Submission of Papers

Researchers interested in contributing to the conference should send papers for review and selection no later than January 31.

To submit a paper go to the submissions form page (will be available after December 3, 2012).

Final Accepted Paper Format

Papers should be single-spaced, 12 Point Times New Roman type font, but in all other respects the style should be as recommended in the Accounting, Audit and Accountability Journal Author Guidelines.

Paper format must be:

  • Cover page:
    Paper title (all bold capitals) centred on page
    Author(s) – First name, initial(s), family name Institutional affiliation
  • Second Page:
    Paper title (all bold capitals) centred on page Title “ABSTRACT” centred on page Single-line spacing, 12 points, Times New Roman font. Maximum length 150 words of abstract.
  • Third and subsequent pages:
    Body of paper
    Single-line spacing, 12 points, Times New Roman font Section headings – all bold capitals Bibliography as for AAAJ style guide.


All papers will be independently refereed by scholars worldwide, selected from the editorial board of Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ) and over 100 ad hoc international referees. Only full papers will be admitted to the refereeing process (abstracts alone will not be acceptable).

Authors of accepted and rejected papers will be supplied with referees’ comments where appropriate and as provided by the referees.

Authors of papers accepted subject to revisions will be supplied with referees’ comments and revision recommendations.


  • Accepted Papers

The complete versions of all papers accepted for the conference will be available to participants through this website in the Internet Conference Proceedings section. These are full papers which have been accepted after refereeing by international referees external to the Conference Committee.

  • CD ROM Proceedings

In addition to the publication of the conference proceedings on the Internet Conference Proceedings section of this website, all conference registrants will be supplied with a CD ROM containing full papers included in the APIRA 2007 conference proceedings. These would all have been subjected to international refereeing by referees external to the conference organising committee. The CD ROM will also be available for public sale after the conclusion of the conference.

  • Conference Abstracts

All papers accepted for this conference, in addition to being incorporated in the Internet Conference Proceedings section of this website, will have their abstracts included in the hard copy “APIRA 2013 Conference Abstracts” booklet, issued to all conference registrants.

  • Journal Editors

As this conference will be held in association with Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, the editorial representatives of this journal will be at the conference with a view to inviting submission of papers for consideration for possible publication in AAAJ.

In addition, representatives of the journals, <i, Accounting and the Public Interest, The Accounting Historians Journal, Accounting HistoryThe Accounting ForumQualitative Research in Accounting & Management and the Pacific Accounting Review will be attending the conference and expressing their interest in papers presented.</i