Dear Members of the AAAJ community,
We hope that 2020 is off to a good start for all of you.
For your information and interest, the notion of a thematic “special issue” of AAAJ has taken two forms in recent years. In addition to our longstanding tradition of publishing special issues, for a period of time, we experimented with a strategy of commissioning what were termed “special sections” of AAAJ issues. These special sections were designed to feature 4-6 articles on a designated theme to be published along with other papers as part of a regular issue of AAAJ. Emerald publishing policy now, however, does not currently specifically identify such “special sections” in the “Table of Contents” on the AAAJ website. In addition, where a special issue is published that does not comprise an issue’s total contents, that issue is also not identified as a special issue in the WWW “Table of Contents” and Emerald now do not publish a contents list for each number.
Consequently, for your information, we are providing this update of special thematic contents, recently published either as special issues or special sections over the past three years (2017-2019).
Published in 2019
• Vol. 32, No. 8, 2019 includes contributions on the theme AAAJ and research innovation - the next decade 1998 to 2007, guest edited by Garry Carnegie. (This follows the first special issue of the genre involving special issues on the theme “AAAJ and research innovation”, also guest edited by Carnegie).
• Vol. 32, No. 7, 2019 includes contributions on the theme Accounting and the business of sport: Playing the numbers game, guest edited by Paul Andon and Clinton Free and contributions on the theme Accounting for (in) equitable organisations and societies, guest edited by Dale Tweedie and James Hazelton.
• Vol. 32, No. 3, 2019 includes contributions on the theme Accountability and performance challenges in knowledge intensive public organisations, guest edited by Giuseppe Grossi, Kirsi-Mari Kallio, Massimo Sargiacomo and Matti Skoog. Its introductory contribution to this theme was published in Vol. 33, No. 1, 2020.
• Vol. 32, No. 1, 2019 includes three further papers related to the special issue originally published in Vol. 30, No. 6, 2017 on the theme Accounting, auditing and accountability research in Africa, guest edited by Robert Nyamori, Abu Shiraz Abdul-Rahaman and Grant Samkin.
Published in 2018
• Vol. 31 No. 7, 2018 published as a full special issue on the theme Language and translation in accounting: Addressing the “deafening silence”, guest edited by Lisa Evans and Rania Kamla.
• Vol. 31, No. 5, 2018 includes contributions on the theme Case study insights from the implementation of integrated reporting, guest edited by Leonardo Rinaldi, Jeffrey Unerman and Charl de Villiers.
• Vol. 31, No. 4, 2018 includes contributions on the theme Doings of practitioners: Public sector accountants in the 21st Century, guest edited by Mark Christensen, Dorothea Greiling and Johan Christiaens.
• Vol. 31 No. 3, 2018 includes contributions on the theme Extinction accounting and accountability, guest edited by Jill Atkins and Warren Maroun.
Published in 2017
• Vol. 30, No. 7, 2017 published as a full special issue on the theme Ecological accounts: Making non-human worlds (in)visible during moments of socio-ecological transformation, guest edited by Shona Russell, Markus Milne and Colin Dey.
• Vol. 30, No. 6, 2017 published as a full special issue on the theme Accounting, auditing and accountability research in Africa, guest edited by Robert Nyamori, Abu Shiraz Abdul-Rahaman and Grant Samkin. Three further papers, related to this theme, have been published in Vol. 32 No. 1, 2019.
• Vol. 30, No. 4, 2017 includes contributions on the theme Accounting, accountability, social media and big data: Revolution or hype, guest edited by Michela Arnaboldi, Cristiano Busco, and Suresh Cuganesan.
It is hoped that this outline of the pertinent details of special thematic contents of AAAJ that have been published from 2017 to 2019 provides ready access to the journal web site for a wide diversity of contents on special themes within this period.
James and Lee
Editors, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal