Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 95, Issue 2, pp 227–237 | Cite as

Business Ethics Journal Rankings as Perceived by Business Ethics Scholars

  • Chad AlbrechtEmail author
  • Jeffery A. Thompson
  • Jeffrey L. Hoopes
  • Pablo Rodrigo


We present the findings of a worldwide survey that was administered to business ethic scholars to better understand journal quality within the business ethics academic community. Based upon the data from the survey, we provide a ranking of the top 10 business ethics journals. We then provide a comparison of business ethics journals to other mainstream management journals in terms of journal quality. The results of the study suggest that, within the business ethics academic community, many scholars prefer to publish in the top business ethics academic journals over other mainstream management journals. Furthermore, the results of the study suggest that within the business ethics academic field there are two dominant academic communities: one in Europe and one in North America. Each of these academic communities has its own preferred publication outlets, suggesting a potentially problematic bifurcation of business ethics scholarship.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chad Albrecht
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jeffery A. Thompson
    • 2
  • Jeffrey L. Hoopes
    • 3
  • Pablo Rodrigo
    • 4
  1. 1.Huntsman School of BusinessUtah State UniversityLoganU.S.A.
  2. 2.Romney Institute of Public ManagementMarriott School of Management, Brigham Young UniversityProvoU.S.A.
  3. 3.Ross School of BusinessUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborU.S.A.
  4. 4.Escuela de NegociosUniversidad Adolfo IbáñezViña del MarChile

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