The impact of accounting education research

Sangster, A., Fogarty, T., Stoner, G. and Marriott, N. (2015) The impact of accounting education research. Accounting Education, 24(5), pp. 423-444. (doi: 10.1080/09639284.2015.1091740)

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This paper presents an exploratory study into the nature and patterns of usage of accounting education research. The study adopts the most accessible metric, Google Advanced Scholar citations, to analyse the impact of research published in the six principal English-language accounting education journals. The analysis reveals a global readership for these journals but evidence of relatively low citation levels. However, papers tended to be cited more than expected in cross-disciplinary education journals, discipline-specific education journals, and non-education journals. Guidance is offered to authors seeking to maximise the impact of their research, and issues of concern are identified for editors and publishers. This is the first paper to look beyond content at the usefulness of research in accounting education as indicated by citations. In doing so, it contributes to the current debate on the quality of this research, and of research in accounting and finance in general.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stoner, Professor Greg and Sangster, Professor Alan
Authors: Sangster, A., Fogarty, T., Stoner, G., and Marriott, N.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Accounting and Finance
Journal Name:Accounting Education
ISSN (Online):1468-4489
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Taylor and Francis
First Published:First published in Accounting Education 24(5):423-444
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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