Institute of Finance Case Research
a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization

Welcome to the Institute of Finance Case Research, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the production and dissemination of case teaching resources and instructional techniques in finance. The IFCR was founded in 1996. The organization publishes two academic journals: the Journal of Finance Case Research and the Journal of Instructional Techniques in Finance.The IFCR also sponsors case research and instructional techniques sessions at various academic conferences.

Journal of Instructional Techniques in Finance

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The Journal of Instructional Techniques in Finance (JITF) [ISSN pending] is a periodical editorially refereed journal which began in the Fall of 2008. The JITF seeks articles concerning innovative and effective teaching techniques, tools for educators, and especially techniques designed to enhance the student experience in finance courses at the college level. The JITF is designed to be useful to finance professors wanting to create better understanding of financial methodologies and analyses among their students. If you have used techniques that have helped you achieve this, please consider formally sharing it through our JITF venue.

Journal subscriptions are available through membership in the IFCR. To join, follow instructions on the home page. Subscriptions are also available by paying an equivalent fee for an annually renewable subscription. This option is available for institutions or individuals not desiring to participate as members, but who would like to receive the JITF issues as they are published. To subscribe, fill out the subscription form and pay either via credit card (see home page) or by mailing the form in with your payment.

Formatting Instructions

We recommend formatting submissions according to the Guidelines for Authors. While submissions in any format are considered for conferences, the presumption is that journal publication is the ultimate objective of a submission. If formatted correctly, one less editorial requirement stands in the way of effective revisions.

Important JITF Information

The Journal of Instructional Techniques in Finance (JITF) is published periodically by the Institute of Finance Case Research (IFCR). It is an editorially reviewed journal with an acceptance rate no greater than 25%. The Journal is listed in Cabell’s Directory and in many respected listings of high quality journals. JITF Reviewers are encouraged to provide useful and relevant commentary on submissions, even if the manuscript is not suitable for the JITF.

A publication fee of $57.00 per paper will be required upon final acceptance of manuscripts for publication in the JITF. If a manuscript is accepted for publication, all listed authors must either be IFCR members, or must submit the subscription fee prior to publication. Our operations are supported wholly by membership, subscription, and publication fees. We receive no support from universities or conferences.

The JITF editors do NOT provide what are essentially proofreading and correction services (these services are available, for a fee, by contacting the JITF editor). Editors are given substantial freedom to communicate necessary changes to authors.


To download PDF versions of past JITF issues and supplemental materials, click here


We sincerely hope the JITF can serve your academic publishing needs. Our contact information is below:

  • Dr. Mary Funck, Editor
  • Journal of Instructional Techniques in Finance
  • Department of General Business and Finance
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Box 2056
  • Huntsville, TX 77341
  • (936) 294-1277
  • mcf012@shsu.edu