Call for Papers:

We will continue to expand the Journal’s scope while simultaneously improving the quality and enhancing the quantity of submissions to get ranking, the Impact Factor, for the JFAR. We are currently ranked as a “B” journal on the latest version of the ABDC. We are planning to take the journal international by getting ranking in international and regional databases including SSRN, Social Science Citation Index (SSCI), Web of Science, Scopus, CABS (UK), CNRS (France) and VHB (Germany) amongst others and obtain the Impact Factor. To accomplish this goal, we have commissioned several special topics/forums. Calls for papers for these special topics for the JFAR’s consideration and publication as posted on the websites of the American Accounting Association (AAA) and the Forensic Accounting Section (FAS). We are reaching out to our global colleagues through our mentoring process to consider submitting to this fast-track review for special topics of the JFAR. Please contact the Issue Guest Editors for more detailed information about special issues with your suggestions, comments, and proposals.



The Forensic Accounting Section seeks award nominations for the best research paper, the best teaching innovation, and the best dissertation paper dealing with forensic accounting, to be presented at the AAA Annual meeting. Each award has a prize of $1,000. For coauthored work, the cash prize will be divided among the authors.

  1. Best Research Paper Award in forensic accounting. Papers published within the last three years are preferred, although exceptional working papers and papers published less recently may be considered. Criteria upon which nominations will be judged include but are not limited to:
    • Originality;
    • Empirical, experimental or methodological design;
    • Contribution to the body of knowledge;
    • Potential impact on practice.
  1. The Best Teaching Innovation Award pertains to a course in forensic accounting. Preference is given to teaching innovations that have been published or that have other external evidence of quality to help the committee evaluate the contribution. The teaching innovation might include, but is not limited to:
    • The development of a new framework or paradigm;
    • The development of a creative learning technique or methodology;
    • The use of original cases or other course materials designed by the instructor;
    • The integration of ethics or communications skills into forensic accounting courses.
  1. The Dissertation Paper Award is given to the author of a dissertation related to forensic accounting that was completed within the last three years. Candidates must submit a working paper from the dissertation. Criteria for the best dissertation include:
    • Originality;
    • Empirical, experimental or methodological design;
    • Contribution to the literature;
    • Impact on practice.

Please send nominations for these awards to Diane Matson, chair of the Awards Committee, by Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Electronic submission is required.


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