Editorial Policy

Editorial Policy

 The Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting (QJFA) has been newly reorganized by Creighton University Heider College of Business.  It is publishing new papers that have been accepted by the current Editors.  The QJFA has over a 50-year history starting as the Nebraska Journal of Economics and Business, changing to the Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, and evolving into the QJFA, originally published by University of Nebraska Lincoln.  Creighton University has taken over the responsibility for publishing the QJFA and has appointed us as its Co-Editors.  We are no longer focused on replication studies.  We have completely revamped the editorial board and changed the scope and objectives of the QJFA.  We have repositioned the QJFA as a general interest journal with a core focus on original finance, economics and accounting research papers.  We will also consider excellent current survey articles in the above mentioned areas.

As Co-Editors of QJFA, we will strive to publish high quality papers that will help to advance the state of knowledge in the profession.  We recognize that the production of knowledge in finance, economics, accounting and related fields has a finite life span.  We therefore explicitly aim to fill a gap in the profession between papers that are published in the highest tiered journals and good papers that go unpublished by providing authors with a fast turnaround time for their papers.  We will make a decision on your paper within 180 days or your submission fee will be returned.  In some cases, if we feel that the paper does not fit within the scope of our journal, we will return your submission fee without the paper having had an external review.  To ensure that the highest standards are adhered to authors should ensure that papers uploaded on the QJFA portal are checked for factual accuracy, up to date references and that the submitted documents are professional in nature.

From time to time we will commission QJFA Special Issues which will be edited by Guest Editors who will have full responsibility for these volumes.  All the papers in a Special Issue will revolve around a central theme.  Special Issues will cover hot topics that are trending or topics that will fill a gap in our regular issues coverage.

The views and opinions expressed in articles published in the QJFA are those of the individual authors and do not represent those of Creighton University, the Heider College of Business, or individual staff members.