Managing the Review Process in Accounting Research: Advice from Authors and Editors

Posted: 2 Feb 2014 Last revised: 16 Jun 2016

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Derek W. Dalton

Clemson University

Nancy L. Harp

Clemson University

Derek Oler

Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business

Sally K. Widener

Clemson University

Date Written: October 6, 2014

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide advice to accounting doctoral students and new accounting Ph.D.s on managing the review process. We also hope that our advice and suggestions will assist more experienced accounting faculty in their research endeavors. We offer suggestions from the point of view of researchers at various stages in their career. We also interview a variety of current and former journal editors and provide their suggestions and insights. We first provide suggestions to help position the article so as to receive a more helpful review. We then discuss strategies for responding to the editorial process and provide specific advice for handling various editorial decisions including a rejection, a reject-and-resubmit, a revise-and-resubmit, and an acceptance. We build upon prior research by providing a summary of advice for each type of editorial decision and by providing advice and suggestions from editors and associate editors at a wide range of accounting journals.

Keywords: accounting research, doctoral education

JEL Classification: M41, M49

Suggested Citation

Dalton, Derek W. and Harp, Nancy and Oler, Derek and Widener, Sally K., Managing the Review Process in Accounting Research: Advice from Authors and Editors (October 6, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2388932 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2388932

Derek W. Dalton

Clemson University ( email )

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Nancy Harp

Clemson University ( email )

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Derek Oler (Contact Author)

Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business ( email )

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Sally K. Widener

Clemson University ( email )

Clemson, SC 29634
United States

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