2021 VIRTUAL NAAS Conference Call for Papers — Extended to January 12, 2021

North American Accounting Society
March 24-26, 2021
In conjunction with the VIRTUAL 56th Annual MBAA International Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2021 Annual Conference

New Submissions:  Faculty, students, and practitioners are invited to submit papers addressing any area of accounting for presentation at the 2021 North American Accounting Society (NAAS) Meeting.  EXTENDED deadline for submissions is January 12, 2021. Submissions in any research style are welcome, and may address any accounting topic, including, but not limited to: accounting history, accounting and technology, financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, forensic accounting, fraud examination, tax, governmental and nonprofit, accounting education, ethics, international accounting, information systems, public policy, artificial intelligence, pedagogy, social responsibility, diversity, and public interest.

IMPORTANT — Accepted Submissions at Previous 2020 Conference:  We are rolling over your accepted paper from the previous 2020 Conference at your request!  If you were accepted for any form of submission last year and would like to present that submission this year, please email Kayla Booker at NAASProgramChair@gmail.com by the EXTENDED date of January 12, 2021.

Concurrent Session Presentations  

Submission Opportunities  

Submissions for a concurrent session may consist of completed papers and detailed advanced abstracts.  These submissions are peer-reviewed.  Please include “Concurrent Session” in the cover page of your submission. 

Roundtable Presentations  

These presentations focus on papers in progress. The roundtable session gives authors an opportunity to receive constructive feedback and ideas for completing the paper from other conference participants. These submissions are peer-reviewed. Please include “Roundtable” in the cover page of your submission. 


Submit proposals for a panel discussion on topics that would be of interest to conference participants. These submissions are peer-reviewed.  Please include “Panel Presentation” in the cover page of your submission.

Research Poster Sessions  

Submit proposals for a poster session (Time TBA).  While poster authors are expected to meet with conference participants during that time, posters will remain visible throughout the day.  Posters are ideal for student researchers, but all faculty are welcome to submit poster proposals.  These submissions are peer-reviewed.  Please include “Poster Session” in the cover page of your submission.

Please note that proposals for NAAS posters should not deal with accounting pedagogy or teaching cases.  These can be submitted for consideration to the MBAA Interactive Teaching Poster Session.  See the “MBAA Conference Details and Interactive Teaching Poster Session” section below for further information on pedagogy/teaching poster submissions to the MBAA.

Submission Guidelines  

Please prepare your submission as a Word document and email it to Kayla Booker,

at NAASProgramChair@gmail.com.  Include “NAAS Submission” in the subject line.   The EXTENDED deadline for submissions is January 12, 2021. 

You must submit the following 2 documents as separate Word/PDF files: 

  1. Cover Page:  Identify the type of submission (Concurrent, Roundtable, Panel, or Research Poster), title, author names, affiliations, contact information for each author, and a designated corresponding author for co-authored papers.
  2. Abstract and Paper (no references to authors/affiliations in this document): If submitting for Concurrent Session, Roundtable, or Research Poster, this document should contain the title and brief abstract on the first page, followed by the paper/detailed advanced abstract itself. Detailed advanced abstracts will be considered for presentation in concurrent sessions if specified as a concurrent session submission on the cover page.  If possible, authors should have the full paper available by the conference date. Only completed papers (not detailed abstract submissions) will be considered for the distinguished paper award.  Roundtable presentations may take a variety of forms: for example, an abstract or partially completed paper. Please specify the issue/problem that you would like to discuss for the roundtable.  If submitting for the Panel, this document should contain the suggested panel discussion title and panel proposal. The proposal should include a brief description of why this topic would be of interest to conference participants, and the names, affiliations, and contact information for proposed panelists or poster authors.

At least one author of an accepted submission must register for the NAAS meeting.  Your presentation can be onsite or virtual.

Other Ways to Participate  

We need your help. Please volunteer to participate as either a reviewer for conference submissions, or as a session chair, or as a discussant for roundtable sessions. To volunteer, please email Kayla Booker at NAASProgramChair@gmail.com and include “NAAS Volunteer” in the subject line. 

NAAS Website

Please see the website for the North American Accounting Society at   https://naasociety.wordpress.com/ for more info about the NAAS.  Webmaster is Grace Johnson johnsong@marietta.edu.

MBAA Conference Details and Interactive Teaching Poster Session

The North American Accounting Society conference will be held March 24-26, 2021, in conjunction with the 56th MBAA International conference. Information about the overall conference, registration, placement services, and hotel registration will be available at http://www.mbaainternational.org.  Note that this conference includes many informative sessions in several different business-related tracks including accounting.

In conjunction with the MBAA conference, we have an opportunity for submissions of poster session proposals related to teaching techniques and innovative teaching methods.  This session is specifically meant to be of interest to colleagues across the business disciplines represented by MBAA.  For more information, please contact 2021 MBAA program chair Larry Bauer at lbauer@mun.ca.  Accepted presenters are expected to interact throughout the poster session with interested colleagues.  Note the poster sessions are not meant for commercial products or services; if commercial products are mentioned in your poster, please provide the name of the product and rationale for its use in your proposal description. 

Additional Questions?  

Please contact the NAAS 2021 program chair, Kayla Booker, at  NAASProgramChair@gmail.com, or phone at 601.951.4008.    Hope to see you VIRTUALLY in late March 2021!


A Special Note:

North American Accounting Studies

North American Accounting Studies is a journal affiliated with the North American Accounting Society.  North American Accounting Studies is listed in the Cabell’s Whitelist with an acceptance rate of 25%.  For more information about the journal and its submission process, please visit the website https://neiudc.neiu.edu/naas/.  Please note that journal submissions undergo a review process that is separate from submissions for the Spring 2021 NAAS/MBAA conference.

Dr. Carol M. Jessup, University of Illinois Springfield is Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. Essam Elshafie, Northeastern Illinois University, is Associate Editor.