2021 Second Registered Reports Conference
The Second Registered Reports Conference will take place virtually on October 28 and 29, 2021.
In May 2017, the Journal of Accounting Research (JAR) held a conference where authors presented papers developed through a Registration-based Editorial Process (REP). The goal of the conference was to see whether REP could be implemented for accounting research, and to explore how such a process could be best implemented. Papers presented at the conference were subsequently published in May 2018. As summarized by Bloomfield, Rennekamp, and Steenhoven (JAR, 2018), we learned a lot through the process of developing and publishing these papers, and deemed the experiment a success, but also an ongoing learning process.
JAR seeks to further encourage work in accounting developed through the REP process. The goal of the second REP-based conference is to have authors present earlier-stage proposals, as opposed to papers that include results.