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.
2017 PCAOB/JAR Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets
The 2017 Conference Announcement and Call for Papers is now available here.
Interview with Past Editor, Nicholas Dopuch
View Past Editor Nicholas Dopuch’s reflections on his time at the University of Chicago and with the Journal of Accounting Research.
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.