Answered By: Business Librarian
Last Updated: 04 Apr, 2017     Views: 16780

The Academic Journal Guide produced by the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) is a good place to get an indication of journal quality and ranking. The most recent is the 2015 version and builds on work carried out for the previous 2010 edition. You need to register/login to search the revised Guide. The journals are given a star rating from 1* to 4* (the highest). Read the documentation within the guide to learn more about the purpose and features of it and to decide whether this is suitable for you to use.

An alternative is the Journal Quality List compiled by Prof. Anne-Wil Harzing. More details about both this list and the ABS guide can be found on the Library's Journal quality lists webpage.

Impact factors, available in the Journal Citation Report, and SJR and SNIP, available in Scopus, are other methods of assessing journal quality.

Many journals put their CABS ranking and/or impact factor on their publisher's website.