Top ranked accounting journals

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General Consensus of Accounting Journal Rankings

Top 3 Accounting Journals

Every accounting school considers these journals as "A" hits. These are the consensus top journals in the discipline.

  • The Accounting Review (TAR)
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    • The broadest of the top three journals. TAR publishes financial, managerial, audit, and tax research using archival, behavioral, and analytical research designs. Unlike JAR and JAE, editors at TAR use two referees to evaluate each submission.
  • Journal of Accounting Research (JAR)
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    • Published by the Institute for Professional Accounting at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
  • Journal of Accounting and Economics (JAE)
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Next 3 Best Journals

Some schools consider these journals as "A" hits and some consider them as "A-" hits. They are generally favorably viewed by all schools.

  • Contemporary Accounting Research (CAR)
  • Review of Accounting Studies (RAST)
  • Accounting, Organisations and Society (AOS)

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