Philosophy of The North American Accounting Studies

The journal uses double-blind review, which means that the reviewers do not know the identity of the author(s), and the author(s) do not know the identity of the reviewers. For more information, please see The North American Accounting Studies Aims and Scope page.

Who Can Submit?

Anyone may submit an original article to be considered for publication in The North American Accounting Studies provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer).

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General Submission Rules

Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, or be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series (such as SSRN) does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to The North American Accounting Studies, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at The North American Accounting Studies. If there are concerns about the submission terms for The North American Accounting Studies, please contact the editors.

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Ethics Policy

It is the responsibility of the authors to ensure the academic integrity of the manuscripts submitted to the journal. Articles submitted will be processed through plagiarism detection software to detect text from other work that is not properly cited or quoted.If a case of plagiarism is suspected, the editor reserves the right to reject the submission or request the author(s) to remove, cite, or modify items that were not properly attributed to original sources. If the suspected plagiarism is of an article already published by this journal, the editor will have the right to take an action, such as publishing an erratum statement, or a retraction.

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Formatting Requirements

The North American Accounting Studies has the same rules governing the formatting of initial and final submissions. See Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. It is ultimately the responsibility of the author(s) to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality Microsoft Word document according to the required specifications.

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Rights for Authors and NEIU Digital Commons

As further described in our submission agreement (see the Submission Agreement located after the login to submit an article), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to NEIU Digital Commons all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

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Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exception or by written agreement of NEIU Digital Commons, requires credit to NEIU Digital Commons as copyright holder (e.g., NEIU Digital Commons © 2023).

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Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from NEIU Digital Commons provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g a faculty member’s department webpage might link to the publication); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the NEIU Digital Commons website and/or software agree not to misuse the NEIU Digital Commons service or software in any way.

The failure of NEIU Digital Commons to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between NEIU Digital Commons and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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