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Journal overview

The South African Journal of Accounting Research (SAJAR) publishes peer-reviewed original research papers, notes and commentaries that address issues relevant to accounting academics and professional accountants in Southern Africa and elsewhere. This includes areas of interest in the study and practice of financial accounting, auditing, taxation, financial management, management accounting, finance, ethics and information systems. Research papers should be analytical and contribute to knowledge in the field. They may be empirically-based (including survey and case study methods) or review- and theoretically-based. Notes and commentaries should meet all the criteria for good quality research, however, their interest and topicality may compensate for a less rigorous pursuit of the research problem. Notes and commentaries would typically be shorter than research papers.

To provide a balanced presentation, contributions are welcomed from the fields mentioned above and from related areas, such as environmental accounting, corporate law, corporate governance and accounting education. These fields may be approached from a wide variety of perspectives, such as the behavioural, technological, institutional, organisational, regulatory, societal, educational or environmental. Manuscripts that pass the initial screening are sent for evaluation based on the double blind peer-review procedure.

The South African Journal of Accounting Research is abstracted and/or indexed in Scopus, the Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), the Chartered Association of Business Schools UK (ABS Guide), the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC List), and the South African Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

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