A new method for ranking academic journals in accounting and finance

Beattie, V. and Goodacre, A. (2006) A new method for ranking academic journals in accounting and finance. Accounting and Business Research, 36(2), pp. 65-91.



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Given the many and varied uses to which journal rankings are put, interest in ranking journal 'quality' is likely to persist. Unfortunately, existing methods of constructing such rankings all have inherent limitations. This paper proposes a new (complementary) approach, based on submissions to RAE 2001, which is not restricted to a pre-defined journal set and, importantly, is based on quality choice decisions driven by economic incentives. For three metrics, submissions to RAE 2001 are compared with the available set of publications to provide evidence on the perception of journal quality, a fourth metric is based on the overall RAE grades, and an overall ranking is produced.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Beattie, Prof Vivien
Authors: Beattie, V., and Goodacre, A.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Accounting and Finance
Journal Name:Accounting and Business Research
Publisher:CCH (Wolters Kluwer)
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2006 CCH
First Published:First published in Accounting and Business Research 36(2):65-91
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the publisher

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