Call for Papers

The 2019 Research Conference of
Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting
January 10‐12, 2019, San Antonio, TX
Call for Submissions, Deadline: September 1, 2018

The Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting (JETA) of the American Accounting Association (AAA) is pleased to announce that the 1st Research Conference (JETAC‐2019) commencing on Thursday January 10, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. The conference is held in conjunction with the Joint Midyear Meeting of the Strategic and Emerging Technologies (SET) and Accounting Information Systems(AIS) Sections of AAA. The Joint Midyear Meeting is generously sponsored by KPMG. The focus of JETAC‐2019 is Innovative Data in Accounting Research and Practice


JETA is the sole research journal of the Strategic and Emerging Technologies (SET) Section of AAA (‐regions/strategic‐and‐emerging‐technologies).The journal is now in its 15th year of publication and is indexed in SCOPUS and ESCI. JETAC is the annual research conference of JETA. The objective of JETAC is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers in accounting and related domains to discuss and critique emerging technologies that impact accounting research and practice. Area of interests include, but are not limited to, data and analytics in accounting and auditing, artificial intelligence, continuous auditing, blockchain, disclosure enabling high frequency trading, and virtually all areas of interest to AIS researchers.


JETAC‐2019 is particularly focused on innovative data in accounting research and practice. The focus is motivated by the explosive use of non‐conventional datasets, whether “big data” or not, in recent accounting research. Examples of such datasets include multimedia, search, RFID, web log, geo‐IP, climate change, security, labor, political, safety, intellectual property, venture capital, social media and social responsibility, among many others. The use of innovative data aids researchers and practitioners tackling accounting questions that were challenging to answer by only applying econometric or experimental methods to traditional datasets.

Manuscript submission

JETAC‐2019 invites manuscript submissions that address the critical role of innovative datasets in accounting research and practice. All research methodologies in all relevant domains are welcome while elaboration on the capture, cleaning, and transformation of data and innovative metrics are encouraged. Both early stage manuscripts and those closer to publication will be considered. Junior researchers, including doctoral students, are encouraged to submit.

Manuscripts for JETAC‐2019 should follow the JETA editorial policy and be submitted via the AAA’s manuscript management system (‐Journal‐Home‐Pages/Journal‐of‐Emerging‐Technologies‐in‐Accounting).Manuscripts accepted to JETAC‐2019 will receive strong recommendation for being published in JETA as papers or research notes. Authors are expected to improve their manuscripts following the comments from the ad hoc reviewers and the participants of the conference. Manuscripts that reach publication in JETA will be recognized for their inclusion in the JETAC‐2019. A manuscript not accepted for the conference will, with the consent of its authors, continue to receive editorial review by JETA and the research paper chair of JETAC‐2019 for publication in JETA.


The deadlines for JETAC‐2019 are:

  • Saturday, September 1, 2018: Research papers due
  • Friday, November 9, 2018: Editorial decision made
  • Thursday, January 10 ‐ Saturday, 12, 2019: JETA Research Conference 2019
  • Saturday, June 1, 2019: Revised papers due

Inquiries may be made to JETAC‐2019 Editor Yu Cong at

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