Faculty Perceptions and Readership Patterns of Accounting Journals: A Global View

22 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2002  

Apostolos Ballas

Athens University of Economics and Business - Department of Accounting and Finance

Vasilis Theoharakis

ALBA Graduate Business School; Aston University - Marketing Group

Date Written: June 30, 2002

Abstract

The increased emphasis on the publication requirements for accounting academics in recent years has made the quality of academic journals a frequently debated issue. Perhaps many of the debates that arise between academic researchers on the issue of journal quality may be due to differences in perspective. Given that one's perspective may depend on a number of factors such as their geographic location, research interests, or academic rank, this study examines how such factors effect journal perceptions among accounting faculty. Based on an online survey, we examine the journal quality perceptions and readership patterns of a worldwide sample of 1,231 accounting academics. The perceived quality of journals is measured across a number of dimensions including journal popularity, average rank position, percent of respondents who classify a journal as top tier, and readership. In addition to providing alternative measures of journal quality across a large worldwide sample, this study contributes by demonstrating that significant variations exist in the ranking and readership of journals, depending on the respondents' geographic origin, research interests, seniority and journal affiliation.

JEL Classification: M40

Suggested Citation

Ballas, Apostolos and Theoharakis, Vasilis, Faculty Perceptions and Readership Patterns of Accounting Journals: A Global View (June 30, 2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=319226 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.319226

Apostolos A. Ballas (Contact Author)

Athens University of Economics and Business - Department of Accounting and Finance ( email )

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Vasilis Theoharakis

ALBA Graduate Business School ( email )

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Greece
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+30 210 896 4737 (Fax)

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Aston University - Marketing Group ( email )

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United Kingdom

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