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.

New Editorial Structure Announcement

Beginning January 1, 2019, JAR will change its editorial structure. Haresh Sapra is joining Philip Berger, Christian Leuz and Douglas Skinner as a senior editor and the journal is pleased to welcome Luzi Hail,  Rodrigo Verdi, and Regina Wittenberg Moerman as external senior editors. 

The external senior editors will be responsible for all internal Booth submissions along with sharing the outside submission workload.  The seven senior editors will also appoint associate editors and create a two-tier review structure. 

We would like to convey our sincere thanks to our guest editors, Rachel Hayes, Thomas Hemmer, Mark Lang, David Larcker, and Stephen Ryan. Their terms as guest editors will end on December 31, 2018.  JAR has benefited enormously  from their hard work and dedication during the last four years.

Associate Editor Appointment Announcement

The JAR editors are pleased to announce the appointment of the following twelve associate editors, effective January 1, 2019: 

Jeremy Bertomeu, University of California, San Diego
Jennifer Blouin, University of Pennsylvania
Hans Christensen, University of Chicago
Ed DeHaan, University of Washington
Kathryn Kadous, Emory University
Valeri Nikolaev, University of Chicago
Clive Lennox, University of Southern California
Maria Ogneva, University of Southern California
Sugata Roychowdhury, Boston College
Eric So, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ahmed Tahoun, London Business School
Laurence van Lent, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

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, 2018 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.