Policies and Information

The Journal of Finance and Accounting Research (JFAR) is a free online multidisciplinary journal in the field of finance, Accounting and Auditing with no publication/review fee. The goal of JFAR is to publish intuitive, original and impactful research in business.

JFAR welcomes submissions of research manuscripts in any sub-domains of finance, Accounting and Auditing studies

1. Peer-review process

2. Publication Ethics Policy and Publication malpractice statement

2.1 EDITOR'S GUIDELINES

2.1.1 Publication decision

2.1.2 Fair play

2.1.3 Confidentiality

2.1.4 Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

2.2 REVIEWER'S GUIDELINES

2.2.1 Contribution to Editorial Decision

2.2.2 Promptness

2.2.3 Confidentiality

2.2.4 Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

2.3 AUTHOR'S GUIDELINES

2.3.1 Reporting standards

2.3.2 Data Access and Retention

2.3.3 Originality and Plagiarism

2.3.4 Acknowledgement of Sources

2.3.5 Authorship of the Paper

2.3.6 Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

2.3.7 Fundamental errors in published works

1. Peer-review process

The peer review process facilitates a fair hearing for a manuscript among members of the scientific community. More practically, it helps editors decide which manuscripts are suitable for their journals. Peer review often helps authors and editors improve the quality of reporting.

We believe that manuscripts submitted to our journal are privileged communications that are authors' private, confidential property, and authors may be harmed by premature disclosure of any or all of manuscript detail.

Reviewers, therefore, are asked to keep manuscripts and the information they contain strictly confidential. Reviewers must not publicly discuss authors' work and must not appropriate authors' ideas before the manuscript is published. Reviewers must not retain the manuscript for their personal use and should destroy copies of manuscripts after submitting their reviews to the editor.

Reviewers are expected to respond to requests to review and to submit reviews within the agreed time frame. Reviewer's comments should be constructive, honest, and polite.

2. Publication Ethics Policy and Publication malpractice statement.

2.1 EDITOR'S GUIDELINES 

2.1.1 Publication decision 

The editor of the JFAR is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

2.1.2 Fair play

An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content and contribution to the existing knowledge, without regard to race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

2.1.3 Confidentiality

The editor and any editorial staff of JFAR must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, and the reviewers.

2.1.4 Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor own research without the express written consent of the author.

2.2 REVIEWER'S GUIDELINES

2.2.1 Contribution to Editorial Decision

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.

2.2.2 Promptness

The review should be carried out within the agreed timeframe. Further, any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

2.2.3 Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others.

2.2.4 Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

2.3 AUTHOR'S GUIDELINES

2.3.1 Reporting standards

Authors of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

2.3.2 Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

2.3.3 Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

2.3.4 Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgement of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

2.3.5 Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

2.3.6 Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

2.3.7 Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

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