arXiv launches quantitative finance section

arXiv launched a new section on quantitative finance on December 1; see the announcement.

In the past decade, an increasing number of researchers from mathematics and physical sciences have been contributing together with their peers from economics and social sciences to the rapidly growing field of quantitative finance. …

If you and your colleagues have active interest in quantitative finance, we urge you to subscribe to the archive and submit (p)reprints to it. Both theoretical contributions and those related to practical applications are welcome, and subscription is freely accessible …

The q-fin archive has grown out of a well-established series of e-print archives accessible at http://arxiv.org/. The number of finance-related submissions to these archives has risen steadily over the last several years. Unfortunately, these submissions are currently scattered across a number of sub-archives … At the same time, well-established electronic repositories within the social sciences field, such as SSRN, RepEc/IDEAS and others, while containing a wealth of articles on quantitative finance, do not generally offer as detailed a coverage and classification to this field as its practical prominence and throughput of new papers would suggest. …

Many colleagues have expressed the desire to have a centralized archive with clear and concise content classification to share their latest results, and to learn about related findings by others in this field. We believe that both the organizational structure of arXiv.org, as well as its functional flexibility and robustness, make it a natural fit for the improved and extended repository of quantitative finance papers …

A large number of finance-related submissions to the arXiv.org e-Print archives during the past decade have already been identified and re-classified according to the above scheme. …

To further improve the flow of information within the quantitative finance community, the preprints posted in the q-fin archive will be eligible for direct online submission for publication in the following print journals: [Note: omitting list of 9 journals.] …