Journal Submission Guidelines

Journal of the CPA Practitioner
Policies & Procedures

Description

The Journal of the CPA Practitioner is the official publication of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP). NCCPAP is the only organization whose mission is to represent only CPAs in public practice, particularly in small practice units.

The purpose of The Journal is to bring articles that are interesting and useful to our CPA members.

The Journal is double-blind peer-reviewed by a volunteer editorial staff. The editorial board is made up of CPAs in public practice.

Submission Deadlines

  Issue   Office needs material by:   Must be submitted by author to editor by:
  Feb/Mar   1/1   11/30
  Apr/May   3/1   1/31
  Jun/Jul   5/1   3/31
  Aug/Sept   7/1   5/31
  Nov/Dec   10/1   8/31

 
Submissions not received by the deadline date may be held for a subsequent issue.

Editorial Policies

Topics

The journal will accept articles for the news section from any member, chapter, or committee and others. News may be of a personal nature (births, marriages, etc), business nature (addition of firm members, office move, etc), or news from the chapter (welcoming new members, chapter events, etc).
The journal will accept articles for the views section that are the personal views of the submitter. NCCPAP committees that submit views on behalf of the committee may be subject to review by the NCCPAP Board of Directors. Views that are not reviewed and/or accepted by the NCCPAP Board of Directors will be labeled as follows: “The opinions herein are not necessarily the view of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners.”
The journal will accept articles, for the issues section, on topics that aid a CPA in the practice of public accounting and supporting his/her clients. Topics include, but are not limited to: taxation, general accounting, audit, small business advisement, financial planning. Articles will also be accepted on management of an accounting practice (MAP).


Article Length

Articles should be no longer then 1,800 words. A submitter that wishes to submit longer articles should first contact the editor.

Integrity

The author has responsibility for not using any copyrighted work and for giving proper attribution as necessary. By submitting material for publication the author admits that s/he is the sole creator of the work and that attribution has been properly declared as necessary. The author agrees to s/he will hold harmless The Journal of the CPA Practitioner and the National Conference of CPA Practitioners for all possible infringements of copyrights, trademarks, and patents.

Bibliographic Style

APA 6th Edition is the preferred bibliographic style. Any notations should be in the form of endnotes.

Method of Submission

Articles Submitted by Committees

NCCPAP committees (national and chapter) are encouraged to submit articles to the journal. Committees should review technical (issues) articles for technical matters and then submit the article to the editor. Technical articles that are reviewed by the committee will not be further reviewed by the editorial board. View articles from the committees may be subject to review by the NCCPAP Board of Directors. Views that are not reviewed and/or accepted by the NCCPAP Board of Directors will be labeled as follows: “The opinions herein are not necessarily the view of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners.”

Articles should not contain the name of the authors(s), their firm and/or academic affiliation, and their NCCPAP affiliation. Submitters should follow the same procedure as noted below.

Articles Submitted by Individuals

Any individual(s) may submit articles. Articles should be submitted, via e-mail, to execdir@nccpap.org and/or to Frimette Kass at fkscpa@yahoo.com. Articles should be submitted as a Word document attached to the e-mail. Articles should have a cover page that has the title of the article, 2-3 sentence abstract. The article should not contain the names of the author(s) or their bibliography(s). Submissions should be double spaced, 12 font, Times New Roman.

The e-mail should contain contact information for the corresponding author.

Additionally, the author(s) should prepare the information sheet below and a title page/bio page and attach them as separate documents.

The Title page should be in APA6 format: The title of the article, the authors with their affiliations and the contact information for the corresponding author. The bio page should have a 2-3 sentence biography for each author. You may add contact information for the author(s).

Articles submitted by non NCCPAP members will be subject to a double blind peer review by the appropriate technical committee and/or editorial board.

The Journal of the CPA Practitioner
National Conference of CPA Practitioners
Article Submission Information Sheet

This sheet must be completed and returned with each article submitted to The Journal of the CPA Practitioner. For questions contact Frimette Kass, CPA at fkscpa@yahoo.com or execdir@nccpap.org.

Download Article Submission Sheet

  Title:  
    Corresponding Author
  Name  
  Title  
  Affiliation  
  e-mail & phone  
    Author 2
  Name  
  Title  
  Affiliation  
  e-mail & phone  
    Author 3 (use additional pages for more authors)
  Name  
  Title  
  Affiliation  
  e-mail & phone  
    For NCCPAP use only
  Date rec’d  
  Article #  
  Issue