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How Do I Find Business Journal Rankings?
Sources and sites that rank or rate journals in business fields of study.
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ABDC Journal Quality List - Free registration required (ABDC - Australian Business Deans Council)
Established in 2007, the list is used as a guide by business schools around the world to assess the quality of the journals in which faculty members’ research is published.
Academic Journal Guide (or AJG) - Free registration required (CABS - Chartered Association of Business Schools, United Kingdom)
Published every three years, the AJG is a guide to the range, subject matter and relative quality of journals in which business and management academics publish their research. The latest guide (2018) includes a total of 1,582 journals. Search for specific journals by name or ISSN number, or browse by field. Click on the column headings to sort the tables by different data sets.
DSB 45 Journals List
A list of 45 journals identified by McMaster University's DeGroote School of Business (DSB).
ERIM Journals List (or EJL) (ERIM - Erasmus Research Institute of Management)
Identifies some of the best journals in the field of management. Includes a journal list that covers the entire field of research in management and sublists for each of the domains represented in the ERIM research programmes which include: Finance & Accounting; Logistics & Information Systems; Management General; Marketing; Organisation; Strategy & Entrepreneurship.
Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics), 1997 to the present
Rankings are based on citation data drawn from the Web of Science (WoS) database produced by Clarivate Analytics. Metrics include Journal Impact Factor (or JIF), Immediacy Index, Total Cites, Eigenfactor, Article Influence and more. Search by journal name or browse journal rankings by name or by 230+ categories/subject areas (e.g., Business; Business, Finance; Economics; Management; Operations Research & Management Science). Multi-disciplinary coverage.
JournalGuide- seeBusiness (Research Square)
A free tool that helps researchers evaluate scholarly journals. Search, filter, sort, and compare journals across all academic fields. Search journals by: Paper Match (i.e., using title and abstract keywords), Journal Name, Category or Publisher. Site uses the Source-Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) as a measure of a journal’s impact. Multi-disciplinary coverage.
Journal Quality List (or JQL) (Harzing.com)
Compiled and edited by Professor Anne-Wil Harzing, the list brings together business journal rankings from a number of sources (some of which are included in this guide). The list covers academic journals in the broad areas of economics, finance, accounting, management, and marketing.
Journal Ranking Articles Published 1990-2009, by Discipline (AACSB - Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
A list of articles concerning journal quality and rankings in business published between 1990 and 2009, including the source of the data (citation scores, opinion surveys, etc.) Articles are organized into the following categories: accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management, management information systems, marketing and operations management. To access the full-text of articles in the list, search for the article title and/or journal title in McMaster University Library's Discovery search
Journal Rankings in Business [archived link] (C.B. "Bud" Johnston Library, Western University, Canada)
A list of articles about the ranking and rating of journals in the business fields of accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing, management & information systems, and production/operations management. To access the full-text of articles in the list, search for the article title and/or journal title in McMaster University Library's Discovery search.
Senior Scholars' Basket of Journals(AIS - Association for Information Systems)
Identifies a "basket" of eight journals as top journals in the field of IS or information systems.
SJR Scimago Journal Rankings(Scimago Lab and Scopus), 1999 to the present
Rankings are based on citation data drawn from the Scopus database produced by Elsevier. Metrics include SJR (SCImago Journal Rank), H-Index, Total Documents, Citable Documents, Total Cites, Cites per Document, Total References and more. Search by journal title, ISSN or publisher name (top right). Browse journal rankings in 27 subject areas (e.g., Business, Management and Accounting; Decision Sciences; Economics, Econometrics and Finance), over 300 subject categories (e.g., Marketing, Industrial Relations, etc.), several regions/countries (e.g., Canada, United States, etc.), and/or types (e.g. Journals, Trade Journals, etc.). Multi-disciplinary coverage.