Guide For Reviewer
Accounting and Finance Studies applied double-blind review (both author’s and reviewer’s information are kept confidential from each other) to the articles submitted except for editorials. We understand that review serves as an essential step in the whole publication process, therefore, we highly appreciate the role reviewers voluntarily undertook.
Reviews can be submitted through our online form or using the form we provide here.
All articles submitted to Journal Accounting and Finance Studies , except for editorials, are reviewed by two or more experts. Reviewers are required to provide recommendation whether a manuscript should be accepted, revised or rejected. We conduct plagiarism screening to every article, nevertheless, reviewers are expected to alert editor if they suspect any misconduct issues committed by authors.
Reviewers invited by the editors should reveal any potential conflict of interest they may have with respect to the manuscript or the authors. All likely personal, professional or financial conflicts of interest should be considered.
Reviewers are asked to provide detailed, constructive comments that will help both the editors make a decision on the publication and the author(s) to improve their manuscript. They should point out whether the work has serious flaws that preclude its publication, or whether additional experiments should be carried out or additional data should be collected to support the conclusions drawn.
When preparing the reports, we ask our reviewers to consider the following points:
- Originality and significance of presented work.
Reviewers are requested to comment on the originality of the manuscript and its significance for the scientific community. If the reviewed manuscript presents an unoriginal idea or similar work has been published previously, reviewers should give references.
- Experimental or theoretical approach to the discussed problem(s)
Reviewers are requested to discuss the novelty of theoretical approaches and experimental methods presented in the manuscript.
- Strengths and weaknesses of the methods used
Reviewers should assess the appropriateness of the methods used. If necessary, technical aspects of the paper, such as the statistical analyses, should be commented. Reviewers should provide suggestions for the improvement that will result in the enhancement of the quality of the manuscript.
- Reliability of the results and validity of the conclusions
Reviewers are requested to comment on the reliability of the results and consider whether the conclusion(s) drawn are supported by the data collected.
- Organization of the manuscript
Reviewers should comment whether the manuscript is easy to read and the arguments are described in a logical and understandable way. They should suggest improvements, if necessary.
- Discussion of the most relevant literature on the topic
Reviewers should comment on the relevance of literature cited in the manuscript. They should give reference to any important research not mentioned in the manuscript.
When revision of the manuscript is suggested, reviewers are asked to recommend which aspects of the work should be improved: better motivation for the research, additional data to confirm conclusions, better organization of the paper or the manuscript.
Please note that, if necessary, accepted manuscripts will undergo language editing by native English speakers. Incorrect grammar, style or punctuation should not constitute a sufficient reason to reject a paper if it is still intelligible for the reviewer and its content warrants publication from a scientific point of view.
Please do not distribute copies of the manuscript or use results contained in it. However, please feel free to show it to discuss it with knowledgeable colleagues and to consult them about the review. We would appreciate it if you could suggest alternative reviewers that suitable for the discussed topics.
Please return your report within the specified deadline or inform the Editor as soon as possible if you are not able to do so. You can submit your review via online submission system [http://profesionalmudacendekia.com/index.php/afs/about/submissions] or by email [firstname.lastname@example.org].