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Journal Rankings in Business

The purpose of this list is to provide in one place articles about the ranking and rating of journals in the broad fields of business and management.

To go directly to the subject that interests you, click on the links below. To go directly to the database upon which most rankings are based click here: ISI's Journal Citation Reports. (or choose the Web of Knowledge from the list of databases available via the Western Libraries.)

The primary focus is on ‘business’ journals. Articles related to the rankings of publications in other disciplines and those about the theoretical aspects of subjects such as ‘impact factors’ have been excluded.

The subject of ‘business’ has been divided below into categories (Accounting, MIS, etc.). In those instances where the article is using journals in a particular category to discuss the broader issue of journal rankings, we have typically placed the article in the ‘General’ category.

Citations are in APA format. While every effort was made to ensure correct citation format, please check your references for accuracy. Our citation guide "Citing Business Sources - APA style" - can help.


Chan, K. C., Seow, G. S., & Tam, K. (2009). Ranking accounting journals using dissertation citation analysis: A research note. Accounting, Organizations and Society34(6), 875-885. 

Attaway, A. N., Baxendale, S. J., Foster, B. P., & Karcher, J. N. (2008). Reassessing accounting faculty scholarly expectations: journal classification by author affiliation. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal12(3), 71-86.

Bonner, S. E., Hesford, J. W., Van der Stede, W. A., & Young, S. M. (2006). The most influential journals in academic accounting. Accounting, Organizations and Society31(7), 663-685. doi:10.1016/j.aos.2005.06.003 

Glover, S. M., Prawitt, D. F., & Wood, D. A. (2006). Publication Records of Faculty Promoted at the Top 75 Accounting Research ProgramsIssues in Accounting Education21(3), 195-218.    (Website at http://marriottschool.byu.edu/emp/GloverPrawittWood/ provides additional data and analysis.)

Beattie, V., & Goodacre, A. (2006). A new method for ranking academic journals in accounting and finance. Accounting and Business Research36(2), 65-9. 

Reinstein, A., & Calderon, T. G. (2006). Examining accounting departments' rankings of the quality of accounting journals. Critical Perspectives on Accounting17(4), 457-490. doi:10.1016/j.cpa.2004.09.002  

Jones, M. J., & Roberts, R. (2005). International publishing patterns: An investigation of leading UK and US accounting and finance journals. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting32(5-6), 1107-1140. doi:10.1111/j.0306-686X.2005.00624.x 

Chan, K. C., Chen, C. R., & Cheng, L. T. W. (2005). Ranking research productivity in accounting for asia-pacific universities. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting24(1), 47-64. doi:10.1007/s11156-005-5326-5 

Ballas, A., & Theoharakis, V. (2003). Exploring diversity in accounting through faculty journal perceptions*. Contemporary Accounting Research20(4), 619-644. 

Bonner, S. E., Hesford, J. W., Van der Stede, W. A., & Young, S. M. (2006). The most influential journals in academic accounting. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 31(7), 663-685. doi:10.1016/j.aos.2005.06.003

Prather-Kinsey, J., & Rueschhoff, N. G. (2004). An analysis of international accounting research in U.S.- and non-U.S.-based academic accounting journals. Journal of International Accounting Research3(1), 63-81.

Brown, L. D. (2003). Ranking journals using social science research network downloads. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 20(3), 291-307.

Krogstad, J. L., & Smith, G. (2003). Assessing the influence of auditing: A journal of practice & theory: 1985-2000.  Auditing, 22(1), 195-204.

Mathieu, R., & McConomy, B. J. (2003). Productivity in 'top-ten" academic accounting journals by researchers at Canadian universities. Canadian Accounting Perspectives2(1), 43-76. 

Locke, J., & Lowe, A. (2002). Problematising the construction of journal quality: an engagement with the mainstream. Accounting Forum26(1), 45-71.

Milne, Markus J. (2001). Debating accounting research journal rankings : empirical issues from a citation based analysis and theoretical dilemmas from Economics. University of Otago, Department of Accountancy and Business Law. 

Brinn, T., Jones, M., & Pendlebury, M. (2001). Why do UK Accounting and Finance Academics not Publish in Top US Journals? The British Accounting Review, 33(2), 223-232. doi:10.1006/bare.2001.0160 (Available on ScholarsPortal) 

Marston, C., & Ayub, A. (2000). Relationship between publications in selected journals and research assessment exercise rankings in 1996 for UK accountancy departments. Accounting Education9(1), 93-102. doi:10.1080/096392800413672

Brinn, T., Jones, M.J., Pendlebury, M.  (1998). UK academic accountants' perceptions of research and publication practices. The British Accounting Review, 30(4), 313-330. doi:10.1006/bare.1998.0074 (Available on ScholarsPortal) 

Smith, K. J., & Dombrowski, R. F. (1998). An examination of the relationship between author–editor connections and subsequent citations of auditing research articles. Journal of Accounting Education16(3-4), 497-506. doi:10.1016/S0748-5751(98)00019-0  

Lee, T. (1997). The editorial gatekeepers of the accounting academy. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 10(1), 11-30.  

Brinn, T., Jones, M, Pendlebury, M. "UK Accountants' Perceptions of Research Journal Quality", The Accounting Review, 26:3 (1996): 265-278. 

Zeff, S. A. (1996). A Study of Academic Research Journals in Accounting. Accounting Horizons10(3), 158-177. 

Hasselback, J. R., & Reinstein, A. (1995). A proposal for measuring scholarly productivity of accounting faculty. Issues in Accounting Education, 10(2), 269-306.

Brown, L. D., & Huefner, R. J. (1994). The familiarity with and perceived quality of accounting journals: views of senior accounting faculty in leading U.S. MBA programs. Contemporary Accounting Research11(1), 223-250.

Chung, K. H., Pak, H. S., & Cox, R. A. (1992). Patterns of Research Output in the Accounting Literature: A Study of Bibliometric Distributions. Abacus28(2), 168-185. 

Chandy, P. R., Ganesh, G. K., & Henderson, G. V. (1991). Awareness and evaluation of selected accounting journals inside and outside the discipline: An empirical study. Akron Business and Economic Review22(2), 214-226.

Hull, R. P., & Wright, G. B. (1990). Faculty perceptions of journal quality: An update.  Accounting Horizons, 4(1), 77-98.

Bricker, R. (1989). An Empirical Investigation of the Structure of Accounting Research. Journal of Accounting Research27(2), 246-262.

Smith, G., & Krogstad, J. L. (1988). A Taxonomy of Content and Citations in Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. Auditing: A Journal Of Practice & Theory8(1), 108-117.

Cargile, B.R., and Bublitz, B. (1986). Factors Contributing to Published Research by Accounting FacultiesThe Accounting Review, 61(1), 158-178. 

Brown, L.D., & Gardner, J.C. (1985). Using Citation Analysis to Assess the Impact of Journals and Articles on Contemporary Accounting ResearchJournal of Accounting Research23(1), 84-109. 

Brown, L.D., & Gardner, J.C. (1985). Applying Citation Analysis to Evaluate the Research Contributions of Accounting Faculty and Doctoral ProgramsThe Accounting Review, 60(2) 262-277. 

Nobes, C. W. (1985). International Variations in Perceptions of Accounting Journals. Accounting Review60(4), 702-205.

Dyckman, R.E. & Zeff, S.A. (1984). Two Decades of the Journal of Accounting Research. Journal of Accounting Research22(1), 225-297. 

Howard, T. P., & Nikolai, L. A. (1983). Attitude Measurement and Perceptions of Accounting Faculty Publication Outlets. Accounting Review58(4), 765-776.


Carraher, S.M., & Paridon, T.J. (2009). Entrepreneurship journal rankings across the discipline. Journal of Small Business Strategy, 19(2), 89-98.

Fried, V. H. (2003). Defining a forum for entrepreneurship scholars. Journal of Business Venturing18(1), 1-11. doi:10.1016/S0883-9026(02)00117-9. (Available on ScholarsPortal)

Shane, S. A. (1997). Who is Publishing the Entrepreneurship Research?. Journal Of Management, 23(1), 83-95. (Available on ScholarsPortal). 

Romano, C., & Ratnatunga, J. (1996). A Citation Analysis of the Impact of Journals on Contemporary Small Enterprise Research. Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice20(3), 7-21.

MacMillan, I. C. (1993). The emerging forum for entrepreneurship scholars. Journal of Business Venturing8(5), 377-381. doi:10.1016/0883-9026(93)90019-2


Currie, R. R., & Pandher, G. S. (2011). Finance journal rankings and tiers: An active scholar assessment methodology. Journal of Banking and Finance35(1), 7-20. doi:10.1016/j.jbankfin.2010.07.034.

Hardin, W. G., Liano, K., Chan, K. C., & Fok, R. C. W. (2008). Finance editorial board membership and research productivity. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting31(3), 225-240. doi:10.1007/s11156-007-0067-2 

Beattie, V. & Goodacre, A. (2006). A New Method for Ranking Academic Journals in Accounting and Finance. Accounting and Business Research36(2) 65-91.

Oltheten, E., Theoharakis, V., & Travlos, N. G. (2005). Faculty Perceptions and Readership Patterns of Finance Journals: A Global View. Journal Of Financial & Quantitative Analysis40(1), 223-239.

Chan, K. C., Fok, R. C., & Pan, M. (2000). Citation-Based Finance Journal Rankings: An Update. Financial Practice & Education10(1), 132-141. 

Arnold, T., Butler, A. W., Crack, T. F., & Altintig, A. (2003). Impact: What Influences Finance Research?. The Journal Of Business76(2), 343-361.

Chan, K. C., Chen, C. R., & Steiner, T. L. (2002). Production in the finance literature, institutional reputation, and labor mobility in academia: A global perspective. Financial Management31(4), 131-156.

Chung, K. H., Cox, R. A. K., & Mitchell, J. B. (2001). Citation patterns in the finance literature. Financial Management30(3), 99-118. 

Borde, S. F., Cheney, J. M., & Madura, J. (1999). A note on perceptions of finance journal quality. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting12(1), 89-96.

McNulty, J. E., & Boekeloo, J. (1999). Two approaches to measuring journal quality: Application to finance journals. Journal of Economics and Finance23(1), 30-38.

Swidler, S., & Goldreyer, E. (1998). The Value of a Finance Journal Publication. The Journal of Finance53(1), 351-364. 

Borokhovich, K. A., Bricker, R. J., Brunarski, K. R., & Simkins, B. J. (1995). Finance Research Productivity and InfluenceThe Journal of Finance, 50(5), 1691-1717. 

Alexander, J.C. & Mabry, R.H. (1994). Relative Significance of Journals, Authors, and Articles Cited in Financial ResearchThe Journal of Finance49(2), 697-712. 

Borokhovich, K. A., Bricker, R. J., & Simkins, B. (1994). Journal Communication and Influence in Financial ResearchThe Journal of Finance49(2), 713-725. 

Cudd, M., & Morris, J. (1988). Bias in journal ratings. The Financial Review23(1), 117-125.

Niemi, J. W. (1987). Institutional Contributions to the Leading Finance Journals, 1975 through 1986: A Note. The Journal Of Finance42(5), 1389-1397.

Coe, R. K., & Weinstock, I. (1983). Evaluating the Finance Journals: The Department Chairperson's Perspective. The Journal of Financial Research, 6(4), 345-349. 

Martin, J. C., Davis, B. D., & Krapels, R. H. (2012). A Comparison Of The Top Six Journals Selected As Top Journals For Publication By Business Communication Educators. Journal Of Business Communication49(1), 3-20. doi:10.1177/0021943611425239

Hussain, S. (2011). Food for Thought on the ABS Academic Journal Quality Guide. Accounting Education20(6), 545-559. doi:10.1080/09639284.2011.596659

Moosa, I. (2011). The demise of the ARC journal ranking scheme: an ex post analysis of the accounting and finance journals. Accounting & Finance51(3), 809-836. doi:10.1111/j.1467-629X.2011.00432.x

Shilbury, D. (2011). A Bibliometric Study of Citations to Sport Management and Marketing Journals. Journal of Sport Management25(5), 423-444. 

Linton, J. D. (2011). How influential are technology innovation management journals—Technology innovation management journal 2010 impact factors in comparison with financial times 45. Technovation31(9), 425-426. doi:10.1016/j.technovation.2011.07.003

Macdonald, S., & Kam, J. (2011). The skewed few: People and papers of quality in management studies. Organization18(4), 467-475. doi:10.1177/1350508411403533

Jeung, C., Yoon, H. J., Park, S., & Jo, S. J. (2011). The contributions of human resource development research across disciplines: A citation and content analysis. Human Resource Development Quarterly22(1), 87-109. doi:10.1002/hrdq.20062

Albers, S. (2009). Misleading rankings of research in business. German Economic Review10(3), 352-363. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0475.2009.00483.x

Runyan, R. C. (2008). Defining a forum for retailing scholars: Academics' rankings of journals in the discipline. The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research18(4), 437-446. doi:10.1080/09593960802299510

McIntyre, F. S., McIntyre,James E.,,Jr, & Rickard, M. K. (2008).A study of business education research outlets. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal12(2), 69-85.

Bernardi, R. A., Melton, M. R., Roberts, S. D., & Bean, D. F. (2008). Fostering ethics research: An analysis of the accounting, finance and marketing disciplines. Journal of Business Ethics82(1), 157-170. doi:10.1007/s10551-007-9569-z

Harzing, A. (2008). Arbitrary decisions in ranking studies: A commentary on Xu, Yalcinkaya, and Seggie (2008). Asia Pacific Journal of Management25(4), 685-689. doi:10.1007/s10490-008-9088-1

Xu, Shichun, et al. "Are Decisions "Arbitrary" in our International Business Ranking Study? A Response to Harzing, Asia Pacific Journal of Management. Dec 2008. Vol. 25, Iss. 4, p. 691-695 (5 pp.)

Peng, M. W., & Zhou, J. Q. (2006). Most cited articles and authors in global strategy research. Journal of International Management12(4), 490-508. doi:10.1016/j.intman.2006.04.001

Chan, K. C., Fung, H. -., & Leung, W. K. (2006). International business research: Trends and school rankings. International Business Review15(4), 317-338. doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2006.04.002

Marsh, S., & Hunt, C. (2006). Not quite as simple as A-B-C. Journal of Management Inquiry15(3), 301-315. doi:10.1177/1056492606291208

Chan, K. C., Hung-Gay, F., & Lai, P. (2005). Membership of editorial boards and rankings of schools with international business orientation. Journal of International Business Studies36(4), 452. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400142

Swanson, E. P., Wolfe, C. J., & Zardkoohi, A. (2007). Concentration in Publishing at Top‐Tier Business Journals: Evidence and Potential ExplanationsContemporary Accounting Research24(4), 1255-1289.

Hantula, D. A. (2006). The impact of JOBM: ISI impact factor places the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management third in applied psychology. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management25(3), 1-15. doi:10.1300/J075v25n03_01

Urbancic, F. R. (2006). Textbook citations as a measure of journal influence on international business education. Journal of Teaching in International Business17(3), 47-60. doi:10.1300/J066v17n03_03

McWilliams, A., Siegel, D., & Van Fleet, D. (2005). Scholarly journals as producers of knowledge: Theory and empirical evidence based on data envelopment analysis. Organizational Research Methods8(2), 185-201. doi:10.1177/1094428105275377

Siemens, J. C., Burton, S., Jensen, T., & Mendoza, N. A. (2005). An examination of the relationship between research productivity in prestigious business journals and popular press business school rankings. Journal of Business Research58(4), 467-476. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2003.07.003

Geary, J., Marriott, L., & Rowlinson, M. (2004). Journal rankings in business and management and the 2001 research assessment exercise in the UK. British Journal of Management15(2), 95-141. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8551.2004.00410.x

Kumar, V., & Kundu, S. K. (2004). Ranking the international business schools: Faculty publication as the measure. MIR: Management International Review44(2), 213-228.

Linton, J. D., & Thongpapanl, N. (2004). Perspective: Ranking the technology innovation management journals. Journal of Product Innovation Management21(2), 123-139. doi:10.1111/j.0737-6782.2004.00062.x

Paul, K. (2004). Business and Society and Business Ethics Journals: A Citation and Impact AnalysisJournal of Scholarly Publishing35(2), 103-117. doi:10.1353/scp.2004.0009

Polonsky, M. J. (2004). Journal rankings: Does one size fit all? Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ)12(2), 64-66. doi:10.1016/S1441-3582(04)70099-3

Swanson, E. P. (2004). Publishing in the majors: A comparison of accounting, finance, management, and marketing*. Contemporary Accounting Research21(1), 223-255.

Chan, K. C., & Fok, R. C. W. (2003). Membership on editorial boards and finance department rankings. The Journal of Financial Research26(3), 405-420. doi:10.1111/1475-6803.00066

Lu, J. W. (2003). The evolving contributions in international strategic management research. Journal of International Management9(2), 193-213. doi:10.1016/S1075-4253(03)00006-1

Brock, J. K. (2003). The 'power' of international business research. Journal of International Business Studies34(1), 90-99.

Werner, S. (2002). Recent developments in international management research: A review of 20 top management journals. Journal of Management28(3), 277-305. doi:10.1177/014920630202800303

DuBois, F. L., & Reeb, D. M. (2001). Ranking the international business journals: A reply. Journal of International Business Studies32(1), 197-199.

Walstrom, K. A. (2002). A review of the relative prestige of business research journals. The Serials Librarian41(2), 85-99. doi:10.1300/J123v41n02_08

Zhou, D., Ma, J., & Turban, E. (2001). Journal quality assessment: An integrated subjective and objective approach. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 48(4), 479-490. doi:10.1109/17.969425

Zickar, M. J., & Highhouse, S. (2001). Measuring prestige of journals in industrial-organizational psychology. The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist38(4), 29-36.

DuBois, F. L., & Reeb, D. (2000). Ranking the international business journals. Journal of International Business Studies31(4), 689-704.

Van Fleet, D., McWilliams, A., & Siegel, D. (2000). A theoretical and empirical analysis of journal rankings: The case of formal lists. Journal of Management26(5), 839-861. doi:10.1177/014920630002600505

Forrester, J. P., & Watson, S. S. (1994). An assessment of public administration journals: The perspective of editors and editorial board members. Public Administration Review54(5), 474-482.

MacMillan, I. C. (1994). The emerging forum for business policy scholars. Journal of Business Venturing9(2), 85-89.

Chandy, P. R., & Williams, T. G. E. (1994). The impact of journals and authors on international business. Journal of International Business Studies25(4), 715-728.

Morrison, A. J., & Inkpen, A. C. (1991). An analysis of significant contributions to the international business literature. Journal of International Business Studies22(1), 143-153.

Henderson Jr, G. V., Ganesh, G. K., & Chandy, P. R. (1990). Across-discipline journal awareness and evaluation: Implications for the promotion and tenure process. Journal of Economics and Business42(4), 325-351. doi:10.1016/0148-6195(90)90041-A

Macmillan, I.C.. (1989). Delineating a Forum for Business Policy Scholars. Strategic Management Journal. 10(4), 391-395. 

Urbancic, F. R. (1989). Measuring the eminence of business schools: A longitudinal. Akron Business and Economic Review20(3), 29-39. 

Petry, G., and Settle, J. (1988). A comprehensive analysis of worldwide scholarly productivity in selected US business journals. Quarterly Review of Economies and Business, 28(3), 88-104. 

Petry, G. H. (1988). A statistical analysis of worldwide coauthorship relationships in scholarly journals of business. Journal of Economics and Business40(2), 169-176. doi:10.1016/0148-6195(88)90016-1

MacMillan, I. C., & Stern, I. (1987). Research notes and communications delineating a forum for business policy scholars. Strategic Management Journal8(2), 183-186. 

Niemi, A. W. (1987). Institutional contributions to the leading finance journals, 1975 through 1986: a note. The Journal of Finance42(5), 1389-1397. 

Niemi Jr, A. W. (1988). Research productivity of American business schools, 1975-85. RBER, Review of Business and Economic Research23(2), 1-17.

Henry, W. R., & Burch, E. E. (1974). Institutional Contributions to Scholarly Journals of Business. Journal Of Business47(1), 56-66.


Wang, Y. (2009). Extending the “P” perspective: An institutional account of management research in Australia. Asia Pacific Journal of Management26(2), 353-360. doi:10.1007/s10490-008-9091-6

McWilliams, A., Lockett, A., Katz, J., & Van Fleet, D.,D. (2009). Who is talking to whom? the network of intellectual influence in management research. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship14(2), 61-81.

Macdonald, S., & Kam, J. (2008). Quality journals and gamesmanship in management studies. Management Research News31(8), 595-606. doi:10.1108/01409170810892154

Yuyuenyongwatana, R. P., & Carraher, S. M. (2008). Academic journal ranking: Important to strategic management and general management researchers? Journal of Business Strategies25(2), 1-8.

Harris, C. (2008). Ranking the management journals. Journal of Scholarly Publishing39(4), 373-409.

Chrisman, J. J., Chua, J. H., Kellermanns, F. W., Matherne III, C. F., & Debicki, B. J. (2008). Management Journals as Venues for Publication of Family Business Research. Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice32(5), 927-934. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6520.2008.00263.x

Golden-Biddle, K., Locke, K., & Reay, T. (2006). Using knowledge in management studies. Journal of Management Inquiry15(3), 237-254. doi:10.1177/1056492606291199

Van Fleet, D., Ray, D., Bedeian, A., Downey, H., Hunt, J., Griffin, R., . . . Feldman, D. (2006). The journal of management's first 30 years. Journal of Management32(4), 477-506. doi:10.1177/0149206306286715

Podsakoff, P. M., MacKenzie, S. B., Bachrach, D. G., & Podsakoff, N. P. (2005). The influence of management journals in the 1980s and 1990s. Strategic Management Journal26(5), 473-488.

Kacmar, K., & Whitfield, J. (2000). An additional rating method for journal articles in the field of management. Organizational Research Methods3(4), 392-406. doi:10.1177/109442810034005

Tahai, A., & Meyer, M. J. (1999). A revealed preference study of management journals' direct influences. Strategic Management Journal20(3), 279-296. doi:10.2307/3094106

Parnell, J. A. (1997). Assessing management journal quality: A methodological critique and empirical analysis. The Mid-Atlantic Journal of Business33(1), 69-83.

Johnson, J. L., & Podsakoff, P. M. (1994). Journal influence in the field of management: An analysis using salancik's index in a dependency network. Academy of Management Journal37(5), 1392-1407.

Extejt, M., & Smith, J. (1990). The behavioral sciences and management: An evaluation of relevant journals. Journal of Management16(3), 539-551. doi:10.1177/014920639001600302

Franke, R. H., Edlund, T. W., & Oster,Frederick, I.,II. (1990). The development of strategic management: Journal quality and article impact. Strategic Management Journal11(3), 243-253.

Coe, R., & Weinstock, I. (1984). Evaluating Management Journals: A Second Look. Academy of Management Journal27(3), 660-666. doi:10.2307/256053.


Hult, G., & Ferrell, O. (2012). A tribute to forty years of top-level marketing research. Journal Of The Academy Of Marketing Science40(1), 1-7. doi:10.1007/s11747-011-0294-x

Rosenstreich, D., & Wooliscroft, B. (2012). Assessing international journal impact: The case of marketing. European Business Review24(1), 58-87. doi:10.1108/09555341211191553

Yoo, M., Lee, S., & Bai, B. (2011). Hospitality marketing research from 2000 to 2009. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management23(4), 517-532. doi:10.1108/09596111111130010

Polonsky, M. J., & Carlson, L. (2008). Is There General Global Inclusion in Publishing Within the Five Leading Advertising Journals and Does This Relate to General Publishing Performance? American Academy of Advertising. Conference. Proceedings (Online). 90-101

Svensson, G. (2008). Scholarly journal ranking(s) in marketing: Single- or multi-item measures? Marketing Intelligence & Planning26(4), 340-352. doi:10.1108/02634500810879250

Svensson, G., Helgesson, T., Slåtten, T., & Tronvoll, B. (2008). Scientific identity of “top” research journals in the broader discipline of marketing. European Business Review20(5), 384-400. doi:10.1108/09555340810897925

Hofacker, C. F., Gleim, M. R., & Lawson, S. J. (2009). Revealed reader preference for marketing journals. Academy of Marketing Science.Journal37(2), 238-247. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11747-008-0124-y

Ford, J. B., & Merchant, A. (2008). A ten-year retrospective of advertising research productivity, 1997-2006. Journal of Advertising37(3), 69-94. doi:10.2753/JOA0091-3367370306

Babin, B. J. (2008). Scholarly marketing publication: The American advantage? European Business Review20(5), 370-383. doi:10.1108/09555340810897916

Polonsky, M. J. (2008). Publishing on publishing: Streams in the literature. European Business Review20(5), 401-420. doi:10.1108/09555340810897934

Polonsky, M., & Whitelaw, P. (2005). What are we measuring when we evaluate journals? Journal of Marketing Education27(2), 189-201. doi:10.1177/0273475305276842

Bauerly, R. J., & Johnson, D. T. (2005). An evaluation of journals used in doctoral marketing programs. Academy of Marketing Science.Journal33(3), 313-329.

Lehmann, D. R. (2005). Journal evolution and the development of marketing. Journal Of Public Policy & Marketing24(1), 137-142.

Mort, G. S., McColl-Kennedy, J. R., Kiel, G., & Soutar, G. N. (2004). Perceptions of marketing journals by senior academics in Australia and New Zealand. Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ), 12(2), 51-61. doi:10.1016/S1441-3582(04)70097-X

Polonsky, M. J. (2004). Journal rankings: Does one size fit all? Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ)12(2), 64-66. doi:10.1016/S1441-3582(04)70099-3

Uncles, M. D. (2004). Journal rankings: How much credence should we give them? Australasian Marketing Journal (AMJ)12(2), 67-72. doi:10.1016/S1441-3582(04)70100-7

Zinkhan, G. M. (2004). Accessing academic research through an E-database: Issues of journal quality and knowledge use. Academy of Marketing Science.Journal32(4), 369-370.

Heischmidt, K. A., & Gordon, P. (1993). Rating marketing publications: Impact of accreditation and publication history. Journal Of Education For Business68(3), 152-158.

Baumgartner, H., & Pieters, R. (2003). The structural influence of marketing journals: a citation analysis of the discipline and its subareas over time. Journal Of Marketing67(2), 123-139.

Cheng, L., Chan, K., & Chan, R. (2003). Publications in major marketing journals: An analysis of research productivity of asia-pacific universities. Journal of Marketing Education25(2), 163-176. doi:10.1177/0273475303254023

Easton, G., & Easton, D. M. (2003). Marketing journals and the research assessment exercise. Journal of Marketing Management19(1-2), 5-24. doi:10.1080/0267257X.2003.9728199

Helm, A., Hunt, D., & Houston, M. (2003). Citation frequency of research published in the top three marketing journals: Ranking the impact of articles, scholars, and institutions. In AMA summer educators’ conference proceedings (Vol. 14, pp. 198-208).

Shugan, S. M. (2003). Editorial: Journal rankings: save the outlets for your research. Marketing Science22(4), 437-441.

Hawes, J. M., & Keillor, B. (2002). Assessing marketing journals: A mission-based approach. Journal of the Academy of Business Education3(2), 70-86. (Ask for assistance)

Theoharakis, V., & Hirst, A. (2002). Perceptual differences of marketing journals: A worldwide perspective. Marketing Letters13(4), 389-402.

Bettencourt, L. A., & Houston, M. B. (2001). The impact of article method type and subject area on article citations and reference diversity in JM, JMR, and JCR. Marketing Letters12(4), 327-340.

Bakir, A., Vitell, S., & Rose, G. (2000). Publications in major marketing journals: An analysis of scholars and marketing departments. Journal of Marketing Education22(2), 99-107. doi:10.1177/0273475300222004

Hetzel, P. (2000). Where are we going? Perceptions of French marketing academics. Journal of Marketing Management, 16 (7), 717-44.

Bettencourt, L. A., & Houston, M. B. (2001). Reference Diversity in JCR, JM, and JMR: A Reexamination and Extension of Tellis, Chandy, and Ackerman (1999). Journal Of Consumer Research28(2), 313-323.

Polonsky, M. J., & Mankelow, G. (2000). Where are we going? perceptions of U.S. marketing academics. Journal of Marketing Management16(7), 717-743. doi:10.1362/026725700784672872

Tellis, G. J., Chandy, R. K., & Ackerman, D. S. (1999). In Search of Diversity: The Record of Major Marketing Journals. Journal Of Marketing Research (JMR)36(1), 120-131.

Zinkhan, G. M., & Leigh, T. W. (1999). Assessing the quality ranking of the "Journal of Advertising", 1986-1997. Journal of Advertising28(2), 51-70. doi:10.2307/4189109

Henthorne, T. L., Latour, M. S., & Loraas, T. (1998). Publication productivity in the three leading U.S. advertising journals: 1989 through 1996. Journal of Advertising27(2), 53-63. doi:10.1080/00913367.1998.10673552

Koojaroenprasit, N., Weinstein, A., Johnson, W. C., & Remington, D. O. (1998). Marketing Journal Rankings Revisited: Research Findings and Academic Implications. Marketing Education Review, 8(1), 95-102.

Hult, G., Neese, W., & Bashaw, R. (1997). Faculty perceptions of marketing journals. Journal of Marketing Education19(1), 37-52. doi:10.1177/027347539701900105

Browne, W. G., & Becker, B. W. (1991). A longitudinal study of marketing journal familiarity and quality. Summer AMA Proceedings, 702-710. (Ask for assistance).

Ganesh, G. K., Chandy, P. R., & Henderson, G. V. (1990). Awareness and evaluation of selected marketing journals inside and outside the discipline: An empirical study. Akron Business and Economic Review21(4), 93.

Laverie, D. A., & Murphy, P. E. (1993). The Marketing and Public Policy Literature: A Look at the Past Ten Years. Journal Of Public Policy & Marketing12(2), 258-267.

Pecotich, A., & Everett, J. E. (1989). An extension of the citation analysis of selected marketing journals. International Journal of Research in Marketing6(3), 199-204. doi:10.1016/0167-8116(89)90012-8

Jobber, D., & Simpson, P. (1988). A citation analysis of selected marketing journals. International Journal of Research in Marketing5(2), 137-142. doi:10.1016/0167-8116(88)90065-1

Luke, R., & Doke, E. (1987). Marketing journal hierarchies: Faculty perceptions, 1986-87. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 15(1), 74-78. doi:10.1007/BF02721957

Clark, G. (1985). Productivity ratings of institutions based on publication in eight marketing journals: 1983-1984. Journal of Marketing Education7(3), 12-23. doi:10.1177/027347538500700303

Management & Information Systems

Barnes, S. J. (2005). Assessing the Value of IS Journals. Communications Of The ACM48(1), 110-112. doi:10.1145/1039539.1039573

Chapman, K., & Brothers, P. (2005). A reference study of leading MIS journals. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship10(2), 17-29. doi:10.1300/J109v10n02_03

Katerattanakul, P., Han, B., & Rea, A. (2006). Is information systems a reference discipline? Communications of the ACM49(5), 114-118.

Rainer Jr, R. K., & Miller, M. D. (2005). Examining differences across journal rankings. Communications of the ACM48(2), 91-94.

Lowry, P. B., Romans, D., & Curtis, A. (2004). Global Journal Prestige and Supporting Disciplines: A Scientometric Study of Information Systems Journals. Journal Of The Association For Information Systems5(2), 29-77.

Koh, C. E. (2003). IS journal review process: A survey on IS research practices and journal review issues. Information & Management40(8), 743-756. doi:10.1016/S0378-7206(02)00100-3

Peffers, K., & Tang, Y. (2003). Identifying and evaluating the universe of outlets for information systems research: Ranking the journals. JITTA : Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application5(1), 63-84.

Mylonopoulos, N. A., & Theoharakis, V. (2001). Global Perceptions of IS Journals. Communications Of The ACM44(9), 29-33.

Walstrom, K. A., & Hardgrave, B. C. (2001). Forums for information systems scholars: III. Information & Management39(2), 117-124. doi:10.1016/S0378-7206(01)00084-2

Whitman, M. E., Hendrickson, A. R., & Townsend, A. M. (1999). Research commentary. academic rewards for teaching, research, and service: Data and discourse. Information Systems Research10(2), 99-109.

Cheng, C. H., Kumar, A., Motwani, J. G., Reisman, A., & Madan, M. S. (1999). A citation analysis of the technology innovation management journals. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management46(1), 4-13. doi:10.1109/17.740028

Cheng C.H., Kumar, A. Motwani, J. Reisman, A. & Madan, M. S. (1997). Technology Management Journals: An Analysis of CitationsProceedings of PICMET '97, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, Portland State University, Engineering Management Program, 143-144 

Hardgrave, B. C., & Walstrom, K. A. (1997). Forums for MIS Scholars. Communications Of The ACM40(11), 119-124.

Nord, J. H., & Nord, G. D. (1995). MIS research: Journal status assessment and analysis. Information & Management29(1), 29-42. doi:10.1016/0378-7206(95)00010-T

Walstrom, K. A., Hardgrave, B. C., & Wilson, R. L. (1995). Forums for management information systems scholars. Communications of the ACM38(3), 93-107.

Holsapple, C. W., Johnson, L. E., Manakyan, H., & Tanner, J. (1994). Business Computing Research Journals: A Normalized Citation Analysis. Journal Of Management Information Systems11(1), 131-140.

Cooper, R. B., Blair, D., & Pao, M. (1993). Communicating MIS research: A citation study of journal influence. Information Processing and Management29(1), 113-127. doi:10.1016/0306-4573(93)90027-B

Lending, D. & Wetherbe, J. C. (1992). Update on MIS research; A Profile of Leading Journals and US Universities. Data Base23(3), 5-11. 

Gillenson, M. L., & Stutz, J. D. (1991). Academic Issues in MIS: Journals and Books. MIS Quarterly15(4), 447-452. 

Boyer, G. L., & Carlson, G. (1989). Characteristics of Periodical Literature for the Potential Reader or Author in Information Management. MIS Quarterly13(2), 220-229.

Doke, E. R. & Luke, R. H. (1987). Perceived quality of CIS/MIS journals among faculty: publishing hierarchies.Journal of Computer Information Systems, 28(4), 30-33. (Ask for Assistance)

Culnan, M. J. (1986). The intellectual development of management information systems, 1972–1982: A co-citation analysis. Management Science32(2), 156-172.

Culnan, M. J., & Swanson, E. B. (1986). Research in Management Information Systems, 1980-1984: Points of Work and Reference. MIS Quarterly10(3), 289-302.

Vogel D. R. & Wetherbe, J. C. (1984). MIS research: a profile of leading journals and universities. Data Base16(1), 3-14.

Production/Operations Management

Maloni, M., Carter, C. R., & Kaufmann, L. (2012). Author affiliation in supply chain management and logistics journals: 2008-2010. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management42(1), 83-101. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09600031211202481

Ellinger, A. E., & Chapman, K. (2011). Benchmarking leading supply chain management and logistics strategy journals. International Journal of Logistics Management22(3), 403-419. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09574091111181390

Xu, Z., Cheang, B., Lim, A., & Wen, Q. (2011). Evaluating OR/MS journals via PageRank. Interfaces41(4), 375-388.

Petersen, C. G., Aase, G. R., & Heiser, D. R. (2011). Journal ranking analyses of operations management research. International Journal of Operations & Production Management31(4), 405-422. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01443571111119533

Agrawal, V. K., Agrawal, V., & Rungtusanatham, M. (2011). Theoretical and interpretation challenges to using the author affiliation index method to rank journals. Production and Operations Management20(2), 280-300. doi:10.1111/j.1937-5956.2010.01212.x

Olson, J. E. (2005). Top-25-Business-School Professors Rate Journals in Operations Management and Related Fields. Interfaces35(4), 323-338. doi:10.1287/inte.1050.0149

Gorman, M. F., & Kanet, J. J. (2005). Evaluating operations management-related journals via the author affiliation index. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management7(1), 3-19.

Sodhi, M. S. (2005). Journal rankings: U.K. perspective. OR/MS Today32(2), 14.

Agrawal, V. K. (2002). Constituencies of Journals in Production and Operations Management: Implications on Reach and Quality. Production & Operations Management11(2), 101-108.

Vastag, G., & Montabon, F. (2002). Journal characteristics, rankings and social acculturation in operations management. Omega30(2), 109-126. doi:10.1016/S0305-0483(01)00061-5

Goh, C., Holsapple, C. W., Johnson, L. E., & Tanner, J. R. (1997). Evaluating and classifying POM journals. Journal of Operations Management15(2), 123-138. doi:10.1016/S0272-6963(96)00102-7

Vokurka, R. J. (1996). The relative importance of journals used in operations management research A citation analysis. Journal of Operations Management14(4), 345-355. doi:10.1016/S0272-6963(96)00092-7

Holsapple, C. W., Johnson, L. E., Manakyan, H., & Tanner, J. (1995). An empirical assessment and categorization of journals relevant to DSS research. Decision Support Systems14(4), 359-367. doi:10.1016/0167-9236(94)00022-K

Reisman, A., & Kirschnick, F. (1995). Research strategies used by OR/MS workers as shown by an analysis of papers in flagship journals. Operations Research43(5), 731-740.

Reisman, A., & Kirschnick, F. (1994). The devolution of OR/MS: Implications from a statistical content analysis of papers in flagship. Operations Research42(4), 577-588.

Young, S. T., Baird, B. C., & Pullman, M. E. (1996). POM research productivity in U.S. business schools. Journal of Operations Management14(1), 41-53. doi:10.1016/0272-6963(95)00038-0

Williamson, E. (1992). Operations research journals: An annotated core list. Serials Review18(4), 21-26.

Barman, S., Tersine, R. J., & Buckley, M. R. (1991). An empirical assessment of the perceived relevance and quality of POM-related journals by academicians. Journal of Operations Management10(2), 194-212. 


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