The 22nd Annual Conference on Finance and Accounting

Faculty of Finance and Accounting
3-4 June 2021

Welcome to ACFA 2021

The Faculty of Finance and Accounting of Prague University of Economics and Business is delighted to host The 22nd Annual Conference on Finance and Accounting (ACFA 2021). The Conference takes place on 3-4 June 2021.

The Conference offers an opportunity for scholars to present both research-in-progress or almost finished papers. The Conference’s platform enables researches from all over the world to share their thoughts, visions, to discuss contemporary development in the field and get, thus, a valuable feedback. This could be useful for emerging researchers and especially for Ph.D. students, who can submit their papers for the special Ph.D. Track. Another benefit of being an ACFA participant are rich publication opportunities, including special issues in cooperation with the International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, the International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance or the European Financial and Accounting Journal. Alternatively, the authors may publish through conference proceedings.

We encourage both senior researchers and doctoral students to submit the paper to any of the Conference Scientific Sessions depending on their research interest.

We look forward to meeting all interested parties during the The 22nd Annual Conference on Finance and Accounting in June 2021.

David PROCHÁZKA

The ACFA Chair

Conference topics

  • Finance (not limited to):
    • Banking and insurance
    • Monetary theory
    • Public finance and taxation
    • Corporate finance and business evaluation
  • Accounting (not limited to):
    • Financial accounting
    • Management accounting
    • Auditing
  • Economic education

Deadlines

  • Conference dates: 3-4 June 2021
  • Submissions: 1 March 2021
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection for oral presentations: 10 April 2021
  • Payment of the conference fee: not later than 30 April 2021

Fees

The Conference fee covers all conference materials and refreshments during the event. The payment of the Conference fee is processed solely via Registration system. No cash payments will be accepted on the spot.

We apply the following fee policy:

  • Basic conference fee of 200 € (or 5,000 CZK) for all participants except for the Ph.D. students
  • No conference fee for the Ph.D. students, subject of meeting the qualifying conditions for the Ph.D. Track

The Conference fee is not refundable, if the participation is cancelled.

Publication options

In general, authors may choice among following (mutually exclusive) publication options:

Instructions for Special Issues

International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies (IJEPEE)

Authors opting for the publication in the IJEPEE Special Issue “Financial Sustainability in Emerging Economies” shall follow the specific procedures when submitting the paper:

  • the first draft of the paper (5-10 pages) in a pdf file shall be submitted by 1 March 2020 in the ACFA submission system; when submitting, please select the option “IJEPEE
  • the authors shall present the paper at the Conference
  • the Guest Editors will invite substantially extended versions of selected high-quality papers presented at the Conference for review and potential publication in the Special Issue
  • the corresponding author of an invited paper will submit the paper through the Inderscience submission system for the peer-review process; the papers submitted shall reflect the feedback received at the Conference
  • the upload to IJEPEE shall be made not later than on 31 August 2021
  • the first decision about the acceptance/review and resubmit/rejection will be made by 31 October 2021
  • the final versions will be due by 28 February 2022

Disclaimer: Please note that there is no guarantee for the being invited to submit the paper for the Special Issue, nor guarantee for publication. The Guest Editors will select only a limited number of high-quality papers. We encourage, therefore, the authors to submit only those papers having a realistic chance to meet the quality standards of the Journal.

Detail information on this Special issue can be found in the FLYER.

The authors of invited papers will receive further instructions after the conference.

 

International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance (IJMEF)

Authors opting for the publication in the IJMEF Special Issue “Financial Markets and Stabilisation Policies in Turbulent Times” shall follow the specific procedures when submitting the paper:

  • the first draft of the paper (5-10 pages) in a pdf file shall be submitted by 1 March 2020 in the ACFA submission system; when submitting, please select the option “IJMEF
  • the authors shall present the paper at the Conference
  • the Guest Editors will invite substantially extended versions of selected high-quality papers presented at the Conference for review and potential publication in the Special Issue
  • the corresponding author of an invited paper will submit the paper through the Inderscience submission system for the peer-review process; the papers submitted shall reflect the feedback received at the Conference
  • the upload to IJMEF shall be made not later than on 31 August 2021
  • the first decision about the acceptance/review and resubmit/rejection will be made by 31 October 2021
  • the final versions will be due by 28 February 2022

Disclaimer: Please note that there is no guarantee for the being invited to submit the paper for the Special Issue, nor guarantee for publication. The Guest Editors will select only a limited number of high-quality papers. We encourage, therefore, the authors to submit only those papers having a realistic chance to meet the quality standards of the Journal.

Detail information on this Special issue can be found in the FLYER.

The authors of invited papers will receive further instructions after the conference.

 

European Financial and Accounting Journal (EFAJ)

Authors opting for the publication in the EFAJ Special Issue Contemporary Challenges to European Finance and Accounting shall follow the specific procedures when submitting the paper:

  • the first draft of a paper in a pdf file shall be submitted by 1 March 2020 in the ACFA submission system; when submitting, please select the option “EFAJ
  • the authors shall present the paper at the Conference
  • the Editorial Board will invite selected papers presented at the Conference for review and potential publication in the Special Issue
  • the author(s) of an invited paper will submit the paper through the EFAJ’s submission system for the peer-review process; the paper submitted shall reflect the feedback received at the Conference
  • the upload to EFAJ shall be made not later than on 15 July 2021
  • the first decision about the acceptance/review and resubmit/rejection will be made by 15 September 2021
  • the final versions will be due by 31 October 2021
  • the publication of accepted papers is expected by the end of 2021 or at the beginning of 2022

Disclaimer: Please note that there is no guarantee for the publication. The Editorial Board will select only those papers complying with the publication standards of the journal.

Detail information on this Special issue can be found in the FLYER.

The authors of invited papers will receive further instructions after the conference.

Formatting guidelines

There are no specific requirements on formatting. In any case, all submissions should be uploaded solely in the pdf format and they shall not contain any personal identification of the author(s).

Conference proceedings
  • The paper’s length is expected to be between 10-15 pages; the paper can be prepared using the sample paper
International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies & International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance
  • There are no specific requirements on the first draft of a paper (except for the length of 5-10 pages in an anonymous pdf file).
European Financial and Accounting Journal
  • There are no specific requirements on the first draft of a paper, except for an anonymous pdf file.
  • However, to speed up the process, authors may already follow the instructions for the authors published on the EFAJ’s website

Review Process

Disclaimer:

Following peer-review policy solely applies to decide whether a submission is allowed for oral presentation at the Conference. The review process for the journals will be run separately according to the requirements and standards of these journals and will be based on the assessment of the full paper being submitted to the submission system of a given journal.

Please note that the acceptance of a submission for oral presentation at the ACFA neither guarantees the invitation for the submission for the special issues nor the acceptance of the full paper by the corresponding journal.

 

All submissions will be peer reviewed before being accepted for the oral presentation at the Conference

  • All submissions are subject to double-blind review process
  • There are five assessed criteria: (a) specification of the aim and its fulfilment; (b) methodological soundness; (c) work with literature; (d) coherence of findings, arguments and conclusions; (e) contribution.
  • For each criterion, a reviewer assigns mark from 1 (the best) to 5 (the worst)
  • All criteria are equally weighted for final score
  • A submission is accepted for oral presentation, if both reviewers evaluate the paper by mark 3 and better (i.e. the final score has to be between 1.0 to 3.0)

The review process follows the standards as defined by The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Ethics

The authors are expected to follow publication and ethical standards as defined by The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Registration Procedure
  • All participants has to register via Registration system
  • The submissions are uploaded into the Registration system only by the corresponding author to avoid any double submission of the same (draft of) paper
  • Format of the submission:
    • the version for peer-review evaluation – pdf file, no identification of authors
Registration System
  • Registration system includes:
    • identification data of the author and co-author(s)
    • on-line 3D Secure-gate for the payment of conference fee
    • invoice
    • Letter of  Invitation/Confirmation

Disclaimer: The Letter of  Invitation/Confirmation generated by the Registration System is designed only for those participants who need to obtain a visa or need a confirmation for their sending university. It will be generated by the system once the paper is accepted for presentation. If you are co-author not uploading the paper into the system, contact the conference chair to prepare invitation separately.

The organisers do not cover any fees and other expenses related to anyone’s participation in the Conference.

Scientific Committee

Leoš VÍTEK, Chairman, Vice-dean for the Research at the Faculty of Finance and Accounting, Prague University of Economics and Business

Karel JANDA, Charles University and Prague University of Economics and Business

Martin MANDEL, Prague University of Economics and Business

Jan PAVEL, Prague University of Economics and Business

Petr TEPLÝ, Prague University of Economics and Business

Jan-Hendrik MEIER, University of Applied Sciences, Kiel

Juraj NEMEC, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica

Danuše NERUDOVÁ, Mendel University in Brno

Jinhan PAE, Korea University Business School

Marco TALIENTO, University of Foggia

Organising Committee

David PROCHÁZKA, Chairman, Prague University of Economics and Business

Jiří PELÁK, ICT Coordinator, Prague University of Economics and Business

Guest Editors

Sagi AKRON, University of Haifa

Karel BRŮNA, Prague University of Economics and Business

Piotr FISZEDER, Nicolaus Copernicus University

Peter MOLNÁR, University of Stavanger

David PROCHÁZKA, Prague University of Economics and Business

PhD Track

Doctoral students submit their papers (for any of the Scientific sessions) to the Special PhD Track.

The benefits of the PhD Track :

  • No conference fee
  • Nomination for The Best Doctoral Paper Award
  • Extended feedback on submitted papers

The conditions to qualify for the PhD Track:

  • Doctoral student has to be the main author of the paper and is supposed to present the paper in person
  • Any participating co-author, if not a PhD student, has to pay the conference fee
  • Student proves his/her status (confirmation by the university etc.) at the Registration Desk

Venue

The Conference takes place in the main campus of the Prague University of Economics and Business.

More information about the University can be obtained HERE.

Address:

Prague University of Economics and Business

Nám. W. Churchilla 4 130 67 Prague 3

Public transport:

The campus can be reached by tram No. 5, 9, 15, 26 (station Husinecká) or by bus No. 135 (station Náměstí W. Churchilla). A single ticket costs 32 CZK (approximately 1,20 €); a 24-hour ticket costs 110 CZK (approximately 4 €). Tickets can be bought in yellow machines at tram/bus/metro stations or at tobacconist’s. More information on Prague public transport here.

Highlights

Conference History

Originally, the Conference was focused exclusively on the doctoral students. It was the largest conference in the CEE region solely oriented on the presentation of research in finance and accounting by Ph.D. students. The feedback obtained by the participation at the Conferences contributed to the development and improvement of their working papers. Ph.D. students were consequently able to succeed in publishing their research in high-quality scientific journals (incl. those published by Nature).

From 2015, the Conference broadens its scope to all researchers independent on their academic status. We believe that interaction between emerging researchers and experienced scholars may be beneficial for both groups.

As in previous years, the PhD students will be contesting for The Best Doctoral Paper Award.

Winners of The Best Doctoral Paper Award

Proceedings & Photogallery