Call for Papers
2013 Journal of Business Finance and Accounting Capital Markets Conference

May 28-30, 2013, Kenan-Flagler Business School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

We are delighted to announce that the 2013 JBFA Capital Markets Conference will be held at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The editors are grateful to the KPMG Foundation and Wiley-Blackwell for their continuing sponsorship of this event.

We welcome submissions of papers in any of the areas covered by the aims and scope of the journal including capital markets research in accounting, the causes and consequences of corporate disclosure, corporate finance and corporate governance. Papers adopting novel empirical methods, such as computational linguistic analysis of narrative disclosures, social network analysis in relation to corporate finance and governance, and novel datasets (for example, data relating to the determinants of the subsidiary structure choices of large corporate entities) will be especially welcome. For general information concerning JBFA, please visit:

In general, we normally would expect empirical papers in JBFA to focus on entity level analysis using firm-level or investor-level data. Further, such papers are expected to be theoretically well motivated. Original papers to be considered for the conference should be submitted strictly no later than 31st October 2013. Submissions to the conference will be treated as submissions to JBFA, and should not be under review with any other journal. All papers will be refereed and decisions on accepted papers will be conveyed to authors by the end of January 2013. Subject to satisfactory revision, accepted conference papers will be published in a Special Issue of JBFA in the first issue of the journal in 2014 and will appear online in Wiley-Blackwell's JBFA Early View before the end of 2013. Hotel accommodation for the Tuesday (Early bird) and Wednesday nights of the Conference will be provided for one author of each selected paper. All conference participants will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

Manuscripts should be submitted via the JBFA electronic editorial office at: A submission fee of $165 is required. The submission fee is waived for Editorial Board members. Please indicate that the paper is a conference submission by selecting the appropriate option during the submission process.

Posted 6/25/12