About the Journal

About the Journal

The Journal of Accounting and Finance (JAF) is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of research across all the leading fields of financial inquiry by publishing, through a blind, refereed process, ongoing results of research in accordance with international scientific or scholarly standards. Articles are written by business leaders, policy analysts and active researchers for an audience of specialists, practitioners and students in all areas related to financial and accounting in business and education. Studies reflecting issues concerning budgeting, taxation, process, investments, regulatory procedures, and business financial analysis are suitable themes. JAF also covers theoretical and empirical analysis relating to financial reporting, asset pricing, financial markets and institutions, corporate finance, and corporate governance. Articles of regional interest are welcome, especially those dealing with lessons that may be applied in other regions around the world.

Indexing Information

Articles from the Journal of Accounting and Finance can be found in

  • PROQUEST-Entrepreneurship Studies Source
  • EBSCO-Entrepreneurship
  • Google Scholar
  • Ulrichs Web
  • The Australian Research Council Index

Impact Information

North American Business Press uses the h-index to measure the impact of its research. We chose this approach as the ISI (Thomson Reuters) citation approach only includes journals listed within their proprietary database. The h-index uses Google Scholar which is a better representation of all published work and we believe it is the direction of the future.

The h-index is an easy to understand method, proposed by Jorge E. Hirsch, to quantitatively measure the impact of a particular researcher or academic journal. For example, a journal has an h-index of 5, if, during the years 2016 and 2017, five of the total papers published during those years were each cited at least five times. The selection of the years 2016 and 2017 allows for an extra full year (2018) to account for the typical delay in the publication of research, and therefore in the production of new citations.
The 2018 h-index for the Journal of Accounting and Finance is 14.

As a point of comparison, the 2017 h-index for the Journal of Marketing Management is 8, 
and the 2017 h-index for the Journal of Applied Business Research is 2.