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Rankings of Academic Journals in Accounting, Finance, and Information System Perception from the College Chairpersons

International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 66-105, 2009

40 Pages Posted: 16 Oct 2010  

Ji Wu

Institute for Financial and Accounting Studies

Qian Hao

Wilkes University

Michelle Y.M. Yao

Tulane University

Date Written: March 23, 2009

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is report the importance of research publications for the tenure promotion and for faculty in accounting, finance, and information system (IS) areas, developing valid criteria for the assessment of quality in related journals is necessary.

Design/methodology/approach – Existing rankings are usually based on a survey among faculty members, while ignoring the chairs’ critical role in tenure evaluation. This paper uses department chairs’ responses to a survey asking to assess relative journal quality, and hence provides quantitative standards to measure research productivity. The rankings are primarily obtained by the familiarity-rank position index method. Different sets of rankings for the decision-makers in universities, with various requirements for research are provide.

Findings – It is found that the rankings in accounting and finance areas are consistent with the prior research, but the rankings in the IS have changed significantly. This difference to the rapid growth in the field of IS is attributed. The robustness check also corroborates the ranking lists.

Originality/value – In addition, this paper reports not only a comprehensive ranking list including most journals in accounting, finance, and IS areas, but also separate rankings in each field.

Keywords: Publications, Research, Accounting, Finance, Information Systems

Suggested Citation

Wu, Ji and Hao, Qian and Yao, Michelle Y.M., Rankings of Academic Journals in Accounting, Finance, and Information System Perception from the College Chairpersons (March 23, 2009). International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 66-105, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1693112

Ji Wu (Contact Author)

Institute for Financial and Accounting Studies ( email )

422 Siming South Road
Xiamen, Fujian 361005
China
+8613901144054 (Phone)

Qian Hao

Wilkes University ( email )

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
United States

Michelle Y.M. Yao

Tulane University ( email )

6823 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

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