Conference Policies

Peer Review Process

The quality of the Conference articles is ensured by a blind review process with three (3) national and international reviewers.

When asked to be a Referee for an article submitted to Conference, the title and an abstract of the article, and a suggested deadline will be provided.

If this task is accepted by the Referee within the platform, the article (in anonymous form) will be reviewed within the deadline provided by the editor. Normally the deadline for the review is 2 to 3 weeks.

The Editorial team wants to emphasize that reviews should take a constructive approach to its points of criticism in order to facilitate dialogue and development of the texts. The Editor may return to authors without review any manuscript deemed to be of inadequate quality or inappropriate.

The Referee is asked to list each element of the review in order to facilitate the dialogue between author(s), Editor and Referees about revisions etc. Likewise it is important that the arguments in the review are specified. All reviews must be provided in English. The reviewer has to decide if the paper is to be accepted for publication with or without modifications. Also, the reviewer may present some personal comments about the paper (if appropriate).

Please use the  EIRP Review Form for your reviews and comments. The reviews are sent to the Track Director, through the the platform.

The information from the reviewers and editors are gathered and the corresponding author will receive an e-mail with either the acceptance notification with the results of the paper review containing all aspects to be modified, improved, and added or decline notification with the results of the paper review; in case of accepted article the Editor sets a deadline for the return of a revised version (if a revision is called for).  All notified modifications are obligatory for the paper to be published. The Editor can decide if a second round of reviews is necessary after the revision of the article, normally with a deadline of 14 days.

The online platform facilitates the reviewing process by keeping into archive all reviews for each reviewer and each reviewed article for each author.

 

Archive Access Policy

The presentations that make up the current and archived conferences on this site have been made open access and are freely available for viewing, for the benefit of authors and interested readers.

 

Keynote Speakers

Stefan SCHALTEGGER is currently Professor at Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany) and head of the Center for Sustainability Management. He has been, among others, a member of the jury of the German Corporate Sustainability Award, of the Daimler Environmental Award, assessment partner of the German Next Economy Award (sustainable start-up award; since 2015), member of the Scientific Board of the R.I.O. Impulse Management Forum for Sustainable Development (since 1997). He is Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Environmental Management Accounting Network (EMAN) and he is involved in the EMAN International Conferences, promoting all over the world the field of environmental management accounting and sustainability issues.

Adriana TIRON TUDOR  is Professor at BabeĊŸ-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca, Romania. Her main domains of interest are: sustainability and integrated reporting, public accounting, international reporting standards, new trends in accounting education, financial audit, etc., member of IFAC in the Public Accounting Standards Committee of European Accounting Association, al European Auditing Research Network, al American Accounting Association etc. She is coordinating PhD theses at the University of Cluj Napoca and in in co-partnership with foreign collaborators. She is frequently invited speaker at conferences in Romania and abroad. She has numerous publications in her areas of interest and has led national scientific research projects, collaborating with overseas partners.

Francesca MANES ROSSI is Associate Professor of accounting in the Management and Innovation Systems Department at Salerno University, Italy, where she teaches and conducts research on accounting and auditing. She has also trained local, state and regional government officials on public budgeting, financial management and audit practices in Italy and has been active in providing consulting services to public sector entities. Her main area of research regard performance measurement in local government and cultural organizations, intellectual capital, sustainability and integrated reporting, auditing and accounting standards both in private and in public sector. Her publications are related both to private and public sector and in the last years she has developed special skills in the field of IAS/IFRS and IPSASs. Francesca is co-chair of the XII Permanent Study Group of EGPA (European Group of Public Administration), promoting research on Public Sector Financial Management in European Countries and co-chair of the mini-track on Intangibles in Public Sector in the EIASM conference on Intangibles.

Adrian HENRIQUES has wide, international experience of social and environmental issues and organizational responsibility. He has been extensively involved in work on the development of standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative for company reporting of sustainability performance. He is Chair of the UK committees on the ISO 26000 standard for organizational social responsibility and on ISO 22095 for Chain of Custody systems.  He has also been involved in the development of standards for the assessment the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and in the development of British standards on governance and on sustainable development. He was also actively involved in the development of a nanotechnology framework. Adrian has also audited numerous sustainability reports for a wide variety of organizations. He is Visiting Professor of Accountability and CSR at Middlesex University Business School and Chair of the Assurance Committee of Social Value International. He advised on the development of the national CSR plans for Lithuania and Bulgaria. He has produced research on social sustainability, taught widely on accountability and social measurement and reviewed the social performance of numerous organizations.  His publications include: Quantifying natural and social capital: guidelines on valuing the invaluable; ICAEW (2015) and “Corporate Impact: measuring and managing your social footprint”; Earthscan (2010). Website: www.henriques.info