Abacus is the fourth oldest international academic accounting journal. Since 1965 Abacus: A Journal of Accounting, Finance and Business Studies has consistently provided a vehicle for the expression of independent and critical thought on matters of current academic and professional interest in accounting, finance and business. The journal reports current research; critically evaluates current developments in theory and practice; analyses the effects of the regulatory framework of accounting, finance and business; and explores alternatives to, and explanations of, past and current practices.
Annual manuscript award ($10,000 US)
Since 2007, to coincide with its ISI listing the owner of Abacus, the Accounting Foundation has finded a US$10,000 Annual Manuscript Award for the best article published in the Journal in each calendar year. The Award aims to reinforce the Journal's continuing decision-useful focus explicit in its objectives, which has stemmed from the vision of the founder of Abacus, Ray Chambers. All back issues of this journal are available online throughsubscription to Blackwell Synergy.