Calls for Papers

The CAAA presents external calls for papers in English and French for the benefit of members. This does not necessarily indicate that the organizing institution accepts papers in both languages or that a conference is delivered in both languages. Please check the external institution’s submission information.


Accounting Perspectives Special Issue - Accounting for and Researching Corporate Sustainability: A Moving Target


Submission deadline: August 31, 2017 

For its second special issue, Accounting Perspectives invites manuscripts on accounting for and researching corporate sustainability.

The concept of corporate sustainability is in continual evolution. A growing number of companies, for example, include sustainability in their mission statement, but the extent to which it is defined and implemented continues to vary from boilerplate disclosure to a comprehensive and transparent accountability strategy. A better understanding of the factors fostering the adoption of sustainability practices within Canadian organizations can support the emergence of sustainability initiatives and improve their social, environmental, and economic performance. As sustainability accounting research matures, a framework that illustrates the theoretical tension in the literature and suggests possibilities for future research is also needed.  Through this special issue, we will shed light on the questions accounting research can answer in the emergingand shifting sphere of corporate sustainability.


Topics appropriate for this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Causes and consequences of the adoption of sustainability practices
  • Role played by corporate sustainability accounting in the financial statements
  • Emergence of new methodologies and theories applicable to corporate sustainability
  • Trends in sustainability practices by Canadian firms



Following Accounting Perspectives’ editorial policy, submissions are welcome in the following four streams: literature reviews, applied research and commentary, educational articles and instructional cases. Accounting Perspectives welcomes all theoretical and methodological paradigms. Articles and instructional cases must be written in an accessible style suitable for the journal’s diverse audience. Technical terms, methodologies, and results should be clearly defined and discussed.

Submissions will be subject to an expedited review process. Accepted papers will be published in the first special issue of Accounting Perspectives in the spring of 2018. There is no submission fee and short papers will also be considered.

Please submit your manuscript online through the AP Editorial Manager (EM) website. When submitting to the online system, choose the article type "Vol 17 Special Issue: Accounting for and Researching Corporate Sustainability". Accounting Perspectives uses plagiarism detection software on all submissions and resubmissions.

The deadline for receiving submissions for this special issue is August 31, 2017.

2nd Annual Qualitative Accounting Research Symposium

The CAAA is pleased to sponsor the

2nd Qualitative Accounting Research Symposium

Department of Management, College of Business & Economics, University of Guelph

Submission deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017

Symposium Dates: November 30 & December 1, 2017

Venue: University of Guelph, ON

Download the call for papers

The Qualitative Accounting Research Symposium (QARS) brings together researchers and accounting faculty who share an interest in qualitative accounting research from diverse methodological and theoretical perspectives. The Symposium provides a high-profile forum for scholars (academics and research students) to discuss accounting practice and research issues in a social, political, and economic context of humankind, broadly defined. The Symposium features a key note speaker and a panel discussion.

Submission of papers

The Symposium welcomes submissions (full papers) in any area of accounting such as management control, auditing, information systems, financial and managerial accounting.

For more information, please email Sandra Scott (phone 519-824-4120 Ext 52709) or Philippe Lassou (phone 519-824-4120 Ext 58162).

U.S. and International

Hawai'i Accounting Research Conference

Conference dates: January 3-5, 2018

Held at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM), Honolulu

Research paper submission deadline: August 31, 2017

Hawai’i Accounting Research Conference is an annual global accounting conference held at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM) in early January. The purpose of the conference is to provide a venue that is both delightful and affordable for attendees to engage in lively discussions about intellectually stimulating accounting research.

Topics and Author Guidelines

Research Paper Submissions

The Journal of Insurance Issues: The Official Journal of the Western and Southern Risk and Insurance Associations

The Journal of Insurance Issues, established in 1977, welcomes original article submissions of analytic or empirical merit in the areas of insurance, risk, and related disciplines. The JII is a double-blind, peer-reviewed academic journal. All issues of the Journal of Insurance Issues are available online through JSTOR

Manuscripts must not have been published in, or submitted for concurrent review with another journal. Successful authors will be required to submit the final version of their papers in MS Word and to assign copyright to the Journal’s publisher.

In addition to JSTOR, the Journal is listed in Cabell’s and is also found in ProQuest, EconLit, RePec. Each year, one particularly outstanding article from JII is selected for the prestigious Donald Hardigree Award. For more information about the submission and review process, the JII, or its sponsoring associations, see the Journal website. All submissions should be sent to

Yu-Luen Ma and Nat Pope

Co-Editors, Journal of Insurance Issues


Social and Environmental Accountability Journal Special Issue

Special Issue: Sustainability Governance

Deadline for submissions: October 31, 2017

The current un-sustainable practices have led to deep concerns on issues that are regarded as generally worrying. Existing research examining the financial, environmental, biodiversity and ethical crises of the past decades are questioning our institutional configuration and exposed the economic, socio-ecological and governance deteriorations (IPCC, 2008; OECD, 2012) 

See full call for papers and topics

The emergence of alternative visions (such as ecological conceptualizations, or anthropology and sustainability as foundation disciplines) are highlighting the desire to find new approaches to think and examine the governing role of the dominant institutional configuration in society, while at the same time showing the crisis of traditional corporate governance paradigm (Levi-Faur, 2012)...

The special issue aims at increasing our understanding of the role that accounting plays in sustainability governance (Hopwood & Miller, 1994; O'Dwyer & Unerman, 2016). All sorts of contributions are encouraged, including insights into theories, practices and dilemmas within the field of sustainability governance and the mechanisms (including technologies, rules, and structures) that organizations may have put in place to govern sustainability. Particularly welcome are papers that investigate the nature and scope of sustainability governance to understand governance rationales, technologies, and apparatuses as well as their interactions with existing socio-ecological domains (Paterson & Stripple, 2010; Russell & Frame, 2013; Spence & Rinaldi, 2014; Stripple & Bulkeley, 2014; Thomson, Grubnic, & Georgakopoulos, 2014).

See full call for papers and topics

2018 BAFA Annual Conference with Doctoral Masterclasses

Call for papers/abstracts

We invite submissions of full papers on any topic from academics, final-year PhD students, and practitioners in the disciplines of accounting and finance.

The deadline for online submissions is 5 December 2017 and the submissions system will open on 1 September 2017.

You can either download the appropriate PDF from the links below, or visit the conference web page.

We will be updating the conference web page over the next few months, and remember to follow BAFA on Twitter @BAFA_UK for updates on BAFA conferences and other news.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference 2018

Submission deadline: January 15, 2018

The IPA conference is an established forum for research into the social, political and organisational aspects of accounting theory and practice.

View the call for papers and submission information

Consistent with its interdisciplinary agenda, the IPA conference brings together accounting researchers with broad social science interests from other disciplines such as anthropology, history, sociology, philosophy, and political economy. The conference welcomes papers that discuss the broad scope of accounting from a variety of theoretical perspectives. The organisers aim to highlight emerging intellectual and social issues and encourage new agendas, as well as stimulate debate within and between established paradigms.

A distinctive feature of the IPA conference is the constructive evaluation that each paper receives. All submissions are double-blind reviewed and each accepted paper is presented by a discussant, not the author.

The parallel sessions are 45 minutes long and comprise the discussant’s presentation of the paper (20 minutes), the author’s response (10 minutes) and open discussion (15 minutes). Reviewers and discussants are central to the continuing success of the IPA conference and we encourage wide participation through the discussant process.