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THE BRITISH JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY: AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF CRIME AND SOCIETY
This is one of the world's top criminology journals. It publishes work of the highest quality from around the world and across all areas of criminology. BJC is a valuable resource for academics and researchers in crime, whether they be from criminology, sociology, anthropology, psychology, law, economics, politics or social work, and for professionals concerned with crime, law, criminal justice, politics, and penology. In addition to publishing peer-reviewed articles, BJC contains a substantial book review section.
Sociology and Criminology - Open Access (SCOA), a broad-based journal was founded on two key tenets: To publish the most exciting researches with respect to the subjects of Business & Financial Affairs. Secondly, to provide a rapid turn-around time possible for reviewing and publishing and to disseminate the articles freely for research, teaching and reference purposes. Open Access gives a world wide audience larger than that of any subscription-based journal in OMICS field, no matter how prestigious or popular, and probably increases the visibility and impact of published work. Sociology and Criminology - Open Access -Open Access gives barrier-free access to the literature for research.
Criminology is also an applied discipline. The criminologist is trained, for example, to decide whether a prisoner should be granted conditional release, or to propose a strategy for tackling an explosion of vehicle theft in a parking lot. He thus develops risk prevention and risk management strategies that take into account the dynamics of crime and the ethical and political stakes surrounding it. There are many journals covering criminal law, the criminal sciences and sociology, but very few international criminology reviews. We therefore aim to provide a space for open-minded dialogue, comparison, and criticism, which takes into account diverse approaches while avoiding sterile arguments about the nature of the discipline itself. A crime is the unique combination of a perpetrator, a victim, and a set of circumstances. Its individual and quantitative analysis requires scientific methods and specific intellectual and technical abilities.
Criminology and Criminal Justice is a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the broad field of criminology and criminal justice policy and practice. The journal publishes scholarly articles on all areas of criminology, crime and criminal justice. It includes theoretical pieces, as well as empirically-based analyses of policy and practice in areas that range from policing to sentencing, community penalties and prisons; drug use to organized crime and terrorism; and from crime prevention to victims of crime.
Criminology & Public Policy is devoted to the study of criminal justice policy and practice. The journal’s central objective is to strengthen the role of research in the formulation of crime and justice policy through publishing empirically based, policy-focused articles.
Journal of Forensic Science & Criminology (JFSC) is a rigorous peer reviewed journal encouraging publication of scholarly research works related to Forensic Science and Criminology covering a wide range of perspectives. JFSC publishes research works, reviews, case reports, etc., and provides free online access to high-quality articles and helps leading academics to make their work visible and accessible to diverse audiences around the world.
The following is a list of journals that deal with criminology and criminal justice related topics. This is in no way to be considered an endorsed or approved list. It is merely an alphabetized list of publications dealing with crime and justice issues. It should be noted at the outset, even stressed, that there are no official rankings of journals in this field. A number of researchers have attempted to address this and related subjects in a systematic fashion.
The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology is one of the world's longest-running criminology journals, having been established in Melbourne in 1968. It is a leading international peer-reviewed journal for criminological research and is the principal journal of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Inc. The journal is dedicated to advancing research and debate on a range of criminological problems and embraces diverse methodological approaches, being home to a wide range of criminological and interdisciplinary work in the field of crime and criminal justice. It is committed to advancing theoretical, empirical and policy debate in Australia, New Zealand and beyond. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
This journal is the official organ of the African Criminology and Justice Association but the opinions expressed in the journal are those of the authors and not necessarily representative of the views of the association. The journal is here to fill a void in existing knowledge by exposing the discipline to knowledge about and from Africa and Africans worldwide that could enrich the discipline in a progressive direction. For too long has criminology continued as a discipline designed almost exclusively by others with little or no acknowledgement of the contributions, actual and potential, from African sources
Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology is a student-run publication at Northwestern University School of Law that prints four issues annually and rests upon a century of scholarship devoted to the scientific study of criminal law and criminology. Since its inception in 1910, the Journal strives to capture the breadth and depth of legal scholarship on crime through the publication of legal articles, criminological research, book reviews, and symposia. The Journal is consistently ranked among the most influential legal and criminology publications and remains the most widely read and cited criminal law journal. Our broad readership of judges, legal scholars, criminologists, and practitioners composes the second largest subscription base of all the nation's law journals.
Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice (CCJ), published quarterly and guest-edited by an expert in the topic being studied, focuses on a critical issue in contemporary criminal justice in order to provide a cogent, thorough, and timely exploration of the topic. Authoritative, balanced examinations on a variety of critical issues in criminal justice today include; organized crime, community policing, gangs, white-collar crime, and excessive police force.
The International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences (IJCJS) is a peer-reviewed open access journal focusing on the contemporary issues in Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Victimology, is the official journal of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV). IJCJS is an unique Diamond open access, open access international journal, where the author(s) / readers need not pay/subscribe and it is totally free. The Journal has an international focus and it does not restrict itself to any region. It tries to give a new impetus to the field of criminology by the way of high quality articles and book reviews. This journal would provide a forum for Internationally established academics and young researchers who would put forth their perspectives on criminology, criminal justice and Victimology. We would hope to see an increased interest in the Criminal Justice field through the publication of this journal.
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology (IJO), peer-reviewed and published monthly, for more than five decades has provided therapists, counselors, researchers, forensic psychologists and psychiatrists, criminologists and policy makers with challenging research on topics including; violent crime, sexual offending, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency, criminal profiling, and risk assessment. There is an emphasis on the treatment of the offender--both as to theory and for clinical practice.
The International Review of Victimology is the leading international peer reviewed journal for victimological research, focusing on traditional areas of research and broader concerns, such as political and human rights issues. It includes the victim-offender relationship, the effects of victimization, victims in the criminal justice system, reparation and restitution by offenders, crime prevention for victims, definitions of victimization and the philosophy of victimology. Comparative or international perspectives are welcome.
The Journal of Experimental Criminology focuses on high quality experimental and quasi-experimental research in the development of evidence based crime and justice policy. The journal is committed to the advancement of the science of systematic reviews and experimental methods in criminology and criminal justice. The journal publishes empirical papers, reviews of substantive criminal justice problems, and methodological papers on experimentation and systematic review. Coverage ranges across the broad array of scientific disciplines that are concerned with crime and justice problems.
The Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology (AJEDP) is a double blind peer reviewed online journal, publishing research and scholarly reports from the broad areas of educational and developmental psychology. The journal aims to attract publication from a diversity of theoretical and methodological perspectives, encompassing research and scholarship relevant to understanding the learning processes across all age groups and across all educational settings. The Editors may on occasion invite papers for a special thematic issue.
Current Research in Social Psychology (CRISP) is a peer reviewed electronic journal publishing theoretically driven, empirical research in major areas of social psychology. Publication is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Group Processes at the University of Iowa, which provides free access to its contents. Authors retain copyright for their work. CRISP is permanently archived at the Library of the University of Iowa and at the Library of Congress. Beginning in April, 2000, Sociological Abstracts publishes the abstracts of CRISP articles.
Edo Journal of Counselling, the official publication of Edo Chapter of Counselling Association of Nigeria publishes original well researched and well-articulated papers/articles on all issues relating to counselling and psychology that use a variety of appropriate approaches to the conduct of theoretical, empirical and experimental research and inquiry.
Behaviour and Social Issues is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary scientific journal which serves as a primary scholarly outlet for articles that advance the analysis of human social behaviour, particularly with regard to understanding and influencing significant social problems. The journal is particularly interested in publishing work related to issues with social justice, human rights, and sustainability implications, but all serious social issues are of interest. Articles considered for publication should be grounded in behaviour analytic and behavioural systems science. (Before submitting, please go to "About" on the menu above reviewing the Focus and Scope of the journal).
The Interamerican Journal of Psychology (IJP) is published since 1967 by the Interamerican Society of Psychology. It is the policy of the journal to publish the current developments of Interamerican Psychology under both the theoretical and the applied and professional perspective; doing this, the journal aims to promote communication and cooperation among psychologists from the different Interamerican Countries.
The International Journal of Comparative Psychology is sponsored by the International Society for Comparative Psychology. It is a peer-reviewed open-access digital journal that publishes studies on the evolution and development of behaviour in all animal species. It accepts research articles and reviews, letters and audio-visual submissions.
The International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy (IJP&PT, ISSN 1577-7057) is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes empirical and theoretical contributions in any of the areas of Psychology. IJP&PT is opened to contributions in Spanish and English languages that are reviewed by a prestigious Editorial Board with selected researchers, academics, and professionals.
The Journal of European Psychology Students (JEPS) is an open-access, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal for psychology students worldwide. JEPS is run by highly motivated European psychology students and has been publishing since 2009. By ensuring that authors are always provided with extensive feedback, JEPS gives psychology students the chance to gain experience in publishing and to improve their scientific skills. Furthermore, JEPS provides students with the opportunity to share their research and to take a first step toward a scientific career.
Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (JIACAM) is a peer reviewed online journal. Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals (http://www.icmje.org) will be followed. JIACAM accepts original articles, review articles, case reports, conference announcements, and summary of trials, letters to the editor and conference reports.
The SA Journal of Industrial Psychology (SAJIP) provides a forum for cutting-edge, peer reviewed research in all fields related to investigations into the ways in which the individual can balance their daily activities (socially, culturally or linguistically) against the larger context of corporate, organizational and institutional values.
The Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology (RJAP) is an Open Access peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the dissemination of research results and theory in all fields of psychology. RJAP publishes empirical papers, literature reviews, meta-analyses, case-studies and methodological papers. RJAP is oriented towards scholarly work done by researchers and practitioners. Special attention is given to articles focusing on a variety of phenomena with an applied emphasis, with both prevention and intervention as their focus. Articles are encouraged from all areas of applied psychology including, but not limited to, work and organizational psychology, personality, occupational health, cross-cultural, educational, developmental, health, and environmental psychology.
The International Journal of Educational Psychology (IJEP) is an Open Access journal which has as its main objective the publication of top research in the area of educational psychology which seeks to be applied in a variety of educational contexts, formal and informal, involving different education levels, individuals and groups of all ages. The articles published in IJEP deal with problems that are relevant for the international scientific and education communities, and their contributions serve as scientific tools to improve educational processes and outcomes. A second objective of IJEP is the publication of theoretical articles that advance the literature in educational psychology, opening new lines of research in the field.
Comparative Cognition and Behavior Reviews is a journal dedicated to best practices in ethical matters related to publication. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the principal responsibilities of the editors and editorial board. Any type of unethical behavior is unacceptable. Authors assert that all manuscript contents represent original or appropriately recognized scholarship. Plagiarism will result in the rejection of a manuscript. The duties outlined below for editors, authors, and reviewers are derived from the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors.
American Journal of Computer Science and Engineering Survey (AJCSES) is a peer review open access journal publishing the state of the art research in computer science and engineering survey. American Journal of Computer Science and Engineering Survey (AJCSES) is devoted to the publication referred papers on cutting-edge research in all the scientific areas of Computer Engineering and novel insights into its technology. Journal intends to provide its researchers, practitioners and academics the latest and remarkable researches made by different scientists and industrial experts by providing free access to the published articles.
The AIRCC's International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering Survey (IJCSES) is devoted to fields of Computer Science and Engineering surveys, tutorials and overviews. The IJCSES is a peer-reviewed, open access scientific journal published in electronic form as well as print form. The journal will publish research surveys, tutorials and expository overviews in computer science and engineering. Articles from supplementary fields are welcome, as long as they are relevant to computer science and engineering.
The Vietnam Journal of Computer Science is a fully sponsored, peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. The journal is an archival journal serving the academic research community by publishing high-quality scientific articles that present methods, techniques, tools, implementations, and applications of research. In particular the journal welcomes articles that highlight advances in the use of computer science methods and technologies for solving tasks in management, industry, engineering, administration, and education, and also evaluations of existing intelligent systems and tools, emphasizing comparative studies and user experiences.
American Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology (AJCSIT) is an intercontinental free access, peer reviewed journal. AJCSIT focuses on allocating a platform and persuading transpire intellectuals and academicians worldwide to share their academic and professional knowledge in the subjects of Computer Science, Engineering, and Technology. AJCSIT also targets to outstretch to a huge number of audiences across the world with authentic and cutting-edge research findings accomplished on the requisite issues of the above salient disciplines. Besides only research discussions, book reviews, best quality technical points, review articles, and surveys from professionals in the field to encourage instinctive understanding of the state-of-the-art and trends-in-technology are also highly encouraged. It is an avenue for scientists and operational engineers indulged in all facets of Computer Science and Information Technology to publish quality research papers.
Computers (ISSN 2073-431X) is an international, open access journal which provides an advanced forum for computer sciences. It publishes reviews, regular research papers and short communications. Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish their experimental and theoretical results in as much detail as possible. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. The full experimental details must be provided so that the results can be reproduced.
Computers is an international scientific open access journal of computer science, including computer and network architecture and computer–human interaction as its main foci, published quarterly online by MDPI. The journal is free for readers, free publication after peer-review for well-prepared manuscripts and indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI – Web of Science), INSPEC (IET) and DBLP.
Open Computer Science is an open access, peer-reviewed journal. The journal publishes research results in the following fields: algorithms and complexity theory, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, networking and security systems, programming languages, system and software engineering, theoretical foundations of computer science. The mission of Open Computer Science is to become a premier publishing venue for researchers to communicate and promote their achievements to the worldwide scientific community. The journal is designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas between researchers from different countries.
The Computer Science Journal is published by the AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow Poland. The Editors of the Journal are members of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering. The Editorial Board consists of many renowned computer science researchers from all over the world. The first issue of the Journal was published in 1999. Currently, the Journal is published quarterly, with the main goal to create a forum for exchanging research experience for scientists specialized in different fields of computer science. Example areas of interest to the journal (but not restricted to) are: theoretical aspects of computer science, pattern recognition and processing, evolutionary algorithms, neural networks, database systems, knowledge engineering, automatic reasoning, computer networks management, distributed and grid systems, multi-agent systems, multimedia systems and computer graphics, natural language processing, soft-computing, embedded systems, adaptive algorithms, simulation.
The International Journal of Computer Science Issues (IJCSI) is a well-established and notable venue for publishing high quality research papers as recognised by various universities and international professional bodies. IJCSI is a refereed open access international journal for publishing scientific papers in all areas of computer science research. The purpose of establishing IJCSI is to provide assistance in the development of science, fast operative publication and storage of materials and results of scientific researches and representation of the scientific conception of the society. Most importantly, IJCSI aims at advancing traditional journals by introducing new features/programs to help scientists to expand in their respective research areas. The journal is indexed by: EBSCO Host, ProQuest, Google Scholar, Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE), CiteSeerX, SCIRUS and Docstoc, among others.
Information Technology Journal is a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum to the academics, scholars and advanced level students for exchanging significant information and productive ideas associated with information technology. Scope of the journal includes: strategy, infrastructure, human resources, sourcing system development and implementation, communications, technology developments, technology futures, national policies and standards.
African Journals Online (AJOL) is the world’s largest and pre-eminent collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals. Historically, scholarly information has flowed from North to South and from West to East. It has also been difficult for African researchers to access the work of other African academics. In partnership with hundreds of journals from all over the continent, AJOL works to change this, so that African-origin research output is available to Africans and to the rest of the world. AJOL’s Mission: to increase online visibility, access and use of African-published research output in support of quality African research and higher education. It provides free online hosting for over 500 peer-reviewed journals from 31 African countries, using open source software. AJOL’s partner journals cover the full range of academic disciplines with particularly strong sections on health, agriculture and African studies. AJOL hosts about 509 journals and 109,737 full texts.
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. It holds 10,728 Journals, 6,597 searchable at article level, and 2,019,594 articles from 136 Countries. DOAJ service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. The aim is to cover all subjects and languages to advance the frontier of research globally.
The free library offers free full-text versions of classic literary works from hundreds of celebrated authors, whose biographies, images, and famous quotations can also be found on the site. Meanwhile, the Free Library was recently expanded to include a massive collection of periodicals from hundreds of leading publications covering Business and Industry, Communications, Entertainment, health, humanities, law, government, politics, Recreation, Science and technology, as well as Social Sciences. It is an invaluable research tool and the fastest, easiest way to locate useful information on virtually any topic. Explore the site through a keyword search, or simply browse the enormous collection of Library classics and up-to-date periodicals to find exactly what you need.
The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is the World Bank’s new repository for its research outputs and knowledge products. Through the OKR, the World Bank collects, disseminates, and permanently preserve its intellectual output in digital form.
INFOCOMP is a Computer Science Journal with mission to publish original research articles that provide significant improvements, theoretical and/or application case studies, from research ideas and application results.
The Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR) provides an international forum for the electronic and paper publication of high-quality scholarly articles in all areas of machine learning. All published papers are freely available online. JMLR has a commitment to rigorous yet rapid reviewing. Final versions are published electronically (ISSN 1533-7928) immediately upon receipt. Until the end of 2004, paper volumes (ISSN 1532-4435) were published 8 times annually and sold to libraries and individuals by the MIT Press. Paper volumes (ISSN 1532-4435) are now published and sold by Microtome Publishing.
SDRP Journal of Computer Science is an Open Access journal accessible for free on the Internet. Publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of Computer Science. The journal aims to maintain a rapid editorial procedure and a rigorous peer-review system. The submitted articles are peer-reviewed within approximately 15 days of submission and the accepted articles are published on the internet immediately upon receiving the final versions. The Journal accepts all kind of papers such as original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc.
Accounting is the system, a company uses to measure its financial performance by nothing and classifying all the transactions like sales, purchases, assets, and liabilities in a manner that adheres to certain accepted standard formats. It helps to evaluate a Company’s past performance, present condition, and future prospects. Marketing is the process by which companies determine what products or services may be of interest to customers, and the strategy to use in sales, communications and business development.
Open Journal of Accounting (OJAcct) is an international journal dedicated to the latest advancement of all areas of accounting. The goal of this journal is to provide a platform for scientists and academicians all over the world to promote, share, and discuss various new issues and developments in different areas of accounting.
of Accounting and Economics encourages the application of economic theory to the
explanation of accounting phenomena.
It provides a forum for the publication of the highest quality manuscripts
which employ economic analyses of
accounting problems. A wide range of methodologies and topics are encouraged
The role of accounting within the firm; The information content and role of accounting numbers in capital markets; The role of accounting in financial contracts and in monitoring agency relationships; The determination of accounting standards; Government regulation of corporate disclosure and/or the Accounting profession; The theory of the accounting firm.
The aims of The International Journal of Accounting are to advance the academic and professional understanding of accounting theory and practice from an international perspective and viewpoint. The journal recognizes that international accounting is influenced by a variety of forces i.e. governmental, political and economical. The journal attempts to assist in the understanding of the present and potential ability of accounting to aid in the recording and interpretation of international economic transactions
Accounting, Organizations & Society is a major international journal concerned with all aspects of the relationship between accounting and human behaviour, organizational structures and processes, and the changing social and political environment of the enterprise. Its unique focus covers such topics as: the social role of accounting, social accounting, social audit and accounting for scarce resources; the provision of accounting information to employees and trade unions and the development of participative information systems; processes influencing accounting innovations and the social and political aspects of accounting standard setting; behavioural studies of the users of accounting information; information processing views of organizations, and the relationship between accounting and other information systems and organizational structures and processes; organizational strategies for designing accounting and information systems; human resource accounting; cognitive aspects of accounting and decision-making processes, and the behavioural aspects of budgeting, planning and investment appraisal.
Critical Perspectives on Accounting aims to provide a forum for the growing number of accounting researchers and practitioners who realize that conventional theory and practice is ill-suited to the challenges of the modern environment, and that accounting practices and corporate behavior are inextricably connected with many allocative, distributive, social, and ecological problems of our era. From such concerns, a new literature is emerging that seeks to reformulate corporate, social, and political activity, and the theoretical and practical means by which we apprehend and affect that activity.
Management Accounting Research aims to serve as a vehicle for publishing original scholarly work in the field of management accounting. The Journal welcomes original research papers using archival, case, experimental, field, survey or any other relevant empirical method, as well as analytical modelling, framework or thought pieces, substantive review articles, and shorter papers such as comments or research notes subject to peer review. The Journal provides an international forum for the dissemination of original scholarly contributions drawing on any relevant source discipline suitable to examine and elicit novel implications for management accounting practices or systems in use in any type of organization globally.
The British Accounting Review (Impact Factor: 2.135. ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 14/96 (Business Finance)) is pleased to publish original scholarly papers across the whole spectrum of accounting and finance. The journal is eclectic and pluralistic and contributions are welcomed across a wide range of research methodologies (e.g. analytical, archival, experimental, survey and qualitative case methods) and topics (e.g. financial accounting, management accounting, finance and financial management, auditing, public sector accounting, social and environmental accounting; accounting education and accounting history), evidence from UK and non-UK sources are equally acceptable. Each paper will be judged according to international standards within its topic area, the originality of its contribution, its relevance to development of the subject and its quality of exposition. All papers are subject to a minimum of double blind refereeing.
The Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation publishes articles which deal with most areas of international accounting including auditing, taxation and management accounting. The journal's goal is to bridge the gap between academic researchers and practitioners by publishing papers that are relevant to the development of the field of accounting. Submissions are expected to make a contribution to the accounting literature, including as appropriate the international accounting literature typically found in JIAAT and other primary US-based international accounting journals as well as in leading European accounting journals.
The Journal of Accounting Education (JAEd) is a refereed journal dedicated to promoting and publishing research on accounting education issues and to improving the quality of accounting education worldwide. The Journal provides a vehicle for making results of empirical studies available to educators and for exchanging ideas, instructional resources, and best practices that help improve accounting education. The Journal includes four sections: a Main Articles Section, a Teaching and Educational Notes Section, an Educational Case Section, and a Best Practices Section. Manuscripts published in the Main Articles Section generally present results of empirical studies, although non-empirical papers (such as policy-related or essay papers) are sometimes published in this section. Papers published in the Teaching and Educational Notes Section include short empirical pieces (e.g., replications) as well as instructional resources that are not properly categorized as cases, which are published in a separate Case Section. Note: as part of the Teaching Note accompany educational cases, authors must include implementation guidance (based on actual case usage) and evidence regarding the efficacy of the case vis-a-vis a listing of educational objectives associated with the case.
The scope of service provided by professional accountants is influenced by legislation and case law as well as the dictates of a variety of government and private sector agencies. These entities and self-regulatory organizations such as U.S. State Societies of CPAs and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and equivalent and emerging national bodies that exist in most developed and developing countries are among the emerging entities which attempt to coordinate the activities of professional accountants among sovereign nations. It is important for academics, students, practitioners, regulators and researchers to consider and study the role and relationship of such bodies with the practice and content of our discipline.
The Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics is dedicated to publishing high quality manuscripts that rigorously apply economics and legal theory to accounting/auditing with an emphasis on empirical research. While there is a special focus on issues relevant to the Asia-Pacific region, the Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics also encourages submissions from countries outside the Asia-Pacific region in the following major areas as related to accounting and auditing issues: financial contracts, corporate governance, capital markets, financial institutions and economics of organisations.
The objective of the Journal is to publish papers that make a fundamental and substantial contribution to the understanding of accounting phenomena. To this end, the Journal intends to publish papers that (1) synthesize an area of research in a concise and rigorous manner to assist academics and others to gain knowledge and appreciation of diverse research areas or (2) present high quality, multi-method, original research on a broad range of topics relevant to accounting, auditing and taxation. Topical coverage is broad and inclusive covering virtually all aspects of accounting. Consistent with the historical mission of the Journal, it is expected that the lead article of each issue will be a synthesis article on an important research topic.