Accounting and Finance Working Paper Series

The DMU Accounting and Finance Working Paper series is open for submission to both internal and external researchers. Authors interested in submitting papers for consideration should read the submission guidelines.

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Disclaimer: The views expressed in the papers in the series represent those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the department or the University.

No 3
Environmental accounting in China: the case of a medium sized Chinese state owned enterprise
John Margerison (September 2014)

No 2
A Semiotic approach to evaluating the quality and veracity of CSR reporting
Kemi C Yekini, Leigh Burrowsand Kamil Omoteso (July 2014)

No 1
Ownership Structure, Cash Constraints and Investment Behaviour in Russian Firms
Tullio Buccellato, Gian Fazio, Yulia Rodionova (July 2012)

Submission Procedure


The Working Paper series reflect various interests in Accounting, Banking and Finance. Working papers should be full papers. Your paper should be unpublished research work. Publication through the DMU Accounting and Finance Working Paper series does not prohibit you seeking publication in other working papers series. Papers are available online, and will not be made available in print. The Working Paper series is intended to disseminate papers that are “ready for submission” to peer-reviewed journals.

Submission details

Submissions should be emailed to Dr. Albert Danso
Please make sure you include the following information on a cover page of the submission:

  • Title
  • Authors and institutions
  • Abstract (250 words maximum)
  • Keywords
  • JEL Classification
  • Contact information for the corresponding author
  • Acknowledgements

The main body of the text should begin on a page separate to the information contained in the cover page.  Papers will be posted to the Working Paper Series in PDF. Submissions can be made in PDF, Word, Scientific Word or LaTeX.

Article classification

Authors must categorize their paper as part of submission process. The category which most closely describes their paper should be selected from the list below.

Research paper. This category covers papers which report on any type of research undertaken by the author(s). The research may involve the construction or testing of a model or framework, action research, testing of data, market research or surveys, empirical, scientific or clinical research.

Viewpoint. Any paper, where content is dependent on the author's opinion and interpretation, should be included in this category; this also includes journalistic pieces.

Technical paper. Describes and evaluates technical products, processes or services.

Conceptual paper. These papers will not be based on research but will develop hypotheses. The papers are likely to be discursive and will cover philosophical discussions and comparative studies of others' work and thinking.

Case study. Case studies describe actual interventions or experiences within organizations. They may well be subjective and will not generally report on research. A description of a legal case or a hypothetical case study used as a teaching exercise would also fit into this category.

Literature review. It is expected that all types of paper cite any relevant literature so this category should only be used if the main purpose of the paper is to annotate and/or critique the literature in a particular subject area. It may be a selective bibliography providing advice on information sources or it may be comprehensive in that the paper's aim is to cover the main contributors to the development of a topic and explore their different views.

General review. This category covers those papers which provide an overview or historical examination of some concept, technique or phenomenon. The papers are likely to be more descriptive or instructional ("how to" papers) than discursive.

Tables and Figures

Please ensure the figures and the tables included in the single file are placed next to the relevant text in the manuscript, rather than at the bottom or the top of the file. The corresponding caption should be placed directly below the figure or table.


References to other publications must be in Harvard style and carefully checked for completeness, accuracy and consistency.  You should cite publications in the text: (Danso, 2017) using the first named author's name or (Danso and Lancastle, 2017) citing both names of two, or (Danso et al., 2017), when there are three or more authors.  At the end of the paper, a reference list in alphabetical order should be supplied: E.g. Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", Journal Name, volume issue, pages. e.g. Danso, A. and Lancastle, N. (2017), "Firm Level performance", Journal of  Finance, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 72-80.

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