A summary of the recent published research suggests that the “top” academic accounting journals ignore systems and technology research topics. Fortuitously, the core focus of the Journal of Information Systems is exactly the set of accounting‐related systems and technology issues (e.g., system controls, financial implications of technology) that are underexplored in both the MIS and accounting research literatures. Accounting systems and technology research, and the Journal of Information Systems, have an optimistic future. Developing accounting systems and technology research demands that researchers both value and promote excellence while simultaneously encouraging diversity.

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