Thu, 15 Nov 2018
Earlier this year the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) appointed Australian and international experts to review the methodology for the ABDC Journal Quality List.
The reviewed ABDC Journal Quality List is expected to be released in the last quarter of 2019.
The final recommendations are:
1. Journal quality ratings should be validated by expert panels. The panels should be informed by globally recognised and externally validated journal ranking lists, appropriate and select citation metrics (e.g. SCImago) and, if required, expert peer review.
2. The following criteria must be met by each journal in the ABDC Journal Quality List. A journal must:
3. An indicator for journals of regional significance should not be incorporated against relevant journals in the ABDC Journal List.
4. A new quality category (e.g. A**) should not be added to the ABDC Journal List to recognise world elite journals deemed to be the best in the world.
4. Members of the expert panels, including the Panel Chair, should be selected through a formal call for Expressions of Interest. The processes will be similar to those used by the Australian Research Council for panel selection.
6. More explicit and rigorous processes for the ranking of journals should be developed and reported.
‘I would like to acknowledge the contribution of Dr Kim Langfield-Smith, Principal at Nous Group, and Professor Geoffrey Wood, from the UK Chartered Association of Business Schools to this project. I would also like to acknowledge the input provided by members of BARDsNet, the ABDC Business Research Deans’ Network,’ ABDC President, Professor Tony Travaglione, said.
Further Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
 Including UK ABS Journal Quality Guide, UT Dallas Top 100 List, Financial Times Top 50 Journals List