Twenty-one years of publishing Meditari Accountancy Research: a coming of age

Murphy, Lily and Maguire, William,(2015), Twenty-one years of publishing Meditari Accountancy Research: a coming of age. , Meditari Accountancy Research, UNSPECIFIED

[thumbnail of Twenty-one years (ProQuest).pdf] Text
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (193kB) | Request a copy


Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to assess the performance and current position of the Meditari Accountancy Research Journal by building a profile of the articles published over the 21 years since its inception. Design/methodology/approach – A descriptive meta-analysis of 293 articles published in 30 issues was conducted and comparable South African and international studies to structure the research were drawn upon. Contributors, research fields, research methods, citations and jurisdictions were examined and emerging trends assessed. Findings – Meditari Accountancy Research Journal has a strong relationship with the South African accounting community. All dimensions of this article indicate that Meditari Accountancy Research has evolved over the 21 years since its inception and has made progress towards an international research journal. Research limitations/implications – Given that this study relates to one accounting research journal only, there is no specific benchmark against to which to assess its progress. However, the literature offers a basis for comparison. Practical implications – The challenge is to maintain the traditional South African links while meeting the needs of a changing international accounting research environment. Originality/value – The current study provides a comprehensive basis for an evaluation of the journal and its future potential by reviewing the full history of Meditari Accountancy Research Journal, which presents insights into the articles published within it, including the range and predominance of contributing authors, research methods, research fields, nature of research, citation rates and jurisdictions.
Keywords : Research, South Africa, Accounting, Review, Authorship, Meditari accountancy research journal, Meta analysis, Scholarship, UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title: Meditari Accountancy Research
Volume: 23
Number: 1
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Akuntansi
Depositing User: Gunawan Gunawan
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2019 02:36
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2019 02:36

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item