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Appears in Collections:Accounting and Finance Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: A new method for ranking academic journals in accounting and finance
Author(s): Beattie, Vivien
Goodacre, Alan
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Keywords: journal quality
journal rankings
RAE 2001
Issue Date: 2006
Date Deposited: 11-Feb-2013
Citation: Beattie V & Goodacre A (2006) A new method for ranking academic journals in accounting and finance. Accounting and Business Research, 36 (2), pp. 65-91.
Abstract: 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.
DOI Link: 10.1080/00014788.2006.9730011
Rights: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Accounting and Business Research, Volume 36, Issue 2, 2006, pp. 65-91, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at:

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