Call for Papers – CAFR Special Issue Conference 2023

The Role of Accounting and Finance in Digital Economy

CAFR Special Issue Conference 2023 v.3

As digital changes continue to affect prevailing systems and procedures, many professions run a risk of becoming obsolete in the new global economy. While businesses are in a state of flux, the reporting language changes too. Accounting, the language of business, adapts to the volatile environment to satisfy stakeholders’ needs. With the development of digital technology, the digital economy has become a crucial driver of economic growth. To better understand how the digital economy has evolved, we offer a platform for discussions on the following topics:


  • Digitisation and accounting standards change

  • Management accounting in a digital economy

  • Corporate social responsibility in a digital economy

  • Financial risks in a digital economy

  • Digital economy and business environment


The China Accounting and Finance Review (CAFR) 2023 Special Issue Conference, jointly organised by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Jinan University, will be held at Jinan University in Guangzhou on 2 December 2023. Each conference presenter and discussant may be entitled to two nights’ accommodation and a maximum of USD 1,500 for reimbursing airfare and travel expenses.We particularly encourage the submission of theoretical and empirical papers that have clear implications for the role of accounting and finance in digital economy. We also welcome papers on other topics in accounting and finance. Accepted papers will be published in CAFR (subject to satisfactory revision). In addition, there will be a best paper award and a best discussant award of USD 500 each.


Conference Date: 2 December 2023 (Saturday)

Location: Jinan University, Guangzhou, China

Theme: Accounting and Finance in Digital Economy

Keynote Speaker 1: Donghui Wu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Keynote Speaker 2: Qinglu Jin (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)


Paper Submission

Please send a complete English version of your submission in electronic format (i.e. PDF or Word), including separate files for the title page and for the blinded manuscript, by 15 August 2023 via the online Submission System. When submitting the paper, please select "The role of accounting and finance in digital economy" from the drop-down menu that asks what issue you are submitting to at Step 6: the Details & Comments.


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Authors will be notified of their acceptance around 1 October 2023.


There is no paper submission fee for the CAFR Special Issue Conference. Each paper will be peer-reviewed according to the policies of CAFR and the journal publisher Emerald Publishing. Author Guidelines must be strictly followed.


Key Dates

Paper Submission Opens: 1 April 2023

Submission Deadline: Extended to 31 August 2023

Notification of Acceptance: 1 October 2023