Picture of a sphere with binary code

Making Strathclyde research discoverable to the world...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. It exposes Strathclyde's world leading Open Access research to many of the world's leading resource discovery tools, and from there onto the screens of researchers around the world.

Explore Strathclyde Open Access research content

The use and abuse of journal quality lists

Rowlinson, M. and Harvey, C. and Kelly, A. and Morris, H. (2011) The use and abuse of journal quality lists. Organization, 18 (4). pp. 443-446. ISSN 1350-5084

Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)

Abstract

The ABS list is one of the most widely used journal quality lists available. It is pluralistic and comprehensive, and is widely seen as capturing the consensus in relation to journal ratings. As editors of the ABS list we are concerned at recent calls for a moratorium, or even the abolition of journal quality lists. These calls reinforce the elitist view that the tacit knowledge of where to publish should not be made explicit in lists.