Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Applied Accounting and Finance (JAAF) provides the scientific research for the updated issues in the field of Accounting and Finance. The research topics cover but not only limited to auditing, taxation, managerial accounting, capital market, corporate finance and behavioral finance. Published two times a year, March and September, and will be published after through blind reviewing.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Every article that goes to the editorial staff will be selected through Initial Review processes by Editorial Board. Then, the articles will be sent to the peer reviewer and will go to the next selection by Peer Preview Process. After that, the articles will be returned to the authors to revise. Screening for plagiarism is done with Tnit in.


Publication Frequency

The journal publishes all preer reviewed article per semester (twice a year), that every March and September.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Publication Ethics

Statement of Publication Ethics

The Statement of Ethics for JAAF adapted from the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). This statement includes code of ethics for editors, authors and reviewers.

 For detailed information, visit http://publicationethics.org/

 The brief description of the statement of ethics is as follows. 

 Ethical Standards for the Editors

 The JAAF’s editors have the right and responsibility to decide the articles submitted should be reviewed and published. The Editor-In-Chief must evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual contents. Prevention of libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism also the responsibility of Editor-In-Chief.

 All of the editors must not disclose any information on a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author(s), reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisors, and the publisher. Unpublished materials given in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without a written agreement from the author(s).

 Editors should recuse themselves from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication. 

 Ethical Standards for the Reviewers

 A peer review assists the Editor-In-Chief in making an editorial decision and communications with the author(s). Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the manuscript should notify the Editor-In-Chief. The submitted manuscript and all of the information related to the manuscript must be treated as a confidential document.

 Reviewers should not consider manuscripts which have conflicts of interest. Reviews should be conducted objectively with supporting arguments. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without any permission with written consent from the author(s).

 Ethical Standards for the Authors

 Authors of an original research should present an accurate work performed as well as objective discussion on its significance. Data and citations should be declared accurately. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is intolerable. Plagiarism takes many forms, for example using another’s paper as the author’s own paper to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper without attribution, or claiming results from research created by others.

 Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. An author should not in general publish a manuscript describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution of the reported study and approved the final version of the paper and agreed to its submission for publication. All authors should disclose in their manuscripts have no financial or other substantive conflicts of interest. If any, the authors should disclose clearly the conflict of interest.



Screen for Plagiarism

JAAF avoids any form of plagiarism: self plagirism, verbating copying, etc... as with ACM https://www.acm.org/publications/policies/plagiarism (accessed February 28, 2018).

The Journal encourages authors to comply with the publication ethics including plagiarism. Any reputable software might help. We use Turnitin. (http://turnitin.com/, accessed February 28, 2018).