2017 - 2018 Call for Nominations and Award Selection Criteria

AAA Competitive Manuscript Award

Nominations Deadline: January 31 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time

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The Competitive Manuscript Award Committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Competitive Manuscript Award.

Award Intent

  • The award encourages research among members of the Association who have earned their PhD within the past five years.

Award Selection Criteria

  • Any subject matter in the field of accounting is proper for inclusion.
  • Manuscripts must generally conform to the style and length requirements of The Accounting Review.
  • Co-authored papers are not eligible.
  • Previously published manuscripts, or those submitted for publication to journals other than The Accounting Review before the contest decision, are not eligible.
  • The AAA Competitive Manuscript Award Committee will select as many as three winners, observing subject matter interest, depth of research, contribution to knowledge, and organization of subject matter.

Award Presentation

  • The winner(s) will receive an award at the AAA Annual Meeting.
  • The AAA Competitive Manuscript Award Committee will select as many as three winners.
  • The winning manuscript(s) will be awarded a certificate designated as the American Accounting Association Competitive Manuscript Award.
  • The winner(s) will be announced on the AAA website and in multi-topic mass emails.

Nominations Deadline

  • Nominations are due by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on January 31

Instructions for Submitting Nominations

  • Members of the committee are encouraged to submit nominations. 
  • Current Committee members who are nominated for the award will be asked to either recuse themselves from the committee or remove their nomination from consideration.
  • Only electronic submissions in a Word file will be accepted.
  • Manuscripts will be subject to a blind review; therefore all personal information, any "identifying" information, acknowledgements on the title or abstract page, including the author’s dissertation chair and other committee members (which would indicate the school the author is from), a list of schools where the paper has been presented, and awards the paper previously won should be removed prior to submission in order facilitate a truly "blind" review. Any identifying information in the submission will be removed by the AAA Professional Staff Liaison prior to sending the viewing information to the Chair.
  • Each nomination must include:
    • An electronic submission in a Word file of the manuscript, and
    • A cover letter stating the mailing address, the date PhD degree was awarded, and a statement to the effect that the manuscript has not been previously published and is not being considered for publication by other journals at the time of the manuscript contest.
  • Please attach a Word document of the manuscript and cover letter to an email and send to Barbara Gutierrez, Professional Staff Liaison, at with "2018 Competitive Manuscript" in the subject line of your email.
  • Upon receipt of your nomination you will receive an acknowledgment message from the Professional Staff Liaison.
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