Calls for Papers

Keep up to date on upcoming co-operative conferences and opportunities to present your work.

Call for Papers (Dec 31 Deadline) – Journal of Co-operative Accounting and Reporting (JCAR)

The Journal of Co-operative Accounting and Reporting (JCAR) is an open access, peer-reviewed and refereed international journal published by the Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Reporting for Co-operatives (CEARC) at the Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University in Canada. The main objective of JCAR is to provide an intellectual platform for international scholars of co-operatives and social enterprises. JCAR aims to promote the study of accountancy and reporting for co-operatives, credit unions, and mutual organizations.

The journal publishes research papers focused on co-operatives, credit unions, and mutual organizations in all areas of accounting including:

  • Theory and Practice
  • Cost/Managerial Accounting
  • Standards Performance
  • Measurement and Analysis
  • Education
  • Financial Management
  • Auditing Technology
  • Innovation Management
  • Information and Systems
  • Tax Accounting
  • Systems Management
  • Public Responsibility and Ethics
  • Behavioural Accounting
  • Social and Environmental Reporting
  • Knowledge Management

Special Edition – Social and Environmental Reporting

 The 2016 edition of JCAR will be focused primarily on environment and social reporting. Please submit your papers by December 31, 2015 to the editor: Daphne Rixon, FCPA, FCMA, PhD,

If your paper is on any other topic, please submit it and it will be considered for this edition (subject to space availability) or alternatively, will be published in the next subsequent issue.

Co-operative Studies Track at Atlantic Schools of Business Conference – Sept 25th – 27th

Co-operative Studies Research Track will be held at the Annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference hosted by the University of New Brunswick, located in Fredericton. The conference will occur from September 25th through the 27th, 2015. It is bilingual so both French and English submissions are highly encouraged. The submission deadline for the conference is August 7th, 2015 and you will be notified of your submission’s acceptance status by August 28th, 2015.

The Co-operative Studies Research Track is open to all areas of cooperative research such as co-ops in critical management; environmental and social reporting; co-op management and ethics; co-op entrepreneurship; governance for co-ops, key performance indicators, financial reporting and accounting, performance measurement and analysis; financial management; tax accounting; public responsibility and ethics; technology innovation management; and knowledge management. The track is also open to papers that are in the development stage. Masters and PhD students are encouraged to submit papers. They have a limited amount of funding available to assist with student travel. Please refer to the Atlantic Schools of Business website for further information.

ASB is dedicated to fostering a supportive environment, whether it is by helping scholars polish developed manuscripts or helping to improve ideas in progress. Submissions at multiple stages of development are encouraged, including full papers to be considered for presentation and conference proceedings, papers and concepts in process that are suitable for presentation, and symposia that combine various streams of thought to engage and inform debate.

Call for Papers – ICOOP 2015

The scientific program committee of the Joint International Conference on Agribusiness and Cooperatives is still accepting abstracts for presentation in the 7th International Conference on Agribusiness Economics and Management (ICAEM2015) and/or in the 2nd International Conference on Cooperatives (ICOOP2015). The conference will be held October 22nd-24th, 2015 in Davao City, Phillipines.

Deadline for abstract submission is on May 31, 2015.

Submit abstracts to:!submit-abstract/c5u6

Call for Presentation Abstracts – Poverty and Social Inclusion Conference Oct 28-29, 2015

Call for Presentation Abstracts

Inviting Psychiatric Survivor/Consumers, Students, Community Agencies, and Researchers

The Poverty and Social Inclusion Conference would like to invite you to present on issues and/or solutions related to poverty, social inclusion, and/or psychiatric survivors/ consumers.

There will be a $100 award for the best student presentation, a $100 award for the best lived experience presentation, and a $100 award for the best community solutions presentation at this conference.

When:  October 28 & 29, 2015 from 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Best Western Lamplighter Hotel (591 Wellington Road, London, Ontario)

 Type of Presentation: Oral Presentation/Story Telling (30 minute), Sharing Circle, Conversational Café, Round Table Discussion, Panel, Poster Board, or any other presentation methods of your choice.

 For more information, please download the Community Poster-Call for Presentation.


Call for Case Studies: Student Co-operative Case Study Competition at CASC

The Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan, and the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) are sponsoring a student case study competition on June 2, 2015 as part of the CASC meetings held in Ottawa, Ontario Canada on June 2–4, 2015.

Funding for the case study competition is provided by CHS Inc. Invitations to submit applications have been sent to all the universities involved in the Cooperative Education Networking Forum held in Washington, D.C. in June 2014, as well as to Canadian universities with programs in co-operatives.

The Students’ Case Study call deadline is March 30th, 2015.