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 - Building a New Audit Profession

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2017

For its third special issue, Accounting Perspectives invites manuscripts on the opportunities and challenges faced by the audit profession in Canada.

This special issue aims to advance our understanding of the evolution of the audit profession over the last decade. As more businesses choose to conduct their operations in real-time and technology threatens to commodify professional knowledge, what will the future of auditing look like? What innovations are needed to build tomorrow’s audit? What are the consequences for accounting education? What role should the Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) play in slowing down the decline of auditing?


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

  • Trends in auditing practices and comparison with other countries
  • Technological innovations and their impact on businesses and auditing practices
  • Audit innovations
  • Costs and benefits of CPAB oversight
  • Educating the accounting student of the future

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

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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

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) 

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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).

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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.

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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.

Conference on Accounting for the Public Sector at a Time of Crisis (and Special Issue of Abacus)

Conference on Accounting for the Public Sector at a Time of Crisis
(and Special Issue of Abacus)

Deadline for Submissions: October 31, 2017

Venue: Centre for Not-for-profit and Public Sector Research (CNPR), Queen’s University Belfast

Date: Wednesday 17th/Thursday 18th January 2018

Sponsored by BAFA’s Public Services and Charities Special Interest Group

Call for Papers
The public sector across the globe is facing crisis on a number of fronts. New Public Management ideas, initially introduced into the public sector in the 1980s (and claimed to have the potential to make the state more efficient and effective), have been robustly challenged in terms of their tendency to undermine public values and their failure to deliver better services. The rise in network arrangements, often combining private-sector, public-sector and third-sector contributions (sometimes seen as a way of making more resources available to build public-sector capacity), has been criticised for fragmenting service delivery, reducing accountability and undermining service quality. A period of austerity, following the worldwide financial crisis of 2008, has heralded swingeing cuts in public-sector spending across a range of services as governments seek to control debt and reduce deficits. Demographic changes, for example in the context of an aging population, have made spending-choice decisions difficult to make and difficult to justify. Calls for greater accountability and transparency (notwithstanding problems in defining these terms) have correlated with apparent reductions in trust (often brought on by scandals) in both organisations of state and establishment figures.

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This conference is associated with a Special Issue of Abacus ‘Accounting for the Public Sector at a Time of Crisis’ edited by Professor Noel Hyndman and Professor Donal McKillop. Submission of papers to the conference implies that authors wish to be considered for the Special Issue.


Accounting and Finance Special Issue: Qualitative Accounting Research

Accounting & Finance
Special issue: Qualitative Accounting Research

Paper submission deadline: 31 January 2018

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The journal Accounting & Finance is calling for papers for a special issue dedicated to qualitative accounting research. The aims of this special issue are to:

1. Encourage excellence in qualitative research;

2. Support qualitative researchers, including those who are AFAANZ members, especially the Qualitative Research in Accounting Network members; and

3. Reaffirm that Accounting & Finance is ready and committed to assessing and publishing qualitative research.

Qualitative accounting research is important because it removes the abstractness of accounting numbers and demonstrates how accounting impacts on people and society (Robson, 1992; Dumay and Rooney, 2016). As a social science, qualitative accounting research explores how accounting influences ordinary lives through understanding how accounting can have beneficial, and sometimes harmful outcomes (see Baker and Hayes, 2004; Carnegie and Napier, 2010). If we are to assure society that accounting also serves the needs of society then we need to advance qualitative accounting research and continue to promote its relevance (Parker, 2012). Through understanding how accounting touches our everyday lives we can appreciate how it is a vital technology that serves both the interests of business, other organisations, and the society in which it operates.

The guest editors of the special issue encourage submissions from diverse perspectives and encourage authors to develop research papers that represent cutting edge state-of-the-art qualitative accounting research of an empirical nature, or introduce new theories, methodologies and research methods that can be applied in qualitative accounting research.

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Guest Editors:

Charl de Villiers
The University of Auckland

John Dumay
Macquarie University

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


2018 AFAANZ Annual Conference

2018 AFAANZ Annual Conference

Conference dates: July 1-3, 2018

Submission deadline: February 18, 2018

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This is the first call for papers for the 2018 AFAANZ Conference to be held in Auckland, New Zealand. Papers are invited in the broad areas of accounting, finance, auditing, corporate governance, accounting information systems, accounting education, ethics, corporate social responsibility, behavioural finance, tax and related topics.

Papers should conform to the style and format of Accounting and 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.

Further details regarding the submission of papers will be made available in the September 2017 issue of the AFAANZ Newsletter and on the AFAANZ website.

Papers must be submitted by Sunday, 18 February 2018, 5pm AEST. Late submissions will NOT be accepted under any circumstances so please allow adequate time to complete our online submission process.

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Journal of Accounting Research Conference 2018

53rd Annual (2018) Journal of Accounting Research Conference

The Role of Gate-Keepers in Accounting

Submission deadline: December 1, 2017

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The 2018 Journal of Accounting Research conference will be held at the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago on May 11-12, 2018.

The 2018 conference aims to bring together scholars to discuss current issues relating to the interactions of gate-keepers with accounting. We invite the submission of theoretical, empirical, field and clinical studies related to the conference topic. We encourage papers across a broad range of topics related to the role of gate-keepers in accounting.

Call for papers and submission guidelines