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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2017Q3: Articles Received: 57; Accepted: 41; Rejected: 14; Published: 29; Retracted: 0

2017Q2: Articles Received: 37; Accepted: 23; Rejected: 16; Published: 17; Retracted: 0

2017Q1: Articles Received: 36; Accepted: 23; Rejected: 11; Published: 17; 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




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 (400USD).

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.



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:  
Posted: 2017-07-04 More...

Reviewer Recruitment

We are recruiting reviewers for the journal. If you are interested to be a reviewer, we welcome you to join us. Please send your application form by email: For any further information, please log on the website:  
Posted: 2017-10-15 More...

Call for Papers-Accounting and Finance Research


We are seeking submissions for forthcoming issues published in February and May 2018. 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:  or sent

For any further information about the journal, please log on its website: 

Deadline for Submission (February Issue): January 15, 2018
Deadline for Submission (May Issue): April 15, 2018

Posted: 2017-08-20 More...
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Vol 7, No 1 (2018)

Accounting and Finance Research, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2018, e-Version FirstTM

Table of Contents


Larry C Holland
Abdelmoneim A. Awadallah, Haitham Mohamed El-Said
Kuang-Hua Wang, Wun-Hong Su
Achintya Ray
Shaher Falah Al-Aroud
Saurabh Ahluwalia
Stephen Paul Ferris, Min Yu Liao
Dam Bich Ha, Dam Gia Manh, Doan Van Anh
Hakkı Öztürk, Tolun A. Karabulut
Larry C Holland
Thi Tu Oanh Le, Thi Ngoc Bui, Manh Dung Tran
Syed Mohammad Faisal, Ahmad Khalid Khan, Omar Abdullah Al-Aboud
Mostafa S. ELbekpashy, Khairy ELgiziry
Samih Antoine Azar
Mbawuni Joseph, Nimako Gyasi Simon