Submission Guidelines


All submissions to Accounting Perspectives must be submitted online through the Editorial Manager (EM) website. This user-friendly interface allows authors, reviewers, and Editors easy and convenient access to the submission process for Accounting Perspectives. Please refer also to the submission guidelines detailed below.

Papers may be written either in English or in French.

A hard copy of your manuscript is not required.  

Please note: Accounting Perspectives receives funding from the Canadian Government (SSHRC), which requires information regarding Canadian participation in the journal. When you submit a manuscript online, there will be a submission question related to the Canadian status (if applicable) of your submission. Please be prepared to answer according to the following guidelines:  Submissions are defined as Canadian if ANY of the authors a) reside and work in Canada; OR b) reside outside of Canada, but hold valid Canadian Citizenship.


Manuscripts should be typed, doubled-spaced. Please use 2.54 cm (1 inch margins) all around. All pages, including footnotes, tables, figures, illustrations, appendices, and references should be serially numbered. In the text, when not in lists or tables, numbers from one through nine should be spelled out, except when used with mathematical, statistical, scientific, or technical units and quantities.

A cover page should contain the following information: title, author’s name and affiliation, the present address, email, telephone, and fax number of the author to whom correspondence should be addressed, and acknowledgements and information on grants received. Authors should not identify themselves within the paper.

An abstract (maximum 250 words) should be presented on the page immediately preceding the text, should include the research question, method of examination, and principal findings, and should be followed by four keywords (to aid in indexing).

Footnotes should be used for extensions where inclusion in the body of the text might disrupt continuity. All footnotes should be automated, numbered consecutively with superscript Arabic numerals, and be the same size and formatting as the main text. Each table, figure, or illustration should be presented on a separate page and bear an Arabic number and title. Accepted papers must be prepared using software acceptable to the managing editor. The data underlying all graphs should be supplied in separate files in ASCII or Excel format. Additional instructions for accepted papers will be provided upon acceptance.  

If you use Microsoft Word’s Track Changes function, before submitting your electronic files, please ensure that you accept all changes and turn off Track Changes in your files.

We now accept manuscripts prepared by LaTeX.

Please also refer to the detailed Accounting Perspectives Style Guide (PDF) for formatting instructions.

Guidelines for Instructional Case Writers

Case Learning Objectives and Implementation Guidance

This section should include an overview of the case and its learning objectives, information about any specialized knowledge required and sources for obtaining that knowledge. Implementation guidance should address the courses that the case is best suited for and the level of student maturity required to fully appreciate the case material. In addition, the amount of time that will need to be devoted in and out of class and the nature of prior preparation that would be useful should be noted. Other pedagogical guidance such as the use of teams or other such approaches should be provided.

Classroom Testing

All case submissions should report the extent and type of classroom testing that has been conducted and provide evidence of the effectiveness of the case in achieving its objectives. Untested instructional cases will not be accepted.

Teaching Notes

Teaching Notes should be appended at the very end of the submission. The teaching notes will be reviewed as part of the submission. The quality of the Teaching Notes is a major acceptance criterion for the case.

Although they will not be published in the journal, to enhance the usefulness of the cases for instructional purposes the Teaching Notes will be made available to full CAAA members through a password-protected section of the Association's website.


In their covering letter, authors must attest that neither the submitted manuscript nor a similar one has been published elsewhere and that the manuscript is not currently under review elsewhere. Together with the paper being submitted, authors are asked to include a copy of any other paper, whether or not published elsewhere, that shares data or modelling analysis with the submitted paper. The contribution of the submitted paper must be clearly distinguished from other such papers. If the submitted paper is based on an experiment, survey, or other data manipulations, participants or variables involved in that collection are reflected in the paper, authors are asked to include a memo describing and explaining the circumstances and estimating any effects on the results. The memo may be sent to reviewers.

Inquiries can be addressed to the Editor, Pascale Lapointe-Antunes, by e-mail:

Papers Accepted for Publication

Authors whose papers have been accepted for publication must ensure the paper conforms to AP's production and style requirements as detailed in the documents below.

Publication Documents and Forms:

AP Style Guide (detailed reference for authors)