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Journal ranking – January 2014 update

For information on the journal rankings including 2013 data see Journal ranking – August 2104 update.

Revised information below in the replacement for the ABS journal quality guide due out later in 2014. (Update 12 March 2014)

SJR Icon

The SJR SCImago Journal and Country Rank – Journal Rankingbased on Scopus data, now have 2012 as their latest year.

The SJR indicator, developed by SCImago, is not as well know as the JCR (Journal Citation Reports), including JIF (Journal Impact Factor), from  ISI Web of KnowledgeHowever the metrics are based on Scopus rather than ISI Web of Knowledge (Web of Science) so more business and management journals are covered, and more business and management subject categories.

The screenshot below shows results for the subject category Accounting from the subject area Business, Management and Accounting. There is also a category Marketing in this subject area (see Journal ranking – marketing posted August 2012). The subject category Finance is in the separate subject area Economics, Econometrics and Finance.

SJR journal ranking - subject category Accounting (click to expand)

SJR journal ranking – subject category Accounting (click to expand)

Another major advantage is that the  SJR SCImago Journal and Country Rank – Journal Ranking portal is available online – there is no requirement for a Scopus subscription.

Note the number format in the portal – the standard UK format would have the SJR value for the Journal of Finance written as 14.465 (fourteen point …) and the total references as 2,957 (two thousand, nine hundred …)

The CWTS Journal Indicators are also based on Scopus data, and 2012 is now the latest available. CWTS provide the SNIP indicator (source normalized impact per paper) that corrects for differences in citation practices between different scientific fields.

Other journal rankings

Journal ranking – 2012 JCR – (posted June 2103)  the ISI Web of Knowledge (Web of Science) Journal Citation Reports – latest year 2012.

Google Scholar Metrics – 2013 version see Journal ranking – August 2013 update

ABS Journal Quality Guide – The Association of Business Schools (ABS) have created the EAJG to produce the International Guide to Academic Journal Quality, building on the success of the earlier ABS Journal Quality Guide. The new ABS (the Association of Business Schools) Academic Journal Guide 2015 is available at http://www.bizschooljournals.com – you have to register first and then view the guide online [Updated 28 Feb 2015]

The latest 2010 version 4 of the  ABS Journal Quality Guide is available form the www.bizschooljournals.com/ archive.  See also  Journal ranking – August 2013 update

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