Behavioral Research in Accounting
A journal of the Accounting Behavior and Organizations Section of the American Accounting Association

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Behavioral Research in Accounting publishes original research relating to accounting and how it affects and is affected by individuals and organizations. Theoretical papers and papers based upon empirical research (e.g., field, survey and experimental research) are welcomed. It prints semi-annually in Spring and Fall, and is indexed in Scopus and ESCI.

Click here to view the Behavioral Research in Accounting Editorial Board. For more information on the journal and the Accounting Behavior and Organizations Section, please click here. For additional journal data and citation analysis, see the Behavioral Research in Accounting Impact and Journal Report

Senior Editor:
Charles D. Bailey
Behavioral Research in Accounting
James Madison University, School of Accounting, Harrisonburg, VA, U.S.A.

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