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EAR 2020 Annual Conference

September 11-12, 2020

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European Accounting Review 2020 Annual Conference

September 11-12 , 2020

ESMT Berlin, Schlossplatz 1, 10178 Berlin


Call for Papers (closed)

Important note: Given the current uncertainties due to COVID-19, we have decided to extend the deadline for the call for papers until April 25, 2020.


We are happy to announce that the European Accounting Review 2020 Annual Conference will be held at ESMT Berlin (Berlin, Germany). The Conference is organized by EAR with hosting and support by the Center for Financial Reporting and Auditing (CFRA) at ESMT Berlin.

We invite submissions of original papers addressing research questions in all areas of accounting research. European Accounting Review (EAR) emphasizes openness and flexibility, not only regarding the substantive issues of accounting research, but also with respect to paradigms, methodologies, and styles of conducting that research. EAR is global in scope and welcomes submissions relating to any country or region as long as their relevance to an international audience is clearly communicated.

We are open to submission of theoretical, empirical and experimental studies across all topics that advance accounting knowledge and its implications for practice. In addition, EAR features a (i) Young Scholar Track for submissions by non-tenured faculty, Ph.D. students, and job market papers, and a (ii) Methods Workshop, for shorter papers that discuss important problems in research methods and design across all methods (field, experimental, archival) and paradigms. Submissions that either fit the Young Scholar/Methods Workshop considerations are encouraged and will receive special consideration by the editorial team.

Submission Deadline: April 25, 2020

Original contributions should be submitted at

Submissions are treated as submissions to EAR, and should not be under review at any other journal. All papers will be refereed and decisions should be conveyed to authors by the middle of June 2020. Subject to satisfactory revision, accepted conference papers will be published in a conference issue of EAR.



Conference attendance is by invitation only, but it is open to EAA members. If you are interested in attending, please request an invitation by emailing with the following information: your name, institution, position, whether you are an EAA member, and your e-mail address. The deadline to express your interest in attending is April 30.

More information about registration to attend the Conference is coming soon.


Program and hotel accommodation

The Conference will start in the evening of September 10, 2020.

Hotel accommodation will be provided for one author of each selected conference paper. Conference participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.



For all organizational matters, please contact the CFRA:

Contact CFRA

For all questions, write to us at