Seven Pillars Institute publishes its Journal, Moral Cents: The Journal of Ethics in Finance, biannually (Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter). Moral Cents is the only financial ethics journal currently in publication. The Journal hopes to improve the practice of finance and its consequences by providing a public forum for discussion and debate about ethical issues related to finance. The reasoned dialogue involves those interested in a global financial system that is ethically conscious: the financial community, government, academia, and consumer groups.
The Journal welcomes submissions from practitioners, academics, policy makers, analysts, students, and the informed public from around the world. The Journal especially encourages submissions from those who work in philosophy, finance, and economics. Submissions should focus on ethical issues in global finance, with finance being broadly defined to encompass the private (corporate and investments related), public (government at all levels), and international spheres. Submissions and articles on finance ethics in countries other than the U.S., including Islamic countries, also are encouraged.
Articles can be research based or perspectives based. Research articles should report on research done in finance ethics and its policy and developments in the new field of finance ethics. Perspective articles are based on opinion. Such articles should be thought provoking and promote a robust debate. Both research and perspective pieces should consider strongly as a goal the stimulation of finance policy changes where ethics are questionable.