Special Issue "Sustainability Accounting and Accountability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2020.
Interests: accountability; performance management; public sector accounting; popular reporting; non-financial reporting; management accounting
Interests: public sector accounting; heritage assets; financial and non-financial reporting; management accounting; performance management; participatory cultural initiatives; corporate social responsibility
This Special Issue calls for research covering a wide range of aspects related to sustainability accounting and its impact on accountability of for-profit, not-for-profit, and public sector organizations. The new Anthropocene era is calling for an increased awareness of the social, environmental, and economic impacts of organizational activities, and strategic and operational decision-making. Accounting and accountability practices are deeply involved in this process by systematically identifying, measuring, and representing the interlinks of the social, environmental, and economic costs and benefits and the overall sustainability.
We welcome submissions of studies that investigate all forms of sustainable accounting (e.g., carbon accounting, wellbeing accounting, environmental accounting, biodiversity accounting) and accountability (e.g., integrated reporting, non-financial disclosures, popular reporting, sustainability reporting). Of particular interest are analyses of how accounting and accountability practices affect and are affected by the drive toward sustainable development, from the social, environmental, and economic perspectives Papers can address the above topics adopting diverse methodological approaches (e.g., exploratory, explanatory, normative, critical, interpretative), and theoretical stances are welcome. Interdisciplinary papers mixing and/or combining different disciplines (e.g., accounting and ecology) are encouraged to provide insights into how accounting and accountability co-evolve under the global changes. Papers selected for this Issue may also address practice-oriented development by proposing sustainability accounting and accountability methods and tools.Assoc. Prof. Enrico Bracci
Assist. Prof. Lucia Biondi
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- sustainability accounting
- biodiversity accounting
- sustainable development goals
- carbon accounting
- integrated reporting
- non-financial disclosure
- wellbeing accounting and reporting
- performance measurement
- environmental accounting