Leading up to the next full review of the ABDC Journal Quality List 2013 (anticipated to begin in the second half of 2017), the ABDC authorised a 2016 interim review that had a very narrow focus built around four tightly defined scenarios:
The process was conducted fully online. On 21 April, ABDC called for submissions via custom-designed web portal forms up until COB 30 May 2016. An interim expert review panel then reviewed these submissions drawing on opinions from other well-respected academics in their individual Field of Research (FoR). During a public consultation period (3-17 August), eligible parties could provide feedback on the published review outcomes. The panel then reviewed this feedback and on 6 September, ABDC released a revised and online ABDC Journal Quality List 2016.
ABDC would like to thank the overall Review Chair, Professor Robert Faff and the following individual FOR Reviewers for their significant input, time and contribution to this review.
• 0806 Information Systems – Professor Julie Fisher (Monash)
• 1401-1499 Economics – Professor Ian King (UQ)
• 1501 Accounting – Professor Ken Trotman (UNSW)
• 1502 Finance – Professor Robert Faff (UQ)
• 1503 Management and 1599 – Professor Ingrid Nielsen (Deakin)
• 1504-07 Marketing/Tourism/Logistics – Professor Geoff Soutar (UWA)
• 1599 Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services – Professor Ingrid Nielsen (Deakin)
• 180105/180125 Business and Taxation Law – Professor Kerrie Sadiq (QUT)
PLEASE DO NOT contact any of the panel members directly or indirectly, if you have any further queries. ALL queries MUST be handled centrally through the ABDC office to ensure consistency and correctness in the advice given; and that such advice is conveyed in a timely fashion. Your compliance in this regard is greatly appreciated.
The ABDC Journal Quality List is based on four mutually exclusive (and collectively exhaustive) rating categories labelled: A*; A; B and C. These quality rating categories are defined as follows (note that the stated % are indicative only):
Similar to previous reviews, the underlying philosophy of this review design took into account a range of key considerations around the scope, purpose and execution of the review as follows:
Eligibility: To be eligible, the submission must have been made through one of the official online forms and have emanated from one of the following Australia or New Zealand (ANZ) stakeholder groups:
The basic logic for such eligibility criteria is that the core purpose of the list to serve relevant academic "needs" within the Australian and New Zealand setting (which won’t necessarily coincide with considerations relevant in other country settings) AND recognition of the critical need to keep the workload of each panel reasonable and manageable. All other submissions are ineligible.
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