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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

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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.