About the Journal

Overview

The Review of Business, Accounting & Finance (RBAF) (ISSN: 2635-0688) is an open-access, international, double-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the Fortune Publishing. It aims to promote excellence through dissemination of high-quality research findings, specialist knowledge, and discussion of professional issues that reflect the diversity of the related fields. The RBAF was operated online by a study group of Business School PhD Students in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

We publish six times a year (February, April, June, August, October and December), and do not charge any fee for either reviewing the paper or article processing charges (APCs). However, in relation to various expenses such as secretarial work, secondary anti-plagiarism, website maintenance, data storage, and indexing in different databases, we levy UK £160 for every accepted manuscript.

The RBAF exists to publish high quality research papers in business, accounting & finance and their related fields. The term business is understood in a wide variety of business decisions, processes and activities within the actual business setting. For example, it is concerned with the formal, information-based routines and procedures used by managers to maintain or alter patterns in organisational activities. Particular emphasis is placed on operational and strategic planning and control systems and the processes and techniques.

Operationally, the RBAF is intended to be a platform for interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners to disseminate information about contemporary issues in business, accounting & finance as well as related fields for example corporate finance, auditing, financial reporting, taxation, corporate governance, investments, capital markets, and business law. In addition, this journal is also devoted to exploring the links between management and governance through both theoretical analyses and empirical investigations to improve the understanding of all the rules, codes, principles, practices, processes, mechanisms, structure and relationships, as well as institutions, networks and individuals affecting the way firms and organisations are managed, administered and controlled.

Here we publish a diverse range of substantive theoretical and methodological debates as well as practical developments, regardless of the affiliations of the authors. We consider original research that utilises tools from basic disciplines such as economics, statistics, psychology, and sociology. It is strongly recommended that authors specifically address how their research addresses the current priority areas, for example using analytical, empirical archival, experimental, and field study methods. The journal is also interested in literature reviews and meta-analyses showcasing and promoting current academic research that make a significant contribution to literature.

The standard time for full peer review is typically around 5-16 weeks from receipt of a manuscript to an editor’s decision. If our internal editorial review concludes a manuscript is not suitable for full peer review, then we usually have a decision to authors within 10 days after submission of a manuscript.

 

Creative Commons licences

Open access articles in the RBAF are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. It provides an industry-standard framework to support easy re-use of open access material. Under Creative Commons licences, authors retain copyright of their articles. This means the licence allows readers to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to alter, transform, or build upon the material, including for commercial use, as long as the authors and original source are properly cited.

 

Benefits of open access

Open access publication can lead to:

  • Increased citation usage or reputation for authors
  • Faster impact
  • Greater public engagement
  • Accelerated discovery
  • Wider collaboration
  • Increased interdisciplinary conversation