Accounting and Finance Research

Accounting and Finance Research (AFR) is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, published by Sciedu Press. The journal seeks to publish research articles that are original hypothetical and theoretical in its nature and that provides exploratory insights in the fields of accounting, corporate finance, investment, insurance, monetary banking, stock exchange, capital markets and relevant subjects. The journal is published in both online and printed versions. All publications are open access in full text and free to download.

This journal accepts article submissions online or by e-mail (afr@sciedupress.com).

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Statistics

2019Q2: Articles Received: 27; Accepted: 21; Rejected: 7; Published: 15; Retracted: 0

2019Q1: Articles Received: 37; Accepted: 25; Rejected: 13; Published: 22; Retracted: 0

2018: Articles Received: 150; Accepted: 86; Rejected: 57; Published: 78; Retracted: 0

2017: Articles Received: 172; Accepted: 118; Rejected: 55; Published: 87; Retracted: 0

2016: Articles Received: 131; Accepted: 77; Rejected: 39; Published: 58; Retracted: 0

2015: Articles Received: 105; Accepted: 70; Rejected: 34; Published: 54; Retracted: 0

2014: Articles Received: 114; Accepted: 87; Rejected: 24; Published: 67; Retracted: 0

2013: Articles Received: 81; Accepted: 59; Rejected: 24; Published: 56; Retracted: 0

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What is e-Version FirstTM

e-Version First is a feature offered through our journal platform. It allows PDF version of manuscripts that have been peer reviewed and accepted, to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final printed journal. Readers can freely access or cite the article. We aim to publish accepted manuscripts in e-Version First in two week's time after the final draft completed.

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Paper Selection and Publishing Process

a) Submission Acknowledgement

When you submit a manuscript online, you will receive a submission acknowledgement letter sent by the online system automatically. For email submission, the editor or editorial assistant sends an e-mail confirmation to the submission’s author within one to three working days. If you fail to receive this confirmation, please check your bulk email box or contact the editorial assistant by email: afr@sciedupress.com .

b) Basic Review

The editor or editorial assistant determines whether the manuscript fits the journal’s focus and scope. Next a check for the similarity rate is done using CrossCheck, powered by iThenticate. Any manuscripts out of the journal’s scope or containing plagiarism, including self-plagiarism, are rejected.

c) Peer Review

We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The submitted manuscript will be reviewed by at least two experts: one editorial staff member as well as one to three external reviewers. The review process may take two to four weeks.

d) Decision Is Made

The decision to accept or reject an article is based on the suggestions of reviewers. If differences of opinion occur between reviewers, the editor-in-chief will weigh all comments and arrive at a balanced decision based on all comments, or a second round of peer review may be initiated.

e) Notification of the Result of Review

The result of review will be sent to the corresponding author and forwarded to other authors.

f) Publication Fee Is Paid

If the submission is accepted, the authors revise paper and pay the publication fee (400USD).

g) Publication Notice

The authors and readers will be notified and invited to visit our website for the newly published articles.

Announcements

 

Policy Change of Free Print Journals

 

As you are aware, printing and delivery of journals results in causing a significant amount of detrimental impact to the environment. Being a responsible publisher and being considerate for the environment, we have decided to change the policy of offering free print journals for authors.

From July 1, 2018, we will not automatically provide authors free print journals. However, when authors really need free print copies, they are requested to kindly complete an application form to order printed copies. Once approved,  we will arrange print and delivery, for a maximum of two copies per article.  If authors require more than two copies, they are requested to order online at: store.sciedupress.com.

Additionally, we are happy to provide journal’s eBook in PDF format for authors, free of charge. The eBook is the same as the printed version, but it is completely environmentally friendly. Please contact the journal editor to request eBook of the journal’s issues.

We are committed to saving the planet for our future generations.

 
Posted: 2018-01-27 More...
 

AFR Indexed in ABDC

 
Accounting and Finance Research (AFR) has been evaluated and accepted for listing in ABDC Journal Quality List 2016. For any further information about it, please check it on the website: http://www.abdc.edu.au/master-journal-list.php  
Posted: 2017-07-04 More...
 

Call for Papers-Accounting and Finance Research

 

We are seeking submissions for forthcoming issue published in August 2019. The paper should be written in professional English. The length of 3000-8000 words is preferred. All manuscripts should be prepared in MS-Word format, and submitted online: http://afr.sciedupress.com or sent to: afr@sciedupress.com

For any further information about the journal, please log on its website: http://afr.sciedupress.com

It is also appreciated if you could share this information with your colleagues and associates. Thank you.

Deadline for Submission: July 20, 2019

 
Posted: 2018-11-20 More...
 
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Vol 8, No 3 (2019)

Accounting and Finance Research, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2019, e-Version FirstTM

Table of Contents

Articles

Elio Alfonso, Dana Hollie, Shaokun Carol Yu
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Akash Dania, Bridget Anakwe, Bernadette Ruf
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Parvinder Arora, Robert Killins, Prameela Gangineni
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p27
Narendra Sharma, Ebere A Oriaku, Ngozi Oriaku
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p43
Kobana Abukari, Tov Assogbavi
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p48
Sunita Mall, Tushar R. Panigrahi, Stephina Thomas
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Rama Krishna Yelamanchili
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p72
Danlu Bu, Homayoon Shalchian, Rong Huang, Fang Hu
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p86
May Xiaoyan Bao, Xiaoyan Cheng, John Geppert, David B. Smith
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John Obiora Anyaduba, Praise Oghenefejiro Otulugbu
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p118
Mohammed Saeed Hassan, Adel M. Sarea, Gagan Kukreja
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Sharifah Sabrina Syed Ali, Sharon Cheuk Choy Sheung, Mohd Waliuddin Mohd Razali
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Yu Lu, Han Zhan, Shiyu Xiao
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Suyash Bhatt
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p169
Yi Ren, Dong Xiao
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p176