Aim & Scope

International Journal of Applied Finance & Accounting (IJAFA) exists to publish high quality research papers in accounting, corporate finance, corporate governance and their interfaces. The interfaces are relevant in many areas such as financial reporting and communication, valuation, financial performance measurement and managerial reward and control structures. A feature of IJAFA is that it recognises that informational problems are pervasive in financial markets and business organisations, and that accounting plays an important role in resolving such problems.

IJAFA welcomes both theoretical and empirical contributions. Nonetheless, theoretical papers should yield novel testable implications, and empirical papers should be theoretically well-motivated. The Editors view accounting and finance as being closely related to economics and, as a consequence, papers submitted will often have theoretical motivations that are grounded in economics. IJAFA, however, also seeks papers that complement economics-based theorising with theoretical developments originating in other social science disciplines or traditions.

While many papers in IJAFA use econometric or related empirical methods, the Editors also welcome contributions that use other empirical research methods.

Although the scope of IJAFA is broad, it is not a suitable outlet for highly abstract mathematical papers, or empirical papers with inadequate theoretical motivation. Also, papers that study asset pricing, or the operations of financial markets, should have direct implications for one or more of preparers, regulators, users of financial statements, and corporate financial decision makers, or at least should have implications for the development of future research relevant to such users.

All article submissions should be made online - see the author guidelines for further information.