Indian-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Finance (IPJAF) is peer-reviewed and published every quarter of the year. IPJAF provides a global forum to enhance communication among scholars and practitioners on emerging and established areas of accounting and finance research specifically and business administration, economics and operations generally.

Aims and Scope

The Indian-Pacific Accounting and Finance (IPJAF) is established for the purpose of publishing and maintaining high-quality research in accounting and finance. Malaysian-based and worldwide in scope, the Indian Pacific Journal of Accounting and Finance (IPJAF) seeks to provide a global forum to enhance communication among academics and professionals in emerging areas of accounting and finance research and practice. This will be achieved through methodological strategies of understanding and solving critical developing problems and issues related to accounting and finance.

Conceptual and empirical submissions are encouraged to all areas of accounting and finance and other cognate disciplines such as:

Established areas

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting & Controls
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Information Systems
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Institutions
  • Financial Management
  • Behavioural Financial and Accounting Research
  • Commercial Law
  • Financial Planning and Advice
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Operations Management
  • Financial Planning and Advice

Emergent areas

  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud - Prevention, Detection and Response
  • Financial Criminology
  • Accounting Education - needs and trends
  • Taxation Policy and Outcomes
  • Environmental Accounting
  • Corporate and Behavioural Governance
  • Internet Reporting
  • Alternative Reporting Formats
  • Integrated Reporting
  • Accounting and E-business
  • Non-financial Performance Measurement and Reporting
  • Entrepreneurship

Editorial Procedure

All authors will receive notification of acknowledgment comprising a Manuscript ID upon the receipt of the submission, and the Editorial decision concerning publication.

The Indian Pacific Journal of Accounting and Finance (IPJAF) maintains a double-blind peer-review process. Manuscripts accepted for publication are sent to reviewers. Authors may be allowed to suggest names of at least three probable reviewers at the time of submission of their manuscript to the Indian Pacific Journal of Accounting and Finance (IPJAF), but the Guest editors will make the final decision. The Guest editors are not, however, obligatory to use any or all the nominated reviewers.

Notification of the editorial decision is usually provided within four to eight weeks from the submission of the manuscript. Publication of solicited manuscripts is not guaranteed. In most cases, manuscripts are accepted conditionally, pending an author's revision of the material.

As articles are double-blind reviewed, material that might identify authorship of the paper should not be placed on the Anonymous Text (i.e. the manuscript body text). Authors are required to use the Structured Title Page Information only for identification and other information about the title, abstract, keywords, authors, acknowledgement, funding, and paper classification. For full information, authors are directed to read Authors Guidelines of the Indian Pacific Journal of Accounting and Finance (IPJAF).

Peer-Review Procedure

In the peer-review procedure, the Indian Pacific Journal of Accounting and Finance (IPJAF) ensure three referees independently assess the scientific quality of the submitted manuscripts.

Peer reviewers are sometimes called “experts” chosen by journal editors to provide written assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of written research. The peer review process serves the purpose of improving the reporting of research as well as identifying the most appropriate and highest quality material for the review.

Quality Criteria Evaluation

The Indian Pacific Journal of Accounting and Finance (IPJAF) adopts seven stages for its quality criteria evaluation of the manuscripts submitted. These are:

  1. The Editor in Chief and the Editorial Board examine the paper for its quality and appropriateness for review. If the criteria set are not met, the manuscript is rejected, and the author duly informed.
  2. The Editor in Chief sends the article-identifying information having been removed, to three reviewers. Normally, one of these is from the Journal's editorial board. Others are experts in the subject matter represented by the article. The Editor in Chief asks them to complete the review in three weeks. Comments to authors are about the appropriateness and adequacy of the theoretical or conceptual framework, literature review, method, results and discussion, implications to society, practice, theory and method, and conclusions. Reviewers often include suggestions for the strengthening of the manuscript. Comments to the editor are in the nature of the significance of the work and its potential contribution to the literature. For full information, reviewers are directed to read Reviewers Guidelines of the Indian Pacific Journal of Accounting and Finance (IPJAF).
  3. The Editor in Chief and on consultation with the Guest Editor examines the review and decides whether to reject the manuscript, invites the author(s) to revise and resubmit the manuscript, or seeks additional review. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editor in Chief, who reserves the right to refuse any material for publication. In exceptional cases, the manuscript is accepted with virtually no revision. As a practice and without exception, reviewers' comment (to the author) is forwarded to the author. If a correction is specified, the editor provides guidelines for attending to the reviewers' suggestions and perhaps additional advice about the manuscript revision.
  4. The authors have to make a decision as to the best approach to address the reviewers' comments and criticisms as well as the Guest editor's concerns. The authors return a revised version of the paper to the Guest Editor along with accurate information describing in a tabular form how they have answered the apprehensions of the reviewers and the Guest Editor. The author(s) may also submit a rebuttal if there is a need especially when the author disagrees with certain comments provided by reviewer(s).
  5. The Guest Editor sends the revised paper out for re-review. Usually, at least one of the original reviewers will be requested to re-examine the article.
  6. When the reviewers have completed their work, the Guest Editor in discussion with the Editorial Board and the Editor in Chief examines their comments and decides whether the paper is ready to be published, requires another round of revisions, or stands rejected.
  7. If the decision is to accept, an acceptance letter is sent to all the author(s), the paper is referred to the Press. The article should appear first in early print and later in the permanent edition.

The Publisher ensures that the paper observes the correct style (in-text citations, the reference list, and tables are typical areas of concern, clarity, and grammar). The authors are asked to respond to any minor queries by the Publisher. Following these corrections, page proofs are mailed to the corresponding authors for their final approval. At this point, only essential changes are accepted. Finally, the article appears in the pages of the Review and is posted on-line.

Code of Ethics

The Indian Pacific Journal of Accounting and Finance (IPJAF) and OMJP Alpha consider and reflect in its publication the highest ethical considerations. We expect all our stakeholders, namely: authors, editors, reviewers, editorial board members to abide by the Journal’s Code of Ethics.

Originality

The author(s) must ensure that manuscript submitted to the Indian Pacific Journal of Accounting and Finance (IPJAF) review reflects an original work. The author is expected to check the document for any possible similarity or plagiarism index by employing a programme such as TurnItIn or any other software prior to submitting its manuscript to the Review Editorial Office.

Paper submitted to the Indian Pacific Journal of Accounting and Finance (IPJAF) must fall within the acceptable similarity index range of 20%.

As part of the review process, the Guest Editor is expected to present full reports of the originality check for each manuscript to the Editor in Chief for confirmation of similarity index range acceptability.

Queuing Time

The decision to accept or reject a manuscript is determined in 2 to 3 months, i.e. average of 10 weeks. In addition, the Indian Pacific Journal of Accounting and Finance (IPJAF) maintains an average of 3 to 4 months from the time of submission to publication.

Authorship: Addition or Deletion

The Corresponding Author is allowed to add or remove any co-author to and from the list after the first submission to the Review. However, such a request must be made in writing to the Editor in Chief, who will convey in writing his consent to the Corresponding Author.