Final Call for Papers – The Eleventh EARNet Symposium

hosted by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
September 10
th & 11th, 2021
Preceding Ph.D. Workshop September 9
th, 2021


In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EARNet Symposium and Ph.D. Workshop will be a virtual congress.


The European Auditing Research Network, EARNet, founded in 2000, intends to foster research and exchange ideas among auditing scholars and researchers in Europe. Its primary objective is to promote European auditing research, including supporting auditing researchers in their early career. EARNet also aims to contribute to European policy-making in the auditing area.

The eleventh European Auditing Research Network Symposium will be a virtual congress held on September 10th and 11th, 2021. The Symposium is established as a major event in Europe for presentation and discussion of auditing research papers. It also provides a forum for academics, practitioners, policy-makers and standard-setters to discuss auditing research and current issues in the auditing environment. The Symposium includes parallel sessions of presentation and discussion of research papers, a plenary panel session, and a keynote speech. There will be a best paper award.

All paper submissions must be in PDF, anonymous, and accompanied by a separate Cover Sheet with author information.

Authors who submit a paper can opt to submit the paper for consideration of publication in a special section of the International Journal of Auditing (IJA) dedicated to the EARNet Symposium.

It is possible to submit a paper solely to the Symposium and not for consideration of publication in IJA. Note further that acceptance of a paper for the conference does not automatically imply acceptance for IJA. However, when accepted for consideration in IJA, there will be a fast track review process. Papers submitted for consideration for publication in IJA should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

If authors wish their paper to be considered for publication in the International Journal of Auditing, this should clearly be indicated upon submission.

A virtual Ph.D. Workshop will precede the symposium on Thursday, September 9th, 2021. The Ph.D. Workshop aims to promote high quality auditing research among young European researchers. Feedback on accepted Ph.D. proposals or Ph.D. related papers is provided by experienced international scholars in auditing research. Papers can only be submitted either to the Symposium or to the Ph.D. Workshop!
Deadline for submission of papers to the virtual Symposium and papers/proposals to the virtual Ph.D. Workshop is March 31st, 2021. All authors will be notified of acceptance by June 1st, 2021.

The conference fee of € 25, includes access to the program, papers, and virtual conference. Students whose paper is accepted for plenary presentation in the Ph.D. workshop get a conference fee waiver. The Ph.D. workshop itself is free of cost.

New daily session timing will be used to allow for global member outreach for those presenting or discussing from a variety of time zones.

Symposium Hosts: Anna Gold and Philip Wallage, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Program Committee:
Kris Hardies, University of Antwerp
Christopher Koch, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
Lasse Niemi, Aalto University School of Business
Anna Gold, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Symposium Paper Submission: Kris Hardies, University of Antwerp

Ph.D. Workshop Submission: Anna Gold, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

EARNet General Secretary: Lasse Niemi, Aalto University School of Business

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