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ARJ provides a forum for communicating impactful research between professionals and academics on emerging areas in contemporary accounting research and practice.

ISSN: 1030-9616
eISSN: 1030-9616

Aims and scope

The Accounting Research Journal embraces a range of methodological approaches in identifying and solving significant prioritised accounting issues. Submissions are encouraged across all areas on accounting, finance and cognate disciplines.

It is strongly recommended that authors specifically address how their research addresses the priority areas and how it impacts those who the research intends to affect.

Priority areas:

  • Descriptive data and commentary that addresses the accounting standard setting agenda
  • Descriptive data and commentary that addresses changes to laws and regulations that affect business
  • Dealing with regulators
  • Reporting for the future – climate change, sustainability, natural environment
  • Accounting and finance research that addresses UN Sustainable development goals
  • Auditing for the future
  • Accounting education – needs and trends
  • The future of the profession, including the academic profession and professional practitioners
  • Taxation policy and outcomes
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud – identification & detection
  • Corporate and behavioural governance
  • Technology affecting accounting
  • Alternative reporting formats
  • Integrated reporting
  • Accounting and e-business
  • Non-financial reporting
  • Non-financial performance measurement and reporting
  • Corporate Governance 
  • Business Ethics and Corporate Culture
  • Financial reporting quality

This journal is aligned with our responsible management goal

We aim to champion researchers, practitioners, policymakers and organisations who share our goals of contributing to a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working.

SDG 2 Zero hunger
SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
Find out about our responsible management goal