Presentation on theme: "First volume was published in 1974. We publish twice a year. Older volumes are available online at Ole Miss’ library (except for the most recent three."— Presentation transcript:
First volume was published in We publish twice a year. Older volumes are available online at Ole Miss’ library (except for the most recent three years)
Is your topic NEW? Is it INTERESTING? If not NEW, it better be INTERESTING. If not INTERESTING, it doesn’t matter if it’s NEW. I often hear from reviewers: there’s nothing new here. It’s a rehash of ‘X’s’ work (sometimes X IS the author) Immediately tell us what you are doing and why it should be interesting. How it differs from what has been done before.
Overview of acceptable submissions: History of profession Biography History of accounting change Entity case studies: industries, companies, governmental or NFP entities Development of accounting theory Critical examinations of new or old research Does not have to be old to be a part of our history
Interesting accountings from various periods and places The ancient world Medieval period Changes in accounting education Case studies of personal accounts Studies of taxation, accounting technologies etc. Changes in corporate disclosure All of the above include research from all countries.
Salmagundi This new section exists for the following possibilities: A place for scholars to suggest a reprint something of interest they have seen elsewhere (the editor will get permission). An opportunity to expand discussion. A place to respond to Articles printed in the AHJ Articles printed elsewhere Submissions not rising to the level of complete articles. Discussion of theory Tributes to scholars of the past
Advice to authors Follow formatting guidelines Provide abstract Provide two papers, one without your name. OR one title page file and one with only the paper Keep to page limit (imagine we all have ADD or bore easily) Abstract should not = your first paragraph State your purpose clearly Tie your research to that of others – how are you contributing?
Advice to authors All citations should be in the bibliography and vice versa. If you are doing an interdisciplinary piece, cite from that other literature. E.g. slavery, ancient accounting Do not submit to more than one journal at a time. This is a small community. Do not take a rejection and then send it to another journal without amendment. This is a small community.
Advice to authors Proofread. Best: have another person read it. Next best: wait 3 days and reread it yourself. If English is not your first language: Find someone FLUENT to proofread. Perfection? It does not need to be perfect – leave something for the reviewers to do. They can help!! BUT – don’t be so careless that it insults the editor or the reviewers.
Advice to authors If you receive a revise and resubmit – congrats! Your chances have jumped. Respond to each comment of the reviewers/editor one by one. If you cannot do something recommended say so and say why If a lot of time has passed since the first acknowledgement? “A lot” equals about 3 months. me.