Call for Nominations

Third Annual Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory Best Paper Award

The Auditing Section requests nominations for the third annual Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (AJPT) Best Paper Award.  The Section established this award in 2012 to annually recognize a paper published in AJPT that has had a significant influence on, or the potential to significantly influence, auditing research or practice. The assessment of what constitutes an outstanding contribution to auditing research is based upon the following criteria: (1) a demonstrable or anticipated impact on audit research or practice, (2) the importance of the problem(s) addressed, (3) the creativity of the research, and (4) the appropriateness of the theoretical development, research method, and analysis. Nominations for the award will be accepted from members of the Auditing Section and self-nominations are allowed.

The paper selected for the award will be chosen by the AJPT Best Paper Award Selection Committee. The committee includes the Senior Editor of AJPT at the time the award will be conferred, the most recent past Senior Editor, and three other members chosen by the Auditing Section Vice President, Academic. The author(s) of the selected paper will be recognized with a plaque presented at the Section’s Midyear Meeting in January 2017.  For the 2017 award, papers appearing in print in AJPT in in 2013, 2014, and 2015 are eligible for nomination.  Papers authored or coauthored by current members of the Section’s Executive Committee or the Award’s Selection Committee are ineligible for nomination. 

Nominations should include a brief statement (2-3 paragraphs) indicating the perceived or potential contribution of the paper. To view previous awards here.

Please submit nominations to Professor Karla Johnstone via email ( or by mail at the earliest possible date, but no later than July 15, 2016.)

Karla Johnstone, EY Professor of Accounting
Department of Accounting
Wisconsin School of Business
University of Wisconsin - Madison
975 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

A Journal of Practice & Theory Best Paper Award

Mark Nelson (Cornell University) for his paper, “A Model and Literature Review of Professional Skepticism in Auditing,” Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (November, 2009), pp. 1-34.

David Piercey (University of Massachusetts Amherst) for his paper, “Documentation Requirements and Qualified versus Qualitative Audit Risk Assessments,” Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (November, 2011), pp. 223-248.

Brian Batten, Lisa Milici Gaynor, Linda McDaniel, Norma R. Montague, and Gregory E. Sierra, "The Audit of Fair Values and Other Estimates: The Effects of Underlying Environmental, Task, and Auditor-Specific Factors," Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory 2013, Vol. 32, No. Supplement 1, pp. 7-44.

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