The Australian Business Deans Council announces unremarkable changes to next year’s year journal ranking, which do not include the big proposal put by expert reviewers Kim Langfield Smith and Geoffrey Wood (CMM Wednesday).
The new ranking will be undertaken late next year, by five to eight expert panels, using citation metrics and peer review.
The council rejects Langfield Smith and Wood’s suggestions for a “regional significance indicator” and a new ultra-elite A** journal ranking. And the deans do not mention at all the idea of the Australian ranking being a spoke with the hub being the UK Chartered Association of Business Schools’ journal quality list. This last suggestion was ignored by the Business Academic Research Directors Network in its response to the Langfield Smith and Wood review.