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15 April 2019

Major ABDC Journal Quality List Review is Underway

The Australian Business Deans Council has announced the chairs of the eight panels that will rank academic journals in its major 2019 Journal Quality List Review.

A portal on the ABDC website will be open to accept journal submissions from 1 May to 31 May 2019. A draft list will be released for feedback in mid-September with the final version to be announced early in December 2019.

‘The ABDC is pleased to have such highly qualified chairs and panels to assess the standing of journals specialising in Accounting, Business and Taxation Law, Commercial Services, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Logistics, Management, Marketing, Transport and Tourism research,’ ABDC President, Professor David Grant, says.

‘We are confident that the highest standards and most efficient process will be applied to this year’s full review, which follows a last year’s review of the methodology that underpins the influential Journal Quality List.’

The List, which was established in 2007, 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.

The List is significant because the status of researchers’ work, their career advancement and the international rankings of universities are closely tied to publication and citations in quality academic journals.

The last full review of the ABDC List was conducted in 2013, followed by an interim review in 2016.

The names of panel chairs and the review dates are attached. More detailed information, including the list of panel members and the panels’ Terms of Reference, can be found on the ABDC website at 

Further Information:

Review Dates 2019

  1 May Public submissions open

  31 May Public submissions close

  3 June – 30 August Panels review submissions

  31 August All draft panel recommendations to ABDC Steering Group

  13 September ABDC releases draft Journal Ranking List

  11 October Deadline for feedback on draft Journal Ranking List

  11 November

Panels submit recommendations to ABDC Steering Group, which consults

with International Advisor

  11 November – 30 November

Steering Group submits draft final list to ABDC for approval

ABDC Executive Committee endorses the recommendations

1 December ABDC releases final Journal Quality Ranking List.


Panel Chairs

(In alphabetical order of disciplines)


ACCOUNTING (covering journals across 1501)

Professor Gary Monroe, University of New South Wales

Gary Monroe is a Life Member and past President of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand. He serves on the Editorial Boards of a number of international journals. He is the current Chair of the ASB Ethics Panel. Prior to taking up his appointment at UNSW, Gary worked at the Australian National University, Edith Cowan University, University of Western Australia, University of Hawaii, Duke University and the University of Massachusetts. He has taught financial and management accounting, auditing, accounting information systems, behavioural research in accounting and research methods at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Professor Monroe is an internationally renowned researcher in auditing with an emphasis on audit judgment and the economics of auditing, and financial reporting.


BUSINESS AND TAXATION LAW (covering journals across 180105 and 1801025)

Professor Julie-Anne Tarr, Queensland University of Technology

Professor Tarr has a diverse background in commercial and business law, corporate administration and not-for-profit change management. She has previously held senior appointments in the United States, Australia (where she has taught at Monash, Bond and University of Queensland) and the University of the South Pacific. Julie-Anne has served as the General Manager, CEO or Director of a range of organisations including the Queensland Institute of Medical Research; Indiana University’s International Programs Office; USP Solutions (the private commercial arm of the University of the South Pacific); and the Litigation Reform Commission (Qld). She has written six books and a range of articles in the insurance, risk management and commercial practices areas, and has held a number of Board appointments and worked extensively as a consultant in the private commercial sector.


ECONOMICS (covering journals across 1401-1499)

Professor James Morley, University of Sydney

James Morley was appointed as Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Sydney in 2017 and is Co-Director of the Global Perspectives on Economic Policy initiative for the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. He received his PhD from the University of Washington in 1999 and previously held positions at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of New South Wales, most recently as Associate Dean (Research) of the UNSW Business School from 2014-2017. James’ research focuses on the empirical analysis of business cycles, stabilisation policy, and sources of persistent changes in macroeconomic and financial conditions. 


FINANCE (including Actuarial Studies) (covering journals across 1502)

Professor Stephen Taylor, University of Technology Sydney

Stephen Taylor is UTS Distinguished Professor of Accounting at the University of Technology Sydney and is also a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. During 2016-17, Stephen served as the inaugural Australian Business Deans’ Council (ABDC) Research Scholar, a position focused on improving the quality and impact of research in Australian business schools, as well as research training. From 2009 to 2015, Stephen was Associate Dean-Research in the UTS Business School. From 2012 to 2015, Stephen also served as Chair of BARDsNet, the ABDC network of Australian and New Zealand business ADRs. Stephen was a member of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) panel for Economics and Business for the 2015 and 2018 assessments.


INFORMATION SYSTEMS (covering journals across 0806)

Professor Deborah Bunker, University of Sydney

Professor Deborah Bunker is a leading international scholar in organisational collaboration and change management in complex organisational and environmental settings. She is a member of the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage funded, Human Health and Social Impacts Node, which is hosted at the University of Sydney. Deborah is also Chair and Convener of the Interoperability in Extreme Events Research Group and Chair of the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.6 (Transfer and Diffusion of IT). Professor Bunker is a Multi-Disciplinary Advisory Board Member of the Marie Bashir Institute (MBI) at the University of Sydney.



(covering journals across 1503, 1504, and 1507)


Professor Ingrid Nielsen, Deakin University

Ingrid Nielsen is the Alfred Deakin Professor of Management and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Performance) at Deakin University. She was formerly Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University. She is an appointed Research Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management and an appointed Business Management Specialist in the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. Prior to her Deakin appointments, Ingrid was Associate Dean (Research & Research Training) in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Monash University. Ingrid holds a current ARC Discovery Grant and her research has received funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Health and Human Services, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the Data to Decisions CRC.


MARKETING AND TOURISM (covering journals across 1505-1506)

Professor Sara Dolnicar, University of Queensland

Sara Dolnicar holds a Masters and PhD degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and a Masters degree in Psychology at the University of Vienna. Sara’s core research interests are the improvement of market segmentation methodology and the testing and refinement of measures used in social science research. To date, Sara has (co-)authored more than 300 refereed papers, including more than 160 journal articles and led more than a dozen Australian Research Council (ARC) grants. In 2011, she took up a prestigious ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship. She won more than 30 awards, including two prestigious lifetime achievement awards: The US-based Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA) Distinguished Researcher Award (2017) for ground-breaking research that positively impacts the tourism industry, and outstanding service to the tourism research community.

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