Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award
 

Thank you to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for generously supporting the Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award!

 

Call for Nominations and Award Criteria

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

Previous Award Recipients
 

The Notable and Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award Screening Committee is currently accepting nominations for the 2023 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award.

The Notable and Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award Screening Committee invites nominations of outstanding articles, books, monographs, AICPA-sponsored research studies, or accounting literature appearing in other types of publications.

Award Selection Criteria

Nominated items must have been published or posted as an online early publication during the five calendar years preceding the year of the award. For 2023, work would have been published or posted as an online early publication in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and must meet the following criteria:

  • Uniqueness and potential magnitude of contribution to accounting education
  • Practice and/or future accounting research
  • Breadth of potential interest
  • Originality and innovative content
  • Clarity and organization of exposition
  • Soundness and appropriateness of methodology

At its meeting in August 2015, the AAA Board of Directors accepted the 2014-15 Research Committee’s proposal to add the following new criterion to the Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award: “Although the award generally recognizes a single publication, two or more related publications (co)authored by the same nominee(s) may be considered for joint nomination if they stem from the same program of study that addresses a well-defined research objective. In this case, each related publication must comply with all other eligibility requirements. Nominations of multiple related publications should explain the single program of study that justifies considering the nominated publications as a whole.”

Award Presentation

  • The recipient(s) will receive an award and $2,500 at the AAA Annual Meeting. If multiple recipients, the amount is divided equally.
  • The recipient(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.
  • All nominees nominated for a given year’s award – who are not selected for that year’s award – will be automatically considered for the award for the following two (2) years – as long as the nominated work meets the publishing requirements (see below).   
    • Nominees who were not selected for the 2023 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award will be considered during the selection process for the 2024 Award and, if not chosen for the 2024 Award, will also be considered for the 2025 Award.  At the end of the selection process for the 2025 Award, if a qualified nominee has not been chosen as the award recipient or has not been re-nominated, he/she will no longer be considered for the award.
    • Nominees who were not selected for the 2022 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award will be considered during the selection process for the 2023 Award and, if not chosen for the 2023 Award, will also be considered for the 2024 Award.  At the end of the selection process for the 2024 Award, if a qualified nominee has not been chosen as the award recipient or has not been re-nominated, he/she will no longer be considered for the award.
    • Nominees who were not selected for the 2021 Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award will be considered during the selection process for the 2022 Award and, if not chosen for the 2022 Award, will also be considered for the 2023 Award.  At the end of the selection process for the 2023 Award, if a qualified nominee has not been chosen as the award recipient or has not been re-nominated, he/she will no longer be considered for the award.
    • Publishing criteria for 2023 Award - Nominated work must have been published or posted as an online early publication in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022
    • Publishing criteria for 2022 Award - Nominated work must have been published or posted as an online early publication in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, or 2021
    • Publishing criteria for 2021 Award - Nominated work must have been published or posted as an online early publication in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, or 2020
  • Academic and practitioner nominations are welcome.
  • Each nomination must include:
    • The DOI link and an electronic copy (Word or PDF) of the article, book, monograph, AICPA-sponsored research study, or accounting literature appearing in other types of publications that meets the award criteria, and
    • Each nomination must include a nomination letter - a brief supporting statement (up to 300 words) summarizing reasons for the nomination that are consistent with the above-listed award selection criteria. Nomination letters will be accepted for two days after the submission deadline. If a nomination letter is not received, then the nomination will not be evaluated.
  • Please attach the nomination and materials to an email and send to Barbara Gutierrez, Professional Staff Liaison, at awards@aaahq.org with "Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award" in the subject line of your email.
  • Upon receipt of your nomination you will receive an acknowledgment message from the Professional Staff Liaison.
  • All documents submitted in support of your nomination become the property of the American Accounting Association and will not be returned.  Do not submit by mail any irreplaceable documents.