• Welcome to the Management Accounting Section

    MAS strives to improve the teaching, researching and practice of accounting that assists in the effective and efficient management of entities.

  • Susan Haka, Winner of the 2016 MAS Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Section has awarded Susan Haka, from Michigan State University, as the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. Sponsored by the AICPA and the CIMA, this award is given to individuals who have "...have made significant contributions to education, research and practice over a sustained period of time through scholarly endeavors, teaching excellence, educational innovation and or service to the MAS section." Sue will receive the award at the upcoming 2016 MAS Midyear Meeting in Dallas, TX, January 7-9.

AAA Publications

Issues in Accounting Education requests submissions for an issue to be published in 2021.

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See you in August!

Annual Meeting 2018 Washington, DC

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Management Accounting Research serves as the only American Accounting Association journal that is devoted exclusively to management accounting research. Its primary objective is to contribute to the expansion of knowledge related to the theory and practice of management accounting, by facilitating the production and dissemination of academic research throughout the world. The scope of the journal covers all areas of management accounting including, for example, budgeting, internal reporting, incentives, performance evaluation, and the interface between internal and external reporting. To encourage the growth of management accounting, it is open to all approaches to research, including but not limited to analytical, archival, case study, conceptual, experimental, and survey methods. The journal not only serves as a filter that assures that only the highest quality work is disseminated, but also provides timely and helpful feedback to authors so they may determine how to best develop their own work.

Review process:

  • Editorial board includes diverse set of leading scholars
  • Careful and constructive comments on papers
  • Target turnaround time: two months
  • Standard double-blind review by two reviewers

Journal of Management Accounting Research

Journal of Management Accounting Research

A Journal of the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association

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The mission of the Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR) is to advance the theory and practice of management accounting through publication of high-quality applied and theoretical research, using any well-executed research method. JMAR serves the global community of scholars and practitioners whose work impacts or is informed by the role that accounting information plays in decision-making and performance measurement within organizations. Settings may include profit and not-for profit organizations, service, retail and manufacturing organizations and domestic, foreign, and multinational firms. JMAR furthermore seeks to advance an understanding of management accounting in its broader context, such as issues related to the interface between internal and external reporting or taxation. New theories, topical areas, and research methods, as well as original research with novel implications to improve practice and disseminate the best managerial accounting practices are encouraged.

JMAR publishes 3 issues per year in Spring, Summer, and Fall, and is indexed in Scopus and ESCI.

For more information on the journal and the Management Accounting Section, please click here.

Click here to view the Journal of Management Accounting Research Editorial Board. For additional information on the journal, including its editor team and ranking information, see the Journal Information Packet.

Senior Editor

Michal Matejka
Journal of Management Accounting Research
Arizona State University

Editorial Office

How to Submit a Manuscript

Step 1:

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 payment number when submitting to the journal. See the image below to locate the payment number.

Step 2:

After you receive your Order Confirmation, read the Editorial Policy and Manuscript Prep Guide to ensure your manuscript is ready for submission.

Step 3:

Submit manuscript to the JMAR Peer Review System.

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