As a non-profit association of academic members, AFS is reliant on our membership fees, the efforts of our volunteer members and sponsorship from academic institutions, certification and/or membership associations, or corporations in the financial services sector to help us maintain the ongoing publication of Financial Services Review, make our annual research conference a success, and recognize and promote excellence in new research in the financial planning field. 

We would like to recognize our sponsors:

  FPA has been a longtime supporter of AFS in addition to the value they bring to the profession with the research in the Journal of Financial Planning. In 2023 FPA acted as co-publisher of Financial Services Review as well as supporting the AFS Annual Research Conference with financial and logistical support.
CFP Board has been a longtime sponsor of a Best Paper Award at the AFS Annual Conference.
  Dalton Education was the sponsor of our amazing Research Poster Reception in 2023 which included an award for the best research as voted on by the attendees. We had 12 research participants both in-person and virtual. 
  Starting in the summer of 2023, University of Georgia have provided free access and use of the Open Journal System (OJS) for managing the Open Access publication of Financial Services Review, in addition with ongoing technical support of our efforts.

How you can Sponsor AFS in 2024

Financial Services Review

Aside from the ongoing costs of running the OJS system, FSR has recurring costs to subscribe to many other systems and service to make "Open Access" open, such as issuing DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers), plagiarism check systems, copy production and so on. As well we have the personal costs to support our Editor as well a copy production and more.

Just announced, Financial Services Review has been selected as one of 8 journals to participate in the Lyrasis Open Access Community Investment Initiative.  Anyone can support this initiative if you value open access research for financial planners. Please check it out!

Our Annual Research Conference

This is the primary event that AFS sponsors each year bringing the world's top researchers in financial planning together - face-to-face and virtually - to share state of the art, unpublished research in the space. 

  • Platinum and Gold: Are the key support required to fund costs of the Annual Research Conference
  • Silver: Best paper awards can be general (i.e. just the top papers from all categories for the conference), or theme specific (i.e. Best Paper in Behavioural Finance, Best Paper Impacting Financial Planners). 
  • Bronze: is primarily designed for University sponsors within the FPA Exhibit All offerings.

Are you an Association of Financial Planners?

If you represent an association of Financial Planners (certification or membership):

  • Financial Services Review is an Open Access journal which means anyone in the world can link to and access the content once it is published. If you believe it is important for the financial planners in your association to have access and knowledge of primary research in the field, you can make these links available free of charge, at any time. (i.e. see "The Big Five Personality Traits (OCEAN) and Financial Planning")
  • Content in FSR is pre-vetted and confirmed for Continuing Education credits with CFP Board in the US, but if your association registers CE for eligibility (i.e. in another country), consider confirming the eligibility of this content for your members. 
  • Talk with us about how we can collaborate with you in other ways - outreach to local universities in your jurisdiction to promote research - bulk membership/access for your association and so on. 

For more information on any of these sponsorship initiatives, please Contact Us and we will ensure the appropriate member of the AFS Executive team responds ASAP.

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