Become a reviewer for Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change (JAOC)

Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change

JAOC is currently recruiting new reviewers to carry out double blind review for the Journal.

About the journal 

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. 


Indexing and ranking 

ABS (UK) - 2 
ESSEC Rankings of Journals 2016 
NSD Norway - 1 
QUALIS (Brazil) 

The research landscape is continually changing, and impact is growing in importance in the new digitalized, global business environment. JAOC is committed to promote 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. 


  • 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 achievements 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 


Editorial Criteria 

Each submission is checked by the editor. At this stage, they may choose to decline or unsubmit your manuscript if it doesn’t fit the journal aims and scope, or they feel the language/manuscript quality is too low. If they think it might be suitable for the publication, they will send it to at least two independent referees for double anonymous peer review.  Once these reviewers have provided their feedback, the editor may decide to accept your manuscript, request minor or major revisions, or decline your work.  

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Why become a reviewer for JAOC? 

  • You will receive free online access to the journal for 12 months from the date of your review. 

  • You are establishing yourself as an expert in a given field of research by acting on a board of reviewers. 

  • You are able to interact with the cutting-edge research in your area before it has even been published. This is a great opportunity to contribute and shape the field of Accounting & Organizational Change. 

Initially, you will be considered as an ad hoc reviewer. The Editor may consider you for membership of the Editorial Advisory Board for a specific period. EAB members are journal ambassadors, they promote the journal to potential readers, authors and subscribers. EAB members also review and write papers for the journal. The board sets the quality of papers and is crucial for the quality of the journal. We believe that the old adage, ‘a journal is only as good as its community,’ is still true and work with this principle in mind.  


How to apply 

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, please contact the Editor-in-Chief (Prof. Zahirul Hoque), providing information about your research interests and specialisms together with a copy of your latest CV to [email protected].