There are many relevant sources for working papers, including:
- Manchester Business School (MBS) Working Papers (2001 onwards)
- Bank of England Working Papers
- Cambridge Judge Business School Working Papers
- Cambridge Centre for Financial Analysis & Policy Working Papers
- EBSLG Working Papers European Business Schools Librarians’ Group (EBSLG) Working Papers
- Harvard Business School Working Knowledge Working Papers
- IMD (International Institute for Management Development) Working Papers
- IMF (International Monetary Fund) Working Papers
- London Business School Faculty Research Working Papers
- NBER Working Papers (the National Bureau of Economic Research)
- SSRN (Social Sciences Research Network) eLibrary and Partners in Publishing (papers by publisher)
- Wharton Financial Institutions Center
- Olin Business School’s Links to Working Papers in Business
- Business Source Premier (EBSCO): choose Document type of Working Paper
- EconPapers provides access to economics working papers
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.
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)
The SJR SCImago Journal and Country Rank – Journal Ranking, based 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 Reports. However 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.
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]
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.
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)
The SJR SCImago Journal and Country Rank – Journal Ranking, based 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 Knowledge. However 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.
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]
You hear about the book Initial Public Offerings: The mechanics and performance of IPOs and decide that you want to know more about the research of the author Prof. Arif Khurshed, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester.
You could also do a search in the University of Manchester institutional repository eScholar.
- Manchester eScholar search for Khurshed, Arif (opens in new window)
There are a number of advantages to using eScholar.
- more options for refining your search
- links to get more details on Arif Khurshed’s publications
- recent theses that he has supervised.
The main disadvantage to Manchester eScholar is that it is a relatively new service, officially launched in April 2009, so may have limited information on publications before this date.
After reading the MBS news Gary Davies takes Tesco Professorship you could lookup Prof. Davies academic publications in Scopus.
Perform an author search – surname Davies and organisation Manchester Business School
Select the link to see all the author’s documents in Scopus
(You might want to refine your search – for example, affiliation Manchester Business School OR University of Manchester )
One popular feature of Scopus is that you can order results in terms of “Cited by” so you can start your browsing with those articles that are most cited (by other papers within Scopus). Remember that this will be biased in terms of older articles that have had longer to be cited.
When you find someone of particular relevance to your research area then you might want to investigate keeping up to date services.
Obviously if you are researching an academic researcher not at the University of Manchester then you will have to look for their institutional repository, which may vary in some features from Manchester eScholar.
Rather than another How to access Harvard Business Review post this year we take an example from Marketing Review.
Gabbott, M. (2004). “Undertaking a Literature Review in Marketing”. Marketing Review, 4(4), pp. 411-429.
Now to read the full-text – University of Manchester students and staff do not have to pay but you do have to access Marketing Review via a journals database.
Keep title, author, year and issue (i.e. the main bibliographic details) to hand, and follow these steps:
1. Goto the e-journals A-to-Z list.
If you are accessing from a mobile device you can use the EBSCOhost app.
2. Find details of UoM subscription to the Marketing Review journal
Search for all journals with the words “marketing review ” in their title (I used “starts with” rather than “contains” to limit the results).
The result indicates that the University subscribes to Marketing Review through the journal database EBSCOhost Business Source Premier.
Note the access information, especially if you are off-campus.
Click on the link. This takes you to the FindIT@UML for Marketing Review – click GO.
3. Authenticate your access to Business Source Premier
This step will vary depending on whether you are on-campus or on-campus.
On-campus, your PC is recognised as belonging to the University and no additional authentication is required.
If you are off-campus you need to login using your University username and password.
If you are off-campus and using the VPN software then you are “virtually on-campus” – your PC behaves as an on-campus PC.
4. Select the Marketing Review issue
When you get to the Marketing Review page on Business Source Premier (EBSCO host):
Expand the year (from the article’s bibliographic details) and then select the relevant issue.
Use the search within this publication link.
5. Get the article
When you get to the page for a Marketing Review issue:
Scroll through the articles to find the one that you want
Amend the search at the top of the page with further details e.g. author surname, title keywords …
You can download the full-text by selecting the PDF full text link.
Use the add to folder link and then the folder view and export to add the bibliographic details to your reference management system.
Other papers available through the journal database EBSCOhost Business Source Premier.
Vermeulen, F (2011), “Voices: Five mistaken beliefs business leaders have about innovation”, Business Strategy Review, 22(4), pp. 77-78.
Zenger, J, Folkman, J, and Edinger, S (2011), “Making Yourself Indispensable”, Harvard Business Review, 89(10), pp. 84-92.
Update 28 Feb 2015 – The ABS (the Association of Business Schools) Academic Journal Guide 2015 is now located at www.bizschooljournals.com – its objective is to provide a “wide authoritative guide to journal quality in the broadly defined field of business and management”. The previous guide “2009 version 3” , then called the ABS Journal Quality Guide, is no longer available from www.bizschooljournals.com archive page. According to a July 2013 press release the new guide was planned to be available late 2014 but then delayed until February 2015. [end Update 28 Feb 2015]
As posted earlier – Journal ranking – 2012 JCR – the ISI Web of Knowledge (Web of Science) Journal Citation Reports for 2012 are now available. From Google Scholar Metrics post on INSEAD’s Academic Trends and Innovation blog. The 2013 version of Google Scholar Metrics was released on July 24, 2013. It covers articles published between 2008 and 2012.
‘Scholar Metrics currently cover articles published between 2008 and 2012, both inclusive. The metrics are based on citations from all articles that were indexed in Google Scholar in July 2013. This also includes citations from articles that are not themselves covered by Scholar Metrics.’
The SJR SCImago Journal and Country Rank – Journal Ranking, based on Scopus data, still have 2011 as their latest year. The CWTS Journal Indicators are also based on Scopus data, and again 2011 is the latest available.
CWTS Journal Indicators provides free access to bibliometric indicators on scientific journals. The indicators have been calculated by Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) based on the Scopus bibliographic database produced by Elsevier. Indicators are available for over 20,000 journals indexed in the Scopus database.
www.journalindicators.com [Accessed 13 August 2013] Related information
The ISI Web of Knowledge Journal Citation Reports (2012 JCR Social Science Edition) is now available.
To access –
- goto ISI Web of Knowledge
- select Additional Resources and then Journal Citation Reports.
The screenshot below is of the 2102 JCR Social Science Edition for subject categories: Business AND Business, Finance AND Management sorted by Impact Factor.
The top three journals by impact factor are:
- Academy of Management Review
- Journal of Management
- Academy of Management Journal
Thanks to the Academic Trends and Innovation (INSEAD) blog for their post – Top 10 journals by impact factor – Latest JCR is released.
Recently “journal ranking 2012” has been a popular search term on Business Research Plus so many people will be glad that these are now available.