XV World Congress of Accounting Historians

Saint Petersburg State University of Economics
June 28, 2020 to July 1, 2020
St Petersburg, Russia
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Submission deadline: 
December 15, 2019


XV World Congress of Accounting Historians

June 28 - July 1, 2020

Dear Participants,

This is the first congress of accounting historians to be held in the Russian Federation. Russia covers both East and West uniting cultures, attitudes and mentalities, connecting partner countries, hubbing business, scientific and educational activities over the Eurasian continent. Saint Petersburg as the most European city of Russia is called the national scientific and cultural capital. The greatest mix of world-famous sights, traditions of Russian hospitality and outstanding scientific schools provide the most advantageous environment for effective WCAH work.

The Congress had been already hosted in Belgium, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, Japan, Canada, Spain, France, Turkey. We would like to thank all participants from these and other countries who contributed to this Congress and submitted papers.

This year we have a strong participation of Chinese colleagues. This is quite a remarkable fact as extensive development of China affects the entire world. Its unique accounting culture, rich traditions and specific national way brings a new profound accent to the Congress.

The Congress Project Team have worked hard for more than 30 months to organize the event, collect papers, arrange scientific and cultural program, communicate with applicants. These devoted people, members of St. Petersburg State University of Economics, have done their best to welcome you at WCAH2020 and make its work efficient.

The organizers are inspired by your papers and reports, your national scientific approach, your interest in Accounting history and in Russia. We will be very pleased if you may share the same feeling. Our joint cooperation shall definitely make another step in development of accounting history.

Call for Papers

Original contributions are welcome for submission as extended abstracts (or full papers) by 31 January 2020 via the dedicated online submission system on the conference website. Papers can only be submitted electronically via this website (please see the page “Online Paper Submission” and follow the instructions).

The extended abstract must have a maximum length of 600 words. Full papers must have a maximum of 10,000 words. The objective and topic of the paper, the structure and the methodological approach adopted, the results, and the contribution of the research and its originality must be included in the extended abstract. The extended abstract should be accompanied by a title page including the names and affiliations of the authors, and the keywords. Full papers should also include a title page that contains the same information plus the extended abstract.

Submission details:

  • All papers to be submitted electronically to the Congress website: www.wcah2020.org.
  • All extended abstracts and full papers should be submitted in PDF format.
  • All submissions will be refereed.
  • All extended abstracts will be subject to blind review immediately they are submitted.
  • Full papers are not required until after acceptance of the extended abstract.
  • Accepted papers will be assigned to parallel sessions. All accepted papers will be published on the Congress website (www.wcah2020.org), as refereed Congress proceedings, unless otherwise advised.

Papers shall be submitted in English and will be presented and discussed accordingly at the Congress.


  • Paper submission opens: September 1, 2019
  • Extended Abstract or full paper submission deadline: January 31, 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 2 weeks after submission (Details required for visa request will be provided upon acceptance)
  • Full paper to be submitted by May 1, 2020