Journal of International Financial Management & Accounting

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Edited By: Sidney Gray and Richard Levich

Impact Factor: 0.333

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 72/89 (Business Finance)

Online ISSN: 1467-646X

Author Guidelines

Form of the Manuscript
All manuscripts should be typed on one side of either international standard A4 or 8/1/2 x 11 paper and should be double-spaced, except for indented quotations, endnotes and references. JIFMA is now accepting the manuscript electronically to Deloris Lewis,

All article submissions to the Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting (JIFMA) require payment of a $50 submission fee. The submission fee is non-refundable. Please click here for instructions on payment. Once payment is received, Deloris will notify authors with an acknowledgement letter and the JIFMA number for the manuscript.

Manuscripts generally should not exceed 30 pages in length (including endnotes, references, supporting exhibits and any appendices). Margins should be appropriate to facilitate editing and duplication. A cover page should give the title and author's name, affiliation, address and phone number.

Acknowledgements should also appear on this page. Aside from the cover page, authors should not identify themselves directly or indirectly in their manuscripts (including the abstract provided). The author should provide an abstract that is not to exceed 250 words. The abstract should summarize the manuscript's contents as well as its significance and potential usefulness for financial managers.

We recommend the use of a tool such as EndNote or Reference Manager for reference management and formatting.

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Citation in the text is by name(s) of author(s) followed by year of publication (and page numbers where relevant) in parentheses. For references authored by more than two contributors, use the first author's name and 'et al. 'For multiple citations in the same year, use a, b, c immediately following the year of publication. The source reference list should be typed in alphabetic order, and in accord with the following examples of style:

Doe, John, A Manual of Style, 3rd ed. (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1999).

Lee, Terrence and Michael Fox, 'Accounting for International Financial Innovations,' in Essays in International Corporate Finance, A. Rusolo and S. Lachman, eds. (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2001), pp. 279-300.

Smith, Roy, et al. , 'Research Issues in International Accounting and Finance,' Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting' (Spring 2000), pp. 98-123.

Mathematical Notation
Mathematical notation should be used only when its rigor and precision are essential to comprehension, and authors should explain in narrative format the principal operations performed. Any equations used should be numbered sequentially in parentheses positioned flush with the right-hand margin. Whilst JIFMA does not wish to publish unnecessary mathematical statistical detail, or specimen questionnaires, supplementary information of these kinds may be of assistance to the editors and reviewers in assessing papers, and authors are invited to submit such supporting evidence as separate documents clearly marked as being for information rather than publication.

All graphs, charts, etc. submitted with papers must be referred to in the text, and be fully legible and clearly related to scales on the axes. If illustrations are numerous, a proportion may have to be deleted unless the author is able to supply artwork of camera-ready quality or to reimburse JIFMA for the cost of art-work.

Correction Procedure
The designated author will receive page-proofs, which should be corrected and returned within two weeks of their despatch (or three weeks in the case of overseas contributors). The author is responsible for proofreading the manuscript: the editors/publishers are not responsible for any error not marked by the author on the proofs. Correction to proofs are limited to rectifying errors: no substantial author's changes can be allowed at this stage unless agreement to pay full costs is communicated with the return of proofs. Similarly, copies in excess of the five free copies automatically supplied to the designated author (for sharing among any co-authors) must be ordered at the time of the return of proofs, in accord with the instructions and price list accompanying the proofs.

Copyright Transfer Agreement
Authors will be required to sign an Copyright Transfer Agreement (CTA) for all papers accepted for publication. Signature of the CTA is a condition of publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for production unless a signed form has been received. (US Federal Government employees need to complete the Author Warranty sections, although copyright in such cases does not need to be assigned).  After submission authors will retain the right to publish their paper in various media/circumstances (please see the form for further details). To assist authors an appropriate form will be supplied by the editorial office. Alternatively, authors may like to download a copy of the form here. Please return your completed form to: JIFM Production Editor, Journal Content Management, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Services Singapore Pte Ltd, 1 Fusionopolis Walk, #07-01 Solaris South Tower, Singapore 138628. Alternatively a scanned version of the form can be emailed to or faxed to +65 6643 8008.

Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley Blackwell's Author Services
Author Services enables authors to track their article - once it has been accepted - through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript. Upon online publication, you will be able to retrieve the PDF file of your final, published article. Free access to the final PDF offprint of your article will be available via Author Services only. Go to for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article preparation, submission and more.

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.

JIFMA welcomes non-trivial comments on papers published in previous issues. To avoid publishing comments based on misunderstandings, and to obtain replies that can be published simultaneously with the comments, draft comments should be sent directly to the original author(s) for his reactions, prior to any formal submission to the editors for publication.

Manuscript submissions and business correspondence should be sent to:
Ms. Deloris Lewis
Fax: 1718-569-0464