Journal of Accounting Research

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Edited By: JAR Editors: Philip G. Berger, Christian Leuz, and Douglas J. Skinner. Advisory Editor: Haresh Sapra. Editorial Manager: Lisa M. Heiberger.

Impact Factor: 3.0

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 6/96 (Business Finance)

Online ISSN: 1475-679X

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Most Cited Articles in 2016
Published from 2009 - Present

Inside The "Black Box" Of Sell-Side Financial Analysts
Lawrence D. Brown, Andrew C. Call, Michael B. Clement, Nathan Y. Sharp
Volume 53, Issue 1

Contractibility and Transparency of Financial Statement Information Prepared Under IFRS: Evidence from Debt Contracts Around IFRS Adoption
Ray Ball, Xi Li, Lakshmanan Shivakumar
Volume 53, Issue 5

Dividend Payouts and Information Shocks
Luzi Hail, Ahmed, Tahoun, Clare Wang
Volume 52, Issue 2

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Most Accessed Articles in 2016

International Accounting Standards and Accounting Quality
Mary E. Barth, Wayne R. Landsman, Mark H. Lang
Volume 46, Issue 3

Internal Audit Quality and Financial Reporting Quality: The Joint Importance of Independence and Competence
Lawrence J. Abbott, Brian Daugherty, Susan Parker, Gary F. Peters
Volume 54, Issue 1

The Economics of Disclosure and Financial Reporting Regulation: Evidence and Suggestions for Future Research
Christian Leuz, Peter D. Wysocki
Volume 54, Issue 2


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Journal of Accounting Research News

Remembering Past Editor, Nicholas Dopuch

We are sad to share the news that Nicholas Dopuch, our former colleague and editor of the Journal of Accounting Research, died Sunday, February 4, at age 88.

At Chicago from 1961 to 1983, he became the second editor of JAR in 1968 and remained until 1983, having a tremendous and lasting impact on both JAR and the academic accounting community. He continued as co-editor for an additional 15 years. After Chicago, he spent the rest of his career at Washington University in St. Louis.

As stated on his Accounting Hall of Fame membership page, “As editor, he guided countless accounting researchers into rigorous empirical and theoretical work and fostered new approaches to accounting and auditing problems. His insistence on excellence, and his willingness to work with aspiring researchers to achieve that level, greatly enhanced the quality of research in accounting and established the JAR as the preeminent accounting research journal.”

In 2015, for the 50th anniversary of the JAR conference, Nick sat down and shared some of his memories at the University of Chicago and with JAR. You can view it here.

Information about Nick’s distinguished career and memorial arrangements can be found here.



Five Year Impact Factor: 3.368

Ranked within the top 10 Business/Finance journals in the world, the Journal of Accounting Research is pleased to announce a 2016 Impact Factor of 3.0, and a five-year Impact Factor of 3.368.

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Announcement of 2018 JAR Conference Call for Papers

View the Call for Papers on The Role of Gate-Keepers in Accounting here.



Award Winning Articles from JAR

ATA Outstanding Tax Manuscript Award
2016 Award Winner
Do Publicly Disclosed Tax Reserves Tell Us About Privately Disclosed Tax Shelter Activity?
Petro Lisowsky, Leslie Robinson, and Andrew Schmidt

AAA Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award
2016 Award Winner
Mandatory IFRS Reporting Around the World: Early Evidence on the Economic Consequences
Holger Daske, Luzi Hail, Christian Leuz, and Rodrigo S. Verdi

2016 Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) Best Paper Award
2016 Award Winner
Adopting a Label: Heterogeneity in the Economic Consequences around IAS/IFRS Adoptions
Holger Daske, Luzi Hail, Christian Leuz, and Rodrigo S. Verdi

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