedia files.

Supporting information should be cited within the article text, and a descriptive legend should be included. It is published as supplied by the author, and a proof is not made available prior to publication; for these reasons, authors should provide any Supporting Information in the desired final format.

The supporting information will be accessed through a link in the online version of the article contained in the Wiley Online Library. See this page for an example.

Standard text will be added in the references of the article during the production process to provide a link to the supporting information available online. In the example noted above, the relevant citation inserted in the article is:

Bernard, C., L. Rüschendorf, S. Vanduffel, 2017, supporting information to ‘Value‐at‐Risk Bounds With Variance Constraints,’ Journal of Risk and Insurance

For further information on recommended file types and requirements for submission, visit Wiley’s website.

Revisions of manuscripts should be resubmitted at ScholarOne.

Review Process

Papers submitted to The Journal of Risk and Insurance are initially screened by a Senior Editor for suitability. Papers passing the initial screen are sent to referees. Based on the referee reports, the Senior Editor makes one of the following decisions:

  1. Accept;
  2. Return for minor revisions;
  3. Return for major revisions and subsequent reconsideration;
  4. Reject.

The Senior Editor communicates the decision to the author(s) along with the referee reports.

The review process is a double blind. Authorship of papers under consideration is anonymous to the reviewers, and the identities of reviewers are not revealed to the authors.


Communications relating to editorial matters should be sent to

Accepted Manuscripts

Accepted articles must conform to the Journal’s Style Guide. Articles should not exceed 40 pages and abstracts should not exceed 100 words. Comments and notes on previously published articles are typically from five to eight pages. The final version of the main article body must be in an editable format. Currently, only DOC and TEX files are supported. Please contact the editorial office if you have questions.


Cite references in the text by the author’s surname and year of publication. Text citations should be given in the form: “As Witt (1988) showed… ” or “As already shown (Witt, 1988; Doherty and Garven, 1998).” Do not use footnotes merely to indicate the author’s name and facts of publication. A complete list of references should be provided at the end of the manuscript, alphabetized by the author’s surname. Please refer to articles already published in JRI for details.

Tables and Figures

Place tables and figures in the body of the manuscript. Figures must be submitted at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi in order to meet standards in the printed version.

All figures must be provided in an accepted format such as EPS or PDF and should be numbered with Arabic numerals. Tables and figures should have brief but clear and descriptive titles. Please do not use colors in figures and text. The axes of figures must be clearly labeled. Tables should be self-contained, that is, the reader should be able to interpret the table without looking in the text for variable definitions and abbreviations. Definitions of all abbreviations should appear in a table note. The columns should be clearly and descriptively labeled. In regression tables, variables should be given short but descriptive names and abbreviations should be avoided wherever possible.

Go to Wiley’s Online Library for further details.


Equations should be written using MathType or another equivalent equation editor and should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper. Equation numbers should be in parentheses and flush with the right margin. Text references to equations should be as follows: “equation (3) indicates . . . ” or “substituting for cs from equation (2) . . .”

Early View

Recently accepted articles will appear in upcoming issues of the Journal of Risk and Insurance. Find the Early View here.

Open Access

OnlineOpen 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 OnlineOpen, 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.

Access JRI OnlineOpen for further information.

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