The ABO Reporter

New Online Accounting Journal

Accounting And The Public Interest

An Academic Journal published by the Public Interest Section
of the American Accounting Association

Accounting and the Public Interest (API), the first exclusively online journal within the AAA's current stable of academic journals, provides a forum for academic research addressing the public interest. The first volume is to appear in 2000. The journal, envisioned as innovative and eclectic, welcomes alternative theories and methodologies as well as the more traditional ones. The common element in this diversity is the requirement that the study and its findings be linked to the public interest by situating them within the economic, social, ethical, and political context, and ultimately providing guidance for responsible action. Responsible action can be promoted through research in all areas of accounting including, but not restricted to, financial accounting and auditing, accounting in organizations, social and environmental accounting, government and professional regulation, gender issues, professional and business ethics, information technology applications, accounting and business education, and governance of accounting organizations. Theoretical and empirical contributions, as well as literature reviews synthesizing the state of the art in specific areas, are considered appropriate. Replications and reinterpretations of previous work will also be considered. This editorial policy provides a publication outlet within the AAA for accounting research taking a socially responsive, and responsible, perspective. Hopefully, the new journal, and its constructive and responsive editorial procedures, will render research efforts relevant and rewarding for all concerned. The journal will be part of the AAA Electronic Journal Project providing cross-referencing among all the association and section journals.

Call For Papers
Submissions are currently being accepted and encouraged.

Manuscripts are to be submitted via email to or mailed on a 3 ½ inch disk to: Jesse Dillard, Accounting and the Public Interest, Anderson Schools of Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131. There is no submission fee for Public Interest Section members. A $10 fee will be charged to non-section members who may choose to have the fee applied toward section membership dues that are coincidentally $10/year. (The submission fee is to be posted to the above address regardless of the method of manuscript submission. Checks are to be made out to Public Interest Section - AAA.) Manuscripts are expected to be original research that has not been previously published or is not currently under review by another journal. Style and format are the same as for other AAA publications (see the Section's home page for details). If the manuscript passes an initial editorial screening, it will be blind-reviewed by at least two reviewers. In light of the reviewers' recommendations, a decision will be communicated to the author within four to six weeks after submission. With the online format, an article will be published as soon as it is accepted. In all other respects, the journal will be identical to a traditional paper academic journal (i.e., serially numbered volumes, serially numbered pages, no revisions allowed after publication).

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