Journal of Accounting Research

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.