How do I find lists of the most highly regarded journals in the field of business, economics, management and finance?

  • International Guide to Academic Journal Quality is compiled by EAJG, a committee of distinguished experts from international Business Schools.  In deciding which journals should be included, the Committee looks beyond the measurement of impact factors. The principle of “sub-field normalization” is used.   The committee is currently calling for representations for inclusion in the guide. The deadline is 30th Oct.    The last guide was published in 2010 by the Association of Business Schools.  It included 827 journals.    A new guide is due in late 2014.
  • Harzing’s The Journal Quality List, 50th edition, was published in July 2013. The list covers Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management, and Marketing.


  • Journal Citation Report: social sciences edition is published by Thomson Reuters annually.  The latest edition (2012) was published in July 2013.  Swansea University users can access this via iFind Research > A-Z of databases. Once you’ve logged in, select Social Science edition and Group of journals by subject category> select one category (or several categories by holding down the CTRL key).  Journals are initially displayed alphabetically by title but can be re-sorted by either “impact factor” (2-year) or “5-year impact factor”

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