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Top Academic Business Journals

Best Bets for Ranking Top Journals

Journal Ranking

One of the most difficult things is deciding where to publish. Examination of journal rankings and the metrics behind them helps to define which journals are considered highly revered in a particular field (often most-cited). Google Scholar maintains a journal ranking page, but there are certainly better methods for measuring impact.

Journal Impact

If you are a scholar planning to publish a journal article, you will no doubt be looking for a reputable journal to provide the best exposure for your work. Be mindful: Making comparisons across different subject areas is difficult; rates of citation are not necessarily stable over time; journal rankings can be affected by self-citations and copious review articles.

Metrics

Relevant Bibliometric Research

Merigó, J. M., Rocafort, A., & Aznar-Alarcón, J. P. (2016). Bibliometric overview of business & economics research. Journal of Business Economics and Management17(3), 397-413. EBSCOhost Link

Merigó, J. M., & Yang, J. B. (2017). Accounting research: A bibliometric analysis. Australian Accounting Review27(1), 71-100. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/auar.12109

Merigó, J. M., & Yang, J. B. (2017). A bibliometric analysis of operations research and management science. Omega73, 37-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.omega.2016.12.004

Nicolas, C., Valenzuela-Fernández, L., & Merigó, J. M. (2020). Research trends of marketing: a bibliometric study 1990–2017. Journal of Promotion Management26(5), 674-703. EBSCOhost Link

Zhu, J., Song, L. J., Zhu, L., & Johnson, R. E. (2019). Visualizing the landscape and evolution of leadership research. The Leadership Quarterly30(2), 215-232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2018.06.003