ABDC JOURNAL QUALITY LIST 

Journal rankings in the search tool below are current to the finalisation of the most recent review, 6 December 2019, with minor textual corrections. You can download a copy of the complete list through the search tool, or by clicking here.

To download a copy of the report that accompanied the 2019 review, please click here.

ABDC JOURNAL QUALITY LIST REVIEW

Submissions for the 2022 ABDC Journal Quality List review are now open. Submissions close on 3 October 2022 at 11.59pm AEST.

The scope of the 2022 review is confined to:

    • inclusion of new relevant journals;
    • exclusion of non-relevant journals;
    • exclusion of likely predatory or overly aggressive journals;
    • journal name changes.

Please note that the 2022 review will not accommodate any re-rating of currently listed journals — such re-ratings will be the major focus of the next full review due in 2024–25. Submissions to the Panels that propose re-rating of journals will not be considered.

To be eligible, submissions must come from Australia or New Zealand (ANZ), and from a relevant stakeholder group:

  1. An ANZ business school or faculty deemed to have a legitimate interest in the disciplines covered by the ABDC JQL.
  2. A relevant peak body representing ANZ academics.
  3. An individual or group of like-minded academics with formal affiliation/s to universities based in ANZ.

Terms of reference

MAKING A SUBMISSION

Submissions for the 2022 ABDC Journal Quality List review can be made through one of the online forms below. Email submissions will not be accepted. Submissions close on 3 October 2022 at 11.59pm AEST.

In this review we encourage submissions to be made on behalf of groups of like-minded signatories. There is an option to provide details for multiple signatories in both the New Journal Submission and Predatory Journal Report forms.

Online submission forms (NB: these will open in a new window):

Please review the questions in each form and consider which types of supplementary information you wish to provide before starting an application. Form entries cannot be saved.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If I send an email or write a letter will it be considered as a submission?

No — for a submission to be considered by the review panels it must be made online through the appropriate form for the submission type.

Submissions must come from a relevant Australia or New Zealand (ANZ) stakeholder group. What does this mean?

To make an eligible submission, it must come from Australia or New Zealand. This means that the primary submitter must be a representative of one of three relevant stakeholder groups:

  1. An ANZ business school or faculty deemed to have a legitimate interest in the disciplines covered by the ABDC JQL.
  2. A relevant peak body representing ANZ academics.
  3. An individual or group of like-minded academics with formal affiliation/s to universities based in ANZ.

An eligible submission may contain letters of support or recommendation from international scholars; however, they must be truly eminent scholars in the field. Supporting letters may be attached as appendices to the New Journal Submission and Predatory Journal Report forms.

Why must review submissions come from Australia or New Zealand (ANZ) in order to be considered?

The main purpose of the ABDC Journal Quality List is to serve the interests and needs of ABDC members and the business-related academic community located in ANZ.

In developing and subsequently reviewing the list the ABDC has taken account of considerations relevant to the ANZ business-related academic community that may or not be relevant in other country settings.

For this reason, we require that the primary submitter be a member of one of the following ANZ stakeholder groups:

  1. An ANZ business school or faculty deemed to have a legitimate interest in the disciplines covered by the ABDC JQL.
  2. A relevant peak body representing ANZ academics.
  3. An individual or group of like-minded academics with formal affiliation/s to universities based in ANZ.
I am a journal editor or publisher. Can I make a submission on my publication’s behalf?

ABDC notes that you may alert relevant stakeholder groups to make a submission on behalf of your publication. A relevant stakeholder is:

  1. An ANZ business school or faculty deemed to have a legitimate interest in the disciplines covered by the ABDC JQL.
  2. A relevant peak body representing ANZ academics.
  3. An individual or group of like-minded academics with formal affiliation/s to universities based in ANZ.
The submission form lists nine (9) appendices: do I have to provide all nine of these to make a complete submission?

No, your submission may contain as many of the nine appendices as you and your colleagues deem relevant. All compulsory questions are marked in the form with an asterisk *.

Can I combine appendices in my submission?

ABDC advises against this, as it alters the data that is collected about the submissions and increases the administration required of panel members that review submissions.

What is meant by the substantive business element test?

This is explained in the terms of reference for the review, which states:

In the submission process, [the substantive business element] will need to be evidenced by >50% of articles over three years written by business faculty, or >50% of articles over three years being of a business nature. Where a journal has been in existence for < three years, the substantive business element test applies to the time of the journal’s existence.

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