Journal of Accounting Research

Journal of Accounting Research

The Journal of Accounting Research (JAR) is the oldest private research journal in the field. It regularly ranks as one of the top accounting research journals in the world.

JAR is a general-interest accounting journal. It publishes original research in all areas of accounting that utilizes tools from basic disciplines such as economics, statistics, psychology, and sociology. This research typically uses analytical, empirical archival, experimental, and field study methods and addresses economic questions in accounting, auditing, taxation, and related fields such as corporate finance, investments, capital markets, law, and information economics. Between 1963 and 2001, the journal was published by the Accounting Research Center and currently is published by the center in partnership with Wiley-Blackwell.  For more information, view our Aims and Scopes.

JAR is published five times a year, in March, May, June, September, and December. The May issue features papers presented at the previous year's annual research conference.

Submitting to the Journal

To review or submit a new paper, visit the JAR Electronic Office.

Author Guidelines and Journal Policies

Please ensure that the submitted papers follow the author guidelines and journal policies. In particular, note our updated data and code sharing policy and FAQ sheet.

Remembering Past Editor, Nicholas Dopuch

We are sad to share the news that Nicholas Dopuch, our former colleague and editor of the Journal of Accounting Research, died Sunday, February 4, at age 88. 

At Chicago from 1961 to 1983, he became the second editor of JAR in 1968 and remained until 1983, having a tremendous and lasting impact on both JAR and the academic accounting community.  He continued as co-editor for an additional 15 years.  After Chicago, he spent the rest of his career at Washington University in St. Louis. 

As stated on his Accounting Hall of Fame membership page, “As editor, he guided countless accounting researchers into rigorous empirical and theoretical work and fostered new approaches to accounting and auditing problems. His insistence on excellence, and his willingness to work with aspiring researchers to achieve that level, greatly enhanced the quality of research in accounting and established the JAR as the preeminent accounting research journal.” 

In 2015, for the 50th anniversary of the JAR conference, Nick sat down and shared some of his memories at the University of Chicago and with JAR.  You can view it here

Information about Nick’s distinguished career and memorial arrangements can be found here.

Archive Available via EBSCO and JSTOR

Articles published in the Journal of Accounting Research between 1963 and 2000 are available digitally at EBSCO and JSTOR.

Articles Available via Wiley Online

Articles published in the Journal of Accounting Research between 2001-present are available digitally at Wiley Online.

Retractions of JAR papers associated with Dr. James E. Hunton

Please see the following announcement for information regarding papers published in JAR that are associated with Dr. James E. Hunton.