Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Asian Journal of Finance & Accounting (AJFA) is an internationally refereed journal published twice annually in June and December. The Journal is dedicated to the development, promotion and understanding of finance and accounting in their widest sense. Its main objective is to provide an online forum to disseminate findings of research in the fields of finance and accounting worldwide.

The editorial board welcomes original submissions in English. Apart from research articles it also accepts research notes. The number of words for a research article should preferably be between 5,000 and 8,000 and that for a research note should preferably be between 2,000 and 3,000. The Editorial Board also welcomes reviews of books published in English. The maximum number of words for a book review should be 1,000.

 

The following are some of the topical areas (but not limited to) relevant to the journal:

Finance

Behavioural finance

Efficiency of stock and foreign exchange markets

International parity conditions

Valuation of securities

Mergers and acquisitions

Cost of capital and capital budgeting

Modelling time-varying volatility of financial assets

Time-varying correlations, betas and copulas

Market microstructure

Islamic finance

Accounting:

Financial reporting and international financial reporting standards

Public sector accounting and auditing

Corporate governance

Audit expectation gap

Market for audit services

Determinants of job satisfaction of accounting academics

Determinants of various disclosures in company annual reports

Earnings management

Auditing standards

 

Section Policies

Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Notes

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Acknowledgement of Reviewers

Unchecked Open Submissions Unchecked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

The journal uses double-blind review system: the reviewers' and authors' identities remain anonymous to one another. Two reviewers from outside and one editor from the journal typically involve in reviewing a submission.

 

Publication Frequency

2017 Semiannual, published in June and December

2016 Semiannual, published in June and December

2015 Semiannual, published in June and December

2014 Semiannual, published in June and December

2013 Semiannual, published in June and December

2012 Semiannual, published in June and December

2011 Annual, published in December

2009-2010 Semiannual, published in June and December

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 

Index/list/archive

ABDC

Cabell's

EBSCOhost

ERA

JEL

Google Scholar

J-Gate

LOCKSS

NewJour

ProQuest

KP Open Archives Harvester

Gale's Academic Databases

SHERPA/RoMEO

 

Journal Metrics

1. Google-based Impact Factor (2016): 3.27

The impact factor (IF) or Journal impact factor (JIF) normally referred to is the proprietary journal impact factor from Thomson Reuters calculated based on the Web of Science (WOS) and published in the Journal Citation Reports® (JCR). Currently, this journal hasn’t been indexed in Thomson Reuters JCR. Therefore, its official JCR®JIF is not yet available.

However, Google Scholar now provides an alternative Google-based impact factor. Google Scholar is the only openly available database suitable for journal metric calculation. It has a wide coverage and is a meaningful source. For this reason, Redfame publishing is calculating its own Impact Factor by applying Thomson Reuters'(TR) algorithm based on Google Scholar's citation counts.

The 2016 Google-based impact factor of this journal would be calculated as follows:

IF2016=(Citations2015+Citations2014)/(Publications2015+Publications2014)=(144+147)/(55+34)=3.27

2. h-index (June 2017): 50

The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar.

h-index is the largest number h such that h publications have at least h citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

3. i10-index (June 2017): 5

i10-index is the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Citations

4. h5-index (June 2017): N/A  

h5-index is the h-index for articles published in the last 5 complete years. It is the largest number h such that h articles published in 2011-2015 have at least h citations each.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics

5. h5-median (June 2017): N/A

h5-median for a publication is the median number of citations for the articles that make up its h5-index.

The data was calculated based on Google Scholar Metrics