2022-2023 Research and Publications Committee


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Charge

The Research and Publications Committee shall study and report to the AAA Board of Directors on all operating matters concerning Association publications and respond to requests of the President and the Board of Directors to study and report on matters of concern related to research.

Research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Handling Studies in Accounting Research monographs
    • Coordinate the Studies in Accounting Research (SAR) series including soliciting, inviting, reviewing, and evaluating proposals.
    • When a monograph or proposal is submitted, the Chair of the Research and Publications Committee will identify a subcommittee to process the manuscript.
    • The process is as follows:
      • AAA Professional Staff Liaison will work with the AAA Vice President-Research and Publications to advertise and promote the Call for Proposals.
      • Proposals and completed works will be evaluated by the subcommittee of three or more members that is established for an accepted proposal or completed work. The selection of members of the review committee will be based upon recommendations of the author(s) and the AAA Vice President-Research and Publications with the objective of forming a mutually acceptable group that is highly conversant with the area and possesses established research records.
      • The Committee will provide comments and suggestions and, upon completion, make a recommendation to the AAA Vice President-Research and Publications as to whether the work meets SAR criteria.
      • For proposals, the Committee will also monitor the work as it is being completed.
      • Appropriate milestones and time limits will be established for the completion of the work.
      • The AAA will publicize, publish, and distribute sufficient copies based on orders received from members and non-members.
  • Board and/or Management Team identified issues related to research
    • When such an issue is identified, the Board and/or Management Team formed task force will include at least one member from the Research and Publications Committee.

Publications topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing a recommendation for the AAA Board of Directors to appoint an incoming senior editor for one association-wide journal (The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, or Issues in Accounting Education, depending on the year).  This recommendation is based on the slate of candidates put forth by the journal’s Steering Committee. Members and the Chair of each Steering Committee are appointed prior to the Annual Meeting by the AAA Management Team.
  • Evaluating the AAA’s strategy for its scholarly publications.
    • Evaluating and monitoring trends in scholarly publishing.
    • Monitoring and recommending means of maintaining the economic viability of the Association's publications.
    • Reviewing proposals for new journals and making recommendations to the Board of Directors.
       
  • Developing policies to guide our journal processes
    • Evaluating our scholarly publications and recommending changes to the publication of the Association’s journals including evaluating the methods and timing for the publication of the Association's journals.
    • Benchmarking with other scholarly publishers, supporting organizations, and policy makers to identify best practices in publication ethics.
    • Developing community norms and policies to support authors, editors, and consumers of accounting research to create and provide stewardship for intellectual property of the highest caliber.
       
  • Communicating with and supporting the community
    • Engaging the accounting editorial community in discussion and evaluation of developing norms/policies.
    • Securing input on developing norms/policies from representatives of public accounting firms, corporations, the IRS, and other entities that sponsor research or provide data and/or subjects.
    • Identifying the educational implications of the recommended norms/policies.
       
  • Respond to Board and/or Management Team identified issues related to publications 
    • When such an issue is identified, the Board and/or Management Team formed task force will include at least one member from the Research and Publications Committee.

The Research and Publications Committee can also propose new matters for Board of Directors consideration.

Membership

  • New Committee members are appointed prior to the Annual Meeting by the AAA Management Team.
  • The Committee shall consist of nine members including the Vice President of Research and Publications, a Chair, the Chairs of the three AAA-Wide Journal Steering Committees, and four additional members appointed prior to the Annual Meeting by the AAA Management Team, all serving staggered three-year terms.
  • The Chair-Elect serves for one year, then serves as Chair for two years.
  • In keeping with the AAA’s Conflict of Interest policy, members of the Committee may not hold the highest ranking editor position (e.g., Managing or Senior Editor) of an AAA journal, as these editors are occasionally called on to report to the Committee. 

Estimated Time Commitment

  • Committee members could expect to meet for approximately 4 hours in the summer and 2 hours in the spring with additional hours required as needed based on publication-related activities. Approximately an equal number of hours will likely be required as advanced preparation.
  • Other meetings may be scheduled at the discretion of the Chair. 

Responsibilities

  • Fulfill the Committee charge above.
  • Barbara Gutierrez, (barbara.gutierrez@aaahq.org), Governance Manager, assists with providing logistical support for committee and task force meetings and conference calls.
  • If the Chair has any questions about the charge or responsibilities of this committee, s/he should contact the Chief Executive Officer, the President, or the committee’s Board of Directors Liaison.
  • The Chair must submit at least one report per year to the Board of Directors. This report should include accomplishments and suggested modifications and should be sent to the AAA President, the committee's Board of Directors Liaison, and Governance Manager, Barbara Gutierrez (barbara.gutierrez@aaahq.org).

Members


Name / Affiliation

Contact

Term Length

Term Expires

Chair
Ken Klassen
University of Waterloo
Canada

kklassen@uwaterloo.ca

 
3

 
08/2024

Sarah McVay
University of Washington

Vice President - Research and Publications

smcvay@uw.edu 

3

08/2024

Jane Jollineau
Chapman University
Chair, The Accounting Review Steering Committee

jollineau@Chapman.edu

3

08/2023

Gopal Krishnan
Bentley University
Chair, Accounting Horizons Steering Committee

gkrishnan@bentley.edu 

3

08/2024

Wayne Thomas
University of Oklahoma
Chair, Issues in Accounting Education Steering Committee

wthomas@ou.edu 

3

08/2025

Jacqueline Hammersley
University of Georgia

jhammers@uga.edu

3

08/2023

Helen Brown-Liburd
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark

hbliburd@business.rutgers.edu

3

08/2023

Thomas Linsmeier
University of Wisconsin-Madison

thomas.linsmeier@wisc.edu

3

08/2023

Linda Myers
The University of Tennessee

lmyers16@utk.edu

3

08/2023

Lisa DeSimone
The University of Texas at Austin

lisa.desimone@mccombs.utexas.edu

3

08/2024

Scott Jackson
University of South Carolina

scott.jackson@moore.sc.edu

3

08/2024

Victor Maas
University of Amsterdam

vmaas@uva.nl

3

08/2024

Dan Weiss
Tel Aviv University
Israel

weissd@tauex.tau.ac.il

4

08/2025

Board of Directors Liaison
Sarah McVay
University of Washington
Vice President - Research and Publications

​smcvay@uw.edu