JAR Conference issue moves from May to June issue

Beginning with the current volume 61, we will move the JAR conference issue from the May publication (Issue 2) to the June publication (Issue 3).  The conference issue publishes the accepted articles from the previous year’s conference.


Journal Office Holiday Closure 

The Journal Office will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 23, 2022 to Monday, January 9, 2022.  New submissions will not be processed during the closure.  We hope everyone has a safe and healthy holiday season.

JAR submission fee increase announcement

Beginning January 1, 2023, JAR will change the submission fee from a $500 fee to a tiered fee system.  The system is based on the country the submitting authors reside in.  Tier One countries will pay $750.  Tier Two countries will pay $500.  Tier Three countries will pay $50.  Note, all authors must reside in Tier Two or Three countries to receive the lower rate.  The country Tier list is available here.

Clarification to JAR Data Policy

Beginning November 1, 2022, JAR has updated its data and code sharing policy and accompanying data sheet to clarify and highlight an existing disclosure requirement (changes in bold below).  According to item #3, if the data are obtained from an organization on a proprietary basis, the authors should privately provide the editors with contact information for a representative of the organization who can confirm data were obtained by the authors.  The editors would not make this information publicly available.  The authors should also provide information to the editors about the data sharing agreement with the organization (e.g., non-disclosure agreements, any restrictions imposed by the organization on the authors, such as restrictions to publish certain results). In particular, the authors should indicate if an organization or data provider imposes restrictions on the publication of the results, has not given the authors full control of the relevant data, requires that the results have to be reviewed or approved prior to public release of the paper or publication. This information should be provided to the editors upon submission. View the JAR Data Policy and FAQ.

Special ESG Issue Request for Papers

The Journal of Accounting Research is requesting papers for a special issue on topics related to the ESG measurement, reporting and accountability for sustainable businesses. View the call here.

2022 JAR Conference YouTube Livestream

The 57th annual Journal of Accounting Research Conference will take place on May 6 and 7, 2022. 

The conference will be livestreamed on YouTube. View the livestreams here.


Journal Office Holiday Closure 

The Journal Office will be closed for the holidays from Wednesday, December 22, 2021 to Monday, January 3, 2022.  New submissions will not be processed during the closure.  We hope everyone has a safe and healthy holiday season.

Editorial Changes at JAR

The Journal of Accounting Research is pleased to announce the appointment of Valeri Nikolaev as Senior Editor, effective January 1, 2022.

Valeri’s appointment follows the decision of Douglas Skinner to step down as Senior Editor, effective December 31, after many years of editorial service at major accounting journals.  Skinner has served as Senior Editor at JAR since 2006, and previously as an Editor at the Journal of Accounting & Economics (from 2000 to 2005) and before that as an Editor at the Review of Accounting Studies.

JAR is also pleased to welcome Michael Minnis, University of Chicago, and Kristina Rennekamp, Cornell University, as Associate Editors. This follows the departures of Ed deHaan (recently appointed as an Editor at the Journal of Accounting & Economics) and Eric So (recently appointed as an Accounting Department Editor at Management Science).  We greatly appreciate their service at JAR.

Virtual Second Registered Reports Conference 

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions associated with the pandemic, the Second Registered Reports Conference will take place virtually on October 28 and 29, 2021. For more information, visit here.

New Associate Editors Appointment Announcement

The JAR editors are pleased to announce the appointment of seven additional associate editors, effective July 1, 2021: 

Anna Costello, University of Chicago
Scott Dyreng, Duke University
Yonca Ertimur, University of Colorado, Boulder
Volker Laux, University of Texas, Austin
Mark Maffett, University of Chicago
Miguel Minutti-Meza, University of Miami
Anastasia Zakolyukina, University of Chicago

2020 Excellence in Refereeing Awards

Beginning in June 2021, we are proud to recognize our top referees of the previous calendar year.  The recipients were selected by the senior editors based on the quality and the number of reviews they have performed for the journal during the past calendar year. View the 2020 awardees here.

2021 JAR (virtual) Conference YouTube Livestream

The 56th annual Journal of Accounting Research Conference will take place virtually on May 7 and 8, 2021. 

The conference will be livestreamed on YouTube.  View the livestreams here.


Journal Office Holiday Closure 

The Journal Office will be closed for the holidays from Saturday, December 19, 2020 to Monday, January 4, 2021.  New submissions will not be processed during the closure.  We hope everyone has a safe and healthy holiday season.

Panel Discussion with JAR Senior Editor Christion Leuz 

The Salem Center for Policy recently held an online doctoral student symposium for Ph.D. candidates in finance, accounting and economics.  JAR senior editor Christian Leuz participated in a panel discussion on policy considerations in the editorial process with Itay Goldstein, Campbell R. Harvey (moderator) and Joao Santos. Watch the discussion here.

2020 JAR (virtual) Conference YouTube Livestream

Due to the ongoing challenges with the coronavirus and travel restrictions, the 55th annual Journal of Accounting Research Conference took place virtually on September 18 and 19, 2020. 

For the first time, the conference was livestreamed on YouTube. View the livestreams here.

Second Registered Reports Conference rescheduled to Fall 2021

The Second Registered Reports Conference has been rescheduled to October 28-29, 2021.  The registered report submissions are due August 1, 2021. Click here for more information.


New Editorial Structure Announcement

Beginning January 1, 2019, JAR will change its editorial structure. Haresh Sapra is joining Philip Berger, Christian Leuz and Douglas Skinner as a senior editor and the journal is pleased to welcome Luzi Hail,  Rodrigo Verdi, and Regina Wittenberg Moerman as external senior editors. 

The external senior editors will be responsible for all internal Booth submissions along with sharing the outside submission workload.  The seven senior editors will also appoint associate editors and create a two-tier review structure. 

We would like to convey our sincere thanks to our guest editors, Rachel Hayes, Thomas Hemmer, Mark Lang, David Larcker, and Stephen Ryan. Their terms as guest editors will end on December 31, 2018.  JAR has benefited enormously  from their hard work and dedication during the last four years.

Associate Editor Appointment Announcement

The JAR editors are pleased to announce the appointment of the following twelve associate editors, effective January 1, 2019: 

Jeremy Bertomeu, University of California, San Diego
Jennifer Blouin, University of Pennsylvania
Hans Christensen, University of Chicago
Ed DeHaan, University of Washington
Kathryn Kadous, Emory University
Valeri Nikolaev, University of Chicago
Clive Lennox, University of Southern California
Maria Ogneva, University of Southern California
Sugata Roychowdhury, Boston College
Eric So, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ahmed Tahoun, London Business School
Laurence van Lent, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management 


Remembering Past Editor, Nicholas Dopuch

We are sad to share the news that Nicholas Dopuch, our former colleague and editor of the Journal of Accounting Research, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at age 88. 

At Chicago from 1961 to 1983, he became the second editor of JAR in 1968 and remained until 1983, having a tremendous and lasting impact on both JAR and the academic accounting community.  He continued as co-editor for an additional 15 years.  After Chicago, he spent the rest of his career at Washington University in St. Louis. 

As stated on his Accounting Hall of Fame membership page, “As editor, he guided countless accounting researchers into rigorous empirical and theoretical work and fostered new approaches to accounting and auditing problems. His insistence on excellence, and his willingness to work with aspiring researchers to achieve that level, greatly enhanced the quality of research in accounting and established the JAR as the preeminent accounting research journal.” 

In 2015, for the 50th anniversary of the JAR conference, Nick sat down and shared some of his memories at the University of Chicago and with JAR.  You can view it here

Information about Nick’s distinguished career and memorial arrangements can be found here.


Retractions of JAR papers associated with Dr. James E. Hunton

Please see the following announcement for information regarding papers published in JAR that are associated with Dr. James E. Hunton.