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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.

Click here to view the Journal of Financial Reporting Review Editorial Board. 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 Impact and Journal Report.

Lead Co-Editor:
Alan Jagolinzer
University of Cambridge

Robert J. Bloomfield
Cornell University

Clare Wang
University of Colorado Boulder

Henry Friedman
University of California, Los Angeles


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How to Submit a Manuscript:

Step 1: Read the Editorial Policy and Manuscript Prep Guide to ensure your manuscript is a good fit for the journal and all files are ready for submission.

Recommended pre-submission check: Paperpal Preflight


Prior to submitting, we recommend that you run your manuscript through the Paperpal Preflight screening tool, which instantly checks your manuscript, helps you address common errors and omissions, and performs a language quality review.

Step 2: 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 invoice number, highlighted in yellow in the image below, when submitting to the journal.

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

Additional Information:

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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 methodological 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

Kristi Rennekamp
2023-2024 FARS Section President

Dear FARS Members and Visitors,

The Financial Accounting and Reporting Section was created in 1993 with 49 members as a provisional section of the AAA. The section has since grown to around 1,500 members from around the world!

As we head into our 30th year, this is truly an exciting time to be involved with FARS. In just the past few years, the section has launched initiatives with a focus on (1) integrating research and practice, (2) mentoring junior faculty, and (3) prioritizing diversity and inclusion. This year we will continue these initiatives and look for ways to expand them further in order to best serve our section members.

The mission of FARS is enduring, and calls for us “to give greater attention to financial accounting and reporting, and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of education, research, and professional practice by: (1) disseminating and evaluating teaching methods and materials; (2) encouraging, facilitating, and publicizing research interests and projects; and (3) creating opportunities for interchange and cooperation between academics and practitioners.”

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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 Participants

FARS and JFR 3rd Annual Research Proposal Conference (Remote Format) September 21–22, 2023


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).