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:


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


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

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.



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