Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
A journal of the Forensic Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association

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Journal of Forensic Accounting Research promotes excellence in the research, teaching, and practice of forensic accounting, with a balance among basic research, practice, and education. In addition, forensic accounting research is to be broadly conceived, and not limited to fraud research. JFAR is online-only and publishes annually.

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

Zabihollah Rezaee
Journal of Forensic Accounting Research
The University of Memphis
P:  901.237.4972

Editorial Office:

AAA Publications Assistant:
Chelsea Matthews
P: 941.556.4122


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 JFAR Peer Review System.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Special Topic Forums

To expand the scope and audience of JFAR, we have organized a series of special topic forums. We will entertain papers using a variety of methodologies that appropriately address the theme of the forum. Authors may consider previously published research in the JFAR as a possible direction for their work. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). There are two paths to publication in the forums: (1) through the manuscript idea and document mentorship process and (2) submission of completed manuscripts. Please click on the title below to get information about a specific Special Topic Forum.


Manuscript Idea and Document Mentorship

This process is designed for early stage projects. As part of the manuscript and acceptance process, topic editors offer manuscript mentorship. The mentorship will proceed in multiple phases:

  • Phase 1–The Idea Stage: Interested author(s) submit a two-page idea proposal document addressing key issues
  • Phase 2–The Operational Phase: Assuming that the researchers receive positive feedback in Phase 1, the authors submit a 10- page proposal update/preliminary findings document for additional feedback.
  • Phase 3–– Manuscript submission through the American Accounting Association : Assuming positive feedback at both phase 1 and phase 2, and the research team adequately and appropriately responds to feedback at phases 1 and 2, the manuscript will be “fast-tracked” through the review process
Submission of Completed Manuscripts

Authors of completed manuscripts may submit directly to the appropriate special topic forums. Manuscripts can be submitted at any time. Those submitted in advance of the submission deadline will receive timely review.

Special Topic:
Behavioral Aspects of Forensic Accounting
Submission Deadline:Monday, November 15, 2021

Special Topic:
Whistleblowing and Forensic Accounting
Submission Deadline:Friday, December 31, 2021

Special Topic:
Digital Forensics
Submission Deadline:Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Special Topic:
The COVID-19 Pandemic and Forensic Accounting
Submission Deadline:Monday, March 21, 2022

Special Topic:
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and Justice in Forensic Accounting
Submission Deadline:Monday, March 21, 2022

Special Topic:
Corporate Social Responsibility and Forensic Accounting
Submission Deadline:Tuesday, March 21, 2023