Call for Papers "Behavioral Issues in Cryptocurrencies"

Guest Editors:
Dehua Shen (Associate Professor, Tianjin University)
Lanbiao Liu (Professor, Nankai University)
Wei Zhang (Professor, Tianjin University)

It has been ten years since Satoshi Nakamoto published his famous white paper Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System, which sparked the cryptocurrency revolution. Current studies mainly investigate the cryptocurrency market in terms of its hedging ability, (in-) efficiency, price discovery, and stylized facts. However, behavioral issues have received little attention, despite the fact that studying the impacts of psychology on the behavior of market participants and the subsequent effects on the financial market has since become mainstream. To facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration, a special issue addressing this emerging research topic is desirable and will greatly benefit both the academic and industrial communities.
Accordingly, the goal of this special issue is to publish high-quality research papers or review/survey‐type articles that predominantly address research questions at the forefront of behavioral issues in cryptocurrencies. Given these questions' interdisciplinary nature, we wish to promote methodological pluralism and welcome a broad range of approaches, including but not limited to empirical analysis, agent-based modeling, and human‐subject experiments.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Attention anomalies
  • Calendar effects
  • Contagions
  • Herding
  • Intraday effects
  • Investor sentiment
  • Momentum and reversal
  • Overreactions and underreactions
  • Overconfidence
  • Psychological bias

Please follow the Instructions for Authors at when
preparing your manuscript. Also please write “Special Feature: Behavioral Issues in
Cryptocurrencies” in the “Enter Comments” field during the submission process on