Announcement: New Editors-in-Chief for the CAAA Journals

Friday, September 13, 2019

It is our pleasure to start the 2019-2020 academic year at the CAAA with the announcement of our two new Editors in Chief. 

Alan Webb of the University of Waterloo will take over from Mike Welker of Queen’s University as the EIC of Contemporary Accounting Research

Leslie Berger of Wilfrid Laurier University will take over from Pascale Lapointe Antunes of Brock University as EIC of Accounting Perspectives

Michael Favere-Marchesi, 2019-20 CAAA President, welcomes the addition of these two excellent scholars as editors-in-chief of the Association’s journals. He said, “I want to thank both Alan Webb, as incoming Editor-in-Chief of CAR, and Leslie Berger, as incoming Editor-in-Chief of Accounting Perspectives AP for agreeing to take their respective lead of the journals in 2020. I also thank the Editor-In-Chief Search Committees for their dedicated work and commitment to find excellent candidates who will take over from the eminent lead of both Mike Welker (CAR) and Pascale Lapointe-Antunes (AP). The association is fortunate to have scholars of such stature who will carry forward the mandate of both journals to promote and publish excellent research and education materials in the Canadian and international academy.”  

Alan and Leslie will be working with Mike and Pascale over the course of the coming year. Alan’s term starts on May 1, 2020 and Leslie’s term starts on June 1, 2020. 

Contemporary Accounting Research publishes leading-edge research that contributes to our collective understanding of accounting's role in organizations, markets, or society. CAR is an internationally top-ranked research journal that reflects the worldwide intellectual diversity in accounting research. CAR hosts an annual invitation-only conference and doctoral consortium. 

Accounting Perspectives publishes applied research, literature reviews, commentary, and teaching cases grounded in the Canadian context. It is the resource for quarterly updates from FRAS Canada and hosts a workshop event each year at the CAAA Annual Conference. Past events have included a symposium on the unification of the accounting profession in Canada; case-writing and case-teaching roundtables, and a symposium on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Teaching notes for the library of cases published in AP are available to CAAA members.