2019 NAAS Conference Call for Papers (closed 11/27/2018)

March 27-29, 2019

Palmer House Hotel – Chicago, IL

In conjunction with the 55th Annual MBAA International Conference

Faculty, students, and practitioners are invited to submit papers addressing any area of accounting for presentation at the 2019 North American Accounting Society Meeting (NAAS).  Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, November 27, 2018. 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, ethics, international accounting, information systems, public policy, artificial intelligence, pedagogy, social responsibility, diversity, and public interest.

Submission Opportunities

Concurrent Session Presentations

Submissions for a concurrent session may consist of completed papers and detailed abstracts.

Roundtable Presentations

These presentations will focus on papers in progress. The roundtable session will give authors an opportunity to receive constructive feedback and ideas for completing the paper from other conference participants. These submissions will be 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. Please include “Panel presentation” in the cover page of your submission.

Submission Guidelines

Please prepare your submission as a Word document and email it to Kel-Ann Eyler,

Georgia College & State University, at kel-ann.eyler@gcsu.edu.  Include NAAS Submission in the subject line.   The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

Each submission should begin with a cover page identifying the type of submission (Concurrent Session, Roundtable Presentation, or Panel Proposal), title, the name, affiliation, and contact information for each author, and a designated corresponding author for co-authored papers.  An abstract containing the paper’s title, but not the authors, should follow the cover page.  Please, do not make any reference to the author(s) after the cover page.  At least one author must register for the NAAS meeting and attend to present the paper and/or participate in panels.  Only completed papers (not detailed abstract submissions) will be considered for a distinguished paper award.  Detailed abstracts will be considered for presentation in concurrent sessions, but authors should have the full paper available by the conference date.

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.

Panel proposals should include a suggested title, a brief description of why this topic would be of interest to conference participants, and the names, affiliations, and contact information for proposed panelists.

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 Kel-Ann Eyler at kel-ann.eyler@gcsu.edu  and include NAAS Volunteer in the subject line.

Conference Details and Poster Session

The North American Accounting Society conference will be held March 27-29, 2019, in conjunction with the 55th 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 conference, we also 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.  For more information, please contact the 2019 President Elect/General Program Chair of the MBAA International, Juan Meraz at JuanMeraz@missouristate.edu.  Accepted presenters are expected to interact throughout the poster session with interested colleagues.  Note the poster sessions are not primarily meant for commercial products or services; if commercial products are used in your presentation, please provide the name of the product and rationale for its use in your proposal description.

NAAS Journal Launched in 2018!!

The North American Accounting Studies Editorial Board is launching a journal affiliated with the NAAS group.  The inaugural issue is expected to be published in late October 2018.  Submissions for the inaugural issue are closed, but for more information about the journal, please see the website  https://neiudc.neiu.edu/naas/.  There is a separate review  process for consideration of articles for publication in the journal than from those submitted for presentation at the Spring meeting.​

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

Additional Questions?

Please contact the 2019 program chair, Kel-Ann Eyler at kel-ann.eyler@gcsu.edu, or by phone (478) 445-2582.    Hope to see you in the Windy City in late March 2019!

A Friendly Reminder:  NAAS Call for Papers Deadline is Tuesday, 11/27/2018.