Accountancy Business and the Public Interest

ISSN: 1745-7718

ISSN: 1745-7718

ISSN: 1745-7718

Accountancy Business and the Public Interest

An Introduction

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ABPI is committed to providing easy, timely and affordable article publication. We expect all submissions to adhere to our rigorous formatting and language requirements. Placing this responsibility on our author via our DIY submission process allows for many authors to publish with zero editing fees. Preliminary acceptance occurs when your article enters peer review, but comprehensive editorial review (and the assurance of publication) will not occur until the article is submitted for publication after peer review. Articles that exceed our author or reference limits or contain too many formatting and language errors identified during preliminary review will require an editing fee.

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Submission Guidelines

The article must be sent to the Issue Coordinator by e-mail (check the Call for Papers). The article is then made anonymous and reviewed by two referees (researchers in close related fields). Their comments are synthesized then sent to the author who must produce a revised version of his/her text within 4 to 6 weeks. If accepted by the coordinator, the article is then sent to the executive committee for a last check. The executive committee gives final acceptation (or sends back to the author for minor changes, or possible rejection).

ABPI may accept excerpts from a paper published elsewhere under the following conditions:

. the editor of the original publication must provide his/ her approval

. reference of this publication must be mentioned as footnote on the first page

. the text presented to ABPI must explain the interest of this new edition: either because new elements can be discussed, or have been up-dated, or it has been translated in another language, therefore accessible to new readership.

We greatly appreciate that you follow the specifications carefully.

Structure of the article:

Article length: Between 6000 and 8000 words maximum, including notes and bibliography.

Titles and paragraphs

The text needs to be typed with Word software 1997-2003:

– Font Times New Roman

– Format 12, Single Line spacing


Do not have ANY layout (with the exception of quotations*): the articles will be directly formatted by the Editorial Board and the in-house editor according to our specific design, therefore all previous styling increases the amount of work.This post is sponsored by our partners Wigs

*Quotations: – verbal quotation (interviews): in Italics

– quotation over 5 lines long: line feed

Typographic signs have to be harmonized (For example the author/ coordinator has to choose either «  or “, but standardize the signs)

It is necessary to take into account the following indications:


Definition of the subject: the author exposes in clear terms what is examined in the text. The reader must have a clear idea of the author’s perspective and field of research.

Central hypothesis: The author expresses in clear terms his/ her research hypothesis regarding the chosen subject, and his/ her theoretical perspectives.

The author must expose the outline of the article.

b) Exposition of methods: The author presents his/ her methodology. This exposition must be clear, detailed and relevant.

c) Fieldwork: the author must give a description of the fieldwork or types of data he/ she uses.


The development must follow the outline announced in the Introduction.

Clarity of argumentation: Ideas developed in the text must be clear and coherent; the argumentation must be convincing.

Example used by the author must be relevant and illustrate the argumentation.

Transition between paragraphs: transitions between paragraphs must contribute to the fluidity and coherence of the text.


An answer to the research questions or hypothesis: the author presents elements providing answers to questions raised in the main discussion (c.f. introduction).

Opening: the author opens up to new perspectives.


Comprehension: Make sure your tables and illustrations are understandable and appropriate

Title: Each table and illustration must have a title.

Caption: if necessary.

ABPI is concerned with the basic rules in ethics of publication and is therefore supporting the law on intellectual property. Every person publishing in ABPI (author, reviewer, guest editor) must accept and respect intellectual property and avoid plagiarism.

Following the COPE (Code of Conduct of Publication Editors, Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors : http://publicationethics.org/ ), the editorial committee will systematically screen the articles received by the editorial team, before sending them to peer review. The aim is to make sure that there is no overlap with other publications. Self-plagiarism will also be considered when authors omit to mention that they use part of previously published texts or material.

In case of plagiarism, the editorial team will contact the author(s) to discuss the case. The aim is to find a solution and avoid plagiarism in the revised version of the text.

In case plagiarism is not perceived by the program before publication, ABPI will first check the facts then apologize to the author who has been copied. Moreover the plagiarism will then be brought to institutional level, and the head of editorial board will contact the head of the institution where the plagiat-author is employed.