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Signaling effects of scholarly profiles–the editorial teams of North American accounting association journals: A personal perspective

Steven E. Salterio

CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ACCOUNTING, 2018, vol. 51, issue C, 78-83

Abstract: The article by Endenich and Trapp entitled “Signaling Effects of Scholarly Profiles – The Editorial Teams of North American Accounting Association Journals” provides valuable evidence about why most top tier North American accounting journals, despite rhetoric to the contrary, publish a narrow range of research. Furthermore, the paper provides evidence as to one approach that might result in a substantive increase in diversity. At the same time the paper points out, once again some would say, that in part there is a strong element of social construction in determining what is considered top tier accounting research worthy of publication. As Editor (in-chief) of one of the focal journals in the key period under study in this article, I bring a personal perspective to assessing and interpreting the research. I opine on what I see as the greatest strengths and the weaknesses of the paper as well as how the evidence included in this paper may be put to good use by those supporting a more diverse set of research being published in top tier accounting journals.

Keywords: Research diversity; Contemporary accounting research; Editor (in-chief) (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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