Business Ethics Journal Rankings as Perceived by Business Ethics Scholars
- 1.6k Downloads
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.
Keywordsacademic community business ethics scholars CSR journal quality survey ranking
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Beed, C. and C. Beed: 1996, ‘Measuring the quality of academic journals: The case of economics’, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics 18, 369 – 96.Google Scholar
- Chan, C. K., R.C.W. Fok and M-S. Pan: 2000, ‘Citation-based finance journal rankings: An update’, Financial Practice & Education 10, 132 – 31.Google Scholar
- Chua, C., L. Cao, K. Cousins and D.W. Straub: 2003, ‘Measuring researcher-production in information systems’, Journal of the Association for Information Systems 3, 21 – 26.Google Scholar
- Gephart, R. P.: 2004, ‘Qualitative research and the Academy of Management Journal’, Academy of Management Journal 47, 454 – 62.Google Scholar
- Hoopes, J., J. Thompson, C. Albrecht and W. S. Albrecht: 2009, ‘Productivity and Prestige in Business Ethics Research’, Working Paper.Google Scholar
- Lowry, P., D.B. Romans and A. Curtis: 2004, ‘Global journal prestige and supporting disciplines: A scientometric study of information systems journals’, Journal of the Association for Information Systems 5, 29 – 77.Google Scholar
- Mason, P. M. and J.W. Steagall: 1997, ‘Economics journal rankings by type of school: perceptions versus citations’, Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics 36, 69 – 80.Google Scholar
- Philosophy Documentation Center: 2009, http://www.pdcnet.org/index.html.
- Seglen, P. O.: 1997, ‘Why the impact factor of journals should not be used for evaluating research’, British Medical Journal 314, 498 – 502.Google Scholar
- Springer: 2009, http://www.springer-sbm.com/index.php?id=165&L=0.
- Thomson Reuters: 2009, ‘The Thomson Scientific Impact Factor’, http://thomsonreuters.com/business_units/scientific/free/essays/impactfactor.
- Webster, D. S. and C. F. Conrad: 1986, ‘Using Faculty Research Performance for Academic Quality Rankings’, in Creswell JW (ed.), Measuring Faculty Research Performance. New Directions for Institutional Research (Jossey-Bass, San Francisco), Vol. 50, pp. 43–57.Google Scholar
- Zeff, S. A.: 1996, ‘A study of academic research journals in accounting’, Accounting Horizons 10, 158 – 77.Google Scholar