This paper explores the contribution of the AAA Public Interest Section academic journal, Accounting and the Public Interest, to socially responsive and responsible accounting scholarship. Contributors, their doctoral-granting schools, institutional affiliation at time of publication, and their research topics in the first 15 volumes were analyzed. Source literature is explored through analysis of references. Citation analysis performed using Google Scholar's advanced search function revealed strong citation of papers published in API, both in terms of numbers of citations and quality of citing journals. Overall the study results indicate API is a high-quality publication and the journal is fulfilling its mission to provide an outlet for innovative research through use of alternative theories and methodologies.

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