Contemporary Accounting Research (CAR)

The premier research journal of the CAAA, CAR reflects the worldwide intellectual diversity in accounting research.

Who We Are

Editorial Board


Patricia O'Brien, University of Waterloo


Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Alan Webb, University of Waterloo


Consulting Editors

Jeffrey Callen, University of Toronto 

Theresa Libby, University of Waterloo

Michel Magnan, Concordia University 

Gordon Richardson, University of Toronto 

Katherine Schipper, Duke University 

Dan Simunic, University of British Columbia



Margaret Abernethy, University of Melbourne

Christopher Agoglia, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Thomas Ahrens, United Arab Emirates University

Joseph Carcello, University of Tennessee

Peter Clarkson, University of Queensland and Simon Fraser University

Carol Ann Frost, University of North Texas

Yves Gendron, Université Laval

J. Douglas Hanna, Southern Methodist University

R. Lynn Hannan, Tulane University

Ole-Kristian Hope, Rotman School of Management

Steven Huddart, Pennsylvania State University

Khim Kelly, University of Waterloo

Susan Krische, American University

Clive Lennox, University of Southern California

Sarah McVay, University of Washington

Partha Mohanram, University of Toronto

Thomas Omer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Jeffrey Pittman, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Marlene Plumlee, University of Utah

Florin Sabac, University of Alberta

Dan Segal, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya


Editorial Board

Anwer Ahmed, Texas A&M University

Ana Albuquerque, Boston University

Mark Anderson, University of Calgary

Paul Andre, ESSEC Business School

Marcia Annisette, York University

Jean Bédard, Université Laval

Sati Bandyopadhyay, University of Waterloo

Sudipta Basu, Temple University

Andrew Bauer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tim Bauer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Joy Begley, University of British Columbia

Alexander Bleck, Sauder School of Business - University of British Columbia

Jennifer Blouin, University of Pennsylvania

Sarah Bonner, University of Southern California

Jan Bouwens, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Kareen Brown, Brock University

Eddy Cardinaels, Tilburg University

Mary Ellen Carter, Boston College

Judson Caskey, University of California Los Angeles

Sandra Chamberlain, University of British Columbia

Changling Chen, University of Waterloo

Peter Christensen, Copenhagen Business School

Dennis Chung, Simon Fraser University

Greg Clinch, University of Melbourne

Daniel Cohen, University of Texas at Dallas

Jeffrey Cohen, Boston College

David Cooper, University of Alberta

Denis Cormier, Université du Québec à  Montréal

Daniel Coulombe, Université Laval

Masako Darrough, Baruch College, City University of New York

Gus De Franco, University of Toronto

Anja De Waegenaere, Tilburg University

Hemang Desai, Southern Methodist University

Shane Dikolli, Duke University

Alexander Edwards, University of Toronto

W. Brooke Elliott, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Craig Emby Simon Fraser University

Gary Entwistle, University of Saskatchewan

Yonca Ertimur, University of Colorado at Boulder

Jeff Everett, York University

Annita Florou, King's College London

Claude Francoeur, HEC Montreal

James Gaa, University of Alberta

Weili Ge, University of Washington

Cristi Gleason, University of Iowa

Jonathan Glover, Columbia University

Guojin Gong, Pennsylvania State University

Maurice Gosselin, Université Laval

Maureen Gowing, University of Windsor

Cameron Graham, York University

Omrane Guedhami, University of South Carolina

Ferdinand Gul, Deakin University, Australia

Ilan Guttman, New York University

Jeffrey Hales, Georgia Institute of Technology

Jean-Francois Henri, Université Laval

Stephen Hillegeist, Arizona State University

Frank Hodge, University of Washington

Chris Hogan, Michigan State University

Udi Hoitash, Northeastern University

Rani Hoitash, Bentley University

Christopher Humphrey, Manchester Business School

Raffi Indjejikian, University of Michigan

Karim Jamal, University of Alberta

Thomas Jeanjean, ESSEC Business School

Johnny Jermias, Simon Fraser University

Karla Johnstone, University of Wisconsin

Philip Joos, Tilburg University

Bjorn Jorgensen, London School of Economics and Political Science

Kathryn Kadous, Emory University

Kenneth Klassen, University of Waterloo

April Klein, New York University

Robert Knechel, University of Florida

Natalia Kochetova-Kozloski, Saint Mary's University

Lori Kopp, University of Lethbridge

Ranjani Krishnan, Michigan State University

Réal Labelle, Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in governance, HEC Montréal

Stacie Laplante, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Alastair Lawrence, University of California, Berkeley

Andrew Leone, University of Miami

Yue Li, University of Toronto

Chan Li, University of Pittsburgh

Scott Liao, University of Toronto

R. Murray Lindsay, University of Lethbridge

Robert Lipe, University of South Carolina

Marlys Lipe, University of South Carolina

Kin Lo, University of British Columbia

Henock Louis, Pennsylvania State University

Hai Lu, University of Toronto

David Maber, California Polytechnic State University

Bertrand Malsch, Queen's University

Kevin Markle, University of Iowa

Amin Mawani, York University

Susan McCracken, McMaster University

Maureen McNichols, Stanford University

Devan Mescall, University of Saskatchewan

Martin Messner, University of Innsbruck

Peter Miller, London School of Economics & Political Science

Lillian Mills, University of Texas at Austin

Miguel Minutti-Meza, University of Miami

Jan Mouritsen, Copenhagen Business School

Pamela Murphy, Queen's University

Linda Myers, University of Tennessee

James Myers, University of Tennessee

Christopher Napier, Royal Holloway, University of London

Terry Neal, University of Tennessee

Dean Neu, York University

Suzanne Paquette, Université Laval

Antonio Parbonetti, University of Padova

Kathy Petroni, Michigan State University

Bradley Pomeroy, University of Waterloo

Peter Pope, London School of Economics and Political Science

Vaughan Radcliffe, University of Western Ontario

Abu Rahaman, University of Calgary

Shivaram Rajgopal, Columbia University

Sonja Rego, Indiana University

Alan Richardson, University of Windsor

John Roberts, University of Sydney

Darren Roulstone, Ohio State University

Thomas Schneider, Ryerson University

Cathy Shakespeare, University of Michigan

Peter Skaerbaek, Copenhagen Business School

Hollis Skaife, University of California-Davis

Xiaofei Song, Saint Mary's University

Theodore Sougiannis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mary Stanford, Texas Christian University

Hervé Stolowy, HEC Paris

K.R. Subramanyam, University of Southern California

Jeroen Suijs, Tilburg University

Hun-Tong Tan, Nanyang Technological University

Stephen Taylor, University of Technology, Sydney

Daniel Thornton, Queen's University

Kristy Towry, Emory University

Ken Trotman, UNSW Australia

Jennifer Tucker, University of Florida

Wim Van der Stede, The London School of Economics

Florin Vasvari, London Business School

Mohan Venkatachalam, Duke University

Beverly Walther, Northwestern University

Gregory Waymire, Emory University

Connie Weaver, Texas A&M University

Joseph Weber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Christine Wiedman, University of Waterloo

Heather Wier, University of Alberta

Richard Willis, Vanderbilt University

Marc Wouters, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Martin Wu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Joni Young, University of New Mexico

Ping Zhang, University of Toronto


Editorial Staff

Managing Editor

Colin Braithwaite


Editorial Support Team

Amber Goldie

Carina Hackett


Editorial Policies

Aims and Scope

Contemporary Accounting Research (CAR) publishes leading-edge research that contributes to our collective understanding of accounting’s role in organizations, markets or society. Canadian-based and global in scope, CAR seeks to reflect the worldwide intellectual diversity in accounting research.  Therefore, CAR welcomes interesting and intellectually rigorous work in all topic areas of accounting, using any appropriate method, and based in any discipline or research tradition that can contribute to accounting knowledge.

Editorial and Peer-Review Process

The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) has ultimate responsibility for ensuring the quality of the journal. The EIC assesses each submitted manuscript to determine whether its topic falls within CAR’s Aims and Scope, and whether the likelihood of success is sufficiently high to merit review. If not, the paper is returned to the authors without review. If the paper merits review, the EIC assigns it to an Editor with relevant expertise. From time to time, we may draw on Consulting Editors or members of the Editorial Board to serve as ad hoc Editors.

CAR strives to offer authors a fair, constructive, expert, and timely review process. The Editor assigned to a specific manuscript is responsible for the entire editorial and peer review process, subject to oversight by the EIC. The Editor normally assigns two reviewers, who provide review reports and recommendations. CAR discourages reviewers from attempting to identify authors, and requires them to report any known conflicts of interest. The Editor decides on the paper’s disposition, using the review reports as input, and communicates with the authors. The EIC reviews all decisions to accept papers for publication.

Authors are jointly responsible for adhering to the highest standards of academic integrity in the conduct, writing and presentation of their research.  Authors must submit a declaration of academic integrity, agreed by all authors, with any new submission.


All appeals go through the EIC. An appeal requires a new submission fee, which is not refundable. No appeal may be made until at least one month has passed since the decision, and any appeal must be made within six months of the decision. The author should provide a letter explaining the basis for the appeal, generally an error and not a difference of opinion. The EIC will assign a judge to the appeal, normally a Consulting Editor. The judge will have access to all submissions, reviews and correspondence related to the manuscript, and may communicate with any of the parties involved (authors, reviewers and Editor). The judge will decide whether to re-start the review process, and if so, whether to do so with the same Editor. The judge’s decision is final.

Information for Authors

Submissions to CAR must be original work, which has not been published and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. CAR accepts articles written either in English or in French for publication in the journal.  Articles submitted for the annual CAR conference must be written in English.

Submission Guidelines

Author Declaration

Style Guide

Copyright Transfer Agreement


Reports of the Editor in Chief

2013-2015 Patricia O'Brien

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2010-2012 Steve Salterio

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CAR Annual Conference

CAR hosts an annual invitation-only Conference. In 2017, the Conference will be held in Quebec City.

Visit the CAR Conference page