Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management

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Edited By: Daniel O'Leary

Online ISSN: 1099-1174

Author Guidelines

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Author Guidelines

Online publication from 2016

Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance & Management will be published in online-only format effective with the 2016 volume. This is a proactive move towards reducing the environmental impact caused by the production and distribution of printed journal copies and will allow the journal to invest in further digital development. Articles will also continue to be discoverable through popular search engines such as Google. All color images will now be reproduced digitally and published free of charge.

Manuscript Submissions

Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management operates an online submission and peer review system that allows authors to submit articles online and track their progress via a web interface. Please read the remainder of these instructions to authors and then navigate to the Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management online submission site at

IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.

Pre-submission English-language editing

Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

All papers must be submitted via the online system.

File types. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are .doc, .docx, .rtf, .ppt, .xls. LaTeX files may be submitted provided that an .eps or .pdf file is provided in addition to the source files. Figures may be provided in .tiff or .eps format.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been previously published and should not be submitted for publication elsewhere while they are under consideration by Wiley.

Manuscript style. The language of the journal is English. 12-point type in one of the standard fonts: Times, Helvetica, or Courier is preferred. It is not necessary to double-line space your manuscript. Tables must be on separate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files.

  • The title page must list the full title, short title of up to 70 characters and names and affiliations of all authors. Give the full address, including email, telephone and fax, of the author who is to check the proofs.
  • Include the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper, along with grant number(s).
  • Supply a summary of up to 100 words for all articles (except book reviews). A summary is a condensation of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and is understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It should contain no citation to other published work.
  • Include up to five keywords that describe your paper for indexing purposes.

Reference style. References should be quoted in the text as name and year and listed at the end of the paper alphabetically. Where reference is made to more than one work by the same author published in the same year, identify each citation in the text as follows: (Collins, 1998a), (Collins, 1998b). Where three or more authors are listed in the reference list, please cite in the text as (Collins et al., 1998)

All references must be complete and accurate. Where possible the DOI for the reference should be included at the end of the reference. Online citations should include date of access. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. References should be listed in the following style:

Changchit C, Holsapple W. 2004. The development of an expert system for managerial evaluation of internal controls. Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management 12 (2): 103–120. DOI: 10.1002/isaf.246.

Chan S, Govindan M, Picard JY, Leschiutta E. 1993. EDI for Managers and Auditors. Electonic Data Interchange Council of Canada: Toronto, Ontario.

Sprague R, Benbast I, El Sawy O, King D, Hill TR, Sol H, Todd P. 1992. Technology environments to support decision processes. In Information and Decision Processes, Stohr E, Konsynski B (eds). IEEE Computer Society Press: Los Alamitos, CA; 167-204.

The Geriatric Website. 1999. [1 April 1999]

Illustrations. Upload each figure as a separate file in either .tiff or .eps format, the figure number and the top of the figure indicated. Compound figures e.g. 1a, b, c should be uploaded as one figure. Tints are not acceptable. Lettering must be of a reasonable size that would still be clearly legible upon reduction, and consistent within each figure and set of figures. Where a key to symbols is required, please include this in the artwork itself, not in the figure legend. All illustrations must be supplied at the correct resolution:

  • Black-and-white and colour photos - 300 dpi
  • Graphs, drawings, etc. - 800 dpi preferred; 600 dpi minimum
  • Combinations of photos and drawings (black-and-white and colour) - 500 dpi

Copyright and Permissions

  • Copyright Transfer Agreement

    If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

    For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

    If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

    CTA Terms and Conditions

    For authors choosing OnlineOpen

    If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

    Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

    To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

    If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:

  • Permission grants - if the manuscript contains extracts, including illustrations, from other copyright works (including material from on-line or intranet sources) it is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission from the owners of the publishing rights to reproduce such extracts using the Wiley Permission Request Form.

Ethics. Researchers should follow the highest standards of research ethics and we ask authors to ensure their research conforms to guidelines set by reputable sources. Authors should declare any conflicts of interest when submitting a manuscript. The Editor may seek advice from referees on ethical matters and the final decision will rest with the Editor. Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management is a member of and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

Further Information. Proofs will be sent to the author for checking. This stage is to be used only to correct errors that may have been introduced during the production process. Prompt return of the corrected proofs, preferably within two days of receipt, will minimize the risk of the paper being held over to a later issue. Free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via author services only. Please therefore sign up for author services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers.