Journal of Applied Accounting Research

Journal of Applied Accounting Research

ISSN: 0967-5426

Article publication date: 9 June 2008



(2008), "Journal of Applied Accounting Research", Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Vol. 9 No. 1.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Journal of Applied Accounting Research

Article Type: Call for papers From: Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Volume 9, Issue 1.

Emerald Group Publishing Limited is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the renowned Journal of Applied Accounting Research (JAAR). The journal provides a forum for the reporting and discussion of accounting research which is by its nature applied. Applied accounting research can be defined as the investigation of accounting phenomena which are couched in practical terms or are dealing with practical aspects of the accountancy profession. It aims to stimulate the growth in this type of research and stimulate the dialogue between all those who have an interest in the promotion and development of accounting and accountancy through the publication of high-quality manuscripts concerning issues relevant to the practice of accounting in a wide variety of contexts.

The journal will be available online in 2008, and to celebrate this move Emerald and JAAR would like to invite accounting researchers and practitioners alike to submit articles to the journal (details below).

Editorial objective

The JAAR provides a forum for the publication of high-quality manuscripts concerning issues relevant to the practice of accounting in a wide variety of contexts. The journal seeks to encourage a research agenda which allows academics and practitioners to work together to provide lasting, realistic outcomes in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. The journal is keen to encourage academic research articles which develop a forum for the discussion of real, practical problems and provide the expertise to allow solutions to these problems to be formed.

Editorial criteria

Articles may be reports of current or recently completed research, or papers which give an insight into current areas of concern or have been initiated as a result of recent developments in accountancy. Articles are also welcomed from the profession that identify current concerns and developments, which in turn will create a response from the academic community. Articles should be applied in nature and capable of comprehension by both the academic and the practising accountant. A suggested length for the articles is 4,000- 5,000 words. Other contributions may take the form of a letter, articles with current controversial themes, and suggestions for areas of further research. In such cases please correspond with the Editors in the first instance to allow an assessment of likely acceptance.

The major criteria used to evaluate papers are:

  • the subject matter has an application in accounting practice;

  • the paper is thought provoking in content;

  • the research is well designed and executed; and

  • the paper has clarity and presentation and conforms to the journal's style.


Subject matter may include:

  • Organisational reporting.

  • Governance structures of accounting.

  • Environmental and social aspects of accounting.

  • Accounting in transitional economies.

  • Management accounting techniques.

  • Public sector accounting.

  • Business and shareholder value.

  • Corporate financial management.

  • Taxation.


The journal encourages articles on topics of current interest to the accountancy profession, in particular new solutions to or new ways of thinking about established problems or newly identified problems. For example, papers may deal with the impact of new financial reporting standards or legislation. Critical discussions of cases of corporate failure or financial systems may be published if based on sound analysis of available evidence with recommendations for future practice.

Key benefits

By providing a forum for the expression of solutions to accountancy and professional practice problems, we hope to bridge the gulf between the theoretical matters that may principally reside within the domain of the academic accountant and the solutions that the practitioner needs to deal with the ever- increasing pressures in a professional office.

Key journal audiences

The journal aims to be of use to all accounting professionals, whether nominally specialists in financial, management or public sector accounting or in areas of corporate and financial management.

Submission guidelines

All submissions should be sent to the Founding Editor Dr Kumba Jallow ( or Managing Editor (special issues) Professor Elaine Harris (

If you have any queries regarding the journal, please contact the Editors or the Publisher Simon Linacre (

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