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BUS 5435 - Tax and Financial Accounting Research

Library resources on tax and financial accounting research

Top Accounting Journals

Top  Accounting and Finance Journals

Every accounting school considers these journals as "A" hits. These are the consensus top journals in the discipline.

  • The Accounting Review (TAR)
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    • The broadest of the top three journals. TAR publishes financial, managerial, audit, and tax research using archival, behavioral, and analytical research designs. Unlike JAR and JAE, editors at TAR use two referees to evaluate each submission.
  • Journal of Accounting Research (JAR)
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    • Articles, research reports, capsules and comments, and thematic issues, on all aspects of accounting and the proceedings of the annual Conference on Accounting Research aimed at students, academics, libraries and practitioners.
    • Published by the Institute for Professional Accounting at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
  • Journal of Accounting and Economics (JAE)
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    • Articles which employ economic analyses of accounting problems and the application of economic theory to the explanation of accounting phenomena.
  • Journal of Finance
    • Original articles, shorter articles and book reviews on all aspects of finance.
  • Journal of Financial Economics
    • Research in the area of financial economics and the theory of the firm, with emphasis on capital markets, financial institutions, corporate finance, corporate governance and the economics of organizations.
  • Review of Financial Studies
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    • a major forum for the promotion and wide dissemination of significant new research in financial economics.

Next Best Journals

Some schools consider these journals as "A" hits and some consider them as "A-" hits. They are generally favorably viewed by all schools.

  • Contemporary Accounting Research (CAR)
    • Used by academic accountants and selectors of textbooks and reference materials in in Canada.
  • Review of Accounting Studies (RAST)
    • Provides an outlet for significant academic research in accounting including theoretical, empirical, & experimental work.
  • Accounting, Organizations and Society (AOS)
    • Original theoretical and empirical articles, review articles, short critical assessments and book reviews devoted to the behavioral, organizational and social aspects of accounting.
  • Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA)
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    • publishes theoretical and empirical research in financial economics. Topics include corporate finance, investments, capital and security markets, and quantitative methods of particular relevance to financial researchers.

Other High Ranking Accounting Journals in Alphabetical Order

Resources (Databases & Publishers) Recommending Journals to Publish in

Top Taxation Journals

A student edited law review focusing on taxation.

2013 to present access is abstract only.

Faculty edited law review.

"Examines theoretical and empirical aspects of tax policy, including expenditure and financial policies" Policy Watch section discusses current issues.

  • Journal of Taxation
    • resource for new tax law developments, including court decisions, Treasury/IRS rulings, legislation - and other issues that may impact you and your clients.

"The Journal is dedicated to disseminating a wide variety of tax knowledge and to fulfill this responsibility, the Journal considers research that employs quantitative, analytical, experimental, and descriptive methods to address tax topics"
2013 to present access is abstract only.

Published by the National Tax Association, the "focus of the NTJ is economic, theoretical, and empirical analysis of tax and expenditure issues, with an emphasis on policy implications."

A faculty-edited law school journal for tax policy scholarship from the New York University School of Law.

Student edited law review.

Annual conference proceedings.