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China Accounting and Finance Review (CAFR)

Established in 1999 by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in collaboration with Tsinghua University, China Accounting and Finance Review (CAFR) is the first refereed journal of accounting and finance published in the Greater China Region. For more than 20 years, CAFR has been publishing original articles that have implications for accounting and finance issues in China. All subject areas in accounting and finance, and research methodologies, including empirical, analytical, behavioural, conceptual, or experimental, will be considered. 


Starting in 2019, CAFR puts its emphasis on disseminating accounting and finance research to the international community and is committed to publishing rigorous and relevant research on accounting and finance related to China and all regions outside China. CAFR has been rated "A" in the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List and indexed in the Australian Research Council (ARC) and American Economic Association's EconLit.


For our list of issues, please refer to the link below:



p-ISSN: 1029-807X
e-ISSN: 2307-3055
Issues per year: 4


Prof. Qiang Wu
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong, China


Consulting Editors

Prof. C. S. Agnes Cheng
University of Oklahoma - USA

Prof. Iftekhar Hasan
Fordham University - USA

Prof. Xuan Tian
Tsinghua University  - China

Prof. Laurence Van Lent
Frankfurt School - Germany



Dr Mark Anderson
University of Calgary - Canada

Prof. Kee-Hong Bae
York University - Canada

Prof. Jie (Jay) Cao
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong, China

Prof. Xiaofang Chen
Wuhan University of Techology - China

Prof. Junxiong Fang
Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics - China

Prof. Bill Francis
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - USA

Dr Guojin Gong
University of Connecticut - USA

Dr Thomas Hansen
Virginia Commonwealth University - USA

Dr Shawn Huang
Arizona State University - USA

Prof. Bin Ke
National University of Singapore - Singapore

Prof. Yongtae Kim
Santa Clara University - USA

Dr Yupeng Lin
National University of Singapore - Singapore

Prof. Connie X. Mao
Temple University - USA

Prof. Mujtaba Mian
Zayed University - UAE

Prof. Linda Myers
The University of Tennessee - USA

Dr Rachna Prakash
University of Mississippi - USA

Prof. Meijun Qian
Australian National University - Australia

Prof. Walid Saffar
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong, China

Prof. Katherine Schipper
Duke University - USA

Prof. Wei-Ling Song
Louisiana State University - USA

Prof. Nancy Su
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong, China

Prof. Avanidhar (Subra) Subrahmanyam
The University of California, Los Angeles - USA

Dr Kun Wang
Tsinghua University - China

Prof. M.H. Franco Wong
University of Toronto - Canada

Prof. Chaopeng Wu
Xiamen University - China

Dr Eliza Wu
University of Sydney - Australia

Prof. Xing Xiao
Tsinghua University - China

Prof. Xinpeng Xu
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong, China

Prof. Nianhang Xu
Renmin University of China - China

Prof. George Yang
The Chinese University of Hong Kong - China

Prof. Tong Yao
University of Iowa

Prof. Kangtao Ye
Renmin University of China - China

Dr Aaron Yoon
Northwestern University - USA

Prof. Xintong Zhan
Fudan University - China

Prof. Tianyu Zhang
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen - China

Dr Hao Zhang
Rochester Institute of Technology - USA

Dr Yijiang Zhao
American University - USA

Prof. Nan Zhou
University of Cincinnati 

Dr Luo Zuo
Cornell University - USA


Editorial Office

Editorial Office
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Hong Kong, China




CAFR welcomes submissions that fall within the editorial policy of the journal. Submitted articles must be written in English, and be readable, well-organised and in good writing style. Submissions are accepted on the understanding that they have not been published previously and that they are not under consideration by any other journal. The journal is published quarterly in March, June, September, and December of each year.


Submission of Manuscripts

Please refer to and follow the instructions under the tab 'Author guidelines'. 

Please direct all enquiries to CAFR Editorial Office. Email:

September, 2021
CAFR 2021 Virtual Annual Conference (Theme: ESG)

17 – 18 September 2021 (Friday and Saturday, Hong Kong Time)
16 – 17 September 2021 (Thursday and Friday, US Time)

November 28 and December 1, 2020
CAFR Fundamental Analysis Symposium

September 26-27, 2020
CAFR 2020 Virtual Annual Conference (Theme: Taxation)

January 2, 2020
CAFR Research Workshop (Theme: Global Development in Fintech and Its Implications to Accounting, Finance, and Law Research) (Preliminary Program)
San Diego, U.S.A.

September 24-25, 2019
The New Silk Road: Shared Prosperity through Cooperation
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

September 20-21, 2019
CAFR Knowledge Transfer Forum
Dongguan & Hong Kong, China

July 3-5, 2019
2019 Summer Research Boot Camp on Financial Intermediation and Markets
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

November 30, 2016
China Accounting and Finance Review (CAFR) 2016 Conference

May 15, 2015
The Joint China Accounting and Finance Review (CAFR) and Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance (JAAF) Conference




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