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Journal ranking – August 2014 update

The journal rankings based on articles published in 2013 are now available. (Update Nov 2014 – The EAJG (ABS) journal quality guide is now not expected until early 2015 – details below)

The best known journal rankings are the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) from Thomson Reuters. These are not available for free – staff and students from University of Manchester have access through our Web of Science (formerly Web of Knowledge) subscription.

Select the Journal Citation Reports link or select Web of Science and then the Journal Citation Reports tab. Once at the JCR home page select the Journals by Rank tab.

The primary variable calculated by JCR is the Journal Impact Factor (JIF). The new interface also offers a journal connection visualization.

Web of Science - JCR 2013 (click to enlarge)

Web of Science – JCR 2013 (click to enlarge)

The above screenshot is for Incites Journal Citation Reports – year 2013; category business, finance; and edition SSCI;

For more information – Journal Citation Reports Data Release 2014  (JCR 2013 data)

SJR IconThe SJR SCImago Journal and Country Rank – Journal Rankingbased on Scopus data, now have 2013 as their latest year.

The SJR indicator, developed by SCImago, is not as well know as the JIF factor from the Journal Citation ReportsHowever the metrics are freely available – they are based on Scopus rather than ISI 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 area Business, Management and Accounting. There is  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 area Business, Management and  Accounting (click to expand)

SJR journal ranking – subject area Business, Management and Accounting (click to expand)

The CWTS Journal Indicators are also based on Scopus data, and again 2013 is now the latest year available.

Google Scholar Metrics currently covers articles published between 2009 and 2013 (both inclusive) and are based on citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar in June 2014. (details available via the learn more link)

Google Scholar does not appear to make historical metrics available.

There is an example screenshot in the Journal Ranking – August 2013 update post.

The EAJG (ABS) journal quality guide – ABS (the Association of Business Schools) Academic Journal Guide 2015  is now located at www.bizschooljournals.com  [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

Thanks to the Academic Trends & Innovation blog for the latest JCR released post – a reminder that the Journal Citation Reports (2014 edition) is now available.

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  1. Mark Greenwood
    23 November 2014 at 10:59 pm

    The top 100 papers – Nature explores the most-cited research of all time – http://www.nature.com/news/the-top-100-papers-1.16224

  2. Mark Greenwood
    28 February 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Updated now that the 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

  1. 30 September 2014 at 6:36 pm

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