Scholarly achievement and accounting journal editorial board membership

David Lowe, David Van Fleet

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

23 Scopus citations


The importance of editorial boards to the peer review process makes it imperative that board members be selected on the basis of proven records of scholarly achievement as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and subsequent citations to those publications. Although research in accounting has looked at the composition of editorial boards, the scholarly achievement of editorial board members has not been examined. The purpose of our study is to empirically investigate the scholarly achievement of editorial board members of selected accounting journals. We find that the top accounting journals may not be using the same criteria in selecting editorial board members. Further, the level of achievement of the editorial board members and their articles' impact factors were often inconsistent with the perceived ranking of the journals in which they served. A discussion and implications of our results are also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-209
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Accounting Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2009


  • Bibiliometrics
  • Citation analysis
  • Editorial boards
  • Infometrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting
  • Education


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