AIS Section Awards

AIS Section Outstanding Dissertation Award

The Accounting Information Systems (AIS) Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA) seeks nominations for the Outstanding Dissertation Award. Award winner(s) will be honored with a plaque presented at the AIS Section Midyear Meeting.

Criteria applicable to awards:

  • Impact on accounting information systems research, theory, or practice communities.
  • Relevance to and impact on the IS and/or accounting research and practice communities.
  • Topical or methodological originality and innovation.
  • Exceptional development of theory.
  • Awards will be granted only if the committee deems the research contribution meets criteria.
  • The author of the work must be a member of the AIS Section of the AAA during the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • The entry should not be simultaneously submitted for consideration for an award sponsored by any other section of the American Accounting Association.

Criteria unique to the Outstanding Dissertation Award:

  • The dissertation must have been defended no earlier than January 30, 2021 but no later than January 30, 2022.


  • Nomination must be made by an AAA AIS Section member; self-nominations are encouraged.
  • Nominating emails should include statements of the importance of the work and its current or potential impact on accounting information systems theory or practice.
  • An electronic copy of the working paper that meets the criteria for submission to JIS should be provided.
  • Submissions must be in either Word or pdf format; electronic submission only.
  • Members of this year's Award Committee are not eligible.

Please send electronic nominations to the AIS Section Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee Chair, David Wang (

Nomination Deadline:  October 29, 2021

Letter from the President

Greetings AIS Members,

Thank you for entrusting me with the role of President over the last year. I am so excited for the future of our Section. From the 2020
Annual Meeting, to the Midyear, to the AIS Bootcamp, I had the pleasure of Zoom meeting with many energetic, engaged, collaborative, and collegial members. It has been an inspiring year!

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We will have a full update of Section Business during the Midyear Meeting in January 2022. I look forward to seeing you all in person ...

Journal of Information Systems

Journal of Information Systems

The Journal of Information Systems (JIS) is the academic journal of the Accounting Information Systems (AIS) Section of the American Accounting Association. Its goal is to support, promote, and advance Accounting Information Systems knowledge. The primary criterion for publication in JIS is contribution to the accounting information systems (AIS), accounting and auditing domains by the application or understanding of information technology theory and practice.

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