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Huge gains for Emerald Publishing in new Chartered ABS journal list

An additional 41 Emerald titles included in latest Academic Journal Guide (AJG), which is widely used to assess quality of journals across business and management disciplines

Bingley, United Kingdom, 15 March 2018 – Emerald Publishing’s high quality business and management journals programme has been recognized by the UK’s Chartered Association of Business Schools (Chartered ABS), with an additional 41 titles included in its latest Academic Journal Guide (AJG) - an impressive increase of 35%. 

This increase accounted for nearly a quarter of all new journals added to the list in 2018.

Emerald now has 150 journals included on the list, one of the primary sources for UK business academics for their research and publishing activities. 

The Guide - which was last published in 2015, and has been updated this year ahead of a further review in 2021 - is based upon peer review, editorial and expert judgements following the evaluation of many hundreds of publications, and is informed by statistical information relating to citations of articles and journals. It is a highly used guide to the range, subject matter and relative quality of journals in which business and management academics publish their research, and has been adopted outside the UK across Europe, North America and Asia.  As such, it continues to be an influential indicator for authors when deciding where to submit their research.

Emerald publishes around 200 journals in business, management and related areas. It has nine collections across these disciplines, with its core collections of Business, Management & Strategy and Marketing seeing an additional 13 and five journals added respectively. The more interdisciplinary nature of research and the AJG is reflected in the additions made to the Operations, Logistics & Quality collection (two titles) and Information & Knowledge Management collection (two titles).

Tony Roche, Director of Publishing & Strategic Relationships at Emerald, said: “We are delighted with the performance of Emerald journals as reported by the 2018 CABS Academic Journal Guide.  

“The results of the evaluation underline the quality standards which remain central to our author and community strategy. 

“As we look forward, we see a wider portfolio of metrics and assessments emerging, against which research quality will be measured. Our focus remains on helping authors to tell the story of their research to maximize their real world impact. Quality indicators such as CABS Academic Journal Guide form part of the picture for our communities, particularly across business and management.”

The Association of Business Schools’ Academic Journal Guide 2015 assessed the quality of 1,401 business and management publications worldwide, based on citation scores and the judgements of leading researchers. In 2018, the Guide assessed 1,582 (a 13% increase on 2015).

It is designed to help academics to make decisions about where they should seek to have their work published and to help deans to evaluate performance.

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