We wish to thank the Panel Chairs, and members of the ABDC Steering Group, for volunteering their time and providing expert guidance to ensure transparency, consistency, and stability in the rankings exercise.
The 2022 List follows a review that considered the inclusion of new, relevant journals; the exclusion of non-relevant, and predatory journals; and journal name changes. No rating upgrades or downgrades were made in this review.
Overall, the list includes 23 new titles, with 22 titles removed, highlighting the incremental nature of changes made to the list over time.
In the 2022 ABDC JQL, 2,680 journals are endorsed with the following classifications:
- A* 7.4% (199)
- A 24.4% (653)
- B 31.9% (855)
- C 36.3% (973)
All journals on the List must meet the substantive business element test and fall within relevant Australia and New Zealand Fields of Research (FoR) codes.
Following the recommendations of the 2021 review of the ABDC JQL’s frequency, methodology, and scope, it is anticipated that the next full review of the list will be held in 2025.
Professor Keryn Chalmers, ABDC President