Special Issue on Digital Forensic Accounting

Submission Deadline: March 9, 2009


The purpose of the special issue is to contribute to the discussion and understanding of the current status and perspectives between accounting and digital forensics. Digital topics are considered in their widest sense.

Prospective authors are invited to submit regular research papers, cases, or position papers. The latter should present novel ideas at an early stage of development or share future vision. All submissions should describe original and unpublished work, not currently under review by any other journal or conference.

Suggested topics include digital topics in accounting instruction, descriptions of accounting frauds where new digital forensic techniques are used in uncovering or prosecuting the fraudsters, or descriptions of the issues of how digital forensic accounting evidence are used in prosecuting a case. Wider strategic papers that provide understandings of how the accounting profession is or is not using digital evidence are welcome.

To be considered for inclusion in this special issue of the journal, manuscripts should be received no later than March 9, 2009. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal's manuscript submission and tracking system at: or manuscripts may be electronically submitted to the special issue editor, G. Stevenson Smith, at No manuscripts will be accepted as paper copies.

All submitted papers will be subjected to a blind review with respect to their relevance, originality, adequacy, contribution, correctness, readability and presentation.

All manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word format using 12-point Times Roman font.

For additional information regarding submission guidelines, authors should follow the manuscript format guidelines under Author Instructions.

Paper Submission Deadline: March 9, 2009 Notification of Initial Review Evaluation: March 30, 2009 Final Revised Manuscripts Due By: April 10, 2009 Notification of Acceptance of Revised Manuscripts: April 20,2009 Publication Date: April 30, 2009


For further information, authors should contact the special issue editor at:

G. Stevenson Smith, Ph.D., CPA, CMA
John Massey Professor of Accounting
Department of Accounting and Finance
John Massey School of Business
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Durant, OK 74701-0609

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Manuscripts should be submitted for blind review at Submission System

Instructions for authors may be found at Author Instructions


The editor of this special issue, G. Stevenson Smith, may be reached via email at


The editor-in-chief of the JDFSL, Dr. Glenn S. Dardick, may be reached via email at




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