Journal of Accounting Research



Virtual Second Registered Reports Conference 

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions associated with the pandemic, the Second Registered Reports Conference will take place virtually on October 28 and 29, 2021. For more information, visit here.

New Associate Editors Appointment Announcement

The JAR editors are pleased to announce the appointment of seven additional associate editors, effective July 1, 2021: 

Anna Costello, University of Chicago
Scott Dyreng, Duke University
Yonca Ertimur, University of Colorado, Boulder
Volker Laux, University of Texas, Austin
Mark Maffett, University of Chicago
Miguel Minutti-Meza, University of Miami
Anastasia Zakolyukina, University of Chicago

2020 Excellence in Refereeing Awards

Beginning in June 2021, we are proud to recognize our top referees of the previous calendar year.  The recipients were selected by the senior editors based on the quality and the number of reviews they have performed for the journal during the past calendar year. View the 2020 awardees here.

2021 JAR (virtual) Conference YouTube Livestream

The 56th annual Journal of Accounting Research Conference will take place virtually on May 7 and 8, 2021. 

The conference will be livestreamed on YouTube.  View the livestreams here.


Journal Office Holiday Closure 

The Journal Office will be closed for the holidays from Saturday, December 19, 2020 to Monday, January 4, 2021.  New submissions will not be processed during the closure.  We hope everyone has a safe and healthy holiday season.

Panel Discussion with JAR Senior Editor Christion Leuz 

The Salem Center for Policy recently held an online doctoral student symposium for Ph.D. candidates in finance, accounting and economics.  JAR senior editor Christian Leuz participated in a panel discussion on policy considerations in the editorial process with Itay Goldstein, Campbell R. Harvey (moderator) and Joao Santos.  Watch the discussion here.

2020 JAR (virtual) Conference YouTube Livestream

Due to the ongoing challenges with the coronavirus and travel restrictions, the 55th annual Journal of Accounting Research Conference took place virtually on September 18 and 19, 2020. 

For the first time, the conference was livestreamed on YouTube.  View the livestreams here.

Second Registered Reports Conference rescheduled to Fall 2021

The Second Registered Reports Conference has been rescheduled to October 28-29, 2021.  The registered report submissions are due August 1, 2021. Click here for more information.



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.



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.