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Universiti Sains Malaysia is proud to be the host for the 23rd Malaysian Finance Association International Conference (MFAIC) 2021. We cordially invite submission of research papers in all areas of finance, economics and accounting. The annual conference provides an open platform for scholars and practitioners particularly from the Asian region to meet and share their current research as well as to exchange ideas and information on new development in these areas.


Submission of Paper is Now Open, please submit 
Submission deadline Extended: June 25th, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: July 10th, 2021
Registration and Payment Deadline: July 15th, 2021


  • 3 MFA Best Paper Awards (published in Capital Markets Review) with RM 1,000 cash prize for each paper
  • 2 Best Paper Awards by International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management (SSCI) with a certificate
  • 3 IJBF Best Paper Awards (published in International Journal of Banking and Finance) with RM 400 cash prize for each paper
  • 1 Best PhD Thesis/Proposal Award with RM500 cash prize


  • International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management (ISI)
  • Pacific-Basin Finance Journal (ISI)
  • Asian Academy of Management Journal of Accounting and Finance (Scopus)
  • Asian Journal of Business and Accounting (Scopus)
  • International Journal of Business and Society (Scopus)
  • International Journal of Economics and Management (Scopus)
  • Journal of General Management (Scopus) – thematic call
  • Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies (Scopus)
  • International Journal of Banking and Finance (Mycite)
  • Capital Markets Review (MyJurnal) 
  • Labuan Bulletin of International Business and Finance (LBIBF) (My Cite)
  • Labuan e-Journal of Muamalat and Society

* Thematic call for a complete or preliminary paper on FinTech, digitalization in banks & financial institutions, and finance & entrepreneurship that fit the scope of general management. Special presentation session will be arranged to get direct input from the Chief Editor Professor Eng.