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Four Categories of Quality

The ABDC Journal Quality list is divided into four categories of quality, A*, A, B, C as described below:

  • A*: this is the highest quality category, and indicatively represents approximately the top 5-7% of the journals assigned to the given primary FoR panel.
  • A: this is the second highest quality category, and indicatively represents approximately the next 15-25% of the journals assigned to the given primary FoR panel.
  • B: this is the third highest quality category, and indicatively represents approximately the next 35-40% of the journals assigned to the given primary FoR group.
  • C: this is the fourth highest quality category, and represents the remaining recognised quality journals assigned to the given primary FoR panel.