Research Rankings and Editorial Board Responsibilities

In 2014, Waterloo became one of only 11 universities in the world to earn a 5+ star rating in the QS Stars rating which evaluates universities against over 50 different factors.

SAF rankings in the 2018 Brigham Young University global accounting research survey:

  • 2nd in Canada for accounting research
  • 1st in Canada for accounting information systems research
  • 1st in Canada for management accounting research
  • 1st in Canada for tax research
  • 2nd in Canada for financial accounting research 
  • 2nd in Canada in Accounting PhD programs  

Waterloo ranks in the top 150 in the subject of Accounting and Finance in the 2019 UK Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world rankings.

Editorial Board Responsibilities

Andrew Bauer

Editorial Boards

  • Contemporary Accounting Research, 2013 - present
  • The Journal of the American Taxation Association, 2018

Tim Bauer

Editorial Boards

  • Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 2017 - present
  • Contemporary Accounting Research, 2013 - present

Efrim Boritz

Editorial Boards

  • Journal of Information Systems, 2013 - present
  • Accounting Horizons, 2009 - present
  • Current Issues in Auditing, 2007 - present

Changling Chen

Editorial Boards

  • Contemporary Accounting Research, Editorial Board Member
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics, Association Editor

Alan Macnaughton

  • Editor, Canadian Tax Journal, 2004 - 2011, 2016 - present
  • Editorial Board - Advances in Taxation, 2014 - present 

Patricia O'Brien

  • Consulting Editor, Contemporary Accounting Research, 2017 - 2020
  • Editor-in-Chief, Contemporary Accounting Research, 2013 - 2017

Editorial Boards

  • Accounting Review, 1993 - 2008
  • Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 1996 - present
  • Journal of Accounting Research, 2003 - 2009

Blake Phillips

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Banking and Finance, 2014 - present

Alan Webb

  • Consulting Editor: Contemporary Accounting Research (2017 - present)
  • Editorial Boards: The Accounting Review (2014 - present); Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences (2015 - present)

Christine Wiedman

Editorial Boards 

  • Contemporary Accounting Research, 2007 - present
  • Accounting Perspectives, 2004 - present
  • Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 2004- present

Tony Wirjanto

  • Associate Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Mathematical Finance, since 2012
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Finance and Accounting Studies (IJFAS), since 2013
  • Editorial Board, Austin Statistics, since 2014
  • Editorial Board, Mathematical Finance Letters, since 2013
  • Editorial Board, Econometrics, since 2012