Journal of Business Finance & Accounting

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Edited By: Peter F. Pope, Andrew Stark and Martin Walker

Impact Factor: 1.01

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 34/89 (Business Finance)

Online ISSN: 1468-5957

Overview


Journal of Business Finance & Accounting publishes high quality research papers in accounting, corporate finance, corporate governance and their interfaces. JBFA sponsors an annual Capital Markets Conference, with conference papers being published in a Special Issue each year. JBFA has been published since 1974 and is included in the Social Science Citation Index and Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences.


Aims and Scope


Journal of Business Finance and Accounting exists to publish high quality research papers in accounting, corporate finance, corporate governance and their interfaces. The interfaces are relevant in many areas such as financial reporting and communication, valuation, financial performance measurement and managerial reward and control structures. A feature of JBFA is that it recognises that informational problems are pervasive in financial markets and business organisations, and that accounting plays an important role in resolving such problems.

JBFA welcomes both theoretical and empirical contributions. Nonetheless, theoretical papers should yield novel testable implications, and empirical papers should be theoretically well-motivated. The Editors view accounting and finance as being closely related to economics and, as a consequence, papers submitted will often have theoretical motivations that are grounded in economics. JBFA, however, also seeks papers that complement economics-based theorising with theoretical developments originating in other social science disciplines or traditions.

While many papers in JBFA use econometric or related empirical methods, the Editors also welcome contributions that use other empirical research methods.

Although the scope of JBFA is broad, it is not a suitable outlet for highly abstract mathematical papers, or empirical papers with inadequate theoretical motivation. Also, papers that study asset pricing, or the operations of financial markets, should have direct implications for one or more of preparers, regulators, users of financial statements, and corporate financial decision makers, or at least should have implications for the development of future research relevant to such users.

All article submissions should be made online - see the author guidelines for further information.


Keywords


Accounting, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation, Auditing, Capital Markets Research, Valuation Theory, Information Intermediaries.


Abstracting and Indexing Information

  • ABI/INFORM Database (ProQuest)
  • Business ASAP (GALE Cengage)
  • CSA Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management Database (ProQuest)
  • Current Contents: Social & Behavioral Sciences (Thomson Reuters)
  • EconLit (AEA)
  • Emerald Management Reviews (Emerald)
  • Expanded Academic ASAP (GALE Cengage)
  • IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (ProQuest)
  • InfoTrac (GALE Cengage)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Social Science Edition (Thomson Reuters)
  • ProQuest Accounting and Tax Database (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Central (ProQuest)
  • RePEc: Research Papers in Economics
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)

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