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Title: Publishing patterns within the UK accounting and finance academic community
Authors: Beattie, Vivien
Goodacre, Alan
Contact Email: alan.goodacre@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Co-authorship
Journals
Non-serial publications
Publication media
Scholarly knowledge development
Issue Date: Mar-2004
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Beattie V & Goodacre A (2004) Publishing patterns within the UK accounting and finance academic community, British Accounting Review, 36 (1), pp. 7-44.
Abstract: This study reports on publishing patterns in the UK and Irish accounting and finance academic community for the 2-year period 1998-1999 using the data contained in the BAR Research Register. It is found that the community has been growing modestly since 1991, with a doubling in the number of PhD-qualified staff (to 30%) and a reduction in the number with a professional qualification (from 81 to 58%). Nearly half of all outputs appear in other than academic journals. The mean number of publications is 1.76 per capita, with significantly more staff active in publishing than in 1991 (44% compared to 35%). However, only 17% publish in a subset of 60 'top' journals. Just over half of all articles are published in the core discipline journals, the rest appearing mainly in management, economics, sociology, education and IT journals. This may indicate a growing maturity in the disciplines, whereby applied research findings are flowing back into related foundation and business disciplines. Nearly two-thirds of academic articles are co-authored, with 25% of contributions coming from outside the community, indicating an openness to interdisciplinary collaboration, collaboration with overseas academics and collaboration with individuals in practice. The findings of this study will be of assistance to those making career decisions (either their own career or decisions involving other people's careers). They also raise awareness of the way in which the accounting and finance disciplines are developing.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/10894
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bar.2003.08.003
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Affiliation: University of Stirling
Accounting and Finance

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