Journal of Accounting Research

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Journal of Accounting Research  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Account. Res.
Discipline Accounting, auditing, taxation, finance, business
Language English
Edited by Philip G. Berger, Christian Leuz, Douglas J. Skinner
Publication details
Wiley-Blackwell for the Accounting Research Center at the Booth School of Business
Publication history
Frequency 5/year
ISSN 0021-8456 (print)
1475-679X (web)

The Journal of Accounting Research is a peer-reviewed academic journal associated with the University of Chicago. It was established in 1963 and is published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Accounting Research Center (Formerly the Institute of Professional Accounting) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Its current editors-in-chief are Philip G. Berger, Christian Leuz, and Douglas J. Skinner (all at the University of Chicago).

The journal covers research using analytical, empirical, experimental, and field study methods in all areas of accounting research. Each year, the journal publishes four regular issues and one conference issue, which contains papers and discussions from the annual accounting research conference held at the University of Chicago.

It is listed as one of the 45 journals used by the Financial Times to compile its business-school research ranks[1] and Bloomberg Businessweek's Top 20 Journals.[2] According to the Journal Citation Reports, it has a 2013 impact factor of 2.449, ranking it sixth out of 89 journals in the category "Business, Finance".[3]


  1. ^ "45 Journals used in FT Research Rank". Financial Times. 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  2. ^ "Full-Time MBA Rankings". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. 2008-11-13. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  3. ^ "Journals Ranked by Impact: Business, Finance". 2013 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2013. 

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