AJG 2021 – Invitation to publishers

We are inviting editors and publishers of Journals and Scholarly Associations to apply to have their journals considered for inclusion in the next edition of the Academic Journal Guide (AJG) which will be published in 2021. This application process is only for journals not already featured in the 2018 Guide.

Updates to the AJG are published on a three year cycle and the next version will be a full review. Work on the next iteration will commence later this year and publishers have until Friday 26 July 2019 to apply for journals to be considered for entry. All applications are evaluated on scholarly grounds and will be reviewed by the Editors and the Methodologists. Journals that charge authors to pay to have their work published will not be considered; this does not preclude optional "gold" open access fees.

The methodology of the next AJG will again be founded on a peer review process informed by statistical information relating to citation. The final 'ratings' given to journals are not based purely on weighted averages of journal metrics. Instead, the Guide will continue to be the result of peer review and consultations between the Scientific Committee of subject experts and peers as to the relative standing of journals in each subject area. More details can be found within the methodology for the 2018 guide. The Chartered ABS takes the issue of predatory journals extremely seriously and such journals will be excluded from the Guide.

The purpose of the AJG is to provide scholars with a guide to the range, subject matter and relative quality of journals to help them decide which journals to consider when seeking to publish their work. It also helps published scholars in assessing the standing of the journals within which they have been published. The Guide is not intended to be used in isolation and we encourage the use of other resources in addition to the AJG when assessing the quality of journals.

If you have any questions please email Ramin Bokaian, Research Manager at the Chartered ABS.

To submit a journal for consideration, please fill in the form below.

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