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Journal of Applied Accounting Research

Journal of Applied Accounting Research

ISSN: 0967-5426

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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Editorial Objective

The Journal of Applied Accounting Research provides a forum for the publication of high quality manuscripts concerning issues relevant to the practice of accounting in a wide variety of contexts.

The journal seeks to promote a research agenda that allows academics and practitioners to work together to provide sustainable outcomes in a practice setting. The journal is keen to encourage academic research articles which develop a forum for the discussion of real, practical problems and provide the expertise to allow solutions to these problems to be formed, while also contributing to our theoretical understanding of such issues.

Editorial Criteria

Articles may be reports of current or recently completed research, or papers which give an insight into current areas of concern or have been initiated as a result of recent developments in accountancy. Articles are also welcomed from the profession that identify current concerns and developments, which in turn will create a response from the academic community. Articles should be applied in nature and capable of comprehension by both the academic and the practising accountant. A suggested length for the articles is 7,000 - 8,000 words. Other contributions may take the form of a letter, articles with current controversial themes, and suggestions for areas of further research. In such cases please correspond with the editors in the first instance to allow an assessment of likely acceptance.

The major criteria used to evaluate papers are:

  • the subject matter has an application in accounting practice
  • the paper is thought provoking in content
  • the research is well designed and executed
  • the paper has clarity, and its presentation, including its length, conforms to the journal’s style
  • the findings provide insights into a topic of interest to academics and practitioners alike


Subject matter may include, but is not limited to:

  • Corporate reporting
  • Governance structures of accounting
  • Environmental and social aspects of accounting
  • Accounting in developing economies
  • Approaches to management control
  • Management accounting techniques
  • Public sector accounting
  • Business and shareholder value
  • Corporate financial management
  • Taxation


The journal encourages articles on topics of current interest to the accountancy profession, in particular new solutions to or new ways of thinking about established problems or newly identified problems. For example, papers may deal with the impact of new financial reporting standards or legislation. Critical discussions of cases of corporate failure or financial systems may be published if based on sound analysis of available evidence with original recommendations for future practice.

Key benefits

By providing a forum for the expression of solutions to accountancy and professional practice problems, the journal aims to bridge the gulf between the theoretical matters that may principally reside within the domain of the academic accountant and the challenges faced by the practitioner.

Key Journal Audiences

The journal aims to be of interest to academics interested in the practical application of accounting, as well as all accounting professionals, whether nominally specialists in financial, management or public sector accounting or in areas of corporate and financial management.

The Journal of Applied Accounting Research is abstracted and indexed by:

  • The British Library
  • Cabell's Directory
  • CNRS France (3)
  • FNEGE France (3)
  • OCLC - Electronic Collections Online
  • ESSEC Rankings of Journals 2016
  • ReadCube Discover
  • VHB-JOURQUAL (Category C) 


Journal of Applied Accounting Research is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Accounting, Finance & Economics eJournals Collection. For more information, please email [email protected] or visit the Emerald Accounting, Finance & Economics eJournals Collection page.

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