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Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change (JAOC) is designed to provide a platform for interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners to disseminate information on contemporary organizational changes and accounting practices in industry, public and nonprofit organizations, or in the private sector.

ISSN: 1832-5912
eISSN: 1832-5912

Aims and scope

The research landscape is continually changing, and impact is growing in importance in the new digitalized, global business environment. Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change (JAOC) is committed to promoting high-impact research on organizational change and accounting practices in nonprofits, the public sector, or in the private sector.

JAOC encourages submissions from authors with similar goals. The journal invites empirical and review papers drawing on interdisciplinary theoretical and methodological perspectives. In addition to empirical and case study articles, we also welcome replications of previously published studies and review articles on advances in accounting and organizational change research.

The primary criteria used to evaluate papers are:

  • Interdisciplinarity – Drawing on other fields for research contribution
  • Co-creation – Working with those who the research intends to effect to inform the research project/article
  • Mission-driven research – Research contributing to a firm mission
  • Community engagement – Working with various communities to ensure research reaches diverse audiences
  • Sustainable development goals – Research contributing to achievement of sustainable development goals
  • Well synthesized – Synergizing of research, theory and practice
  • Industry responsiveness – Work contributing to provide the medium between accountants and organizational experts, whether they work in industry, the public sector, in consulting, or in academic institutions.


JAOC welcomes submissions on a variety of change issues, such as:

  • Accounting and management control systems in the digitalized world
  • Changes in social and environmental accounting reporting
  • Accountability and performance in the public, not-for-profit, and private sectors
  • Accounting mechanisms and data analytics in Industry 4.0
  • Triple bottom-line reporting and social accountability issues
  • Culture, performance measurement, performance management and change
  • Accounting change in transitional and developing economies
  • Auditing and Value for money (or performance management) audits

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 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