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2018 International Accounting Section Midyear Meeting

The deadline has been extended to 11:59 pm EDT, Tuesday, September 19, 2017.


The 24th Midyear Meeting and 14th Ph.D. / New Faculty Consortium of the International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association will be held in Long Beach, California at the Westin Long Beach Hotel from January 18-20, 2018.


The meeting will be co-chaired by Stephani Mason (DePaul University) and Gia Chevis (Baylor University). The conference program will start on Thursday, January 18, 2018, with the doctoral student/new faculty consortium coordinated by Elizabeth Gordon (Temple University), and a CPE workshop. A junior faculty mentoring breakfast will occur on Saturday morning providing recent PhD graduates an opportunity to get feedback on a current project from a senior mentor. The conference will continue with plenary sessions, panels, concurrent sessions, and other events through Saturday. There will be receptions on Thursday and Friday evenings.


You are invited to contribute to the program through submissions of international accounting research papers, cases and/or panel proposals. We also encourage you to volunteer to serve as a reviewer, discussant, and/or a moderator. This year’s meeting will feature a plenary session with a panel of speakers from a number of influential organizations in international accounting.


In addition, a research plenary session will showcase two international accounting research papers that have been submitted to the Journal of International Accounting Research (JIAR). The authors will have the opportunity to present their work to the entire audience of the conference (no parallel sessions will be run during that time slot), benefit from the comments of a senior discussant, and have a "fast-track" review at JIAR. The papers accepted at the plenary session are expected to be published in JIAR; however, the ultimate disposition of each manuscript depends on the normal editorial review process of the journal and the desires of the authors. JIAR is a premier journal in the field of international accounting continuously published for the past 14 years, and recognized as quality "A" journal by the Australian Business Deans' Council.


Submission Guidelines 
Authors who would like their papers to be considered for the research plenary session need to submit to JIAR with an indication in the cover letter to the editor that (a) you wish to have the paper considered for the plenary session and (b) whether you would like the paper to be considered for inclusion in a concurrent session, in case it is not selected for the plenary session. You can access the submission website for JIAR HERE.


For submission of all other papers, and for volunteering as a reviewer, discussant, or moderator, please login at the upper-right of this page using your AAA member ID and password. If you have forgotten your AAA member ID/password, click here to retrieve them. If you do not have an AAA member ID/password, please click here to obtain AAA login credentials. Then create an account in the new system, using your AAA login credentials.  If you have any difficulty accessing the system, please contact Suzanne Mullinnix at


For panel proposals, describe the rationale and importance of the topic in a page or so, indicate the planned panelists, and whether you need any help from the International Accounting Section to contact the panelists. Unless otherwise stated, it will be assumed that the person submitting the panel proposal would be willing to moderate the panel.


All submissions will be subject to a blind review process. Therefore, submitted documents should NOT include a title page or any author identifying information. Submitting authors will be asked to copy/paste an abstract of the paper (200-400 words) into a form field, separately from the submitted document. Authors will be listed in the printed program in the order they are entered during the online submission process. PDF is the preferred format for paper submissions.


Submitting authors are asked to consider volunteering as a reviewer of other papers submitted to the conference.


The submission deadline for all papers, including those for consideration for the fast-track review by JIAR, is 11:59 pm EDT on Monday, August 28, 2017. The deadline has been extended to 11:59 pm EDT, Tuesday, September 19, 2017.


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