China Accounting and Finance Review

, 17:9

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How to Make Finance Scholarship More Creative and Equitable: An Author’s Suggestions to Editors and Referees *


Editing high-quality finance journals is challenging, and it also requires careful thought on the optimal governance processes required to ensure equity, particularly given the large number of submissions to these journals. Enhancing and maintaining incentives for authors to be creative is also important. In this paper, I discuss issues arising from subjectivity in referees’ reports in finance journals and present a list of editorial suggestions that might improve authors’ experiences and enhance the quality of submissions to these journals.


Rejection Rate Finance Journal Proprietary Data Incremental Contribution Creative Energy