Editorial Note (May 2010)
We are delighted to report that APJAE has been included in the Thomson Reuters Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). We would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to former and current editorial board members for their support and input in building the Journal into a well-respected forum for scholars in accounting, economics and finance. We will continue to dedicate our efforts in further improving the quality of published papers and their citation impact factors, as well as providing a forum for quality academic research and innovative ideas.
Earlier this year, the editorial board has been reshuffled in a regular exercise. C.S. Agnes Cheng of Louisiana State University has joined us as Editor for our North America Office.
In addition, the following scholars have joined us as Associate Editors: Srinidhi Bin of City University of Hong Kong, Lawrence D. Brown of Georgia State University, Carol Ann Frost of University of North Texas, Mozaffar Khan of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Inder K. Khurana of University of Missouri, and Jeong Bon Kim of City University of Hong Kong, Shu-Hsing Li of National Taiwan University, Ngo Van Long of McGill University, Raynolde Pereira of University of Missouri, John Wei of Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, and Franco Wong of University of Toronto.
We welcome them onboard and look forward to working with them closely.
Hong Hwang and Eden Yu
Editorial Note (February 2007)
We are delighted to announce that the publication of this issue of Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics (APJAE) marks the beginning of the collaboration between the City University of Hong Kong (CityU HK) and the National Taiwan University (NTU). As part of the Journal’s expansion plan, APJAE is scheduled to publish three issues (in April, August and December) this year, a 50% increase from last year, and the annual APJAE conference to be held this May is again expected to make a considerable contribution to the December issue.
In order to better handle the increasing number of manuscript submissions, especially in the area of accounting, we have invited several noted scholars to join us on the APJAE Editorial Board. Chi-Wen Jevons Lee of Tulane, Zhejiang and Tsinghua Universities has joined us as Editor and runs the journal’s North America editorial office. David Greenaway of Nottingham, James J. D. Wang of CityU HK, and Chi-Chun Liu, Ching-Sheng Mao and Taychang Wang of NTU have become our Associate Editors.
The expansion in the capacity of both the publication and the Editorial Board beginning in 2007 is in keeping with the Journal’s faithful dedication to innovative ideas and high quality academic research and its commitment to becoming a leading global journal in economics, finance and accounting.
Hong Hwang and Eden Yu
Editorial Note (2006)
I am pleased to announce that the National Taiwan University will join the City University of Hong Kong in the publication of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics (APJAE) starting from the year 2007 and that Professor Hong Hwang of the National Taiwan University will join me as Co-Editor of the journal and run a separate editorial office in Taipei.
On the latest development of APJAE, I am delighted to report that Professor Chi-Wen Jevons Lee of Tulane, Zhejiang and Tsinghua Universities has recently accepted our invitation to serve as APJAE's North America Editor.
On behalf of APJAE's editorial board, I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome three new editorial members from the National Taiwan University: Professor Chi-Chun Liu, Professor Ching-Sheng Mao and Professor Taychang Wang.
As a result of the new development, APJAE will begin publishing three issues a year starting 2007. The new publishing plan will see a new issue of APJAE published every April, August and December.
Inaugurated in 1994, the journal has since won substantial support among researchers in the Asia-Pacific region and throughout the world. Now with the National Taiwan University and Professor Hwang joining us at the helm, APJAE is all set to become a major international academic journal. The inter-university, inter-regional collaboration will further enhance the journals global position as an important outlet for theoretical and empirical research in economics, finance and accounting.
APJAE is committed to expanding research frontiers and encourages submissions of high quality manuscripts with innovative ideas, particularly in the following areas: international trade and finance, industrial organization, transportation economics, strategic behavior, market structure, financial contracts, corporate governance, capital markets, and financial institutions.
I would like to thank the National Taiwan University for all their support and assistance in this collaboration. I look forward to working closely with Professor Hwang, Professor Lee, the newly appointed and existing editorial members in bringing APJAE to a new height.
Editorial Note (2005)
We are delighted to announce a new Editorial Board for the Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics (APJAE). The Board includes experts in the fields of accounting and economics, all of whom have proven track records of achievement in their respective disciplines. Since its inaugural publication in 1994, APJAE has emerged as one of the region's most respected publications, encompassing both accounting and economics. We intend to build on this tradition.
Over the years, APJAE has provided a platform for the advancement of knowledge and the pursuit of academic excellence. Many prominent scholars from Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Asia have published stimulating high quality articles comparable to those in leading journals in the field.
While maintaining its focus on contemporary developments in the broad areas of accounting and economics, the journal is now also committed to the expansion of research frontiers in the following specific areas within accounting, economics and finance: international trade and finance, industrial organization, transportation economics, strategic behavior, market structure, financial contracts, corporate governance, capital markets, and financial institutions.
This new beginning for APJAE comes with the intention of expanding the scope of the journal beyond the Asia-Pacific region. While the journal has its origin in Asia (home of the City University of Hong Kong), expanding its horizon will further enhance quality and make it a leading journal in the field. The journal will continue to provide an outlet for established and rising scholars to publish innovative and ground-breaking ideas.