Frequently Asked Questions
What research methodologies will be considered for the conference?
The conference will consider a broad range of research topics and methods that address issues related to the implementation of the three topics (six accounting standards) described in the call for papers. Archival, experimental, analytical, and qualitative research methods will all be considered.
What topical areas will be considered for the conference?
The topical boundaries of the conference are broad but submitted research should be related to the implementation and evaluation of the six accounting standards described in the call for papers. Topics are not limited to financial statement presentation effects but could include the effect on companies, analysts, investors, auditors, corporate activities and processes, and any other potentially interested stakeholder.
How do I submit a paper to be considered for the conference?
Interested researchers should submit their completed manuscripts to The Accounting Review. Please include a cover letter that indicates you would like to have the paper considered for the conference. Papers should follow standard TAR formatting and will be evaluated against the usual standards of publication in TAR.
What is the review process for papers submitted to the conference?
Papers submitted to the conference through The Accounting Review will be assigned to an Editor who is assigned to handle conference papers. Submitted papers will then go through the standard review process with two reviewers providing their assessment of the quality and appropriateness for publication in TAR. Reviewers will not specifically assess the appropriateness for inclusion in the conference. A paper’s appropriateness for inclusion in the conference will be evaluated by TAR Editors and representatives from the FASB and IASB.
What if I have a paper that is ready now that would fit with the conference?
Papers to be considered for presentation at the conference can be submitted any time up until the submission deadline of May 15, 2022 and will undergo TAR’s standard timely review process. Early submission is therefore encouraged. The process for selecting papers for presentation at the conference will be undertaken subsequent to the submission deadline of May 15, 2022.
What if I already submitted a paper to TAR that I think is a good fit for the conference?
Papers already under submission to TAR can be considered for the conference if they have not received an initial decision letter as of March 1, 2021. Please notify the Senior Editor and the TAR staff if you would like to have your paper considered for the conference. Papers that have already received a decision from TAR prior to March 1, 2021 are considered too far into the process since the timing of the conference would significantly delay publication of such papers. Conference papers that successfully navigate the TAR review process will appear in TAR in the same issue of the journal after the conclusion of the conference and receipt of appropriate final revisions.
How will TAR, the IASB and the FASB work together to select papers for the conference?
The decision to include a paper in the conference will be made based on consultations among the TAR Editors and representatives of the FASB and IASB. Inclusion in the conference will be based on general interest for the intended conference audience which is expected to include academics, practitioners, corporate accountants, and standard setters. We hope to obtain a balance of research methods, insights, and perspectives through the selection of conference papers.
How do I get to participate in the conference?
Several conference details remain under consideration but to accommodate a broad range of interested parties the conference will have options for physical or virtual attendance. Individuals not on the program will be able to reserve seats via a lottery system to be announced.