ABS Academic Journal Guide launched

We’re pleased to announce that the Academic Journal Guide 2015 has been published to provide a guide to the quality and range of over 1,400 international business and management journals.

The Guide can be viewed now at www.bizschooljournals.com

The ABS Academic Journal Guide (the Guide) is the foremost journal guide covering 22 subject areas within the field of business and management research. The 2015 edition of the Guide has included 88% more journals than the 2010 ABS Guide and has taken two years to produce. A team of editors, methodologists and a scientific committee of 33 leading academics have undertaken consultation with members of subject associations and other academics in the field to ensure the Guide is robust and informed by the academic community. 1,401 journals have been evaluated through a process of peer review and detailed analysis of citation data, giving academics in the sector a tool to assist them when choosing where to publish their research.

We aim to publish the Academic Journal Guide every three years, with the next edition scheduled for 2018.

Professor Angus Laing, Chair of the Association of Business Schools and member of the Management Board of the Academic Journal Guide, said: “The Academic Journal Guide has already become an invaluable tool to business and management academics worldwide. The 2015 edition has gone further by including 88% more journals than the ABS Guide 2010. Our team of leading academics from top institutions, and representing a range of subject associations, have worked incredibly hard for two years to produce an excellent guide to the quality and range of journals in which business and management academics publish their research. Through extensive peer review, consultation and analysis of citation data, 1401 journals from across the world have been evaluated to provide what we believe to be the most robust and thorough journal guide of its kind.”

Professor Geoffrey Wood, Warwick Business School and Co-Editor in Chief of the Academic Journal Guide, said: “The Guide seeks to help researchers identify key journals in the area, and outlets where particularly excellent work is likely to be clustered. Although the Guide is not intended to be fully inclusive, inclusion in the Guide is an indicator that the journal should uphold high scholarly standards, and treat authors professionally and with respect. The Guide is a hybrid one, and is founded on peer perceptions, the latter in part informed by established journal metrics. The Scientific Committee includes experts across the main functional areas of management, many representing major scholarly associations; in all instances, the experts consulted with a range of leading authorities in their fields. It hopes to provide scholars with clear goalposts against which to aim for in seeking to progress their careers.”