Journal Quality List

Journal Quality List

The Journal Quality List is a collation of journal rankings from a variety of sources, published as a table, in order to aid academics target papers at journals of an appropriate standard.

It was created by Anne-Will Harzing, Professor in International Management and former Associate Dean Research at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

The Journal Quality List includes academic journals in areas of: Economics, Finance, Accounting, Management, and Marketing, and ranks each journal according to its perceived credibility to each academic institution.

Where available, the rankings for each journal  are included from the following instititutions, amongst others:

  • HEC Paris 2011

  • AERES (Agence d’évaluation de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur) 2012

  • Financial Times 45 Ranking 2010

  • FNEGE (Foundation National pour l’Enseignement de la Gestion des Entreprises) 2013

  • ESSEC Business School Paris 2013

  • Erasmus Research Institute of Management Journals Listing 2012

  • Cranfield University School of Management 2012

  • University of Queensland 2011 (combined UQ and ERA ranking)

  • Danish Ministry ranking 2011

  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 2011

  • British Association of Business Schools (ABS) Ranking 2010

  • European Journal of Information Systems 2007 (with and without CI)

  • Hong Kong Baptist University School of Business 2005

  • British Journal of Management 2004

  • Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

The list presents the title of each academic journal, and its ranking according to each of its participating institutions, including its relevant scale.

For example, ‘Electronic markets’ journal obtained a ‘B’ rank, according to the HEC 2011 scale of A-C+, whereas it obtained a ‘1’ rating according to the Cranfield 2012 1-4 scale.

The full list can be viewed here in PDF format

Use Journal Citation Reports to calculate the impact factor of more than 7,500 academic journals.

Use Journal Citation Reports to calculate the impact factor of more than 7,500 academic journals.

To perform a search for citation reports from a specific journal, visit Journal Citation Reports and type the journal title you wish to search for.
You will be presented with a summary for that journal, including citations, impact factor, 5 year impact factor, amongst other metrics.


Journal Impact Factors can be questioned due to:

  • An anglo-american linguistic bias

  • Field dependency – only citations within the same academic field are considered in calculation

  • Articles gaining prestige from higher recognized journals contributing to a “Matthew effect” – popular journals are read more frequently and are more frequently cited. Their articles being more frequently read – a vicious circle which means that prestigious journals obtain a greater following at the expense of smaller ones

  • Other articles using incorrect or incomplete citations not being added to the citation count

  • Data manipulation – articles published at the beginning of the year have a longer time period in which to be read and or cited than those published later on in the year. As only the calendar year is used in calculation, this bias is not represented in calculation

For more details, see this article from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Are you interested in Data Analysis?

Are you interested in Data Analysis?

Computing for Data Analysis programming course on Coursera

 The Computing for Data Analysis course aims to increase understanding of fundamental computing skills necessary for effective data analysis.

It will cover programming in R – a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics and the use of R for reading data, writing functions, making informative graphs, and applying modern statistical methods.

When? January 6 2014
Duration? 4 weeks
Workload? 3-5 hours/week,

This course will be taught in English, by Roger D. Peng from John Hopkins University

Some familiarity with programming concepts will be useful as well basic knowledge of statistical reasoning. At Johns Hopkins, this course is taken by first-year graduate students in Biostatistics.

For more course information,  click here

New service on offer: Multi-Source search of HEC classified journals

New service on offer: Multi-Source search of HEC classified journals

 Which journals classified by HEC (A, B +, B or C) dealt with the subjects “Earnings Management” or “Financial Distress” the most over the last 10 years?

Which journals have published the most authors from HEC Paris?

If you want the answers to this type of question, ask the library for the answer!

We have implemented a multi source search of all journals ranked by HEC, across a wide range of research fields. The results will be presented in the form of an excel file containing the relevant algorithm results from Ebsco and will be sortable by many fields (name of journal, author, letter from HEC ranking …).

In addition, each article posted contains links to the full text, with remote access

Contact us for more details.

How to get the list of the 50 biggest companies of a given country ?

Process shown from the Orbis database

Orbis gives access to accounts for about 80 million listed and unlisted companies around the world.

Note: this database is not available remotely


1. Select listed companies


2. Tick « Publicly listed companies » then click on OK




3. Add the location


For Example « United Kingdom »




4. In « Financial data », select « Key financials »



5. In « Top/quartile » field, choose « Top 50 », click on OK



6. View list of results gives access to the following table




How is the Journal Impact Factor calculated?

 How is the Journal Impact Factor calculated?

The Journal Impact Factor assesses journals catalogued within Thomson Reuters ‘Web of Knowledge’. It is a measure of how often an article in a particular journal has been cited, on average, per year, therefore giving the journal’s relative influence or impact compared to journals in the same area.

The Impact Factor (IF) is based on the number of citations (A) in the current year, compared with items published in the previous 2 years, and the number of articles (B) published in the same two years:

This calculation is repeated each year, so that the changing impact factor for a journal can be observed over time

New Features available in Web of Knowledge

New Features available in Web of Knowledge

Thomson Reuters has added new features to its ”Web of Knowledge ” section of  the Web of Science service, including :

·         Search assistance: “Did you mean?” function that suggests alternative search terms and an ”auto-suggest feature

·         More efficient workflows for exporting records

·         Enhanced Endnote storage via – 2GB file storage and 50,000 references

·         Addition of Spanish and Portuguese language search interface

For more information, view this short video clip

Or ask for help from the library

Ever wondered how to…

Ever wondered how to…
Cite a tweet ?

Say you’re writing a paper on the use of social media. How do you cite the tweets you’ll be referencing?

The Modern Language Association has a straightforward formula that ends with “Tweet.”

Last name, First name (User Name).
“The complete tweet.” Date, Time. Tweet

Want an even easier way ?


By simply copying the Tweet URL into its field and clicking “convert”. This online tool creates an MLA format citation for use in your text editor.