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 ( ).


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2015 Q3: Articles Received: 31; Accepted: 16; Rejected: 12; Published: 14; Retracted: 0

2015 Q2: Articles Received: 17; Accepted: 14; Rejected: 5; Published: 10; Retracted: 0

2015 Q1: Articles Received: 22; Accepted: 20; Rejected: 4; Published: 14; 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




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.


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: .

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 (300USD).

g) Print Journals Are Mailed

After publication, two hard copies of the journal will be sent to the corresponding author. If you want more copies, please order at

h) Publication Notice

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



Reviewer Recruitment


Status: Part time                           Working language: English

Working style: Internet-based         Payment: Volunteer job, no payment


Participation in the peer-review process is absolutely essential to the success and reputation of the journal. Reviewers and editors determine which works are of quality and significance. Due to our extensive readership, the research and scholarship selected by our reviewers will ultimately have an impact on literacy in national and international classrooms.
Reviewers’ names will be listed in the printed journal and on the journal's webpage.


1. Possess a doctoral degree in a discipline related closely to the journal
2. Hold a teaching or research position at a university or academic institution
3. Be fluent in academic and professional English
4. Have a strong interest in the scholarly journal
5. Work quickly and accurately under tight deadlines

How to Apply

1. Complete the application form

Application Form             MS-Word
Review Form                   MS-Word
Guide for Reviewer         PDF
Tutorial for Reviewer        WWW
Tutorial for Creating an Account     WWW

2. Send your application form by email:

Posted: 2015-11-04 More...

AFR Indexed in EconLit

Accounting and Finance Research (AFR) has been evaluated and accepted for listing in EconLit. An annotation of the journal will appear in the New Journals section of the Annotated Listing of New Books department of the December 2013 issue of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL).  
Posted: 2013-11-13 More...
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Vol 5, No 1 (2016)

Accounting and Finance Research, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2016, e-Version FirstTM

Table of Contents


The Effects of Board Characteristics and Ownership Structure on the Corporate Financial Leverage PDF
Mohamed Galal Abobakr, Khairy Elgiziry p1

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Accounting and Finance Research
ISSN 1927-5986 (Print)   ISSN 1927-5994 (Online)

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