List of accounting journals

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Academic journals are peer-reviewed periodicals that publish research papers.[1] A variety of academic journals publish accounting and auditing research.[2]

Publishing in leading accounting journals affects many aspects of an accounting researcher's career, including reputation, salary, and promotion. In some universities, the number of articles a faculty member publishes in top journals is the key measure of his or her research performance.[3] Publishing research in a top journal is generally seen as a significant achievement that demonstrates that the research was recognized by the authors' peers as having significant impact.[2] Additionally, articles in leading accounting journals influence subsequent research, and are often used in training accounting PhD students.[4]

Various methods have been used to determine the leading accounting journals, including surveys of faculty members, and methods based on the number of times the journals' articles were cited.[3] In the 1960s, Thomson Reuters invented the impact factor, a tool for ranking and evaluating journals. A journal's impact factor for a given year is the average number of citations per article published in the preceding two years.[5] Recent studies on accounting research and on doctoral programs in accounting considered the six leading accounting journals to be Accounting, Organizations and Society, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research and the Review of Accounting Studies.[6][7][8]

Accounting journals[edit]

2012 impact factors
Journal[3][9] ISSN[9] 2-year[9] 5-year[9] Publisher Editor(s)-in-chief
Abacus 0001-3072 0.850 1.010 Accounting Foundation, University of Sydney[10] Stewart Jones, University of Sydney[10][11]
Accounting and Business Research 0001-4788 0.533 0.792 Taylor & Francis[12] Vivien Beattie, Lancaster University[12]
Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 0951-3574 0.922 [nb 1] Emerald Group Publishing[13] James Guthrie, Macquarie University
Lee D Parker, RMIT University[13]
Accounting Horizons 0888-7993 1.288 [nb 1] American Accounting Association[14] Paul A. Griffin, University of California, Davis
Arnold M. Wright, Northeastern University[14]
Accounting, Organizations and Society 0361-3682 1.867 3.143 Elsevier[15] Christopher Chapman, Imperial College London[15][16]
The Accounting Review 0001-4826 2.319 3.204 American Accounting Association[17] John Harry Evans III, University of Pittsburgh[17]
Accounting & Finance 0810-5391 0.875 0.794 Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand[18] Steven Cahan, University of Auckland[18][19]
Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics 1608-1625 0.206 [nb 1] City University of Hong Kong and National Taiwan University[20] Yin-Wong Cheung, City University of Hong Kong
Hong Hwang, National Taiwan University
Jeong Bon Kim, City University of Hong Kong
Shu-Hsing Li, National Taiwan University
Suresh Radhakrishnan, University of Texas at Dallas[20]
Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory 0278-0380 1.015 1.408 American Accounting Association[21] Robert Knechel, University of Florida[21]
Australian Accounting Review 1035-6908 0.833 [nb 1] CPA Australia[22] Tyrone M. Carlin, University of Sydney[22]
Australian Tax Forum 0812-695X [nb 1] [nb 1] The Tax Institute[23] Cynthia Coleman, University of Sydney[24]
Australian Tax Review 0311-094X [nb 1] [nb 1] Thomson Reuters[25] Chris Evans, University of New South Wales
Michael Walpole, University of New South Wales[24]
British Accounting Review 0890-8389 [nb 1] [nb 1] Elsevier[26] Nathan Lael Joseph, Aston University
Alan Lowe, Aston University[26]
Behavioral Research in Accounting 1558-8009 [nb 1] [nb 1] American Accounting Association[27] Vicky Arnold, University of Central Florida[27]
Contemporary Accounting Research 0823-9150 1.564 2.154 Canadian Academic Accounting Association[28] Patricia C. O’Brien, University of Waterloo[28][29]
European Accounting Review 0963-8180 0.654 1.465 European Accounting Association[30] Laurence van Lent, Tilburg University[30]
International Journal of Accounting 0020-7063 [nb 1] [nb 1] Elsevier[31] R. Abdel-Khalik, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign[31][32]
Journal of Accountancy 1945-0729 [nb 1] [nb 1] American Institute of Certified Public Accountants[33] Kim Nilsen[34]
Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance 0148-558X [nb 1] [nb 1] Sage Publications[35] Bharat Sarath, Rutgers University[35]
Journal of Accounting and Economics 0165-4101 3.912 4.023 Elsevier[36] R.L. Watts, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
J. L. Zimmerman, University of Rochester
R.W. Holthausen, University of Pennsylvania
S.P. Kothari, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
J. Core, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M. Hanlon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
W.R. Guay, University of Pennsylvania[36]
Journal of Accounting Literature 0737-4607 [nb 1] [nb 1] Elsevier[37] S. Asare, University of Florida
W. R. Knechel, University of Florida[37]
Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 0278-4254 0.770 [nb 1] Elsevier[38] Lawrence A. Gordon, University of Maryland[38]
Journal of Accounting Research 0021-8456 2.192 3.368 Accounting Research Center, University of Chicago Booth School of Business[39] Ray J. Ball, University of Chicago (coordinating editor)[40]
Journal of the American Taxation Association 0198-9073 [nb 1] [nb 1] American Taxation Association[41] John Phillips, University of Connecticut[41]
Journal of Business Finance & Accounting 0306-686X 1.010 1.061 John Wiley & Sons[42] Peter F. Pope, London School of Economics
Andrew Stark, Manchester Business School
Martin Walker, Manchester Business School[42]
Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting 0954-1314 0.333 [nb 1] John Wiley & Sons[43] Sidney Gray, University of Sydney
Richard Levich, New York University[43]
Journal of Management Accounting Research 1049-2127 [nb 1] [nb 1] American Accounting Association[44] Ranjani Krishnan, Michigan State University[44]
Journal of Taxation 0022-4863 [nb 1] [nb 1] Thomson Reuters[45] Joseph I. Graf[46]
Management Accounting Research 1044-5005 1.366 [nb 1] Elsevier[47] R. Scapens, University of Manchester and University of Birmingham[47]
National Tax Journal 0028-0283 0.698 0.732 National Tax Association[48] William M. Gentry
George R. Zodrow[48]
Review of Accounting Studies 1380-6653 1.364 1.899 Springer Science+Business Media[49] Russell Lundholm, University of British Columbia[49]
Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 0924-865X [nb 1] [nb 1] Springer Science+Business Media[50] Cheng-few Lee, Rutgers University[50]
Tax Law Review 0040-0041 [nb 1] [nb 1] New York University School of Law[51] Deborah H. Schenk, New York University[52]
The Tax Adviser 0039-9957 [nb 1] [nb 1] American Institute of Certified Public Accountants[53] Alistair M. Nevius[54]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai Impact factor for 2012 not available in the Journal Citation Reports.

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