The purpose of this paper is to present a critique of published research access and peer review, considering their impacts on accounting scholarship.
The paper is based on literature and publishing document review, experiential reflections and argument.
The authors reveal changes in publishing formats and accessibility, the challenges of managing research quality and significance and the challenges of avoiding constraint and foreclosure of significant new knowledge and its effective dissemination.
This paper discusses the research and publishing community’s opening to new, flexible opportunities for knowledge creation and dissemination.
The discussion challenges the status quo of traditional academic journal publication and points to an innovative future.
As always, the editors thank the authors, editorial board, ad hoc reviewers and readers for their engagement in continuing to support AAAJ’s interdisciplinary accounting research mission and in contributing in so many different ways to its building of a scholarly community. The editors look forward to continuing that ongoing and pleasurable task of participating in the building of the interdisciplinary accounting research community.
Guthrie, J., Parker, L.D. and Dumay, J. (2015), "Academic performance, publishing and peer review: peering into the twilight zone", Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 28 No. 1, pp. 2-13. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-11-2014-1871
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