Accounting and the Public Interest

Accounting and the Public Interest is an academic journal published by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association. The journal, envisioned as innovative and eclectic, welcomes alternative theories and methodologies as well as the more traditional ones. The common element in this diversity is the requirement that the study and its findings be linked to the public interest by situating them within the historical, social, and political context, and ultimately providing guidance for responsible action.

The journal archive is accessible to members of the Public Interest Section for $5.00 per year. Subscriptions are available for $125 per year. Requests for reprint permission and web access should be sent to the American Accounting Association, 5717 Bessie Drive, Sarasota, FL 34233-2399, or emailed to Electronic access subscriptions are also available online at

Articles are added to the current volume of Accounting and the Public Interest on an on-going basis. The full-text version of the most recently published article will be available at no cost for a limited period of time. Abstracts of articles will be available indefinitely.

Volume 5, 2005 currently includes the following titles:

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