2019 ABDC Journal Quality List
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Update: Review of JQL frequency, methodology, and scope
11 November 2020
With the release of the ABDC Journal Quality List in December 2019, the ABDC indicated that a review of the JQL’s frequency, methodology, and scope would be conducted in 2020. Because of the impact of COVID-19 on ABDC member business schools, this review will now be conducted in the first half of 2021. This review is of list review processes, it will not include a review of the journal rankings announced in December 2019.
Announcement: 2019 ABDC JQL and report
6 December 2019
Here is the 2019 Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List and its accompanying Report.
The 2019 List follows an extensive review conducted by Expert Panels, which assessed journals relating to Business and Taxation Law; Economics; Finance including Actuarial Studies; Information Systems; Management, Commercial Services and Transport and Logistics; Marketing and Tourism; and other areas.
We wish to thank the seven Panel Chairs for their outstanding leadership, the Panel members for their significant work, and the members of the ABDC Steering Group for their important input during the review process.
The 2019 List endorses 2,682 journal entries with the following classifications:
A* 7.41% (199)
A 24.27% (651)
B 31.69% (850)
C 36.61% (982)
It includes 144 upgrades; 17 downgrades; the addition of 157 new journals; and the removal of 241 journals.
In 2019, for the first time in the history of the ABDC Journal Quality List, the number of journals removed from the List has exceeded the number added.
The removal of 241 journals from the previous (2016) ABDC List is the result of a careful focus to ensure that the 2019 List reflects currency and continues to assist business researchers to target appropriate, quality outlets for their work.
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.
It is just over a decade since we launched the Journal Quality List and so, in the second half of 2020, ABDC will be calling for feedback from key stakeholders as part of a review into the List’s frequency, methodology, and scope.
ABDC President, Professor David Grant