The Challenges Facing Chinese Accounting Scholars Publishing in English (and Chinese) Language Journals

Steven Dellaportas*, Lina Xu, Sophia Ji, Dudu Luo, Xiaoming Song

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Abstract

Interviews with accounting scholars in China found that the pressure to publish in English language journals is high for reasons of tenure and promotion, but the expectation of acceptance is low. Publishing in Chinese language journals is equally as difficult because of socio-cultural factors that favour a limited group of scholars with reputational capital. Scholars in China either avoid submitting articles to English language journals, collaborate with western scholars to enhance the probability of success, or focus on quantitative methodologies because of a perception that it is less demanding on language capability compared with qualitative approaches to research.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAccounting and Finance
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 10 Nov 2023

Keywords

  • accounting journals
  • accounting scholars
  • China
  • language

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