Introducing the New journalofaccountancy.com

BY MEGAN PINKSTON

FIND IT FAST
The new www.journalofaccountancy.com provides access to more than 10 years of JofA archives through a new full-text search feature, easily accessible from anywhere on the Web site—just look in the upper-right corner of every page. And by performing a single search, you’ll get results not only from the JofA, but also from the Institute’s Web site, www.aicpa.org, and the AICPA Store, www.cpa2biz.com. It’s easy to navigate between results for the three Web sites—just use the tabs directly above your search results.

Finding too many search results for your query? The site has a robust “Advanced Search” feature that lets you narrow your search by several specifications including:

  • Keyword
  • Author
  • Headline or title of an article
  • Format, such as article, video or audio file
  • Date range


Just click “Open Advanced Search”in the “Search” box at the top of the page to reveal these options, or access them whenever you’re on a search results page.

BROWSE TOPICS AND PAST ISSUES
Don’t know exactly what you’re looking for? Or want to catch up on recent articles on a general accounting topic? The site’s “Browse Topics” feature lists dozens of topics, ranging from “Audit and Attest” to “XBRL” and everything in between. Find a topic you’re interested in and click through to access all of the JofA’s content on that topic, including more than 10 years of print articles, news, multimedia content and Webexclusive articles that are being added to the site daily. There is even an option to perform a keyword search within each topic collection.

To access the entire contents of a past issue of the JofA, use the “Issue Archive” area of the home page, where you can either browse through past JofA covers to find the issue you’re looking for or choose a specific issue’s month and year from dropdown menus.

ACCESS EXCLUSIVE CONTENT
The new journalofaccountancy.com is filled with exclusive content that you won’t find anywhere else—including the pages of the print magazine. You’ll find the thought-provoking and practical articles you’ve come to expect from the JofA, plus videos, additional interviews, daily news, and interactive and downloadable spreadsheets and exhibits that accompany articles in the print magazine. The site’s multimedia content includes interviews with the profession’s thought leaders, coverage of the hot topics and pressing issues of interest to CPAs, regulatory pronouncements and behind-the-scenes video of interviews.

KEEP CURRENT
With the new Web site, the JofA is moving past the time and frequency constraints of the monthly print magazine by providing you with the information you need to know—including news, regulatory announcements and practical guidance—but now on a daily basis. Check out the “Headlines” column every weekday for accounting and regulatory news written by the JofA’s editorial staff, plus general financial news from the AICPA’s CPA Letter Daily, IFRS Report and InfoTech Update.

You can even sign up for JofA weekly e-mail updates, which deliver news and articles on the topics of your choice to your inbox. Choose from “Tax and Personal Financial Planning,” “Business & Industry,” “Financial Reporting and Auditing” and “Practice Management and Technology.”

Now, daily news, videos and more than 10 years of JofA archives are available at any time, from anywhere in the world.

GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK
The new journalofaccountancy.com is designed with your interests and professional needs in mind—its new features can help you better serve your clients and firm and make your job easier. The JofA encourages you to submit any questions, comments or suggestions regarding the Web site and its new host of features to mpinkston@aicpa.org. The JofA editorial staff looks forward to the new opportunity to deliver authoritative analysis, practical guidance and timely articles on the Web site—and to provide you with more than just a print magazine.

—Megan Pinkston, online editor
journalofaccountancy.com

 

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