An Evaluation of Research Authorship by Gender in Major Academic and Professional Accounting Journals

International Journal of Critical Accounting, Vol. 5, No. 4: 359-391, 2013

54 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2015

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Murphy Smith

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi-Department of Accounting

Paul Ashcroft

Missouri State University

Katherine Taken Smith

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi-College of Business

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

The role of gender is an important issue in the accounting field, both in practice and in higher education. This study provides a longitudinal analysis of female authorship of articles published in six major accounting journals, three academic journals and three professional journals: The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting Research, The CPA Journal, the Journal of Accountancy, and Strategic Finance. Articles are classified into eleven different research categories and comparisons of authorship by gender are made across these categories. Results reveal that female academicians are making a significantly greater contribution to accounting research than in the past, both in academic and professional journals, reflecting their increasing representation and acceptance among accounting academics. This study makes a unique contribution by its analysis regarding the factors of gender, research topic area, and practice versus academic journals. The study extends prior gender publication research by examining how female researchers’ performance has changed relative to that of males over time.

Keywords: Accounting research, gender, academic accounting

JEL Classification: M4, M41

Suggested Citation

Smith, Murphy and Ashcroft, Paul and Smith, Katherine Taken, An Evaluation of Research Authorship by Gender in Major Academic and Professional Accounting Journals (2013). International Journal of Critical Accounting, Vol. 5, No. 4: 359-391, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2702528

Murphy Smith (Contact Author)

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi-Department of Accounting ( email )

6300 Ocean Dr
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
United States

Paul Ashcroft

Missouri State University ( email )

901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO 65897
United States

Katherine Taken Smith

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi-College of Business ( email )

6300 Ocean Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
United States

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