International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Richard Fairchild
ISSN online: 1753-1977
ISSN print: 1753-1969
4 issues per year
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IJBAF publishes research focusing on behavioural issues in accounting and finance across financial markets, corporate or governmental contexts in different countries. IJBAF welcomes theoretical or empirical papers demonstrating how human behaviour affects accounting or finance or vice-versa. The scope of the journal is broad. It includes behavioural research in major disciplines in accounting such as financial accounting, management accounting, and auditing, and in finance such as corporate, investments and financial markets.


 Topics covered include

  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Human information processing
  • Behavioural issues in financial accounting, management accounting and auditing
  • Behavioural issues in corporate financing, investment, and mutual funds
  • Investors' behaviour and sentiments
  • Calendar effects and other anomalies in financial markets
  • Fundamental and non-fundamental equilibria in financial markets
  • Gender issues in finance and accounting
  • Behavioural implications of corporate governance systems
  • Experimental studies in accounting and finance
  • Survey analysis
  • Game theory

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IJBAF aims to be a leading journal for publishing original papers reporting the results of research that address behavioural issues in accounting or finance. The term 'behavioural issues' is interpreted widely and includes but is not limited to economic, managerial, psychological and social issues underpinning individuals, groups, organisations, financial markets, and society. The majority of the papers in IJBAF employ empirical methods (econometric or experimental) as a central feature of their research design. Alternative research methods such as case studies will be considered where these are appropriate for the research question. Commentaries or discussions of previously published papers are also welcome but these would usually be shorter papers.

  • Educational institutes around the world (e.g., universities, polytechnics, colleges)
  • Public and university libraries
  • Financial institutions and banks around the world
  • Professional bodies in accounting and finance


IJBAF publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries, and news. Special Issues devoted to important topics in behavioural accounting and finance will occasionally be published.



Browse issues

Vol. 5
Vol. 4
Vol. 3
Vol. 2
Vol. 1


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Editor in Chief

  • Fairchild, Richard, University of Bath, UK


    • Crawford, Ian, University of Bath, UK

    Associate Editors

    • Chelley-Steeley, Patricia, Aston University, UK
    • Rathinasamy, Rathin S., Ball State University, USA
    • Steeley, James M., Aston University, UK

    Regional Editors

    • Guney, Yilmaz, University of Hull, UK
    • Mai, Yiyuan, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

    Editorial Board Members

    • Abate, Guido, University of Brescia, Italy
    • Abdallah, Abed Al-Nasser, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
    • Abdallah, Wissam, Cardiff University, UK
    • Ackert, Lucy F., Kennesaw State University, USA
    • Ashton, John, Bangor University, UK
    • Barone, Elisabetta, King's College London, UK
    • Basili, Marcello, University of Siena, Italy
    • Bregn, Kirsten, Roskilde University, Denmark
    • Chatterjee, Sris, Fordham University, USA
    • Chen, Xiaohua, University of Bath, UK
    • Chowdhury, Reza, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
    • Church, Bryan K., Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
    • Coakley, Jerry, University of Essex, UK
    • Cooper, Philip, University of Bath, UK
    • Corter, James E., Columbia University, USA
    • Cumming, Douglas J., York University, Canada
    • De Bondt, Werner, DePaul University, USA
    • Drouvelis, Michalis, University of Birmingham, UK
    • Duxbury, Darren, Newcastle University Business School, UK
    • Eshraghi, Arman, University of Edinburgh, UK
    • Gervais, Simon, Duke University, USA
    • Goodwin, Paul, University of Bath, UK
    • Gordon, Cameron, University of Canberra, Australia
    • Gounopoulos, Dimitrios, University of Sussex, UK
    • Hassan, Mostafa Kamal, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
    • Hudson, Robert, Newcastle University, UK
    • Ismail, Ahmad, The American University of Beirut, Lebanon
    • Kleinman, Gary, Montclair State University, USA
    • Kluger, Brian D., University of Cincinnati, USA
    • Kostyuk, Alexander, National Bank of Ukraine, Ukraine
    • Krause, Andreas, University of Bath, UK
    • Lucey, Brian, Trinity College, Ireland
    • Mansour, Walid, University of Sousse, Tunisia, and Research Affiliate, USA
    • Marnet, Oliver, Aberystwyth University, UK
    • Muradoglu, Gulnur, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
    • Pradhan, Roli, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT), India
    • Ricciardi, Victor, Social Science Research Network, USA
    • Saad, Mohsen, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
    • Summers, Barbara, University of Leeds, UK
    • Taffler, Richard, Edinburgh University, UK
    • Tourani-Rad, Alireza, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand


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    • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
    • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
    • All our articles are refereed through a double-blind process.
    • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
    • There are no fees for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.


    Submission process


    All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.

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