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.


4th Qualitative Accounting Research Symposium

4th Qualitative Accounting Research Symposium

Department of Management, Lang School of Business & Economics, University of Guelph

Sponsored by the Canadian Academic Accounting Association

Dates: Thursday, November 28 & Friday, November 29, 2019

Venue: University of Guelph, Guelph ON N1G 2W1

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. The Symposium features a keynote speaker and a panel discussion. The Keynote Speaker for this year is Professor Alan Sangster from University of Aberdeen (UK), and the topic for the panel discussion is: ‘What is Accounting History – ‘Subject’ vs ‘Method’’. Read more

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.

Special Issue: Government Accounting, Auditing and Accountability: a Canadian Perspective

Guest Editor: Ron Baker, Associate Professor (Accounting) University of Guelph

Submission deadline: December 31, 2020

Aims and Scope

Government accounting and reporting protects the public interest by helping to hold governments accountable and to manage public money (Chan 2003).  In 2018, The Public Sector Accounting Board of Canada released its Statement of Concepts for a revised conceptual framework for the Canadian public sector. Read more

Special Issue of Accounting Forum “Accounting for the Circular Economy"

Submission deadline for the Special Issue: October 31st, 2020.

Submission deadline to the 8th CSEAR NA Congress: March 15, 2020.

Dates of the 8th CSEAR NA Congress: July 3-4, 2020.

This Special Issue of Accounting Forum is in collaboration with the 8th North American Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research (8th CSEAR NA) to be held in Toronto on July 3-4, 2020. A special stream of parallel sessions at will be dedicated to papers on circular economy, where guest editors will act as chairs to provide suggestions and feedback to the authors in prevision of their submission. Of course, submissions to this Special Issue may be made directly without submitting to the conference. Read more

First Call for Papers: The 2020 North American Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research

Dates to Remember: 

March 15, 2020: Submission deadline for full papers or abstracts (300 words). 

April 10, 2020: Response to authors

May 15, 2020: Registration deadline. Details to come.

The Centre for Excellence in Responsible Business at the Schulich School of Business, York University is pleased to be hosting the 8th CSEAR North America Conference on July 3rd and 4th, 2020. Read more

U.S. and International

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

The Journal of Insurance Issues(JII)is a peer‐reviewed scholarly journal that publishes rigorous theoretical and empirical research in the field of risk and insurance. The JII encourages new perspectives and is open to all research methods including, but not limited to, empirical studies, mathematical proofs, laboratory experiments and simulations. All manuscripts, including empirical manuscripts, need to test, extend, and/or develop new theory that is relevant and timely for public policy or practitioners. Each year, one article from JII is selected for the prestigious Donald Hardigree Award.

The JII is included in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) - a multidisciplinary citation index covering all areas of the scholarly literature of the sciences, social sciences and arts & humanities. The Journal is also listed in Cabell’s. All issues of the JII are available online through JSTORIn addition to JSTOR, articles included in the journal are also available in Business Source Complete, ABI/INFORM Global, and RePec, among others.

All submissions should be sent to Manuscripts submitted to the JII 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 MSWord form and assign copyrights to the JII’s publisher. For more information about the submission and review process, the JII, and/or its sponsoring associations, see the JII website at


Yu-Luen Ma and Nat Pope

Co-Editors, Journal of Insurance Issues


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

Call for Papers: Conference: Charities, nonprofits and NGOs

Conference: Charities, nonprofits and NGOs: (re)building trust and legitimacy (and Special Issue of Financial Accountability & Management)

Tuesday 3rd /Wednesday 4th September 2019

Call for Papers

Charities, nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) and nonprofit organisations (hereafter referred to merely as nonprofit organisations) are pervasive in our society, be they, for example, general local charities, membership-based nonprofit associations, overseas development and aid organisations, universities, credit unions or trade unions. Read more.

Hawai'i Accounting Research Conference-2020 (HARC-2020)

Call For Papers

Hawai'i Accounting Research Conference-2020 (HARC-2020)

January 3 - 5, 2020, University of Hawai'i-Hilo, Hilo, Big Island, Hawai'i

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2019

The Hawai'i Accounting Research Conference (HARC) is an annual global accounting conference organized by the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM). The conference will provide a venue that is both enjoyable and affordable for attendees to engage in lively discussions about intellectually stimulating accounting research. Read more.


The 2nd International Conference on Accounting and Finance in Emerging Markets (ICAFEM)

The 2nd International Conference on Accounting and Finance in Emerging Markets (ICAFEM)

Submission dealine date: August 31, 2019

Conference: October 12-13, 2019

Theme: Information Change and Corporate Finance Development with High Quality. Read more

Call for Papers – IPSASB Research Forum Hosted by CIGAR Network

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) is offering four grants of US$1,500, with each grant for research under one of the following four topics:

1.            The Presentation of Financial Statements in the Public Sector;

2.            Differential Reporting (Financial Reporting for Small and Medium Sized Public Sector Entities);

3.            Discount Rates in the Public Sector: Rationale for their Use and Determination; and

4.            Disclosures of Tax Expenditures

Abstracts should be submitted by 15 December 2019 to Vanessa Mello ( ), with full papers submitted by 10 May 2020, to the same address ( ).

Draft papers will be discussed at the Comparative International Governmental Accounting Research (CIGAR) Network’s 2020 Workshop, with final papers presented to the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB). Read more