Indian-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Finance
ISSN: 2600-9161 (Print)
ISSN: 2590-406X (Online)
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.
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:
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).
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.
The Indian Pacific Journal of Accounting and Finance (IPJAF) adopts seven stages for its quality criteria evaluation of the manuscripts submitted. These are:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.