The Journal of Financial Reporting


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Journal of Financial Reporting
A journal of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association

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Journal of Financial Reporting publishes research on all aspects of financial reporting, regardless of method. It publishes semi-annually in Spring and Fall, and is indexed in ESCI.

For more information on the journal and the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, please click here. For additional journal data and citation analysis, see the Journal of Financial Reporting Journal Information Packet.

How to Submit a Manuscript:

Step 1: Pay submission fee online (VISA, MasterCard, American Express). If you are unable to pay by credit card or have any questions, please contact the AAA Member Services Team at 941.921.7747 or You will need your payment number when submitting to the journal. See the image below to locate the payment number.

Step 2: After you receive your Order Confirmation, read the Editorial Policy and Manuscript Prep Guide to ensure your manuscript is ready for submission.

Step 3: Submit manuscript to the JFR Peer Review System.

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About the Journal of Financial Reporting

Our Mission

Journal of Financial Reporting publishes research on all aspects of financial reporting, regardless of method. In addition to publishing papers addressing traditional financial reporting topics with traditional methods, we seek to publish papers that

  • Expand the boundaries of financial reporting research;
  • Apply financial reporting theory to non-financial domains; and/or
  • Extend the methodlogical tools used to address financial reporting questions.

We also seek to advance editorial practices that:

  • Encourage investment in data gathering, analysis and reporting;
  • Foster reliable and transparent reporting of methods and findings; and
  • Allow authors a free hand in pursuing their scholarly goals, with minimal worry that innovations will be rejected on matters of taste.

Our Strategy

Journal of Financial Reporting seeks to publish papers that are of interest to members of the Financial Accoutning and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association. We serve our members through a variety of innovative strategies.

In our editorial processes:

  • We define financial reporting as broadly as possible, and especially value research that expands its boundaries and application to other domains.
  • We value all quantitative and qualitative methods, including (but not limited to) all forms of data gathering, historical analysis, mathematical modeling, and simulation.
  • We acknowledge that excellence often comes from sacrificing one dimension of quality for another, so authors don't feel the need to cut corners on the aspects of their work that are most central to its contribution, or overclaim in the aspects they were wise to sacrifice.
  • We allow for reasonable disagreement in matters of commentary, so that authors know that their investments in data gathering and analysis won't be undermined by matters of tast or opinion.
  • We often pair requests for additional data gathering and/or anlaysis with promises that publication will not depend on findings, to encourage investments in substance and responsible research practices.

We also solicit proposals for manuscripts, through open-ended calls and deadline-driven conferences. Manuscript submissions based on accepted proposals are evaluated on how well authors lived up to their promises. We especially encourage proposals for commentaries, literature reviews, re-examinations of prior work, and 'thought pieces,' as well as empirical studies.

President's Letter

Dear FARS Members and Visitors,

The Financial Accounting and Reporting Section represents a diverse group of academics who, using a variety of research and teaching approaches, deepen our understanding of how financial reporting shapes the business world. We aim to advance research, education and professional practice of financial reporting and analysis.

Our Steering Board is responsible for the stewardship of the section. In these uncertain times, FARS’s leadership and its Steering Board are committed to meeting our members’ needs and maintaining the vibrancy of the section. However, to do that, we rely crucially on volunteers. For example, the research coordination of the 2021 annual meeting reflected the voluntary efforts of Ed Owens and Joe Schroeder—our sincere thanks to both of them. That meeting, as well as the very successful virtual midyear meeting during January 2021, also reflected the combined efforts of hundreds of members, who submitted papers, reviewed submissions, organized sessions, moderated, discussed papers and presented. Please consider volunteering for the section when our “call for volunteers” arrives in your email in-box.

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Journal of Financial Reporting

The Journal of Financial Reporting (JFR) is the academic journal of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section of the American Accounting Association. 

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Call for Papers

FARS and Journal of Financial Reporting: 2nd Annual Research Mini-Conference

March 3, 2022 - Virtual

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2021

Midyear Meeting

PowerPoint Slides from FASB Update at 2021 FARS Midyear Meeting

FARS Research Objectives:

  • A. to encourage, facilitate, and publicize research in financial accounting and reporting.
  • B. to communicate interests, intentions, and actual work-in-process in the area.
  • C. to identify areas in need of research.
  • D. to provide opportunities for public exposure of research results through AAA meetings (annual, regional, and special meetings devoted solely to financial accounting and reporting) and publications (including working papers and a separate journal for financial accounting and reporting, if warranted).