An International Meeting of
the American Accounting Association
2006 Annual Meeting
August 6–9, 2006
Call for Submissions
Submission Deadline - January 10, 2006
Guidelines for Online Submission of Papers
Section Liaisons - Contact Info
In 2006, the American Accounting Association (AAA) will hold its Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., August 6-9. The Program Advisory Committee for the 2006 Annual Meeting of the AAA invites academic and practitioner members from around the globe to submit proposals for: papers, panels, forum proposals, Effective Learning Strategies sessions, CPE sessions and special concurrent session proposals, as well as to volunteer to serve as reviewers, moderators and discussants for meeting sessions. The Committee is particularly interested in ideas for concurrent sessions appealing to the interests of a broad cross-section of members. Because the meeting is in Washington D.C. we encourage sessions highlighting the interrelationship between the private and public sectors and the impact of regulation on accounting. In addition, we are very interested in ideas for sessions focusing on career development and success at all stages of a faculty member’s career. New Scholar Concurrent sessions offer an excellent opportunity for new faculty and doctoral students to receive mentoring from senior scholars on promising working papers. Effective Learning Strategies sessions offer an interactive opportunity to share innovations supporting learning. In addition, we are adding a new session category, the Emerging and Innovative Research Projects Sessions to highlight new research that is in the development stage. This exciting new session will bring to the forefront the latest ideas from accounting scholars in all areas. For details on all types of submissions see below.
Submissions are being accepted online and must be received by January 10, 2006 to be considered for inclusion in the program. [Exception: The deadline for Effective Learning Strategies submissions is April 24, 2006.] There is no submission fee. All submissions must be submitted electronically and can be submitted online at http://aaahq.org/AM2006/submit.htm.
2006 AAA Annual Meeting Submission Opportunities
Concurrent Paper Sessions
The History and Integrative session category will continue as a topic area to encourage breadth and discipline-spanning submissions. The Topic Liaison for the History and Integrative category is identified below and on the Annual Meeting website.
Papers are sought for presentation in concurrent sessions on topics of interest to accounting researchers, educators and practitioners. Concurrent paper session submissions are assigned by Section/Topic Liaisons to be peer reviewed by colleagues in the section/topic area. Section/Topic Liaisons are listed below and on the Annual Meeting website.
Concurrent Panel Sessions
Panel session submissions are sought that address current issues of practice, scholarly projects and findings, teaching and curriculum approaches and initiatives. Panel sessions are submitted to and reviewed by Section/Topic liaisons. Section leaders are encouraged to consider developing panel sessions addressing linkages between the private and public sector as they relate to issues affecting their members.
New Scholar Concurrent Sessions
New Scholar Concurrent Sessions provide junior faculty members constructive feedback on their research prior to submission. Faculty earning their Ph.D. in 2003 or after and current Ph.D. students are eligible to submit papers for consideration. Submitted papers in this category are peer reviewed. Senior researchers in each area will critique papers accepted for the New Scholar Concurrent sessions and provide feedback in small intereactive sessions with authors. In addition, individuals whose papers are accepted for the New Scholar Concurrent Sessions will be asked to review and critique another accepted paper.
New Scholars Concurrent sessions are 90-minute time blocks. Two new scholars and two senior faculty are paired at small tables. Each senior faculty provides 10-15 minutes of constructive feedback on each paper, and each new scholar will provide 15 minutes of feedback on the other new scholar’s paper. Both senior faculty and new scholars will provide written feedback for the new scholars at their table. The goal of New Scholar Concurrent Sessions is to help authors improve a promising working paper for future journal submission. Therefore, submitted papers must not be currently under review at a journal.
The text of the submitted papers must be less than 30 pages in length (not including references, endnotes, tables, figures and appendices). Co-authored papers are acceptable, even if one of the coauthors does not meet the definition of a new scholar in this submission category. One coauthor for each accepted paper may participate along with the New Scholar in the session, but the submitting New Scholar must attend. Papers selected for the New Scholars Concurrent Session will be listed in the official program of the 2006 annual meeting.
New Scholars Concurrent Sessions are open only to the participants. Some AAA sections may choose to highlight the research of new scholars during one concurrent session or panel. Check the Annual Meeting website to see if your section is participating in New Scholar Concurrent sessions.
Effective Learning Strategies Session
This Forum showcases ideas, research, strategies and education innovations that support learning in accounting. The interactive format provides opportunities for presenters to have an intimate forum for exchange of ideas and resources. Members interested in sharing learning-related interests and projects, scholarship of teaching projects, and educational innovations are encouraged to submit proposals that are reviewed and selected by members of the Accounting Education Committee. The deadline for Effective Learning Strategies submissions has been extended to April 24, 2006.
Research Forum Session
The Research Forum will continue, in a new format designed to encourage interaction among participants and broader dissemination of findings, ideas, and implications of their research. In this interactive format authors will be given space to provide graphical representations, interactive technologies, and displays to highlight key findings and research methods that will facilitate discussion with participants. Presentation guidelines are available from section liaisons.
Emerging and Innovative Research Projects Session
This new interactive session is designed to highlight the best of emerging and innovative research ideas. Authors will submit a 3-4 page abstract describing their work in process. . In this interactive format authors will be given space to provide graphical representations, interactive technologies, and displays to highlight key findings and research methods that will facilitate discussion with participants. Submissions to this session will be reviewed by members of the Annual Meeting Program Advisory Committee. Presentation guidelines will be available on the Annual Meeting website.
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Sessions (Saturday and Sunday, 8/5-6)
The program of half and full day workshops comprising the CPE program provides opportunities for in-depth attention and study of more complex issues and topics. Subjects range from relevant issues in practice, to current standards activity, from teaching approaches and resources, to current areas of scholarship. The CPE program is held on the two days preceding the AAA Annual Meeting, this year that will be Saturday and Sunday, 8/5 and 6. Submitted CPE proposals are reviewed and selected by members of the Accounting Education Committee.
Online Availability of Papers
Authors will have the option of allowing their papers to be available online approximately 30 days prior to the meeting through 30 days after the meeting. The AAA has determined that online availability of papers for this period of time will not preclude subsequent publication in AAA journals. The Program Advisory Committee encourages authors to post their papers online, as such posting enables interested parties to read papers before the meeting, facilitating robust and active discussion at the concurrent sessions.
A submission fee will not be required for submissions to the 2006 Annual Meeting.
Guidelines for Online Submission of Papers
The body of your submission should include ONLY the title and content of the paper in PDF format. The body of your submission MUST NOT include any identifying author information.
Ancillary files, such as tables, Excel® worksheets, PowerPoint® slides, etc., should be converted to PDF and appended to the main submission PDF file, prior to submission. Only ONE FILE may be uploaded at the time of submission. Free software is available to convert documents from any application to PDF format and to consolidate multiple PDF files. Download The Pdf995 Suite at:
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these detailed instructions.
- include a cover page with your submission. Information typically provided on a cover page will be entered on the online submission form.
- enter submission titles, author/panelist/presenter names, and affiliations in all upper-case letters when filling out the submission form. They must be in upper and lower case with major words capitalized. In addition, affiliations should not abbreviated.
- A 150-word (maximum) ABSTRACT on the online submission form only. DO NOT include the abstract with the body of your submission.
- Content of your submission in PDF format. The body of your submission MUST NOT include any identifying author information.
- Any ancillary files, such as tables, Excel® worksheets, PowerPoint® slides, etc., should be converted to PDF format and appended to the main submission PDF file prior to submission. Only ONE FILE may be uploaded at the time of submission. For assistance with multiple file submissions, please contact the appropriate Section Liaison (see below) for your submission category.
- Indication to which of the AAA Sections your submission should be directed. Choose the Section that most closely matches the topic area of your submission. In addition to AAA Sections, a "History and Integrative" submission category has been included.
- By establishing the "History and Integrative" category, we hope to encourage submissions that may not fit well within a section category or that will integrate across traditional domains. Please submit to the "History and Integrative" category if your submission deals with history research, clearly integrates across traditional Section topics, or otherwise clearly
does not pertain to a Section. Submissions to this category that are deemed to be within the purview of
a Section category will be redirected to that Section for review. Papers and proposals must be designated for one, and only one, of the submission categories on the following list:
- Papers should not be submitted that have been published, accepted for publication, or that will have been presented at more than one AAA Section or Regional Meeting.
- Submission of a paper implies a commitment by at least one author to register for and attend the meeting to present the paper at the appointed time.
- Presenters must provide an adequate supply of handouts or papers for distribution to session attendees.
- The complete submission process must be repeated each time you submit a paper, panel, CPE proposal, ELS proposal, or Emerging Research Project. Submit the form ONLY ONCE to volunteer as a reviewer/moderator/discussant. Since each submission will receive a unique Submission ID, you are encouraged to use the same email address, user ID, and password for all submissions.
- By AAA policy, an individual is limited to one personal appearance on the program as a presenting author. This policy allows multiple submissions but precludes acceptance for more than one presentation. A presenter may be a non-presenting co-author on additional papers. If a presenting author has papers accepted in more than one Section, the confirmation process will ask the author to choose which paper he/she will present.
Contact the appropriate Section Liaison from the list above.
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