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.


Critical Perspectives on Accounting Special Issue: Critical Auditing Studies


“Critical Auditing Studies: Adopting a Critical Lens toward Contemporary Audit Discourse, Practice and Regulation”

Deadline for submissions: March 29, 2019

Recent decades have seen significant growth in interpretive studies of contemporary audit practice and regulation. This literature has provided valuable insights into the ongoing developments in the audit field, documenting, among other things, the shifting culture within audit firms and the proliferation of the commercialistic values and incentives; motivations for, dynamics and consequences of changes in audit technology; and individual audit practitioner’s and firm’s responses to the challenges presented by the changing regulatory environments, at both national and transnational levels (Cooper & Robson, 2006; Robson, Humphrey, Khalifa & Jones, 2007; Malsch & Gendron, 2013; Spence & Carter, 2014). While substantially enhancing our understanding of auditing as a social and organizational phenomenon, much of the literature has taken a predominantly explanatory stance on the above developments where scholars observe and make sense of, rather than critically appraise the significance and potential ramifications of, these dynamics and events. There is therefore a risk that, despite the growing scholarly interest in the backstage of audit work and the conduct and governance of audit firms, we are losing sight of the “bigger picture”, such as the implications of the above for the role and societal relevance of the audit function, the standing of auditing in a multi-disciplinary audit firm context, and the future of auditing as a profession.

This special issue provides an opportunity to engage in a critically-flavored yet constructive debate about auditing and the direction it is taking.

Download the full submission information and call for papers

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically. The guest editors welcome enquiries from those who are interested in submitting. All papers will be reviewed in accordance with the normal processes of Critical Perspectives on Accounting. It is anticipated that this special issue will be published in 2021.

Any queries or enquiries about the special issue should be directed to Anna Samsonova-Taddei.

The Seventh International Conference of the Journal of International Accounting Research

The goal of this conference is to expand the diversity and scope of international accounting research, through increased understanding and awareness of the challenges and opportunities of international accounting. Original and rigorous research work will provide academics, practitioners and regulators with deeper insights into international accounting issues. Journal of International Accounting Research (JIAR) continues to welcome innovative and high quality research that examines how accounting data affects capital market participants. Papers that address interesting and innovative research questions in all areas are welcomed. 

Papers can be submitted for consideration in one of two tracks: Plenary Session submissions or Concurrent Session submissions.

Plenary Session Submission: Please follow the regular submission procedure for JIAR outlined at: The regular submission fee of $250 will be waived. Accepted Plenary Session papers will be published in the Journal of International Accounting Research (conditional on satisfactory responses to reviewers’ and discussant’s comments). Additionally, the conference will waive the registration fee and pay for airfare (up to $1,400 US) and three nights’ stay in the conference hotel for one presenter. 

Concurrent Session Submission: Papers submitted to the Concurrent Sessions will be considered for presentation at the conference, but not for publication in the Journal of International Accounting Research. Submissions should be directed via email to



Paper Submission: January 31st, 2019 

Notification paper acceptance: March 15th, 2019 

Early registration: May 1st, 2019

For more information of paper submission and the conference, visit JIAR's Call for Papers announcement.

Critical Perspectives on Accounting Special Issue: African Accounting and Development

Special Issue on African Accounting and Development

Call for papers for special issue in Critical Perspectives on Accounting linked to the 2018 African Accounting & Finance Conference in Dakar (Senegal)

Submission deadline: 31 December 2018

Accounting is an essential cog in development mechanisms as it provides information for decisions, planning and control (Hopper et al., 2012; 2017). This is crucial for developing countries, particularly African ones with pressing needs to meet development challenges, such as alleviating poverty, improving sanitation and public infrastructures, increasing literacy, and improving health. However, despite early research on accounting and development generally (Enthoven, 1973) and later on Africa (Asechemie, 1997), such topics have been neglected, especially in leading accounting journals. Exceptions are special issues on African accounting in Critical Perspectives on Accounting (2010); Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal (2017); and Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies (2017). However, these mainly cover Anglophone Africa and neglect other regions, especially Francophone Africa – a significant part of the continent (Lassou and Hopper, 2016). Also, given the complex political economy of Africa at micro and macro levels (Harris, 1975; Harrison, 2004, 2005), more studies on accounting in its social and political context, attendant processes and their societal effects are needed (Hopper et al., 2017).

Africa is crucial globally, economically and politically (Agbohou, 2012; Harris, 1975). It is the second largest continent and contains 30% of the earth’s mineral resources, many of which remain untapped. Yet it has struggled since postcolonialism to create development paths that improve living standards for its people (Ake, 1996; Yates, 2006). Africa contains the largest number of the world’s poorest countries (Jeune Afrique, 2012), and experiences recurrent crises (including civil wars) “…with continuing food insecurity, a rise of extreme poverty, stunningly high child and maternal mortality, and large numbers of people living in slums.” (Lassou, 2017.2). It is culturally diverse, having many ethnicities, languages, ways of living, and organization of social and business activities, especially its ‘informal sector’ (Verick, 2006) but it is often theorized monolithically using Western structures and institutional frameworks neglectful of African realities. For example, traditional modes of production in farming and manufacturing, and financing business and social activities such as marriage and funerals often use non-banking mediums, such as ‘tontine’ or micro-finance (Lelart, 1990). Over the past three decades, global development agencies (such as NGOs and the World Bank, IMF, WTO) have prescribed neo-liberal economic reforms and policies, and more recently ‘Good Governance’ and the ‘Capable State’ policies to meet Millennium Development goals (Annisette, 2004; van Rooyen et al., 2012) but little is known about how accounting is used in these settings, to what ends, how and why it emerged, and its relation to indigenous systems.

This special issue invites submissions (in English or French) from theoretical, empirical and methodological perspectives informed by critical analysis that confront accounting and developmental challenges and opportunities within distinctive African settings, including traditional and modern governance systems, beliefs, language, thoughts, ceremonies and traditions; modes of production; and local knowledge (Agrawal, 1995; Dei, 2000). The following is an indicative (but not exhaustive) list of themes of interest:

  • Auditing, audit institutions and governance
  • Finance and financial development, including banks, NGOs and traditional mediums
  • Accounting controls for African modes of production
  • The impact of international accounting standards
  • Accounting and global institutions’ policies, e.g. regarding development, governance, global warming and human rights
  • Accounting for extracting natural resources and their social and environmental impact
  • Multinational accounting practices
  • Financial accounting reform
  • Accounting reform in central and local governments, and state-owned organizations
  • Taxation
  • The role of indigenous and global accounting professional institutions
  • Social and environmental accounting
  • Third sector accounting and accountability

2018 African Accounting & Finance Conference

The special issue is linked to (but not limited to) the African Accounting & Finance Conference on 4th – 7th September 2018 in Dakar (Senegal) at CESAG Business School, the first Francophone institution to host this Conference. Interested authors are encouraged to present their papers there for comments and feedback in a “Critical Perspectives on Accounting Paper Development Track Session” before their submission to the special issue, when it will undergo the journal’s normal review processes. However, attendance and/or presentation at the Conference is NOT a pre-requisite - other submissions are welcomed and will be treated equally.

Submission process

Submissions to the journal can be in English or French. Francophone reviewers will review submissions in French but they must have an English title and a bilingual abstract. Resubmissions and responses to reviewers can also be in French but once accepted for publication papers must be translated into English at the authors’ expense. The quality of the translation and its coherence to the French version will be verified by CPA’s editorial team and the original reviewers. If deemed unsuitable further translations must be made at the authors’ expense to the satisfaction of the editorial team. The journal will publish the English version, with the French version as a Word file supplement on the journal’s website. Both versions will bear its English title to avoid confusion during subsequent referencing.

Special issue editors:

- Dr Philippe Lassou, University of Guelph, Canada

- Professor Trevor Hopper, University of Sussex, UK

- Professor Collins Ntim, University of Southampton, UK

 Manuscripts should be submitted electronically via in the section devoted to this special issue, which it is anticipated will be published in early 2020.

The guest editors welcome enquiries from potential contributors, which should be directed to Philippe Lassou.

2019 Conference on Convergence of Financial and Managerial Accounting Research

June 24-26, 2019

2019 Conference on Convergence of Financial and Managerial Accounting Research

Call for Papers

We invite submissions to the 2019 Conference on Convergence of Financial and Managerial Accounting Research. The goals of the conference are to explore state-of-the-art practices, showcase cutting-edge research and discuss thought-provoking questions at the interface of financial and managerial accounting. Read more

U.S. and International

Accounting History Review Annual Conference

Accounting History Review Annual Conference: Announcement of Conference and Initial Call for Papers

Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2019

This conference will build on recent scholarship in Accounting History Review that demon- strates an important and impressive shift from accounting history to accounting in history– from accounting historians to historians who examine multi-faceted social and insti- tutional contexts through an accounting lens. Our studies contribute positively and authoritatively to discussions with respect to historically-informed and theoretically- informed research, especially into how history and organisation and management studies might learn from each other to provide richer narratives of organisational life.

Our conference returns to our Cardiff’ roots. Theoretical, empirical and review papers are welcomed in all areas of accounting history. We encourage studies that move beyond dis- ciplinary boundaries and engage with historians in other research areas. The conference provides delegates with the opportunity of presenting and discussing, in an informal setting, papers ranging from early working drafts to fully developed manuscripts. The con- ference format will include approximately 40 minutes for presentation and discussion in order to provide worthwhile feedback for presenters.

Those wishing to offer papers to be considered for presentation at the conference should submit an extended abstract of their paper (not exceeding one page) to Cheryl S. McWatters.

Download the full submission information and call for papers

2019 AFAANZ Conference

Papers must be submitted by Friday, 8 February 2019, 5pm AEST.

This is the first call for papers for the 2019 AFAANZ Conference to be held in Brisbane, Australia. Papers are invited in the broad areas of Accounting History, Asset Pricing, Auditing, Behavioural Finance, Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Critical Perspectives, Education, Finance, Financial Accounting, Interdisciplinary, International Accounting, Management Accounting, Public Sector/Not for Profit, Taxation and related topics.

Papers should conform to the style and format of Accounting & Finance, an AFAANZ journal. All papers will be subject to blind peer review so please ensure that there are no author details mentioned in your paper.

For more information on the submission process and conference, visit the 2019 AFAANZ Conference's announcement page.

Accounting for Social Impact: Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management

Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2019

Papers are invited for consideration for inclusion in a QRAM special issue on ‘Accounting for Social Impact’. Social impact is a significant and emergent theme in contemporary theory, practice and education. It is relevant for, and has been researched in, a number of diverse fields within the accounting literature resulting in a range of foci. For example, research within charities and non-governmental organisations has acknowledged that the demonstration of social impact is often implicated within accountability relationships with a variety of stakeholders such as funders and beneficiaries (Agyemang et al., 2017; O’Leary, 2016; Yang, Northcott & Sinclair, 2017). Other studies have sought to understand the consequences of accounting for performance and impact within internal organisational practice (Chenhall, Hall & Smith, 2013, 2014). A further stream of research from the social accounting literature has investigated external understandings of social impact and their broader societal consequences, often in terms of motivating social movements and anti-hegemonic practices (Denedo et al. 2017; Dey et al. 2011; Laine & Vinnari, 2017; Tregidga, 2017; Vinnari & Laine, 2017). Research has also identified several conceptual and practical challenges of accounting for social outcomes and impact particularly when implicated in accountability exercises (Connolly & Hyndman, 2013; Ebrahim & Rangan, 2014; O’Dwyer & Unerman, 2007, 2008; Yang & Northcott, 2017). As such, research to date has come from diverse backgrounds and starting points yet is still limited and a focus on understanding the role of accounting in relation to social impact requires further investigation.

Manuscripts should be prepared and submitted in accordance with QRAM author guidelines and is subject to QRAM’s regular double-blind review process. All submissions must be made via QRAM’s online system.

For more information on submission guidelines, visit Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management's Call for Papers information page.

Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management special issue: Governing by numbers: audit culture and contemporary tales of universities’ accountability

  • ScholarOne submissions will open at the beginning of November 2018.
  • Key dates: Full paper submission: by the 15th January 2019

Scholars have focused on the reasons for the metamorphosis of universities into “transnational corporate universities”. The diffusion of the “audit culture” and new bureaucratic mechanisms designed to render the universities more accountable, manageable, efficient and visible through performance measures has been termed “coercive commensurability” or “tyranny of numbers” (Brenneis, Shore and Wright, 2005). The new accounting models of accountability have in several cases introduced new internal relations of power between academics and managers altering historically established roles and equilibria.

The effects of the “audit culture” and “calculative technologies” on academics, managers and other university stakeholders are significantly under-investigated from accounting and accountability perspectives. Through this Special Issue, we hope to reveal the complications surrounding the emerging issues within the complex settings of “hybrid” universities operating at the intersection of the market and state logics.

If you are interested in participating in the Special Issue Workshop, please email your paper to and before 31 August 2018.

For inquiries and further information, visit the Call for Papers information page, or contact Giuseppe Grossi,

2019 Conference of the Public Interest Section and Doctoral/Early Scholar Consortium

The Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association will hold a Midyear Meeting on March 29 - 30, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Orlando Downtown, in Orlando, Florida.

The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, January 14, 2019.

  • Doctoral/Early Scholar Consortium: Friday Morning, March 29 
  • Regular Meeting and Research Conference: Friday afternoon and Saturday, March 29-30

Public interest is typically defined as that which serves the common good. The role of the Public Interest Section is to promote the common good through a richer understanding of issues related to the functioning of accounting. Our overall goal is to affect positively human welfare and promote social justice through teaching, research and service. We do this by promoting knowledge and responsible action with respect to all aspects of accounting. We are a diverse group with many research interests and welcome members to our section. Please see our Section Page for more information about our section subscribe to our blog at

To submit a paper: 
Submit your paper directly to Charles Cho at by January 14, 2019.

For more information on the consortium and how to submit papers, visit the American Accounting Association's Public Interest Section.

British Accounting and Finance Association: Annal Conference with Doctoral Masterclasses 2019

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Tuesday 9–Wednesday 10 April 2019 with Doctoral Masterclasses Monday 8 April 2019

The British Accounting and Finance Association is pleased to announce the 2019 Annual Conference in Birmingham. Our strategic aims are to be: 

  • a vibrant association of choice for accounting and finance academics;
  • the voice and resource of the accounting and finance community; and
  • campaigners for accounting and finance research and pedagogy.


Online Submission Opens: 3 September 2018 
Closes: 5 December 2018

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

Papers will be reviewed by subject specialists drawn from our special interest groups and associates. As we are increasing the number of different events at the conference this year, there will be some restrictions placed on the number of presentation slots available.

For more information on call for papers, the conference and submission guidelines, visit the Annual Conference's information page.

Call for Papers University of Illinois - Deloitte Tax Symposium XVI

The Sixteenth Symposium on Tax Research sponsored by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Deloitte Tax LLP will be held in Chicago, Illinois, on Friday, September 27, 2019 (evening reception on Thursday, September 26). The goal of the Symposium is to bring together scholars, practitioners, and regulators working on current issues in taxation. Read more