Accounting and the Public Interest
A journal of the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association

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Accounting and the Public Interest takes the view that accounting has broad societal responsibilities, and thus accounting-related activities have consequences for a wide spectrum of constituencies. We welcome research in a variety of spaces including, but not limited to: sustainability accounting and reporting; professional and business ethics; corporate social responsibility; corporate governance; accounting, reporting, and auditing (governmental, profit, or not-for-profit); governmental and professional regulation; taxation; gender and diversity issues; information technology; and accounting and business education. Studies submitted to the journal should be linked to the public interest by situating them within a historical, social, or political context, and findings should ultimately provide guidance for responsible action. API is an online-only journal that publishes annually and is indexed in Scopus.

Click here to view the Accounting and the Public Interest Editorial Board. For more information on the journal and the Public Interest Section, please click here. For additional journal data and citation analysis, see the Accounting and the Public Interest Impact and Journal Report.

Amy M. Hageman
Accounting and the Public Interest
Kansas State University
P: 785.532.4484

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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.

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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 API Peer Review System.

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