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There’s a new ranking in the works for business academics

The Australian Business Deans Council announces its long-awaited 2019 journal ranking exercise. This will be the first review since 2016.

Reviewers will accept submissions through May with a draft list in September and a final ranking before Christmas. 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,” ABDC says.

The new ranking follows a methodology review, commissioned in August 2017 (CMM August 28). Last year Kim Langfield Smith (ex Monash U) and Geoffrey Wood (Uni Essex) proposed using experts to assess journals, “informed by” citation metrics, plus adding a “significant regional” indicator and new A** “very best in world” score. CMM  28 2017. The two new categories did not get up ( CMM November 16 2018) but the ranking will roll out without them.

Panel members are in today’s appointments and achievements (below).


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