Leventhal School of Accounting

Review of Accounting Studies

(RAST Journal)

The Review of Accounting Studies provides an outlet for significant academic research in accounting including theoretical, empirical, and experimental work. The journal is committed to the principle that distinctive scholarship is rigorous. While the editors encourage all forms of research, it must contribute to the discipline of accounting. Theoretical models need not speak directly to current practice, but accounting information must surface in a major way. Similarly, empirical analysis and experimental tests should relate principally to accounting issues.

The Review of Accounting Studies is owned and published four times a year by Springer. Every Fall, RAST holds a Review of Accounting Studies Conference.

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Review of Accounting Studies
Leventhal School of Accounting
University of Southern California
3660 Trousdale Parkway, ACC 121
Los Angeles, CA  90089-0441

E-mail: rast_journal@marshall.usc.edu

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Editors

Managing Editor

Patricia Dechow
Patricia Dechow
University of Southern California

Editors

Jennifer Blouin
Jennifer Blouin
University of Pennsylvania
Peter Easton
Peter Easton
University of Notre Dame
Paul Fischer
Paul Fischer
University of Pennsylvania
Russell Lundholm
Russell Lundholm
University of British Columbia
James Ohlson
James Ohlson
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Stephen Penman
Stephen Penman
Columbia University
Sefan Reichelstein
Stefan Reichelstein
Stanford University
University of Mannheim
Scott Richardson
Scott Richardson
London Business School
Lakshmanan Shivakumar
Lakshmanan Shivakumar
London Business School
Richard Sloan
Richard Sloan
University of Southern California
Editorial Policy

The Review of Accounting Studies is committed to the principle of prompt turnaround for the manuscripts it receives. A new submission will generally receive an initial editorial decision within three months. In addition to a commitment to prompt turnaround, the journal strives to commit to accept-reject decisions early in the process. Consequently, the majority of accepted manuscripts receive that decision for the initial submission or first revision. Authors are provided the opportunity to revise accepted manuscripts in order to accommodate reviewer and editor comments; however, discretion over such manuscripts resides principally with the author(s). Due to the policy of committing to accept-reject decisions early in the process, a revise and resubmit decision is generally reserved for new submissions that are not currently acceptable, but for which the editor sees a clear path of changes that would make the manuscript publishable.

The journal maintains a decentralized editorship, which means that the editor assigned to a manuscript has full editorial decision authority for that manuscript. Manuscripts are assigned with the intent to employ editor expertise whenever possible. The assigned editor selects a reviewer or reviewers for each manuscript and communicates editorial decisions to the authors after receiving reviewer comments, which are shared with the manuscript’s author(s).

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Editorial Board

Tim Baldenius, Columbia University
Anne Beatty, Ohio State University
Anne Beyer, Stanford University
Robert J. Bloomfield, Cornell University
Mark Bradshaw, Boston College
Mary Ellen Carter, Boston College
Maria Correia, London School of Economics
Asher Curtis, University of  Washington
Ed deHaan, University of Washington
Sunil Dutta, University of California, Berkeley
Ronald Dye, Northwestern University
Yonca Ertimur, University of Colorado
Jere Francis, Univesity of Missouri – Columbia
Joseph Gerakos, Dartmouth College
Jonathan Glover, Columbia University
Steve Hillegeist, Arizona State University
Paul Hribar, University of Iowa
Raffi Indjejikian, University of Michigan
Christopher Ittner, University of Pennsylvania
Ron Kasznik, Stanford University
Reuven Lehavy, University of Michigan
Ke Li, University of California Riverside
Xi Li, London School of Economics
Edward Maydew, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Sarah McVay, University of Washington
Brian Miller, Indiana University
Partha Mohanram, University of Toronto
Steven Monahan, INSEAD
Per Olsson, European School of Management and Technology
Joseph Piotroski, Stanford University
Darren Roulstone, Ohio State University
Stephen Ryan, New York University
Mark Soliman, University of Southern California
Gregory Sommers, Southern Methodist University
Theodore Sougiannis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Daniel Taylor, University of Pennsylvania
Siew Hong Teoh, University of California, Irvine
Irem Tuna, London Business School
Mohan Venkatachalam, Duke University
Alfred Wagenhofer, University of Graz, Austria
Richard Willis, Vanderbilt University
TJ Wong, University of Southern California
Teri Yohn, Indiana University
Jieying Zhang, University of Texas at Dallas
Xiao-Jun Zhang, University of California, Berkeley

Conferences
RAST Conference

Call for Papers
Review of Accounting Studies 2019 Conference

Current Topics in Accounting Research

December 13-14, 2019

Singapore Management University

The Editors of the Review of Accounting Studies (RAST) are pleased to announce a conference on "Current Topics in Accounting Research", to be hosted at the Singapore Management University on December 13–14, 2019.  Papers accepted for the conference are also considered for publication in a conference issue of RAST.

TOPICS: We invite the submission of research papers on all current topics in accounting.  Papers can be empirical archival, experimental, field-based or theoretical.  Papers should adhere to RAST's traditional standards of academic rigor. 

FURTHER INFORMATION: The deadline for conference submissions is May 20, 2019.  All papers submitted, including those not accepted for the conference, will be reviewed for possible publication in RAST.  Authors will be informed of editorial decisions for the conference by the middle of August 2019.  The conference will cover travel costs and provide lodging and meals for one presenter for each accepted paper.  A cash prize of $5,000 will be awarded for the best paper based on a vote of conference participants. 

PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Conference papers should be submitted online with a submission fee of US$300 at:

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Rosita Alvarado
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Review of Accounting Studies
Leventhal School of Accounting
University of Southern California
3660 Trousdale Parkway, ACC 121
Los Angeles, CA  90089-0441

E-mail: rast_journal@marshall.usc.edu

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