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Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change

Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change

ISSN: 1832-5912

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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CiteScore 2020: 1.8
CiteScoreTracker 2021: 1.4 (Updated Monthly)

Editorial objective

The main objective of the journal is to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners from multiple disciplines to disseminate information on organizational and accounting systems change. To achieve this, the journal will be directed at mapping out contemporary changes in the new global business environment. It will seek to explain the new techniques, processes, and philosophies associated with the rise of strategy-oriented accounting and information systems.

Editorial criteria

The journal wishes to publish all high quality research on organizational change and accounting. Work published should endeavour to provide the medium between accountants and organizational experts, whether they work in industry, the public sector, in consulting, or in academic institutions.

The journal invites empirical and review papers from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. In addition to empirical and case study articles, we also welcome replications of previously published studies and review articles on advances in accounting and organizational change research. We welcome manuscripts from any emerging and developed economies, both in the public and private sectors. Emerging economies are defined broadly and may include those in transition to more market-based regimes. We also welcome well researched field-based descriptive cases.

Major criteria used to evaluate papers are:

  • Subject matter; must be of importance to the accounting discipline
  • Research question; must fall within the journal's scope
  • Research; well designed and executed
  • Presentation; well written and conforming to the journal's style.

Stefan Schaltegger appointed as a new Associate Editor for Journal of Accounting and Organisational Change. 

Professor Shaltegger is delighted to join the editorial team for the journal. Commenting on his appointment: ‘JAOC is a prime platform to publish and discuss new techniques, processes, and philosophies of innovative, strategy-oriented accounting and information systems. In fast changing economic environments, ever more managers realize the limited effectiveness and usefulness of conventional accounting to deal with contemporary management challenges such as sustainability. This is where the Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change (JAOC) becomes an excellent source for all researchers and managers who are interested in novel analyses and approaches to accounting, measurement and organization.


In today's business world, organizations experience dramatic change from time to time. The Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change represents a new emphasis on exploring how organizations change and how the change process affects internal organizational processes by covering a variety of change issues, such as:

  • Accounting and management control systems in change management
  • Changes in social and environmental accounting reporting
  • Accountability and performance in the public and private sectors
  • Corporate governance, disclosure, and accountability
  • Triple bottom line reporting and social accountability issues
  • Culture, performance measurement and change
  • Accounting change in transitional and developing economies
  • Auditing and Value for money (or performance management) audits
  • Professional ethics, risk and ethical management
  • Public sector reform and accounting change
  • Corporate failure and auditing change
  • Multinational organizational change (international comparisons)
  • Computerised accounting information systems
  • Technological advances and accounting change
  • International interaction and boundaries of accounting and organisational change
  • Customer-oriented accounting and profitability analysis
  • Marketing for accountants in a changed business environment
  • The interface between industrial relations and accounting
  • Accounting for e-business/e-commerce
  • Change in accounting and management education
  • Changes in corporate communication
  • Human resource management, industrial relations and corporate performance
  • Development economy and accounting policy choice

Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change is ranked in:

  • ABS (UK) - 2
  • ABDC - B
  • ARC -B
  • ESSEC Rankings of Journals 2016
  • Fondation Nationale pour l'Enseignement de la Gestion des Entreprises  or National Foundation for Management Teaching (FNEGE)- 4
  • NSD Norway - 1
  • VHB-JOURQUAL Germany - B
  • QUALIS (Brazil)

Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change is indexed and abstracted by:

  • The British Library
  • Cabell's Directory in Accounting
  • ReadCube Discover

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