Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance

Cover image for Vol. 25 Issue 6

Edited By: Paul Munter

Online ISSN: 1097-0053

Author Guidelines

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Author Guidelines

Editorial Guidelines

The Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance (JCAF) is directed to corporate accounting and financial executives as well as outside auditors and accountants working with corporations.

Articles should address readership and be informative, analytical, and practical, but not highly technical. We look for original material that offers our readership new insights into, and new approaches to, corporate finance and accounting issues, including high quality “how to” articles covering business strategy and operations.

Each of the six issues are devoted mostly to one specific topic:

Mergers and Acquisitions/Corporate Restructurings
Cost Management Auditing
Information Technology
International Accounting and Finance
Treasury/Cash Management

Manuscripts are considered for publication with the understanding that they represent original material, and are offered exclusively and without fee to The Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance. Articles must not have been published previously and may not simultaneously be submitted elsewhere.

Please query the Editor before submitting an article. Email queries to: Electronic submissions are required, in Microsoft Word format. Articles should be approximately 2,000 words in length. Manuscripts should be double spaced.

Before submitting your Word file, turn off Track Changes and click Accept All Changes. The page must be clean--no comment tags should appear on the page. JCAF only uses Exhibits for tabular material and graphics, not “Figures” or “Tables.” All Exhibits must be submitted as separate Word files (one Exhibit per file), and not embedded in the text. Be sure to include a text callout for each Exhibit about where it should appear (i.e., “see Exhibit 1, Red Flags for Auditors”). Each exhibit must be numbered (i.e., “Exhibit 1”) and include a caption (i.e., “Red Flags for Auditors”).

Please include a list of the numbered Exhibit captions on the last page of your submission. Tabular material and graphics for all Exhibits must be in black and white, with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

A brief—50 words or less—biographical sketch of each author should accompany the article. The bio should name the author’s position, degrees and certifications, company or other professional organization, and field of expertise.

Please also provide a 100 to 125 word summary of the article.

Please note that if the article contains content from another source for which permission is needed for its use and publication, it is the author’s responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder.

Try to use as few notes and references as possible. If they are indispensable to the subject they should be double spaced on a separate page at the end of the article.

References should conform to APA style per the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. Here are some examples:

Journal article:
Bento, R. F., & White, L. F. (1998). Participants’ values and incentive plans. Human Resource Management, 37(1), 47–60.

Hopkins, B. R. (1998). The law of tax-exempt organizations (7th ed.). New York, NY: Wiley.

Online Reference:
Clay, R. (2008, June). Science vs. ideology: Psychologists fight back about the misuse of research. Monitor on Psychology, 39(6). Retrieved from

Articles for consideration should be written with clarity, brevity, and pertinence. Titles of articles should be short and clear yet descriptive. All accepted manuscripts are subject to editing. All authors of accepted articles are required to complete and sign the JCAF Copyright Transfer Agreement.